WISPAA Newsletter 4/11

WISPAA calendar of events for April

Next WISPPA Meeting: Saturday, May 5th at 9:00. Refreshments will be served beginning at 8:30. Program to be announced soon!

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!
WISPPA thanks Lissa Reynolds for her wonderful performance last Saturday at our monthly meeting. It was a very special event inaugurating our new meeting space at the Senior Center. Go to http://www.wisppa.org/wisppa-meetings.html to see pictures of the meeting as well as past meetings.

Volunteers Needed for the Eclectic Music Festival on April 28. This year the festival is using SignUpGenius to more efficiently manage volunteers on the day of the event. Please click on the link below and you will be directed to SignUpGenius to select your volunteer shift(s). Thanks, again, for your willingness to help! http://theeclectic.rocks/volunteer-2/

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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.

The Arroyo Seco Foundation is having a special quarterly meeting on Wednesday, April 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to learn more about what local residents value about the Arroyo Seco. From a bird sanctuary to a casting pond to a long neglected outdoor amphitheater, the Arroyo is full of treasures. But not all of them are well known to the wider community. So the Foundation wants to hear from you about what you most appreciate about the Arroyo. Come share your views and help the Foundation to protect and care for Pasadena’s greatest natural treasure, the Arroyo Seco. Location: Wright Auditorium at the Pasadena Central Library

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

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.

SPARC Gallery: “Frame Story” – Carolie Parker April 16 – May 14 Artist Reception – Saturday April 21 6:00 – 8:00 pm South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce 1121 Mission Street South Pasadena For more info, go to www.sopasartscouncil.org/sparc-gallery
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.

​William Holden Centennial to be Celebrated at Library on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. with Classic Film, Live Music, Memorabilia Gallery, and Tribute by Stefanie Powers. The celebration will feature a 30 minute piano performance by David Batt, a recording artist who has released 2 CDs under his own name and 3 under the moniker, Yrsan Daro. David recently retired as the Finance Director of the City of South Pasadena. The event will also feature a video tribute to William Holden by Stefanie Powers, perhaps best known as “The Girl From Uncle” TV series and for co-starring in the popular “Hart to Hart” TV series. Stefanie was the William Holden’s intimate partner for about 10 years before he passed away tragically in 1992 and she has remained very active as an actress and as the President of the William Holden Wildlife Foundation.bvv. After Stefanie, the event will present a screening of the classic, “The Country Girl” (1954), a riveting film that showcases three stellar acting performances by Holden, Bing Crosby, and Grace Kelly who was accorded the Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal. The film was also nominated for Best Picture of the Year, and an Academy Award for writer/director George Seaton’s spellbinding screenplay. For more info, click here.
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 suzanneburger@sbcglobal.net. $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 at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Join us to celebrate Spring with a burst of color! A family-friendly event, in the spirit of the India Holi Festival celebrating the coming of Spring, that brings together our local communities and families to celebrate with food, music, dancing & fun. SPUSD School District – 1020 El Centro Street, South Pasadena Entrance Fee: $5.00. The powder is additional with a variety of prices to fit all.The Color Festival is SPEF’s alternative to the much missed annual Fun Fair, with a splash of color thrown in to welcome spring. For more info, go to ​www.spef4kids.org

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

Unused or expired Meds? Turn them in for safe disposal on Saturday, April 28 10:00 to 2:00 at the South Pasadena Police Station

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.

ShopTalk Breakfast! Tuesday, May 1st at 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m !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

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)

​Into The Woods Jr. Presented by Young Stars Theatre May 4 – May 27, 2018 Friday, May 4 & Saturday, May 5 @ 7pm GALA ~ Includes after party Tickets $30 Friday, May 11, 18 & 25 @ 7pm Saturday, May 12, 19 & 26 @ 7pm Sunday, May 6, 13, 20 & 27 @ 2pm & 6pm Into the Woods Jr. features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables. The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever. Tickets $25 www.fremontcentretheatre.com If you have a question regarding Into the Woods Jr. or Young Stars Theatre’s Summer Drama Camp, please call 626-269-3609.

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.

Community Baseball Night on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 7:10 pm. Get a group together and join your community for a night of baseball! The Community Services Department and the Parks & Recreation Commission are happy to announce the return of the Community Baseball Night. Your Los Angeles Dodgers will be playing against the Texas Rangers. Tickets are $36 each for the Preferred Loge Box and $41 each for the All You Can Eat Pavilion. The first 40,000 fans will receive 60th Anniversary Collector’s Card Set: The 90’s! Tickets can be purchased on our website, www.southpasadenaca.gov/events or at the Recreation office, 815 Mission St. Our ticket sale ends on Friday, May 25th. **Tip: Take the Gold Line to Union Station to get on the Dodger Stadium Express Shuttle