Friends In Deed’s ‘Jazz on the Green’ Concert Sept. 27

OUTLOOK file photo Mayor Terry Tornek and his wife, Maria, were among those who enjoyed last year’s Jazz on the Green concert. This year’s fundraiser, which benefits Pasadena-based Friends In Deed, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27.
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Mayor Terry Tornek and his wife, Maria, were among those who enjoyed last year’s Jazz on the Green concert. This year’s fundraiser, which benefits Pasadena-based Friends In Deed, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Friends In Deed returns for its annual fundraiser, Jazz on the Green, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Castle Green in Pasadena. From 5:30-8:30 p.m., guests will experience the smooth sounds of jazz. There will also be a silent auction.
Friends In Deed, an interfaith nonprofit organization, meets many needs of the most vulnerable residents of greater Pasadena — homeless and at-risk individuals including women and children.
Honorees for the event include the Rev. Donna Byrns, Friends In Deed community liaison; San Marino Community Church; and Western Rooter. According to an event spokesperson, the honorees have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the needs of the Pasadena community and been a valued supporter of Friends In Deed’s mission and programs over the years.
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Showcase House Accepting Applications for Grants

Musical theater, school marching bands, youth symphony programs and music therapy are just some of the nonprofit organizations that have benefitted from gifts and grants from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts. President Marilyn Anderson has announced that applications for gifts and grants are now available at PasadenaShowcase.org. The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, Oct. 6.
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Ladies Night Out to Benefit Cancer Support Community

Photo courtesy Cancer Support Community Pasadena Ladies Night Out committee members include (front row, from left) Executive Director Meg Symes, co-chairs Samantha Knight, Lyn Beecher Salembier and Michelle Mendez, and Danielle Gay. Middle row: Mary Rita Katana, Peggy Smith, Alison Hubbs, Kathy Meeks, Christina Kempton and Melissa Alcorn. Back: Toi Treister, Julie Wofford, Tracy Grohs and Vicki Laidig.
Photo courtesy Cancer Support Community Pasadena
Ladies Night Out committee members include (front row, from left) Executive Director Meg Symes, co-chairs Samantha Knight, Lyn Beecher Salembier and Michelle Mendez, and Danielle Gay. Middle row: Mary Rita Katana, Peggy Smith, Alison Hubbs, Kathy Meeks, Christina Kempton and Melissa Alcorn. Back: Toi Treister, Julie Wofford, Tracy Grohs and Vicki Laidig.

Cancer Support Community Pasadena will host its seventh annual Ladies Night Out, an evening of entertainment, laughter and commemoration, on Thursday, Oct. 5. The celebratory benefit was created to honor the courageous women in the community who have been touched by cancer. The event will be tiki themed and take place at Pasadena’s concert venue “The Rose.” The evening’s events will begin at 6:30 p.m.
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Sept. 24 PinotFaire Benefits AbilityFirst

The Enthusiast Club toasts at the PinotFaire festival.
The Enthusiast Club toasts at the PinotFaire festival.

PinotFaire, Pasadena’s premiere wine festival, will kick off its ninth year at the Altadena Country Club on Sunday, Sept. 24. This year, a portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Pasadena-based nonprofit AbilityFirst, a 91-year-old organization serving children and adults with disabilities and with a new addition of a Best of the Best Wine Tasting Competition, featuring a blind taste test in which participants choose their top three favorite wines.
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After 56 Years, Mothers’ Club Becomes Families Forward

Families Forward participants
Families Forward participants

Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center has changed its name. It is now called Families Forward Learning Center to reflect the organization’s evolution to preparing families living in isolation and poverty to succeed in school and in life through a unique two-generation learning program.
“The heart of our organization has always been our staff and the people we serve, and as we become Families Forward, the spirit and legacy of Mothers’ Club will persist in our unmatched commitment to improving the lives of Pasadena’s at-risk families,” said Families Forward Executive Director Hector La Farga Jr.
Joining in the announcement celebration on Thursday were representatives from local elected officials, including state Sen. Anthony Portantino, Assemblyman Christopher Holden, Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and various members of the Pasadena City Council.
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‘Stars For Tomorrow’ Gala at Rose Bowl Sept. 21

Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK Robert Davidson, Larry Edson, Gregg Smith, Bill Podley, Raphael Henderson, Augie Flores, Steve Usher and David DiCristofaro were among those who attended a previous Stars For Tomorrow annual benefit. This year’s fundraiser will be held Thursday evening, Sept. 21, at the Rose Bowl.
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Robert Davidson, Larry Edson, Gregg Smith, Bill Podley, Raphael Henderson, Augie Flores, Steve Usher and David DiCristofaro were among those who attended a previous Stars For Tomorrow annual benefit. This year’s fundraiser will be held Thursday evening, Sept. 21, at the Rose Bowl.

The Lake Avenue Community Foundation’s “Stars for Tomorrow” annual benefit will be held at the Rose Bowl on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the STARS after-school and mentoring programs.
The benefit will begin with a reception at the stadium’s Court of Champions, followed by dinner and live auction inside the UCLA home team locker room.
Live auction items include a Tournament of Roses New Year’s Day VIP package (including Rose Bowl game tickets, Rose Parade tickets, VIP passes to the Rose Bowl Tailgate Luncheon and VIP parking); tickets to an upcoming Coldplay concert (including dinner) at the Rose Bowl; superb Dodger Dugout Club tickets behind home plate; a six-course meal and wine pairing for 8 people at a lovely Pasadena home; a one-week Hawaiian vacation in a gorgeous estate on the Big Island; and a one-week vacation to a beautiful beach resort in Cancun.
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Door of Hope Auction Offers Vacation Homes, Concert Tickets

Door of Hope, based in Pasadena, is hosting a special online auction through this weekend, which features 60 different packages. Some of the high-end items include vacation homes in Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, concert tickets, sports memorabilia and unique wine parties. Proceeds from the auction, which closes Sunday, Sept. 17, will benefit the families and children experiencing homelessness who Door of Hope serves.
Featured auction items include a dream vacation at a beachfront Mexican villa in Puerto Vallarta, which will include eight days and seven nights, complete with a personal chef, wait staff, personal bartender, security guard and private spa services. The property is located on 1 acre of white sandy beach and features a Junior Olympics-size swimming pool and media room. The villa can accommodate up to 22 guests.
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MonteCedro Holds Resident Art Exhibition

MonteCedro residents explore various art mediums created by their neighbors.
MonteCedro residents explore various art mediums created by their neighbors.

MonteCedro recently held its second annual Resident Art Exhibition, which was a huge success and well attended by friends and family. Also in attendance was a group of Elliott Middle School art students as an extension of the ongoing partnership with the Creative Living Academy at MonteCedro. The various art mediums ranged from oils, watercolor and charcoal to handcrafted jewelry, quilts and glass mosaics. All the impressive pieces displayed were original works created by residents through the decades.
MonteCedro is the newest senior living community built in Greater Los Angeles in 20 years, located at 2212 El Molino Ave. in Altadena. For more information, visit montecedro.org.

‘Bites ’N Brews’ to Benefit Rosemary Children’s Services

Rosemary Children’s Services will host “Bites ’N Brews” on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 1-5 p.m. The event, presented by RSC’s Advocacy Committee, will be held at the York Manor at 4908 York Blvd. in Los Angeles. Proceeds will help support foster youth.
Attendees will enjoy craft beer, food tastings, music and raffle prizes.
For event information, call Suly Argueta at (626) 844-3033 ext. 222 or email sargueta@rosemarychildren.org.

Arboretum to Honor Two Longtime Supporters

Photo courtesy Jill Hawkins Committee members gearing up for the Arboretum’s Oct. 1 fundraiser include (from left) Brittany Fabeck, Alexandra Poer, honoree Peggy Rahn, Gale Kohl, Arboretum CEO Richard Schulhof, honoree Susan Kranwinkle, Phaedra Ledbetter, Sylvia Rosenberger, Susan Delaney, Jill Berry and Peggy Dark. (Not pictured are Terri Kohl and Annette Castro-Ramirez.)
Photo courtesy Jill Hawkins
Committee members gearing up for the Arboretum’s Oct. 1 fundraiser include (from left) Brittany Fabeck, Alexandra Poer, honoree Peggy Rahn, Gale Kohl, Arboretum CEO Richard Schulhof, honoree Susan Kranwinkle, Phaedra Ledbetter, Sylvia Rosenberger, Susan Delaney, Jill Berry and Peggy Dark. (Not pictured are Terri Kohl and Annette Castro-Ramirez.)

Peggy Rahn and Susan Kranwinkle have contributed immeasurably to the L.A. County Arboretum for decades, having together played a significant role in the Arboretum’s culinary classes. They will be honored at “A Night to Honor Peg & Sue” on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Arboretum in Arcadia. Cocktails will be at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading “Arboretum to Honor Two Longtime Supporters”