Next WISPPA Meeting: Saturday, April 7th at 9:00 . “WISPPA Celebrates the Arts: Lissa Layng Reynolds will be performing a 45 minute concert reading of A WOMAN OF INDEPENDENT MEANS written by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FUTURE WISPPA MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT THE SENIOR CENTER AT 1102 OXLEY. 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. She also performed a shorter version at the Arts Crawl recently. Even if have seen the play (or reading) or have read the book, this is a wonderful opportunity to connect with this special play/book again. If you haven’t experienced this, you won’t want to miss it!!
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!
Weekly Outreach at Holy Family Committed to the Underprivileged – to see article in the South Pasadena Review, go to https://southpasadenareview.com/?p=3968.
Restoration of Projection System Underway at Rialto – to see article in the South Pasadena Review, go to https://southpasadenareview.com/?p=3848
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.
Congresswoman Judy Chu invites us to attend Opiod Workshop: How to Help Loved Ones. Wednesday, March 28, 7-8:30 p.m. in PCC’s Creveling Lounge, 1570 E. Colorado Boulevard. Topics include: The Opioid Crisis and Identifying Signs of Addiction in Loved Ones; Supporting Ongoing Recovery; Identifying and Reversing Overdose. Parking will be in Parking Lot No. 10 or No. 11 at Green Street and Holliston Avenue. Please RSVP to RSVP.ChuEvents@mail.house.gov or call 626-304-0110. Parking validations will be provided upon your RSVP.
“Sanctuary” Art Exhibit An exhibit of original artworks on the theme of “Sanctuary” will be showcased in the Library Community Room from Sunday, March 25 through Thursday, March 29. For each of the five days, the Community Room will be open from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. The important, timely exhibit will showcase the works of 40 or so accomplished artists, writers, and poets expressing love, hope, and solidarity through their art for the immigrants who may be living in doubt and fear. On Wednesday, March 28 at 5 p.m., author and Cal State Northridge Professor Mario Ontiveros will discuss his book “BACA, Art Collaboration & Mural Making” published by Angel City Press about landmark muralist Judith F. Baca and the Great Wall of L.A. Autographed copies of books will be available for purchase. Jimmy Espinoza, the bassist and Bobby Robles, the guitarist from the legendary 60s East LA rock band, Thee Midniters will perform for the close of the exhibit on Thursday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m. Jimmy and Bobby are certain to play their two biggest hits, “Land of 1,000 Dances” and “Whittier Boulevard,” as well as many other well-known tunes.
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
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.
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! “TO HOLLYWOOD BY WAY OF SOUTH PASADENA” Tuesday, April 3 at 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m South Pasadena is used quite often for movies, TV shows and commercials. Have you ever wondered why? Are you curious to find out if your business can be used as a location? Do you want to find out what happens if there is filming in your area?Joan Aguado is the Film Liaison for the City of South Pasadena and will answer those questions and just about any others that you have! She has spoken at ShopTalk before but is so dynamic and popular that we invited her back! 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
LWV-PA: How Citizen Participation in Police Policy Making Can Overcome the Crisis in American Policing. Thursday April 5 at 9:45 Registration 10:30-12:00 Program 12:20 Lunch (optional) A panel of policing-policy and cutting-edge police-reform experts will discuss the crisis in American policing and how we can get to democratic reform. Reservations are required for all attendees by Thursday, March 29th. No charge for the program; served lunch is optional at $25. per person. Register at lwv-pa.org or phone message at 626-798-0965. Lunches reserved but unused must still be paid. Menu choice: Tri-Tip or Fruit Platter. RSVP on our event page: https://lwv-pa.org/events/ Women’s City Club 160 N.Oakland Ave. Pasadena Enter parking lot from Madison, Second parking lot south of Walnut.
Ron Koertge (South Pasadena resident and poet) discusses and signs Olympusville Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – 7:00pm Olympusville is a hybrid of poems-and-illustrations about the antics of the Greek gods. Billy Collins calls this collection “invigorating and hilarious.” Gene Yang, a recent MacArthur Fellow, says, “Who knew these old gods could be so funny, so charming and so disarmingly tragic.” The reading will be complemented by music from singer/songwriters Molly & Evan. Vroman’s 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101
NWPC’s training for women interested in running for political office at any level will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at the Flintridge Center. WISPPA is co sponsoring. There will be 3 separate sessions: Attend one, two or all three. 1st Session: Local City Councils and School/College Boards. Who they are, what they do. What to expect. 2nd Session: Winning Local Campaigns- A Primer: How to get started, your message and how to take it to your voters, how to raise and report money. 3rd Session: Altadena Town Council and Altadena Library Board. The special status of these two boards: who they are, what they do. What to expect. Session One only: $10 Session Two only: $15 Session Three only: $10 Cost for session One and Two: $25 Click here for flyer with more information.
Restoration Concert: Robert Thies, Piano Sunday April 15 at 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Library Community Room 1115 El Centro. presented by Friends of The South Pasadena Public Library, Inc. $20 for individual concerts. For additional information, please call (626) 799-6333.
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.
Doggy Day…with Cats Too! Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Garfield Park The event is the perfect opportunity to discover dog and cat resources in the area. Adoption and rescue agencies, pet groomers and trainers, and retailers will be on-site to provide information on the services and products they offer. Join us in showing appreciation for the dogs and cats in your lives! For more information, please contact the Recreation Division at (626) 403-7380.
AAU: Retired Senator Carol Liu – “A Day in the Life of” illustrating the listening, meeting, negotiating and managing that goes into the busy life of a public official. Saturday, April 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Women’s City Club . RSVP by April 6 to Suzanne Burger firstname.lastname@example.org. $25 cash or check at the door. Women’s City Club 160 N.Oakland Ave. Pasadena
SPEF Color Festival @ SPUSD School District Saturday, April 21 (NEW DATE) at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 1020 El Centro Street,Join us to celebrate Spring with a burst of color! Volunteers will be needed. High School students are welcome to volunteer and can earn valuable high school volunteer hours toward graduation. Contact the SPEF office if you are interested in helping out.
South Pasadena Chinese-American Club’s 29th Annual Dinner Dance Saturday, April 21 Reception 6:00, Dinner 6:30 NBC Seafood Restaurant 404 S. Atlantic Blvd. Monterey Park Dinner, Dancing, & Music. $68/Person To purchase tickets, click here.
2018 Sustainable Garden Tour and Plant Swap Sunday, April 22, 2018 1:00 PM 4:00 PM Six gorgeous homes will share their gardens with the public on this not to be missed garden tour. This year the tour will begin at Eddie Park. Our popular FREE plant swap will take place at Eddie Park from 1 – 4 pm. Everyone is invited to bring a plant and take a plant! Tickets are $10 per person (children are free) and can be purchased at Eddie Park the day of the tour or in advance online here.
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. Pasadena City College 1570 East Colorado Boulevard Sexson Auditorium Pasadena, CA 91106
The Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk! Saturday, April 28 We’re just a few short weeks away from the best free music festival around! Come support 10 years of music, art and community in South Pasadena! Lineup to be announced soon, visit www.theEclectic.rocks for more info.
The 2018 United State of Women Summit will be held in Los Angeles May 5-6. Find more information and tickets here. The United State of Women Summit isn’t just a conference — it’s a powerful gathering of women and allies from across the country who know their energy and power will break down barriers that stand between women and full equality. On May 5th and 6th, thousands of women will convene in Los Angeles to inspire and be inspired, to motivate and be motivated, to teach and to learn. Attendees will connect with leading organizations to channel their energy into action, leaving with new ideas and partners, hands-on training, and the tools and resources they need to make change at all levels.