78th Annual Queen’s Breakfast Hosted by Pasadena Jaycees (Nov. 22 @ 7 a.m., University Club of Pasadena, 175 N. Oakland Ave.) The Pasadena Jaycees will host their 78th annual Queen’s Breakfast at the University Club in Pasadena. This event serves as a wonderful reunion comprised of current and former Tournament Royalty and family, past Tournament of Roses and Pasadena Jaycees Presidents, Jaycee alumni, and local dignitaries. If you would like to partake in one of Pasadena’s most prestigious events, contact the Pasadena Jaycees to reserve your seat at the Queens Breakfast website.
Reuse and Recycle (Nov. 17 @ 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Hill Avenue Branch Library, 55 S. Hill Ave.) Celebrate recycling month by creating something truly unique from the recycled materials provided. You are welcome to bring small found objects or items that you would normally discard (greeting cards, used wrapping paper, bottle caps, etc.) and use them to personalize your project and make something totally amazing.
Beauty Bites Beast (Nov. 17 @ 12 p.m., Laemmle Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd.) Beauty Bites Beast flips ideas about female helplessness, as women all over the world undertake the transformative experience of learning verbal, emotional and physical empowerment based self-defense. How often can you say with certainty that a movie will save lives? This one already has. For more information and ticket cost call (310) 478-3836
Hands-On History Playtime for Kids 1 to 6 Years Old (Nov. 17 @ 11:30 a.m., Monrovia Historical Museum, 742 E. Lemon Ave.) The Museum is starting a new story time for kids ages 1 to 6 years old, which will also include activities and exploration of the Museum. From 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. there will be a reading of Peter Rabbit, examining odd vegetables, and planting seeds. Come and join! The Museum is free.
A Little House Christmas (Nov. 18 @ 8 p.m., Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.) Winters are harsh on the Minnesota prairie, and this year’s storm threatens to block Santa’s visit to the Ingalls’ modest home. This warm, wonderful family play is adapted from several Laura Ingalls Wilder “Little House” stories and features one of Pa’s famous stories and lots of song and dance. Cost is $25 to $34.50. For more information call (626)355-4318 go to the Sierra Madre Playhouse website.
Community Prayer Breakfast “Peace That Lies Within” (Nov. 18 @ 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 700 W. Huntington Drive) You are cordially invited to attend the Fifty-First Annual Community Prayer Breakfast “Peace That Lies Within” Speaker Father Randy Campos-Immaculate Conception Church. Buffet breakfast cost is $30 per person or $275 for a table of 10. For more information contact Korrine Ramirez at (626) 358-1159
Drawing Class: Picasso Lithographs at the Norton Simon Museum: Still Lifes (Nov. 18 @ 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Norton Simon Museum 411 W. Colorado Blvd.) Los Angeles artist Cole Case guides students in creating drawings inspired by the exhibition States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945–1960 and the Museum’s permanent collections. In this six-session class, students work with pencil, pen and china marker on paper to explore line, value, shape and texture. Cost is $20 to $25. For more information, call (626) 449-6840
Native American Hoop Dancer Terry Goedel (Nov. 19 @ 2:30 p.m., Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road) Five-time world champion hoop dancer, Terry L. Goedel, shares a native story of plants and animals using 21 circular hoops. The story describes the life of a small eagle that grows and develops. Terry L. Goedel is a Yakama/Tulalip Indian originally from Washington State and has been dancing for 42 years. This event is for all ages.
MDBAA Black & White Gala (Nov. 19 @ 6 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 924 W. Huntington Drive) Please join the MDBAA (Monrovia Duarte Black Alumni Association) as they honor cancer survivors and raise money for local high school seniors. The evening will feature live jazz, dinner, prizes, and dancing. Tickets are $60 and attire is cocktail. For further information please call (626) 419-5161
Free Crescent Farm Workshop: Horticulture (Nov.19 @ 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., L.A. County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, 301 N. Baldwin Ave.) Explore horticulture at Crescent Farm. Tour the choices for low water lawn alternatives, California native ethnobotanic plants of the local indigenous tribes, arid climate orchard trees and native wildflowers. Get ideas for your home landscape from the Arboretum’s New California Landscape. Growing tips will also be discussed. Please bring gloves, drinking water; wear close-toed shoes and a hat. Free for Arcadia Residents with RSVP. RSVP to staylor@ArcadiaCA.gov or call (626) 256-6595
Express Clydesdales (Nov. 19 @ 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Santa Anita Racetrack, 285 W. Huntington Drive) Express Employment Professionals is hosting a Client and Associate Appreciation Day Open to the public. Join us to meet the award winning Express Clydesdales. We want to say thank you to all our clients and associates for making this happen. Come kick off the Holidays with a little Christmas cheer. Admission is free and all proceeds will go to the Children’s Miracle Network benefiting Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
Vroman’s Bookstore Presents ‘The Millennial Mentality: More than Memes, Cats & Mishaps’ (Nov.20 @ 3 p.m., Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.) Millennial author and TEDx speaker Elan M. Carson will be holding a Q&A and book signing for “The Millennial Mentality: More than Memes, Cats, & Mishaps” Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the signing. To learn more about Elan M. Carson, please visit the website here.
39th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade (Nov. 20 @ 11 a.m., East Colorado Blvd.) The Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will be making its 39th appearance this fall, in its pre-Thanksgiving time slot! Known as the twisted sister of the traditional Rose Parade, Doo Dah began as a grassroots event in 1978 to gain national attention for its eccentric and, often, irreverent satire. For more information, call (626)590-1134 or go to pasadenadoodahparade.info
Arcadia Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service (Nov. 21 @ 7 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 400 W. Duarte Road) The Arcadia Interfaith Action Group will be holding an interfaith Thanksgiving service. Seven faith communities: Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh will share how they will be “Giving Thanks for a Faith Without Fear.” Music will be provided by the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple drummers, youth orchestra, and the Licata Brothers. For further information, call (626) 447-2181.
Pasadena Sandwich Company’s Thanksgiving Blood Drive (Nov. 22 @ 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Pasadena Sandwich Company 259 Sierra Madre Villa) The community is coming together to give back and “Donate Blood!” All blood donors will receive a gift card for a free pint of ice cream at Baskin Robbins, and a coupon for a free PSC pint of potato salad, macaroni salad, or coleslaw. To schedule a donation, call (626) 676-3035 walk-ins are also accepted.
Art A La Carte (Nov. 23 @ 2 p.m., San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Road.) Artist, Lorrie Shriner will instruct drawing, watercolors, and collage technique to students with varying abilities. Beginners are particularly welcome for this event and the cost is free. For more information, please call (626) 744-7270