As the gradual reopening of schools, churches, restaurants, recreational and community facilities begins to bring life-as-we-once-knew-it back to Burbank, one organization of the local artistic community has already made its return to the stage.
This past week, the Burbank-based Conundrum Theatre Company joined forces with the Burbank Community YMCA to stage a drive-in concert fundraiser to support the Y’s new Social Impact Center.
The Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation kicks off the summer with its first fundraiser of the year: the 27th annual Charity Wine Tasting and Auction Event. The event is from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, at the home of John Fairbanks and Ray Hayes in Altadena. Proceeds will benefit local charities and student scholarships. Continue reading “PFAR Wine Tasting Auction is June 21”
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. Continue reading “Walter Hoving Home’s Backyard BBQ Fundraiser May 24”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (626) 794-5737, ext. 106.
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.
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. Continue reading “‘Share the Love’ Fundraiser on March 2”
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.
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”