Door of Hope Auction Offers Vacation Homes, Concert Tickets

Door of Hope, based in Pasadena, is hosting a special online auction through this weekend, which features 60 different packages. Some of the high-end items include vacation homes in Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, concert tickets, sports memorabilia and unique wine parties. Proceeds from the auction, which closes Sunday, Sept. 17, will benefit the families and children experiencing homelessness who Door of Hope serves.
Featured auction items include a dream vacation at a beachfront Mexican villa in Puerto Vallarta, which will include eight days and seven nights, complete with a personal chef, wait staff, personal bartender, security guard and private spa services. The property is located on 1 acre of white sandy beach and features a Junior Olympics-size swimming pool and media room. The villa can accommodate up to 22 guests.
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MonteCedro Holds Resident Art Exhibition

MonteCedro residents explore various art mediums created by their neighbors.
MonteCedro residents explore various art mediums created by their neighbors.

MonteCedro recently held its second annual Resident Art Exhibition, which was a huge success and well attended by friends and family. Also in attendance was a group of Elliott Middle School art students as an extension of the ongoing partnership with the Creative Living Academy at MonteCedro. The various art mediums ranged from oils, watercolor and charcoal to handcrafted jewelry, quilts and glass mosaics. All the impressive pieces displayed were original works created by residents through the decades.
MonteCedro is the newest senior living community built in Greater Los Angeles in 20 years, located at 2212 El Molino Ave. in Altadena. For more information, visit montecedro.org.

‘Bites ’N Brews’ to Benefit Rosemary Children’s Services

Rosemary Children’s Services will host “Bites ’N Brews” on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 1-5 p.m. The event, presented by RSC’s Advocacy Committee, will be held at the York Manor at 4908 York Blvd. in Los Angeles. Proceeds will help support foster youth.
Attendees will enjoy craft beer, food tastings, music and raffle prizes.
For event information, call Suly Argueta at (626) 844-3033 ext. 222 or email sargueta@rosemarychildren.org.

Arboretum to Honor Two Longtime Supporters

Photo courtesy Jill Hawkins Committee members gearing up for the Arboretum’s Oct. 1 fundraiser include (from left) Brittany Fabeck, Alexandra Poer, honoree Peggy Rahn, Gale Kohl, Arboretum CEO Richard Schulhof, honoree Susan Kranwinkle, Phaedra Ledbetter, Sylvia Rosenberger, Susan Delaney, Jill Berry and Peggy Dark. (Not pictured are Terri Kohl and Annette Castro-Ramirez.)
Photo courtesy Jill Hawkins
Committee members gearing up for the Arboretum’s Oct. 1 fundraiser include (from left) Brittany Fabeck, Alexandra Poer, honoree Peggy Rahn, Gale Kohl, Arboretum CEO Richard Schulhof, honoree Susan Kranwinkle, Phaedra Ledbetter, Sylvia Rosenberger, Susan Delaney, Jill Berry and Peggy Dark. (Not pictured are Terri Kohl and Annette Castro-Ramirez.)

Peggy Rahn and Susan Kranwinkle have contributed immeasurably to the L.A. County Arboretum for decades, having together played a significant role in the Arboretum’s culinary classes. They will be honored at “A Night to Honor Peg & Sue” on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Arboretum in Arcadia. Cocktails will be at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading “Arboretum to Honor Two Longtime Supporters”

La Cañada Forfeits After Canceling Game Against South Hills

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
The La Cañada High School football team had to forfeit against South Hills of West Covina after canceling last Friday’s game and being unable to postpone the contest. The matchup between the two teams was canceled because of the poor air quality and proximity to the fire in the Verdugo Mountains.

As a brush fire kept growing in the Verdugo Mountains last Friday afternoon, the La Cañada High School and West Covina South Hills varsity football players stood on the Spartans’ field as coaches and administrators from both sides discussed the cancellation of the nonleague game scheduled for 7 p.m.
“We, meaning the La Cañada administration and coaching staff and [head] referee, all agreed it was not in the best safety interests of the athletes to play on Friday because of the fire and our proximity and the air quality at the time,” said LCHS athletic director Kristina Kalb. “With that being said, South Hills was of the mindset that the game should be played, regardless of our concerns, and disagreed with us about cancelling the game at the time.”
South Hills coaches and officials proposed having the game played on their field on Saturday. After speaking to the coaching staff and administrators, Kalb said they decided as a group that a game on Saturday would not work for them.
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Friends In Deed’s ‘Jazz on the Green’ Fundraiser Sept. 27

Friends In Deed returns to Castle Green on Sept. 27 for its annual fundraiser, Jazz on the Green. From 5:30-8:30 p.m., guests will experience the smooth sounds of jazz while perusing silent auction opportunities.
Honorees for the event include the Rev. Donna Byrns, Friends In Deed Community Liaison; San Marino Community Church; and Western Rooter. All have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the needs of the Pasadena community and been a valued supporter of Friends In Deed’s mission and programs over the years. Continue reading “Friends In Deed’s ‘Jazz on the Green’ Fundraiser Sept. 27”

‘Stars For Tomorrow’ Gala at Rose Bowl Sept. 21

Lake Avenue Community Foundation Executive Director Nancy Stiles and Adam, her husband.
Lake Avenue Community Foundation Executive Director Nancy Stiles and Adam, her husband.

The Lake Avenue Community Foundation’s “Stars For Tomorrow” annual benefit will be held at the Rose Bowl on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the STARS after-school and mentoring programs.
The benefit will begin with a reception at the stadium’s Court of Champions, followed by dinner and live auction inside the UCLA home team locker room.
Live auction items include a Tournament of Roses New Year’s Day VIP package (including Rose Bowl game tickets, Rose Parade tickets, VIP passes to the Rose Bowl Tailgate Luncheon and VIP parking); tickets to an upcoming Coldplay concert (including dinner) at the Rose Bowl; superb Dodger Dugout Club tickets behind home plate; a six-course meal and wine pairing for eight people at a lovely Pasadena home; a one-week Hawaiian vacation in a gorgeous estate on the Big Island; and a one-week vacation to a beautiful beach resort in Cancun.
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Junior League of Pasadena Hosts Open House for Prospective Members

Photo courtesy Nick Boswell Junior League of Pasadena members join the newest class, including Michelle Simonsen (front row, from left), Valerie Villatoro, Kaleigh Farmer, Daniela Posada, Genevieve Steinbarth, Megan Dahlen, Mackenzie Mize and Kristin Kearny. Back: Jessica Torres, Joy Kushner, Samantha Knight, Lauren Misak, Katie McDonald, Andrea Hartwick, Ariana Wall, Sara Snider and Kristen Shelton.
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Junior League of Pasadena members join the newest class, including Michelle Simonsen (front row, from left), Valerie Villatoro, Kaleigh Farmer, Daniela Posada, Genevieve Steinbarth, Megan Dahlen, Mackenzie Mize and Kristin Kearny. Back: Jessica Torres, Joy Kushner, Samantha Knight, Lauren Misak, Katie McDonald, Andrea Hartwick, Ariana Wall, Sara Snider and Kristen Shelton.

The Junior League of Pasadena is now accepting new members for the 2017-18 training class, which will begin this month. An informational open house will be held for prospective members interested in joining on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Junior League of Pasadena Headquarters, located at 149 South Madison Ave. in Pasadena. RVSP at bit.ly/jlpopenhouse. Continue reading “Junior League of Pasadena Hosts Open House for Prospective Members”

Get Healthy for Good at Pasadena Heart Walk Sept. 23

The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk returns to Pasadena this fall with an important message for all to get Healthy for Good.
The annual event — scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Rose Bowl -— kicks off with a health and wellness festival featuring fun heart-pumping activities at 7:30 a.m., followed by a 5K walk at 9 a.m. and post-walk party at 9:30 a.m.
Team up with family, friends and coworkers and take steps together to live healthier and fight heart disease, the nation’s No. 1 killer, and stroke, the leading cause of serious long-term disability. There is no fee to join, but participants are encouraged to help raise funds for the mission of building healthier lives, free of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
The Heart Walk is part of the AHA’s Healthy for Good movement, which aims to rally people to live healthier lives, inspire lasting change and unite the community around the simple idea that making a small change today will create a difference for generations to come.
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