Tournament of Roses Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Tournament of Roses Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018 grant assistance program. Since its inception in 1983, the Foundation has invested more than $3 million in more than 200 Pasadena-area organizations. The grant award maximum is $10,000. The grant awards in 2017 totaled $200,000, and the average grant was approximately $4,400.
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Presbyterian Church Presents Candlelight and Carols Dec. 9

Photo courtesy Pasadena Presbyterian Church The Pasadena Presbyterian Church choir performed at last year’s candlelight event. This year’s concert is Saturday, Dec. 9.
Photo courtesy Pasadena Presbyterian Church
The Pasadena Presbyterian Church choir performed at last year’s candlelight event. This year’s concert is Saturday, Dec. 9.

Pasadena Presbyterian Church’s Friends of Music presents the 73rd annual Candlelight and Carols on Saturday, Dec. 9, with duplicate performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. This Pasadena holiday tradition for the whole family features PPC’s resident musicians and a professional orchestra, offering sacred and secular music of the season.
This year’s program includes singing by five choirs, two hand bell choirs, three commissioned Christmas carol arrangements, a reprise of last year’s hit “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” plus audience carols accompanied by the orchestra with PPC’s pipe organ.
The concert is free. Pasadena Presbyterian Church is located at 585 E. Colorado Blvd. For more information, call (626) 793-2191 or visit ppcmusic.org.

PCC Names New Director of Economic and Workforce Development

Salvatrice Cummo
Salvatrice Cummo

The Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District has appointed Salvatrice Cummo as executive director of Pasadena City College’s economic and workforce development efforts.
In her new role, Cummo will drive the college’s strategy to supply a trained, flexible workforce that serves the region’s labor market needs. Through increasing the education levels of the local population, PCC increases the San Gabriel Valley’s economic output while helping close the workforce skills gap and fostering successful student completion.
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PFAR Wreath Auction is Dec. 1

Photo by Melissa Kobe / OUTLOOK George Penner, Waleed Delawari and Brent Chang were among those who attended a recent PFAR Charitable Foundation Wreath Auction. This year’s annual fundraiser is being held on Friday evening, Dec. 1, at the Altadena Town & Country Club.
Photo by Melissa Kobe / OUTLOOK
George Penner, Waleed Delawari and Brent Chang were among those who attended a recent PFAR Charitable Foundation Wreath Auction. This year’s annual fundraiser is being held on Friday evening, Dec. 1, at the Altadena Town & Country Club.

The Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation will host its largest charity event of the year — its 26th annual Wreath Auction, “A Night in Tinseltown,” on Friday evening, Dec. 1. The charity auction and dinner begins at 6 p.m. at the Altadena Town & Country Club.
More than 150 guests are expected to attend. Guests will contend for the finest Christmas wreaths and other auction items during the formal affair.
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