Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, June 9, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, June 9, 2018 

Season Announced 

for Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Chamber to 
Hold Gala on June 29

Flintridge Center Named 
41st Assembly District’s 
'Nonprofit of the Year'

The first of the season is the 
new comedy Native Gardens 
(September 5-30, 2018) by 
Karen Zacarias and directed 
by Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), 
that received rave reviews in its 
first productions at the Guthrie 
Theatre in Minneapolis and 
Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage. 
It tells the story of an attorney 
on the rise and his very 
pregnant wife who couldn’t 
feel more welcomed by their 
new neighbors. But when a 
friendly disagreement about 
the lay of the land escalates 
into a backyard brawl, cultures 
collide and mudslinging ensues 
... literally.

 The London hit thriller The 
Woman in Black (October 17 
to November 11) by Susan Hill, 
adapted by Stephen Mallatratt 
and directed by Robin Herford, 
comes to Pasadena just in 
time for Halloween. A ghost 
story, Woman in Black is one 
of the most popular theatre 
works ever produced -- over 
7 million have seen the show 
during its astounding 28 year 
run in London’s West End. It is 
produced by PW Productions.

 A new production of the 
great American musical 
Ragtime plays February 6 to 
March 3, 2019 and is directed 
by David Lee (at Pasadena 
Playhouse Casa Valentina, 
Do I Hear a Waltz?, 110 in 
the Shade, Camelot, Can 
Can). Nominated for 13 Tony 
Awards, including best musical, 
Ragtime had its United States 
premiere in Los Angeles two 
decades ago. Playwright 
Terrence McNally, composer 
Stephen Flaherty, and lyricist 
Lynn Ahrens adapted it from 
the book by E.L. Doctorow, 
whom President Obama said 
was one of “America’s greatest 
novelists.” The musical mixes 
its fictional characters with 
a parade of historic figures 
including Evelyn Nesbit, 
Booker T. Washington, J. P. 
Morgan, Henry Ford, Stanford 
White, Polar explorer Robert 
Peary, Emma Goldman and 
Harry Houdini.

 The touching Tiny Beautiful 
Things, taking the stage in 
Spring 2019 (dates to be 
announced), is based on the 
New York Times bestseller Tiny 
Beautiful Things: Advice on 
Love and Life from Dear Sugar 
by Cheryl Strayed. (Strayed is 
also the author of Wild: From 
Lost to Found on the Pacific 
Crest Trail, which was the first 
selection of Oprah’s Book Club 
2.0; the film version starred 
Reese Witherspoon, Laura 
Dern, and Thomas Sadoski, 
star of the Pasadena Playhouse 
production of Belleville. ) The 
stage version of Tiny Beautiful 
Things is adapted by actress and 
writer Nia Vardalos (Academy 
Award nominee My Big Fat 
Greek Wedding) and comes to 
life as a richly funny, uniquely 
uplifting and moving play. It 
is about reaching when you’re 
stuck, healing when you’re 
broken and finding the courage 
to take on the questions, 
which have no answers. This 
stage version was conceived 
by former Wall Street Journal 
columnist Marshall Heyman, 
Thomas Kail (director of 
Hamilton), and Vardalos.

 These productions join 
Bordertown Now (May 30 to 
June 24), featuring Culture 
Clash – Richard Montoya, 
Ric Salinas, and Herbert 
Siguenza, and Jungle Book, a 
family entertainment by Craig 
Francis and Rick Miller from 
Kidoons/WYRD Productions 
of Montréal Canada (July 17 to 
29). In addition, the Playhouse 
welcomes all community 
members to attend their free 
Centennial Block Party on June 
9, 2018, from noon to 10 p.m.

 For more information visit:

Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce members, 
community leaders and 
guests celebrate our business 
community at the annual 
Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce Inaugural Gala 
on Friday, June 29, 2018. The 
hosted cocktail reception 
and silent auction begins at 
6:00 p.m. at the Langham 
Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. 
Dinner and the festive program 
begins at 7:30pm.

 This year, the Chamber 
celebrates the installation of 
Karl Bird of Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory as Chair of the 
Board for 2018-19. We will 
thank and recognize Robin 
McCarthy of Ste. Marie 
Specialists who has served 
as Board Chair for 2017-18 
fiscal year. We also install new 
officers and Board members for 
the year.

 “The Board chair has a 
unique opportunity to shape 
and direct Chamber policies 
and programs during their 
year leading the Board,” said 
Chamber President and CEO 
Paul Little. “Robin McCarthy 
helped focus some attention on 
our non-profit members which 
led to the non-profit Mission 
Match job fair we hosted at 
Pasadena City College in 
March. Karl Bird has been chair 
of our Economic and Business 
Development Committee 
during the years our 
procurement fair evolved into a 
viable partnership with JPL and 
the City of Pasadena. Karl also 
helped germinate and grow 
our Economic and Business 
Summit into a successful 
convening of business and 
community thought leaders 
each October. I look forward 
to working with him over 
the next year to further grow 
and expand our offerings for 
members and contribution 
to the local community and 

 Incoming Board members are 
Nerissa Sugars of Hollywood 
Burbank Airport, Patricia 
Breen of Pacific Oaks College 
and Children’s School, Betty 
Ma of Pacific Starr Group and 
Jesse Dillon of the Pasadena 
Independent/Beacon Media 

 The evening will feature the 
presentation of scholarships to 
local students. The Pasadena 
Chamber will also recognize 
a small member business, 
Pasadena Ronald McDonald 
House, and a large member 
business, California Linen 
Services, as Corporate Citizen 
of the Year.

 There will be some special 
presentations, as well as 
an appreciation of our first 
member with 100 years of 
continuous membership in 
the Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce, Anderson Business 

 Corporate tables cost $2000. 
Individual tickets to the 
Inaugural Gala cost $200. 
Valet parking and a hosted 
cocktail reception are included 
along with dinner and the 
festive celebratory program. 
You can purchase tickets at
silent-auction/. For more 
information, call 626-795-335 
or email leanne@pasadena-

 Chamber members contribute 
thousands of dollars’ worth of 
valuable and unique services, 
products and treats for the 
silent auction. This year, items 
include travel packages, golf 
outings, event and sports 
tickets, dinners, opportunities 
to explore local attractions and 
VIP treatment at local wonders. 
Proceeds support Chamber 
activities and member services. 
You can donate to the silent 
auction and advertise your 
business at the same time. 
Call 626-795-3355 for more 
information on donating to 
support the Chamber Inaugural 

Silver Sponsors are Caltech/
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 
Hollywood Burbank 
Airport (Burbank, Glendale, 
Pasadena Airport Authority), 
Huntington Hospital, Pacific 
Oaks College and Children’s 
School, Parsons Corporation, 
Pasadena Tournament of Roses, 
Sierra Family of Dealerships 
and Southern California Gas 

 The Pasadena Chamber 
of Commerce and Civic 
Association is a professional 
business organization. Since the 
earliest days of Pasadena, the 
Chamber has played a major 
role in the development of 
this internationally renowned 
city. Since 1888, when the 
organization was founded 
as the Board of Trade, the 
Chamber’s primary purpose 
has been the enhancement of 
both the business climate and 
the quality of life in Pasadena. 
The Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce serves more than 
1450 members.

 Gala Will Celebrate 
Inauguration of Karl Bird 
as Chair of the Board

For the 41st Assembly 
District’s 2018 “Nonprofit of 
the Year,” Assemblymember 
Chris Holden has chosen to 
honor the Flintridge Center, 
a nonprofit organization 
based in Pasadena 
that supports formerly 
incarcerated adults and at-
risk youth to break the cycle 
of poverty and violence 
through community 
planning, innovation and 

 “It is my pleasure to 
recognize the Flintridge 
Center as the 41st Assembly 
District’s Nonprofit of the 
Year,” said Assemblymember 
Holden. “Working with a 
network of service providers 
and public agencies to change 
lives, Flintridge Center’s 
successful reintegration 
services should be modeled 
throughout the state.”

 Under the leadership of 
Jaylene Moseley, Flintridge 
Center continues to be a 
catalyst for community 
empowerment, with a focus 
on reintegration. According 
to the California Department 
of Corrections and 
Rehabilitation Nearly two-
thirds of all state prisoners 
re-offend. Flintridge 
Center’s reintegration 
services provide a pathway 
to employment and a new 
life – proving that the cycle 
is not inevitable.

 Flintridge Center’s 
services help foster their 
vision of a healthy, safe 
community where families 
thrive, youth reach their full 
potential, and equality and 
opportunity are accessible to 
all. Their continued support 
to individuals of high-risk, 
high-need circumstances 
helps transform the lives of 
those in the community.

 Outreach Specialist, 
Chris Finney and Program 
Specialist and Instructure, 
Jeffrey Bellissimo received 
the official recognition 
today in Sacramento on 
behalf of Flintridge Center 
at the annual Nonprofit of 
the Year award ceremony 
organized by the California 
Association of Nonprofits. 


Free Monthly Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center

 There is something for 
everyone in May 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 

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, June 1, 8, 15 and 22, 
at 1 p.m. Everyone enjoys the 
experience of watching movies 
and the pleasures they bring. 
June 1: “Phantom Thread” 
(2017, R) starring Daniel Day-
Lewis and Vicky Krieps. The 
life of an aging, renowned dress 
designer at the center of 1950s 
British society is disrupted by 
a young, strong-willed woman 
who soon becomes a fixture in 
his life as his muse and lover. 
June 8: “Film Stars Don’t Die 
in Liverpool” (2017, R) starring 
Annette Benning and Jamie 
Bell. A young actor starts 
up an affair with a famous, 
older Hollywood actress in 
1978 Liverpool where their 
passion and lust for life is 
tested to the limits by events 
beyond their control. The film 
is based on true events. June 
15: “The Post” (2017, PG) 
starring Meryl Streep and Tom 
Hanks. Katherine Graham, 
the first female publisher of 
The Washington Post, and the 
newspaper’s editor, Ben Bradlee, 
race to catch up with The New 
York Times to expose a massive 
cover-up of government secrets 
that spanned three decades and 
four U.S. presidents. The film 
is based on true events. June 
22: “The Awful Truth” (1937, 
NR) starring Irene Dunne 
and Cary Grant. Unfounded 
suspicions lead a married 
couple to begin divorce 
proceedings, whereupon they 
start undermining each other’s 
attempts to find new romances. 

 Disaster Preparedness – 
Thursday, June 7, at 10 a.m. 
Are you prepared for the next 
major earthquake and other 
potential disasters? Learn how 
to create a disaster kit, make 
disaster plans and how to get 
the special training you need 
before the next disaster occurs. 
Presented by Lisa Derderian, 
emergency coordinator for the 
Pasadena Fire Department.

 Braille Class – Thursday, 
June 7, at noon. One in five 
adults experiences vision 
loss. This class, which meets 
weekly, combines educational 
programming, information 
and speakers with a support 
group for older adults with low 
vision and uplifting solutions 
for life with less vision. Build 
friendships, learn tools and 
techniques for living with 
low vision and incorporate 
technology and new ways of 
doing things. Presented by 
Braille Institute of America.

 Olympian to Olympian: In 
Conversation with Lauren 
Gibbs and John Naber – 
Friday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 
noon. Lauren Gibbs, a member 
of the USA Women’s Bobsled 
Team that won the Silver Medal 
at the 2018 Winter Olympics 
in PyeongChang, South Korea, 
will be joined in conversation 
by John Naber, the swimming 
champion who won four gold 
medals and one silver medal at 
the 1976 Summer Olympics in 
Montreal, Canada. A reception 
will follow.

 Safety Awareness – Thursday, 
June 14, at 10 a.m. At a time 
when so many crimes are 
being directed at older adults, 
safety awareness is vital to help 
you minimize your chances 
of becoming a victim. Learn 
how to protect yourself and 
stay safe at home, on the street 
and in your car. Presented by 
Sgt. Glenn Thompson of the 
Pasadena Police Department. 

 Dementia Friends – Tuesday, 
June 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. 
Learn five key messages about 
dementia and develop action 
steps to help your community, 
from telling friends, family 
members and coworkers 
about Dementia Friends to 
visiting someone you know 
who is living with dementia. 
Each participant will receive 
a Dementia Friend pin and 
become a member of this 
global movement developed in 
the United Kingdom. Presented 
by Alzheimer’s Association.

 Healthy Summer Snacks – 
Thursday, June 21, at 10 a.m. 
Summer is almost here! Learn 
about healthy snacks you can 
make at home as alternatives 
to store-bought snacks that 
are high in fat, sodium and 
bad carbs. Presented by Regal 
Medical Group.

 Mail Fraud – Thursday, June 
28, at 10 a.m. Older adults 
should be vigilant about a 
number of scams intended to 
deplete their life savings. Learn 
how to protect yourself from 
mail fraud. Presented by the 
U.S. Postal Service.

Friday, June 29, at 3:30 p.m. 
Guest artists from MUSE/
IQUE will explore the music 
of Leonard Bernstein and 
his enormous impact on the 
American sound. A limited 
number of complimentary 
tickets will be available to the 
Saturday, June 30, led by 
MUSE/IQUE musical director 
Rachael Worby. Register at the 
Welcome Desk or by calling 
(626) 795-4331.

 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. 

Pet of the 

Velvet (A455879) is a 
4-month-old girl who just 
graduated from our foster 
program! She came in with 
some littermates in May and 
was one of the shyer kittens. 
She really blossomed in her 
foster home, coming out 
of her shell, playing with 
her siblings. She is still a 
bit timid but once she gets 
to know you, she becomes 
curious and playful. If you 
would like to foster a kitten 
like Velvet, email volunteer@ 

The adoption fee for cats is 
$75. All cats are spayed or 
neutered, microchipped, 
and vaccinated before being 

New adopters will receive a 
complimentary health-and-
wellness exam from VCA 
Animal Hospitals, as well 
as a goody bag filled with 
information about how to 
care for your pet.

View photos of adoptable 
pets at pasadenahumane.
org. Adoption hours are 11 
a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through 
Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Pets may not be available for 
adoption and cannot be held 
for potential adopters by 
phone calls or email.

Summer Learning and Fun

Pasadena Educational 

 The Pasadena Educational 
Foundation’s (PEF) Summer 
Enrichment Program offers a 
mix of academic subjects and 
hands-on activities. Students 
learn to cook, explore a new 
language, build a rocket, write 
a play, program a robot, learn 
tennis, design with 3D printers, 
and so much more. Classes are 
June 11 - July 12, 2018. For 
more information, visit pased.

Extended School Year 
Program for Students with 

 Extended school year 
programs will be offered for 
Pasadena Unified students with 
disabilities from June 7-July 12. 
Classes will be held at Sierra 
Madre Elementary School 
for preschool and elementary 
school students; Sierra Madre 
Middle School for middle 
school students; Focus Point 
Academy at Edison; and PALs 
at Wilson Middle School. 
Middle School 8:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
For further information, visit 
the Special Education page or 
contact the Special Education 
office at 626.396.3600 ext. 

High School Credit Recovery 

 PUSD’s high school credit 
recovery program for students 
who need to earn credits is 
offered this summer at John 
Muir High School June 7 - 
July 12, 2018. The program 
blends online learning and 
independent study with 
options to complete work in the 
classroom or at home. Students 
enrolled through their school 
counselors in the spring. For 
further information, visit the 
Secondary Education page or 
call 626-396-3600 ext. 88216

Fuel Up for Summer

 PUSD offers free breakfasts 
and lunches for children and 
youth 18 years old or younger 
this summer through the 
2018 Summer Food Program. 
This program provides 
an opportunity for PUSD 
students and all the children 
in our community to continue 
receiving meals during the 
summer. Children do not 
need to be enrolled in PUSD 
schools to receive a meal and 
no pre-registration is required. 
For a list of sites serving 
summer meals and more 
information, visit
summermeals or call PUSD 
Food and Nutrition Services at 
(626) 396-5852

 Parks & Libraries

Summer programs are 
available at parks and 

Altadena Public Library

Pasadena Public Library

Sierra Madre Public Library

 The City of Pasadena Human 
Services and Recreation 
Department offers summer 
day camp and many other 
recreational activities for youth 
ages 3-18. The Los Angeles 
County County Department 
of Parks & Recreation offers a 
variety of summer programs 
for children and youth at 
parks in Altadena. The City of 
Sierra Madre provides a range 
of recreational facilities and 
programs throughout the year.

E-Waste Recycling & 
Document Shredding Event

 Residents can safely dispose 
of electronic waste and 
have personal and business 
documents shredded at the 
City’s popular free e-waste 
event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 
Saturday, June 16, 2018. The 
event will be held in Parking 
Lot I outside the Rose Bowl 
Stadium near Brookside 
Park, 360 North Arroyo 

 Shredding trucks and 
e-waste collection sites will 
be arranged at different 
stations in Parking Lot I. 
Look for signs directing 
you to the event. Motorists 
and bicyclists are advised to 
use caution while traveling 
through the area.

 E-waste items include 
computers, keyboards, 
printers, monitors, laptops, 
docking stations, scanners, 
shredders, fax machines, 
computer mice, telephones, 
televisions, flat screens, 
VCRs, DVD players, PDAs, 
cassette players, tape drives, 
stereos and household 
batteries. Many of these 
products have parts that can 
be recycled.

 Public Works is also helping 
residents prevent identity 
theft by providing free 
paper shredding during the 
event. The public can bring a 
maximum of three (3) legal-
size boxes for shredding. 
Sensitive documents such 
as receipts, checks, pre-
approved credit applications, 
credit card statements, 
outdated tax returns, pre-
printed envelopes, return 
address labels and business 
cards are items that can be 

 Event participants will be 
required to show proof of 
Pasadena residency and 
the duration of the event is 
subject to truck capacity. 
The event is sponsored by 
the City’s Department of 
Public Works. For more 
information about the free 
e-waste collection and 
document shredding event, 
PublicWorks or call (626) 

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