‘BODY AND SOLD’ COMING TO GLENDALE COLLEGE
Soroptimist International of Glendale is presenting a staged reading of the play Body & SOLD, written by Deborah Lake Fortson of Tempest Productions. Jim Holmes directs the play, which spotlights the business of human trafficking. The reading will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Community College auditorium on June 19.
At 8:10 p.m. a brief, interactive panel discussion will follow the performance. On the panel will be two human trafficking experts and two members of the cast. After the panel discussion, guests are invited to a wine and cheese reception sponsored by the Camino Real Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas. Tickets are available for $25 each at www.soroptimistglendale.org/body-and-sold.
Glendale Community College auditorium 1500 N. Verdugo Road.
ART RECEPTION BENEFITS LOCAL PARK
A reception for an art exhibit benefitting Deukmejian Wilderness Park takes place on June 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. ART from the Ashes is an organization that creates artwork that benefits communities affected by fire. Art is created from materials collected from fire site locations after personal items have been removed. ART from the Ashes will be displayed at 216 S. Brand Blvd. in Glendale. For more information, visit the website
MAKE MUSIC PASADENA
Downtown Pasadena presents the third annual Make Music Pasadena on Saturday, June 19, from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. This free, all-day, all-ages music festival hosts a variety of genres and musicians appealing to people of all ages including MTV Video Music Award winning dance pop indie duo Matt & Kim, four-time Latin Grammy nominee chanteuse Natalia Lafourcade, National Public Radio supported folk trio The Antlers, Los Angeles based funk soul group Breakestra, and American jazz artist Barbara Morrison.
Make Music Pasadena is produced by Old Pasadena Management District, Playhouse District Association, and South Lake.
For specific performance locations, visit makemusicpasadena.org.
VETRANO COMING TO FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is hosting a book signing and poetry reading for Peter Vetrano on Saturday, June 19 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Vetrano is the author of four books of poems. His work has also appeared in numerous magazines across the United States, Canada and England including Storyteller, Catamount, and Offerings. For more information, call (818) 790-0717. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 964 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway.
HIKE, BOAT RIDE ON
On Wednesday, June 23 a 90-minute Big Bear Lake cruise is open to local residents. The fee is $55, but doesn’t include lunch. Lunch can be purchased in Big Bear. Fee payable at the YMCA membership desk or over the phone at (818) 790-0123.
Pick up is at 9:00 a.m. at Lowell Park & Ride in Tujunga or at 9:15 a.m. at the UA Theatre in La Cañada. Return time is around 6:00 p.m.
Call Nancy Turney at (818) 790-0123 ext. 225 for details.
For those looking for a challenge, on Saturday, June 26 a hike is scheduled at Iron Mountain. Participants will climb over 6,000 feet of elevation to the 8,007-foot peak leaving from a fire road, walking to a trail in the chaparral and then hiking through the pine trees to the top. Some bushwhacking may be needed, but it is unclear how much. This trip is for experienced hikers who can manage a full day with all their own food, water, gear, etc. Plan on at least seven hours on the trail. It is possible to do a 10 mile RT, 2500 feet gain day on the same trail if anyone is interested.
Meeting time is at 7:00 a.m. at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA upper parking lot. Contact Chris at ChrisWFO@aol.com for more information.
ANNUAL CERAMICS SHOW CONTINUES
McGroarty Arts Center is hosting the American Ceramics Society Design Chapter for the 2010 Annual Ceramics Show and Exhibition. Curated by Brian Peshek, MFA, the professional gallery includes the work of ACS members and featured artist Biliana Popova. Show hours are Monday-Saturday, June 14-26 from10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. McGroarty Arts Center 7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga.
LCF REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE PLANS MEETING
The La Cañada Flintridge Republican Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 23 at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club to hear Mike Alexander, founder of the Pasadena Patriots. The meeting kicks off with a social and networking period from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner. Dinner is $24 and reservations are required. Alexander is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a graduate of USC Law School. He is also the local leader of the Tea Party movement in California and the United States and recently co-founded TEAPAC, which provides grass roots training, service and support for Tea Party. Reservations must be made by June 21 by calling (818) 952-3252 or email Diane@oaktreeassociates.com. Space is limited and attendance will be limited for this meeting. Early reservations are encouraged.