Free December Events at Pasadena Senior Center

Published : Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 11:10 PM

There is something for everyone in December at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. You do not have to be a member to attend. Some events require advance reservations as noted.

Food Bank – Friday, Dec. 1, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Anyone 60 and older who meets low-income guidelines may be eligible for a free food kit prepared with specific nutritional needs, including meats, canned fruits and vegetables, dry milk and related dairy products, cereals and other grain products and much more. A California driver’s license or California ID plus proof of income is required. Please bring your personal grocery push cart. For more information call 626-685-6732. This event is presented by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, Dec. 1 and 8, at 1 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Christmas-themed movies will captivate everyone’s imagination. Dec. 1: “This Christmas” (2007, PG-13) starring Idris Elba and Loretta Devine. An estranged family gathers together for Christmas for the first time in seven years and rediscovers long-forgotten bonds. Dec. 8: “The Polar Express” (2004, G) starring Tom Hanks and Michael Jeter. A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole and learns about friendship, bravery and the spirit of Christmas. Dec. 15: “A Christmas Tale” (2008, NR) starring Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Roussillon. When a troubled family’s matriarch requires a bone marrow transplant, they reunite just in time for Christmas. French with English subtitles.

Stay Connected with Social Media – Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dec. 5 to 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. Learn how to keep in touch with family and friends via the Internet. Choose which application you would like to learn, from Skype to Facebook and other forms of social media. Bring a laptop or use of the onsite computers. If you have an email address, bring it along with your password. Sign up at the Welcome Desk or call 626-795-4331 for a 30-minute one-on-session.

A Toast to the Joys of Music – Tuesdays, Dec. 5 to 28, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tom Campbell will play guitar and sing songs in the Senior Center Lounge. Stop by and enjoy his covers of traditional country, country rock, blues, folk, gospel and classic rock originally made famous by Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones and many more.

Scenic Walkers Club – Wednesdays, Dec. 6 to 27, at 10 a.m. Enjoy a series of leisurely walks in the great outdoors at locations throughout the west San Gabriel Valley. Alan Colville will give you a list of items to bring, let you know what to expect, provide detailed itineraries and arrange transportation. For more information or to sign up, email

History of Pasadena – Thursday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. Do you know the land now famous for the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game, JPL and Caltech was once occupied by several Native American tribes, and that the first white settlers came from Indiana? Learn all about the fascinating history of Pasadena. Presented by Pasadena Heritage.

Festival of Talents – Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. If you like to sing solo, duet, trio or in a group, dance, play an instrument, tell stories of jokes, do acrobatics, magic tricks or martial arts, bring your talent, imagination, family and friends to this very special event! Light refreshments will be served. Deadline to register is Wednesday, Dec. 6. Contact Mira Mataric at or 626-578-0470.

Nutrition for Healthy Eyes – Thursday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. Do you know which vitamins are best for your eyes and which nutrients are most important for healthy vision? Learn how to keep your eyes healthy. Presented by Regal Medical Group.

Health Fair – Friday, Dec. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. Services include glucose, blood pressure and hearing screenings as well as counseling and health/community resources. For more information call 626-685-6732.

Riding on Public Transportation – Thursday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. Learn all there is to know about public transportation in Los Angeles County, including all the fun things to do during the holidays, without the hassle of fighting traffic. Presented by Metro.

Domino Club – Thursdays, Dec. 7 to 28, at 1 p.m. New and experienced players will enjoy a rollicking version of Chicken Foot Dominoes that will have everyone cracking up! For more information call Vicki Leigh at 928-478-4654.

For more information visit or call (626) 795-4331.

Founded in 1960, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent nonprofit organization that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and older in a welcoming environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors.







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