Weekly WISPAA Newsletter | Week of June 13, 2018

Upcoming and on-going events in South Pasadena

WISPPA Cocktail Party this coming Monday, June 18th at 6:00! Honored guest and speaker: Stephanie DeWolfe, new South Pasadena City Manager Please respond to this email if you have not received an invitation or if you have any questions!
 
No WISPPA meeting in July or August. Mark your calendars – next meeting Saturday, September 8th (2nd Saturday).
 
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 welcomes Diane Larson back as a member.
  • South Pasadena has a Poet Laureate! 

    The South Pasadena City Council adopted a resolution Wednesday night proclaiming Ronald Koertge as Poet Laureate for the City of South Pasadena. Click here for article in the South Pasadenan. Congratulations! (

    Ron Koertge is the husband of our WISPPA president, Bianca Richards.)

  • SP Council Unveils Citywide Plan to Combat Homelessness Click here for article in the South Pasadena Review.
  • Join WISPPA in the Festival of Balloons Parade on the 4th of July. Contact Bianca Richards at bxrichards@ gmail.com for details.


LIST OF EVENTS: Go to http://www.wisppa.org/upcoming-events.htmfor 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.
Public Hearing -SR710 North Project Wednesday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A draft EIR/EIS was released for public comment in March 2015. Based on this new information, a focused RDEIR/SDEIS has been prepared for public review and comment. The proposed alternatives fro the project include: The Transportation System Management/Transportation Demand Management Alternative (TSM/TDM, the Bus Rapid Transit Alternative (BRT), the Light Rail Transit Aternative (LRT) and the Freeway Tunnel Alternative. Maranatha High School Student Services Center 169 S. John Ave. Pasadena.
SPARC’s Kickoff to Summer Dance Party Saturday, June 16, from 6:30 – 10 pm, Come celebrate with us and support SPARC and the arts in South Pasadena.featuring acclaimed DJ Black Rabbit. The Dance Party takes place at the War Memorial Building, 435 Fair Oaks Ave in South Pasadena. There will be food, drinks and a raffle of wonderful gifts from our local businesses. DJ Black Rabbit has been DJing professionally for 10 years. Originally hailing from Philadelphia Pa and now residing in Los Angeles he brings a unique style of blends and mixes that has been shaped by providing music for clubs, lounges, and private events all over the east coast. He will be setting up video projections of the era that sync up with the music he plays. It should be a fun, exciting evening.Bring your dancing shoes and prepare to boogie down!!! Get your exercise in for the week!! Tickets: $40 Single Admission $75 Couple Admission Each admission includes a drink ticket and food by To purchase tickets: click here.
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
Movies in the Park June 22, 2018 Movie begins 8:15pm (dusk) The South Pasadena Community Services Department is screening two movies at Garfield Park this summer: June 22 – Despicable Me 3. 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
11th Annual South Pasadena High School Exhibition Through June 22, 2018 SPARC GALLERY @ South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce 1121 Mission Street. Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm or by appointment. Please call the Chamber to schedule your visit at (626) 441 2339.
NWPC-Pasadena Working Council & General Membership Meeting June 25th at 6:00 pm(Working Council) followed by General Membership at 7:00 pm at Mimi’s Cafe in Monrovia. We will be joined by Irella Perez and LIzette Escobedo, two former candidates for Whittier City Council. ​https://www.nwpcgpa.org/
Concerts in the Park Sundays July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 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 fromJune 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 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 RSVP: 626.441.2339 $13 for Chamber members/$18 for non-members, breakfast included
Festival of Balloons – Join WISPPA in the parade Wednesday, July 4
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
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)
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
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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