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. Continue reading “Hathaway-Sycamores Hosts Fundraiser at L.A. Zoo”
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. Continue reading “‘Bach to Broadway’ Concert to Help Restore St. Andrew Church”
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. Continue reading “AbilityFirst Festival of Fall is Scheduled for Oct. 15”
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. Continue reading “Tim Allen Headlines at Ice House Oct. 13”
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”
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”
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”
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’”