7th Annual Climate Change Forum on March 24

The sky isn’t falling, but the sea is rising — possibly 6 feet or more by 2100. What the latest science tells us about this and what needs to be done to protect ourselves is the topic of the seventh annual Climate Change Forum. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area, the forum is free and open to the public. It will be held Saturday, March 24, from 9:30 a.m.-noon at First United Methodist Church, 500 E. Colorado Blvd. Free parking off Green Street is available behind the church.
Two distinguished JPL scientists — Annmarie Eldering and Ian Fenty — will present recent findings on global warming science and discuss climate-change policy implications. Eldering is deputy project scientist for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2) Earth satellite. Fenty, a climate scientist, studies polar-ice melting and sea-level rise.

Junior League Simply Speaking Fundraiser is April 28

Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz
Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz

The Junior League of Pasadena Inc. is hosting its fifth annual Simply Speaking Benefit. It is open to the public and will take place on Saturday, April 28, at 6 p.m. at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. Space is limited, so RSVP early to reserve a seat at tinyurl.com/simplyspeaking18.
Guests will begin their evening by enjoying a selection of items for bid in the silent auction, followed by a live musical performance during cocktail hour, as well as dancing later in the evening. The dinner program will feature a live performance by recording artist Dani Carter, and a keynote address by Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz, creator and executive producer of Nickelodeon’s preschool series “Shimmer and Shine.”
The silent auction will feature beauty services, interior design services, restaurant certificates and more.
Funds raised from the night will contribute to JLP’s focus on BELS (business, entrepreneurship and leadership skills for women) to empower women to break barriers in order to build futures and strengthen their communities. For information regarding donations, contact donate@jlpasadena.org.