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Kidspace Circle of Friends and Shops at Mission Village to Host a Summer Sip & Sale

  It’s Summer on Mission Street! The Shops at Mission Village will host a Summer Sip & Sale on Saturday, July 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to benefit Circle of Friends in support of Kidspace Children’s Museum. The public will have the opportunity to shop, dine, listen to live music and engage in ...


Hillsides’ Young Professional Group Celebrates 10th Annual Farm to Table Dinner

Hillsides’ young professional group, H100, celebrated its 10th annual Farm to Table dinner in a stunning outside setting in a private Pasadena estate on June 2.  Some 80 guests enjoyed locally sourced, farm-fresh food and cocktails while raising more than $7,000 for the children who live at Hillsides’ residential program. “We are so thankful for ...


Hillsides Annual Gala, Heart of Brazil, Raises More Than $500,000 for Children and Families

Hillsides, a Southern California mental health and foster care charity, raised more than $500,000 during its Annual Gala, Heart of Brazil, held on February 23, 2019 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. “The gala is our largest fundraiser of the year, and this is the most money we have raised since celebrating our Centennial in 2013. ...


Guests Par-Tee’d for Children’s Healthcare at the Young & Healthy Gala

On Saturday, January 26, guest party in Caddyshack style at the Young & Healthy Gala held at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club. Guests dusted off their argyle sweaters, pulled out their Lilly Pulitzer and donned their best plaid to benefit Young & Healthy and the children of the greater Pasadena area who are in ...


LitFest Supporters Fundraise and Friendraise, as They Look Forward to Next “Edition”

Members of the Light Bringer Project, the Pasadena-based nonprofit arts organization, and Literature for Life, its literary journal and educational program, met Sunday at the home of Bill and Mary Lea Carroll on Topeka Street in Pasadena for the LitFest Pasadena Holiday Kickoff Party, along with friends, family, authors and artists who have been part ...


Moonlight Maritime Breaks Records Raising Funds for Pasadena Ronald McDonald House

On Saturday evening, November 3 a record 360 guests gathered for 2018 Moonlight Maritime, ” an elegant nautical affair.” The gala raised over $380,000 in  greatly needed funds for the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House. The Langham Huntington Hotel, Huntington Ballroom was the location for the evening that began at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a ...


Over 300 Guests Gathered for Families Forward Annual Twilight Tasting

Over 300 guests gathered at Families Forward learning center to enjoy tastings from sixteen local restaurants and businesses; enjoy live entertainment from The Labrateers; listen to Families Forward Alumna Brenda’s inspirational story; bid on over 100 auction items; and, most importantly, support their two-generation learning programs for at-risk families. With the help of sponsors, attendees, ...


Five Acres Celebrates Foster Care Superheroes at its 2019 Desert Oasis Gala

On the heels of National Foster Care month, Five Acres hosted its 2019 Annual Gala “Desert Oasis” on June 1, 2019 to celebrate the “superheroes” it serves: children in need of permanent, loving families. Drawing hundreds of guests, the Palm Springs-themed event was held in Pasadena, California at the home of Jennifer and Shawn McCreight ...


Simply Speaking, the Junior League of Pasadena’s Gala was a Success

The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) hosted their 6th Annual Simply Speaking Gala. The event took place at the historic Castle Green in the heart Old Town Pasadena. Guests began the evening the moment they walked through the gates, into one of Pasadena’s oldest and best kept secrets: The Castle Green. As they entered ...


Institute for Educational Advancement Celebrated Milestone at 20th Anniversary Celebration

The nonprofit Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) hosted its Celebrating Heart & Fostering Hope: 20th Anniversary Celebration fundraiser event at the Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The organization commemorated this milestone by celebrating its work serving gifted children and raising support for its mission to ensure that each gifted child’s ...


Woman’s Civic League of Pasadena Celebrates Annual Holiday Boutique and Luncheon

The Woman’s Civic League of Pasadena held its annual Holiday Boutique and Luncheon at the Woman’s City Club on December 3rd, 2018. Organizers offered many thanks to Rita Elshout, Woman’s Civic League Ways and Means Chair and her committee who coordinated this important annual event. All that time and effort is rewarded by the funds ...


Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Will Honor Gerald Freeny at Annual President’s Breakfast

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce will honor 2019 Tournament of Roses Association President Gerald Freeny at the annual President’s Breakfast at the Hilton Pasadena on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a festive celebratory program. Chamber members and friends will hear Mr. Freeny discuss The Melody of Life, the theme for ...


The 3rd CRxEATIVITY Festival Date is Announced

  After two successful festivals that saw 200+ attendees, CRxEATIVITY is pleased to announce their 3rd edition will be focusing on “healing through creativity” on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The Red Carpet affair will see 30+ local artists, filmmakers, and performers and will be benefiting the Cancer Support Community in Pasadena.   Joining Executive Producers ...


“Lights… Camera… AbilityFirst!” Celebrated Fall with Food, Wine and Giving Back

The AbilityFirst Festival of Fall was an evening event showcasing some of Pasadena’s best food and drink culture. The event offered guests the chance to sample the cuisines from some of the most popular restaurants in the greater Pasadena community including Blaze Pizza, Bristol Farms, Gale’s Restaurant, Roy’s Restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Sushi Roku plus ...


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