WISPAA Weekly Newsletter March 7, 2018

Upcoming events and happenings in South Pasadena

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. 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!!

Last Meeting: To see pictures of the WISPPA meeting on Homelessness and to see the powerpoint presentation given by Winnie Fong, a consultant hired by the city, go to http://www.wisppa.org/wisppa-meetings.html (Scroll down on page)

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!

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WISPPA welcomes new members Margaret Campbell, Barbara Eisenstein, Cathy Billings. We also welcome back Audrey Noda.
Registration Opens for Community Services Programs- Those interested can survey and sign up for classes by visiting the Citiy’s Recreation and Youth Services Services webpage: http://www.ci.south-pasadena.ca.us/index.aspx?page=83

The City of South Pasadena kicked off its NEW Public Information Series Every Thursday, the City of South Pasadena invites you to “Meet your City Staff” at the South Pasadena Farmer’s Market and tell us what you think. We’ll also feature a “Comment Box!” Please tell us anything you like as it relates to your experience with the City of South Pasadena and our provided services. We honestly want to know about the things we do right and any areas in which we can improve.

Have you registered for Connect South Pasadena? The City’s emergency alert system ensures that you & your loved ones receive the information you need to stay safe! For more info, go to http://www.southpasadenaca.gov/index.aspx?page=477&utm_source=e-Neighbors+March+2018+Edition&utm_campaign=March+2018&utm_medium=email.

In honor of Women’s History Month, learn how to edit Wikipedia. In a 2011 survey the Wikipedia Foundation found that less than 10% of Wikipedia’s contributors were women. Glendale Community College would like to change that. On Thursday March 22 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. and Friday March 23 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in Library Building, room 313 librarians will walk you through the steps of editing Wikipedia in some training sessions. The focus will be on improving existing Wikipedia articles about notable women. All are welcome to attend but an RSVP is requested here. Questions? Contact Becka Cooling, Systems and Technical Services Librarian, Glendale Community College, 818-240-1000 ex.5795 or rcooling@glendale.edu.

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

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
Inaugural performance of Music Director Ryan Luévano’s, “The Neue World Orchestra Project” and virtuosos Yu-Ting Wu on violin and Ekaterina Bessmeltseva on piano. Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m. Location: Library Community Room. The free event will showcase The NWOP is a brand new professional orchestra consisting of some of the finest local musicians who are just getting started as session players, instructors, recording artists, and soloists. By updating long-standing concert traditions, NWOP aims to renew passions for orchestral music and broaden the audience for live classical performances. In doing so, NWOP will highlight new and emerging musical talent. To visually enhance the concert experience, a variety of LA artists will display their art pieces in the beautiful, historic venue. The concert is presented by the partnership with the South Pasadena Public Library, the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the Rialto Theatre. Tickets are free, however, reservations are strongly encouraged as seating is limited. Reservations may be made online at https://nwopmarch10.eventbrite.com. There is no guarantee that seats will be available at the door on the day of the concert.

T​oxic & 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

South Pasadena Second Community Meeting Regarding Future Pocket Parks Monday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center 1102 Oxley St. Contact Sheila Pautsch, Community Services Director for more info at ​spautsch@southpasadenaca.gov.
The Housing Rights Center (HRC),and the City of South Pasadena, will be hosting a FREE ‘Housing Rights Workshop’ for South Pasadena residents and community members on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the South Pasadena Public Library – 1115 El Centro St. South Pasadena, CA 91030. HRC will present information and resources regarding housing discrimination and landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities. ,Topics will include: discrimination against families with children, disability rights, sexual harassment, evictions, repairs, security deposits, rent increases, substandard conditions, and much more! For more information, or to RSVP for this FREE workshop, please call Shannon at (800) 477-5977 extension #1103. TTY users please call (213)- 201-0867. This location is handicap accessible.

“We Will Be Going In” Wednesday, March 14th 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Learn how South Pasadena Police Officers and Firefighters will immediately respond in the critical incident of an active shooter in our community. Location: Library Community Room. For more information, go to ​http://www.ci.south-pasadena.ca.us/index.aspx The event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

HERStory- Join the Pasadena Commission on the Status of Women in honoring Roberta H. Martinez and Dolores Hickambottom, Community Activists. Thursday, March 15 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (5 :00 -7:00 pm -Reception – 7 :00 -8 :30 pm -Program) All Saints Church (Sweetland Hall) 132 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena. Sponsored by many groups including WISPPA.

“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 . Click here for more info.
SPEF Color Festival @ SPUSD School District Saturday, March 17 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. Sign Up To Volunteer Today Adult Volunteers Teen […]

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

Memorial Service for Dorothy M. Cohen (1925-2018) March 17 at 4:00 PM Memorial Service for Dorothy Mahoney Cohen, former Mayor and co-founder of the Friends of the Library Bookstore will be held at the South Pasadena Community Room 1115 El Centro Street The memorial service is open to the public and doors will open at 3:30 p.m. The family is deciding on the (limited) number of speakers for the event. Click here for more info.

Restoration Concert – Girsky String Quartet Sunday March 18 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.

Finding and Fixing Leaks Workshop March 22 7pm-9pm in the Arcadia Public Library. Go to the WISPPA website to see the flyer with more info:http://www.wisppa.org/list-of-events.html Sponsored by the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District.
LWW-PA 7th Annual Climate Change Forum Saturday, March 24 9:30 a.m. Measuring atmospheric CO2 from Space: New Insights Help Prepare for the Future Speaker: Annmarie Eldering, OCO-2 Deputy Project Scientist,JPL. Future Climate Change, Polar Ice Melting Tipping-Points and Sea Level Rise: Prwevention is the Best Cure Speaker: Ian Fenty, Climate Scientist, JPL First United Methodist Church Pasadena – Fellowship Hall 500 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101 Free public event with light refreshments provided. For more info, go to lwv-pa.org

The Eclectic Preview Party: Sunday, March 25 4:00 – 7:00 pm The Eclectic Friends of the Arts and the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce invites you to shake it up with us at The Barkley Restaurant and Bar . Martinis, music and more! 1400 Huntington Drive South Pasadena. 4:00 Cocktails and Silent Auction 5:00 Dinner and Awards 6:00 Special Musical Performances $60 per person Suggested Attire: Swanky 60’s. Purchase Tickets Here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-eclectic-preview-party-creative-community-awards-tickets-43676733285

Seussical Jr. Presented by Young Stars Theatre Through March 25 Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant! Tickets $25 – Gala shows $30. Friday, Mar 2 & Sat, Mar 3 @ 7pm GALA – Gala show includes after party for the audience. Friday, Mar 9, 16 & 23 @ 7pm Saturday, Mar 10 & 17 @ 7pm and Mar 24 @ 2pm & 6pm
Sunday, Mar 4, 11 & 18 @ 2pm @ 6pm Sunday, Mar 25 2pm show only For more info, go to www.fremontcentretheatre.com

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! Tuesday, April 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 RSV: 626.441.2339 $13 for Chamber members/$18 for non-members, breakfast included
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. Pasadena City College 1570 East Colorado Boulevard Sexson Auditorium Pasadena, CA 91106