WISPPA | Weekly Newsletter November 14, 2018

Calendar of Events in South Pasadena and surrounding areas compiled by Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action.

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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!
  • Last WISPPA meeting: Thanks to all who attended on Nov. 3. To see pictures and the link to the article Sally Kilby wrote for the South Pasadena Review, go to http://www.wisppa.org/wisppa-meetings.html
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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
The Housing Rights Center (HRC) will be hosting FREE Housing Rights Workshops throughout Los Angeles and Ventura County. The one in Pasadena will be held Thursday, December 13, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Pasadena Library. HRC will present information and resources regarding landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities, Fair Housing, and housing discrimination. 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 (800) 477-5977 extension #1103. For more info, click here.
Creative Visionaries of “The Resurrection Window” at South Pasadena Library Author Night Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. An Author Night illuminating the artful story about “The Resurrection Window: Vision-Creation-Mission,” a gorgeous coffee table book by David Judson, Tim Carey, and Narcissus Quagliata, will be presented in the Library Community Room on Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m. The three co-authors are the principals behind the world’s largest stained glass window, the magnificent $3.5 million fused glass masterpiece that was crafted in South Pasadena for a mega church in Kansas and received widespread national news attention. An excerpt from a documentary film in the making about the epic project, as well as an enlightening PowerPoint, will be screened along with the author talk that will also include an interactive audience Q & A. The colorful event is presented by the South Pasadena Public Library, the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, the South Pasadenan, and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library with special thanks to 210eastsound. Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro.
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 High School presents “The Laramie Project” by Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project. Fri Nov 16th, Sat Nov 17th, 7pm and Sun Nov 18th at 2pm. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, a young, gay college student, on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. The fallout from Matt’s murder on his family, his friends, the local Laramie community, the national LGBTQ+ movement, and the country at large was profound and spawned countless songs, essays, films, and one seminal play: The Laramie Project. Location: The Little Theater, South Pasadena High School, 1401 Fremont Ave. South Pasadena. General Admission is $15. Tickets may be purchased online at sphsasb.org, in the SPHS student bank after noon, or in the SPHS Main Office.
The Friends of the South Pasadena Library Holiday Book Sale! The Friends save up an amazing selection of giftable books for their huge annual sale. Open to the public Saturday, November 17, 10am-4:30pm and Sunday, November 18, 1-3pm in the Library Community Room. Friends members get first dibs at a special preview event (with free gift wrapping and refreshments) Friday, November 16, 6-7:30pm. Memberships available for purchase at the door! For more information about the Friends visit their website: http://www.friendsofsopaslibrary.org/
New Exhibitions at our New SPARC Gallery South Pasadena City Hall SPARC is excited about our new partnership with the City of South Pasadena to include two exhibition spaces at City Hall for the displaying contemporary art.This first exhibition features two South Pasadena artists, Michael Provart, exhibiting his large scale paintings on the ground floor. and the photographs of South Pasadena by local artist Cyndi Bemel.
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.
LA County Women’s Leadership Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center on November 29 are now open. Details here.
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.
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.