There is something for everyone in August at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. You do not have to be a member to attend. Some events require advance reservations as noted.
A Toast to the Joys of Music – Tuesdays, through Aug. 29, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tom Campbell will play guitar and sing songs in the Senior Center Lounge. Stop by and enjoy his covers of traditional country, country rock, blues, folk, gospel and classic rock originally made famous by Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones and many more.
Concerts in the Park – Tuesdays, through Aug. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. The Gold Shell at Memorial Park, just behind the Pasadena Senior Center, will be bustling with entertainment with during this concert series for people of all ages.
- Aug. 8: Paddy’s Pig. Aug. 15: Cirque di Sarray.
- Aug. 22: Lisa Haley and the Zydekats. Aug. 29: The Great American Swing Band. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic for the perfect summer experience with family and friends.
A Matter of Balance – Tuesdays, through Sept. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Are you concerned about falling? Learn how to reduce the fear of falling and increase balance and activity levels during this eight-week, interactive workshop that combines discussion, video and exercise. Reservations are required: 626-685-6732.
Scenic Walkers Club – Wednesdays, through Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. Enjoy a series of leisurely walks in the great outdoors. Alan Colville will give you a list of items to bring, let you know what to expect, provide detailed itineraries and arrange transportation. For more information or to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-221-3741.
Legislation Affecting Seniors – Thursday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. Signiﬁcant progress has been made in expanding services for seniors in the past ﬁve years, but recent State of California budget issues have resulted in cutbacks to funding for senior programs. A representative from Wise & Healthy Aging will explain how these cutbacks may affect individual seniors.
Domino Club – Thursdays, Aug. 3 to 31, at 1 p.m. If you’ve never played Chicken Foot dominoes before, or even if you have, come join the fun as Vicki Leigh leads participants in a rollicking version of the game that is easy enough for beginners yet challenging enough for more seasoned players. Oh, and please excuse the laughter every Thursday…it’s contagious! For more information call Vicki at 928-478-4654.
Autumn Allergies –Thursday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. As autumn approaches do you dread allergies that come with the changing of the seasons? Dr. Karl von Tiehl will explain common autumn allergies, such as hay fever, as well as testing and treatment options.
Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, Aug. 11 and 18, at 1 p.m. The two ﬁlms in August are based on true events.
- Aug. 11: “A Street Cat Named Bob” (2016, NR) starring Luke Treadaway and Bob the Cat. A homeless, recovering drug addict on the streets of London is given a second chance through an unlikely friendship with an injured stray cat that helps the man heal his own life.
- Aug. 18: “Hidden Figures” (2016, PG) starring Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer. Three brilliant African American women working at NASA help serve as the brains behind the 1962 launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
Create a Household Budget – Thursday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. We all know we should follow a household budget, but when it comes time to do it and stick to it, it can be tough. A representative from Wells Fargo will explain how to get started.
Health Fair – Friday, Aug. 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. Services include glucose testing, blood pressure screenings and hearing exams as well as counseling and health/community resources. For more information call 626-685-6732.
LA Opera Talk: Carmen –Monday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera community educator will take participants through Georges Bizet’s dramatic opera “Carmen.” A seductive gypsy who works at a cigarette factory in Seville captures the heart of a soldier who goes AWOL to pursue her despite her unfaithfulness, culminating in a ﬁnal showdown outside the bullring.
My Gift to You: The Importance of Planning Ahead – Thursday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. If you’re not sure what to do when a loved one passes away or how to prepare for your own passing, you are not alone. By planning ahead, you can prevent emotional and ﬁnancial hardships. Learn the steps to take ahead of time as well as the processes involved, and get your questions answered. Presented by Forest Lawn.
Low/Town – Friday, Aug. 25, at 5 p.m. Rachael Worby, artistic director of MUSE/IQUE, will be joined by some orchestra members in a celebration of Motown in the spirit of American jazz and inspired by the 100th birthdays of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Lena Horne, Desi Arnaz and Thelonious Monk. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at the Welcome Desk or by calling 626-795-4331.
Heart-Healthy Eating –Thursday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. It takes more than avoiding unhealthy foods to prevent a heart attack. Learn what kinds of healthy foods are best. Presented by Regal Medical Group.
For more information visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter. org or call 626-795-4331.
Founded in 1960, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent nonprofit organization that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and older in a welcoming environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors.