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Fritz Coleman performs for Pasadena Senior Center
Standup comedian and KNBC-TV weather forecaster Fritz Coleman will donate to the Pasadena Senior Center all of the proceeds from a Thursday, Feb. 20, performance at the Ice House, 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena.
“Getting older isn’t pretty…but it’s funny,” Coleman quipped in a prepared statement. “My evening is called ’50 Plus Support Group’ but is certainly not limited to senior citizens!”
Coleman performs from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Stage 2. Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased at icehousecomedy.com (click on Stage 2), the box office or the Pasadena Senior Center welcome desk. Admission is limited to adults 18 and older. Call the Ice House at (626) 577-1894.
For more information about the Pasadena Senior Center, call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.
Kidspace keeps growing
Kidspace is using a $400,000 grant recently awarded by the S. Mark Taper Foundation to renovate its Early Childhood Learning Center and develop new curriculum and programming for that space.
The S. Mark Taper Foundation Early Childhood Learning Center is expected to open in late spring. In 2001, the foundation donated $1 million, making possible the S. Mark Taper Foundation Climbing Towers, considered an iconic feature of the three-and-a-half-acre facility located in Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco.
The renovation is part of the next stage of the museum’s exhibit master plan, created in 2012 in conjunction with the $13-million Campaign for the Future of Kidspace, which aims to build new exhibits, upgrade existing learning environments, improve guest amenities and develop new curriculum and programs.
“I am very excited that Kidspace is creating this completely unique space that is inspired by nature without trying to imitate nature. We’re confident that adults will enjoy interacting with the elements in this space as much as their children,” Learning Center Project Manager Lauren Kaye said in a prepared statement. “I am extremely thankful that the S. Mark Taper Foundation is partnering with Kidspace on seeing this project fully realized for the community.”
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