Second Annual JAG Poker Event

Try your hand at poker and win one of three large payouts for top performers. Not in the mood to play poker? Hang out in the patio and enjoy food, music and drinks!

On this special night benefitting Hillsides, there will be a fun second annual JAG poker event, Oct. 15 from 5:30-10:00PM. Last year’s poker event had an overwhelming demand, which created more seats, but you must be sure to register early! The poker buy-in is $125 and non-players are $40, which allows guests to still enjoy food, drinks and entertainment. There are re-buys available for advance purchase for $40.

Hillsides is and has been a safe haven for children and families for 100 years. Originally founded by Deaconess of the Episcopal Church, Evelyn Wile. She wanted to create a place that helped neglected and abandoned children, but not in the typical institutional model. Wile envisioned a place with cottages and open space, so she decided to place Hillsides within the San Rafael hills of Pasadena. Since Hillsides has been opened it has helped 110,000 individuals.

October 15, 5:30PM, $125 for players, $40 for non-players and $40 for re-buy. 42 S. Pasadena Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. For more information contact Jordan A. Nedeff at 626.755.9291or

– Michele Franco


Cancer Support Community Pasadena’s Annual Ladies Night Out

Grab your girlfriends for a night of shopping, games and fun at Cancer Support Community Pasadena’s annual Ladies Night Out Pasadena event

Cancer Support Community Pasadena wants to celebrate the women in our lives who have been touched by cancer, in a fun and festive Carnival theme. Ladies Night Out Pasadena will be presented by Tiffany & Co. and Sue & Steve Silk on Oct. 2 at 6:00PM. The event will be at the home of Diane and Sam Nicholson in our lovely city of Pasadena. There will be games, silent and live auctions, raffles, and a dinner with hosted bar and an online silent auction. Live entertainment will be provided by “Past Action Heroes;” a band that plays music from the 80s that will get guests dancing all night long! The celebrity Emcee for this event will be NBC4 Southern California News Anchor Colleen Williams. The celebrity auctioneers are going to be Lian Dolan, author and comedian, and Alysha Del Valle, ABC7 News and traffic reporter. The co-chairs of this lavish soiree will be Diane Nicholson and Kal Balian Antoun alongside honorary chair Liz Rusnak Arizmendi. Grab your gal pals and head on out to Pasadena for some shopping and fun, all to help benefit a great cause!

Cancer Support Community Pasadena mission: To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Cancer Support Community Pasadena is here to help the cancer patient and their loved ones during this difficult journey through any stage of cancer. Cancer Support Community has provided support and education to people with cancer at over 100 locations worldwide.

October 2, 6:00PM, $175. 900 South San Rafael Avenue Pasadena, CA.

  • Michele Franco

Homelessness is No Laughing Matter

Join Union Station Homeless Services and find out why “Homelessness is No Laughing Matter.” This year is the 16th annual “An Evening for the Station,” you’ll be in for a laugh all while helping a worthy cause.

The event is being held at Arclight Pasadena and will host over 400 Union Station supporters. There are also going to be amazing headlining comedians, which include: Jonah and Kumail (Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail), Matt Braunger (MADtv, Live at Gotham), Matt Peters (Showtime’s WEEDS, Netflix’s Orange is the New Black), Ron Funches (NBC’s Undateable, TBS’s Conan) and more. An exclusive cocktail reception with delicious hors d’oeuvres will be held for VIP’s and event sponsors from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. For further details on general admission and VIP tickets visit

Union Stations Homeless Services mission is to help men, women and children rebuild their lives, and end homelessness. They have been working hard since 1973 when they were just group of community volunteers. They offer nine major programs that provide care for the homeless community and help them with their ultimate goal of having their own place to call their own. All proceeds will benefit Union Station Homeless Services.

October 15th, 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m., $40. Arclight Pasadena, 300 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101. 626.240.4550 or

-Karen Noemi Murga

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