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    Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Trudie Strobel, Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:00 pm Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Trudie Strobel, Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:00 pm
    Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Trudie Strobel January 25, 2020
    5:00 pm–6:45 pm
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    Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Trudie Strobel


    5:00pm–6:45pm

    In conjunction with its exhibition Trudie Strobel: A Life in Tapestry, the Armory Center for the Arts hosts Ms. Strobel along with author Jody Savin for the first public discussion of Savin's forthcoming book, Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Trudie Strobel. This dramatic story of how a needle and thread saved Strobel's life twice features stunning images of Strobel's artwork by photographer Ann Elliott Cutting. Advance copies of the book will be available for sale. 

     

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    Book Launch at Rudolf Steiner Community Center, Sunday, January 26, 2020 2:30 pm Book Launch at Rudolf Steiner Community Center, Sunday, January 26, 2020 2:30 pm
    Book Launch at Rudolf Steiner Community Center January 26, 2020
    2:30 pm–4:30 pm
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    Book Launch at Rudolf Steiner Community Center


    2:30pm–4:30pm

    Rudolf Steiner Community Center hosts a book launch for Living on the Fringe: A Memoir by Abraham Entin.

    Abraham Entin will offer a celebratory book launch with songs, stories, and camaraderie. At 74, Abraham is still rousing the rabble. He is a singer, songwriter, and storyteller, and dances at every opportunity. An activist in the '60s and '70s and a long-time student of Rudolf Steiner’s social ideas, Abraham is particularly interested in how spiritual perspectives are able to influence and effect positive social change.

     

    Rudolf Steiner Library & Bookshop


    110 Martin Alley
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    626.795.7105
    www.anthroposophyla.org

    The Rudolf Steiner Library & Bookshop is operated by the Anthroposophical Society in America, which is a nonsectarian, nonpolitical organization open to everyone regardless of religion, race, nationality, social standing, scientific or artistic conviction. It was founded as "an association of people who would foster the life of the soul, both in the individual and in human society, on the basis of a true knowledge of the spiritual world."


    The library contains an extensive collection of books by Rudolf Steiner in English and German, as well as books on Anthroposophical subjects by other authors. Memberships are open to the public and free of charge. Donations are welcome to help cover the cost of new acquisitions.

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    Winter Masters Series, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:00 pm Winter Masters Series, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:00 pm
    Winter Masters Series January 28, 2020
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    The Pasadena Senior Center's winter term Master Series focuses on Pasadena's history and characteristics with talks that span January 21 through March 3.

    Growing out of a tourist reputation founded on perfect winter weather, Pasadena has proved fertile ground for excellence in arts, culture, science, and architecture. The winter term of The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes lifelong learning, will provide seven weeks of presentations and discussions that will explore interesting and surprising aspects of this small but complex city.

    Individual talks are $15 each for the general public. Members of the Pasadena Senior Center register for the full seven-week term for $90. 

    To register, visit the Senior Center's website or call 626-685-6702. 

    • Jan. 21: The Life and Art of Painter Jean Mannheim (1861-1945) – Richard Reitzell, author of “From a Versatile Brush: The Life and Art of Jean Mannheim,” will recount the German-born impressionist’s contributions to the early Arroyo Seco artist colony in Pasadena, his training in Paris and his rise to prominence as a major figure in the early California Plein Air art scene. There also will be a focus on the impact of the Arroyo Seco artists on Pasadena. 
    • Jan. 28: Building a Rose Parade Float – Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats, will discuss the many facets of the float business, from design and oversight of construction to completed flower-festooned conveyances. Fiesta Parade Floats has received the highest number of awards in Rose Parade history. 
    • Feb. 4: Pasadena and the Tournament of Roses Parade – Members of the Tournament of Roses Parade Committee will host a presentation about the past, present and future of this iconic, world-famous annual event created in 1890 as a way to show off the bounty of wintertime flowers in Pasadena.
       
    • Feb. 11: Designing Compelling Transportation for an Unpredictable World – Geoff Wardle, executive director of the Transportation Systems and Design Department at Art Center College of Design, will explain design solutions for reshaping how people and goods will move from place to place in the future, and how ArtCenter is educating designers to lead the way. 
    • Feb. 18: Pasadena Museum of History’s Current Exhibition “Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena, 1890-1930” – Brad Macneil, director of education at the Pasadena Museum of History and curator of the current exhibition, will share insights into the museum’s exploration of a dynamic time in Pasadena’s history when the population grew from fewer than 5,000 to more than 76,000 in the course of four decades, and the ways many of the characteristics now associated with Pasadena came to be during that period. 
    • Feb. 25: African American History in Pasadena – Adrian K. Panton, retired attorney with the California Attorney General’s Office and a member of the First African American Methodist Episcopal Church of Pasadena, will discuss the rich and complex history of African Americans in Pasadena.
       
    • March 3: The Gamble House: Inspirations and Revitalization – Michael Oddou of the Docent Council of The Gamble House will explore the Arts and Crafts Movement, the west’s fascination with Japanese design, and Henry Greene and the Gamble family in the context of turn-of-the-century Pasadena. There will also be a virtual tour of local Arts and Crafts homes.
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    Creating Quiet: A Meditation Workshop, Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:30 am Creating Quiet: A Meditation Workshop, Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:30 am
    Creating Quiet: A Meditation Workshop February 1, 2020
    10:30 am–4:00 pm
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    Creating Quiet: A Meditation Workshop


    10:30am–4:00pm

    Rudolf Steiner Community Center hosts "Creating Quiet: A Meditation Workshop." 

    How do you create inner quiet? Practice. Nothing very fancy or mysterious or exotic. Just good old-fashioned practice, with a good dose of humility and gratitude. But what to practice? Everyone must find what works for them to quiet a busy mind, calm a distracted soul and ease a restless body. We will explore a number of practices. This will be a day of practice for all levels of practitioners.

    Joseph Rubano is a Biographical Counselor and Spacial Dynamic Movement Educator and is on the faculty of the Biography and Social Art Program at Sunbridge Institute in NY. He has a Biographical Counseling practice in Oceanside, CA and has been offering the True Heart True Mind Enlightenment Intensive and the Desert Solo (Vision Quest) in San Diego for the past 11 years.

     

     

     

     

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    Winter Masters Series, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:00 pm Winter Masters Series, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:00 pm
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    The Pasadena Senior Center's winter term Master Series focuses on Pasadena's history and characteristics with talks that span January 21 through March 3.

    Growing out of a tourist reputation founded on perfect winter weather, Pasadena has proved fertile ground for excellence in arts, culture, science, and architecture. The winter term of The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes lifelong learning, will provide seven weeks of presentations and discussions that will explore interesting and surprising aspects of this small but complex city.

    Individual talks are $15 each for the general public. Members of the Pasadena Senior Center register for the full seven-week term for $90. 

    To register, visit the Senior Center's website or call 626-685-6702. 

    • Jan. 21: The Life and Art of Painter Jean Mannheim (1861-1945) – Richard Reitzell, author of “From a Versatile Brush: The Life and Art of Jean Mannheim,” will recount the German-born impressionist’s contributions to the early Arroyo Seco artist colony in Pasadena, his training in Paris and his rise to prominence as a major figure in the early California Plein Air art scene. There also will be a focus on the impact of the Arroyo Seco artists on Pasadena. 
    • Jan. 28: Building a Rose Parade Float – Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats, will discuss the many facets of the float business, from design and oversight of construction to completed flower-festooned conveyances. Fiesta Parade Floats has received the highest number of awards in Rose Parade history. 
    • Feb. 4: Pasadena and the Tournament of Roses Parade – Members of the Tournament of Roses Parade Committee will host a presentation about the past, present and future of this iconic, world-famous annual event created in 1890 as a way to show off the bounty of wintertime flowers in Pasadena.
       
    • Feb. 11: Designing Compelling Transportation for an Unpredictable World – Geoff Wardle, executive director of the Transportation Systems and Design Department at Art Center College of Design, will explain design solutions for reshaping how people and goods will move from place to place in the future, and how ArtCenter is educating designers to lead the way. 
    • Feb. 18: Pasadena Museum of History’s Current Exhibition “Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena, 1890-1930” – Brad Macneil, director of education at the Pasadena Museum of History and curator of the current exhibition, will share insights into the museum’s exploration of a dynamic time in Pasadena’s history when the population grew from fewer than 5,000 to more than 76,000 in the course of four decades, and the ways many of the characteristics now associated with Pasadena came to be during that period. 
    • Feb. 25: African American History in Pasadena – Adrian K. Panton, retired attorney with the California Attorney General’s Office and a member of the First African American Methodist Episcopal Church of Pasadena, will discuss the rich and complex history of African Americans in Pasadena.
       
    • March 3: The Gamble House: Inspirations and Revitalization – Michael Oddou of the Docent Council of The Gamble House will explore the Arts and Crafts Movement, the west’s fascination with Japanese design, and Henry Greene and the Gamble family in the context of turn-of-the-century Pasadena. There will also be a virtual tour of local Arts and Crafts homes.
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    Living Better with a Challenging Illness, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:00 pm Living Better with a Challenging Illness, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:00 pm
    Living Better with a Challenging Illness February 5, 2020
    12:00 pm–1:00 pm
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    Living Better with a Challenging Illness


    12:00pm–1:00pm

    The Pasadena Senior Center hosts "Living Better with a Challenging Illness." Palliative care is a medical specialty often confused with hospice care. Palliative care addresses the medical, emotional, social, spiritual, and comfort needs of patients who are dealing with serious illnesses. Come learn more about it from Dr. Abilene Enriquez of Huntington Hospital.

    The first 50 participants will receive free lunch courtesy of Huntington Hospital. Reserve your spot by calling 626-685-6732 or stopping by the Welcome Desk.

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    Winter Masters Series, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:00 pm Winter Masters Series, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:00 pm
    Winter Masters Series February 11, 2020
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    The Pasadena Senior Center's winter term Master Series focuses on Pasadena's history and characteristics with talks that span January 21 through March 3.

    Growing out of a tourist reputation founded on perfect winter weather, Pasadena has proved fertile ground for excellence in arts, culture, science, and architecture. The winter term of The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes lifelong learning, will provide seven weeks of presentations and discussions that will explore interesting and surprising aspects of this small but complex city.

    Individual talks are $15 each for the general public. Members of the Pasadena Senior Center register for the full seven-week term for $90. 

    To register, visit the Senior Center's website or call 626-685-6702. 

    • Jan. 21: The Life and Art of Painter Jean Mannheim (1861-1945) – Richard Reitzell, author of “From a Versatile Brush: The Life and Art of Jean Mannheim,” will recount the German-born impressionist’s contributions to the early Arroyo Seco artist colony in Pasadena, his training in Paris and his rise to prominence as a major figure in the early California Plein Air art scene. There also will be a focus on the impact of the Arroyo Seco artists on Pasadena. 
    • Jan. 28: Building a Rose Parade Float – Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats, will discuss the many facets of the float business, from design and oversight of construction to completed flower-festooned conveyances. Fiesta Parade Floats has received the highest number of awards in Rose Parade history. 
    • Feb. 4: Pasadena and the Tournament of Roses Parade – Members of the Tournament of Roses Parade Committee will host a presentation about the past, present and future of this iconic, world-famous annual event created in 1890 as a way to show off the bounty of wintertime flowers in Pasadena.
       
    • Feb. 11: Designing Compelling Transportation for an Unpredictable World – Geoff Wardle, executive director of the Transportation Systems and Design Department at Art Center College of Design, will explain design solutions for reshaping how people and goods will move from place to place in the future, and how ArtCenter is educating designers to lead the way. 
    • Feb. 18: Pasadena Museum of History’s Current Exhibition “Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena, 1890-1930” – Brad Macneil, director of education at the Pasadena Museum of History and curator of the current exhibition, will share insights into the museum’s exploration of a dynamic time in Pasadena’s history when the population grew from fewer than 5,000 to more than 76,000 in the course of four decades, and the ways many of the characteristics now associated with Pasadena came to be during that period. 
    • Feb. 25: African American History in Pasadena – Adrian K. Panton, retired attorney with the California Attorney General’s Office and a member of the First African American Methodist Episcopal Church of Pasadena, will discuss the rich and complex history of African Americans in Pasadena.
       
    • March 3: The Gamble House: Inspirations and Revitalization – Michael Oddou of the Docent Council of The Gamble House will explore the Arts and Crafts Movement, the west’s fascination with Japanese design, and Henry Greene and the Gamble family in the context of turn-of-the-century Pasadena. There will also be a virtual tour of local Arts and Crafts homes.
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    Elder Abuse, Scams, and Fraud, Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:00 am Elder Abuse, Scams, and Fraud, Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:00 am
    Elder Abuse, Scams, and Fraud February 13, 2020
    10:00 am–11:30 am
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    Elder Abuse, Scams, and Fraud


    10:00am–11:30am

    The Pasadena Senior Center hosts "Elder Abuse, Scams, and Fraud." Older adults are often victims of scams, ranging from the very simple to the very complex, that can happen in person, by mail or by telephone. Learn about some common and current scams and how to avoid becoming a victim of this growing issue. Presented by Rachel Tate MSW.

     

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    Cultural Thursdays, Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:00 pm Cultural Thursdays, Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:00 pm
    Cultural Thursdays February 13, 2020
    2:00 pm–3:30 pm
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    Cultural Thursdays


    2:00pm–3:30pm

    The Pasadena Senior Center hosts Cultural Thursdays: Great American Songwriters/Cole Porter. Join pianist Bob Lipson and commentator/singer Don Snyder for a fun and interactive journey through the life of Cole Porter, whose many hit songs include “Night & Day,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” “Don’t Fence Me In,” and more.

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    Winter Masters Series, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:00 pm Winter Masters Series, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:00 pm
    Winter Masters Series February 18, 2020
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    The Pasadena Senior Center's winter term Master Series focuses on Pasadena's history and characteristics with talks that span January 21 through March 3.

    Growing out of a tourist reputation founded on perfect winter weather, Pasadena has proved fertile ground for excellence in arts, culture, science, and architecture. The winter term of The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes lifelong learning, will provide seven weeks of presentations and discussions that will explore interesting and surprising aspects of this small but complex city.

    Individual talks are $15 each for the general public. Members of the Pasadena Senior Center register for the full seven-week term for $90. 

    To register, visit the Senior Center's website or call 626-685-6702. 

    • Jan. 21: The Life and Art of Painter Jean Mannheim (1861-1945) – Richard Reitzell, author of “From a Versatile Brush: The Life and Art of Jean Mannheim,” will recount the German-born impressionist’s contributions to the early Arroyo Seco artist colony in Pasadena, his training in Paris and his rise to prominence as a major figure in the early California Plein Air art scene. There also will be a focus on the impact of the Arroyo Seco artists on Pasadena. 
    • Jan. 28: Building a Rose Parade Float – Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats, will discuss the many facets of the float business, from design and oversight of construction to completed flower-festooned conveyances. Fiesta Parade Floats has received the highest number of awards in Rose Parade history. 
    • Feb. 4: Pasadena and the Tournament of Roses Parade – Members of the Tournament of Roses Parade Committee will host a presentation about the past, present and future of this iconic, world-famous annual event created in 1890 as a way to show off the bounty of wintertime flowers in Pasadena.
       
    • Feb. 11: Designing Compelling Transportation for an Unpredictable World – Geoff Wardle, executive director of the Transportation Systems and Design Department at Art Center College of Design, will explain design solutions for reshaping how people and goods will move from place to place in the future, and how ArtCenter is educating designers to lead the way. 
    • Feb. 18: Pasadena Museum of History’s Current Exhibition “Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena, 1890-1930” – Brad Macneil, director of education at the Pasadena Museum of History and curator of the current exhibition, will share insights into the museum’s exploration of a dynamic time in Pasadena’s history when the population grew from fewer than 5,000 to more than 76,000 in the course of four decades, and the ways many of the characteristics now associated with Pasadena came to be during that period. 
    • Feb. 25: African American History in Pasadena – Adrian K. Panton, retired attorney with the California Attorney General’s Office and a member of the First African American Methodist Episcopal Church of Pasadena, will discuss the rich and complex history of African Americans in Pasadena.
       
    • March 3: The Gamble House: Inspirations and Revitalization – Michael Oddou of the Docent Council of The Gamble House will explore the Arts and Crafts Movement, the west’s fascination with Japanese design, and Henry Greene and the Gamble family in the context of turn-of-the-century Pasadena. There will also be a virtual tour of local Arts and Crafts homes.
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    Estate Plan Presentation, Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:00 am Estate Plan Presentation, Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:00 am
    Estate Plan Presentation February 20, 2020
    10:00 am–11:30 am
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    Estate Plan Presentation


    10:00am–11:30am

    The Pasadena Senior Center hosts "Will Your Current Estate Plan Cost Your Family Their Home?"  Learn how traditional estate planning has failed to protect most American families, how to preserve your estate for your heirs if your surviving spouse remarries, why most family wealth never makes it beyond the Opera generation, and how to ensure that your heirs never have to encounter this issue.

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    LA Opera Talk, Friday, February 21, 2020 1:00 pm LA Opera Talk, Friday, February 21, 2020 1:00 pm
    LA Opera Talk February 21, 2020
    1:00 pm–2:30 pm
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    LA Opera Talk


    1:00pm–2:30pm

    The Pasadena Senior Center hosts "LA Opera Talk: “Roberto Devereux.”  An LA Opera community educator will share insights into the upcoming production of Gaetano Donizetti’s Tudor-period opera “Roberto Devereux,” based on the history and relationship of Queen Elizabeth I and the 2nd Earl of Essex. Amid rumors about his relationship with Queen Elizabeth I, Devereux faces whispers of treason due to an unauthorized peace treaty he has signed with Ireland, and Queen Elizabeth is forced by her advisers to confront a no-win choice between love and country.

     

     

     

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