Weekly WISPPA Newsletter October 10, 2018

Events In South Pasadena and surrounding areas

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Next meeting is Saturday, November 3 9:00 a.m. Conversation and refreshments: 9:30 a.mmeeting. This will be a business meeting only with commission and city council reports, our board election, and a chance to meet Brian Zolinsky, the new interim South Pasadena Police Chief. Because we will not have a speaker, this will be a chance for our membership to share their thoughts and ideas for next year. For more info about WISPPA, go to our webpage.This is the last meeting of the year so be sure to come and connect with fellow WISPPA members.
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!
  • New Member: WISPPA welcomes Cynthia Erland!
  • Meeting last Saturday WISPPA thanks Felicia Williams and Marna Cornell of the the League of Women Voters – Pasadena Area for presenting Pros and Cons of the California State Propositions at our meeting last Saturday. To see pictures, go to our meeting page on our website.
  • The election is less than 4 weeks away. The WISPPA website has a page exclusively devoted to links to resources available to the public to help navigate issues, evaluate ballot propositions and learn about candidates, etc. Check it out here.
  • Senator Portantino is seeking nominations for the Women in Business Awards. If you would like to nominate someone, click here for the nomination form. 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, will be the keynote speaker at his Women in Business Awards Luncheon on December 4
  • SIGN UP for No on UUT Phone Banking WE ARE IN THE FINAL MONTH & NEED HELP. There will be wine, snacks,scripts to make it very easy to do. Come even if you can only give 30 minutes of your time! Sign up here (Tues, Wed, and Thurs every week through October 30).
  • Donate or put a sign in your yard for No on UUT. Click here to go to the No on Measure N website.
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
Securing Transportation Growth Opportunities in Regional Transportation Projects Thursday, October 11 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Chris Holden, As Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Regional Transportation Solutions, invites you an informational hearing to discuss and address timely transportation issues for the region and state. State government officials and experts will discuss how we can secure transportation growth opportunities for current and future transportation projects. This hearing will bring stakeholders and the public together to lay the groundwork for solutions at both the local and statewide levels.Click here to RSVP. For further information please contact my office at (626) 351-1917 or at Assemblymember.Holden@assembly.ca.gov. Rancho Cucamonga Council Chambers 10500 Civic Center Dr. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Flu Shot Clinic Thursday, October 11 at 4:30 – 6:00 or while supplies last! South Pasadena Farmer’s Market 913 Meridian. IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS FOR FLU SHOT CLINIC • Vaccines are for adults aged 18 years and over, and children aged 9-17 years with parent/guardian present for consent • No allergy to eggs or previous influenza vaccine • No history of Guillain-Barre syndrome • No serious illness or fever on day of vaccination. Free! Courtesy of Huntington Memorial Hospital.
Dumpster and Donation Day Saturday, October 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Arroyo Drive South of Mission Street. Residents are welcome to dispose of large items. Items for donation accepted by “Acts Thrift”. No hazardous waste accepted but electronic waste is ok. Seniors qualify for home pick up – contact senior services 626-403-7360. For more information, contact Athens Services at 888-336-6100.
WaterFest Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Each Fall, Upper District partners with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation to host WaterFest. WaterFest is a community outreach event focused on educating residents on water conservation and environmental stewardship. Waterfest additionally consists of cheer competition for the LA County Parks and Recreation Department’s cheerleading teams. Click here for a flyer of this year’s WaterFest. Arcadia County Park 405 S. Santa Anita, Arcadia.
Moon Festival Saturday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – outside activities 1:00 to 3:00 – indoor festivities Food, Contests, Entertainment, Arts and Crafts at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena, CA 91030
NWPC Campaign Toolkit Saturday, October 13 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM National Women’s Political Caucus, Greater Pasadena Area is proud to present Campaign Toolkit A workshop designed to assist women candidates.
★ Making an Impression
★ Presenting a Compelling Introduction Speech, Branding Yourself
★ Preparing for a Candidate Forum/Debate
★ Harnessing and Maximizing Social Media
★ Using Voter Lists
Foothill Unity Center, Conference Room 790 W. Chestnut Ave Monrovia, CA 91016. Click here to RSVP.
Restoration Concert Sunday, October 14 @ 4:00pm New Hollywood String Quartet – Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Walton. Library Community Room 1115 El Centro St. $20 at the door
Fall Arts Crawl Saturday, October 20, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m Look around South Pasadena and it’s evident that autumn has arrived. School is back in full swing, stores are carrying sweaters, scarves and jackets, and the empty lot at Fremont and Mission is getting ready to become the pumpkin patch! Mark your calendars and plan to shop, eat and “do” in South Pasadena. More information coming soon!
Carnegie Observatory open house Sunday, Oct. 14th from 2-5 pm. Join us for an afternoon of discovery as we explore the past, present and future of astronomy at the Carnegie Observatories.If you have kids, I’d recommend you get there right when it starts. We have a planetarium show that is first come, first serve. Last year, all the tickets were gone by 2:30. Click here for more info.
Healthy Happy Halloween Hoedown at South Pasadena Farmers’ Market Thursday, October 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. Trick-or-Treat: Many of our farmers and vendors will be decorated for our family friendly Market, and will have special treats! Look for signs that will be displayed on the booths of participating vendors. The South Pasadena Farmers’ Market is located on Meridian Avenue and El Centro Street.
Halloween Spooktacular Friday, October 26 at from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The event will be located at Orange Grove Park, 815 Mission Street, South Pasadena. Join us for games, arts & crafts, music, inflatables, and more! Make sure to bring a monstrous appetite, there will be plenty of food available for purchase. Make sure to bring the whole family, this event is free! Pre-registration is not required. For more information, please contact the Recreation Office (815 Mission Street) at (626) 403-7380.
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.
ShopTalk Breakfast! Tuesday, November 6 at 8:00 to 9:15 a.m. Join us each month for our ShopTalk Breakfast! 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 businessCarrow’s Restaurant RSVP $13 for Chamber members/$18 for non-members, breakfast included. To RSVP, email info@southpasadena.net.
How to Understand and Lead Effective Boards. Wednesday, November 7, 8:30 – 10 am. The Pasadena Executive Roundtable will host Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits, to discuss an unconventional view of how to understand and lead effective boards. Is asking a group of busy people to give their time, talent and treasure simply unrealistic for the 21st century? What does volunteer governance mean and why do so many nonprofits struggle to create and maintain effective boards? How do we cultivate leadership that is engaged not only in organizations, but are advocates for causes, communities and social change? Join us for a visionary discussion on boards and how they affect the future of the nonprofit sector. Click here to register. The Pasadena Senior Center’s Scott Pavilion, 85 East Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
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
SPARC Gallery “Sara, Mary Kori, Tom, Emma A series of Portraits by Ken Fandell. Through November 9 For more info on the exhibit, go to www.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.
Registration for the 2019 Earthquake Brace+Bolt (EBB) program will be open Through 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 Codes to see where the 2019 EBB program has expanded. For more information click here.
LA County Women’s Leadership Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center on November 29 are now open. Details here.
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 am at 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.