Walking the Walk

Pasadena Ronald McDonald House to host 4th Annual Walk for Kids April 7

More than 750 supporters are expected to come together in support of critically ill children and their families to help raise funds and awareness at the 2019 Pasadena Ronald McDonald House (PRMH) Walk for Kids on April 7 at Pasadena’s Central Park.

The annual family-friendly 3.7k (2.3 mile) event aims to raise $165,000 for programs supporting families who must travel outside their communities to access medical treatment for their critically ill children at local hospitals.

Walkers come together for a day of fun, food, entertainment and giveaways. The event features a kids’ zone, face painter, balloon artist, arts and crafts, bouncy house, scavenger hunt, food trucks and much more.

Los Angeles radio personality Mike Catherwood will be emceeing the event. Other appearances include NFL alums James Washington, Bret Lockett, Will Poole, Thomas Williams and Mike Williams. The fun runs from 8 a.m. to noon at Central Park Pasadena, 275 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Visit walkforkids.org/site/TR?fr_id=1228@pg=entry


Food and Fundraising

Altadena Children’s Center hosts annual gala April 13

The Altadena Children’s Center will be hosting its annual gala April 13 at the Rococo Room at Santorini Cafe, 64 W. Union St., Pasadena. The theme this year is “Building Community,” in celebration of honorees, the Orlandini Family of Altadena Hardware, which has been serving the Altadena community and beyond for more than 80 years.

Serving over 60 children ages 2 months through pre-kindergarten, ACC is highly regarded among families, educators and community leaders for exemplary care. Nestled just north of Pasadena in Altadena, ACC has been providing high-quality child care and early childhood education since 1982.

The ACC experience combines a home-like atmosphere with an experienced team of professionals and a curriculum designed to meet the individual needs of each child and family. Every day is carefully planned to bring an enriching variety of experiences to support the intellectual, emotional and physical growth of the children.

Tickets are $75 for individual parent tickets and $130 for two parent tickets. Community member tickets are $95 for one and $180 for a pair and may be purchased online at accc-kids.org/community-support/annual-fundraiser/.


Action-packed April

Pasadena Senior Center offers full range of activities for those 50 and over throughout the month

The Pasadena Senior Center is packed with free, fun and informative events for seniors ages 50 and over throughout the month of April.

First, they will host a series of diabetes workshops from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays on April 1, 8 and 15. The series encourages diabetics and pre-diabetics to make lifestyle changes while learning more about their diabetes and how it affects their health. Registration is required by calling (626) 685-6732.

Film buffs can join the Screening Mimis film discussion group at 1:30 p.m. April 2 and 16, with the film on April 2 being “Angels & Insects,” while April 16 will feature the acclaimed documentary “Scotty & The Secret History of Hollywood”. The films will be preceded by a presentation about the film’s hidden history and followed by lively discussion, and popcorn will be provided.

Finally, the Scenic Walkers Club will conduct a series of leisurely walks to enjoy the great outdoors and get some exercise at 9 a.m. Wednesdays on April 3 to 24. For more information or to sign up, email alancoville@charter.net.

The Pasadena Senior Center is at 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org. n