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7 CAMP PASADENA

TODAY’S PARENTS HAVE A WIDE SELECTION OF SUMMER CAMPS FOR THEIR

CHILDREN TO ATTEND

BY SHEILA MENDES COLEMAN

13 WONDERFUL

WILDERNESS WEBSITES

THE INTERNET OFFERS ALL THE INFO YOU NEED FOR A GREAT HIKING EXPERIENCE

BY CARL KOZLOWSKI

21 MUSIC CITY, USA

PASADENA GIVES NASHVILLE A RUN FOR ITS MONEY WITH THIS SUMMER’S

MANY DIVERSE SHOWS

BY CARL KOZLOWSKI

29 HOME VACATION

GREATER PASADENA RESIDENTS DON’T HAVE FAR TO TRAVEL FOR A FUN

SUMMER GETAWAY

BY REBECCA KUZINS

37 THE GOOD WORD

LOCAL PUBLISHERS PRESENT A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL WORKS IN TIME

FOR SUMMER

BY REBECCA KUZINS

41 A STYLE ALL ITS OWN

PASADENA SHOPS AND BOUTIQUES SHOWCASE THE LATEST SUMMER FASHIONS

BY SHEILA MENDES COLEMAN

47 SWEET SUMMER SOUNDS

MUSIC WILL FILL THE AIR IN PASADENA THIS SUMMER

BY JOHN SOLLENBERGER

ON THE COVER: COVER PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY STEPHANIE TORRES

EDITOR Kevin Uhrich

DEPUTY EDITOR André Coleman

ART DIRECTOR Carla Cortez

ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR Stephanie Torres

PRODUCTION DESIGNERS Rochelle Bassarear,

Richard Garcia

WRITERS Sheila Mendes Coleman, Carl Kozlowski

Rebecca Kuzins

ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Dina Stegon

SALES AND MARKETING Lisa Chase, Brenda Clarke,

Leslie Lamm

OFFICE ASSISTANT Ann Turrietta

HUMAN RESOURCES Andrea E. Baker

BUSINESS MANAGER Linda Lam

CONTROLLER Kacie Cobian

ACCOUNTING Sharon Huie,

Teni Keshishian

PUBLISHER Jon Guynn

SOUTHLAND PUBLISHING

V. P. OF OPERATIONS David Comden

PRESIDENT Bruce Bolkin

CONTACT US

PHONE (626) 584-1500

FAX (626) 795-0149

MAILING ADDRESS

50 S. De Lacey Ave.

Suite 200

Pasadena, CA 91105

©2016 Southland

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CAMP

PASADENA

TODAY’S PARENTS HAVE A WIDE SELECTION OF SUMMER

CAMPS FOR THEIR CHILDREN TO ATTEND

BY SHEILA MENDES COLEMAN

T he origins of camping can be traced to a seminal

event that took place in 1861, in Washington, Connecticut.

Frederick Gunnery and his wife Abigail

took the boys they’d been housing at their home-school

on a two-week trip. The Gunnery’s and their charges

hiked up to their designated spot and made camp and

spent time at the idyllic location fishing, trapping and

boating. The trip was a rousing success and thus marked

the start of what today is considered the first known

example of organized camping.

Today, camping has made leaps and bounds in

terms of the myriad choices available — from sports,

performing-arts and computer camps to science and

nature camps, language immersion, as well as camps for

those with physical or mental challenges. The options are

plentiful and diverse.

ANDERSON ADVENTURE CAMP H2O

Rose Bowl Aquatics

360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 564-0330 | rosebowlaquatics.org/summer_

camp

Celebrating their 21st summer, this camp is the perfect

summer destination for land-locked water lovers. Swim

lessons, water play and water safety classes are available

for students of all ability levels and include water polo,

diving lessons, arts and crafts and both free and structured

water play.

CITY OF PASADENA

cityofpasadena.net

The brilliance of Pasadena’s many summer camps is

that they serve the diverse tastes of families in the San

Gabriel Valley with a wide variety of themed and general

summer camps offered at select neighborhood parks at

affordable prices.

Summer fun for everyone abounds at the city’s engaging

camps, such as the Arroyo Seco Adventure Camp,

Allendale lend

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Park Camp, Victory Park Camp, Villa-Parke En-

richment Camp, Summer Teen Camp, Tiny Tots

(Mommy

& Me) Camp, Robinson Park Urban Adventure Camp and

Neighborhood Park Camp, among others.

FORE KIDS GOLF ACADEMY

1133 Rosemont Ave., Pasadena

(818) 659-6949 | 4kidsgolf.com

Designed for youngsters’ ages 6-15, Fore

Kids Gold Academy is perfect for beginner

golfers or students who want to maintain

their golf skills during the summer

break. Costs include 15 hours

of instruction, green fees, an

Academy shirt, unlimited practice

range balls, golf clubs and, of course,

top-notch instruction by talented duffers.

ID TECH CAMPS

California Institute of Technology

(Caltech)

1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena

(888) 709-8324 | idtech.com

According to their website, iD Tech

Camp “isn’t just camp. It’s a

portal to a fulfilling future, in

college and beyond.” Truer

words were never written.

Technology and the latest

discoveries in digital media come

together at iD Tech Camp. Small classes with

a student-teacher ratio of 8:1 make learning

complex themes less intimidating, while courses

in web and app design, programming, game

design, robotics engineering and a host of other

fascinating technological breakthroughs keep

young minds busy and creative.

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KIDSPACE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena

(626) 449-9144 | kidspacemuseum.org

The popular museum’s recently unveiled Arroyo Adventure features

eight new interactive exhibits that encourage children to connect

with nature and explore things such as the interaction between

rocks and water, mud and sticks, and trees and native plants.

Programming has been developed to connect children to nature

and encourage them to explore, discover and create. “Outdoor

play encompasses everything,” said Peter Crabbe, Kidspace chief

program officer. “All of the exhibits integrate beautifully to meet et

the needs of younger and older children regardless of their learning

style or interests.”

KIDS KLUB PASADENA

380 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadenaa

(626) 795-2501 | kidsklubcdc.com

The reviews are in for this remarkable place — and they are stellar.

Beloved as much for their scheduling flexibility as for their commitment

to education, this child-development center has a remarkable able

summer program located at the Westridge School for students from

first to ninth grade and an academic enrichment summer program ram

at their South Pasadena facility. They also provide half-day schedules

and boast programs such as an afterschool camp for those

attending summer school, a Spanish immersion program, as well as

math enrichment.

PANTO CAMP AT THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena

(626) 737-2867 | pasadenaplayhouse.org/pantocamp

PantoCamp@pasadenaplayhouse.org

Sheldon Epps and his brilliant team at the Pasadena Playhouse have

done it again. Their Panto Camp offers a unique and inspiring portunity to 8-13 year olds interested in the performing arts. Hosted

by noted actors of stage and screen, this camp is perfect for beginners

and advanced performers alike. Students will enjoy the singing,

dance and improv classes, headshot photo shoot and their own shot

op-

at making a grand entrance with the camp’s own red carpet runway.

STEVE AND KATE’S CAMP – PASADENA

Sequoyah School

535 S. Pasadena Ave., Pasadena

(323) 244-2531 | steveandkatescamp.comcom

Using the philosophy of “camper immersion,” youngsters at Steve

and Kate’s Camp will enjoy a variety of experiences to last a lifetime.

The beauty of this camp is its full-tilt approach to providing a

well-rounded program that includes free-choice and self-directed

activities, as well as team-building and self-confidence-building activities.

The camp also offers a “Filmmaker-in-Residence” program,

as well as mentoring, stadium sports, special shows and much more

to keep young impressionable minds busy.

SUMMERKIDS

3697 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Altadena

(626) 577-9979 (Sept.-May)

(626) 398-1426 (at camp, June-August) | summerkids.net

Located on 57 acres at the base of the Angeles National Forest in Altadena,

Summerkids has been lovingly owned and operated by the

Di Massa family, whose motto and claim to fame is being the only

summer camp “where the #1 rule is to Have Fun.” The Summerkids

program is designed for K-sixth-grade students, while Summer

Challenge is geared toward the junior high set, and the SK-PreK’

program caters to children ages 3 and 4.

TOM SAWYER CAMP

707 W. Woodbury Road, No. F, Altadena

(626) 794-1156 | tomsawyercamps.com

Founded in 1926 and located in Hahamonga Watershed Park —

above Devil’s Gate Dam in the Arroyo Seco — the Tom Sawyer

Camp is a local favorite and offers a bounty of choices for outdoor

lovers, such as horseback riding, archery, rope and rock-climbing,

nature treks and pool time. Tom Sawyer Camp is the perfect camp

for building confidence and celebrating personal empowerment in

an outdoorsy, fun-filled environment.

According to the American Camping Association’s website

(acacamps.org), choosing an accredited camp assures that the

facility has undergone “a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of

its operation — from staff qualifications and training to emergency

management.” A bit of research and due diligence, as well as an

awareness of your child’s strengths, challenges and preferences

will ensure that your youngster has a happy and safe summer

experience. ■

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SUMMER GUIDE

— DIRECTORY OF OPTIONS —

626 NIGHT MARKET

626 Night Market is back for its fi fth season! Celebrate fi ve years of foodie paradise, fun-tophotograph

potato swirls, savory meat skewers, glowing mason jars, and a never-ending love/

hate relationship with stinky tofu. Voted Best Cultural Festival by Pasadena Weekly readers, 626

Night Market is the original and largest night market in the country featuring hundreds of new

and returning local chefs with delectable dishes, artists, entrepreneurs, games, and live music

performances at each event. This summer, 626 Night Market expands to 4 weekends at Santa

Anita Park in Arcadia. Admission is still only $3, free for kids ages 6 and under, and parking is free.

Save the dates: July 2–4 (July 4th Weekend), July 22–24, August 5–7, and September 2–4 (Labor

Day Weekend).

626nightmarket.com

A NOISE WITHIN

Summer with Shakespeare @ A Noise Within

June 13th – July 15th, 2016 // For kids 6-17 // www.anoisewithin.org

This summer, stay active and learn new skills while having fun at one of the country’s most

respected repertory theatres! SUMMER WITH SHAKESPEARE gives campers the opportunity to

work with professional artists and technicians to gain an appreciation of Shakespeare’s verse, as

well as a unique exposure to a variety of classic plays. Designed to challenge young artists to be

scholars and performers of The Bard, this program enhances acting and public speaking skills,

builds self-confi dence, and offers invaluable experience in the crafts of the theatre. Students

will focus on: Acting, Stage Combat, Mask Work, Voice, Movement, and Stagecraft and Design.

Limited spaces available – book early!

For more information, email education@anoisewithin.org or call (626) 356-3104

A PLUS ADVENTIST CHILDREN’S CENTER

(Founded in 1981) is a year-round, non-profi t preschool committed to providing a safe, secure

loving environment where children ages 18-months through 5 years of age can learn and explore

and we have summer camp for ages 5-9 years old. We believe that a lower student to teacher ratio

provides a better education by allowing more individual attention. As a church-based Christian

school, A Plus stresses intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual development. We offer a fun,

stimulating environment where children learn through play and hands-on experience. The mission

of A Plus Adventist Children’s Center is to serve the Glendale Community by providing a loving

Christian atmosphere where our children can be nurtured as they grow.

234 N. Isabel Street, Glendale – (818) 241-9353 – www.aplusadventist.com

ABILITY FIRST CAMP PAIVIKA

“Ability First Camp Paivika is a fully-accessible overnight summer camp for both children and

adults with disabilities. Camp Paivika offers campers fun recreational activities such as horseback

riding, swimming, adaptive sports, campfi res and cookouts, arts and crafts, performing arts and

other enjoyable, enriched activities. With a sense of freedom inspired by time spent outdoors in

natural surroundings, campers build lasting social connections and independence. Our programs

offer fun, enriching opportunities for our participants while providing peace of mind for caregivers

who trust that their loved one is in a safe, educational and rewarding environment while at the

same time giving the caregiver an opportunity to rejuvenate and recharge. Visit CampPaivika.org

or AbilityFirst.org to learn more about camp and register today!”

camppaivika@abilityfi rst.org - (909) 338-1102 - 600 Playground Dr. Crestline, CA 92325

ACT OUT WITH ALEX

Act Out with Alex is a teen performing arts training program for students ages 12-17 interested

in all aspects of theater including dance, voice, drama, and playwriting. The fi ve-week immersive,

hands-on, mentor-driven intensive takes place at Glendale’s historic Alex Theatre between

June 20 and July 22, 2016. Participants will be led by award-winning playwright and Artistic

Director Jennifer Berry and a professional artistic staff. The program also includes weekly

Master Classes with industry professionals and will culminate in an ensemble performance of an

original musical production on stage at the Alex. Act Out with Alex is a program of Glendale Arts’

GAEdu division.

For more information, visit AlexTheatre.org/ActOut or email ActOut@AlexTheatre.org.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

All Saints’ mission is to make God’s love tangible through spirituality, community and peace

and justice. Those who experience All Saints Church fi nd parishioners joyfully and energetically

challenging one another and the church at large to live into Jesus’ central message of compassion

for all and to respect the dignity of every human being. Whoever you are, and wherever you fi nd

yourself on your journey of faith, there is a place there for you. Join us!

All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Visit allsaints-pas.org or call (626) 796-1172.

ALTADENA CHILDREN’S CENTER

At ACC, the families of the children in our programs who range in age from 2 months to prekindergarten

fi nd programs that meet the needs of the whole child within a developmentally appropriate

framework. Our family-centered approach helps to nurture healthy partnerships between teachers

and parents as we all work together to support the children. We are eager to help families from

diverse backgrounds to discover that ACC is the best place for their child’s early education. Join us

for our summer programs which combine fun and learning and nature!

Contact Director Toni Boucher at (626) 797-6142 or visit accc-kids.org.

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ALTADENA LIBRARY

The Altadena Library is dedicated to providing free and equal access to information, ideas,

technology, and the joy of reading to educate and empower our diverse community. We have a

large collection of books, music, DVD’s, CD’s, and magazines for all ages. We also have Summer

reading programs (Adult, Family, Teen & Children), Teen DIY/Technology seminars and workshops

and Community events.

Main Library 600 E. Mariposa Street, Altadena, Hours: Mon-Tues 10AM-9PM, Wed-Sat 10AM-

6PM, Bob Lucas Branch Library and Literacy Center 2659 N. Lincoln Ave., Altadena Mon-Tues

10AM-6PM, Wed-Thurs 10AM-8PM, Fri 10AM-6PM

ALVERNO HIGH SCHOOL

The Summer Academic Conservatory for Middle School Girls at Alverno High School provides girls in

6th-8th grades the opportunity to build healthy friendships with other girls and academically prepare

for high school! Through math, English, leadership, culinary arts, drama and more the young women

who attend the Conservatory will have the opportunity to grow and develop and learn more about

Alverno’s mission of empowering each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be.

Alverno High School - 200 N. Michillinda Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024 - (626) 355-3463 -

www.alverno-hs.org

ARC - ARCADIA ROCK CLIMBING

Experience the outdoors….inside!!! ARC is one of the largest indoor bouldering gyms in the

United States! We offer All-level personal instruction as well as Summer Camps, Private Parties,

Team Builders, Scouts, Day Passes and Annual Memberships.

Call for information and reservations (626) 294-9111, 305 N. Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia, CA

91006 arcadiarockclimbing.com

ARROYO PACIFIC ACADEMY

APA offers high school course Credit Recovery, AP course preparation, and College Readiness

(SAT, College Essay, and College Choice). Middle school students may join our Drama Discovery

Theater Camp, Media Blitz Program, Music Production Series, High School & College Readiness

Series (Math, English, Organizational & Study Skills), Advanced Preparation for AP Courses,

Credit Recovery and the Soccer Starz Sports Camp. June 15th-July 20th. Camps vary in price.

41 W. Santa Clara Street, Arcadia, CA 91001 (626) 294-0661 admissions@arroyopacifi c.org

arroyopacifi c.org

ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Distinguished by our next generation technology, robust academics, championship athletics,

Spanish program and strong sense of community, Assumption is a TK – 8 Catholic school rooted

in the message and mission of a faith based education. This past fall, Assumption launched its

transitional kindergarten class for our young 4 year old students! High expectations, coupled with

skilled, differentiated instruction across the grade levels, are provided by our teachers, many of

whom have advanced degrees. Students are nurtured to be confi dent, compassionate and well

balanced individuals who are sought after, and accepted to our area’s fi nest high schools. We are

committed to being fi nancially accessible and academically exceptional.

Visit our website: www.ABVM-school.org or call (626) 793-2089. Come be part of a vibrant,

innovative learning community.

BARNHART SCHOOL

With summer quickly approaching, Barnhart School provides the perfect solution to your search

for a summer program for your children. Designed and implemented by a team of dedicated

specialists and educators, Barnhart offers a wide range of stimulating and engaging options at a

competitive price. LEGO Robotics, Summer Chorus, Chemistry, Spanish and Volleyball Camp are

only a few of the many exciting courses being offered to cater to children with a variety of interests

and pursuits. Camp runs from June 13th to June 17th from 8:00AM to 4:30PM with a second and

third round from August 1st to August 12th. Academic enrichment courses take place between

June 20th to July 8th and July 11th to July 29th.

Visit our website: www.ABVM-school.org or call (626) 793-2089. Come be part of a vibrant,

innovative learning community.

CAL STATE LA SUMMER SESSION

Make the most of your summer. Enroll in Cal State LA’s Summer Session and receive transferable

college credit in only 6 weeks. Choose from over 400 courses in a variety of subjects including

business, art, science, math and more. Jump start your college education, make progress toward

your degree, fulfill pre-requisite or general education requirements, or get ahead by enrolling in

high-demand courses.

Registration begins May 16, 2016. To learn more about or view class offerings visit: www.

calstatela.edu/summer.

CAMP FOX - EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF CAMP FOX - CATALINA ISLAND

Since 1926 the Glendale YMCA has conducted youth camps at Camp Fox. Campers enjoy a

multitude of activities: stand-up paddle boarding, Kayaking, Ocean Swimming, Fishing, Hiking,

Snorkeling (use of mask- fi n-snorkel –wetsuit provided), Volleyball, Soccer, Archery, Climbing

Walls, Ropes Course, Aquariums, nightly Campfi res with songs-skits plus special activities during

each week. DON’T MISS OUT on the greatest week away from texting and social media, A life

enriching adventure with friends and new friends - EXPERIENCE FOX.

glenymca.org (818) 696-2581

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Wonderful

Wilderness

Websites

THE INTERNET OFFERS ALL THE INFO YOU NEED FOR A

GREAT HIKING EXPERIENCE

BY CARL KOZLOWSKI

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T HE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY IS A GREAT PLACE FOR OUTDOORS

SUMMER FUN. THAT’S BECAUSE AMONG ITS KEY ATTRACTIONS

ARE THE SEEMINGLY ENDLESS ARRAY OF TRAILS TO BE FOUND

IN THE MOUNTAINS AND CANYONS OF THE SAN GABRIEL

MOUNTAINS AND THE ADJOINING ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST.

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Thankfully, ly there’s e’

an ample array of websites ready to provide

information on the best trails — and ones to avoid — for both experienced

hikers and those who are so clueless they’re likely to get lost or

hurt on their first try.

After all, you’ll want to make sure your time spent in the great

outdoors is fun, not traumatic, so make sure you follow any rules

posted, especially concerning trails that are closed for safety reasons.

Bring plenty of sunscreen and water, comfortable shoes, and if

at all possible at least one friend in case anything goes wrong.

For those who want to find the best that the San Gabriel Mountains

have to offer, visit hikespeak.com/los-angeles/san-gabrielmountains.

Offering a mix of how to find waterfalls to the best

mountain views and amazing vistas of the cities far below, the site is

a great one-stop guide to a summer filled with discovery and healthy

exercise.

Aside from the numerous 30- to 50-foot waterfalls in the area and

plenty of lush greenery, the right trails will also enable you to find

intriguing ruins. For instance, the Sam Merrill Trail runs nearly six

miles near Altadena. Starting at the top of Lake Avenue, the walk

features a river and ruins from an old hotel, as well as remnants of

the Lowe Railroad, which ran through the mountains at around the

turn of the last century. The Merrill Trail is also known for some of

the most panoramic views of Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, modernhiker.com/area-maps/angeles-national-forest

offers a thorough overview of the trails to be found in the Angeles

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National Forest, which was the first official national forest in California.

Visitors can enjoy more than 655,000 acres of virtually pristine

outdoor space there, just outside of the LA city limits, with roaring

rivers, the remnants of resorts from more than a century ago, and

pine-filled canyons stretching all the way to the top of Mount Baldy

at more than 10,000 feet.

The site offers color-coded pins to point out where the trails with

different difficulty levels are, and also has a handy chart breaking

down the distances of the different trails next to their difficulty ratings.

In addition, there are hiking write-ups by people who have actually

used the trails recently. And when you realize that the forest’s

portion of Highway 2 goes all the way to Palmdale, you’ll be amazed

by the wealth of available options for outdoor fun. Best of all, this

site provides distance, elevation gain, and difficulty ratings.

The site discoversgv.com/hiking-the-san-gabriel-mountains offers

a wealth of quick and handy descriptions of what numerous trails

have to offer. If you want to experience numerous local plants along

with views of Placerita Canyon, then take Ecology Trail. Or if you

want to see a double waterfall, you can take the Rubio Canyon Trail.

Meanwhile, if you are looking for a great place to camp out

without taking a trip far out of town, Hoagees Camp is located along

Lower Winter Creek Trail through a picturesque wooded canyon to

a backcountry campground with 14 sites that are first come, first

serve. Another option is hiking above Sturtevant Falls to a backcountry

campground with seven sites that are also first come, first serve,

at Spruce Grove Camp.

It also turns out there’s more than one “Bridge to Nowhere” in

America, as a hike named just that requires those who traverse it

to cross several rivers in the San Gabriels to reach an out-of-place

bridge with an intriguing history.

Read carefully and choose wisely among your many hiking

options and you’ll be making plenty of your own historic memories

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CAMP SHI’INI

Camp Shi’ini - Established in 1947, Camp Shi’ini is a 5-week Native American Indian themed daycamp

in Pasadena. Camp Shi’ini offers door-to-door pick-ups and drop-offs in brand new vans to

campers who live in the greater Pasadena area. Activities include: archery, canoeing, horseback riding,

swimming, arts and crafts, hiking, bear hunting, beach trips, and an extraordinary month-long

treasure hunt extravaganza – making it the most one-of-a-kind summer camp in all of Pasadena!

The session lasts 5 weeks, from June 20th through July 22nd Camp Shi’ini is extremely proud of

its 6:1 camper-to-counselor-ratio, and extended care options are available for free! At Camp Shi’ini,

you will fi nd adventure ... or adventure will fi nd you!

1768 East Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104 - (626) 922-0945 -www.campshi-ini.com

CENTER FOR THE ARTS EAGLE ROCK

SUMMER ARTS CAMP

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is delighted to welcome children ages 6-12 to our summer arts camp

to discover their creativity and explore visual art, performance, sculpture, writing and more. We

offer unique camp projects taught by contemporary artists in weekly camp sessions from June 13 -

August 12, 2016. See you this summer!

www.cfaer.org

CHAMPIONS KARATE

Champions Karate has been serving the community for 25 years. We offer classes for all ages and

feature a Black Belt staff with at least 2 instructors at all times. Our curriculum is age appropriate

and teaches practical self-defense skills in a fun, family oriented environment. Our children’s

classes focus on character development that builds confi dence, self-esteem, awareness, focus,

discipline, and respect. We also work with parents and teachers to help improve grades at school

and focus at home. Parents are also encouraged to train with their children. Our adult classes focus

on the philosophy and proper use of the techniques taught in Hapkido. If you are interested in a

great workout, we offer a fi tness class that will get you sweating and having fun.

947B W. Duarte Rd., Monrovia (626) 821-0024

CHANDLER SCHOOL

Summer@Chandler offers children ages 5 through 14 a balanced variety of educational, recreational

and social activities, providing them with an enriching and memorable summer experience.Camp offers

half-day, full-day and weekly and extended care enrollment options. Each one-week Camp session

has its own activity-based theme, with activities including crafts, sports, outdoor play and fi eld trips.

Enrichment Classes are taught by Chandler faculty members and feature courses where students can

spend fi ve weeks to sharpen academic skills or explore new extra curricular frontiers in Math, Science,

Social Studies, Language Arts and more! Blend adventure with education to create a customized summer

adventure for your children. During Summer@Chandler, students are nurtured, engaged and safe.

For more information, visit chandlerschool.org or call (626) 795 - 9310.

CHILD EDUCATIONAL CENTER

The Child Educational Center’s nine-week Exploration Day Camp offers themed activities, arts and

crafts, science, and sports for children entering grades one through six. Each week includes at least

one fi eld trip and a visit from a special guest. Specialty camps include Descanso Discoveries, Horse

Camp, and before- and after-summer school care for children enrolled in Assistance League of Flintridge

or Pasadena Educational Foundation. Extended Summer Fun accommodates various school

start dates and is for children entering Kindergarten through grade 7. Children have the opportunity

to swim at the Caltech pool, play outdoors with friends, and participate in indoor activities and

clubs. Full- and part-time camp schedules run from June 6 through September 2. The full Summer

Exploration Camps brochure, schedules, online enrollment, and payment options are available at

ceconline.org/programs/summercamp.

For questions, please call the School-Age offi ce at (818) 354-3418.

CLAIRBOURN SCHOOL

Clairbourn’s Summer Advantage Program

Now enrolling preschoolers through sixth-graders for summer learning! The morning Preschool

and the half-day or full-day Kindergarten Programs are designed to help young people be confi dent,

successful learners. The 1st-6th Grade Advantage Program also offers 40 academic, developmental,

and creative workshops between 9:00-3:00. Give your child an advantage today! Program runs

from June 20 to July 15. Register by May 15, 2016

8400 Huntington Drive, San Gabriel (626) 286-3108 www.clairbourn.org/summer

COLEMAN CHAMBER

The Coleman Chamber Music Association presents “Sundays with Coleman- A Musical Journey”.

The concert series founded by Alice Coleman in 1904 and presented by the Coleman Chamber Music

Association, celebrates its 113th season in 2016-2017. This season’s musical itinerary includes

performances by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, Pavel Haas Quartet and

the Imani Winds with Fabio Bidini, piano. All Coleman concerts are presented Sunday afternoons at

3:30 pm in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium.

For tickets and information, please call (626) 793-4191 or e-mail krfccma@aol.com

COLUMBIA MEMORIAL SPACE CENTER

The Columbia Memorial Space Center brings the wonder and excitement of science and innovation

to visitors of all ages. It is a hands-on space museum and activity center that strives to be the

most accessible science-based experience in the Los Angeles area. While acknowledging the rich

aerospace history of Southern California, the Space Center focuses on the future, working to be the

hub of innovative science learning throughout the region by reaching out to all of its communities

with activities focused on critical thinking, creativity, technology and science.

12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242 (562) 231-1200 www.columbiaspacescience.org

THE COUNTER BURGER

We want to challenge the way people think about burgers. We’re about creative construction. We

think life is about experiences. Trying Stuff. Learning. Stretching. Being Inventive. So we’ve

searched for ingredients, chosen meats, created sauces, baked buns, melted cheeses and crafted

shakes that shout fl avor. Take them and create something special.

140 Shoppers Lane, Pasadena (626) 440-1008 thecounterburger.com

CRESTVIEW SUMMER ACADEMY

Crestview Summer Academy, offered by Parker-Anderson Enrichment, welcomes students entering

grades K-6. For six weeks of summer, we provide activities that enthuse, educate, and excite! We

offer fl exible schedules to allow students to take advantage of a wide variety of offerings which can

fi t into their unique summer schedule. Crestview Preparatory School,

140 Foothill Blvd, La Canada - www.parker-anderson.org - (818) 650-8676

THECROSSBOWSTORE.COM

TheCrossbowstore.com -Woods Archery Range started with a passion for the hunting and archery

industries. In our 3,000 sq. ft. retail shop and archery range we provide a full-line of outdoor

sporting goods and products; with our focus on hunting and target archery. This selection includes

recurve and compound crossbows, traditional and compound bows, and takedown bows. We have

a great understanding of what avid hunters and competitors need and we can provide everything

for you to be fi eld ready. Our professional team at TheCrossbowstore.com -Woods Archery Range

is dedicated to ensuring that you are better prepared than the rest. Our goal is to make sure our

customers get the highest quality products at the most competitive price. Come down to our shop

and see what we are all about. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

434 Santa Anita Ave, So. El Monte, CA 91733 (626) 582-8898 www.thecrossbowstore.com

DESTINATION SCIENCE - La Cañada, Pasadena, San Marino

The Fun Science Day Camp where curious kids ages 5-11 get to have “Aha!” moments of creativity

and discovery while building and playing with unique take-home toys, astonishing gadgets, and fantastic

gizmos. Our top notch, enthusiastic educators and leaders make STEM learning an adventure!

Themes include: Roller Coasters, Robot Challenges, Space Quest & Super Hero Physics!

(888) 909-2822 www.DestinationScience.org

DON BOSCO TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

SUMMER PROGRAMS AND SPORTS CAMPS AT BOSCO TECH

Bosco Tech will provide summer programs and sports camps for students in grades 6-8. The

summer program includes introduction to algebra, art, robotics, and more. The Sports Camps

are offered for the following sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, cheer, football, and

soccer.

We also offer summer school enrichment and recovery courses for students currently in grades

9-12. Classes are available in multiple subjects to receive credit for semester and yearlong

courses.

To register for summer programs and view the full course listing, visit www.boscotech.edu or

call (626) 940-2000.

EAGLE ROCK JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

An International Baccalaureate World School, is a comprehensive junior and senior high school,

with a gifted, high ability and highly gifted magnet. ERHS serves about 2400 students in Local

District Central of the Los Angeles Unifi ed School District. We offer a fully authorized IB Middle

Years Programme to all students in grades 7-10, and candidates for the IB Diploma Programme in

grades 11-12. We also have championship athletics, robust arts, and pathways for college & career

readiness. Our alumni attend public and private colleges and universities throughout the world

and nation, such as Brown, Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley and more! Visit our website erhs.la or

Facebook to learn more about what rocks at our amazing public school.

1750 Yosemite Drive Los Angeles, CA 90041 (323) 340-3500 offi ce (323) 255-3398 fax www.erhs.la

FAIRPLEX

LA on Tap - LA on Tap beer festival brings over 65 of the finest breweries to Fairplex, celebrating the

brews of the Los Angeles International Beer Competition and kicking off Craft Beer Week. Your one

chance to mingle with the finest brew masters in the beer industry. Ever wonder what makes your favorite

beer taste so good? Find out yourself and ask the brewers face-to-face what they do to stay above the

rest. Sample some of the leading brands of beer from an array of breweries including a select few brews

that can only be found in the breweries themselves...until now! You’ll receive a classic beer glass you

can use to indulge in the finest brews, access our delicious flat breads and a tasty array of food.

SATURDAY, MAY 7 AT FAIRPLEX - 1101 W. McKinley Avenue Pomona - 2-6 p.m. (early access

admission at 1 p.m.)

Online general admission: $50 - Online early admission: $65 – *Online Discount ends May 8 At

the door general admission: $60 - At the door early admission: $75

All proceeds benefi t The Learning Centers at Fairplex.

FAIRPLEX CTECH

As a program of The Learning Centers at Fairplex, a non-profi t organization under the Los Angeles

County Fair Association, the Career and Technical Education Center’s mission is to help fulfi ll

unmet educational needs by educating and preparing students for real-world careers and professional

success. Through hands-on classroom instruction by credentialed instructors who are

industry professionals, engagement with industry experts from the surrounding communities,

and interaction with real work sites and professional environments, CTEC provides innovative

learning experiences that give students the necessary skills to enter the workforce or continue on

the pathway of higher education. CTEC offers career pathway courses with focused training in Arts,

Media & Design, Automotive Technology, Agriculture & Urban Farming, Energy & Utilities, Fashion

Design, Culinary and Hospitality.

http://tlcfairplex.org/ctec/home

FALCON THEATRE

Falcon Theatre presents Impro Theatre’s Tennessee Williams Unscripted June 10- July 31

“Simultaneously funny, moving and absolutely in keeping with Williams’ thematics. Impro Theatre’s

considerable agility and its infectious sense of play makes you want to go back again.” – Los

Angeles Times Passionate, smoldering secrets lurk beneath the surface of genteel society – and

explode in a comical climax of accusation, confession and calamity. Inspired by American master

playwright Tennessee Williams’ rollicking storytelling and delicious language, Impro Theatre starts

with a single audience suggestion and builds improvised, full-length plays that are hilarious, yet

tender as a Southern belle’s broken heart. Williams’ best known plays include A Streetcar Named

Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and The Glass Menagerie.

4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505 www.falcontheatre.com (818) 955-8101

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City, USA

PASADENA GIVES NASHVILLE A RUN FOR ITS MONEY

WITH THIS SUMMER’S MANY DIVERSE SHOWS

BY CARL KOZLOWSKI

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a great concert, and Pasadena

offers more options than just about any place in America

for music fans. With three competing symphonies, the Rose

Bowl offering three gigantic concerts, the long-standing local favorite

Levitt Pavilion, the daylong Make Music Pasadena festival, and

the hot new nightclub the Rose all bringing quality entertainment to

town, the Crown City might just give Nashville a run for the title of

Music City.

First and foremost, music fans can rejoice that this is the first

year in ages that the city’s two main competing orchestras — the

California Philharmonic, CalPhil, and the Pasadena POPS — are not

relying on The Beatles tribute shows to draw crowds. Instead, both

ensembles are mixing things up in a big way with an array of other

opportunities.

First, the POPS are offering a four-show program kicking off

with the theme of “First Ladies of Song” on June 18, featuring guest

soloists Lynn Roberts, Cady Huffman and Madelyn Baillio singing

standards like “The Man That Got Away,” “Fever” and “Over the

Rainbow” under the direction of conductor Michael Feinstein.

But it’s on the evening of July 9 that the POPS is offering up what

could be the most fun show of the summer, when the “Music of Billy

Joel” is spotlighted featuring solo pianist/singer Michael Cavanaugh,

who was the star of the Broadway Joel tribute show “Movin’ Out.”

Feinstein presents the “Sinatra Project Volume 2” on July 30,

offering up an evening of classics from Ol’ Blue Eyes. And on Aug.

20, it’s “Cole Porter Night,” featuring soloists Catherine Russell and

Nic Ziobro singing songs by the great American standards writer

including “I Love Paris” and “De Lovely.”

Meanwhile, CalPhil kicks off its season at Santa Anita Race

Track and Walt Disney Concert Hall with the “All-American”

show on June 25, featuring the orchestra, backed by a narrator

and dancers, as they play classics ranging from the “New World

Symphony” and “Lincoln Portrait” to “California Dreamin’’ and

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“Good Vibrations” with ragtime, country, jazz and Motown in

between.

On July 9, “At the Movies” features music from classic films

including “The Mission,” the “Adagio for Strings from ‘Platoon’,”

“Titanic,” “The Lion King,” and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

featuring “Ode to Joy.” The July 23 “Classical Rock” show offers an

intriguing combination of ABBA, Queen and Janis Joplin mixed

with Mozart’s 29th Symphony, Brahms’ “Haydn Variations” and

Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” featuring Tony-nominated singer Mary

Bridget Davies and the CalPhil Rock Band.

CalPhil’s summer closes out with an Aug. 6 show called “Center

Stage,” featuring Broadway classics from “Porgy & Bess,” “Aida,”

“Grease” and “La Traviata”, and Aug. 20 with the annual tradition

of playing one of classical music’s most epic works, Horst’s “The

Planets.”

Under the guidance of mega-maestra Rachael Worby, MUSE/

IQUE always has interesting shows up its sleeve. Its “Summer of

Sound 2016” program presents “Gershwin/Nation,” featuring three

shows inspired by George and Ira Gershwin’s work together as

songwriters.

The “Perfect/Union” show July 16 kicks things off with a night

of tributes to songwriting duos like Lennon/McCartney, Simon

& Garfunkel and the Gershwins, while “American/Rhapsody”

features thrilling American classical music like “Rhapsody in Blue”

on Aug. 20. Finally, “Summer/Time” on Sept. 20

closes out the season with a tribute to “Porgy

and Bess” featuring a mix of virtuoso o

players, gospel choirs, tap dancers and

special surprises.

Of course, you can count on the

Rose Bowl to bring you the literally

biggest concerts of the year, with

Beyoncé bringing her controversial

“Formation World Tour” to town

on May 14 and Coldplay taking on

the challenge of packing the stadium

for two nights Aug. 20 and 21. Good

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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Students entering grades 7 through 12 – and beyond! – are invited to audition to take part in a

production of Lerner and Loewe’s “Brigadoon” this summer at First United Methodist Church in

Pasadena. Auditions will be held Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the church (500 E.

Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena). Those seeking a solo singing role should bring sheet music

to the audition. Commitment includes evening rehearsals (Mondays through Fridays) beginning

June 25 with four performances July 27 to 30 (free admission). There is no cost to audition or

to participate in the production. Interested adults are also welcome as are younger children,

provided they will be accompanied at all rehearsals and performances by an adult.

To learn more email offi ce@fumcpasadena.org or phone (626) 796-0157.

GERRISH SWIM AND TENNIS CLUB

Your child deserves our best! We stress safety and technique from the very fi rst day your child

is in the water. Gerrish Swim School offers swim lessons to children three years old and older.

Initially, we focus on safety skills such as breath control, rolling over, and fl oating. As your child

develops confi dence and competence, we progress to basic strokes and kicking, then onto competitive

strokes and technique. Our goal is to develop safe, confi dent, and profi cient swimmers!

Gerrish Swim and Tennis Club, 2713 New York Drive, Pasadena, (626) 798-9909. Visit us at

www.gerrishswimandtennis.org

GINGER AND SPICE NOODLE & GRILL

Welcome to Ginger And Spice. We are a fast-casual, family-owned Vietnamese restaurant. Our

mission is to do whatever it takes to make you, our clients, … happy. Our plan is to prepare food

that is fresh, tasty, healthy, and clean using the freshest and most natural ingredients available.

We created our menu with our customers in mind, and that led to an authentic offering of

Vietnamese dishes like pho, vermicelli bowls, and rice plates. It also includes a healthy selection

of sandwiches, pastas, and breakfast fare. We are thankful for your patronage and happy to serve

and get to know you! What really matters is that you feel cared-for and special, and we hope that it

comes out in our food, service, and environment.

451 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena (626) 405-1414 www.gingerandspice.com

GLENDALE ADVENTIST ACADEMY

Founded in 1907, Glendale Adventist Academy is a K-12 college preparatory school dedicated to

empowering young men and women with spiritual commitment, strong academic preparation, and

leadership skills. We provide a Christ-centered learning environment where students, parents, and

teachers can experience the presence of God in a spirit of affirmation. Our progressive curriculum

challenges and fosters the highest academic development, and our values-laden, ethically driven focus

involves students in service and a commitment to their local and global communities. The curriculum

maintains a rigorous program of college preparatory courses, religious education, community

outreach, art, music, athletics, drama, and enrichment opportunities, promoting a life-long love for

learning. The school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

700 Kimlin Dr, Glendale, CA 91206 www.glendaleacademy.org - (818) 244-8671

THE GOODEN SCHOOL

Gooden School - Summer classes on the beautiful campus of The Gooden School in Sierra Madre

provide students in kindergarten through eighth-grade with opportunities for creativity and

new experiences, such as playing the ukulele, learning Spanish, iMovie production, sewing, and

more. A valuable class in ISEE and HSPT test preparation will also be offered for middle school

students. “We have restructured the program to meet the needs of our families. 90% of the

classes are all new,” said Laurie Tortell, Director of the Summer School Program at The Gooden

School. Gooden‘s summer program is offered in two sessions, June 20 through July 8 and July 11

through July 29, Monday through Friday. Before and after class childcare is also offered.

For more information and to register visit goodensummerschool.org.

HIGH POINT ACADEMY

Celebrating 50 Years: High Point Academy’s Golden Summer of Fun

High Point Academy offers a 4-week summer camp (K-8) and extended care Summer Club.

Incoming HPA Kindergarten students are encouraged to attend. High Point’s summer options

have expanded to include a new 2-week Kinder fl exible program (instead of all 4 weeks) to assist

your child in transitioning from home to school. Also new a 1-week pre-summer camp option

Pre-Summer Fun, Science, and Exploration Camp (1-6) and a weekly option Vex Basic Kits and

Minecraft Mods Adventure Camp (4-6).

Your child will explore technology and science, play sports and games, review academics, create

artistic masterpieces, and most importantly make new friends. All children are welcome.

For more information, please visit our website www.highpointacademy.org or call (626) 798-8989.

IDYLLWILD ARTS SUMMER PROGRAM

The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program has taught people of all ages and abilities for over sixty

years. The wooded campus sits a refreshing mile above sea level in the San Jacinto Mountains,

just a couple of hours from Pasadena.The Summer Program draws on a rich tradition of teaching

by masters like Ansel Adams and Pete Seeger. Their example inspires three hundred artists

who teach dance, fi lm, music, theatre, creative writing, fashion design, visual arts, and more,

attracting two thousand children and adults to their hands-on classes every year. The Summer

Program also honors the Native American people who have lived for centuries in the San Jacinto

Mountains. Workshops in numerous traditional and contemporary Native art forms offer an

unparalleled immersion in Native American culture.

idyllwildarts.org/summer

INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL ADVANCEMENT

Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) provides unique programs that give bright young

students a place to thrive and grow academically and personally. Academy provides challenging

enrichment classes for rising 1st-8th graders focused on exploration and application of knowledge

in a variety of subjects. The Explore Program links high school students with mentors who

advance each participant’s skills through real-world experiences. The Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship

awards 7th graders with a four-year scholarship to a high school that fi ts their individual

needs. Yunasa camps unite highly able youngsters with gifted experts to teach campers balance.

IEA believes that, whatever their background, children should be challenged and encouraged to

grow. Financial aid is available for all IEA programs.

For more information, visit www.educationaladvancement.org or call (626) 403-8900.

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF PASADENA

The Junior League of Pasadena (JLP) is celebrating 90 years in the community, and you’re invited

to our free, family friendly, party! Join us at Kidspace Children’s Museum (480 N Arroyo Blvd,

Pasadena 91103) from 6pm to 8pm on June 14th for snacks, refreshments, and entertainment.

The JLP has contributed a great deal to the Pasadena community during our 90-year tenure,

including Kidspace Children’s Museum, the Pasadena Senior Center, docent programs at the

Huntington Library, the Junior Museum at the Norton Simon Museum, and much more. “After

training thousands of volunteers, creating sustainable service projects, and joining forces with

countless numbers of community partners over the past 90 years, the JLP is still going strong.

We’re excited to be a part of this community for the next 90 years!” says Robyn Roesner, 2015-

2016 JLP President.

RSVP for the event is preferred - info@jlpasadena.org

JUSTINE SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES

Justine Sherman & Associates serves the speech-language and educational needs of individuals

throughout the greater San Gabriel Valley community. We design customized treatment plans

with personalized measurable goals achieved through individual therapy sessions or classes

conducted by our certifi ed and licensed speech-language pathologists and supervised aids. Our

collaborative relationship with families, educators and health care professionals ensures the best

opportunity for client success and supports our philosophy of holistic treatment.

www.justineshermanslp.com or (626)355-1729

KABUKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Kabuki is a full-service, casual Japanese restaurant chain with 17 locations in Arizona, California

and Nevada. The restaurants showcase traditional and innovative Japanese cuisine, creative

cocktails and contemporary interior designs. The menu is led by Executive Corporate Chef Masa

Kurihara and offers dishes for the adventurous sushi-lover to the vegetarian-eater. The beverage

program features classic cocktails, wine and beer, as well as inventive sake libations created by

Master Sake Sommelier Yuji Matsumoto. Look for the Red Mask.

88 W. Colorado Blvd., #103. Pasadena, (626) 568-9310

3539 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8963

201 N. San Fernando Road, Burbank, (818) 843-7999

kabukirestaurants.com

KIDS CAN CODE

At KidsCanCode we make computers fun! By looking “under the hood,” kids learn that a computer

is a powerful tool - one they can use to create amazing projects of their own. Imagine building

your own website, creating a video game, or wow-ing your teacher with an amazing science

project. Our classes lay the foundation for a positive relationship with technology. Classes are

available for a variety of ages and experience levels.

Check out our website for a complete list of summer classes and locations at www.kidscancode.org.

KIDS KLUB

Camp Kids Klub empowers your child to explore from the mountains to the sea and everything in

between! Camp Kids Klub’s full day program in Pasadena offers 10 fun-fi lled themed weeks. Each

week, campers attend fi eld trips, swim lessons, and exciting activities! There are also specialty

camps and optional sleepovers that you do not want to miss. We also offer half-day camp options

that include transportation from your child’s summer school! Academic Enrichment Camp

provides formal and engaging education on Math or Spanish from 7:30am-12:00pm. Afternoon

Camp, 12:00pm-6:00pm, includes swim lessons and fi eld trips and the Afterschool Camp option,

2:30pm-6:00pm, provides a shorter, yet fun-fi lled day. Our fun-fi lled camp days include breakfast,

lunch, and snacks!

For more information on our schedule and program please call (626) 795-2501 www.

kidsklubcdc.com.

KIDSPACE

The new Arroyo Adventure at Kidspace Children’s Museum will feature 8 brand-new experiences

that encourage children to connect with nature, engage in adventures, and uncover possibilities

between water and rocks, mud and sticks, and trees and native plantings.Visitors will be able to

climb their way up to the giant Hawk’s Nest where they can let their imaginations soar. The Flood

& Erosion Plain is an opportunity for children to investigate the effects of erosion on their physical

environment by making channels through sand, building small dams, and using rocks and sticks

to control the fl ow of water. Other exhibits will include fun activities such as the ability to build

forts, explore plant life, create unique art pieces, and much more!

For more information, visit www.kidspacemuseum.org.

KITCHEN KID

Cook up delicious fun this summer at Kitchen Kid Cooking Camp!

Join Kitchen Kid for our 8th summer of culinary excitement and kitchen adventures. Young chefs

expand their palates, reinforce academic and social skills, and learn kitchen safety and culinary

fundamentals. All while making new friends, enjoying incredible food, and having fun alongside

our amazing staff! Themes include Tour of Asia, Taste of Summer, Sweets and Savories, and our

popular full-day Restaurant Camp. Multiple kitchen locations in Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Santa

Monica, and the South Bay. Camp open to 1st – 8th grade plus high school CITs.

Limited space available… enroll today! For more information, dates, and registration: KitchenKid.com

camp@kitchenkid.com (310) 450-3462

LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL

2016 Summer Academy & Sports Camp

La Salle High School is dedicated to excellent student performance in academics, arts and athletics.

La Salle Summer Academic Institute is for 5th to 12th graders from June 20 to July 21. Courses

provide opportunities to hone skills and to learn new concepts in the more relaxed environment

of summer. Students earn high school academic credit in some courses, and many courses satisfy

UC standards. Sports camps are available throughout the summer for student athletes.

Call (626) 351-0275. www.lasallehs.org

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Now in its ninth year, Make Music Pasadena, the West Coast’s

largest free music festival, is set for Saturday, June 11, featuring

more than 150 performers playing on six main stages and 30

smaller outdoor stages set up throughout downtown Pasadena.

Judging by last year’s attendance, more than 50,000 people are

expected to attend this year’s festival, which runs from 11 a.m.

to 11 p.m. The program showcases almost every genre, including

electronica, indie and alternative rock, world, folk, Latin, funk, and

jazz. This year’s headliners include Atlas Genius, Bear Hands, The

Mowgli’s, Small Black, Nahko and Medicine for the People.

The Levitt Pavilion offers up outdoor shows in a much more

relaxed and intimate setting than the Rose Bowl, as it brings shows

under the stars to Memorial Park in Old Pasadena. The full summer

schedule has yet to be announced, but early shows include a

production of the African-American version of “The Wizard of Oz,”

“The Wiz,” and the long-popular duo Trout Fishing in America.

Finally, The Rose nightclub at Paseo Colorado is bringing a

constant flow of classic rock and pop stars through town and has a

few particularly impressive shows on tap. “An Evening with Justin

Hayward,” featuring the singular voice of The Moody Blues, takes

place on June 11, while Todd Rundgren hits town on May 4 and

perennially popular standup Sinbad brings the jokes on July 29. ■

Pasadena Symphony-POPS performs at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and

Botanical Gardens, located at 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Call (626) 793-7172

or visit Pasadenasymphony-pops.org.

CalPhil performs at Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Call

(626) 304-0333 or visit calphil.org.

MUSE/IQUE performs on the Great Lawn at Caltech, 1200 E. California Blvd.,

Pasadena. Call (626)539-7085 or visit Muse-ique.com.

The Rose Bowl is located at 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. Call (800) 745-

3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Make Music Pasadena, which is from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June

11, features 150 acts performing on six main stages and 30 smaller stages

scattered throughout parts of Downtown Pasadena. For more information, visit

makemusicpasadena.org

Levitt Pavilion Pasadena is located in Memorial Park, directly behind 85 E. Holly

St., Pasadena. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.

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BY REBECCA KUZINS

BUSY FREEWAYS, HIGH PRICES AND CROWDS OF TOURISTS CAN

DISSUADE MANY FAMILIES FROM LEAVING PASADENA TO VISIT

OUT-OF-TOWN ATTRACTIONS DURING THEIR KIDS’ SUMMER VA-

CATIONS. BUT FAMILIES WILLING TO BRAVE THESE CHALLENGES

CAN ENJOY A WIDE RANGE OF ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS,

INCLUDING SOME OF THE CHOICES LISTED HERE.

THEME PARKS: A flood of visitors is expected to visit Universal

Studios Hollywood (universalstudioshollywood.com) this summer

to see the new six-acre Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which opened

on April 7. The park earlier this year raised its daily ticket prices and

introduced a pricing policy offering discounts to guests who visit on

low-demand days. Under the new policy, a one-day peak-day general

admission can be purchased online for $115; check the park’s website

for additional price information.

Disneyland (disneyland.disney.go.com), the veteran Anaheimbased

theme park, similarly launched a tiered-price policy this year. A

one-day admission costs $95; Southern California residents can buy

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THE LEARNING CASTLE AND LA CANADA PREP

The Learning Castle and La Cañada Prep have been the academic summer alternative in the Los Angeles

area for over 20 years. TLC, servicing 4-year olds through 3rd grade, and LCP, servicing 4th through 8th

grades, provides an individualized curriculum, custom-tailored for each student’s specific needs by teachers

who specialize in a single subject. Review, reinforcement and advancement are not only the primary goals

of The Learning Castle’s and La Cañada Preparatory’s Summer School Program, but also the fundamental

ingredients for a successful transition between grade levels. With small, teacher-to-student ratios focusing

on core subjects, the TLC and LCP program is, year in and year out, the smart choice for summer studies.

The Summer School Program is a six-week educational program divided into two separate threeweek

sessions. (818) 952-8099 – thelearningcastle.com

LEVITT PAVILION

The Levitt Pavilion Pasadena presents an annual summer series of 50 free music concerts, under

the stars, at the historic Memorial Park band shell in the heart of Old Pasadena. This summer marks

our fourteenth season bringing outstanding artists from GRAMMY winners to emerging artists to

our stage. To date, we have provided the community with over 550 outstanding concerts, bringing

people from all walks of life together to enjoy a shared evening of great music, beautiful weather, a

warm and friendly ambiance, and a true feeling of community. Designed to appeal to people of all

ages, backgrounds and tastes, our summer festival entertains audiences of over 70,000 each year.

For our upcoming series please visit www.levittpasadena.org.

MENTOR AVENUE PRESCHOOL

Located in the heart of Pasadena, Mentor Avenue Preschool students are engaged in the joy of discovery.

Everywhere there is fun and excitement while learning through art, science, music, cooking, games and

other activities. Our loving staff encourages independence in the younger students, especially in the area of

potty training, along with healthy eating habits and good table manners. Class projects involve team work in

order to build good social skills. Our innovative approach to the outdoor classroom inspires a natural learning

environment. Mentor Avenue Preschool is a Christian Preschool dedicated to providing quality early childhood

education, while nurturing Christian Values, to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

308 N. Mentor Ave. Pasadena (626) 396-7008 www.mentoravenuepreschool.com

NEON RETRO ARCADE

Retro fun for all ages! Neon Retro Arcade is a reboot of the classic American arcade in the heart of beautiful

Old Pasadena. Their carefully curated collection of 50+ classic video games and pinball machines

spans decades -- think Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede…all the greats! Leave your quarters at home

because Neon’s games are set to “Free Play” so that guests can enjoy unlimited games for the price

of hourly admission. With 80s & 90s music setting the stage for a trip down memory lane, Neon has

perfected the formula for returning guests to a time when life was simpler. Whether you are looking for a

fun family outing or a unique date spot, Neon has something for everyone to enjoy. Game NOT over!

28 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 568-2924 – neonretroarcade.com

THE ODD MARKET

Odd Nights returns to the Autry every 3rd Friday through October bringing even more great family fun

than before. An expanded Kids Area debuting JUMP OFF Live Performances by local bands, 100 curated

vendors. 20 gourmet food trucks, full bar & custom handmade treasures. This vivid culture is perfect for

all ages and families to bring a blanket, folding chairs and kick back for an evening picnic while enjoying the

2.5-acre lawn. This free event is a platform for selected artisans, craftsman, designers, and DIY experts for

showcasing their creations and sharing their secrets. Pets are welcome! Visit theoddmarket.com/autry for

more details. The Autry is located in the heart of Griffith Park right across from the LA ZOO just off the 134

fwy and interstate 5. Free parking and admission for all attendees. 3rd Fridays | 6PM - 11PM PST

4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 90027

PACIFIC HARPS

Australian harpist Carolyn Sykes, has been performing in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United

States for the past 30 years. She came to Los Angeles fi fteen years ago to study for her Masters

Degree at the California Institute of the Arts, and established her private teaching and performing

studio Pacifi c Harps. Nine years ago Carolyn started selling and renting harps and now has the

exclusive west coast dealership for Camac Harps, which is a French harp manufacturing company.

Today she produces events bringing world class harpists of all genres of music to perform in

Pasadena, (see the summer concert series on the website) as well as the upcoming Harp Festival in

November, making Pasadena one of the centers for harps and harp music in the world!

626-791-6262 | www.pacifi charps.com | www.pacifi catlanticharps.com

PACIFIC OAKS CHILDREN’S SCHOOL

Nestled above the Arroyo in a gracious Pasadena neighborhood, Pacifi c Oaks Children’s School has

a 1.5-acre campus featuring majestic oak and olive trees and four original Craftsman-style homes,

housing the schools’ programs. Each classroom opens out into a generous play space where children

can move their learning and exploration from the classroom to the natural world. Learning fl ows

from inside to outside and back again. This village-like setting plays such a central role in children’s

development that some refer to it as the “third teacher.” Founded on the principles of social justice and

inclusion, and committed to experiential child-centered education, the school has expressed these

values for 70 years. Summertime at Pacifi c Oaks offers half-days from 9-12pm, a lunch bunch from

12 – 2pm, and full-days from 8:15 – 5:30pm for two- to fi ve-year-olds.

For more information on our summer session beginning on June 22, call (626) 529-8011 or visit

pacifi coakschildrensschool.org.

PASADENA CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET

Tuesdays -Villa Parke Center | Saturdays - Victory Park

Enjoy fresh local fruits, vegetables and farm products! If you have never been to a Farmers Market, you

are in for a real treat. You’ll love the experience of buying directly from the farmer that grows the food.

What you’ll love even more is the fresh, delicious taste of locally grown, nutritious fruits, vegetables and

farm products. Our certified vendors only sell what they grow. Or, to put it another way, they won’t sell

you anything that they did not grow. You know where your food came from and who grew it for you! The

market is cash only, and we accept EBT (Electronic Benefi t Transfer). Open rain or shine.

Call (626) 449-0179 or visit pasadenafarmersmarket.org.

PASADENA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Summer Fun and Learning at Pasadena Christian School!

Whether you are looking for an academic program to keep skills sharp over the summer or if you want to

learn a new instrument, play a sport, or just have fun, Pasadena Christian School is offering something for

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everyone. In addition to programs for kids entering 1st through 8th grade, Pasadena Christian Preschool

has full day and half day options for preschoolers 2-5 and those starting TK or Kindergarten in the Fall.

Info and registration forms at: www.pasadenachristian.org

PASADENA EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Explore, Create, and Learn at the PEF Summer Enrichment Program

The Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Summer Enrichment Program is in its 13th year of providing a

fun and engaging opportunity for kids to explore, create, and learn. This year they offer more than 100

unique classes on 5 different campuses, including drama, art, math, creative writing, chess, robotics, and

foreign language immersion classes. Their summer team of teachers are all fantastic educators who want

to see your child discover a love of learning while preparing them for the upcoming school year. New and

returning classes include Snappy Circuits, Creative Cooking, Coding 101, Minecraft, GLEE Kids, Biology

and Design, Mandarin Immersion Science Discovery, the always popular Introduction to Kindergarten

and First Grade classes, and more. Prep classes for incoming 9th-12th graders, too.

(626) 396-3625 Register online: www.pased.org/summer

PASADENA LANGUAGE CENTER

Learn a new language and discover a new culture with Pasadena Language Center’s summer classes

for adults and children. Choose from 30 different languages. Our interactive programs include:

Weekly classes, Intensive classes, Weekend Intensive classes, Full Immersion classes, Kids Language

Summer Camp, Private classes, Language Tutoring. Our instructors are native speakers with

a vast experience in teaching their language. Affordable prices.

46 Smith Alley, Suite 240 Pasadena, CA 9110 (626) 844-5003 www.pasadenalanguage.com

PASADENA LAUNDRY

PASADENA LAUNDRY has been a community favorite Laundromat and Drop Off Fluff and Fold

store for over a decade. Winning Reader Recommended “Best of Pasadena”. It has recently been

expanded and upgraded. It’s bigger with many more state of the art washers and dryers. It has

always offered free WiFi, large new TV’s, plenty of parking, and friendly attendants. No quarters

needed, it’s a laundry card store. Try the professional and convenient Fluff and Fold service. It is

proudly owned by a local family. 6am – 10pm – 7 days –

2585 E. Colorado Blvd. Between Altadena and San Gabriel (626) 744-2948

PASADENA POPS

Join Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS for their one-of-a-kind, popular

summer concert series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. There’s something for everyone in the

2016 Sierra Auto Summer Pops series, from the red-hot season opener on June 18 with First Ladies

of Song, paying tribute to the music of Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney and Peggy Lee, to a night of

sing-along favorites with the Music of Billy Joel on July 9. Michael Feinstein returns to sing the best of

Ol’ Blue Eyes for the Sinatra Project Vol. 2 on July 30, and gives you a backstage pass into the world

of one of the greats with Cole Porter Night on August 20. In typical Feinstein fashion, he’s planned a

spectacular season closer on September 10 with a salute to the movie magic of Warner Bros. Don’t

miss the best outdoor dinner party in town with these fi ve concerts sure to make your summer sizzle.

Buy your tickets today at PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org or call (626) 793-7172.

PASADENA WALDORF - WALDORF KINDERGARTEN

Each class provides a grounding rhythmic fl ow of seasonally-inspired daily activity, including circle

time, songs, indoor and outdoor play, as well as a healthy meal together. The mission of Pasadena

Waldorf School’s Kindergarten Program is to enliven the young child’s imagination and strengthen

the ability to engage in healthy and productive activity. The importance of play is a guiding principle

within Waldorf Early Childhood Education.

Pasadena Waldorf School is hosting a Kindergarten Open House Saturday, May 21st. To attend

please RSVP to admissions@pasadenawaldorf.org

PCC FLEA MARKET

The PCC Flea Market is known primarily for selling antiques and collectibles, with the products

ranging all the way from high-end antiques to rummage sale type items. The market houses over

450 vendors located in parking lots along the east side of campus (Bonnie Ave. from Colorado to Del

Mar) and in the lot located on the West side of campus at the corner of Hill and Del Mar.

The vendors include the best record show in Southern California. Over 70 record vendors offering

items ranging from the big bands to present day performers, are located in in the 4th fl oor of the

parking structure on Bonnie Ave. The market is traditionally held on the fi rst Sunday of the month

from 8:00AM- 3:00PM and admission is FREE. Parking can be found for $2 in the parking structure

located on Del Mar. Lastly, but far from least, the proceeds from every Pasadena City College Flea

Market benefi t student scholarships and student activities.

PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOPS

Performing Arts Workshops, voted the BEST camp in LA Parent Magazine. Kids spend their SPRING

BREAK and SUMMER DAYS in any of PAW’s award-winning camps, including: Musical Theater,

Guitar, Filmmaking, Stage F/X Makeup, Magic, or Photography! Campers are led by nurturing,

skilled instructors who work together to bring out the best in each child. To join, all a child needs

is a curiosity and a passion for performing, whether they are novices or seasoned thespians. This

year, kids will perform: TEEN BEACH MUSICAL, JUNGLE BOOK, SLEEPING BEAUTY, CHARLIE &

THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, and ALICE IN WONDERLAND. PAW truly provides the ultimate “Arts”

experience from rehearsal to performance. Each show is free and open to family and friends. Locations

include Pasadena, Studio City, Northridge and LA!

www.PerformingArtsWorkshops.com - (310) 827-8827

PROJECT SCIENTIST

Project Scientist offers a Summer STEM Academy at Caltech and year-round STEM Expeditions

when school is closed for holidays or in-service days. Girls are immersed in STEM, learning from

a tailored curriculum facilitated by highly skilled educators, hands-on experiments, fi eld trips, and

interactions with female STEM role models. We serve girls ages 4-12, and provide them with a community

of like-minded individuals who enjoy exploring through the sciences and celebrating their accomplishments.

“I loved that Addison came home referring to herself as a scientist and talking about

experimenting and not being afraid to keep trying. I’ve tried to instill that in her in the past— but

camp made it click! There is a whole new confi dence. She’s always loved these things but her time at

Project Scientist gave her a sense of seeing herself as a scientist and explorer… THANK YOU!!”

-Project Scientist parent, Julia

www.projectscientist.org

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ducing any new rides this year, but plans to open an attraction set on a

Star Wars-themed planet a few years from now.

Located in nearby Buena Park, Knott’s Berry Farm (knotts.

com) this summer will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Ghost Town

with the introduction of Ghost Town Alive! an interactive experience

featuring stories and adventures set in Calico town, and the restored

“GhostRider” trains. Knott’s also recently opened the remodeled Mrs.

Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant. One-day tickets can be purchased

at the gate for $72.

Six Flags Magic Mountain (sixflags.com/magicmountain)

recently added the New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster to its

attractions. Riders wearing wireless headsets will be able to view a

virtual world with images synchronized to the roller coaster’s movement.

Gate prices for tickets range from $51.99 to $76.99, while tickets

purchased online three days in advance cost $51.99. .

Pasadenans sweltering in the summer heat have long sought relief

at the beach. This summer local residents can travel to the ocean

without encountering massive traffic jams and costly parking prices,

thanks to Metro Rail. On May 20, the extended Expo Line will begin

service, with the final stop at the Santa Monica Pier. It won’t be the

easiest train ride; Pasadenans who begin their trip on the Gold Line to

Union Station will need to transfer to the red or purple line, stopping at

the 7th Street/Metro Center station to board the Expo Line. But many

residents may find the lengthy train ride preferable to the bumper-tobumper

traffic along Pacific Coast Highway. Consult Metro’s website

at metro.net/# for additional information about the subway system.

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MUSEUMS: The Pasadena area has so many great museums that

local residents often forget there are many other museums throughout

Los Angeles County. Three of the county’s family-friendly museums

are located in Exposition Park. The Museum of Natural History

(nhm.org) is dinosaur central for the county, with more than 300 fossils

and 20 complete dinosaur and sea creature skeletons displayed

at Dinosaur Hall. A related exhibited about pterosaurs — prehistoric

creatures that flew with their fingers when dinosaurs dominated the

land — will be displayed from July 3 through October 2. Summer

is also the best time to see some of the museum’s outdoor exhibits,

including the Butterfly Pavilion, home to 30 native North American

butterfly species and a variety of plants. General admission is $12 for

adults; $9 for students and adults 62 or older; $5 for children 3 to 12;

and free for children 2 or younger.

Visitors to the nearby California Science Center (californiasciencecenter.org)

can see Space Shuttle Endeavour and learn about the

spacecraft’s scientific accomplishments and connections to Southern

California. Timed reservations to see Endeavour are required on

weekends, holidays and special events; visitors can buy tickets to see

both Endeavour and the museum’s other exhibits or to only see the

Endeavor exhibit. Some of those exhibits include Journey to Space,

which recreates the challenges of living and working in space, and

information about humans in space, space missions to the planets, and

stars and telescopes.

Exposition Park is also home to the California African American

Museum (caamuseum.org). Two new exhibits are scheduled to

be on display from May 11 through Sept 18: “Oh Snap! West Coast Hip

Hop Photography” is a collection of photos focusing on hip hop artists

who were prominent in the 1990s. “Reflections on the Self: Selections

from the Permanent Collection” presents the wide range of techniques

and media that artists have used to depict the human form. Admission

to the museum is free.

Dinosaurs are not the only prehistoric creatures showcased at a

local museum; La Brea Tar Pits & Museum (tarpits.org) focuses on

the mammals that lived at Rancho La Brea between 11,000 and 50,000

years ago. Since 1906 scientists have excavated more than 1 million

bones from more than 230 species at the tar pits site, which can be

viewed by visitors. The nearby museum provides additional information,

including screenings of “Titans of the Ice Age,” a 3-D movie, and

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RENAISSANCE ACADEMY

Renaissance Academy is a Kindergarten -12th Grade private school which provides a strong academic

program. We are also fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

(WASC).

Our school’s academic standards surpass national standards at every level. We also have a very

strong basketball program, performing arts and music program. SAT & TOEFL Prep classes are

offered as part of our curriculum to our high school students.

Renaissance Academy issues I-20 visas to foreign students throughout the world. Students studying

English as a Second Language have the opportunity to learn reading and writing fundamentals

concurrent with life experience using the language in everyday settings.

Graduates of Renaissance Academy are accepted at the University of their choice within the United

States and abroad!

Contact Sabrina at (626) 765-9358

SAN MARINO COMMUNITY THEATER CAMP

Join us this summer for RICHARD SEYMOUR’S 9TH ANNUAL SUMMER THEATER CAMP Presented

by SAN MARINO COMMUNITY THEATER COMPANY for children ages 5-15 in a production of the

great American Musical “OKLAHOMA!” Seymour’s productions are renowned for providing a

comprehensive theatrical experience in fully staged productions with costumes, sets, orchestra

and a team of professional directors, musicians and stage technicians. Summer Camp begins

June 6 through Friday, July 8, M-F 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Hill-Harbison House in San Marino. 3

performances Friday, July 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 9 at 1:00 p.m.

To enroll please visit San Marino Community Theater Company website www.smctc.us and

download the application or Call Patti Mashikian, (626) 298-2138! Tickets will also be available

online at www.smctc.us starting in June.

SAUTE ACADEMY

Summer Culinary Camp 2016

Saute Culinary Academy offers a unique culinary experience to children ages 8 to 14. Little chefs

will learn basics in kitchen safety, proper food handling, food preparation, presentation, cooking

and baking techniques and much more. Classes are taught by professional chefs.

Chef Alex Reyes and Chef Julie Valenta

WHO MAY ATTEND Children 8 through 14 who are interested in exploring the culinary arts. Includes

chef’s hat, apron and recipes to take home.

CLASS SIZE Smaller class size means greater opportunity to interact. No more than 16 children per

class. Campers will work in groups to prepare multiple recipes each day.

REGISTRATION Summer Camp Session Dates: June 13th - August19th. Monday through Friday -

9:00am to 12:30pm $250 per week

Call (626) 429-2323 or email: sauteacademy@gmail.com

SCI-ARC

SCI-Arc – Every summer, SCI-Arc organizes two independent programs—Making+Meaning and

Design Immersion Days—dedicated to anyone interested in the discipline of architecture. From

those gauging their interest and curiosity in architecture to those beginning an architecture degree,

both programs are a platform for individual learning in a collective environment. Making+Meaning

is a college-level four-week summer program that introduces the principles of architecture in a

hands-on exploration of spatial experimentation, design methodologies and the creative process.

Design Immersion Days is a four-week summer program devoted to introducing high school

students to architecture and design. Participants are offered the opportunity to explore careers in

architecture and design.

(213) 356-5320, admissions@sciarc.edu - www.sciarc.edu

SIERRA MADRE PLAYHOUSE

There is gold to be discovered in our hills and summer may be just the time to mine it at the Sierra

Madre Playhouse. Start with a beautiful production of Tennessee Williams’ classic, The Glass

Menagerie. SMP Artistic Director Christian Lebano has brought together an extraordinary cast

and creative team for Williams’ “memory play.” May 6 through June 19. Add our summer musical

opening July 8, the hilarious and heartfelt, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee directed by

Robert Marra who directed Always….Patsy Cline. And sprinkle in two concerts by emerging artists

from the Colburn Conservatory, the sleight of hand of magician, John Carney on June 10 & 11, and

our free reading series the last Monday of every month. You’ll be rich!

Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 (626) 355-4318

SOCAPA

Join the next generation of visual and performing artists at SOCAPA, the School of Creative and

Performing Arts. With summer intensives in Filmmaking, Acting, Dance, Music and Photography,

and campuses in New York, California and Vermont, there’s no excuse for not taking action! Los

Angeles campus at Occidental College in Eagle Rock. Ages, 13-18. Start dates: June 19, June 26,

July 10 or July 31. Call for 10-20% discounts for CA residents:

(800) 718-2787. www.socapa.org

SOUTHWESTERN ACADEMY

Southwestern Academy is a college preparatory, independent, boarding/day school, offering middle

& high school instruction. We welcome American and international students to our two distinct

campuses located in San Marino, California, and Rimrock, Arizona. For 93 years, students, alumni,

teachers and staff alike consider Southwestern home. We offer programs to strengthen students

through small classes - normally of eight to twelve students - with personalized lessons, achievement

grouping, safe environments, and especially by supporting student achievements through an

involved, nurturing, caring staff who create an environment for individual student success. We’re

looking for intelligent, active young people who are ready to participate in the school’s varied activities

and classes. We also welcome your application if you’re not experiencing success or fulfi llment

in school, but are willing to try to do better work with our support.

We invite you to fi nd out more about Southwestern Academy at www.southwesternacademy.

edu, “Where you Belong.”

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

The Southern California Shakespeare Festival - Welcome to the Twelfth season of the, SCSF. This

year SCSF will present William Shakespeare’s As You Like It directed by guest director Stephanie

Courtney. We hope you will continue to support SCSF as you have done throughout our last eleven

seasons of producing sold-out Shakespeare for the Pomona community and the Inland Empire. The

Southern California Shakespeare Festival, SCSF, is a professional AEA, Actors’ Equity Association

company, in residence at Cal Poly Pomona, with guest AEA actors, student actors and designers

from Cal Poly Pomona’s Department of Theatre and New Dance. SCSF operates under the Los

Angeles Actor’s Equity Association 99 seat plan. Our Twelfth season runs Saturday nights at 8:00

p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Opening weekend is September 24th and 25th with our annual Gala

on September 24th. Our Gala has an array of raffl e prizes and a reception immediately following the

performance.

You can get further information by calling (909) 869-3987 or by visiting our website at: www.

southerncaliforniashakespearefestival.org

SPEF SUMMER SCHOOL

Have fun while preventing summer learning loss at SPEF’s popular K-12 Summer School program.

Elementary and Intermediate has over 100 classes available and students can choose up to 5

classes a day in areas such as Robotics, Science, Reading and Writing, Sports, Arts, Theater,

Math and more. High School can gain advanced credits in classes such as Health, Graphic Design,

Photography, Driver’s Ed, Band, Computers, PE, Psychology, Biology as well as History, Civics and

Economics. Recover grades in Math I Algebra I & II, Geometry and Math Analysis, English, Biology

and U.S. and World History. Prepare for classes such as Prep for AP Chemistry, Math I and II,

Academic Decathlon, and Algebra II.

Online registration is now available! Classes start June 20. For information go www.SPEF4kids.

org or call (626) 441.5810x1163.

SPEF SUMMER CAMPS

A.C. GREEN BASKETBALL CAMP-Campers will be challenged on and off the court, practicing

basketball skills, as well as participating in leadership and character development.

NEXT GENERATION CODING CAMP - A coding boot camp that gives students an introduction to the

world of computer science.

GOLF ACADEMY CAMP - learn the fundamentals of golf as well as advanced skill building for more

experienced golfers.

SPEF ART CAMP - spend a week exploring your artistic side while working with a variety of materials

and styles.

SPANISH IMMERSION ART CAMP - students continue their Spanish language development while

having fun with theater arts, visual art and dance

SOCCER CAMP- work on your soccer skills while getting outside and working off that summer

energy. Foot work, positioning, offense and defense strategies and scrimmaging will be included.

Online registration now available! For information go www.SPEF4kids.org or call (626) 441-

5810 x1163.

ST. MONICA ACADEMY

St. Monica Academy, an independent, Catholic, coeducational school for grades 1-12, is at the

forefront of a renaissance in classical education, a time-honored method of teaching that inspires

students to excel academically and morally. Founded by parents in 2001, the school provides 242

students in grades 1-12 with an academically rigorous education using a classical curriculum.

Due to a steady growth in enrollment, St. Monica’s moved to the campus of Holy Redeemer Parish

in Montrose in the summer of 2015. The newly renovated school site features a spacious elementary

school building, new classrooms for the high school, new landscaping, a computer lab, library,

science lab, new playground, and expansive outdoor space.

Check out our website today at www.stmonicaacademy.com or call to schedule a tour. St.

Monica Academy, grades 1-12 - 2361 Del Mar Road, Montrose, CA 91020m (818) 369-7310 -

www.stmonicaacademy.com Director of Admissions: Mrs. Erin Talbot

SUMMER OF SURF

Summer of Surf is a small beach camp serving the Altadena and Pasadena area for ages 7+ for the

past 4 years. We provide transportation to and from Santa Monica where we offer an array of beach

activities including Boogie-boarding and Surfi ng. Our focus is on providing a safe and supportive

atmosphere for your child to grow and develop their skills in the ocean, whether they are brand new

to the ocean or they are an experienced surfer. We also wanted to provide a space where kids could

enjoy their Summer break at the beach with friends. We pride ourselves on having a dedicated team

that provides the highest quality personalized experience in the safest conditions possible.

www.summerofsurf.com (818)433-2694

YWCA OF PASADENA

Our all-girl camp builds self-esteem and new friendships, explores new ideas, develops fresh skills,

and empowers girls to dream big. Our focus is to allow girls to have opportunities that expand their

possibilities, especially in the areas of STEM, higher education, and social justice. Activities have

included tours of CalTech and Cal Poly Pomona, the Getty and the Norton Simon Museum, Beach

Trips, Empowerment Workshops, Guest Speakers, Cooking Classes, Group Discussions, and an

end-of-session trip to Knott’s Berry Farm! Girls will also be able to go behind-the-scenes at the

Huntington Library and Gardens every Friday through our partnership with the Huntington.

50 N. Hill Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106 (626) 296-8433 jliu@ywca-pasadena.org

VENTURA COUNTY

Ventura County – is the place to be this summer!

From cool ocean breezes to pink moments at sunset in Ojai.

Experience an Escape to Fun.

Ventura Harbor – venturaharborVillage.com

Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard –channelislandsharbor.org

July 4th Street Fair in Ventura- City of ventura.net/streetfairs

Music Under the Stars –Saturday concerts at Los Olivas Adobe – City of Ventura.net/mus

Ventura Music Festival July 15-17 & 22-24 –VenturaMusicFestival.org

Island Packers- Channel Islands excursions, whale watching& more. – IslandPackers.com

Fillmore & Western – Diesel & Steam train rides, dinners – www.fwry.com

The Lavender Inn, Historic Ojai Bed & Breakfast- lavenderinn.com

Ojai Wine Festival, Sunday June 12, Lake Casitas-OjaiWineFestival.com ■

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The Good

Word

LOCAL PUBLISHERS PRESENT A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL

WORKS IN TIME FOR SUMMER

BY REBECCA KUZINS

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industry — the time when many readers prefer lightweight titles

that can be read while at the beach or on vacation. But this summer

Pasadena booksellers and publishers plan to introduce some titles

that defy the easy-reading category.

One of the more serious new books is “Becoming Earth,” scheduled

to be released in May by Red Hen Press, a Pasadena-based independent

publisher. Essayist, poet and marine biologist Eva Saulitis recounts

how two years of living with metastatic cancer led her to mediate on

the nature of wildness. Saulitis says she eventually recognized that “living

is not separate from dying. It is not yet time to dig a grave, but time

to wander the woods, seeking a good site.”

Red Hen plans to release four other books this summer: “LA

Fiction Anthology” is a collection of short stories written by

Southern California authors, including T.C. Boyle, Ron Carlson,

Judith Freeman and Percival Everett. Lori Tobias’ novel

“Wander,” set in a fictional rural community in Alaska in the

1980s, tells the story of Patrice “Pete” Nash, a young journalist

who becomes friendly with another man when she spends the winter

without her husband.

“Six” is Julie Marie Wade’s collection of six interconnected poems

that, according to the publisher’s catalog, plumb “six essential aspects

of human experience that have shaped us all: art, language, desire,

vocation, faith, and life-changing love.” Wade has written several other

books, including “Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures,” which won the

Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Memoir. Another poetry

collection, Kathleen Driskell’s “Blue Etiquette,” was inspired

by Emily Post’s 1922 edition of book “Etiquette” and focuses

on the interactions between wealthy members of society and

their servants.

Prospect Park Books, another Pasadena-based publisher,

this summer will release three new books by local

authors. “This Side of Providence” is the second novel by Rachel M.

Harper, an Altadena writer. Publisher Colleen Dunn Bates describes

the book as a “heartbreaking yet ultimately hopeful story

of a Puerto Rican immigrant family in Providence,

R.I.” Restauranteur and baker

Christine Moore, who owns the Little

Flower Candy Co. and Lincoln eateries

in Pasadena, and her pastry chef Cecilia

Leung share their recipes for cookies,

cakes, breads and other baked goods

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Naomi Hirahara

PHOTO: Tim Hetherington

Sebastian Junger

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in “Little Flower Baking.”

In addition, Prospect Park will launch “Sayonara Slam” at

Vroman’s Bookstore on May 2 at 7 p.m. The novel is the sixth in a

planned series of seven mysteries written by Pasadena writer Naomi

Hirahara, who grew up in Altadena. That city is the home of her

fictional sleuth Mas Arai, an elderly semi-retired gardener, who in the

new book solves the mysterious death of a sportswriter who drops

dead during a baseball game at Dodger Stadium.

Jennifer Ramos, Vroman’s promotional director, says the store’s

book buyer is especially excited about two summer releases: “The

Last Painting of Sara de Vos” by Dominic Smith and “The Sport of

Kings” by C.E. Morgan. Smith’s novel combines the story of Sara de

Vos, a 17th- century Dutch artist, with the tale of a 1950s art historian

who painted a forgery of one of de Vos’ paintings. “The Sport of

Kings,” Morgan’s debut novel, tells the story of thoroughbred horse

owners Henry Forge and his daughter Henrietta, who team with Allmon

Shaughnessy, an ambitious young black man, to breed a Triple

Crown-winning filly.

Numerous authors will be discussing and signing their new books

at Vroman’s this summer. Journalist Sebastian Junger, best known

for his book “The Perfect Storm” and his documentary films about

the war in Afghanistan, will preview “Tribe: On Homecoming and

Belonging” at noon on June 5. Best-selling science writer Mary Roach

will talk about “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” at a

ticketed event to be held at All Saints Church on June 17 at 7 p.m.

Among the other authors set to appear at Vroman’s are Justin

Cronin, “City of Mirrors” (June 5 at 4 p.m.); Emma Straub, “Modern

Lovers” (June 6 at 7p.m.); Susan Branch, “Martha’s Vineyard, Isle

of Dreams,” the second book in a three-part memoir (June 8 at 6:30

p.m.); actor and chef Freddie Prinze Jr., “Back to the Kitchen” (June 11

at 3 p.m.); Janet Evanovich, “The Pursuit” (signing only, June 22 at 7

p.m.) and Don Miguel Ruiz Jr., “Mastery of Self” (July 20 at 7 p.m.). ■


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A

STYLE

All Its

Own

IN ADDITION TO BEING BLESSED WITH MARVELOUS WEATHER AND AN

ABUNDANCE OF CULTURAL AND THEATRICAL ATTRACTIONS, PASADE-

NA RESIDENTS ARE ALSO FORTUNATE TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE FINEST

LOCAL CLOTHIERS ADEPT AT KEEPING PACE WITH THE LATEST IN RETAIL

CLOTHING SALES.

PASADENA SHOPS AND BOUTIQUES SHOWCASE

THE LATEST SUMMER FASHIONS

BY SHEILA MENDES COLEMAN

Every season, Pasadena’s fine shops and boutiques present the best and

brightest of summer fashion. Beyond trendy, these magnificent shops are truly

trend-setting, with an eclectic offering that ranges from formal and sophisticated

to casual and funky.

Take advantage of early-season opportunities to stock up on warm-weather

staples, such as tanks and shorts, as well as the much sought-after flowing

and floaty sundresses in both maxi and mini style. This summer, as in spring,

expect designer collections in a variety of vibrant hues and patterns. Rompers,

boy’s shorts and cropped-tops are in demand for casual wear, as are pencil

skirts that can be layered or worn with structured or loose-fitting wraps and

transition well into a sophisticated evening look.

Bold geometric designs in blocky prints continue to trend, along with

dresses and tops in asymmetrical cuts. Cultivating a relationship with sales

staff at favorite shops to stay abreast of new arrivals and upcoming clearances

is always a smart idea, since many in-demand items can be found for a fraction

of the price when purchased on specific sale days. These items go quickly,

however, so be prepared to act promptly and decisively.

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HEAVENLY COUTURE

36 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 585-8008 | heavenlycouture.com

This divine shop aspires to take the search for affordable, popular

styles to a higher plane. Heavenly Couture offers an eclectic, hip selection

of extremely well-priced clothing and accessories. As much for

the fashionista on a budget as for the high-end shopper, this charming

boutique has something for everyone, including exercise clothes and

handbags. Expect courteous assistance from an attentive staff eager

to steer you toward the best deals. Most items are under $16, so also

expect to find significant bargains on sought-after summer pieces, as

well as out-of-season and clearance items.

ANTHROPOLOGIE

35 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena

(626) 397-2819 | anthropologie.com

Finally, a chain clothing store that exhibits a real commitment

to customer satisfaction in areas ranging from in-store and online

purchases to shipping, returns and inventory. Anthropologie’s national

status allows it to respond quickly to changing or emerging trends

in fashion and customers can always expect the latest, high-quality

collections from favored designers with offerings in a wide selection of

colors, along with a polite, professional and knowledgeable staff.

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IL TEATRO

54 S. De Lacey Ave., Pasadena

(626) 796-2313

Jewelry lovers beware! One step inside this chic store will leave

you fated to return. Il Teatro is even more beloved for their extensive

jewelry collection than for their affordable textile collections, which

include summer’s most sought-after casual and semi-formal designs

— often available at discount prices. Customer reviews consistently

sing the praises of this popular shop that makes elegance affordable.

MADEWELL — PASADENA

126 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 792-1261 | madewell.com

Beside its fabulous collection of denim and T-shirts, Madewell is

also renowned for its singular style and attention to the varying trends.

Customers continue to flock back to this unique shop because they

offer a wide variety of colors, sizes and styles for popular items, as

well as a well-stocked inventory and a sales staff that makes customer

satisfaction a top priority. Whether online or in-store, Madewell’s sale

items can offer significant discounts from their already reasonably

priced items. Plus, it’s one of the few stores to offer a teacher discount.

ATELIER FEMME

1033 E. Green St., Pasadena

(626) 793-1200 | atelierfemme.com

Stylish selections of smart separates and ensembles from topnotch

designers are the main attraction at this marvelous gem of a

shop. Atelier Femme remains a local and regional favorite because

of its attention to each fashion trend — as well as its commitment to

customer service. Owner Sandy Potter fulfilled her dream of opening

a women’s clothing boutique; “I wanted to create a place where

women could find clothes that would make them look great and feel

good about themselves.” Indeed, her mission has so far been wildly

successful, and Atelier Femme consistently boasts an exciting selection

of new arrivals, while still appreciating the timelessness of classic

pieces. Shoppers can also expect to find an impressive selection of

accessories and gift items.

THERAPY

65 E. Holly St., Pasadena

(626) 568-9905 | shoptherapypasadena.com

It’s a well-known fact that shopping can have curative powers.

Therapy embraces this philosophy and customers will be enamored

with their fabulous designs that are sure to transition easily from

trendy to timeless. It’s one of many reasons why visitors regularly flock

to this haven for the well-dressed. Possessing a youthful vibe with a

sophisticated edge, Therapy’s summer collection is the best of cuttingedge

summer style. Aside from their luscious selection of dreamy,

loose-fitting tops in exotic designs and lighter-than-air fabrics that

pair perfectly with rolled-up boyfriend jeans, customers will also find

handbags, jackets and that perfect pair of shoes to complete the look

for a casually elegant outing.

This summer, like every summer, Pasadena fashion makes a

statement all its own. It’s a singular style that is, at times, jaunty and

carefree, yet still possesses a sense of refinement and grace. Whether

dressing for a lazy day at a fun-filled backyard barbeque or a night on

the town, Pasadena’s charming boutiques and shops are quite simply a

reflection of the diverse and cultivated citizenry they serve so well. ■

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Sweet

Summer

Sounds

Gian-Carla Tisera

MUSIC WILL FILL THE AIR IN PASADENA THIS SUMMER

BY JOHN SOLLENBERGER

Danny Holt

Boston Court Performing Arts Center

70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena

(626) 683-6883

bostoncourt.com

May 13 — The Peter Smith Trio: Too Marvelous for Words

May 14 — The Isaura Quartet: Microfest: Slightly Irregular

Tuning

May 20 — Nadia Shpachenko and Danny Holt: Piano

Spheres Satellite Artists Concert

May 21 — The CJS Quintet: Feeling the Beat with Chuck

Johnson and Friends

May 28 — California String Quartet with Diana Tash, Mezzo-

Soprano: Music of Sergei Taneyev and Jack Heggie

June 3 — Wild Up: Work: Lineea Powell and Andrianne Pope

June 4 — UCLA Camarades with Pianist Neal Stulberg: Music

from the West Side

July 8 — Piano Spheres: Vicki Ray: New Music for a New Era

July 9 — Gian-Carla Tisera: Salsa is Not Necessarily Sex

July 15 — People Inside Electronics: Altered States

July 16 — Josh Nelson Band: The Discovery Project: The Sky

Remains

July 22 — Hollywood Revisited: A Musical Revue

Sept. 23 — Armenian Public Radio: The New Sounds of

Armenia Rising

Sept. 24 — We the Folk: Fiddling around Los Angeles

Sept. 30 — The B Band: Recomposing Mahler for the 21st

Century

California Philharmonic

Santa Anita Park

285 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia

(626) 304-0333

calphil.com

June 25 — All American

July 9 — At the Movies

July 23 — Classical Rock

Aug. 6 — Center Stage

Aug. 20 — The Planets

The Isaura Quartet

Descanso Gardens Music on the Main

1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge

(818) 949-4200

descansogardens.org

June 9 — Billy Mitchell

June 16 — Louie Cruz Beltran

June 23 — Danny Janklow featuring the Sarah Reich Jazz

Tap Project

June 30 — Betty Bryant

July 7 — Nolan Shaheed

July 14 — Heartbeat Brazil

July 21 — Mark Christian Miller

July 28 — New West Guitar Group with Sara Gazarek

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Dustbowl Revival

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Descanso Gardens World Rhythms Series

June 7 — Malaya Filipino American Dance Arts and Pakaraguian

Kulintang Ensemble

June 14 — Varimezov Family Band

June 21 — Armenian Dance Center

June 28 — Kim Eung Hwa Korean Dance Academy

July 5 — La Chamba

July 12 — ADAAWE

July 19 — Eduardo Martinez y su Palo Cuero

July 26 — MoForró

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Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park

85 E. Holly St., Pasadena

(626) 683-3230

levittpavilionpasadena.org

Free concerts featuring a wide array of musical styles

run June 26 through Sept. 24, Thursdays through Sundays

through Aug. 21, Fridays through Sundays thereafter.

June 26 — TBD

June 30 — Tim & the Space Cadets

July 1 — Jai Uttal

July 2 — Dustbowl Revival

July 3 — Bobby Rodriguez Latin Jazz

July 7 — The Wiz

July 8 — Brightside

July 9 — Area 51

July 10 — Tizer

July 14 — Trout Fishing In America

July 15 — Darlingside

July 16 — Ricardo Lemvo

July 17 — Double G Big Band

July 21 — Steve Songs


Bob Baker Marionettes

July 22 — Billy Strings

July 23 — Albert Lee

July 24 — Louie Cruz Beltran

July 28 — Rhythm Child

July 29 — David Lindley

July 30 — Peter Asher with Billy Kramer and Denny Laine

July 31 — Billy Mitchell

Aug. 4 — Party Animals

Aug. 5 — Dark

Aug. 6 — Al Croce

Aug. 7 — Jamison Ross

Aug. 11 — Lucky Diaz 7 the Family Jam Band

Aug. 12 — Quetzal

Aug. 13 — TBD

Aug. 14 — Doug MacLeod

Aug. 18 — Bob Baker Marionettes

Aug. 19 — Karla Bonoff

Aug. 20 — Yuval Ron

Aug. 21 — Claudia Linnear and the New Ashgrove Players;

The Chambers Brothers

Aug. 26 — Latin BMI Summer Nights

Aug. 27 — Afro Funk

Aug. 28 — California Feetwarmers

Sept. 2 — TBD

Sept. 3 — Mariachi Divas

Sept. 4 — Pete Escovedo

Sept. 9 — Sara Watkins

Sept. 10 — TBD

Sept. 11 — Barbara Morrison

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Michael Feinstein

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Sept. 16 — Latin BMI Summer Nights

Sept. 17 — Glen Phillips

Sept. 18 — Laith Al-Saadi and Jimmy Vivino

Sept. 23 — TBD

Sept. 24 — Element Band

Sept. 25 — Levitt Pavilion Benefi t Concert with act TBD

Make Music Pasadena

Various locations, Pasadena

makemusicpasadena.org

June 11 — The annual, free event features more than 150

performances by dozens of bands on fi ve main stages and

more than 30 additional venues from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

through 20 blocks in Old Pasadena and downtown Pasadena.

Visit the Web site for the full schedule.

Pasadena Symphony & POPS

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

(626) 793-7172

pasadenasymphony-pops.org

June 18 — First Ladies of Song

July 9 — Music of Billy Joel

July 30 — Sinatra Project Volume 2

Aug. 20 — Cole Porter Night

Sept. 10 — A Salute to Warner Brothers

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Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena

Summer Concert Series

Farnsworth Park

568 E. Mount Curve Ave., Altadena

(626) 798-6335

altadenasheriffs.org

July 9 — Tribute group TBA

July 16 — Hollywood Hillbillies play Willie Nelson/Merle

Haggard

July 23 — Tribute group TBA

July 30 — Tribute group TBA

Aug. 6 — Tribute group TBA

Aug. 13 — Upstream Tribute to Bob Marley and More

Aug. 20 — Nowhere Man Tribute to the Beatles

Aug. 27 — Whiskey Hayride Tribute to Credence

Clearwater Revival ■


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