Next WISPPA Meeting: Saturday, March 3 at 9:00 . WISPPA will be presenting a panel “Addressing Homelessness in South Pasadena and Surrounding Communities.” Judy Harris of WISSPA will lead a panel discussion: 1) what is being done to address homelessness in South Pasadena and surrounding communities, 2) what plans to address homelessness in the community are in the works, 3) what residents can do to help address homelessness in our community. The panel will include the consultants and representatives from Holy Family Church’s St. Joseph Center, Union Station of Pasadena, and Friends in Deed of Pasadena. Also in attendance will be City of South Pasadena’s Sergeant Shannon Robledo, who created the Homeless Outreach Program (HOPE) that balances the needs of the homeless community with law enforcement. Come at 8:30 a.m. for refreshments & social time. at the Calvary Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall) 1050 Fremont Ave. For more info, go to http://www.wisppa.org/wisppa-meetings.html (Scroll down on page)
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ARTS CRAWL this Saturday, February 24 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. For more details, go to www.southpasadena.net.
Our very own Lissa Reynolds will be performing a Concert Reading of A WOMAN OF INDEPENDENT MEANS at 6:00 p.m. in the South Pasadena Community Room. There will also be a Talk Back with the Author Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey. Actress and WISPPA member Lissa Layng Reynolds performed the play, “A Woman of Independent Means” for a 6 month run at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena, before touring the show in the US and Canada. Lissa is pleased to have a chance to share one of her favorite novels in play form, and look forward to introducing Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey’s “A Woman Of Independent Means ” to a new generation of daughters and hope they will be inspired to read the novel which is full of riches beyond measure.
SPARC Spoken Word Event @ Hot Box Vintage and The South Pasadenan 1127 Mission Street There will be two one-hour performances featuring several poets and storytellers during the Arts Crawl. The first performance will begin at 7:00 pm and the second will follow at 8:30 pm The evening will be hosted by Carl Weintraub, a professional actor on TV and theater. Carl was the first recipient of the Los Angeles Pasa Award for life-time achievement in professional artistry in schools and was the first actual artist ever to receive the Los Angeles Music Center’s Bravo Award for achievement in arts education. Carl also founded We Tell Stories, a story-type theatre company that has been performing across America since 1981. Carl also co-produces and curates BackStory, a bi-monthly storytelling series at the Victory Theatre in Burbank. The list of performers include: Carl Weintraub, Kurt Stern, Dublin Galyean, Gordon Henderson, Laurie O’Brien, John Binder, Steven Gutierrez-Kovner, Natalie J Graham, Sara Borjas, Danielle Mitchell, Rick Leddy, La Poeta Violeta, and Imani Tolliver
Congratulations to WISPPA Member Kay Mouradian who is being honored with The Armenian Genocide Education Legacy Award at a luncheon on Saturday, February 24th. Congratulations Kay! For more info, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/353567911825291.
The next phase of the General Plan/Downtown Specific Plan Update has begun – If you missed the EIR Scoping meeting which was held on Monday, February 5, you still have an opportunity to weigh in on the issues you would like the EIR to address. Send in your concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org. by February 23rd 4:00. For more information and to review and comment on the working drafts portions of General Plan and Downtown Specific Plan at PlanSouthPasadena.org.
Reminder: Ballots asking registered voters to renew a parcel tax must be must be postmarked by Feb. 27 in order to be counted in the final vote.
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
Women’s Roundtable Discussion Homeless Women in Pasadena Thursday February 22nd, 5:30-6:30 pm featuring Sofia Herrera, Ph.D. Director, Office for Urban Initiatives and Research Assistant Professor/Graduate School of Psychology Fuller Theological Seminary The Women’s Roundtable is a collaboration among LWV-PA, Women’s City Club, and 50/50 Leadership. Held at the Women’s City Club each 4th Thursday, it includes a short presentation followed by group discussion and opportunities to take action. Everyone can participate in the Social Mixer that follows (appetizer buffet $10, open bar). Questions? (626) 796-0560 Please note: The Women’s City Club of Pasadena has a minimum dress code of business casual. RSVP Requested 160 N. Oakland Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101 (Free parking located off of Madison Avenue, second driveway south of Walnut Avenue)
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
Emily de Araújo Works on Paper Through February 23, 2018 For the works in this show, d’Araújo started with leftovers—projects she had abandoned or rejected earlier because they didn’t fit her vision for her work at the time. Her parameters were: don’t buy anything new, work with what you already have. As she worked toward this exhibition, she returned to old drawings and unfinished prints. Stencils and cut-outs, remainders from former collages were her starting points. Her techniques are a natural outgrowth of my printmaking roots, reminiscent of cut-outs of French modernist Henri Matisse. SPARC Gallery @ South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce 1121 Mission.
Toulouse Lautrec/Picasso Lecture Series Six Fridays February 23rd – March 30th 10 am – 12 noon In this six week session, Annalee Andres will explore two artists working at the turn of the century: Henri Toulouse Lautrec and Pablo Picasso and the work that they produced during a transformational time in their careers and the way in which their chosen cities informed their work. LOCATION: The South Pasadena Theatre Workshop, 1507 El Centro, South Pasadena, CA 91030. Park in the gravel lot in front of the theatre or street parking. COST: $145 for the six week course. For more info, contact Annalee at email@example.com
Paint and Pinot Step by step instruction, easy for any skill level Friday, February 23rd: 6pm – 8 All art materials and snacks are included, BYOB $35/person. SugarMynt Gallery 810 Meridian Ave South Pasadena. For more info, go to www.sugarmynt.com/paint-pinot
Winter Arts Crawl Saturday, February 24 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Artists and businesses team up to celebrate the winter season with the fun and family friendly “Neighborhood Night-on-the-Town” Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and produced by SPACE, the South Pasadena Arts Crawl welcomes people of all ages to this free event which offers gallery openings, art activities, live music, open houses, food and drink specials, and special events throughout the business district. There will be an Artisans’ Marketplace near the South Pasadena Historical Museum with artisans showcasing their unique, handcrafted wares. Mission Street, and adjacent blocks, will be abuzz with festivities for the event. The event kicks off Women’s History Month in March with the theme of “Bad Girls,” based on the book “Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World.” There will be an event map published in the South Pasadena Review (the official guide to the Arts Crawl!) on Friday, February 23, 2018 and more information can be found on the Chamber’s website at www.southpasadena.net. See you at the Crawl!
PCDA Russian Nights Event Saturday, February 24 at 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 4th Annual Russian-Themed Dinner & Chamber Music Concert, catered by Chef Claud Beltran of Bacchus’ Kitchen. All proceeds from the event helps children with autism and other developmental challenges and their families. For more info, visit www.pcdateam.org or contact Robert Bain at firstname.lastname@example.org
Toxic & Tainted Love Opening Reception On view through March 10th Join us for our Valentine Exhibition, Toxic & Tainted Love. Love can be as exciting & thrilling, as it is harmful and hurtful. It can create many high and low feelings, but most of all, an unforgettable memory. Curated by A. Huggard This exhibit features a broad range of mediums and styles that depict the danger and passion of the heart. Featuring Vakseen, L. Croskey, Lost Colours, DefectiveBarbie, Chris Lowail, My Wicked Eyes, Sahza Gazova, Jely, Brady Willmott, and Autumn Armstrong. Sugar Mynt Gallery · 810 Meridian Ave · South Pasadena
Jonathon Sadler Gallery Opening Reception -Saturday, February 24 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location SPARC Gallery @ the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.
Restoration Concert presenting Los Angeles Piano Sextet Sunday February 25 at 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 Program: Mozart, Poulenc and Thuille. Susan Greenberg, Flute; Michele Zukovsky, Clarinet; Jennifer Johnson Cullinan, Oboe; Judith Farmer, Bassoon; Amy Jo Rhine, Horn; Bernadene Blaha, Piano. Net proceeds are used for the continued enhancement of the Community Room and the Library. Library Community Room 1115 El Centro St. $20 at the door. Additional info 626-799-6333
NWPC Greater Pasadena -Rebecca Hill, candidate for Congress in CA District 25, and PCC’s Dean of Student Life, Rebecca Cobb, will speak. Monday, February 26 at 6 p.m. Business meeting from 6-7 p.m. From 7-8 p.m. Location: in the Barrymore Room at Dupar’s Restaurant. Rebecca Cobb, Dean of Student Life at Pasadena City College. Rebecca prepares student leaders for legislative advocacy visits, including leading student government, Voter Registration Advocacy, Civic Engagement and Lobby Fee Fund Activities. Katie Hill is running for Congress to represent CA-25. Prior to running for Congress, Ms. Hill was the Executive Director and Deputy CEO of PATH, a not-for-profit corporation with the mission to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities across California.
Women in Leadership Vital Voices luncheon on Tuesday, February 27. . Check-in at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and speaker at noon. Caroline Heldman, Associate Professor of Politics at Occidental College, and Research Director for the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media is the featured speaker at the Women’s City Club Cost: $55. RSVP to Lena L. Kennedy at 626-765-6206 or email@example.com.
Women’s Leadership Summit February 27 9:30am – 12:30pm (Registration will begin at 9:00am) Now more than ever – women are gathering together to recognize and leverage our talents, ambitions and commitment into collective voices for increasing influence on our communities, culture and civil society. While the need and movement are not new, the momentum is undeniable. Hear from Katie Hill, Deputy CEO of PATH, one of Los Angeles’ leading nonprofit organizations and 2018 candidate for Congress from the 25th District, Emiliana (Emi) Guereca, Co-Executive Director, Women’s March Los Angeles Foundation, DeBorah Smith, executive leadership coach and Jean Huang, Financial Advisor, Bernstein Global Wealth Management Meet and connect with your peers, share and inspire each other through your experience and strategies for being go-to leaders and key influencers Registration Fee: $95 Center for Nonprofit Management 1000 North Alameda Street Los Angeles, California 90012 Click here for website http://www.cvent.com/events/women-s-leadership-summit/event-summary-2d75fd88d5384de1916e03f42a6da8d5.aspx
League Day: Is Healthcare Good for Your Health? Please join us for a provocative talk on the many determinants of health! Thursday, March 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 8:30-Registration 9:00-Breakfast (optional) 9:30 to 11:00-Program. Whether we are young or old, healthy now or not, healthcare for ourselves and those around us is an important and complex issue. What do we, as a nation, get for the enormous amount of money we spend on healthcare? Do we have good quality care? How do we measure that? What factors influence the state of health of the American populace? Does some healthcare actually produce harm? How should the answers to these questions drive public policy? Dr. Zajdowicz will advance our understanding of these critical healthcare issues in this inaugural effort of our new Healthcare Committee to begin our advocacy efforts by educating ourselves. Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena (Enter parking lot from Madison, second parking lot south of Walnut.) Reservations are required to help us plan event logistics. Register at https://lwv-pa.org/events/ or phone 626-798-0965 by noon on Friday, February 23 (leave a message). If you must cancel, please call the League Office by noon on Monday, February 26. No charge for program attendance. Served breakfast is optional at $25/person. Breakfast menu: Quiche, fruit, pastry, coffee, orange juice. (Breakfasts reserved and not used must still be paid.) Join us for coffee or tea even if you don’t
Public Safety: Propositions 47 and 57 Panel Discussion What You Need to Know on Thursday, March 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Program begins at 6 p.m Join Assemblyman Chris Holden for a public safety panel discussion focused on Propositions 47 and 57 (and Assembly Bill 109, the Public Safety Realignment Act) at the Monrovia Community Center 119 W. Palm Ave.
Monrovia CA, 91016. Proposition 47 and Proposition 57 were ballot initiatives that reformed various criminal justice statutes once passed by California voters. Assembly Bill 109, the Public Safety Realignment Act, was enacted in 2011 to reduce the number of inmates in the state’s prisons, as ordered by a U.S. Supreme Court decision.He is bringing together subject matter experts in public safety, probation and reintegration for this educational event to provide up to date information on these ballot initiatives and to answer questions from the community. Monrovia City Manager Oliver Chi and L.A. County Chief Probation Officer Terri McDonald will provide additional comments, as will Holden. This event is open to the public.
5th Special Needs Conference Saturday, March 3 at 8:30 am – 12:30 pm presented by The South Pasadena Council PTA Special Needs Committee and South Pasadena Unified School District. This free conference serves parents of students with special needs, teachers and other professionals, and interested community members in the district and surrounding communities. Learn how to: • find, fund, & coordinate services* • deal with challenging behavior* • explore pathways after high school • teach and practice social communication • understand and manage attention issues *these two panels will be offered with Mandarin/Spanish simultaneous interpretation. RSVP required for interpretation. Register for the conference at http://www.spp4snc.com/conference/ . Detailed information about the program will be posted at that website as it becomes available.
Series of Music Concerts produced by the Pascale Music Institute (formerly the South Pasadena Strings Program) sponsored by the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena. The concerts will include a variety of music from Classical to Jazz and will be held the first Sunday of the month (2017-2018) at the Clubhouse. Professional musicians from the LA Philharmonic and students and faculty of the Institute will perform. Proceeds benefit the Club’s historic Building Restoration Fund. Admission donation requested ($10 adults; $5 students)
ShopTalk Breakfast! Tuesday, March 6 at 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m 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. Mike & Anne’s Restaurant RSV: 626.441.2339 $13 for Chamber members/$18 for non-members, breakfast included
“A Celebration of Women In Baseball” Documentary Film Screening Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. Presented by the South Pasadena lIbrary, Friends of the South Pasadena Library, and Filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis. Q & A with the filmmaker and starts from the film, umpire Perry Barber, Cameron& Lisa Ely. Includes book signing for “Baseball Pioneers”, Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30. Refreshments will be served. Library Community Room 1115 El Centro .
Women at Work will offer a workshop, “MAKE YOUR POINT: Three Crucial Communications Skills to Help You be Heard at Work” on Saturday, March 17 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Women’s City Club. The presenter is Maria Simpson, PhD. For more information and to register visit the Women at Work
Annual Spring Eggstravaganza Saturday, March 31 from 11:30am – 2:00pm. The event is located at Garfield Park, 1000 Park Ave. This event is fun for the whole family, there will be crafts, inflatables, games, and egg hunts. The Easter Bunny will also be in attendance to take photos with you! Food will be available for purchase. Preregistration is required and will begin Monday, February 5, 2018. You can purchase your wristband on our website, www.southpasadenaca.gov/events or at the Recreation office, 815 Mission St, South Pasadena, (626) 403-7380.
7th Annual Taste of South Pasadena down Mission Street and Fair Oaks Blvd. Tuesday, April 17 from 6pm-9pm. Sponsored by the South Pasadena Rotary Club. Visit www.southpasadenarotary.org/ for tickets and details. • Fun for the whole family. Over 20 of your favorite restaurants participating in Eats on the Streets and a dozen craft wineries sponsored by Garagiste. Proceeds benefit local and international charities.
Asian Pacific American Gubernatorial Debate Friday, April 27 from 7:00-8:30 pm Please join the 1st ever APA-focused California Gubernatorial Debate, right here in Pasadena! You will have a chance to hear from all of the potential candidates, and most importantly NWPC-CA endorsed candidate, Delaine Eastin. You can get your tickets by clicking this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-apa-gubernatorial-debate-tickets-42300610264 Pasadena City College 1570 East Colorado Boulevard Sexson Auditorium Pasadena, CA 91106