WISPPA Newsletter July 18, 2018

List of Events in South Pasadena courtesy of WISPPA

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No WISPPA meeting in July or August. 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 new member Nancy Lem
  • Many thanks to the WISPPA members who marched in the Festival Balloons and to Judy Harris, Shadi Towfighi, and Kelly Kolus for organizing the meet up at the concert in the park. To see pictures, go to the WISPPA website: http://www.wisppa.org/community-events.html
  • Community came together to learn about the No on UUT repeal effort at an ice cream social last week . Click on the following for the full stories in the South Pasadenan and the South Pasadena Review.
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.

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
Standup Comedy Night Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room. The Library and the Friends of the Library proudly present the “3 F Comedy Night”. The Family-Friendly- Funnies event will turn the historic venue into an comedy club presenting the “Catholic Laughs” comedy troupe. Doors for the free event will open at 6:30 and refreshments will be served. The evening will showcase a stellar lineup of three nationally headlining comics: “Conan” and “Letterman” writer/comic Brian Kiley, Guinness World Record-setting comic juggler Ron Pearson, and Mary Gallagher, fresh off her national-TV debut on the Stephen Colbert show. The show also includes sets by “Catholic Laughs” co-founders Scott Vinci (Comedy Store, Flappers) and the Pasadena Weekly arts editor Carl Kozlowski, who have spent the past year bringing clean and clever comedy shows to groups and meetings across Los Angeles.
Shakespeare in the Park ThursdayJuly 19 at 7:00. Shakespeare by the Sea will be at Garfield Park for a performance of The Winter’s Tale. 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
Shop and Eat Like A French Chef -Farmers’ Market Tour and Tasting with Chef Bruno Every Thursday at 4:30 pm $45 per person,, visit BistrodelaGare.com to RSVP . Take a 30-minute shopping tour with Chef Bruno Morin as he guides you through the South Pasadena Farmer’s Market. He will educate and show you how to pick the best produce and seasonal ingredients Provence-style. After the tour, take a seat at the Chef’s table where you’ll enjoy a sampling of hors d’oeuvres and a farm-to-table Pissaladière (French Pizza). Taste your selection of of three wine samples to pair with the meal. Advanced reservation and pre-payment is required in order to attend. PS. Please bring your shopping list and appetites!
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
South Pasadena Farmers’ Market 19th Anniversary! Thursday, July 19 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Magic Show – 6:00 pm Featuring Harvey the Magician (and other surprises!) FREE!www.southpasadenafarmersmarket.org
Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. – Fremont Centre Theatre Friday, July 20 @ 7pm Saturday, July 21 @ 2pm Sunday, July 22 @ 2pm & 6pm Tickets $20 Click here for tickets. When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin Jr., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.
SUMMER ARTS CRAWL! Saturday, July 21, 5 – 9 pm Get together with some friends and spend a Saturday evening in South Pasadena. Merchants will be open late with open houses, live music, art and artists and special sales and other events. Eateries will offer special menus, beverages and other discounts – treat yourself to dinner or a snack on Mission! Artisans’ Marketplace will feature unique and handcrafted items for you, your home or gifts. Get creative at the interactive art activity, located in the City Hall courtyard. This popular “neighborhood night on the town” is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and produced by SPACE, the South Pasadena Arts Crawl and welcomes people of all ages to this free event.More information and details will be available on the Chamber’s website,www.southpasadena.net, as well as www.southpasadenareview.comand southpasadenan.com. Be sure to pick up your copy of the July 20 South Pasadena Review (the official guide to the Arts Crawl)
A live concert performance by Goh Kurosawa and an exhibit of drawings and paintings by Pete Morris Saturday, July 21 The free event will open at 6:00 p.m. when more than 40 of Morris’s stunning artworks of LA people and scenes will be on display. At 7:00 p.m. a documentary about Pete’s life and artwork will be screened and Goh Kurosawa will present a dynamic solo guitar set at 7:30 p.mat the Library Community Room on as part of the Summer Arts Crawl. For more info, click here.
Concerts in the Park Sundays 22, & 29 at 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.
Shakespeare in the Park Thursday, August 2 at 7:00 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
19th Annual Block Party and Community Resource Fair Saturday Hosted by Assemblymember Chris HoldenAugust 4, 2018 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. 500 block of Jackson Street in Pasadena Come discuss legislative and community issues while enjoying live music, a classic car show, game trucks and much more! Information on local and state resources will also be available. A brief community recognition program starts at noon so please give yourself time to drive and park, bike, walk, or ride public transportation. We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Go Day One and Bike SGV to offer free bike valet! We are excited to offer bike parking options to encourage our community to travel green. Space is limited, so please stop by the Go Day One booth early to park your bike (Located on the west end of Jackson Street).
SPARC Gallery Exhibition – Shelley Stephens – It’s About Time Artist Talk: Saturday, August 4 at 6:00 – 7:30PM Exhibit: Through August 31, 2018 The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) is pleased to present the exhibition Shelley Stephens-It’s About Time at SPARC Gallery, located at the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce on Mission Street. MICRONAUT, an independent curatorial design firm in South Pasadena, has organized the exhibition.​SPARC GALLERY @ South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce 1121 Mission Street South Pasadena, CA 91030. Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm or by appointment. Please call the Chamber to schedule your visit at (626) 441 2339.
League of Women Voters – Pasadena Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social Raffle and Silent AuctionSunday, August 5 at 3 pm – 5 pm Location: 65 South Grand Avenue (outdoor patio and the dining room) RSVP on our event page: https://lwv-pa.org/events/
ShopTalk Breakfast! Tuesday, August 7 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
Our National Night Out event will be held on Tuesday, August 7th 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Orange Grove Park 815 Mission Street . 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. For more information, please contact the Recreation Office – 626-403-7380
Movie at the Park. 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
SPARC gARTen pARTy Saturday, September 22 3:00 to 6:00 p.mHosted by Mary and Bill Urquhart. Food & Drink provided by Crossings and Griffins of Kinsdale.
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.