Children’s Charity Hillsides Opens Remodeled Recreation Room

first_img Business News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. center column 3 Children’s Charity Hillsides Opens Remodeled Recreation Room From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 1:06 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Left to right: Tori Mordecai, one of the donors who helped fund the new recreation room at Hillsides, and Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa at the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting ceremony to dedicate the redesigned room.Football anyone? How about a game of air hockey or ping pong?These are some of the new activities available to the children of Hillsides, a premier provider of child welfare services serving children in foster care in Los Angeles County, compliments of a newly designed and equipped recreation room. The renovation was made possible by a corporate sponsor and numerous individual donors, and was spearheaded by the Hillsides recreation department.Besides the above-mentioned games, the revamped room also contains an X-Box 360, a Nintendo Wii U, board games, and movies. Previously the room was bare bones, containing only the most basic equipment.The room is dedicated to the recreation, rehabilitation, and recovery of children who live in Hillsides residential treatment program or attend its special-needs school, Hillsides Education Center. The space is a fun, engaging safe place where children can use their leisure time to explore, play, and learn new skills. Hillsides also plan to use the space for families visiting with their children.Funds for the new room were provided by two donors, Tori and Al Mordecai, and through an Indiegogo campaign created by the Hillsides recreation staff. Fandango , the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, donated games and equipment for the room. Volunteers from Thomas Safran & Associates (TSA), a Los Angeles affordable housing developer, painted the room.During a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony held on February 19, Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa thanked the donors and staff for “making the extra effort to make this dream come true.” He remarked that Hillsides is in the middle of a $12 capital campaign, which includes an expressive arts wing on main campus. “This room will serve as a model for what we plan for our new facility,” he said.Hillsides Residential Treatment Services provide a safe and stable environment where children and youth who cannot live at home, have suffered trauma, or have severe emotional or behavioral challenges, can thrive. Hillsides Education Center is a therapeutic residential and day school offering individualized education for students with social-emotional, learning, and/or behavioral challenges. Both are located at Hillsides Pasadena campus, located at 940 Avenue 64.Hillsides, headquartered in Pasadena, has locations in 19 Southern California sites, ranging from the Hollywood Hills to Echo Park to Baldwin Park to Pomona. For more information, please visit www.hillsides.org. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts Debuts its Newest Collection of Gems for 2015 – 2016

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Community News L-R: Patricia Kent of Quartz Hill, Melinda Marston of San Marino, Tracie Thompson of Lakewood.Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) introduced their new Provisional Members at the first General Meeting of the year held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Collectively known as The Gems, the four women, led by Provisional Chair Barbara Lake, are eager to take on the hard work, commitment, and camaraderie that being a member of PSHA brings.“The group is named The Gems because,” as Barbara relates, “each gemstone is unique with a special color, birthplace, and story.”The new Provisional Members are unique just like their gemstone counterparts. Patricia Kent (Emerald) of Quartz Hill owns a construction company; Melinda Marston (Ruby) of San Marino is a residential real estate broker; Catherine Smith (Sapphire) of La Cañada-Flintridge is a former lawyer and current stay-at-home mom; and Tracie Thompson (Pearl) of Lakewood is Assistant Vice President and Risk Officer of a financial services company in Beverly Hills.“The backbone of our organization is our dedicated volunteers,” stated PSHA President Gretchen McNally. “We are indeed fortunate to have again a group of Provisionals ready to take on the challenge of Showcase.”To familiarize the Provision group with all the facets of PSHA, Barbara has introduced a mentoring program that pairs each Provisional Member with a current Active Member. Stepping up to offer guidance this year are Active Members Debra Qurtman, Cora Handayan, Elsa Balding, and Marsha Seyffert. These mentors will help integrate the new members into PSHA’s wide variety of work, including its three key music programs, as well as the Pasadena Showcase House of Design that takes place April 17 to May 15, 2016.About Pasadena Showcase House for the ArtsAn all-volunteer organization, PSHA is a non-profit California Corporation whose members donate their time and talents to produce the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design, one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the nation. PSHA celebrated the milestone of its fiftieth Showcase House in 2014. Founded in 1948, the organization has donated nearly $20 million to provide music programs in the community. Examples include the underwriting of concerts, choral productions, musical theater, opera, jazz quartets, marching bands, and orchestras at local schools, senior centers, and many other non-profit organizations. Additionally, a staple part of PSHA’s program is music therapy for at-risk children, scholarships for young musicians, and music education at a variety of levels. This is in addition to their longstanding support of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. They also produce three highly regarded annual music programs: Music Mobile™, Instrumental Competition and Youth Concert. An essential part of PSHA’s mission is to nurture the study and appreciation of music and to ensure that music is available to a broad range of audiences. For over 65 years, PSHA has funded and produced programs that have enriched the lives of countless people and brought a lasting legacy to the community. Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Business News Design Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts Debuts its Newest Collection of Gems for 2015 – 2016 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | 11:17 am 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The Marcus King Band To Perform On ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

first_imgToday, The Marcus King Band has announced some big news: The South Carolina-native outfit will make their debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert next Wednesday, February 13th. The high-profile appearance marks the young band’s second-ever late-night TV performance following their spot on CONAN last summer.Related: Marcus King Talks Reckoning With His Own Expectations, Focused Songwriting, & Calling Nashville Home [Interview/Photos]The Marcus King Band’s The Late Show performance—to be filmed at the show’s iconic Ed Sullivan Theater, where The Beatles first touched down in the U.S. back in 1964—is the latest step in Marcus King and company’s gradual global takeover. It comes as the band continues to tour in support of their 2018 album, Carolina Confessions. And with house band Jon Batiste and Stay Human also on hand, we’re hopeful for a very special performance that shows mainstream audiences around the country what we’ve known for years: The Marcus King Band is the realest of deals. Set those DVRs!Following their appearance on The Late Show, The Marcus King Band will head out for a run of March dates in the northeast and Florida before making their way across the globe for stretches of shows in Asia and Australia in April. For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head over to the band’s website here.last_img read more