Mountain Views News Saturday, November 13, 2010
2 CALENDAR MountainViews-Observer Saturday, November 13, 2010 Weather Wise 5-Day Forecast Sierra Madre, Ca. "TUESDAY NIGHT TRIVIA" @ CAFE 322 with QUIZMASTER DEANNA, 8pm. $2 per person to play, CASH or gift certificates to the top 3 teams. Fun and educational! 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. and stick around for some live music....... TUES. 11/2 - THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS reunion @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 9ish, or immediately following Trivia. Tim Tutwiler, Jeff Ingwalson (of Sierra Madre Books fame), Peter Burke, etc. Rock & Roll. "WEDNESDAY NIGHT PLATTER PARTY" @ THE BUCCANEER, 9pm. Bring your favorite vinyl records and play an entire side on the house turntable, commercial free! 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. No cover, full bar, friendly service! THURS. 11/4 - BARRY "BIG B" BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 6 - 9pm, every Thursday. 1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443. Burgers, Brews & BLUES. http://www. bigbbrenner.com/ FRI. 11/5 - HAPPY HOUR with THE MELLOW Dz (Dave Osti & Deanna Cogan) @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 5:30-7:30pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Food & drink specials 4 - 6:30. FRI. 11/5 - DIRTY DAVE OSTI & THE DYNAMITES @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm - midnight. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Awesome Blues/Rock originals and covers. SAT. 11/6 - OPEN MIC NIGHT @ THE FRET HOUSE IN COVINA. 309 N. Citrus Ave. (626) 339-7020. Always on the first Saturday of the month, and just one dollar for performers or audience. Sign-up starts at 7:30. If there aren't enough slots for everybody they'll make a list for the next month, and call you. Each act gets two songs or ten minutes, whichever comes first. The show starts at 8:00. They'll have desserts and coffee ready. Bring your friends and family and join the show! http://www. frethouse.com/ SAT. 11/6 - GROOVY LEMON PIE @ LEO'S ALL-STAR SPORTS BAR & GRILL IN LA CRESCENTA, 9pm. 2941 Honolulu Ave. 818-249-5858. No cover. Classic Rock from Greg Tortel, Jorge Mena, etc. SAT. 11/6 - CHICO'S BAIL BONDS CD RELEASE PARTY @ ARCADIA BLUES CLUB, 10:30pm with Bobby Bluehouse at 8pm. $10.00 cover. 16 E. Huntington Dr. 626-447-9349. BLUES. SUN. 11/7 - "OPERA TO BROADWAY" VOCAL PERFORMANCES @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 7-10pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food. Every Sunday evening. Get there early - they pack 'em in! Please remember to call and verify all info. before making plans. Everything is subject to change. This is show biz, after all... Hope to see you out & about, SierraMadreSue email@example.com Mon: Partly Cloudy Hi 70s Lows 50s Tues: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s Wed: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s Thur: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 50s Fri: Partly Sunny Hi 60s Lows 50s Forecasts courtesy of the National Weather Service 2011 Entertainment Books Are Here! Please help the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association raise funds for the 2011 Entry “Suenos De California” buy buying an Entertainment Coupon Book today. You’ll not only be helping a wonderful cause, you will save $$$$ when you redeem the coupons. The book starts at $25.00 for the San Gabriel Valley. Others are available at various prices. Call Ann at 626-574-1331 Gift Market Benefits Local and International Agencies San Marino Community Church will be hosting its annual Christmas Mission Market on Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon. The one-of-a-kind opportunity allows shoppers to learn about and support economic development, education efforts, medical relief, and responses to AIDS and homelessness in the neighborhood and around the world. All are invited to enjoy the petting zoo and free refreshments including popcorn and lemonade. Shoppers can choose between helping children in Africa or Latin America, Pasadena or Los Angeles; select a hand made-gift or buy a gift of food, shelter, education, or warmth. Little ones love to give the gift of small chicks or other animals through Heifer International. A student bake sale will support Ministry of Hope in Malawi, Africa. There is no better time that Christmas to show love and share it with others. Come and capture the true meaning of the Season. Sunday worship services at San Marino Community Church, located at 1750 Virginia Road in San Marino, are held in the sanctuary at 9:15 am (traditional liturgy with choir, separate student worship, Sunday Church School, and child care) and 11:15 am (casual, family-friendly service with childcare). Spiritual development classes for all ages are held at 10:30 am. To learn more about opportunities forfellowship, study, and service for all ages, contact the church office at (626) 282-4181 or connect online at www.smccpby.com. Altadena/Pasadena Soroptimists Host Annual Silent Auction On Sunday, November 14, 2010, Soroptimist International of Altadena/Pasadena will hold its 15th Annual Silent Auction and Social Hour from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the historic Essick House (home of the Sierra Madre Women’s Club), 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. In addition to shopping at a wonderful Silent Auction, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy great food, refreshments and music, as well as the company of Soroptimist members and friends. Admission is free. For more information, call (626) 398-1703, or visit www.soroptimist.devraweb.com. Holiday Shopping for a Great Cause! This Saturday, November 20th, Women At Work headquarters will be transformed into a special holiday boutique from 9am – 3pm featuring a selection of hand crafted artwork, fashions and home accessories. A special group of vendors have been selected, many with one-of-a-kind items, including elegant designer scarves by Gallemore, uniquely-crafted bookmarks by Beadie Beads Book Jewelry, and several collections of handcrafted jewelry. The boutique will incorporate a colorful international flair with two separate gallery spaces featuring art, textiles, statues and other crafts from Africa and the Huichol region of Mexico. Other vendors will have handmade quilts, throws, linens, infant clothing, accessories and more. Homemade baked goods, gourmet lunch edibles and beverages will also be available for sale. 20% of all sales benefit employment preparation and job search assistance programs for more than 500 monthly client visits to our Career Resource Center per month. Admission is free, with an hourly drawing for door prizes. Women At Work is located at 3871 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107 (near the intersection of Michellinda) Learn more at www.womenatwork. org. "THERE OUGHT TO BE A LAW" Contest Are you a small business owner who is tired of bureaucratic red tape? Do you have a common sense idea to cut waste from state government? Have you thought of a sensible solution to a growing problem in your community? Some of the best legislative ideas come from those who have personally experienced a problem and see a need for reform. So, if you have an idea for a new law that you’d like me to consider, or if you believe a certain law is problematic and should be repealed, I hope you will participate in my 2011 "There Ought To Be A Law" contest. I will choose one idea to be included in my 2011 legislative package. The person who submits the winning idea will be invited to join me for lunch and will receive a California State flag that has been flown over the Capitol. To enter this year’s contest, please visit my website, at www.senate. ca.gov/huff and fill out the short questionnaire describing your idea. You can submit the form online or mail it to my Capitol office by December 3, 2010, and the winner will be announced in January. If you have questions, please contact my Capitol office staff at (916) 651-4029. SIERRA MADRE ROSE FLOAT ASSOCIATION PARADE TICKET R A F F L E SEE THE 2011 ROSE PARADE IN PERSON TWO FRONT ROW GRANDSTAND TICKETS ON ORANGE GROVE BLVD. PARKING INCLUDED RAFFLE TICKETS: $ 1.00 each 6 for $ 5.00 (Retail Value of $90.00 Per Ticket) Available at the Sierra Madre Rose Float Barn DRAWING TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29TH at 7:00PM at the Sierra Madre Rose Float Barn (Winner need not be present) Donated by Sharp Seating In An Emergency Tune To 1630 AM Sierra Madre Community RadioIf there’s an earthquake, fire, or other emergency, 1630-AM will broadcast important safety information. Listen on any AM radio. Put a sticker on your radio! Stickers courtesy of the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club Seasonal Flu Shots At this time the LA County Health Department is no longer hosting free flu shot clinics in Sierra Madre. The following locations are offering free shots but please call first: • The Monrovia Health Center, 330 Maple Ave. - (626) 256- 1600. Shots are available during the week. • November 12th - Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive - appointments are necessary for this free clinic so please call in advance at (626) 574-5130. WEBSTER’S PRESENTS: Webster's Fine Stationers presents an evening of literature and music with local author Hugh Bonar on Friday, November 19th. Hugh will be signing copies of his books, Avalon, a story centered around Catalina Island in the 1930's, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm. Musical accompaniment by the artist Mario Martin Zelaya. Refreshments will be served. Webster’s Fine Stationers 2450 N. Lake Ave., Suite B Altadena, CA 626-797-1135 SIERRA MADRE WOMAN’S CLUB INVITES YOU TO THEIR ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE ~ ~New and Gently used Items~ Gifts, Books, DVDs, Cds, Kitchen and Home Decorations, Toys, Holiday Items, Jewelry, Stationary, Pictures, Linens, Clothes and Shoes. ~ DECEMBER 3 & 4, 2010 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. ESSICK HOUSE AND WISTARIA THRIFT SHOP 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA. 91024 626 355-7739 ~ All Proceeds benefit local Charities ~STOP BY AND BROWSE~ CROWN CITY SYMPHONY PRESENTS TWO FREE CONCERTS Saturday, November 20th 2:00 pm Pasadena Christian Church Sunday, November 21st 2:00 pm First Baptist Church of Pasadena Crown City Symphony, a community orchestra founded in 2003 under the sponsorship of the Pasadena Senior Center, will give two free concerts, Nov. 20 & 21, at 2pm both days. The first concert is at the Pasadena Christian Church, 789 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena and the second concert is at the First Baptist Church of Pasadena, 75 N. Marengo. Marvin Neumann is the conductor, and the soloist is Andrew Sords. Hailed as an “absolute wonder”, violinist ANDREW SORDS has established himself as the preeminent new face of classical violin. Already a veteran of the concert stage, Sords has appeared with over 60 orchestras and in countless recital venues across three continents. Born in 1985 in Newark, Delaware, Sords later moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate education at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and has performed for the legendary Midori in masterclasses in New York City and at the University of Southern California . In 2008 Sords received international exposure as the top Google Classical News story as well as crowning the “Top-40 Charts in Classical Music. He is the featured violinist in a documentary on violin technique recorded at the Cleveland Institute of Music. His website is www. andrewsords.com. Crown City Symphony, whose motto is Ability not Age, has received grants from The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division, and the Pasadena Showcase for the Arts. This is the final concert under the sponsorship of the Pasadena Senior Center, which founded the Orchestra. Starting in 2011, The Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena will sponsor the Orchestra. The web site is crowncitysymphony.org. For more information email Roberta Wilcox, manager, at manager@ crowncitysymphony.org, or call, (626) 797-1994.