League of Women Voters Pasadena Area chapter hosts annual ice cream social Aug. 5

The League of Women Voters Pasadena Area chapter is inviting the public to attend its annual ice cream social from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5. Organizers promise “exciting news” from the League convention about changing the world at the event, which will take place at the League office located at the Western Justice Center, located at 65 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena.

Besides savoring Fosselman’s ice cream and sorbet with a choice of luscious toppings, young and old alike will have a chance to get acquainted with elected dignitaries and the League. There will also be a silent auction featuring prime items including a mountain home vacation and Pasadena Playhouse tickets, and a $100 Money Hat Raffle.

Tickets are intentionally affordable for families, students and low-income folk, with prices ranging from $10 for the first member of a household and $5 for each additional person, to free admission for children under 13. Students are $5.

Those signing up online have the opportunity to become a sponsor. A $250 Banana Split includes six tickets, a $100 Chocolate Sundae gets four tickets, a $50 Double Scoop Cone rates two tickets and a $25 Gourmet Ice Cream Cone includes one ticket. Donations in any amount are welcome, and are tax deductible.

Tickets are available online at or by calling (626) 798-0965 and can be picked up at the Welcome Table at the event.


Food Bank set to open, legal advice provided and brain health tips offered at Pasadena Senior Center

The Pasadena Senior Center has a full slate of events and classes available for area seniors throughout the month of August. The month kicks off with two events on Aug. 2, as legal advice will be provided about conservatorship, wills and trusts, estate planning and/or durable power of attorney at 10 a.m. Appointments are required, and may be made by calling (626) 795-4331.

At the same time, a special talk on “Nutrition and Brain Health” will take place at the center, focusing on how specific nutrients can affect cognitive processes and emotions. Participants will learn about vital mechanisms that are responsible for the action of diet on brain health and mental function.

The center’s food bank will be open from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, as low-income individuals 60 and older will receive two boxes of food. Proof of income and a California ID are required. Bags are heavy, so bring a personal shopping cart.

The Pasadena Senior Center is located at 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena.


Friends of the Sierra Madre Library host used book sale Aug. 3 and 4

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Public Library will host their Back-to-School Used Book Sale from 3 to 7 p.m. next Friday, Aug. 3 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4.  Located in the library’s basement, the sale will feature a variety of school supplies, reference sets, atlases, dictionaries and a world globe.

Among the prime books offered are complete sets of “The Old West”, “Great Lives from History (American Women Series)” and “The Dictionary of Art.” Nearly new best-sellers and “coffee-table” books will be sold on the basement table.

The parking lot will also feature a large selection of nearly new Young Adult fiction and boxes full of teacher materials for only $1 each. Vintage magazines, children’s CDs and DVDs and bargain boxes with books for only $1 will also be featured. Children and teen titles in the parking lot will sell for 25 cents to $1 only and small paperbacks sell for five for $1. There will also be a Saturday-only sale in the library parking lot.

All proceeds are used for services, acquisitions and programs of the library. The sale will be held behind the Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre.  Visit, or call (626) 355-7186.