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. Continue reading “Friends In Deed’s ‘Jazz on the Green’ Concert Sept. 27”
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. Continue reading “Showcase House Accepting Applications for Grants”
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. Continue reading “Ladies Night Out to Benefit Cancer Support Community”
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. Continue reading “Sept. 24 PinotFaire Benefits AbilityFirst”
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. Continue reading “After 56 Years, Mothers’ Club Becomes Families Forward”
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. Continue reading “‘Stars For Tomorrow’ Gala at Rose Bowl Sept. 21”
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. Continue reading “Door of Hope Auction Offers Vacation Homes, Concert Tickets”
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.
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 email@example.com.
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”