Local Flavor

Craftoberfest offers beer lovers a chance to sample dozens of LA brews on Oct. 13

Those seeking to quench their thirst with a tasty array of Los Angeles’ finest craft beers should look forward to Craftoberfest Los Angeles, which will bring more than 30 craft beer vendors and an artisanal food assortment spread across the golf course, located just behind the historic Rose Bowl Stadium, on Oct. 13.

Attendees can sip their way through a fusion of traditional German flavors mixed with the culinary excellence that Los Angeles is known for. General Admission tickets are $30 and include a five-ounce sampling glass and admission from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., while VIP tickets will be $50 and include an upgraded sampling glass and early admission for an extra hour, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Buy tickets at rosebowlstadium.com/events/detail/craftoberfest-los-angeles.

Making a Difference

High Point Academy’s head of school receives University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award

Gary Stern, head of school at High Point Academy in Pasadena, has been selected to receive a University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award.

Stern clearly made an impact on a former student of the K-8th grade private school who is now attending the university and nominated Stern for the award.

“Thank you so much for recognizing that I was gifted and taking the time to challenge me,” wrote first-year economics major Charlie Koudsi. “I will always cherish our lunches. While I was often bored and unchallenged by the typical school day, I knew that I could count on our lunch meeting to be a stimulating conversation about a topic I was passionate about: stocks. I believe these conversations are part of the reason I am choosing to pursue an Economics major at the University of Chicago. I cannot begin to thank you enough for the difference you made in my life.”

Every year, the university gives newly admitted students the opportunity to recognize the educators who have made a difference in their lives. And every year, over a third of the incoming class responds with stories that are inspiring.

In notifying the school of the award, a university official wrote that “true learning is a collaborative experience that depends as much on the dedication of the teacher as it does on the motivation of the student. Thank you for your commitment to this endeavor.”

Come One, Come All

Senior Center offers films, talk and help through October

There is something for everyone at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St.

From 1 to 3 every Tuesday until Nov. 20, learn how to increase balance, activity levels, confidence and independence during an interactive workshop that combines discussion, video and exercise. Reservations are required: (626) 685-6732.

Starting this month, film fans are invited to watch a movie the first and third Tuesday of every month, preceded by a presentation about the film’s hidden history and followed by lively discussion.

On Oct. 2, the film is “The Triple Echo” (1972, R), starring Glenda Jackson and Oliver Reed. And on Oct. 16, it’s “Once Were Warriors “(1994 R), starring Rena Owen and Temuera Morrison.

On Wednesday and Oct. 17, caregivers are asked to take advantage of a support group to help deal with their own feelings and needs.

You do not have to be a member to attend. Some events require advance reservations as noted. For more information, call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.