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  • Free Events at the Senior Center, Friday, March 1, 2024 12:00 am Free Events at the Senior Center, Friday, March 1, 2024 12:00 am
    Free Events at the Senior Center March 1, 2024 - March 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. Everyone who registers for Zoom events will receive an email link for joining each activity online.

    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.

    Movie Matinees — Fridays, March 1, 8, 15 and 22 – 1:00 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Each PSC member who registers may bring one nonmember guest.

    • March 1: “Luck of the Irish” (1948) stars Tyrone Power, Lee J. Cobb, Anne Baxter and Jayne Meadows. Cobb is a New York reporter traveling in Ireland who befriends a leprechaun named Horace.
    • March 8: “Cesar Chavez” (2014) tells the story of famed labor organizer and civil-rights activist Cesar Chavez, played by Michael Peña and also starring America Ferrera and John Malkovich. March 15: “Nyad” (2023) tells the true story of world-class athlete/swimmer Diana Nyad. At the age of 60, Nyad becomes obsessed with completing the 110-mile trek from Cuba to Florida. Also stars Jodie Foster as her best friend and coach Bonnie Stoll.
    • March 22: “The Color Purple” (2023) is the musical adaptation of the novel and the Broadway musical that tells the decades-spanning tale of one woman’s journey to independence. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins and H.E.R. 
    • March 29: “Casablanca” (1943) is the classic, well-loved romance between Rick (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in pre-WWII Casablanca, and Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman). Also starring Paul Henreid, Claude Rains and Peter Lorre.

    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.

    Food Bank Distribution Program — Friday, March 1 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 age 60+ and present your ID to receive a box of groceries from the L.A. Regional Food Bank. We recommend you bring a shopping cart to take your box home. You are not permitted to open the boxes on our premises.  We will be COVID safe. For questions, call (626) 685-6732.

    Guided Tour of Pasadena Senior Center – Mondays at Noon (March 4-25) and Thursdays at 10 a.m., (Mar. 7 to 28) onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Take a guided tour with a Pasadena Senior Center ambassador and learn how PSC can enhance your life. Visit various areas of the center, peek in on activities and learn everything else about this first-ever accredited senior center in California. To schedule a tour or for more information call (626) 795-4331.

    Let’s Talk About Professional Organizers — Thursday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom
    As a professional home organizer, Kathleen Howell will explain the wide scope of services provided by organizing professionals. Learn which services match your needs, how to remain within your budget, and how you will acquire skills to carry forward on your own.  A question-and-answer portion will be included as time allows with the opportunity to connect via email for additional questions. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures and Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.

    Legal Consultations — Thursday, March 7 at 10:00 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.

    Fitness & Movement for Aging Health — Thursday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom
    Movement is the foundation of healthy aging. This session, presented by Foundation for Senior Services, will be led by a certified Tai Chi instructor who will explain how Tai Chi and other movement options open the door to keeping us thriving as we age. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures and Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.

    Health Fair — Friday, March 15 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center
    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 that you may have.

    Free Produce Distribution on the Patio — Friday, March 15 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (while supplies last) onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center
    Pre-assembled bags of vegetables will be distributed by the Order of Malta Mobile Ministries. Nutritious foods will be available to visitors at the Pasadena Senior Center. We will be COVID safe! We recommend that you bring bags or a cart to take your produce home.

    MUSE/IQUE Offstage featuring guest artists from MUSE/IQUE’S concert season — Monday, March 18 at 3:00 p.m. onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center
    Presented by Heather Lipson Bell, Director of Education, this informal hour features guest artists from MUSE/IQUE’s 2024 concert season Make Some Noise: Music and Stories of American Defiance and Hope. Reservations are suggested. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures and Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.

    National Senior Games Week Celebration —Tuesday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom
    Get ready to get active in this exploration of the Senior Games hosted by Olympian Anne Warner Cribbs and Pasadena Senior Games Director Annie Laskey. March 18-24 is National Senior Games Week, with programs around the country celebrating the Olympic-style sports competitions for adults 50+ known as Senior Games. California is joining in with a Zoom program highlighting the history and fitness benefits of the Senior Games movement on the national, state, and local levels. We’ll also share tips to help everyone stay fit and keep active. Anne is the president of the California Senior Games Association, while Annie serves as a Board Member of the National Senior Games Association. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities and Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331.

    Osteoporosis and Bone Health Lecture — Thursday March 21 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom
    Attend this lecture, presented by Scan Health, to learn more about osteoporosis and bone health. Osteoporosis causes your bones to get thin, and thin bones break more easily. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures and Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.

    For the Love of Poetry —Friday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. and Friday, March 29 at Noon onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center
    Join us on a poetic journey! “For the Love of Poetry” will help you rediscover the magic of American poetry with icons like Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and Nobel Prize winner Louise Gluck. Let poet Sally Abood guide you to a deeper appreciation and love for timeless masterpieces that will touch your heart and soul! To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures and Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.

    Take the Senior Athlete Fitness Exam! (SAFE Screening) —Tuesday, March 26 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center
    Get ready for the Pasadena Senior Games with this presentation by the Cal State Northridge Department of Physical Therapy’s staff and graduate students! The Senior Athlete Fitness Exam (SAFE) exam assesses athlete fitness in four areas: cardiovascular, muscular, flexibility, and balance. SAFE takes approximately 15 minutes complete, and each participant will receive a report card at the end of the screen identifying any risk factors to potentially help prevent future health issues, free educational handouts on areas to improve, and training recommendations. Anyone who engages in regular sports/athletic activity is welcome. Registration is required and space is limited. To register or for more information call 626-795-4331.

    Mediation, Conflict and Dispute Resolutions Lecture — Thursday, March 28 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon onsite at Pasadena Senior Center
    Presented by Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution, this lecture explores mediation, a highly successful dispute resolution process that provides people an opportunity to resolve conflicts without going to court. Some problems it can help resolve include landlord-tenant, consumer–debt, neighbor-neighbor, business, organization/agencies, family-domestic, and workplace/employment issues. Appointments can be made by calling (626) 795-4331.

    End of Life Care for Care Recipients and Care Givers — Thursday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center
    Grief is love's final resting place, and the journey there is heavy and all so important for the person receiving care and giving it. How can you do this well, though? How can you give all of yourself that you wish to give, and yet not expend yourself? A grief counselor from the Foundation for Senior Services will share perspectives for care recipients and caregivers to live by in this lecture. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures and Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.

    About the Pasadena Senior Center:

    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.

     

  • ArtNight Pasadena, Friday, March 8, 2024 12:00 am ArtNight Pasadena, Friday, March 8, 2024 12:00 am
    ArtNight Pasadena March 8, 2024
    6:00 pm–10:00 pm

    ArtNight Pasadena


    6:00pm–10:00pm
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    Presented by: City of Pasadena
    Participating venues
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    www.cityofpasadena.net/artnight


    Free and open to the public

    The spring edition of ArtNight Pasadena takes place on Friday, March 8, citywide. This art and culture celebration features music, dance, visual art, theater, art-making, storytelling, and history. ArtNight is an ongoing partnership between many cultural institutions and the Cultural Affairs Division of the City of Pasadena. Enjoy a free evening of art, music, and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors offering free admission from 6:00-10:00 pm.

    ArtNight Pasadena occurs twice per year (spring and fall), where the city’s most prominent museums and cultural institutions open their doors for free and offer special programming. For information on ArtNight, please call the ArtNight Pasadena Hotline at (626) 744-7887 or visit ArtNightPasadena.org and see the complete line-up of events.

    Here are a few of the cultural institutions in and around Old Pasadena that will be participating with more details available shortly:

    ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    145 N. Raymond Avenue
    See new work by Pasadena artist Terry Chatkupt, get creative in the studio, visit their student exhibition, and enjoy beats by dublab's Rani de Leon. In addition to the current exhibition, all-ages artmaking activities, and live demonstrations in their darkroom and letterpress studio, they're also presenting Bloom in our Mezzanine Gallery — an exhibition of student artworks created by children and teens across all Armory education programs.

    Enjoy music by DJ Rani de Leon, succulent Cali-Caribbean cuisine by The Tropic Truck, a selection of wine by the glass, plus draught beef courtesy of Pasadena's Craftsman Brewing Company (alcohol for 21+ only with valid ID).
    Food Truck: The Tropic Truck
    City-funded MiniGrant: Rani de Leon

    CITY OF PASADENA CITY HALL
    100 N. Garfield Avenue
    Enjoy Lunar New Year festivities at the City Hall Hub with seasonal performances and Year of the Dragon art activities. Treat yourself to a snack, then board a free shuttle to continue your ArtNight journey! 
    Food Truck: KOGI BBQ. City-funded MiniGrant: Immortals Lion Dance

    GAMBLE HOUSE with CALIFORNIA ART CLUB
    4 Westmoreland Place
    Aspiring artists are invited to visit the Gamble House on ArtNight to try their hand at drawing and painting along with California Art Club painters. 
    Food Truck: Rodney’s Ribs. City-funded MiniGrant: California Art Club

    MUSE/IQUE at the Pasadena Senior Center
    85 E. Holly Street
    Make Some Noise with MUSE/IQUE at the Pasadena Senior Center! Live music, activities, and refreshments. Artists include The DC6 Singers Collective and Rachel Gonzalez. 
    Food Truck: The Tropic Truck. City-funded MiniGrant: DC6 Singers Collective

    NORTON SIMON MUSEUM
    411 W. Colorado Blvd.
    Explore their world-renowned collection, with artworks by Raphael, Rembrandt, Vigee-Lebrun, Monet, Van Gogh, and Picasso, as well as South and Southeast Asian sculpture spanning 2,000 years. Enjoy the sunset in their verdant sculpture garden.

    PASADENA MUSEUM OF HISTORY
    470 W. Walnut Street
    Kick off PMH’s centennial year and explore the dual exhibitions Celebration! Quilts on the Wall and Cabinet of Curiosities: Celebrating 100 Years of Collecting at Pasadena Museum of History.
    Food Truck: Wise Barbecue. City-funded MiniGrant: Hiroko Masuda and June Chin

     

  • ArtNight MUSE/IQUE at the Senior Center, Friday, March 8, 2024 12:00 am ArtNight MUSE/IQUE at the Senior Center, Friday, March 8, 2024 12:00 am
    ArtNight MUSE/IQUE at the Senior Center March 8, 2024
    6:00 pm–10:00 pm

    ArtNight MUSE/IQUE at the Senior Center


    6:00pm–10:00pm
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    Pasadena Senior Center Partners with MUSE/IQUE for the 2024 Spring ArtNight Pasadena.  The Pasadena Senior Center (PSC) has been selected as a host venue for this spring’s City of Pasadena’s ArtNight, on Friday, March 8 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. This marks the first year that PSC is participating in ArtNight, joining the Art Center College of Design, the Jackie Robinson Community Center, the Armory Center for the Arts, and local museums.

    For the event, the Center will team with MUSE/IQUE, the celebrated music non-profit organization, to offer live music, photography and watercolor exhibits, facility tours, a food truck, and other activities during the evening. With a theme celebrating MUSE/IQUE’s 2024 season, ‘Make Some Noise,’ ArtNight at the Pasadena Senior Center will feature two musical performers, the DC6 Singers and Rachel Gonzalez,  who will rotate each half hour throughout the evening at PSC’s Scott Pavilion.

    The DC6 Singers, a Los Angeles-based collective of dynamic, energetic, and professional singers will perform their unique blend of a capella, gospel, and Motown hits, including their fresh take on classic and current standards ranging from Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder to Adele and Bruno Mars. Also performing is singer-songwriter Rachel Gonzalez, a Los Angeles native, who offers soul-driven melodies & intentionally honest storytelling, accompanied by her acoustic guitar.

    ArtNight Pasadena is a free evening of art, music, and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions stay open late and offer special programming. Visitors to the PSC on ArtNight will be able to view special photography and watercolor exhibits with works created by PSC members. What’s more, The ‘Tropic Truck’ food truck will be on hand at the Pasadena Senior Center that evening, offering a variety of ‘Cali-Carribean’ grilled seafood and meats to guests. The City will offer free hop-on/hop-off shuttles between ArtNight locations that evening as well.

     

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