WISPPA Newsletter September 19, 2018

Calendar of Events for South Pasadena

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Next meeting is Saturday, October 6. Felicia Williams from the League of Women Voters will be presenting the pros and cons of the propositions on the November ballot. Be sure to invite friends and neighbors! Please note the new times: 9:00 a.m. Conversation and refreshments:9:30 a.mmeeting
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!
  • Last WISPPA Meeting: If you missed the meeting, go to our meeting webpage to see pictures and an article about the meeting.
  • UUT Activities
    • Free Pizza Party This Sunday, September 23 at 3:30. Please join the “No on Repeal” supporters for some conversation & pizza at Eddie park. Pick up a “No on N” sign to put in your yard!
    • WISPPA Phone Banking Night Tuesday, October 2nd at 6 to 8 p.m. Come and spend some time with fellow WISPPA members working towards a goal that is so important for our city. There will be wine, snacks, scripts to make it very easy to do. Come even if you can only give 30 minutes of your time! Sign up here for WISPPA night or any of the nights that are available. WE NEED YOU!!!!!
  • WISPPA at the Pasadena Playhouse: WISPPA members spent a fun day at the Pasadena Playhouse. Go our our community events webpage to see pictures of this special event.

LIST OF EVENTS: Go to http://www.wisppa.org/upcoming-events.htmfor 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
Restoration Concert Sunday, September 16 @ 4:00pm MARTIN CHALIFOUR, violin, CECILIA TSAN, cello , STEVEN VANHAUWAERT, piano Program: Niels Gade: 3 Novelettes for Violin, Cello, & piano – Zoltan Kodaly: Duo for Violin & Cello – Johannes Brahms: Trio in C minor, Op. 101 Library Community Room 1115 El Centro St. $20 at the door
Return of LA Dodgers Executive Ned Colletti for Library Author Night on Thursday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room. Admission is free, refreshments will be served, and autographed Ned Colletti and Mark Langill books will be available for purchase. No tickets or reservations. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Mr. Colletti and Mr. Langill will sign books starting at 6 p.m. before their presentation at 7 p.m. and after the Q & A that will conclude around 8:30 p.m. Special surprises will be presented between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., including an appearance by Roger Owens, the behind-the-back peanut bag tosser at Dodgers games for more than 60 years. Ned Colletti will be discussing his book, “The Big Chair: The Smooth Hops and Bad Bounces from the Inside World of the Acclaimed Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager”.He will be in conversation with Mark Langill, the Dodgers Historian and an All Star caliber author in his own right . The Library Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street.
Women in Leadership Vital Voices Executive Forum’s next meeting is Friday, September 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Pasadena Public Library’s Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E Walnut St. The speaker is Nicole Austin-Hillery, Executive Director, U.S. Program, Human Rights Watch. RSVPs required to Lena L. Kennedy at 626-765-6206 or lkennedy@llkassociates.com no later than Wednesday, September 19. Early arrival and street parking is recommended.
SPARC gARTen pARTy Saturday, September 22 3:00 to 6:00 p.mThis is SPARC’s 1st Annual AWARDS BENEFIT for the Arts in South Pasadena. Join us and support the cultural programs and activities we create in the community. Come experience ” What We Do”. Hosted by Mary and Bill Urquhart. Food & Drink provided by Crossings and Griffins of Kinsdale. For more info or to RSVP,click here. Single ticket $50; Couple $90.
Museum Day in Southern California. September 22 Pasadena Star-News reports on local and area museums offering free entrance that day and how to get tickets.
NWPC Membership Meeting Monday,September 24 Business Meeting (All are welcome) 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm Program 7:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Arianne Garcia, Senior Political Consultant. Arianne Garcia is a senior political consultant specializing in targeted field operations, strategic planning, and communication and outreach efforts. The founder of a political consulting firm, she previously served as a senior consultant to Burnside & Associates, and as a field organizer and director for notable campaigns at the local, state, and national levels. Mimi’s Cafe 500 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, CA 91016
The Lockdown Club Film Screening & Town Hall by VAL U, PCC, MARCH FOR OUR LIVES LOS ANGELES Sat, September 29 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM This is an event aimed at youth and students to Get Out the Vote. For more info, click here.
The 20th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk will take place Sunday, September 30 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl. Grab your leashes and your best four-legged friend! Help us raise money to provide food, shelter, medical care and other services to the thousands of animals—domestic, exotic, wildlife and livestock—who come to the Pasadena Humane Society each year. Once registration is open, you can create a team, join an existing team or sign up as an individual. Build your personal fundraising page and invite friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to join in on the fun. No dog, no problem. Kids and adults without canine companions are invited to walk around the Rose Bowl and attend the pet expo. Even if you can’t attend the event, you can fundraise online for the animals at Pasadena Humane. Check website for more information.
Candidate Forum Sponsored by WISPPA and the Chamber of Commerce Monday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Forum is for the candidates for City Council of Districts 4 and 5, as well as the at-large posts of City Treasurer and City Clerk. South Pasadena City Council Chambers. Meet the Candidates Mixer: a “pre-event” mixer at Reimagine Your Home at 6:30 pm.
ShopTalk Breakfast! Tuesday, October 2 at 8:00 to 9:15 a.m. Join us each month for our ShopTalk Breakfast! 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. You’ll leave by 9 with some insights and hints you can use for the benefit of your business. Carrow’s Restaurant RSVP $13 for Chamber members/$18 for non-members, breakfast included. To RSVP, email info@southpasadena.net.
What To Do About Mom (or Dad)? Wednesday, October 3 at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come and learn how to help and protect your aging parents. South Pasadena Library Community Room 1115 El Centro. Hosted by the South Pasadena Senior Center.
ASID Pasadena Home & Garden Tour October 7th, 10:00am – 4:00pm The semi-guided tour will give design enthusiasts a glimpse into Pasadena’s rich culture, showcasing three diverse home and garden styles. A personal take on a designer showcase house, this tour takes you inside real properties throughout Pasadena and South Pasadena. Plus, a pop-up market dubbed First Stop, will feature local shops, food trucks, designers’ vendors, and free design consultations. Your first stop is at 1020 El Centro St. in South Pasadena! Buy your Earlybird tickets through Sepember 15th for a discounted price here! PRICE Non-Member: $37 Through 9/15
Otter Story Hour on Monday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. Live storytelling event held in the basement of a pub, Griffins of Kinsale. “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”. visit the website and ourFacebook page
CERT Basic Training – 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.
The 15th annual Walk or Bike To School Day on Wednesday, October 10th at the three elementary schools as well as the middle school. South Pasadena Youth Commissioners will be at the schools handing prizes to those who walk or bike to school. Our local Police & Fire Department personnel will be on-site as well. For more information, contact the Recreation Division 626-403-7380.
Securing Transportation Growth Opportunities in Regional Transportation Projects Thursday, October 11 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Chris Holden, As Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Regional Transportation Solutions, invites you an informational hearing to discuss and address timely transportation issues for the region and state. State government officials and experts will discuss how we can secure transportation growth opportunities for current and future transportation projects. This hearing will bring stakeholders and the public together to lay the groundwork for solutions at both the local and statewide levels.Click here to RSVP. For further information please contact my office at (626) 351-1917 or at Assemblymember.Holden@assembly.ca.gov. Rancho Cucamonga Council Chambers 10500 Civic Center Dr. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
WaterFest Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Each Fall, Upper District partners with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation to host WaterFest. WaterFest is a community outreach event focused on educating residents on water conservation and environmental stewardship. Waterfest additionally consists of cheer competition for the LA County Parks and Recreation Department’s cheerleading teams. Click here for a flyer of this year’s WaterFest. Arcadia County Park 405 S. Santa Anita, Arcadia.
Moon Festival Saturday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – outside activities 1:00 to 3:00 – indoor festivities Food, Contests, Entertainment, Arts and Crafts at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena, CA 91030
Carnegie Observatory open house Sunday, Oct. 14th from 2-5 pm. Join us for an afternoon of discovery as we explore the past, present and future of astronomy at the Carnegie Observatories.If you have kids, I’d recommend you get there right when it starts. We have a planetarium show that is first come, first serve. Last year, all the tickets were gone by 2:30. Click here for more info.
Halloween Spooktacular will be held on Friday, October 26 at from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The event will be located at Orange Grove Park, 815 Mission Street, South Pasadena. Join us for games, arts & crafts, music, inflatables, and more! Make sure to bring a monstrous appetite, there will be plenty of food available for purchase. Make sure to bring the whole family, this event is free! Pre-registration is not required. For more information, please contact the Recreation Office (815 Mission Street) at (626) 403-7380.
SPARC Gallery “Sara, Mary Kori, Tom, Emma A series of Portraits by Ken Fandell. Through November 9 For more info on the exhibit, go to www.sopasartscouncil.org/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.
LA County Women’s Leadership Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center on November 29 are now open. Details here.
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.