WISPPA Newsletter November 21, 2018

Events in and around South Pasadena

There is no meeting in December. Stay tuned for information regarding our January meeting.
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 makes statement at the City Council WISPPA President, Bianca Richards, spoke on behalf of WISPPA at the Nov. 7 City Council meeting expressing concerns about regarding the city. To see the article in the South Pasadena Review, click here
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.
Coffee with a Cop Monday, November 26 at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Starbucks 454 Fair Oaks. Join your neighbors and South Pasadena Police Officers for converstion and coffee. No speeches or agenda -just a chance to ask questions and get to know the police officers in your neighborhood.
Congressman Adam Schiff and State Senator Anthony Portantino will have an important conversation about gun violence on Monday, November 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Woodbury University, Fletcher Jones Auditorium, 7500 N Glenoaks Blvd in Burbank.
NWPC Greater Pasadena Area Membership Meeting Monday, November 26 at 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Samantha Stevens 2018 Election Results : Post Elections and the Real Truth. Mimi’s Cafe 500 W. Huntington Drive Monrovia.
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
LA County Women’s Leadership Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center on November 29 are now open. Details here.
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
Library Film Night screening of “Best F(r)iends, Volume 1” Thursday November 29 at 7 p.m. The 2018 film, released recently by Lionsgate, showcases the talents of writer and co-star Greg Sestero, a South Pasadena resident. The film reunites Greg with co-star Tommy Wiseau, a cult figure with fans the world over. The duo first joined forces in 2003’s “The Room” and were portrayed by James and Dave Franco in “The Disaster Artist,” a 2017 feature nominated for two Golden Globes and an Academy Award. The Library presentation of “Best F(r)iends, Volume 1” will include an intro by Greg Sestero and a Q&A that also features female lead Kristen StephensonPino, and Carl Kozlowski, the Arts Editor from the Pasadena Weekly. South Pasadena Library Community Room.
Executive Forum Luncheon Topic: From 2018 to 2020: How the blue wave can wash Trump out of the White House Friday, November 30, 2018 11:00 a.m. check in/Reception 11:30 a.m. Program and Lunch. Speaker Fred Register is a veteran Democratic political consultant who has run dozens of successful campaigns at every level of California government – from local school boards to State Attorney General. Among his current clients are State Senator Anthony Portantino and Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu. Prior to opening his political consulting business, Register held governmental positions in the LA County District Attorney’s office, the California Department of Justice, and the US Department of Education. For more info, go to www.WomenInLeadershipVV.com The Women’s City Club of Pasadena 160 N. Oakland Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101
Hansel and Gretel – holiday opera classic. Saturday Dec. 1, 2:30 & 7:30pm Woman’s Club of South Pasadena 1424 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena 91030 Engelbert Humperdinck’s fantasy Hansel and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) is a fairy tale opera that follows two young siblings, Hänsel and Gretel, as they get lost in the forest after being chased out of the house for bothering their mother. In their quest to pick and gather strawberries, the children become lost in the woods, reknown for being the home to an evil Witch who eats children. After meeting some other magical characters, the children come across a delicious gingerbread house, where a kind old woman lives. They are invited inside to enjoy a smorgasbord of sweets and treats, only to discover that their host is the evil Witch. She puts a spell on the children, making them eat until their are plump so that she can cook them to perfection. The children manage to conquer the Witch, and their parents find them, all celebrating their freedom. Click here for tickets.
Otter Story Hour A live storytelling event held in the basement of a pub, Griffins of Kinsale, from 7 to 9 pm usually on the first Monday of the month. Visit the website and our Facebook page Our Otter storytellers pull up meaningful experiences from the depths of their lives, crack them open on their heart to expose what is tender and get them off their chest. When they do this we are all nourished, strengthened, enlivened. They re-mind us what we love about life. We can’t help watching.
Anthony Portantino’s 2018 Women in Business Legislative Update and Awards Luncheon, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 which will take place at the Castaway in Burbank. The Women in Business Legislative Update & Awards Luncheon was started by former State Senator Jack Scott while he served in the State Assembly and it has been an annual event passed down through State Legislators. The Women in Business Awards honor local women whose exceptional abilities have contributed to the economic vitality and diversity of the 25th Senate District. This year’s keynote speaker is Dee Dee Myers, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Warner Brothers, and the first woman in our nation’s history to be White House Press Secretary. For more information on our event, please contact the Senator’s District Director, Talin Mangioglu, at (818) 409-0400 or email at Talin.Mangioglu@sen.ca.gov.
SPARC’s Annual Holiday Party and Glass Workshop December 06, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Bullseye Glass Co. 143 Pasadena Ave, South Pasadena. Come hang out with friends, enjoy food and drinks Tour Judson Studios Browse several Artisan Booths offering unique holiday gifts for purchase. **Workshop Opportunity – create your own holiday dazzlers out of kiln-glass. $20 per person, RSVP required as space is first come first serve and fills up quickly. Click here to RSVP
Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9 am to 11 am at the War Memorial Building, 435 Fair Oaks Avenue. This event is fun for the entire family! Expect arts & crafts, fun, and a delicious breakfast. Parents, make sure to have your camera ready, Santa will be available for photos. Please plan to arrive early as doors will close at 9:30 am. Tickets are $15 per person, children under 2 are free. Register at the Recreation Division office, 815 Mission Street, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, or visit our website www.southpasadenaca.gov/recreation to register on-line. Spaces are limited and all sales are final.
South Pasadena Woman’s Club Holiday Boutique and Christmas Store Saturday Dec. 8 from 9:30 – 3 pm at the festively decorated Woman’s Club historic Clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Avenue. This Year, SANTA CLAUS will be there to meet and greet kids and shoppers. New vendors and returning favorites for your shopping pleasure. There will be a club cooked lunch at 11:00 to 1:00 for $8.
Chutes & Ladders: Terry Braunstein Through January 4, 2019 SPARC Gallery @ Chamber of Commerce Artist Talk: December 8, 2018, 6-7:30PM This exhibition consists of 12 assemblages by Long Beach multi-media and photo-montage artist Terry Braunstein. Braunstein is a philosopher as well as an artist — her creative weave of archetypes and ancient myths coupled with modern images found in the contemporary magazines, gives us profound insight. Her creative juxtapositions are often surprising and even humorous, reflecting how our own private, mundane world is connected to all of humanity, and how our life passages and experiences reflect universal themes.