Weekly WISPPA Newsletter October 3, 2018

South Pasadena Calendar of Events

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Next meeting is this Saturday, October 6. Felicia Williams and Marna Cornell from the League of Women Voters will be presenting “Just the Facts -The Pros and Cons of the California State Propositions” on the November ballot. There will be no business meeting – just the presentation. Be sure to invite friends and neighbors! Please note the new times: 9:00 a.m. Conversation and refreshments: 9:30 a.mmeeting For more info on our speakers, go to our WISPPA meeting webpage.
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 Candidate Forum that WISPPA cosponsored with the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce last Monday night was a great success. Thank you WISPPA members for coming out and supporting us & helping at this important event. To see pictures, go to our webpage: http://www.wisppa.org/forums—workshops.html
  • Many thanks to the WISPPA members who came out to phone bank for the UUT: Diana Mahmud, Lela Bissner, Lissa Reynolds, Jon Primuth, & Ellen Wood. Also thanks to those members who signed up for future dates: Bianca Richards, Barbara Sinclair. THE UUT COMMITTEE STILL NEEDS OUR HELP. (WISPPA has endorsed No on Measure N.)
    • SIGN UP for Phone Banking 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. Click here to go to the No on Measure N website.
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.


What To Do About Mom (or Dad)? Wednesday, October 3 at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come and learn how to help and protect your aging parents. South Pasadena Library Community Room 1115 El Centro. Hosted by the South Pasadena Senior Center.
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
Allensworth Band to Perform Free “Harvest Concert” Thursday, October 4th at 5:30 pm The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) in partnership with the South Pasadena Public Library, Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission with extra special thanks to 210eastsound, is presenting its free 8th Annual Concert in Library Park at 1115 El Centro Street adjacent to the Farmers’ Market. ” For more info, go to Harvest Concert
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
ASID Pasadena Home & Garden Tour October 7th, 10:00am – 4:00pm The semi-guided tour will give design enthusiasts a glimpse into Pasadena’s rich culture, showcasing three diverse home and garden styles. A personal take on a designer showcase house, this tour takes you inside real properties throughout Pasadena and South Pasadena. Plus, a pop-up market dubbed First Stop, will feature local shops, food trucks, designers’ vendors, and free design consultations. Your first stop is at 1020 El Centro St. in South Pasadena! Buy your tickets here!   PRICE Non-Member: $40
Art/work/place Fund Raiser Sunday, October 7 During this day only, you will have a chance to experience an art/work/place Introductory Lesson for a minimum donation of $10, with all proceeds going towards funding the amazing programs that the Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles provides locally and across the globe. Classes will run at 9:00AM, 10:30AM, 12:00PM, 1:30PM and 3:00PM and are available for children ages 3 to 18.
To register, visit this link: http://www.myartworkplace.com/givetake-event
Otter Story Hour on Monday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. The show will be all women storytellers …..including: Erica Gerard, Eno Inwek, Julietta Gilbert, Heidi Koling, Robin Reiser, Nicole Scipione with guest host, Meredith McDaniel. Live storytelling event held in the basement of a pub, Griffins of Kinsale. “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”. visit the website and our Facebook page
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.
The 15th annual Walk or Bike To School Day on Wednesday, October 10th at the three elementary schools as well as the middle school. South Pasadena Youth Commissioners will be at the schools handing prizes to those who walk or bike to school. Our local Police & Fire Department personnel will be on-site as well. For more information, contact the Recreation Division 626-403-7380.
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
Registration for the 2019 Earthquake Brace+Bolt (EBB) program will be open October 9 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.
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.
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.
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.
LA County Women’s Leadership Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center on November 29 are now open.Details here.
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.