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Tournament of Roses, Rosebowl, Langham Huntington are This Year’s History Makers

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Rose Bowl Operating Company, and Langham Huntington Pasadena will be honored during the 2014 Contemporary History Maker Awards Gala at the Langham Huntington on Friday, September 19, 6:30 p.m. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses will be recognized for hosting the Rose Parade for 125 years and the Rose Bowl Game ...


Malcolm Gladwell, Magic Johnson and Jane Pauley to Speak on the Distinguished Speaker Series Stage

Already well-established as a Southern California cultural institution, the Distinguished Speakers Series of Pasadena has again lined up an all-star array of presenters for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Now in its nineteenth year at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, this season’s speakers include; NBA legend, Magic Johnson, bestselling author, Malcolm Gladwell, and beloved TV host Jane ...


Greek Food, Wine, Music at Three-Day Pasadena Greek Fest

Over 15,000 people are expected to join the 55th Annual Pasadena Greek Fest featuring Greece’s best food and drinks, and their cultural music and games at Santa Anita Park from Friday, September 19, to Sunday, September 21. The three-day festival themed “Celebrate… Eat… Live… Greek,” will also include entertainment, wine tasting, exhibitions, kids games, sports ...


Pasadena Museum of History Announces 2014 Contemporary History Maker Honorees

Pasadena Museum of History brings its celebration of 2014 as a year of significant anniversaries within the City to a festive finale on Friday, September 19, 6:30 p.m. at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena.  The elegant, century-old hotel with be both the event site and an honoree at the Museum’s 2014 Contemporary History Maker Awards Dinner, ...


Create Networks with Local Businesspeople at Pasadena Chamber’s Breakfast

Establish connection with local businesspeople and group leaders through Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association’s breakfast event at Courtyard by Marriott on Thursday, September 11, 7:00-9:00 a.m. Professional business support and advocacy organizations compose the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, which holds a variety of events, activities and advocacy programs to support its mission of ...


Posh Fashion Show and Luncheon at Woman’s Club

Anie Nazarian Guluzian,(l) owner and founder of POSH Boutique in San Marino and Wendy Grace (r), Woman’s Club member and Chair of the Fashion Show event, discuss plans for the September 6th Fashion Show and Luncheon fundraiser to be held at the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena Clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Avenue. The Woman’s Club of ...


Friends in Deed Celebrates 120 Years

Friends In Deed is throwing a party November 5 at historic Castle Green to celebrate 120 years of bringing help and hope to vulnerable and at risk residents of Pasadena and greater San Gabriel Valley. The theme, “That’s What Friends are For,” describes the mission and spirit of this respected organization founded in 1894 at ...


Techie, Traditional, Stylish Couples All Get Their Takes at White Satin Wedding Show

Whether you want a traditional wedding with do-it-yourself designs or a modern one filled with fashionable clothes and the use of drones, the White Satin Wedding Show at Santa Anita Racetrack will cater to your needs. The Wow! Event Productions will host a show themed, “A Wedding Show Redefined,” on Sunday, September 21, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 ...


American Bamboo Society Holds Their Annual Conference at the Huntington

American Bamboo Society board of directors The American Bamboo Society Southern California Chapter will hold their annual meeting and conference at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens from Thursday, September 11, to Sunday, September 14. International and national presenters, botanists and bamboo experts will lead the discussions about “Bamboo in Asian Culture” in ...


Pasadena Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation Presents ‘A Taste of Old Pasadena’

A Taste of Old Pasadena 2014 proudly presented by Pasadena Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation and is marking the 23rd year. Indulge in an adventure of taste as guests visit Old Pasadena restaurants on a self-guided walking tour. Each participating restaurant will provide maps to guide guests – or they can simply follow the signs ...


Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development Announces New Leadership

Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD), the long running character development and academic support program for male students at John Muir High School, moves into the 2014-2015 scholastic year under new leadership. MPYD co-founder Gene Campbell was elected to the role of Chairman, Velton Paggett is Vice-President of MPYD’s board, and Greg Middleton has ...


State Nurses Gather in Pasadena for 2014 General Assembly

Photo taken during the American Nurses Association 2014 membership assembly. Photo courtesy of the American Nurses Association. Hundreds of nurses throughout the state will gather at the Pasadena City College  for the general assembly of the American Nurses Association of California on Friday, September 5, to Saturday, September 6. The two-day assembly is the organization’s ...


Sip, Nosh and Munch to Help the Big Cats

Sip cabernet for cats and sample feta for felines at Animazonia Wildlife Foundation’s annual fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. on Sept. 13, 2014 in South Pasadena. The “Wine, Tastes and Treats” benefit will be held on a private estate and features unusual wines (provided by the Bottle Shop of Sierra Madre), tastings by master chef Suzanne ...


Local Chinese-American Group to Celebrate Moon Festival with Lion Dancers, Moon Cakes, Live Snakes

The South Pasadena Chinese-American Club will celebrate the annual Moon Festival with various entertainment and games at the South Pasadena Public Library Park on Saturday, September 13, 12:00-4:00 p.m. The group’s “Year of the Snake” celebration will include live snakes, as well as family-friendly demonstrations, contests and activities. Chinese lion dancers will open the event, ...