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High Tea with 2015 Rose Court

Black news from Pasadena - Community - Attend upcoming High Tea with 2015 Rose CourtThe Scott Pavilion at Pasadena Senior Center will be transformed into an elegant, beautifully decorated tea room Monday, November 24, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Pasadena Senior Center members will enjoy high tea with 2015 Rose Queen Madison Triplett and Rose Princesses Mackenzie Byers, Gabrielle Current, Veronica Mejia, Bergen Onufer, Simona Shao and Emily Stoker. Entertainment will be provided by The Tap Chicks.

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120 Years of Changing the Social Landscape

Friends In Deed has been helping underrepresented and underprivileged people find their rightful place in the wider Pasadena community for the past 120 years. It therefore seems appropriate at the 120th anniversary celebration November 5 at the historic Castle Green to honor people who have spent their lives changing the social landscape and whose combined years of service match Friends In Deed's.

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Floats Announced for 2015 Rose Parade® Presented by Honda

Black news from Pasadena - Community - 2015 Rose Parade floatsPasadena, CA (October 28, 2014) – The Tournament of Roses® Association has announced the 39 float entries that will participate in the 126th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed "Inspiring Stories."

The floats, listed with the builder are (alphabetically by participating company or organization):

  • ABC's The Bachelor, Fiesta Parade Floats
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Fiesta Parade Floats

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Pasadena Senior Center - Free November Events

Black news from Pasadena - Community - Free events for 50 and olderThere is something for everyone in November at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street. You do not have to be a member to attend. Some events require advance reservations as noted.

Grandparent Holiday Toy Program - Signups begin Monday, November 3, at 9 a.m.

Are you a low-income grandparent who would like to give a toy to a grandchild for the holidays but can't afford it? Pasadena Senior Center may be able to help.

Come to the Welcome Desk or call 626-685-6730 to sign up.

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NVISION Skate and Basketball Tournament for Inner City Youth

- Safe, Exciting, and Educational Experiences for Los Angeles Youth -

Black news from Pasadena - Community - NVISION youth basketball tournament
Black news from Pasadena - Community - NVISION Skate Tournament
Black news from Pasadena - Community - NVISION basketball and skate tournament

Los Angeles, CA – On October 25th, over 450 student athletes, a multitude of parent supporters and school administrators came together at John Leichty Middle School in Los Angeles to take part and support the youth participating in the Woodcraft Rangers NVISION Basketball & Skate event. The day was filled with youth who participate in the NVISION after school programs daily from three school districts including the Garvey School District in Rosemead. Elementary and middle school students competed hard on the basketball courts while the skate competition featured all grade levels including high school students jumping from ramps to rails all showcasing what they practice daily while attending the program.

Many young students look for a place of belonging. Woodcraft Rangers creates an atmosphere that allows them to belong to a group as they collaborate, build teamwork and problem solve to compete for a common goal. Serving the inner city youth in Los Angeles, these future leaders can find their talents through Woodcraft's NVISION after school programs. "The club leaders help us get better every day. They help me gain confidence and trust in my teammates," said a participant student from Garvey Intermediate School. A parent from Hillcrest Elementary School added, "I like the program a lot. The help keep my kid out of trouble but active, and help him with his studies every day."

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