Walter Hoving Home’s Backyard BBQ Fundraiser May 24

Beth Greco, Jo Westervelt, Steve Novarro and Joyce Racine were among those who attended a previous year’s Walter Hoving Home Backyard BBQ fundraiser. This year’s event will be Thursday evening, May 24.
Beth Greco, Jo Westervelt, Steve Novarro and Joyce Racine were among those who attended a previous year’s Walter Hoving Home Backyard BBQ fundraiser. This year’s event will be Thursday evening, May 24.

The Walter Hoving Home will celebrate its 12th annual Backyard BBQ fundraiser on Thursday evening, May 24. The event, being held at 127 S. El Molino Ave., begins with a silent auction at 5:30. Dinner buffet lines open at 6 p.m. Smokin Steve’s Pit Barbecue will provide the dinners.
Acoustic guitarist Dennis Agajanian will perform as well as the choir of the women from the home.
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Planned Parenthood Fundraiser is May 10

OUTLOOK file photo Greg and Stephanie McLemore, Sheri Bonner and Susie Kramer were among those who attended last year’s Planned Parenthood fundraiser in Pasadena. This year’s event, themed “A Night for Your Rights,” is being held on Thursday evening, May 10.
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Greg and Stephanie McLemore, Sheri Bonner and Susie Kramer were among those who attended last year’s Planned Parenthood fundraiser in Pasadena. This year’s event, themed “A Night for Your Rights,” is being held on Thursday evening, May 10.

Planned Parenthood Advocates Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley’s annual fundraiser, “A Night for Your Rights,” will be held on Thursday evening, May 10, at a private residence in Pasadena. The event will feature L.A. County Board of Supervisors Hilda Solis as the guest speaker. Solis has been a champion for the people who rely on Planned Parenthood since her days as a U.S. Congresswoman and as the Secretary of Labor under President Obama.
PP Advocates is the advocacy and political sister organization of Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley. The organization’s mission is to advocate for a social and political climate that ensures the rights and access to reproductive and sexual health care and education. Proceeds of this event helps fund their work in this critical election year.
“Planned Parenthood Advocates is committed to ensuring that all people have the rights and access to reproductive healthcare services and sex education that empowers them to make the healthiest decisions for their lives and relationships,” said Sheri Bonner, president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Pasadena and SGV chapter. “Our work to influence equitable public policy and ensuring that informed leaders are in place locally, throughout the state, and across the country is some of the most important work we can be doing to reach that goal.”
The patron committee chairs are Lauren Frankel, Kristin Maschka and Mary Ulin. Event chairs are Dawn Fanning Moore and Jennifer Thibault. Additional patron committee members include Ava Alexandar, Sheri Bonner, Judith Brown, Anne Collins-Doehne, Sally De Witt, Maureen Eagle Gelberg, Roni Geva, Erika Hamden, Julianne Hines, Laura Hobart, Margaret Katch, Carol Kirby, Amber Nelson, Robin Pacheco-Thieltges, Terry Paule, Dave Quast, Vivian Rescalvo, Juliana Serrano, Tammy Silver, Jake Stevens, Phil Swan, Karen and Nick Taylor, Carla Treggs and Felicia Williams.
For tickets and more information, visit bit.ly/rights2018 or email Angela Shen at ashen@pppsgv.org or call (626) 794-5737, ext. 106.

AbilityFirst Stroll & Roll To Be Held on April 8

Created as a day to bring awareness and funding for AbilityFirst programs for children and adults with disabilities, this year’s Stroll & Roll will highlight the various programs that help individuals achieve his or her personal best.
The organization’s signature fundraiser will be held on Sunday, April 8, at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. The park is at 1245 N. Spring St. between Broadway and Spring Street. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., breakfast and group photos 8:30 a.m., welcome ceremony at 9 a.m. and step-off at 9:30 a.m.
Presented by Comerica Bank, Nextera Energy and Subaru of Glendale, Stroll & Roll will feature a new venue with new interactive experiences along the 5K route, including a Los Angeles Chargers sponsored football throwing contest, a fully accessible photo booth and several food trucks.
To find event information and to register, visit strollandroll.org.

‘Share the Love’ Fundraiser on March 2

Local resident Meline Sirouinian, the Berube family and their friends will host “Share the Love,” a fundraiser for the leukemia and lymphoma program at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, on Friday, March 2. The fundraiser is being held in honor of their son, Christopher Berube, a current La Cañada Preparatory student who was treated at CHLA for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2015.
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Cleo King Fundraiser to Benefit First AME Church

Actor/producer Cleo King will perform at First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Pasadena on Saturday, Jan. 13. She and The Love History Workshop will be featured during the annual Rev. Martin Luther King Breakfast.
King played the sassy grandmother in CBS’ television show, “Mike & Molly.” She is currently working on “Transformers 4” with Mark Wahlberg, director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg.
The upcoming event is hosted by the Olivia Wilson Women’s Missionary Society, First African Methodist Episcopal Church, which is located at 1700 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Tickets are $15 per person, with proceeds benefiting missionary units’ funding in order to assist more underserved people in the community.

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.
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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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