St. Bede the Venerable Choir Holds Spring Concert May 19

St. Bede the Venerable Church in La Cañada Flintridge Music Ministry is proud to announce its annual spring concert, featuring the works of Franz Schubert Mass in G and Beethoven’s “Hallelujah; Christ on the Mount of Olives,” on May 19 at 8 p.m.
The concert, which costs a donation of $15 for adults and $5 for children, will take place at St. Bede the Venerable, located at 215 Foothill Blvd.
Franz Schubert’s Mass in G was composed in 1815 in less than a week, the year after his first Mass had been successfully performed in Shubert’s home parish. The second Mass was originally more modestly scored than the first, which is characteristic for Schubert; he is more interested in an over-all devotional mood of a religious composition than in individualistic romantic text-expression, compared to those, for example, that Beethoven would use in his Masses.
“Hallelujah; Christ on the Mount of Olives” (Christus am Olberge Op. 85), is an oratorio by Ludwig van Beethoven portraying the emotional and dramatic humanistic portrayal of the Christ passion, which includes the popularity of the finale chorus “Hallelujah,” frequently performed by church, high school and college choirs.
For more information, call (818) 949-4300 or (818) 321-5503.

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is May 4

Photo by Carin Yates / OUTLOOK Mayor Terry Tornek (far right) is joined by Friends In Deed board chair Richard Cheung, Delores Hickenbottom and Maria Tornek at last year’s Pasadena Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast. This year’s event will be held Thursday morning, May 4.
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Mayor Terry Tornek (far right) is joined by Friends In Deed board chair Richard Cheung, Delores Hickenbottom and Maria Tornek at last year’s Pasadena Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast. This year’s event will be held Thursday morning, May 4.

The 44th annual Pasadena Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast will be held Thursday morning, May 4, at the Pasadena Convention Center. Doors open just before 7 a.m.; the program begins promptly at 7:30.
Proceeds will benefit Friends In Deed, which helps serve the homeless and at-risk population in Greater Pasadena.
The breakfast’s keynote speaker will be John Kobara, who serves as executive director and chief operating officer of the California Community Foundation.
Individual tickets are $35; a “Friends Table” of 10 is $400. Event sponsorships range from $500 to $1,500.
For sponsorship information, call (626) 797-2402 or visit friendsindeedpas@gmail.com.

LCHS PTA Celebrates 31st Annual Spring Home Tour

The La Canada High School 7-12 PTA Home Tour is celebrating its 31st year by featuring four exquisite and well-appointed homes and grounds and an evening reception with a mini tour of another beautiful residence on Friday, April 28. In addition, one of the tour homes will be the site of boutique shopping, with eight vendors selling apparel, accessories and home décor items.

The homes will be open for touring from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and from 3:30-6:30 p.m. The separately ticketed evening reception is from 6-8 p.m. and will offer enticing opportunity baskets and venues for festive parties hosted by PTA members. Tickets are available online at lacandahometour.com and can be purchased at pre-sale prices online or at Printefex, Flintridge Bookstore and the Apple Cart until 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 27. The Apple Cart is the site for same-day ticket sales, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 28. Proceeds from this event will benefit the LCHS 7/8 PTA and the LCHS 9-12 PTSA programs, technology, library and campus support. Contact hometour@lchs78.org with questions.

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Healthy Eating for Cancer Patients

A presentation on healthy eating for cancer patients will be given at the Cancer Support Community Pasadena on Monday, May 15, from 6:30-8 p.m. The presentation is free.
Pam Braun, former chef and restaurant owner, will share her healthy eating plan for cancer patients and survivors. She will explain what to put into the shopping cart and how to cook it.
The Cancer Support Community is located at 76 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215. Call for reservations at (626) 796-1083 or visit cscpasadena.org.

PACEF Hosts Annual Luncheon, Fashion Show May 20

Kevan Hall
Kevan Hall

The Pasadena-Altadena Community Endowment Fund will host its 9th Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show, “Hat-ti-tude with Attitude” on Saturday, May 20, to help benefit its scholarship endowment.
Ladies (and privileged gentlemen) will be swanking and swooning over haute couture ensembles and fabulous chapeaux. The highly-anticipated affair encourages guests to “wear a hat like you mean it: With attitude.” The event will highlight fashions by award-winning designer Kevan Hall. Tickets are now available.
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Masters of Taste to Raise Funds for Homeless May 7

Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK Liz Trussell, Margaret Sedenquist, Nancy Naecker and Jan Sanders were among those who enjoyed last year’s Masters of Taste fundraiser to benefit Union Station Homeless Services. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, May 7, at the Rose Bowl. There will be food from more than 40 top cocktail bars, California wineries, local craft breweries, pressed juices and hand-roasted coffee. For tickets, visit MastersofTasteLA.com/Tickets.
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Liz Trussell, Margaret Sedenquist, Nancy Naecker and Jan Sanders were among those who enjoyed last year’s Masters of Taste fundraiser to benefit Union Station Homeless Services. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, May 7, at the Rose Bowl. There will be food from more than 40 top cocktail bars, California wineries, local craft breweries, pressed juices and hand-roasted coffee. For tickets, visit MastersofTasteLA.com/Tickets.

Horse Show to Benefit Huntington Hospital

Flintridge La Cañada Guild is partnering again with West Palms Events for the annual Flintridge Horse Show. The event will be held at the Flintridge Riding Club Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29.
Friday’s tasting event, sponsored by Allen Lund Co. takes place from 6-8 p.m. and will feature tacos with tequila, wine and beer tastings provided by Rosso Wine Shop.  Tickets are $50 per person with complimentary valet parking included. Continue reading “Horse Show to Benefit Huntington Hospital”

Young Life Hosts Annual Dinner and Auction

Photo by Erin Rodick / OUTLOOK Pam Gang, Jennifer Genske and Cathy and Edward Yu enjoyed the annual Greater Pasadena Young Life fundraising banquet and auction as nearly 300 guests enjoyed a program filled with laughter and touching stories from Young Life staff, students and leaders. The dramatic impact of Young Life was palpable, and the influence of leaders in the lives of students was clearly evident. Dave Avramovich, the area director, shared about the hope for continued development of Young Life in the surrounding communities. In order to do so, they hope to raise even more money to continue their work impacting more than 2,000 kids weekly around the Pasadena area. Since 2007, Young Life has grown from two to 15 schools, from 10 to 74 volunteer leaders and from 200 to 2,000 students reached.
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Pam Gang, Jennifer Genske and Cathy and Edward Yu enjoyed the annual Greater Pasadena Young Life fundraising banquet and auction as nearly 300 guests enjoyed a program filled with laughter and touching stories from Young Life staff, students and leaders. The dramatic impact of Young Life was palpable, and the influence of leaders in the lives of students was clearly evident. Dave Avramovich, the area director, shared about the hope for continued development of Young Life in the surrounding communities. In order to do so, they hope to raise even more money to continue their work impacting more than 2,000 kids weekly around the Pasadena area. Since 2007, Young Life has grown from two to 15 schools, from 10 to 74 volunteer leaders and from 200 to 2,000 students reached.