The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, the private nonprofit organization created to support the Rose Bowl Stadium, has announced a lead gift of $10 million from Tod Spieker and his family, kicking off the launch of Legacy’s centennial capital campaign.
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The public is invited to Kidspace’s 23rd annual Pumpkin Festival on the weekend of Oct. 14-15 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Brookside Park. Last year, the free event drew almost 20,000 people from across Southern California.
The festival, hosted by the Circle of Friends, features complimentary crafts and live musical performances from acts such as GEM Sisters, BARK, The Alana Banana Show, Revolution Dance Center, Rumbling Rhythms, Cleary Irish Dance and the Hollow Trees.
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Foothill Unity Center is partnering with the Ice House in Pasadena for Laughs for a Cause at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, with 70% of the event’s ticket sales going to the capital campaign for Foothill Unity Center.
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The Pasadena Symphony will open its 89th Season with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Prokofiev’s 2nd Violin Concerto on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Ambassador Auditorium with performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The season opener also will feature the world premiere of “Ichabod! The Protest Is Over,” by James Lee III.
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On Saturday, Oct. 28, the Board of Trustees and the Gala Committee of the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House will hold An Enchanted Evening Gala to raise funds for the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House.
The gala begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction at 7:30 p.m. at the Langham Huntington Hotel’s Huntington Ballroom, where DJ Noble will play. Wine and champagne will be donated by longtime supporter San Antonio Winery.
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Professional Child Development Associates will celebrate 20 years of serving children with autism or other developmental disabilities at its ninth annual Harvest Moon Gala Dinner and Art Auction to be held on Sunday, Oct. 1. All proceeds will benefit PCDA.
Bob Joe will receive this year’s PCDA Community Service Award at the event, which will be held at a private South Pasadena home.
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Mike Nyeholt keeps on swimming.
The former three-time All-American swimmer, who was paralyzed from the chest down following a motorcycle accident 37 years ago, is in the pool three, sometimes four times a week. Despite some shoulder injuries, the Pasadena resident still hits the water and is a familiar face to anyone doing laps at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center pool.
He has a lot to swim for. This year, his Swim With Mike nonprofit is bigger than ever, helping 56 physically disabled athletes find new purpose in life through scholarships at colleges nationwide. The Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund, based at USC, is the only kind in the country, raising more than $19.6 million and sending recipients to 104 universities across the country since its inception.
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Thousands are expected to attend the Taste of South Lake on Saturday, Oct. 14. Guests can enjoy cuisine from more than 20 of Pasadena’s South Lake Avenue restaurants, cooking demonstrations from talented area chefs, musical performances from internationally known bands, an interactive vendor village, as well as beer, wine and a cocktail garden.
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