Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 1, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, February 1, 2020 

Triple Bill 

Tournament Foundation Now 
Accepting Grant Applications

The Centennial of 
Women’s Right to 
Vote and Founding 
of League of Women 

 Susan B. Anthony will 
recall suffragist days Feb. 14 
— the 100th birthday of the 
League of Women Voters 
— at a special program 
also celebrating the 100th 
anniversary of women’s right 
to vote. A rousing rally on 
voting and the 2020 census 
will follow at Pasadena City 

 The League of Women Voters 
Pasadena Area is presenting 
“From Corsets and Bloomers 
to Body Piercing and 
Tattoos” with Renee Chanon 
of LWV Los Angeles as Susan 
B. Anthony. Registration is 
9 a.m. at Sweetland Hall, All 
Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid 
Ave., Pasadena. Sweets, coffee 
and conversation about the 
women’s movement and 
women today will follow at 

 The rally across the street 
at City Hall runs from 11:30 
a.m. to 3 p.m. Food trucks 
will be available. 

 The Susan B. Anthony 
program is free and open to 
the public. Reservations are 
requested: phone: 626-798-
0965; email office@lwv-pa.
org; online

 The LWV-PA Centennial 
Gala is the next evening, Feb. 
15, 6-10 p.m., with dinner 
and dancing at Almansor 
Court, 700 S. Almansor St. 
Alhambra. The event will 
honor four women leaders 
who exemplify inclusion, civic 
engagement and education. 
They are Karen R. Lawrence, 
president of the Huntington 
Library, Art Museum, and 
Botanical Gardens; Laura 
Farber, first Latina president 
of the Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses; Gloria D. Gray, 
chair of the Metropolitan 
Water District of Southern 
California board of directors 
and first African-American 
woman elected to the Board, 
and Robbie Davis, past-
president of the League of 
Women Voters Pasadena 
Area and a chair of the 
California LWV, and member 
since 1975.

 Reservations are available by 
phone: 626-798-0965; email or online at:

 The Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses Foundation is now 
accepting applications for its 
2020 grant assistance program. 
Since its inception in 1983, 
the Foundation has invested 
over $3 million in more than 
200 San Gabriel Valley-area 

 The grant awards in 2019 
totaled $200,000, which funded 
23 organizations. In 2019, the 
Foundation implemented a 
new funding tier system that 
provided: One two-year grant 
that provided $25,000 each 
year, two $25,000 grants for 
one year, and twenty-two single 
year grants up to $10,000. This 
practice will continue for the 
upcoming 2020 grant cycle.

 Eligible applicants are 
organizations with current 
501(c)(3) status that serve 
one or more of the following 
communities: Alhambra, 
Altadena, Arcadia, La 
Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, 
Pasadena, San Gabriel, San 
Marino, Sierra Madre, South 
Pasadena, and Temple City. 
Grants will be awarded in 
the categories of Performing 
and Visual Arts, Sports and 
Recreation, and Education 
(Early Childhood Education, 
Literacy and Science, 
Technology, Engineering and 
Math) programs. 

 To apply, and for additional 
details, eligible organizations 
should visit the Tournament of 
Roses Foundation page;

 New and returning applicants 
will utilize a new application 
system for the 2020 grant 
cycle. The application system 
instructions and Foundation 
Grant guidelines can be 
found on the foundation 
website. Applicants can 
contact the Foundation 
directly at foundation@ for 
further questions. 

 Applications will be accepted 
through February 21at 5:00 
p.m. The Foundation’s Board 
of Directors will make the final 
grant selections at its annual 
spring meeting, and applicants 
will be notified of their funding 
status via email in April.

 The Tournament of Roses 
Foundation is a tax exempt, 
non-profit public benefit 
corporation established 
to receive and manage 
contributions from the 
Pasadena Tournament of Roses 
Association, its supporters 
and the general public. The 
17-member board of directors 
is comprised of community 
leaders and Tournament 
members, appointed by the 
Pasadena Tournament of Roses 
Association. Organizations 
or individuals interested in 
making a contribution or 
inquiring about the grants 
process should contact the 
Foundation by calling (626) 
449-4100 or visiting the 
Tournament of Roses website 

Annual Black History Parade & Festival

 Celebrate Black history, culture 
and achievements at Pasadena’s 
38th Annual Black History 
Parade and Festival from 10 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 
15. This year’s theme is “For 
the Culture – Celebrating Our 
Excellence.” The parade features 
over 80 entries including 
the Wilson Middle School 
Drum Corps as the opening 
performance, Miss Black 
Pasadena, the Tournament 
of Roses 2020 Royal Court, 
Pasadena City College Band, 
Blair, John Muir and Pasadena 
High School marching bands, 
musicians, dancers, equestrians, 
local youth groups, dignitaries, 
community leaders, and 
vintage and custom cars. This 
celebration is one of the largest 
and longest-running Black 
history parades in California.

 The Celebrity Grand Marshals 
are Margaret Avery and Wendy 
Raquel Robinson. Margaret 
Avery is an actress and singer 
best known for her role as Shug 
Avery in “The Color Purple,” 
which earned her an Academy 
Award nomination for best 
performance by an actress in a 
supporting role. Wendy Raquael 
Robinson is a Best Actress 
NAACP Image Award recipient 
and the Creative Director of 
Amazing Grace Conservatory, 
a philanthropist and actor. 
Beloved by audiences for her 
television roles on “The Game” 
and “The Steve Harvey Show,” 
her true passion is embodied in 
the work of the Amazing Grace 
Conservatory, which trains and 
develops emerging artists and 
at-risk youth in the performing 

 The Community Grand 
Marshal is Edna Bluain, a 
dedicated volunteer with the 
Black History Parade and 
Festival Planning Committee 
for over 20 years. Youth Grand 
Marshals are Alaysia Barker, a 
student at Loyola Marymount 
University who is active with 
campus cultural organizations 
and founder of a non-profit 
scholarship organization, and 
Elijah Gates, a sophomore 
defense back on UCLA’s 
football team and product of the 
Mckenzie-Scott Boys and Girls 
Club and Pasadena Panther 
youth football program.

 The parade begins at 10 a.m. 
on Fair Oaks Avenue and 
Figueroa Street in Altadena; 
then heads south on Fair 
Oaks Avenue before ending at 
Pasadena’s Robinson Park, 1081 
N. Fair Oaks Ave., where the 
festival takes place from noon 
to 4 p.m. on the north side of 
the park. The festival features 
live entertainment for all ages, 
food available for purchase, 
an exciting meet-and-greet 
with Miss Black Pasadena, the 
Power 106 Street Team, free 
informational booths and a 
children’s zone jam-packed 
with fun, free activities. The 
event is known for a variety of 
great food including delicious 
barbecue, chicken and fish 
dinners, grilled burgers and hot 
dogs, and fun goodies like kettle 
corn, lemonade, pies, cakes, and 
ice cream. Returning this year is 
the popular Historically Black 
College and University (HBCU) 
College Fair.

 The parade will be recorded in 
its entirety by Pasadena Media, 
one of the event sponsors, and 
will air on both KPAS, the 
City government TV station, 
and Arroyo, the Pasadena 
community public channel. 
for broadcast times.

 For additional information, 
please call the Jackie Robinson 
Community Center at (626) 

Black History 
Month Program

 The Pasadena Senior Center 
will present its annual 
luncheon in honor of Black 
History Month on Monday, 
Feb. 17, from noon to 2:30 
p.m., sponsored by the center’s 
Ebony Ladies.

 The program will celebrate 
African American culture 
through soul food, live 
entertainment and dancing. 
The soul food will include fried 
chicken, sides and dessert, 
and JazzZone will perform. 
JazzZone is a consortium of 
musicians led by Roscoe Lee 
Owens, son of the late jazz 
drummer Jimmie Owens.

 The cost is $10 in advance 
for members as well as non-
members of the Pasadena 
Senior Center, payable at the 
Welcome Desk no later than 
Friday, Feb. 14.

 For more information visit 
or call 626-795-4331.

Rotary Community Grants 

 The Pasadena Rotary Club’s 
2020 Community Grants 
Committee are considering 
applications from non-profit 
organizations for Health 
programs in preventative, 
education or direct services. 
Grants range from $2,000 to 
$6,000. This is a one-time-only 
increase over previous years 
to commemorate Pasadena 
Rotary Club’s Centennial.

1. Preventative programs 
encourage greater health by 
promoting exercise, food 
planning and preparation, as 
well as healthy sleep patterns.

2. Health Education programs 
provide information about 
good health practices that will 
help to decrease the onset of 
diabetes and lower the risk of 
heart attacks.

3. Direct Services programs 
will provide services such as 
flu shots, oral exams, checkups, 
blood pressure and hearing 
tests to help prevent disease. 


Interested nonprofits may 
apply by going to http://www., (main 
page) click on “Empowering 
Your Community” and scroll 
down to “Community Grants” 
to read all of the information 
about applying for a grant.

DUE DATE: Full application 
packets must be submitted 
by either .PDF or US mail or 
hand delivered by Wednesday 
February 12, 2019 at 5:00pm. 
Please see application for 
delivery details – no late 
submission will be accepted. 
We urge you to read the 
instructions carefully.

Full application packets 

· Complete Grant Application 
form (please note word limit)

· Letter of Support by current 
Pasadena Rotarian

· Copy of 501(c)(3) 
determination letter

· Budget for the proposed 

· Current year general operating 

QUESTIONS: contact co-chairs 
Gail Scanlan at gmscanlan@ or Deborah Lewis at

Pasadena Symphony’s 
Ode to Romance Feb. 15

 Music Director David 
Lockington and the Pasadena 
Symphony continue the 19/20 
Symphony Classics season with 
Gershwin/Debussy on Saturday, 
February 15 at Ambassador 
Auditorium with matinee 
and evening performances 
at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. This 
powerful and romantic 
Valentine’s program opens 
with a bang with Copland’s 
Fanfare for the Common Man 
and celebrated film composer 
Michael Giacchino’s interstellar 
Voyage. Nick Kendall of the 
wildly popular Time for Three 
brings his unique brand of 
virtuosity and infectious 
enthusiasm to a fanciful violin 
concerto based on Gershwin’s 
Porgy and Bess and Vaughan 
William’s longingly poetic Lark 
Ascending. Debussy’s La Mer 
paints a majestic picture of the 
sea with a mosaic of orchestral 
colors to close out the 
symphony’s ode to romance, 
arriving just in time to celebrate 
with your valentine.

 The February concert boasts 
a new work by Oscar® and 
Grammy®-Award winning 
composer Michael Giacchino 
as part of the orchestra’s 19/20 
Composers Showcase. Perhaps 
the most highly acclaimed film 
composer of his generation, 
Giacchino has written scores for 
many popular films including 
Up, Coco, Star Trek, Jurassic 
World and most recently Jojo 
Rabbit among many others. 
Commissioned by the National 
Symphony Orchestra in 2018 
to commemorate the 60th 
anniversary of NASA, Voyage 
is Giacchino’s first work written 
for symphony orchestra. He 
says the work expresses “what 
is going through your mind 
when you wake up on the 
morning of a launch, going 
out to the pad, being buckled 
in, waiting for launch, blasting 
off, weightlessness, reaching 
your destination, and coming 
home.” Lockington describes 
the piece as “epic in its kind of 
cinematic scope and also very 

 Make it an occasion to 
remember and treat your 
Valentine to a one-of-a-
kind experience with lunch 
or dinner in the luxurious 
Symphony Lounge, a posh 
setting along Ambassador 
Auditorium’s beautiful outdoor 
plaza, that offers uniquely 
prepared menus for each 
concert from Claud &Co, 
fine wines by Michero Wines 
serving Riboli Family Wines, 
plus music before the concert 
and during intermission. Or 
come early to learn more about 
the music with Insights, a pre-
concert discussion with Music 
Director David Lockington 
and violinist Nick Kendall, 
beginning one hour prior to 
each performance. 

 All concerts are held at 
Ambassador Auditorium, 131 
South St. John Ave, Pasadena, 
CA. Subscription packages 
start at as low as $99. Single 
tickets start at $35 and may 
be purchased online at www. 
or by calling (626) 793-7172. 

Intro to 

Class to 
Explain All 
Things Apple

 A beginner- and intermediate-
level class will enlighten 
members of the Pasadena 
Senior Center about everything 
that can be done with iPods, 
iPhones, iPads and Apple 

 The six-week series is 
scheduled Thursdays, Feb. 19 
to Mar. 25, from 4:30 to 6:30 
p.m. at the Pasadena Senior 
Center, 85 E. Holly St.

 Participants will learn about 
iOS, the most popular uses for 
their devices, how to navigate 
interfaces like pros and which 
apps can have the greatest 
impacts, especially with regard 
to health and security. Weekly 
handouts via PDFs with live 
links will be provided, and 
everyone’s questions will be 
answered along the way.

 The cost for the series is $60. 
Pre-paid registration can be 
made at the Welcome Desk.

Learn the basics of 
backyard composting, 
water-wise gardening, 
worm composting, 
grass-cycling, and edible 
gardening during a 
workshop February 8 
from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
No reservations needed. 
Bring your friends and 
neighbors. Workshop 
will be held at the South 
Pasadena Public Library 
Community Room at 1115 
El Centro Street, South 

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