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Pasadena Police Activities League Lucky 13th Annual Golden Badge Awards

Every child needs a PAL and this is your chance to be one! Pasadena Police Activities League (PAL) is hosting their Lucky 13th Annual Golden Badge Awards on May 14, 2015 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Proceeds from the event will go to PAL’s programs  benefiting the development and success of youth in the Pasadena community.

Since it’s inception in 1997, Pasadena Police Activities League has served over 3,000 youths throughout the Pasadena community. The organization focuses on “building the bond between cops and kids” to create a safe future on both sides. PAL’s mission is to “encourage Pasadena area youth to be good citizens through a partnership with the Pasadena Police Department.”

PAL supports its young members by providing a “safe and stable environment” where students can do their homework, enjoy structured skill-building activities, and make new friends. Thanks to PAL and the support it receives, youths have a chance to participate in educational and fun learning experiences including art, cooking, sports, and more.

May 14, 2015; Tickets: $175; Pasadena Convention Center; 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101; For more information on registering and sponsorship packages, please visit pasadenapal.com.

-Sara Smola

Photo courtesy of the Pasadena Police Activities League

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Pasadena Magazine’s Women In Business Luncheons

After a sold out Women In Business event last year, we at Pasadena Magazine have decided to have 2 luncheons this year. You won’t have to wait for a whole year to meet and connect with inspiring and influential women. This year’s event will take place at the brand new Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center set to open April 4, 2015. The $68 million project offers a dramatically improved experience, replete with six and a half acres of gardens with beautiful facilities. Please join us to be one of the first to enjoy the beautiful Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court & Haaga Hall, designed by Architectural Resources Group. The design of the complex of buildings and gardens harmonizes with the original early 20th-century Beaux-Arts architecture on the property and a perfect backdrop for our Women In Business Luncheons.

Thursday,  October 15th: Join us for another inspiring day of empowerment and friendship. Featuring a lively panel featuring The “Satellite Sisters” discussing the topic of Friendship in Business. The “Satelitte Sisters” host a pod cast on 85 stations and reach about 1 million listeners a week. They have also been featured in Oprah Magazine. The Dolan sisters have worked as teachers and nurses, Fortune 500 business leaders and major university admissions directors, school auction chairwomen and team moms. It is these lives and experiences and knowledge and opinions that the Satellite Sisters bring to their podcast and blog conversations from three very different cities around the globe. Now, they bring their lively conversation, and wise words, to us at a very special Women In Business event.

October 15 -11:30 AM to 2:00 PM Tickets: $125 Table Sponsorships: $800. Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens at the Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court & Haaga Hall, 1800 Orlando Rd. San Marino, CA 91108. For questions about the event or about promoting yourself please call our office at 626.744.0954. Tickets available http://www.womeninbusiness15.eventbrite.com/

Year of the Ram Lunar New Year Celebration at Westfield Santa Anita

Across the globe, Lunar New Year is celebrated with parades, staying up late, eating special food, and fireworks. In neighboring Arcadia, Westfield Santa Anita welcomes the community to immerse themselves in the Lunar New Year festival designed for guests to learn more about Asian culture and give back to those in need.

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The festivities will take place at the newly renovated, Westfield Santa Anita, on Sunday, February 15th, 12p.m.- 4p.m.. This years’ celebration will be bigger and better than ever. After a $20 million renovation, the shopping mecca received an updated look and 30 brand new luxury shops, including The Art of Shaving, L’Occitane,The Face Shop, Kitson, and Polaroid Fotobar. The shopping center has also been decorated with lanterns, zodiac signs, pagodas, and even a 120-foot long dragon in preparation for the lunar new year’s celebration.

Activities for the whole family range from arts and crafts to live entertainment. Guests can learn how to paint Chinese-style calligraphy, create zodiac masks, enjoy traditional Chinese music, and take in the lively and exotic dance performances. Hello Kitty will make a guest appearance and pose for photos with fans to promote the Japanese American National Museum exhibit,Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty. The Hello Kitty food truck will also be on hand to provide refreshments, or pick from one of Westfield Santa Anita’s many delicious dining options.

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Keeping with the New Year tradition, red envelopes (with a special treat inside!) will be handed out. In Chinese culture, nothing says lucky like the color red. The envelope, usually filled with a monetary gift, is given to signify a momentous occasion such as a wedding, graduation, or holiday. Hopefully, the envelopes will bring some luck to you- the Japanese American National Museum is sponsoring a giveaway with tons of prizes including Hello Kitty items, museum memberships, Buddha Boards, Godiva chocolate, and much, much more.

In the spirit of goodwill and generosity, First General Bank and Westfield Santa Anita have joined forces to give back to the community by matching each donation made “dollar for dollar”. Proceeds go to the Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF), a network of nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing aid to those in need. Anyone who makes a donation is encouraged to hang a wish tag on the cherry blossom tree. As Debra Fong, Executive Director of APCF, stated, “No donation is too small. Your $1 will become $2, $10 will become $20.”

Sunday, February 15th, 2015,12:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. Free.  Westfied Santa Anita. 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, California 91007 westfield.com/santaanita

To learn more about the Lunar New Year celebration, Asian culture, or Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, visit the Japanese American National Museum at janm.org and the Chinese American Museum at camla.org.

WIN-Networking Breakfast

Healthy habits lead to a happy, healthy you! But how do you get healthy if you don’t know what to eat, how to exercise properly, or what you should be doing for your mental health? Whether you’ve wondered about the benefits of cleansing (and does it really work?), Pilates, self-healing, hypnotherapy, or if you are simply looking for a way to feel less stressed, then RSVP to Healthy Living Leads to a Prosperous Life.

WIN-Networking, Inc. is hosting Healthy Living Leads to a Prosperous Life, a health and wellness breakfast workshop, at the Encino Chamber Community Center, Thursday, January 29th, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to network with other business professionals and owners while learning how to live longer. The workshop will provide you with the tools you need to apply to your daily life to get back into both physical and mental health. The presentation features educational tips from certified health professionals on how to stay healthy and, of course, a nutritious breakfast provided by Whole Foods Market. Free stroke screening and chair massages are also included.

WIN-Networking, Inc. is a group of business professionals dedicated to bringing its members together to support each other while developing partnerships. All business owners and other working professionals are encouraged to visit the organization and mingle with its career-driven members. 

Thursday, January 29th; sign-in begins at 8:15 a.m., 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tickets $20.00 for WIN-Networking Members, $35.00 for Non-Members; Encino Chamber Community Center, 4933 Balboa Bldv., Encino, CA 91316; (818) 330-7313; Visit the registration page here for more information.

-Sara Smola

Westridge Invites You To Their Open House

Discover the endless benefits of an all-girls education at the Westridge School Open House on Saturday, January 10th 1-4 p. m. For over 100 years, Westridge has been devoted to educating creative, informed, and articulate girls in grades 4 through 12.

Westridge’s academic and extracurricular programs are devoted to empower young women as leaders, collaborators, and critical thinkers in a community that values balance, intellect, and goodness.

Join Head of School, Elizabeth J. McGregor for a formal commencement with opening remarks. As well as a chance to meet Westridge students, faculty, and parents, view student performances, and tour the campus featuring a state-of-art Performing Arts Center and a LEED-Certified, environmentally sustainable facility dedicated to girls studying science and math. For more information and to RSVP, please visit www.westridge.org/open-house.

Saturday, January 10, 1 – 4 p.m. Free Admission. Westridge School, 324 Madeline Drive Pasadena, CA 91105 or www.westridge.org/open-house.

– Stephanie Hurtado

Photo courtesy of Westridge School.

An Evening for the Station Featuring a Beatles/Bash by Muse/Ique

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Do you love “Hard Day’s Night”? Wish you could rock out to “Come Together”? Then you won’t want to miss this!

Hosted by Maestra Rachel Worby, this deconstruction of famous Beatles songs hopes to inspire and help men, women and children rebuild their lives. This one night only Fundraiser will showcase famous Beatles songs as you’ve never heard them before. “This collaboration is an opportunity to deepen MUSE/IQUE’s civic and artistic missions,” says Rachael Worby. “Union Station makes all of our lives better. Their fierce advocacy on behalf of every soul in our city is deeply moving, and it is an honor to participate in a fundraising effort for this extraordinary cause.”

For the past 4 years, Muse/Ique, lead by Rachel Worby, is a counter conventional orchestra. Their live events bring together all artists, musicians, and creators of all types. Muse/Ique is a pioneering platform meant for audiences to interact with music in the 21st centuary. To do this, Muse/Ique creates live musical events and outreach programs, aiming to inspire the new Paul McCarthy or John Lennon.

October 29th, 6pm, $40, The Noor in Pasadena, 33 W Green St., Pasadena.
For more information, call: 626.240.4559 or visit http://www.events.org/cpage.aspx?e=77159

-Andrew Siribohdi

Celebrate the Season with a Los Altos Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Is your Thanksgiving dinner missing that perfect centerpiece? Then come help support Los Altos Auxillary and get something that benefits everybody!

 Members of Los Altos Auxiliary are creating beautiful handcrafted floral centerpieces in autumn colors, which are available for purchase this Thanksgiving holiday. All proceeds from the centerpiece sales benefit the boys, ages 6-18, who reside at the Hathaway-Sycamores’ residential treatment facility in Altadena. 

“Our popular Thanksgiving Centerpieces are a wonderful way to support the children served by Hathaway-Sycamores.” The Harvest-styled centerpiece is a fresh fall look.  It is created witht the colors of autumn and comes in an attractive ceramic container.  It measures approximately 16″ by 13″. Centerpieces are $75.00 each and orders need to be received by November 14th for delivery on November 24th to homes in La Canada, La Crescenta, Pasadena, San Marino, South Pasadena, Altadena, Glendale, Tujunga, and Sunland. For orders outside the delivery area, they can be picked up at Hathaway-Sycamores’ headquarters office in Pasadena on November 25th and 26th from 9am to 5pm. Quantities are limited and orders will be honored on a first come, first served basis.

Los Altos Auxiliary is dedicated to supporting the boys at the El Nido campus of Hathaway-Sycamores. Nestled in the hills of Altadena, California, this residential facility provides special education and critical mental health services in an environment that fosters healing and individual growth. They are located in the foothill area north of Glendale, California and are all volunteers.

For questions, please contact: Sue Perry at (818) 790-2385 sueperr@earthlink.net or Carol De Fond at (818) 790-6243 caroldefond@sbcglobal.net

-Andrew Siribohdi

Photos courtesy of  www.losaltosauxiliary.org/centerpieces.