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  • Free Events at the Senior Center, Wednesday, May 1, 2024 12:00 am Free Events at the Senior Center, Wednesday, May 1, 2024 12:00 am
    Free Events at the Senior Center May 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    12:00 am–12:00 am
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    Members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street, are invited to free events and activities for anyone 50 and older. The center is a vital community resource where older adults can age in place while thriving in motion. Residency in Pasadena is not required to attend events and activities. 

    Registration for Zoom activities and most onsite events is required by visiting www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and clicking on Activities & Events, Lectures & Classes, or Resources.  Everyone who registers for Zoom events will receive an email link for joining each activity online.

    Bilingual Tech Help Program  — Mondays, May 6 to 27, at 10 a.m. onsite in Computer Lab at Pasadena Senior Center. Need help with your smartphone, tablet, or computer? Learn how to navigate social media platforms, send texts, check voicemails, set alarms,and more. Our experienced instructor, Mariana Porras, will be there to guide you every step of the way. Make the most of your devices and explore the possibilities of the digital world. No registration is necessary.

    Hospice and Palliative Care — Thursday, May 2, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Hospice is compassionate comfort care (as opposed to curative care) for people facing a terminal illness with a prognosis of six months or less, while palliative care is compassionate, comfort care that provides relief from the symptoms and physical and mental stress of a serious or life-limiting illness. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.

    Legal Consultations — Thursday, May 2, at 10 a.m. onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center. Free legal consultations only on conservatorship, wills/trusts, estate planning, and durable power of attorney. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the Welcome Desk at 626-795-4331.

    Food Bank Distribution — Friday, May 3, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center. Distribution will take place in the parking lot. You must be 60+ and present your ID to receive a box of groceries from the L.A. Regional Food Bank. We recommend you bring a personal pull-behind shopping cart to take your box home. You are not permitted to open the boxes on our premises.   For more information, call 626-685-6732.

    Guided Autobiography 1 — Fridays, May 3 to 31, from 10 a.m. to noon. Are you 55+ and looking for a way to make a record of your life story? Guided Autobiography is a process that helps you recall and record the significant moments of your life. Each week new life story topics are assigned. Register online or call (626) 795-4331. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Workshops or call 626-795-4331.

    Movie Matinees — Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, at 1 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Each PSC member who registers may bring one nonmember guest.

    • May 3: “Coco” (2017, PG) with the voice talents of Anthony Gonzalez and Gael García Bernal – This Disney animated film tells the story of young Miguel, who, despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, dreams of becoming an accomplished musician. Voiced by Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal and Benjamin Bratt.
    • May 10: “Young Frankenstein” (1974, PG) – Mel Brooks’s classic comedic satire of ‘Frankenstein’ stars Gene Wilder as respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein who, with the help of his servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr) and Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman), creates his monster, played by Peter Boyle. Stars Madeline Kahn.
    • May 17: “Mother’s Day” (2016, PG-13) – A group of friends (Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Jason Sudeikis, and Julie Roberts) are all at different points in their lives with problems of their own. When their respective issues start coming to a head, the Mother’s Day holiday takes on a special meaning.
    • May 24: “Stripes” (1981, R) - Hard-luck cabbie John Winger (Bill Murray) -- directionless after being fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend -- enlists in the U.S. Army with his close pal, Russell, played by Harold Ramis. After his barely satisfactory performance in basic training, the irreverent Winger emerges as the figurehead for a ragtag band of Army misfits. Stars Sean Young and P.J. Soles.
    • May 31: “Glory” (1989, R) — Following the Battle of Antietam during the U.S. Civil War, Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) is offered command of the first all-African American regiment, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. With junior officer Cabot Forbes (Cary Elwes), Shaw puts together a strong and proud unit, including the escaped slave Trip (Denzel Washington) and the wise gravedigger John Rawlins (Morgan Freeman). At first limited to menial manual tasks, the regiment fights to be placed in the heat of battle. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.net and click on Activities & Events, then Friday Movie Matinee or call 626-795-4331. There is limited seating.

    MUSE/IQUE Offstage Education Workshop — Monday, May 6, at 3 p.m. onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center. Hosted by Heather Lipson Bell, Director of Education and Community Engagement, this informal hour features guest artists from MUSE/IQUE’s 2024 concert season Make Some Noise: Music and Stories of American Defiance and Hope. MUSE/IQUE is a member-supported, nonprofit performing arts organization with the mission to build empathy and expand imaginations through transformative live events and strong partnerships with fellow nonprofit organizations. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.

    How Pets Enhance Our Life and Health —Thursday, May 9, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Animals – some people love them and others prefer to live without them. Your own preferences aside, what does research on the topics tell us. How improved and different are our lives with pets vs. without? Can you have the benefits of animals and pets without the accompanying mess? To register or for more information, visit  www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.

    Arthritis Foundation Movement Exercises —Mondays and Wednesdays, May 13 to June 24 from 2 to 3 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Movement exercises, part of an evidence-based program developed by physical therapists, address the pain, fatigue and decreased strength that often accompany chronic illness. The routines use gentle range of motion movements suitable for every fitness level and can be done sitting or standing. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.

    Caregivers Are People Too! —Thursday, May 16, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Learn about the importance of self-care for caregivers who often prioritize the well-being of their loved ones over their own health. Caring for a loved one can be emotionally and physically draining, and it is crucial for caregivers to take proactive steps to preserve their own health and well-being. Join this insightful discussion on how caregivers can maintain their resilience and prioritize self-care while fulfilling their caregiving responsibilities. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures, or call 626-795-4331.

    Health Fair Friday, May 17, from 9 to 11 a.m. onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center. Registered Nurse Kathy Eastwood from Huntington Hospital will be doing blood pressure and glucose testing. The Hear Center will be doing free hearing screenings. Insurance representatives will be on hand to show different Medicare health plans and answer questions.

    Free Produce Distribution on the Patio — Friday, May 17, from 9 to 11 a.m. (while supplies last) onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center. Pre-assembled bags of vegetables will be distributed. Nutritious foods will be available to visitors at the Pasadena Senior Center. We recommend that you bring bags or a personal pull-behind cart to take your produce home. Provided by the Order of Malta Mobile Ministries. Registration is not required.

    Exploring Genealogies — Thursday, May 23, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Who are you? It's a question we spend decades of our lives shaping, but part of our identity is a gift we inherit. In this informational class, presented by Foundation for Senior Services, learn how to explore your genealogy and deepen your connections to ancestors who shaped the world you live in today. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.

    Mediation, Conflict, and Dispute Resolutions — Thursday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to noon onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Learn about mediation, a highly successful dispute resolution process that provides an opportunity to resolve conflicts without going to court. Mediation can help resolve landlord-tenant disputes, consumer-debt, neighbor-neighbor, and business, organization/agencies, family-domestic, and workplace/employment issues. Appointments can be made by calling 626-795-4331.

    Cultural Thursday: Historic Places Pasadena – Thursday, May 23, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. The City of Pasadena is in the process of identifying potentially historic properties so everyone in the community will be able to see their own histories represented. In addition to architectural significance, these properties could hold additional value due to their association with historic people or events. Come learn more about this exciting effort and share your knowledge about Pasadena’s historic resources. Presented by Kevin Johnson of the Pasadena Planning Department and Holly Kane of Historic Resources Group. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.

    Hidden Risks: Avoid Common Estate Planning Mistakes — Thursday, May 30, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. One of the best indicators of how much you care about your survivors and legacy is the level of organization of your estate. There are two to consider: your physical estate — for most people that means the home and personal possessions; and your legal and financial estate. It’s also a good idea to organize and streamline your financial assets. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331

    The Pasadena Senior Center’s mission is to improve the lives of older adults through caring service with opportunities for social interaction, fitness programs, basic support and needs services, education, volunteerism, and community activism. With 10,000 Americans per day becoming older adults, the center is a leader in addressing the issues of aging and provides innovative, cutting-edge, nationally recognized programs for this population group.

    As a donor-supported nonprofit, the center operates without any local, state, or federal funding and provides more services to older adults in the San Gabriel Valley than any other organization. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. To learn more, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call 626-795-4331.

     

  • Pasadena Bike Month, Sunday, May 5, 2024 12:00 am Pasadena Bike Month, Sunday, May 5, 2024 12:00 am
    Pasadena Bike Month May 5, 2024 - May 26, 2024
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    Pasadena Bike Month

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    Presented by: City of Pasadena, Day One, and Complete Streets Coalition
    Throughout Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105


    www.godayone.org/bikemonthpasadena



    Pasadena Bike Month is a month-long campaign of fun and healthy bicycle activities that Pasadena residents and visitors can experience in the month of May. Activities include group rides, social gatherings, a film screening, and guided tours. Pasadena Bike Month is made possible by the City of Pasadena, Day One, and Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition. Visit their website for the full calendar and to sign up for a ride.

    Organizers have planned free activities for riders of all ages and abilities all month long. Helmets, bikes in good working order, and bike lights (for night events) are strongly encouraged. Highlights of Bike Month events include:

    SUN MAY 05
    NATIONAL RIDE A BIKE DAY
    Celebrate National Ride a Bike Day by taking a spin on your bicycle. Explore wherever you'd like! 
    Time: All day
    Location: Anywhere!


    SUN MAY 12
    WOMEN OF PASADENA RIDE
    Explore significant sites in women's history, discover the impactful Pasadena women who made a difference, and support women-owned businesses!
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Pasadena City Hall - 100 Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101


    WED MAY 15
    RIDE OF SILENCE
    Join cyclists worldwide in a silent, slow-paced ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.
    Time: Meet at 6:00 PM; Roll Out at 7:00 PM
    Location: Rose Bowl Parking Lot K (North End)


    THU MAY 16
    BIKE TO WORK DAY
    Visit our Bike to Work Day rest stop at Pasadena City Hall to say hello and enjoy free refreshments to help fuel your ride, pick up some biking information, and some other free goodies. Remember, if you need to travel far, go multimodal. Metro buses and trains, Metrolink trains, and Pasadena Transit buses are free for bicyclists on Bike to Work Day.
    Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Location: Pasadena City Hall - 100 Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101


    SAT MAY 25
    THE REMNANTS RIDE: RETRACING THE FORGOTTEN CYCLEWAY FROM PASADENA TO LOS ANGELES
    Join us as we ride the length of the once-operational elevated cycling highway from the early 1900s, with key history and landmark stops.
    Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Sent upon RSVP


    SUN MAY 26
    PASADENA ICE CREAM RIDE
    What’s better than riding bikes on a beautiful day in May? Riding bikes and eating ice cream! We’ll visit local purveyors of America’s favorite frozen treat and sample their offerings.
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Memorial Park - 85 E Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103

     

    For a full list of events and details, visit www.bit.ly/BikeMonthPasadena

    Bike Month Pasadena is organized by the City of Pasadena Department of Transportation, Day One, and Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition. Day One and partners Pasadena CSC are Pasadena-based community organizations working towards advocating for safe, inclusive, and healthy streets for all road users, regardless of mode and ability.

     

     

  • Pasta, Pasta, Momma Mia! Food Tour, Monday, January 1, 2024 12:00 am Pasta, Pasta, Momma Mia! Food Tour, Monday, January 1, 2024 12:00 am
    Pasta, Pasta, Momma Mia! Food Tour May 23, 2024
    6:00 pm–8:30 pm

    Pasta, Pasta, Momma Mia! Food Tour

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    Spend a lovely Thursday evening in Old Pasadena enjoying an Italian-themed tasting tour!  Melting Pot has added this very special Pasta, Pasta, Mamma Mia! Food Walking Tour.  Whenever possible, you’ll be met and hosted by the special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings, including a stop at Semolina Artisanal Pasta, maker of certified organic fresh and dried pastas. The tour makes a horseshoe shape around Old Pasadena and concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people dinner afterward is not necessary.

    Gratuity and parking are extra. Each tour is limited to a maximum of 8 participants. 

    What to Expect:

    • Diverse Eateries
    • Specialty Olive Oil Shop
    • Sweets
    • Gourmet Grocery
    • Wine & Non-alcoholic Beverages

    The walking tour will cover 1.25 miles (approx. 5,400-6,000 steps) visiting more than 5 stops, and take 2.5 hours. 

     

     

  • Food Tasting Walking Tour, Thursday, February 1, 2024 12:00 am Food Tasting Walking Tour, Thursday, February 1, 2024 12:00 am
    Food Tasting Walking Tour May 25, 2024
    10:30 am–2:00 pm

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    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
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    Experience Old Pasadena in a different way on this Old Pasadena Food Tasting Walking Tour. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up your walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet-stuff havens on Melting Pot Tours' Old Pasadena Tour. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of bountiful orange groves.

    Whenever possible, you’ll be met and hosted by the special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Ethnic Eateries
    • Specialty Olive Oil Shop
    • Artisan Chocolates
    • Specialty Bakery

    This walking tour covers 1.25 miles (approx. 5,400 steps) visiting 10 stops, and is about 3.5 hours long.

     

     

  • Food Tasting Walking Tour, Thursday, February 1, 2024 12:00 am Food Tasting Walking Tour, Thursday, February 1, 2024 12:00 am
    Food Tasting Walking Tour May 26, 2024
    10:30 am–2:00 pm

    Food Tasting Walking Tour

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    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
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    Experience Old Pasadena in a different way on this Old Pasadena Food Tasting Walking Tour. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up your walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet-stuff havens on Melting Pot Tours' Old Pasadena Tour. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of bountiful orange groves.

    Whenever possible, you’ll be met and hosted by the special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Ethnic Eateries
    • Specialty Olive Oil Shop
    • Artisan Chocolates
    • Specialty Bakery

    This walking tour covers 1.25 miles (approx. 5,400 steps) visiting 10 stops, and is about 3.5 hours long.

     

     

  • Memorial Day Services, Monday, May 27, 2024 12:00 am Memorial Day Services, Monday, May 27, 2024 12:00 am
    Memorial Day Services May 27, 2024
    10:30 am–1:30 pm

    Memorial Day Services


    10:30am–1:30pm
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    The City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Veterans Day Committee will honor fallen heroes at the Pasadena Memorial Day Commemoration on Monday, May 27, from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly Street in Old Pasadena.

    The ceremony will include the reading of 320 names of men and women from Pasadena who lost their lives during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and other conflicts.

    The Condor Squadron will perform a missing man formation flyover to pay tribute to those who did not return from battle.

    As a final homage to the fallen, the event will conclude with funeral honors performed by the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines, symbolizing the respect and gratitude owed to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

    The event, sponsored by the City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department, The Rose Bowl Stadium, and the Pasadena Management Association, is open to the public. The City announced that all community members are invited to join in remembrance and reflection during this solemn ceremony.

     

     

  • Pasta, Pasta, Momma Mia! Food Tour, Monday, January 1, 2024 12:00 am Pasta, Pasta, Momma Mia! Food Tour, Monday, January 1, 2024 12:00 am
    Pasta, Pasta, Momma Mia! Food Tour May 30, 2024
    6:00 pm–8:30 pm

    Pasta, Pasta, Momma Mia! Food Tour

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    Thursday : 6:00pm–8:30pm
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    Spend a lovely Thursday evening in Old Pasadena enjoying an Italian-themed tasting tour!  Melting Pot has added this very special Pasta, Pasta, Mamma Mia! Food Walking Tour.  Whenever possible, you’ll be met and hosted by the special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings, including a stop at Semolina Artisanal Pasta, maker of certified organic fresh and dried pastas. The tour makes a horseshoe shape around Old Pasadena and concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people dinner afterward is not necessary.

    Gratuity and parking are extra. Each tour is limited to a maximum of 8 participants. 

    What to Expect:

    • Diverse Eateries
    • Specialty Olive Oil Shop
    • Sweets
    • Gourmet Grocery
    • Wine & Non-alcoholic Beverages

    The walking tour will cover 1.25 miles (approx. 5,400-6,000 steps) visiting more than 5 stops, and take 2.5 hours. 

     

     

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