Next meeting is Saturday, November 3 9:00 a.m. Conversation and refreshments: 9:30 a.m. meeting. This will be a business meeting only with commission and city council reports, our board election, and a chance to meet Brian Solinsky, 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!
- The election is less than 3 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. Sally Kilby shared a list of ballot proposition recommendations from a variety of organizations which is now included on our voter page.
- WISPPA member and founder Ellen Daigle will be keeping her business open on October 20 during the Fall Arts Crawl. She is asking for some volunteers to talk to people about going out to vote and making sure they are registered since the voter registration deadline is October 22. If you are interested in helping out, please respond to this email and I will make sure Ellen gets it.
- SIGN UP for No on UUT Phone Banking WE ARE IN THE FINAL WEEKS & 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
Library Honors Ray Bradbury with Free Screening of “It Came From Outer Space” Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room 1115 El Centro. For more info, click here.
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
Beauty and the Beast Jr. Presented by Young Stars Theatre October 19 through 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/ .
The grand opening celebration of the Arroyo Seco Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail on Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m. The celebration will take place along the bike trail near the Golf Course restaurant, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena. We will recognize our funding partners and other contributors as we mark the occasion with a short ceremony.
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!
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.
Women in Leadership Vital Voices Executive Forum Luncheon Friday, October 26 11:00 a.m. Updates on Getting out the Vote. Pasadena Woman’s Club. Cost: $55. For more info, click here.
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.
Restoration Concert Sunday, November 4 @ 4:00pm Oboist Phil Ayling and Friends 100 Years of Hollywood Film Library Community Room 1115 El Centro St. $20 at the door
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.