Pasadena Magazine’s Women In Business Luncheon

Thursday,  October 15th: Join us for another inspiring day of empowerment and friendship. With 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


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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Jazz on the Green

Need to let loose and dance the night away with some lively jazz music? Want to encourage self-sufficiency and alleviate the effects on poverty? Then come show off your dance moves and contribute positively at the “Jazz on the Green” festive lawn party.

Hosted by Friends in Deed on September 16th and at the historic Castle Green, the Jazz on the Green lawn party will include live Jazz music, hors d’oeuvres, signature martinis and also a silent auction. Michael Haggins will be performing out on the Castle Green lawn, while The Ryan McDiarmid Trio will be playing inside the Castle Green; so wherever your hips lead you, there’s always beautiful Jazz music to dance to!

For the last 121 years, Friends in Deed has been on the mission to alleviate the effects of poverty and to encourage self-sufficiency through the collective efforts of congregations, individuals and community organizations.  This event will directly benefit programs such as The Bad Weather Shelter, The Women’s Room, and The Food Pantry.

September 15, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Tickets: $125. Castle Green, 99 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. 626.797.2402 or

– Hernan Hernandez


If you’re looking to add a new kick to your diet that helps benefit your health, try adding the immunity-boosting spice, turmeric, to your drink. This deep-orange spice that is normally found in Indian cuisine has recently started appearing in steamed lattes, fresh pressed juices, and smoothies. Get your taste of the magic around town!

Eagle Rock Juice Co.

This indie juicery has been serving its signature cold-pressed, nutrient based juices for three years. All of their produce is 100 percent organic, locally grown, and /or pesticide free. Their menu features many turmeric options like The Mt. Royal, a Wellness Shot, and the New Perspective Shot.

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The recently opened Lincoln has quickly become a neighborhood favorite. Stop in and enjoy brunch along with a turmeric-laced Golden Latte! This drink option is both savory and sweet. Be sure to order it hot!

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Real Food Daily

If you’re looking for a vegan meal with a cold, tasty smoothie, Real Food Daily is the perfect stop! Order any fresh juice smoothie with your meal and add just a bit of that magic turmeric to any flavor.

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Pressed Juicery

Located in the Indian Colony, you would not want to miss out on the Pressed Juicery’s variety of juice options, including a sweet selection with turmeric. Pressed Juicery is very widely known around Southern California with more than a dozen locations throughout and is known to be delicious.

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Intelligentisa Pasadena

If you feel a cold coming on, be sure to head over to Intelligentisa Pasadena to try their signature Turmeric Tonic. This hot tea is made with turmeric root and ginger, and is sweetened with star anise and throat-soothing licorice. The drink is what you have to thank once your cold is cleared up.

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Whole Foods Market

While shopping at your local organic market, be sure to stop by their Juice Bar. Order the turmeric juice shot for a wake up call while shopping. If you’re not in the mood for that bitter flavor, add the turmeric to a juice for a sweeter flavor!

Café Gratitude

This vegan eatery was the first place to start the turmeric drink trend in Southern California! If you’re feeling brave, be sure to announce “I am Brave” when trying The Brave at Café Gratitude. The Brave is an immunity-booster tonic with turmeric, ginger, oil of oregano and a kick of cayenne pepper. If you’re feeling golden be sure to order The Golden, which has steamed almond milk mixed with turmeric and a bit of honey.

The Punch Bowl

This healthy, organic stop is home of The Golden Idol. This shake is an addictive, but delicious, blend of turmeric, mango, coconut butter, coconut nectar, coconut water, and lime that is lightly spiced with cayenne. The menu features other turmeric-laced options, but The Golden Idol is a favorite among the regulars.

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-Caitlin Pallotta

Seventh Annual Harvest Moon Dinner & Art Auction

Thinking of ways to contribute to our children of the future and enjoy time with others that have the same goal in mind? Be a part of success and join the rest of the community at the Seventh Annual Harvest Moon and Art Auction.

The Professional Child Development Associates is hosting the Seventh Annual Harvest Moon Dinner & Art Auction in order to promote the goal of providing high quality services to children and young adults with autism and other developmental challenges. It will be held on Saturday, September 19th at the home of Mario and Therese Molina in South Pasadena. Guests will be able to participate in a silent auction, enjoy appetizers while listening to music performed by the Pasadena Symphony Quartet. Guests will be served a very delicious dinner prepared by the celebrated Chef Claud Beltran of Claud and Co. The PCDA will also provide guests with a presentation of accomplishments of the organization, along with a live action. Carolyn Watson will be this year’s honored recipient of the PCDA’s Community Service Award. Watson is an internationally recognized designer, restoration specialist, philanthropist, as well as being a parent of a PCDA alumnus. Sponsors such as Lockton Insurance, Odom and Kate Stamps, The Harvey and Ellen Knell Foundation, The Burketriolo Family Foundation and United Agencies Inc., and among others will be present along with 300 other guests. Join the community and join the future of success!

PCDA is a nonprofit organization that offers a range of multidisciplinary screening, evaluation, therapy and specialized services for children and young adults, birth through 21 years of age, and their families, when there is any concern regarding development or behavior. The Seventh Annual Harvest Moon Dinner & Art Auction and its funds will be provided into needed services for children and young adults with autism and other developmental challenges of now and the future.

September 19, 6 p.m., Tickets: $150. Molina Residence, 1311 Chelten Way, South Pasadena, CA 91030. 626.793.7350 or

– Hernan Hernandez