Weekly WISPPA Newsletter November 11, 2018

A list of Events in South Pasadena.

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There is no meeting in December. Stay tuned for information regarding our January meeting.
 
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!
  • A new WISPPA board was elected for 2019. WISPPA welcomes back board members Ellen Wood, Lela Bissner, Judith Harris, Dollie Chapman who are returning in the same positions of Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Membership Chair respectively. Our past president Janet Braun is sadly no longer on the board but this position is now replaced by Bianca Richards who served us so well as president for 2 years. Ellen Daigle will be our founding adviser this year. Betty Emirhanian is moving from Communications Chair to President. The Communications chair is vacant. MANY THANKS TO THESE WOMEN WHO DEVOTE SO MUCH OF THEIR TIME AND ENERGY TO WISPPA AND TO THE CITY AT LARGE.
  • The No On N prevailed – The UUT will NOT be repealed. The residents of South Pasadena voted to keep our quality of life. Thanks to our members who donated their time and money to this effort.
  • The City of South Pasadena will be hosting two community workshops and have launched an online survey to gather public input on the next leader for the South Pasadena Police Department. Community input gathered at the public meetings and online survey will be used to guide the recruitment and ultimate selection of the new chief. The City will launch its recruitment immediately following the Nov. 13 workshop and expects to have the new Chief named in February.
    • The first workshop will be Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. in the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St.
    • The second workshop will beTuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.at the South Pasadena Senior Center, 1102 Oxley St.
    • In addition to the workshops, the City has launched an online survey to gather community input. Please participate in the short survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YQFWNM2
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.

Selections of original scenes and songs from the play A Journey of Angels based on her book will be presented at a gala benefit on November 9th at 7 p.m. at the Crescenta Valley High School MacDonald Auditorium. There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door, and the proceeds will help fund a professional production.

For more information, go to http://asbarez.com/175970/selections-from-a-journey-of-angels-to-be-staged-at-crescenta-valley-high-school/

Finding and Fixing Leaks – Free Workshop Wednesday, November 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. South Pasadena Library Community Room 1115 El Centro, South Pasadena To reserve your space, email Valeria@usgvmwd.org at or call 626-443-228 
Wine and Song SeriesWednesdays 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/scheduleArroyo 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
South Pasadena High School presents “The Laramie Project” by Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project. Runs two weekends: Fri Nov 9th & Sat Nov 10th, 7pm, and Fri Nov 16th, Sat Nov 17th, 7pm and Sun Nov 18th at 2pm. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, a young, gay college student, on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. The fallout from Matt’s murder on his family, his friends, the local Laramie community, the national LGBTQ+ movement, and the country at large was profound and spawned countless songs, essays, films, and one seminal play: The Laramie Project. Location: The Little Theater, South Pasadena High School, 1401 Fremont Ave. South Pasadena. General Admission is $15. Tickets may be purchased online at sphsasb.org, in the SPHS student bank after noon, or in the SPHS Main Office.
SPARC Gallery “Sara, Mary Kori, Tom, Emma A series of Portraits by Ken Fandell. Through November 9 For more info on the exhibit, go towww.sopasartscouncil.org/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.

The City of South Pasadena will be hosting two community workshops and have launched an online survey to gather public input on the next leader for the South Pasadena Police Department. Community input gathered at the public meetings and online survey will be used to guide the recruitment and ultimate selection of the new chief. The City will launch its recruitment immediately following the Nov. 13 workshop and expects to have the new Chief named in February.

  • The first workshop will be Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. in the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St.
  • The second workshop will be Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the South Pasadena Senior Center, 1102 Oxley St.
  • In addition to the workshops, the City has launched an online survey to gather community input. Please participate in the short survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YQFWNM2
SPARC’s Opening of Three New Exhibitions at our New SPARC Gallery South Pasadena City Hall and SPARC Gallery South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6- 8pm SPARC is excited about our new partnership with the City of South Pasadena to include two exhibition spaces at City Hall for the displaying contemporary art.This first exhibition features two South Pasadena artists, Michael Provart, exhibiting his large scale paintings on the ground floor. and the photographs of South Pasadena by local artist Cyndi Bemel.Also we will be featuring the Collage work of renowned Long Beach artist, Terry Braunstein in the SPARC Gallery at the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Come by and check out the art, see friends and enjoy refreshments and drinks at both galleries.
Beauty and the Beast Jr. Presented by Young Stars TheatreThrough November 11 at the Fremont Centre Theatre. Beauty and the Beast JR. tells the story of Belle, an adventurous young girl, and the Beast, her hideous captor who is actually a young prince trapped under a spell. For more information, go to www.fremontcentretheatre.com/ .
Ron Koertge with Charles Harper Webb: Yellow Moving Van Tuesday, November 13, 2018 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.Ron Koertge’s Yellow Moving Van is a collection of relaxed and buoyant and sometimes very funny poems that address Desi & Lucy with the same courtesy as Walt Whitman. The author celebrates his roots in the Mid-West and a few pages later stops off in Transylvania. These poems like to sometimes embrace and sometimes confound expectations, and they all stand together as enemies of the murky and pompous. There is apparently no subject — Prometheus, a fifty foot woman, or Death himself — that is unwilling to fall under his spell. (University of Pittsburgh Press) . Event address: Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Boulevard Pasadena,
Registration for the 2019 Earthquake Brace+Bolt (EBB) program will be openThrough November 13, 2018.Applicants will be notified in early 2019 about acceptance into the program. If you haven’t retrofitted your house, you could receive up to $3,000 toward an EBB seismic retrofit. To qualify for reimbursement, a permit must not be issued or retrofit work started before being selected to participate. Check the list of neighborhoods and ZIP Codesto see where the 2019 EBB program has expanded. For more information click here.
In honor of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day in November, the South Pasadena Public Library is hosting Suicide Is Everyone’s Business: A Mother’s Grief Memoir and Suicide Prevention Awareness program onTuesday, November 13th at 7:00 p.min the Library Community Room located at 1115 El Centro Street. Former South Pasadena resident Susan Auerbach discusses her book about the aftermath of the suicide of her son, 21-year-old Noah Langholz. She bears witness to the devastation of traumatic grief for those left behind while offering insight and inspiration to help survivors heal and help others to understand their experience. She is joined by Sandri Kramer, a suicide prevention specialist, who shares information and tips on warning signs for suicide and how to help those who may be at risk. Books will be available for sale and signing after the event.
The Friends of the South Pasadena Library Holiday Book Sale! The Friends save up an amazing selection of giftable books for their huge annual sale. Open to the public Saturday, November 17, 10am-4:30pm and Sunday, November 18, 1-3pm in the Library Community Room. Friends members get first dibs at a special preview event (with free gift wrapping and refreshments) Friday, November 16, 6-7:30pm. Memberships available for purchase at the door! For more information about the Friends visit their website: http://www.friendsofsopaslibrary.org/
LA County Women’s Leadership Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center on November 29 are now open. Details here.
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 websiteand 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. 
Anthony Portantino’s 2018 Women in Business Legislative Update and Awards Luncheon,Tuesday, December 4, 2018 which will take place at the Castaway in Burbank. The Women in Business Legislative Update & Awards Luncheon was started by former State Senator Jack Scott while he served in the State Assembly and it has been an annual event passed down through State Legislators. The Women in Business Awards honor local women whose exceptional abilities have contributed to the economic vitality and diversity of the 25th Senate District. This year’s keynote speaker is Dee Dee Myers, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Warner Brothers, and the first woman in our nation’s history to be White House Press Secretary. For more information on our event, please contact the Senator’s District Director, Talin Mangioglu, at (818) 409-0400 or email at Talin.Mangioglu@sen.ca.gov.
Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9 am to 11 amat the War Memorial Building, 435 Fair Oaks Avenue. This event is fun for the entire family! Expect arts & crafts, fun, and a delicious breakfast. Parents, make sure to have your camera ready, Santa will be available for photos. Please plan to arrive early as doors will close at 9:30 am. Tickets are $15 per person, children under 2 are free. Register at the Recreation Division office, 815 Mission Street, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, or visit our website www.southpasadenaca.gov/recreation to register on-line. Spaces are limited and all sales are final.

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