Weekly WISPPA Newsletter 08/08/2018

WISPAA Newsletter Regarding South Pasadena Events

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Next meeting is on Saturday, September 8th (2nd Saturday). We are very pleased that our South Pasadena City Treasurer, Gary Pia, has agreed to come speak about the Utility User’s Tax Repeal. The repeal of this tax will be on the November ballot. Be sure to come to the meeting to find out what this is all about and how the possible repeal will affect our city.
INFORMATION OF INTEREST: Please note that all events listed in this newsletter are for informational purposes only. It does not imply endorsement or specific support by WISPPA, unless stated otherwise. To the best of our knowledge, the information contained in the newsletter is accurate and reliable as of the date of publication; however, we do not assume any liability whatsoever for the accuracy and completeness of the information. Please let us know if any corrections need to be made. Thank you!
  • Our wonderful Police Chief Art Miller is moving to Peoria, Arizona where he has accepted the position of Chief of Police. YOU ARE INVITED TO SAY THANK YOU AND WISH HIM WELL on Thursday, August 16, 2018 4 – 6 pm War Memorial Building 435 Fair Oaks Avenue South Pasadena. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. If you are able to attend, please RSVP to:
  • WISPPA Welcomes new Member Paul Kilian!
  • Save the Date: WISPPA Special Event – Behind the Scenes at the Pasadena Playhouse.CEO and Artistic Director Danny Feldman will be giving WISPPA members and their guests a look behind the scenes on September 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. (Refreshments will be served) There will also be an opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for the play that afternoon, Native Gardens, at a discounted rate of $40. Make a day of it with your fellow WISPPA members – morning tour, lunch, and then the afternoon play! Look for your invitation in your email in the next few days! WISPPA member Barbara Sinclair has kindly organized this event for us!
  • Incumbents, Challengers Pull Papers for City Offices. To read the South Pasadena Review article, click here. To read the article in the SouthPasadenan, click here.
LIST OF EVENTS: Go to http://www.wisppa.org/upcoming-events.htmfor the latest info and to access links to the various South Pas calendars: Chamber of Commerce, The City of South Pas, and The Senior Center classes and programs.


Wine and Song Series Wednesdays at 7pm – $15 table seating, $10 general admission. Arroyo Seco Grill has food, wine, and full bar. Or bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. Kitchen is open until 8:30. For more info, go to wineandsong.com/schedule Arroyo Seco Golf Course – 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena
Shop and Eat Like A French Chef -Farmers’ Market Tour and Tasting with Chef Bruno Every Thursday at 4:30 pm $45 per person,, visit BistrodelaGare.com to RSVP . Take a 30-minute shopping tour with Chef Bruno Morin as he guides you through the South Pasadena Farmer’s Market. He will educate and show you how to pick the best produce and seasonal ingredients Provence-style. After the tour, take a seat at the Chef’s table where you’ll enjoy a sampling of hors d’oeuvres and a farm-to-table Pissaladière (French Pizza). Taste your selection of of three wine samples to pair with the meal. Advanced reservation and pre-payment is required in order to attend. PS. Please bring your shopping list and appetites!
Jazz at the Blue Guitar – Thursdays at 7:30pm $15 table seating, $10 general admission. Arroyo Seco Grill has food, wine, and full bar. Or bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. Kitchen is open until 8:30. For more info, go to www.blueguitar.club Arroyo Seco Golf Course – 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena
World-renowned Venezuelan visual artist Nathaly Bonilla first solo exhibition “Empty Nest”Opening Reception August 10th at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The exhibition is based on a blend of portraits and natural environments inspired by personal stories shared by different people during Bonilla’s sessions as a tattoo artist. Sugermynt Gallery. Click here for more info.
A very special Film/Author Night screening of “The Disaster Artist,” the acclaimed 2017 comedy/drama will be presented in the Library Community Room on Friday, August 10 at 7 pm. The free event will also showcase Greg Sestero, the writer of the acclaimed book that was adapted into a Golden Globe-winning film. Greg’s 2013 memoir “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made” was published by Simon & Schuster and adapted into a Golden Globe-winning film by Warner Bros. It showcases an all-star cast including James Franco, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Sharon Stone, Bryan Cranston, and Alison Brie. The hilarious and heartfelt film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2018 Oscars. Free.
Movie at the Park. August 10th at 7:00, Movie begins 8:15pm (dusk) Featured movie Coco at Garfield Park. Movie will start at 8:15 p.m. Picnics are welcome, light refreshments will be sold.Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and low seat lawn chairs. For more information, please contact the Recreation Office – 626-403-7380 Garfield Park 1000 Park Avenue
The Music Man Presented by Young Stars Theatre August 10th-12th The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, and what happens next even Harold Hill couldn’t predict! Two weekends only. Click here for Tickets $25. Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena.

Farewell to our wonderful Police Chief Art Miller. YOU ARE INVITED TO SAY THANK YOU AND WISH HIM WELL on Thursday, August 16, 2018 4 – 6 pm War Memorial Building 435 Fair Oaks Avenue South Pasadena. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. If you are able to attend, please RSVP to:

Police Chief Miller is moving to Peoria, Arizona where he has accepted the position of Chief of Police

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MARY OF THE AVENUE – Fremont Centre Theatre August 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 Mary of the Avenue is a light-hearted, yet poignant original musical 30 years in the making! Set during winter in the heart of New York City, it follows Carrie, an eager and engaging young woman as she sets out from her Midwestern town to find her mother who, years before, left without notice. With some help from the press, she connects with Mary who is now homeless. Determined to bring her mom back home, Carrie begins to explore life on the streets, as Mary introduces her to a cast of colorful characters. Mary of the Avenue is timeless, and filled with a range of emotions. Mary of the Avenue just might be the best musical…to ever hit the streets! Click here for tickets.
Free Household Hazardous and E-Waste Recycling Event Saturday August 18 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM South Pasadena Unified School District Headquarters parking lot located at Diamond and Mission Street.
Bradfest II featuring Twanguero, Rose’s Pawn Shop + more Saturday August 25 at 5:00pm Twanguero and Rose’s Pawn Shop will ignite another magical evening in the Arroyo for the 2nd annual Bradfest (aka Summerfest). Also appearing will be I See Hawks in LA, Abby & the Myth, and the Pasadena Playboys. In addition to all the music on 2 stages from 5 to 10pm, there will be a song circle/acoustic jam near the 1st tee. Plenty of fun for the whole family including the par-3 golf course, mini-golf, driving range, and other activities. The Arroyo Seco Grill will be firing up the barbecue, in addition to their regular menu plus craft beer, special wine selections, and full bar. Click here for tickets.
SPARC Gallery Exhibition – Shelley Stephens – It’s About Time Exhibit: Through August 31, 2018 The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) is pleased to present the exhibition Shelley Stephens-It’s About Time at SPARC Gallery, located at the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce on Mission Street. MICRONAUT, an independent curatorial design firm in South Pasadena, has organized the exhibition.SPARC GALLERY @ South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce 1121 Mission Street South Pasadena, CA 91030. Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm or by appointment. Please call the Chamber to schedule your visit at (626) 441 2339.
South Pasadena Police and Fire Department Open House Sunday, September 16 at 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Cost: Free 1422 Mission Street
Cruz’n for Roses Classic Car Show Sunday, September 16 at 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Cost: Free Location: Mission Street Between Fair Oaks and Meridian, South Pasadena The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee invites you to their 14th annual Classic Car Show along legendary Route 66 (Mission Street). The show will feature hundreds of hot rods, custom cars, and classics, as well as a raffle, trophies, refreshments, food, exhibits, and vendors of all sorts. Car clubs and car enthusiasts are invited to join in the fun and display their cars. Independent judges will award trophies in all 18 car categories. For more information or to register your vehicle, visit www.sptor.org.
Congresswoman Judy Chu invites us to join her for her annual banquet on Monday, September 17 at Ocean Star Restaurant in Monterey Park. Since they expect to sell out, RSVP ASAP to Heather or Drew at rsvpforjudychu@gmail.com or call 310-477-8081 or go online.
SPARC gARTen pARTy Saturday, September 22 3:00 to 6:00 p.mHosted by Mary and Bill Urquhart. Food & Drink provided by Crossings and Griffins of Kinsdale.
CERT Basic Training  Oct 6, 13, 20, 8:00am to 1:00pm each day This 12 hour course teaches the CERT Basics including Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations, Search and Rescue, & Hazardous Materials. Must complete all 3 classes to graduate. In 95% of all emergencies, a neighbor, co-worker, or bystander is the first person at the scene of an emergency. Would you know what to do? – South Pasadena Fire Department (817 Mound Avenue, South Pasadena) – Please wear comfortable clothes (shorts OK) and sturdy shoes Register Here.