Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 30, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 30, 2019 

New 'Shop 
Campaign For 
The Holidays

Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

All Saints Church with

The Pasadena Symphony


 Join Pasadena Mayor Terry 
Tornek (pictured right) for 
a City Holiday Tradition: 
the Mayor’s Annual Tree 
Lighting Celebration, Friday 
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at City Hall, 
100 N. Garfield Ave.

 Bring family and friends to 
Pasadena’s free celebration 
featuring local singers and 
dancers, crafts for kids 
provided by the Armory 
Center for the Arts, free light 
refreshments and a special 
appearance by Ol’ Santa 
Claus. The Mayor lights the 
City’s Official Tree at 6 p.m., 
so come early for parking 
and a stroll over to historic 
City Hall.

 Festive photo stops will 
also be available during the 
event to capture the spirit of 
the season. Bring your own 
cameras to snap a special 
holiday picture.

 This year more than ever, 
please find it in your hearts to 
help fill one of the Pasadena 
Fire Department’s paramedic 
ambulances—and make 
our firefighters smile—by 
bringing a new, unwrapped 
toy or sports equipment for 
gifts to less fortunate boys 
or girls as part of the annual 
Spark of Love Toy Drive. 
We need your help and your 
donations, please.

 Great live entertainment 
throughout the night 
includes, by popular 
demand, a triumphant 
return performance from the 
thundering Wilson Middle 
School Drum Corps! Plus, 
those adorable kids from 
the City’s Tiny Tots Troupe; 
and Pasadena’s Afterschool 
Adventures Program will 
be there too. Pasadena High 
School LEARNs Orchesis 
Dance Troop and Elements 
Dance Space will perform 
exciting dance routines. 
The evening just wouldn’t 
be complete without our 
favorite emcees, our own 
Dynamic Duo of retired 
police Lt. Rodney “Rodney 
D” Wallace and Sgt. Glen 
Thompson of the Pasadena 
Police Department.

 For more information visit:

The City of Pasadena and 
Visit Pasadena are launching 
a campaign to encourage 
people to shop local this 
holiday season. The “Shop 
Pasadena” campaign will put 
a spotlight on the hundreds 
of independent businesses 
located in Pasadena and 
encourage the community 
to shop small, dine local 
and show some #locallove 
throughout the holidays. 

 Shopping local keeps dollars 
in our local economy to 
support schools, parks and 
vital community services.

 As part of the “Shop 
Pasadena” campaign, 
independent businesses in 
each of the city’s commercial 
areas will serve as welcome 
stations for the campaign and 
distribute “Shop Pasadena” 
canvas tote bags (first-come, 
first-serve) beginning today 
in honor of Small Business 
Saturday. Welcome stations 
across the city include:

Civic Center Area

• Europane Bakery & Café, 
345 East Colorado Boulevard

• FrenchiFornia, 247 East 
Colorado Boulevard 

College Commercial Area

• Lovebirds Café & Bakery, 
921 East Colorado Boulevard

• Milkcow Café, 1517 East 
Colorado Boulevard

• Samy’s Camera, 1759 East 
Colorado Boulevard

East Washington

• Bloomfield Creamery, 1727 
East Washington Boulevard

• Southern Roots Gifts, 1387 
East Washington Boulevard

Hastings Commercial Area

• Colette, 975 North 

• Foothill Restaurant, 2835 
East Foothill Boulevard

• Vromans Bookstore East 
Pasadena, 3729 East Foothill 

HeArt (South Fair Oaks 
Health & Arts District)

• Jones Coffee Roasters, 693 
South Raymond

• Porta Via, 1 West California 

Lamanda Commercial Area

• Bowhaus Pet Company, 
2472 East Colorado

• Poo-Bah Record Shop, 2636 
East Colorado 

• STEM World, 2245 East 

Lincoln Commercial Area

• Lincoln Pasadena, 1992 
Lincoln Avenue

• Perry’s Joint, 2051 Lincoln 

North Lake Commercial Area

• Bessy’s Boutique, 1353 
North Lake Avenue

• Maquina,1274 North Lake 

• Polkatots Cupcakes, 720 
North Lake Avenue 

Old Pasadena

• Homage Pasadena, 2 East 
Holly Street

• We Olive & Wine Bar, 32 
East Colorado Boulevard

• Whimsy Pasadena, 40 Mills 

Playhouse District

• El Portal Restaurant, 695 
East Green Street

• Run With Us, 235 North 
Lake Avenue 

South Lake Avenue

• The Bee Cottage, 496 South 
Lake Avenue

• Float Pasadena, 380 South 
Lake Avenue

• Republik Coffee Lounge, 
854 East Green Street

Walnut Commercial Area

• The Flowerman, 2450 East 
Foothill Boulevard

• Namaste Spiceland, 270 
North Hill

 Businesses can take part in 
the “Shop Pasadena” campaign 
through social media by using 
branded graphics and hashtags 
including #shoppasadena and 


 The Pasadena Symphony’s 
annual Holiday Candlelight 
concert returns to All Saints 
Church on Saturday, December 
14. Having sold out for the 
past eight years, the symphony 
offers two performances to 
meet community demand at 
4:00p.m. and 7:00p.m. The 
architecturally exquisite and 
acoustically sonorous All Saints 
Church, Pasadena’s equivalent 
of a European cathedral, 
provides the perfect setting to 
hear your holiday favorites - 
all performed by candlelight. 
Audiences are going to love 
each and every moment of this 
cherished holiday tradition.

 Back by popular demand, 
Pasadena Symphony Music 
Director David Lockington will 
conduct an array of choruses 
including the Los Angeles 
Children’s Chorus, the Donald 
Brinegar Singers and the L.A. 
Bronze Handbell Ensemble, 
set against the backdrop of the 
Pasadena Symphony. Special 
guest Sarah Uriarte Berry 
will accompany the orchestra 
as vocalist. With countless 
Broadway credits under her 
belt including Belle in Disney’s 
Beauty and the Beast, Diana in 
the Tony Award and Pulitzer 
Prize winning Next To Normal 
and Les Miserables’ Eponine, 
Berry is sure to bring an 
unforgettable performance.

 This year’s program has 
something for everyone to ring 
in the holiday season, from 
traditional holiday classics 
to popular standards. Hear 
Deck the Halls, Joy to the 
World, It’s Beginning to Look 
a Lot Like Christmas, Sleigh 
Ride, Hallelujah! and many 
cherished favorites. The venue 
offers fully assigned individual 
seating throughout All Saints’ 
glorious interior, ensuring that 
the audience can enjoy their 
experience with ease and have 
a well-deserved break from the 
hustle and bustle of the season. 
Top off your holidays with 
lasting memories for the whole 
family at this time-honored 

 Tickets to Holiday 
Candlelight with the Pasadena 
Symphony are limited and will 
sell out. Seats start at $20 and 
may be purchased either at 
or by calling the box office at 

Offers ‘A Letter 
from Santa’

South Lake Holidayfest

Pasadena Library ‘Women 
Win the Vote’ Celebration

 Come celebrate the holidays 
in Pasadena during South 
Lake Avenue’s annual 
complimentary Holidayfest! 
Saturday, December 7th from 
12pm to 5pm at The Shops 
on Lake Avenue, 345 S. Lake 
Avenue. Presented by the South 
Lake Business Association, 
eventgoers are invited to 
rejoice in the season by taking 
advantage of in-store specials 
and promotions at over 40 
South Lake Avenue merchants. 
Additional festive activities 
include a themed scavenger 
hunt, live music, photos with 
Santa, holiday crafts for kids, 
carolers, cookie decorating, 
holiday character photo ops, 
raffles, giveaways and much 

 Enjoy free live musical 
performances at Santa’s Village 
from acclaimed local and 
international talent. Indie surf-
pop collective Trapdoor Social 
performs at 1pm bringing 
their high-spirted infectious 
live show. While, U.K.indie 
rock singer-songwriter Barns 
Courtney is set to perform at 
2:30pm. Lauded by Rolling 
Stone as an artiston the rise, 
Barns Courtney brings an 
invigorating live show fusing 
garage rock with alternative 
pop. Celebrity talent Brandon 
Jenner performs at 4pm with his 
emotive acoustic rock. KCRW 
DJ Raul Campos spins dance 
worthy tunes between sets, 
sure to get the crowd moving. 
Guests can take advantage of 
in-store sales and promotions 
offered at over 40 of South 
Lake Avenue’s restaurants, 
eateries and retailers listed 
below. Holidayfest! is a festive 
celebration for the entire family 
with free children friendly 
activities including photos 
with Santa, holiday themed 
crafts, cookie decorating and 
meet and greets with popular 
holiday characters. The popular 
scavenger hunt also returns 
with an opportunity to win 
numerous prizes and giveaways.

 “Our holiday celebration 
definitely gets event attendees 
in the holiday spirit and invites 
everyone to explore the district 
while sharing memories with 
friends and family. Guests can 
tackle their holiday shopping 
lists by taking advantage of 
special in-store promotions 
offered on the day of the event” 
– Gina Tleel, Executive Director 
of the South Lake Business 

 For more information visit: .

 Your child or grandchild 
can receive a personal letter 
from Santa Claus with a 
little help from the elves 
at AbilityFirst. The letters 
are written in your choice 
of English or Spanish on 
holiday stationary and 
cost $5 and you may add 
a sprinkling of North Pole 
snow for an additional $2. 
Email mmills@abilityfirst.
org for an order form. 
Orders must be received 
with payment by Friday, 
December 13. Proceeds 
will support AbilityFirst’s 
programs and services 
for the developmentally 
disabled throughout Los 
Angeles County. For more 
information, call 626-639-


 Join the Pasadena public 
library in kicking off the 
100th anniversary of 
the passage of the 19th 
Amendment, giving women 
the right to vote in 1920. 
Get in the spirit and wear 
a costume, sash, fascinator 
or hat from the period as 
we socialize and recap the 
history and players in this 
very important moment in 
history. Discover the early 
suffrage campaign that won 
California women the right 
to vote nine years before 
the Federal Amendment, 
and learn more about the 
national suffrage campaign 
and the back-ground behind 
Ellen Snortland’s wonderful 
display of suffragist 
memorabilia. Photo ops 
and refreshments provided. 
Presented in collaboration 
with Shakespeare Club 
Historian Candy Campbell 
and author/ columnist Ellen 
Snortland. Saturday, Jan. 11 
from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in 
the Central Library/Donald 
Wright Auditorium.

 For more information visit: or 
call (626) 744-4066.

In related news

 Pasadena Celebrates 2020 is 
in a unique position to kick 
off this Centennial year with 
a " giving women the right to 
vote" float (pictured above) 
in the Tournament of Roses 
parade on January 1, 2020, a 
parade seen round the world. 
The Float’s theme is “Years of 
Hope. Years of Courage;” it 
will portray the long history 
to win the right to vote and 
its cardinal figures. Floats 
and parades were a major 
hallmark of how women 
brought attention to their 
cause. Parades were held in 
both large cities and small 
towns; suffrage floats were 
dramatic and stunning, 
featuring floral displays, art, 
and the constant demand for 
the Right to Vote. The 2020 
Float and presence in the 
Tournament of Roses Parade 
continues that tradition and 
illuminates this victory of 

 For more information 
about the float visit:

 Pasadena Celebrates 
2020 with a float 
“Years of Hope. Years 
of Courage.”

Holiday Open 
House and 
Shoe Drive

In the spirit of the holidays, 
Assemblymember Chris 
Holden and his staff are 
partnering with Shoes That Fit 
to provide shoes and socks to 
local children in need. he would 
like to invite the community to 
there Holiday Open House & 
Shoe Drive. You can make a 
difference by donating a new 
pair of athletic shoes or socks 
in youth size 10 through adult 
size 12.

Holden is also encouraging 
those that attend to discuss 
legislative and community 
issues, and learn more about 
services offered through 
the district office. Light 
refreshments will be served.

The event will be held at 
Holden’s 41st Assembly District 
Office 600 North Rosemead 
Blvd., Suite 117 Pasadena

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