Weekly WISPPA Newsletter | Week of January 24, 2018

WISPAA events for January and February.

Next WISPPA Meeting: Saturday, February 3 WISPPA will be presenting our 4th annual Community Connections Forum. Our focus this year will be on city departments and the school district. We are pleased to announce that the following people will be joining our panel: Mayor Richard Schneider-representing the City; Steve Fjeldsted, Director of Library, Arts, and Culture; Sheila Pautsch, Community Services Director; Liliana Torres, Senior Center Supervisor; Dr. Karen Reed, Assistant Superintendent-representing SPUSD. Come at 8:30 a.m. for refreshments & social time. ​Meeting beings at 9:00 at the Calvary Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall) ​ 1050 Fremont Ave.

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.

Join Fellow WISPPA members at the 7h Annual “For the Love of Chocolate” Dinner Fundraiser for Woman’s Club charities & scholarships February 3 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Please contact Dollie Chapman at dolliela@aol.com if you would like to join WISPPA members at a table.

PCC Presidential Search – they want to hear from you! The search for the new Superintendent-President will be an extremely competitive process and PCC wants to make sure they choose a leader who will be able to take PCC into the future and build upon the progress they’ve already made to ensure student success. They are looking for input on the qualities, experiences, skills, and competencies the next Superintendent-President should have in order to lead the college in providing an accessible, high-quality education for all students. Tell them what you think! https://pasadena.edu/presidential-search/index.php

The next phase of the General Plan/Downtown Specific Plan Update has begun – the development of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR). An EIR Scoping meeting will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room. The meeting will review the process the EIR will go through and will provide an opportunity for the public to weigh in on the issues they would like the EIR to address. If you are unable to attend, you can still send in your concerns to plansouthpasadena@southpasadenaca.gov. For more information and to review and comment on the working drafts portions of General Plan and Downtown Specific Plan at PlanSouthPasadena.org.

The new Time magazine cover features the portraits of first-time female candidates who say they were inspired to run for office by the Women’s March one year ago. The cover story, “The Avengers,” by Time correspondent Charlotte Alter, highlights individuals and groups that make up the grass-roots movement of women running for office nationwide. Find it here. http://time.com/5107499/record-number-of-women-are-running-for-office/
L.A. County Board of Supervisors adopted a motion establishing the Los Angeles County Initiative on Women and Girls (WGI). The WGI will examine the systemic issues that lead to inequitable gender outcomes and recommend changes to improve the quality of life for women and girls in the County. The WGI is led by the WGI Governing Council, comprised of fifteen experts from across the County appointed by the Board of Supervisors, and the Executive Director. To receive e-mail from WGI visit their website https://www.lacounty.gov/wgi

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. Go to http://www.wisppa.org/list-of-events.html for updates between newsletters.

Ecelctic Music Festival Volunteer Rally Wednesday, January 24 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Location:BurkeTriolo Studio
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

Author Night with Dr. Bonnie J. Buratti Thursday, January 25 at 7 p.m. Dr. Buratti, a leading astronomer, will be discussing her new book, “Worlds Fantastic, Worlds Familiar: A Guided Tour of the Solar System.” The 2017 book is an engaging account written for non-specialist readers of high school age and above. Dr. Buratti, a Senior Research Scientist from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will lead audience members on a fascinating tour of some of NASA’s latest discoveries. The free program is for all ages and is sponsored by the South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library. South Pasadena Public Library Community Room 1115 El Centro St. Click here for more info.

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

Women’s Roundtable Planned Parenthood: 2018 Challenges with Speaker Julianne Hines January 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Julianne Hines is the executive director of planned Parenthood Advocates Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley. The Women’s Roundtable is a collaboration among LWV-PA, Women’s City Club, and 50/50 Leadership. Held at the Pasadena Women’s City Club. The event is free. Everyone can participate in the Social Mixer that follows -appetizer buffet $10 and open bar.
Paint and Pinot Step by step instruction, easy for any skill level Friday, February 2nd: 6pm – 8 & 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

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) Details in the flyer below followed by the concert program.

League Day – Talk on DACA, Dreamers, deportation, immigration reform, and related issues. Thursday, February 1st at 8:30 – 11:00. Romben Aquino, an immigration attorney and partner in the Pasadena law firm Fong & Aquino, will speak on the topic of “As Bad as It Gets—The Threat of ICE.” Sponsored by the League of Women Voters – Pasadena. Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. Enter parking lot from Madison, second parking lot south of Walnut. Breakfast is eggs, sausage, popovers, juice, coffee, tea. Breakfast is $25.00 and reservations must be paid if not used. Please register by Monday, January 29 on our website at LWVPA.org, or by calling our office at 626 798-0765. Please register even if you don’t want breakfast so we can save a seat for you. RSVP on our event page: https://lwv-pa.org/events/ or call League Office (626)798-0765

7h Annual “For the Love of Chocolate” Dinner Fundraiser for Woman’s Club charities & scholarships Saturday, February 3 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Woman’s Club, 1424 Fremont avenue. Enjoy a delicious catered dinner by Fresh Gourmet, fabulous entertainment by the MoonRays performing “doo wop” music of the 50’s, and the simple joy of chocolate. Tickets are $45. Purchase tickets on line by clicking on the following Eventbrite link (or copy on your browser) www.eventbrite.com/e/for-the-love-of-chocolate-tickets-42011621892.

T​oxic & Tainted Love Opening Reception Saturday, February 10th from 7pm – 10pm. On view Feb. 10th – 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

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