Weekly WISPPA Newsletter | Week of June 27, 2018

No WISPPA meeting in July or August. Mark your calendars - next meeting Saturday, September 8th (2nd Saturday).

WISPPA IS MARCHING IN THE FESTIVAL OF BALLOONS PARADE ON JULY 4TH. MEMBERS, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS – PLEASE JOIN US! This is a great opportunity for the community to see who we are and to get our name out there. Meet us no later than 10:45 where the parade starts at the Library Community Center. Contact Bianca Richards at bxrichards@ gmail.com for details.

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 South Pasadena Review and The South Pasadenan both had articles about our cocktail party this week. Check them out! Click here for South Pasadena Review. Click here for South Pasadenan.
  • South Pasadena Citizens Group Ban Together to Protect the UUT – Click here to see the article in the South Pasadena Review.

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 calendarsChamber of Commerce, The City of South Pas, and The Senior Center classes and programs.

Magic Show at the Library Wednesday June 27 at 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Magic Wayne will engage families with his dazzling prestidigitation and light-hearted humor. Magic Wayne’s website is at www.magicwayne.com. Special weekly events are scheduled each Wednesday at 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm , from June 20th through August 1st, in the Library Community Room. Families are welcome at these free events which are sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library. Cost: free; Location: Library Community Room 1115 El Centro Street.

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

Shop and Eat Like A French Chef -Farmers’ Market Tour and Tasting with Chef Bruno Every Thursday at 4:30 pm $45 per person, visit BistrodelaGare.com to RSVP. Take a 30-minute shopping tour with Chef Bruno Morin as he guides you through the South Pasadena Farmer’s Market. He will educate and show you how to pick the best produce and seasonal ingredients Provence-style. After the tour, take a seat at the Chef’s table where you’ll enjoy a sampling of hors d’oeuvres and a farm-to-table Pissaladière (French Pizza). Taste your selection of of three wine samples to pair with the meal. Advanced reservation and pre-payment is required in order to attend. PS. Please bring your shopping list and appetites!

Women’s Roundtable Salon – Gun Violence – What We Can Do About It Thursday June 28 at 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Speaker: Margot Bennett, Executive Director of Women Against Gun Violence Guests are invited to attend the WCC Member Mixer afterward to enjoy a $15 dinner buffet and no-host bar. Women’s City Club RSVP 626-796-0560 160 N. Oakland (Parking entrance on Madison).

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

Shelley Stephens Art Opening Saturday, June 30 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the SPARC Gallery @ the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.

Concerts in the Park Sundays July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Join us and your community for sweet tunes and good times. Food will be available for purchase or you can bring your own picnic. This event is free. ​ Garfield Park 1000 Park Avenue For more info, click here.

California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition. Laurie Hendrick’s piece, “Caffe Vicolo del Cinque” will be on display at the 107th annual Gold Exhibition Show at the Natural History Museum Los Angeles from June 10 – July 1, 2018. Collector’s Preview – Saturday, June 9th 5:30 to 7:00 PM Artist’s Gala Reception – Saturday June 9th 7:00 PM For more info, click here.

ShopTalk Breakfast! Tuesday, July 3 at 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m “Small Business Development Center: Did You Know…?” Donald Loewel, Interim Director Come meet the new Director of the Pasadena SBDC and hear about their efforts to help business thrive.​ Come by for a delicious breakfast and a chance to meet some other local business people. Mike & Anne’s Restaurant RSVP: 626.441.2339 $13 for Chamber members/$18 for non-members, breakfast included

Join WISPPA in the Festival of Balloons parade Wednesday, July 4 Meet at 1115 Oxley Street before 10:45 a.m.

JULY 4TH City Celebrations – Festival of Balloons July 4th Click here for details, locations, tickets, etc.

  • Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m
  • Parade opening ceremony 10:30 a.m.
  • Parade starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Fireworks Show Time: 9:00 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

Art-in-the-Park with SPACE (South Pasadena Art Center) Wednesday July 11 at 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Artists from SPACE (South Pasadena Arts Center) will inspire children to use their imaginations to design their own creations in this hands-on Art-in-the-Park workshop. The SPACE website is at https://www.facebook.com/spaceartscenter/. Special weekly events are scheduled each Wednesday at 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm , from June 20th through August 1st, in the Library Community Room. Families are welcome at these free events which are sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library. Cost: free Location:Oxley Street side of Library Park 1100 Oxley Street

South Pasadena Farmers’ Market 19th Anniversary! Thursday, July 19 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Magic Show – 6:00 pm Featuring Harvey the Magician (and other surprises!) FREE! www.southpasadenafarmersmarket.org

SUMMER ARTS CRAWL! Saturday, July 21, 5 – 9 pm It’s the fun-filled Neighborhood-Night-on-the-Town Art, music, food, fun and friends Visit your fave shop, discover a new eatery, get creative, find the perfect gift Details are on SouthPasadena.net

Shakespeare in the Park July 19, 2018 Shakespeare by the Sea will be at Garfield Park for a performance of The Winter’s Tale. This event begins at 7:00 p.m., picnics are welcome. Remember to bring blankets and/ or low sitting chairs. Garfield Park 1000 Park Avenue For more information, please contact the Recreation Office – 626-403-7380

Shakespeare in the Park August 2, 2018 Shakespeare by the Sea will return to Garfield Park for a performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor. This event begins at 7:00 p.m., picnics are welcome. Remember to bring blankets and/or low sitting chairs. Garfield Park 1000 Park Avenue For more information, please contact the Recreation Office – 626-403-7380

League of Women Voters – Pasadena Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social Raffle and Silent Auction Sunday, August 5 at 3 pm – 5 pm Location: 65 South Grand Avenue (outdoor patio and the dining room) RSVP on our event page: https://lwv-pa.org/events/

Our National Night Out event will be held on Tuesday, August 7th at Orange Grove Park. Join us for inflatables, games, food, music and more! This event is designed to strengthen relationships in our community and continue to demonstrate relationships with public safety. Police and Fire Departments and various other city components.

Movie at the Park. On August 10th at 7:00, Movie begins 8:15pm (dusk) Featured movie Coco at Garfield Park. Movie will start at 8:15 p.m. Picnics are welcome, light refreshments will be sold.Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and low seat lawn chairs. For more information, please contact the Recreation Office – 626-403-7380 Garfield Park 1000 Park Avenue

CERT Basic Training  Registration Open – 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.

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