Healey Classes’ Famous Tom Sawyer Quilts for Sale

Photos courtesy Judi Healey Almost every school year, Judy Healey’s 6th-graders worked on quilts inspired by “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” such as this one, which was made by her class in 2000. The quilts are for sale now, with proceeds going to the Palm Crest Elementary PTA.
Photos courtesy Judi Healey
Almost every school year, Judy Healey’s 6th-graders worked on quilts inspired by “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” such as this one, which was made by her class in 2000. The quilts are for sale now, with proceeds going to the Palm Crest Elementary PTA.

The black-and-white spools of thread in Chapter 1, the famous white-washed fence in Chapter 2 … patch by patch, almost every year since 1999, the story of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” was stitched together by 6th-grade students in Judi Healey’s Palm Crest Elementary School language arts class.
For years the patches hung like banners in Room 5, and PCR alums would frequently come back and look for their class quilt and their own patch. Now, with Healey’s retirement last summer, the quilts are up for sale. At $75 per quilt, proceeds will go to the PCR PTA. Continue reading “Healey Classes’ Famous Tom Sawyer Quilts for Sale”

Planned Parenthood Pasadena’s Fall Benefit is Oct. 1

Photo courtesy Planned Parenthood Some Planned Parenthood Pasadena’s Fall Benefit Patron Committee members gearing up for the Oct. 1 fundraiser include (from left) Ceinwyn Clark, Angela Visca, Deborah Williams, Nick Taylor, Mary Blodgett, Board Chair Sally De Witt, Laura Fleming, event co-chair Yvonne Zaro, event co-chair Stephanie McLemore, President/CEO Sheri Bonner, Debra Beadle and B.J. Kirwan Hanna.
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Some Planned Parenthood Pasadena’s Fall Benefit Patron Committee members gearing up for the Oct. 1 fundraiser include (from left) Ceinwyn Clark, Angela Visca, Deborah Williams, Nick Taylor, Mary Blodgett, Board Chair Sally De Witt, Laura Fleming, event co-chair Yvonne Zaro, event co-chair Stephanie McLemore, President/CEO Sheri Bonner, Debra Beadle and B.J. Kirwan Hanna.
Dr. Willie Parker
Dr. Willie Parker

Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley will hold its annual Fall Benefit on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Langham Huntington Hotel. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
A tradition since the 1960s, the group’s Fall Benefit is the organization’s signature fundraiser and welcomes 400 of the region’s top philanthropists and community leaders each year.
The Fall Benefit raises essential funds to support Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley’s four health centers located in Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Alhambra and Glendora. Each year, more than 60,000 patients visit, in addition to 11,000 opportunities for sex and relationship education that occur at local schools and colleges.
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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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