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Aug
13
Mon
McKinley 18-19 School Year Child Care @ PAS McKinley CC Site
Aug 13 2018 – May 29 2019 all-day
Oct
13
Sat
Tai Chi Series @ The Huntington Library
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am – Nov 17 @ 10:00 am

Saturdays, Oct. 13-Nov. 17 8:30-10 a.m. Experience tai chi in the tranquil setting of the gardens in this seven-part series led by instructor Kathy Chyan, suitable for beginning and intermediate students. Class is held at the Lakeside Pavilion in the Chinese Garden. Visit any admission window for directions to the Botanical Circle for check-in at 8:15 a.m. Registration is not available day of the event. To be added to a wait list, please call 626-405-3457. Refunds require 5-day cancellation notification.

Nov
14
Wed
Monumental Miniatures 2018 – A California Art Club Exhbition @ California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The California Art Club spotlights the enduring tradition and appeal of small-format artwork with the exhibition “Monumental Miniatures 2018,” on view at its gallery at the historic Old Mill through January 13, 2019.

The display features nearly 70 original paintings – small gems no larger than 9 by 12 inches – which, despite their diminutive scale, are boundless in terms of their detail and captivating qualities. The works include numerous genres that have for centuries been rendered as miniature art – luminous landscapes, sophisticated still-lifes and poignant portraits.

“Miniature paintings have a long tradition of being both painstakingly created by artists and eagerly coveted by collectors, which makes the popularly-priced works in Monumental Miniatures 2018 ideal gifts for art enthusiasts this holiday season,” says Bethany Lamonde, exhibitions manager for the California Art Club.

Lamonde adds that the purchase of a painting in the exhibition with a value of $500 or more includes a complimentary year-long membership in the California Art Club, which can be claimed by the purchaser or given as a gift to a fellow art lover.

All of the participating artists in the exhibition are juried members of the California Art Club and include Robert Akers, Cliff Barnes, Nanette Biers, Janet Broussard, Nikita Budkov, Larry Cannon, Lorenzo Chavez, Alfonso Colocho, Donald Crocker, Laura Culver, David Damm, Celeste DeCoudres, Rick J. Delanty, Karl Dempwolf, Bridget Duffy, Linda DuPas, Lani Emanuel, Esther Engelman, Drew Fagan, Mark Farina, Gail Faulkner, Amanda Fish, Terri Ford, Marian Fortunati, Randy Gallegos, William Galvez, Danny Griego, Laurie Hendricks, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Debra Holladay, Anna T. Kelly, Chuck Kovacic, Paul Kratter, Tia Kratter, Emilie Lee, Frank Lennartz, Shuang Li, Calvin Liang, Molly Lipsher, Simon Lok, Carolyn Lord, Elaine Mathews, Patricia McGeeney, Lisa Mozzini-McDill, R. Mike Nichols, Michael Obermeyer, April Raber, Rodolfo Rivademar, Anthony Salvo, William Schneider, Jeff Sewell, Naomi Shachar, Liliana Simanton,W. Jason Situ, Alexey Steele, Brian Stewart, Milly Tsai, Marilyn Wear, Yun Wei, Karen Winters and Wendy Wirth.

All of the paintings are available for acquisition. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, except holidays, and there is no admission charge. The artwork in the exhibition may be viewed online at californiaartclub.org.

Wines of Northern Italy @ The Huntington Library
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The vineyards of Northern Italy produce some of the most superb wines in the world. Join sommelier Brad Owen for an in-depth lecture and tasting focusing on Barolo and Barbaresco from the Piedmont area as well as wines of the Friuli region. Class is held in the Ahmanson Classroom of the Brody Botanical Center. Visit any admission window for directions to the Botanical Circle for check-in at 4:45 p.m. Registration is not available day of the event. To be added to a wait list, call 626-405-3457. Refunds require 5-day cancellation notification.

OWN YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE PASADENA!!! LEARN THE MONEY GAME @ Financial Literacy Workshop
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

MONEY IS JUST A TOOL But Not Everyone Knows How to Use It And Have It Work For Themselves We EMPOWER middle America with the KNOWLEDGE of Financial Literacy. This information is not just for the WEALTHY. Regardless of your occupation, you will have a financial future. Good or Bad. This eye opening workshop is for individuals that care enough about preparing for their financial futures.  Our COMPLIMENTARY workshops are designed to educated you on the six steps to financial independence. 1.      Improve your household cashflow 2.      Have a proper emergency fund 3.      Control and manage all your debt 4.      Proper protection for you and your assets 5.      Build wealth for your later years in life 6.      Preserve wealth for your legacy Reserve your seat NOW or continue to pay for the high cost of WAITING.  KNOWLEDGE is not POWER unless it is APPLIED!!! Network with Industry Professionals. Business Casual Attire. Doors Open Promptly at 7pm.

OWN YOUR FUTURE PASADENA @ Financial Literacy Workshop
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

MONEY IS JUST A TOOL But Not Everyone Knows How to Use It And Have It Work For Themselves We EMPOWER middle America with the KNOWLEDGE of Financial Literacy. This information is not just for the WEALTHY. Regardless of your occupation, you will have a financial future. Good or Bad. This eye opening workshop is for individuals that care enough about preparing for their financial futures.  Our COMPLIMENTARY workshops are designed to educated you on the six steps to financial independence. 1.      Improve your household cashflow 2.      Have a proper emergency fund 3.      Control and manage all your debt 4.      Proper protection for you and your assets 5.      Build wealth for your later years in life 6.      Preserve wealth for your legacy Reserve your seat NOW or continue to pay for the high cost of WAITING.  KNOWLEDGE is not POWER unless it is APPLIED!!! Network with Industry Professionals. Business Casual Attire. Doors Open Promptly at 7pm.

Nov
15
Thu
John R Roberts POP-UP Store @ 69 W Del Mar Blvd
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

You are invited to a Unique Shopping Experience A private pop-up store hosted by  John R Roberts Horticulturist & Interior Design

The Chinese American Film Festival Screenings @ Crowell Public Library
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Chinese American Film Festival returns to Crowell Public Library on Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 pm with a program of six short subjects: Kimchi Taco: a Korean shopkeeper, traumatized by the brutal murder of her husband in Spanish Harlem, finds an unexpected ally in a young Mexican woman with a secret. Esperanza – an undocumented nanny’s American dream turns into a nightmare when she’s given six hours to raise two thousand dollars or else a coyote will sell her child to the highest bidder. Please Translate explores how language divides but eventually bridges the relationship between a mother and daughter. In a film about sacrifice, hardships and ultimately a mother’s love, the daughter comes to realize how special their bond truly is. Care and Cure is a film that explores traditional Chinese medicine in the United States through the lens of an American alternative medicine practitioner. Ruth McCarty provides life-changing care for children facing difficult diagnoses, as she struggles to find a place for her practice within the world of Western medicine. Gaps: although this documentary focuses on Alzheimer’s, the themes of family, stigma, and awareness apply to many aspects of Asian culture and the growing tension between Asian Americans and their immigrant parents. Little Princess follows Wang Lu, the keeper of the Snow Leopard Pavilion, and her relationship with the Snow Leopards she looks after. We see how understanding and caring for animals is the first step towards saving them.

Then on Monday, November 19th at 6:00 pm, the feature film The Farewell Girls will screen: Shanshan, Gong, and Leo, have been persistently chasing their music dream as a band, but they kept failing in talent shows until they meet the owner of a funeral service company. The girls gradually realized the real meaning of death and together they started taking funeral singing seriously.

Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF) was founded in 2005 by EDI Media Inc. (USA). It is the most authoritative and influential annual Chinese American cultural event connecting two of world’s largest film markets. Every year in November CAFF hosts its Opening Ceremony and Golden Angel Award in Hollywood, the entertainment capital of the world. Hundreds of top box office films from China and the US participate in CAFF, of which the Top 10 are selected and awarded with the Golden Angel, named after the city of Los Angeles. CAFF is the only Chinese American cultural event in the United States that is officially recognized by both the U.S. and Chinese governments. During the month of November, CAFF showcases over 700 feature films in over 20 screening locations in Hollywood, Los Angeles, San Francisco and other cities, with over 2,300 total number of screenings.

Don’t miss this free opportunity to watch some very special films.

Nov
16
Fri
Conference: A History of the Medical Book @ Rothenberg Hall, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm

Friday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This conference brings together a range of perspectives on medical texts that emphasize their lives as books, bringing together the disciplines of the history of medicine and of book history. Speakers will explore a wide variety of medical genres in diverse chronological contexts, posing questions about change and continuity in the nature of the medical book. Rothenberg Hall Registration for this 2-day conference is $25, with an optional buffet lunch each day for $20. Conference registration is $10 for current Huntington docents, and free for current Long-Term Fellows and students with a current Student I.D. Please bring your current I.D. to event day check-in. Students, please note school affiliation after your name when registering. Conference Schedule FRIDAY, NOV. 16 9:15 a.m. – Registration & Coffee 9:45 a.m. – Welcome: Steve Hindle (The Huntington) Opening Remarks: Mary Fissell (Johns Hopkins University) 10 a.m. – Session 1: Becoming Canonical Moderator: Joel Klein (The Huntington) Daniel Margócsy (Cambridge University) Vesalius Copied Carin Berkowitz (Chemical Heritage Foundation) Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical – A Textbook for All Classrooms? 12 p.m. – Lunch 1 p.m. – Session 2: Books in Practice – Breakout Sessions Options: Teaching with Rare Books After Vesalius Manuscripts to Print Making an Early Modern Book Tour of Conservation Department Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt on Book History 1:45 p.m. – Break 2 p.m. – Session 3: Books as Technologies Moderator: Daniel Lewis (The Huntington) Carla Bittel (Loyola Marymount University) Boxes of Traits and Volumes of Knowledge: Phrenology Books as Medical Technologies Projit Mukharji (University of Pennsylvania) Written in Red: Red Ink, Print Culture and Therapeutic Mantras Wendy Kline (Purdue University) Mimeographed Medicine: Alternative Birth Newsletters in the 1970s SATURDAY, NOV. 17 9:30 a.m. – Registration & Coffee 10 a.m. – Session 4: Readers & Reception Moderator: Jessica Rosenberg (University of Miami) Jennifer Richards (Newcastle University) Speaking Cures Mary Fissell Under the Bed and in the Factory Canteen: 20th-Century Readers of Aristotles Masterpiece 12 p.m. – Lunch 1 p.m. – Session 5: Becoming Print Moderator: Seth LeJacq (Duke University) Lori Jones (University of Ottawa) The Changing Language of Plague Treatises Kathleen Crowther (University of Oklahoma) Gabriele Zerbis De generatione embrionis” 3 p.m. – Break 3:15 p.m. – Session 6: Knowledge in Motion Moderator: Mary Terrall (UCLA) Harold Cook (Brown University) The Importance of Translation in English Medical Publishing in the 17th Century Nancy Tomes (Stony Brook) The Medical Reference Book: from Physician Mainstay to Consumer Bible

Kayla Olson, with Sarah Enni, discusses and signs This Splintered Silence @ Vroman's Bookstore
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sponsor: Vroman’s BookstoreFor more information call: 626-449-5320Or click here: www.vromansbookstore.comLindley Hamilton has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first generation crew member on board, including her mother, the commander, was killed by a deadly virus. Lindley always assumed she’d captain the Lusca one day, but she never thought that day would come so soon. And she never thought it would be like this – struggling to survive every day, learning how to keep the Lusca running, figuring out how to communicate with Earth, making sure they don’t run out of food. When a member of the surviving second generation dies from symptoms that look just like the deadly virus, though, Lindley feels her world shrinking even smaller. And as more people die, Lindley must face the terrifying reality – that either the virus has mutated, or one of their own is a killer. (Harperteen) … Olson will be joined in conversation by author Sarah Enni.