Wednesday, 12 June 2013 10:40
Those articles include "Father's Day - A Time to Remember Past Ills and Plan" in the Editorial section; "Assemblymember Cheryl Brown Honors Fathers . . ." in the News In Brief section; and "Dad - Are You Teaching Your Children Responsible Personal Money Management" in the Business Personal Finance section.
And don't forget activities in our wonderful community that are being held over the Father's Day weekend like the 21st Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival and the Father's Day Celebration Service with guest speaker the Olympic hurdler, Dr. Mark Crear (see in the Health and Lifestyle's Religion section)!
Happy Father's Day!
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 10:36
Paseo Colorado shopping center welcomes the return of the 21st Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival over Father's Day Weekend, June 15 – 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Over 600 dedicated and talented chalk artists from Southern California and beyond will come together at Paseo Colorado to showcase this unique art form. The festival offers visitors an opportunity to shop, dine or see a movie as they witness the amazing chalk murals created by the artists come to life before their very eyes during the two-day festival which is FREE and open to the public.
Celebrating its 21st year, the Pasadena Chalk Festival places over 25,000 sticks of pastel chalks in the hands of hundreds of Madonnari (Italian for street painter) to spend the weekend on their hands and knees creating spectacular murals on concrete areas throughout the shopping center that stretches over three city blocks. In every style imaginable, from classical to contemporary, whimsical and fantastic, to socially relevant, the murals are designed and created by independent artists as well as teams representing art schools, museums and cultural centers. The artists are an incredibly diverse group, representing many ethnicities and age ranges. Prestigious cultural festivals in Europe, North America and South America celebrate this traditional art form and are popular attractions for artists, art lovers and people from all walks of life.
In addition to the extraordinary opportunity to watch artists at work, guests can enjoy live music throughout the weekend and children can get creative in the Kid's Chalkland, where kids can make Father's Day cards for dad. There will also be a Pasadena Police Classic Car Show on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring classic and fun cars as well as the Pasadena Police Helicopter.
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