No-kill animal shelter hosts Race For The Rescues Saturday at the Rose Bowl
Animal lovers of all ages are invited to run, walk, shop or adopt to help save the lives of dogs and cats on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, as the no-kill, nonprofit dog and cat rescue center The Rescue Train hosts the 11th annual Race for the Rescues, presented by Audi.
The day of fun includes 5k and 10k runs, a 1k Dog Walk and a Kids Fun Run, all centered near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
There is also a “Couch Potato” Race for those that would like to donate from the comfort of their home. Participants can join as individuals or start a team. Dogs and cats will be available throughout the event for adoption from local shelters, and the Lucy Pet’s Gnarly Crankin’ K-9 Wake Maker will be on hand to enable surfing dogs to audition for a spot on their 2017 Rose Parade float.
The fun doesn’t end there, as the event will also feature a silent auction, kids’ face painting, a deejay and even a pet psychic, as well as food trucks. Registration opens at 7 a.m.
Race for the Rescue is The Rescue Train’s largest annual fundraising event, having raised over $3.25 million over the past 11 years to help save the lives of thousands of homeless animals in Southern California. This year’s events will benefit 33 organizations.
The Rescue Train hosts the 11th annual Race for the Rescues from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Rose Bowl-Area H, Pasadena. Visit racefortherescues.org.
EMBRACE THE FUTURE
UNA initiative raises funds for facilities and supplies for displaced school children
The United Nations Association Pasadena will celebrate United Nations Day by launching its Adopt-A-Future initiative to raise funds to build facilities and donate supplies for displaced school children from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
In addition to live music and refreshments, the event will feature special guest speaker Katie Martin, a senior associate for global health advocacy with the Better World Campaign. Martin will be discussing educating a generation of refugee children.
UNA Pasadena is teaming with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the fundraiser, sending 75 percent of all event proceeds to help build school facilities and donate supplies for children in one of the most under-resourced refugee camps in the world. The effort is timely, considering that over half of the world’s 65 million refugees are children and most have no access to education.
The UNA Pasadena celebrates United Nations Day from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 3345 Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $35 general admission, $25 for UNA members and seniors, $15 for students, and $100 for sponsors. Visit unapasadena.org.
Thomas Paine Society screens documentary on overlooked American history at Castle Green
The Thomas Paine Society is known for bringing intriguing historic events to Pasadena’s Castle Green, and this will be no exception when it presents the documentary “American Freethought, Part 1: Freethinkers” as part of its “America’s Forgotten History” film series.
The film recounts the strong influence the Freethinkers philosophical movement had on America’s founding through such members as Paine, Thomas Jefferson and Ethan Allen, and the continued influence Freethinkers have on the world today.
There will be a Q&A after the film with producer and filmmaker Roderick Bradford, publisher-editor of The Truth Seeker, the world’s oldest freethought publication.
The event begins at 6: 30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. Castle Green is at 99 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Suggested donation is $5. Call (626) 796-4529 or visit thomaspainesociety.org.