Hathaway-Sycamores Hosts Fundraiser at L.A. Zoo

Gayle and Michael Galper
Gayle and Michael Galper

The Los Angeles Zoo will be the site of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ 9th annual Celebrating Children fundraiser. In addition to raising funds for youth development activities to help the boys who reside at the organization’s El Nido Campus, guests at the Oct. 7 family-friendly event will enjoy exploring the zoo after-hours at this private affair.
This year’s dinner event, presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers, is from 6-10 p.m. The public can purchase tickets to the event, which includes an opportunity to meet some of the youth whose lives have been changed by the services they have received at El Nido. There also will be carousel rides, a silent auction, special gifts and giveaways.
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Rusnak Auto Group Donates $100,000 to Cancer Support Community

Photo courtesy CSCP Celebrating the $100,000 donation are Meg Symes, Cancer Support Community’s executive director; Paul Rusnak, founder and chairman of Rusnak Auto Group; Liz Rusnak Arizmendi, vice president of public relations at Rusnak Auto Group; Michael Healy, CSCP board president; and Patricia Ostiller, CSCP director of development.
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Celebrating the $100,000 donation are Meg Symes, Cancer Support Community’s executive director; Paul Rusnak, founder and chairman of Rusnak Auto Group; Liz Rusnak Arizmendi, vice president of public relations at Rusnak Auto Group; Michael Healy, CSCP board president; and Patricia Ostiller, CSCP director of development.

Cancer Support Community Pasadena recently received an unprecedented $100,000 matching gift from Rusnak Auto Group. Paul Rusnak, founder of Rusnak Auto Group, had announced a matching challenge of $100,000 at CSCP’s annual gala five months ago.
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‘Bach to Broadway’ Concert to Help Restore St. Andrew Church

Photo by Erin Rodick / OUTLOOK Claire Bogaard, Rev. Paul Sustayta of Pasadena’s St. Andrew Church, Jerilyn McAniff and Bill Bogaard were among those who enjoyed last year’s “Bach to Broadway” concert. The 23rd annual event will be held Friday evening, Sept. 29.
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Claire Bogaard, Rev. Paul Sustayta of Pasadena’s St. Andrew Church, Jerilyn McAniff and Bill Bogaard were among those who enjoyed last year’s “Bach to Broadway” concert. The 23rd annual event will be held Friday evening, Sept. 29.

The acclaimed Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform Friday, Sept. 29, at St. Andrew Church in Pasadena in the 23rd annual “Bach to Broadway” Concert. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.
Also performing will be a group of 23 professional choristers from the Los Robles Master Chorale under the artistic direction of Lesley Leighton, the former associate conductor of the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
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AbilityFirst Festival of Fall is Scheduled for Oct. 15

Photo courtesy AbilityFirst AbilityFirst Festival of Fall steering committee members include (front row, from left) Mark Fedde, Kris Bacani, Cynthia Amerio and co-chair Greg Wood. Back: co-chair Amit Patel, Samuel McRoberts, Joseph Longo and Paige Parris. Not pictured: Michael Hawkins, Jacqueline Kibler, Gale Kohl and Todd Johnson.
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AbilityFirst Festival of Fall steering committee members include (front row, from left) Mark Fedde, Kris Bacani, Cynthia Amerio and co-chair Greg Wood. Back: co-chair Amit Patel, Samuel McRoberts, Joseph Longo and Paige Parris. Not pictured: Michael Hawkins, Jacqueline Kibler, Gale Kohl and Todd Johnson.

AbilityFirst will hold its 43rd annual Festival of Fall Gourmet Food and Wine Event from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, on the grounds of the majestic and historic Laurabelle A. Robinson estate in Pasadena.
Jeff Michael, co-host of “This Morning on CBS-2,” will emcee the event and Lauren Potter, best known for her role as Becky on the hit TV show “Glee,” will serve as honorary chair.
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Tim Allen Headlines at Ice House Oct. 13

Tim Allen
Tim Allen

The Ice House Comedy Club will welcome Tim Allen for one show only on Friday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m.
Best known for his iconic roles in “Toy Story,” “Santa Clause,” “Wild Hogs,” “Galaxy Quest” and many more, Allen has reached an international level of superstardom.
Allen honed his talents as a stand-up comic throughout the ’80s, providing a lead-in to his highly successful ABC television series “Home Improvement,” where he garnered a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy nomination and was honored with the People’s Choice Award for favorite male performer in a television series for eight years in a row.
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Families Forward Offers Education Services for High-Risk Parents, Children

Photo courtesy Families Forward Learning Center Families Forward Learning Center benefits both parents and their children in the northwest Pasadena community.
Photo courtesy Families Forward Learning Center
Families Forward Learning Center benefits both parents and their children in the northwest Pasadena community.

Like most big families, Families Forward Learning Center members almost always end up gathering in the same spot: the kitchen, of course.
It’s the heart of the home, where breakfasts and lunches are shared and the conversation flows. For young parents living far from any family and struggling financially, it’s where a cup of coffee also offers a reprieve from the pressures of raising young children.
“This is just where everyone comes through, between classes or before or after,” said Berit Anderson, development associate of Families Forward Learning Center, giving a recent tour of the center’s gleaming kitchen and colorful facility. “It really is the heart of our center. I’m sure you can tell today is fish stick day!” Continue reading “Families Forward Offers Education Services for High-Risk Parents, Children”

Little Rock Nine Alumnus Reflects 60 Years Later

Terrence Roberts
Terrence Roberts

When Pasadena resident Terrence Roberts was growing up in the 1950s in Little Rock, Arkansas, he wasn’t allowed to sit in most restaurants or even enter a good number of them, only able to order food from a side window. The rest of his life, he knew, would be defined by racial segregation; where he could walk, live and work, whether he could go to school or get a bank loan or whom he could marry. Every move would be controlled. Continue reading “Little Rock Nine Alumnus Reflects 60 Years Later”

Caltech Scientist to Speak at Trojan Affiliates Meeting Oct. 5

USC Trojan Affiliates, a philanthropic and social women’s group of USC, invites alumni, parents and friends to attend its upcoming meeting on Thursday, Oct. 5, at El Portal Restaurant, 695 E. Green St. in Pasadena. The social reception begins at 6 p.m. with the dinner at 7 p.m., followed by the program and meeting. The evening will feature Vandana Desai, deputy science lead for the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science at Caltech speaking on “Seeing the Universe With Infrared Eyes.” Continue reading “Caltech Scientist to Speak at Trojan Affiliates Meeting Oct. 5”

Museum of History Presents ‘Royals of Pasadena’

Photo courtesy Jim Staub Past Rose Queens gathered at the opening of the “Royals of Pasadena” exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of History last week, including (from left) 2005 Rose Queen Ashley Moreno, 1997 Rose Queen Jennifer Halferty Johnson, 1987 Rose Queen Kristin Harris McDonald, 1985 Rose Queen Kristina Smith, 1974 Rose Queen Miranda Barone, 1966 Rose Queen Carole Cota-Gelfuso and 1953 Rose Queen Leah Feland Cullen.
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Past Rose Queens gathered at the opening of the “Royals of Pasadena” exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of History last week, including (from left) 2005 Rose Queen Ashley Moreno, 1997 Rose Queen Jennifer Halferty Johnson, 1987 Rose Queen Kristin Harris McDonald, 1985 Rose Queen Kristina Smith, 1974 Rose Queen Miranda Barone, 1966 Rose Queen Carole Cota-Gelfuso and 1953 Rose Queen Leah Feland Cullen.

In honor of the 100th Rose Queen, Pasadena Museum of History has opened an exhibition celebrating the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Royal Court.
“Royals of Pasadena” is on view through Feb. 11 and will explore the traditions and history of the Royal Court, from the selection process to the Rose Queen Coronation, to riding on a float in the Rose Parade. Continue reading “Museum of History Presents ‘Royals of Pasadena’”