Summer Symphony

The Pasadena Community Orchestra performs its final concert of the season June 9

The Pasadena Community Orchestra has announced its final free concert of the season. The June 9 event will feature patriotic marches, show tunes, a kids’ march and an auction. Attendees are invited to come early, bring chairs and food, and plan for a wonderful evening.

The concert will feature Bethany Pflueger, an active flutist, conductor and department chair of the Music Department at Glendale Community College. She serves as principal flutist of the Burbank Philharmonic and Peninsula Symphonies, and performs regularly as a freelance player with regional orchestras and chamber music ensembles. Pflueger is a 2005 Grammy Award winner for her recorded piccolo performance with the Southwest Chamber Music Ensemble. She joined PCO as music director in July 2013.

The concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Sierra Madre Memorial Park, 222 Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre.

Fun With Fashion

Walker/Viden presents vintage Moschino in-store exclusive

Walker/Viden Luxury Consignment is hosting its first vintage Moschino in-store exclusive with over 200 unique vintage pieces from the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. The event takes place from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday as part of the European Afternoon at Green Street Village, located at 1033 E. Green St., Pasadena.

The collection was personally curated by Walker/Viden co-owner and Creative Director Jennie Walker, through JennieGirl’s Closet, sourced from around the world. Walker selected more than 200 pieces for the event over the past seven months.

Moschino was popularized in the 1990s by actress Fran Drescher in the hit TV series “The Nanny” and several of the same pieces she made famous on her show, from the puzzle suit to the Union Jack Flag Jacket, are part of this collection. The collection has a variety of sizes from XS to XL in jackets, dresses, skirts, pants, vests as well as handbags, shoes, scarves, belts and bracelets.

There are also limited edition Moschino Barbie dolls and books. These items will be available in-store only for a limited time starting Sunday and running through June 31, before being offered online.

Fashion illustrator Aasha Ramdeen will provide portraits of shoppers who purchase and put on $300 or more of vintage Moschino from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Walker/Viden is also giving away two vintage Moschino charm bracelets through an in-store drawing that afternoon, with winners required to be present at the drawing.

For more information, call (626) 844-9244 or visit

Patriotic Performance

Salute to America featuring The US Air Force Band of the Golden West

The US Air Force Band of the Golden West will present The Concert Band in a special concert at 7 p.m. June 28 at the John Wayne Performing Arts Center, 1440 E. Broadway, Glendale. The band is comprised of nearly 50 musicians and is the largest performing ensemble within the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West.

The free 90-minute performance will perform patriotic classics from John Philip Sousa to Leonard Bernstein, as well as featuring vocalist Staff Sgt. Michelle Doolittle on timeless American favorites and Glendale High School band director Mr. Martin Rhees as guest conductor. The Band of the Golden West will be ending its Salute to America tour with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, from July 2 to 4 at its annual fireworks spectacular.

Tickets are free but reservations are encouraged. Visit n

Planting the Future

Ecology professor to host interactive lecture in Pasadena

The nonprofit Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) will host the next lecture in its Learning Among Brilliant Scientists (LABS) Series from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the IEA Learning Center, 540 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena.

The lecture will feature an interactive presentation by Dr. Alexandra Wright, assistant professor of ecology at Cal State, Los Angeles.

Students will explore and document the plant biodiversity found around IEA using basic plant identification skills and the smart phone app iNaturalist. Students also will collect, dry and preserve plant specimens from around the area to start a small in-house herbarium collection.

For more information, call (626) 403-8900.