Weekly WISPPA Newsletter December 19, 2018

Calendar of Events in South Pasadena put together by Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action

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Next WISPPA meeting: JANUARY 12 at 9:30. (Come at 9:00 a.m. for conversation and refreshments) Be sure to join us on the 2nd Saturday of January for a conversation with the South Pasadena City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe. 
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!
  • Join fellow WISPPA members at the SPTOR Crunch Party 2018 on Saturday, December 29 at 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. You can buy your tickets at the door or visit SPTOR site souvenir booth for $50/ticket. If you would like to sit with WISPPA members, please respond to this email and let us know so that Bianca Richards and Dollie Chapman, who will be coordinating this for the WISPPA group, will know how many seats/tables to reserve.
  • Spark of Love Toy Drive Fund Now through Sunday, December 24, 2018. The South Pasadena Fire Department, in cooperation with ABC7, CVS Drugstores and other south-land Fire Departments, is collecting toys for the annual “Spark of Love” Toy Drive. The toy drive provides toys and sports equipment this holiday season for children who would otherwise go without. Now through December 24th, you can make a difference in a child’s life by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy or sports equipment at designated collection boxes. These boxes are located in the lobbies of South Pasadena City Hall, Police Department, and Fire Department.
  • Homeless Count – join thousands of volunteers to donate 4 hours on one night of a 3 night count of homeless residents in LA County. The annual homelessness count is a huge community undertaking. Every year, a census of the homeless population is taken through the Greater Los Angeles Area. The Count helps better understand homelessness in our region and direct resources where they’re needed most. At least 8,000 volunteers to canvas more than 80 cities and 200 communities across LA County. You can now register for the Count, which will take place January 22-24: Click here for more info or to sign up.
LIST OF EVENTS: Go to http://www.wisppa.org/upcoming-events.html for 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
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
Mosaic Presents Film Screening: ELF Saturday, December 22 at 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Location: Rialto Theater Click here for tickets.
SPTOR Crunch Party 2018 on Saturday, December 29 at 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. You can buy your tickets at the door or visit SPTOR site sourvenir booth for $50/ticket. For more info, go to http://www.sptor.org/crunchparty.html
Otter Story Hour A live storytelling event held in the basement of a pub, Griffins of Kinsale, from 7 to 9 pm usually on the first Monday of the month. Visit the website and our Facebook page Our Otter storytellers pull up meaningful experiences from the depths of their lives, crack them open on their heart to expose what is tender and get them off their chest. When they do this we are all nourished, strengthened, enlivened. They re-mind us what we love about life. We can’t help watching.
Chutes & Ladders: Terry Braunstein Artist Talk: Through January 4, 2019 SPARC Gallery @ Chamber of Commerce This exhibition consists of 12 assemblages by Long Beach multi-media and photo-montage artist Terry Braunstein. Braunstein is a philosopher as well as an artist — her creative weave of archetypes and ancient myths coupled with modern images found in the contemporary magazines, gives us profound insight. Her creative juxtapositions are often surprising and even humorous, reflecting how our own private, mundane world is connected to all of humanity, and how our life passages and experiences reflect universal themes.
The Community Services Department is hosting the fourth annual Snow Day event on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Garfield Park, 1000 Park Avenue. There will be sled runs, a snow play area, a sled area for younger kids as well as a Tot Land area. Refreshments will be sold on site. Wristbands vouchers may be purchased here , pre-sale tickets are $10, and $15 the day of the event. There will be 4-45 minute sessions starting at 10:00 a.m., which can be selected online at the time of purchase. Each wristband is good for 45 minutes of access
to snow play and sled runs. For further questions, contact the Recreation Office at (626) 403-7380. We look forward to seeing you there, and please remember to bring your scarves and mittens! Additional waiver may be required to sign the day of event.
3rd Annual Women’s March on January 19th from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m Pershing Square – Downtown LA• 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles For more info, click here.
For the Love of Chocolate Saturday, February 2 at 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena. Dinner, entertainment, prizes, auction, and chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate! 1424 Fremont.
ShopTalk Breakfast! Tuesday, February 5 at 8:00 a.m. Featuring a speaker on a topic of interest to small business. Come by for a delicious breakfast and a chance to meet some other local business people. You’ll leave by 9 with some insights and hints you can use for the benefit of your business Carrow’s Restaurant RSVP: call 626.441.2339.$13 for Chamber members/$18 for non-members, breakfast included.