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Town Tweets – November 21, 2012

by Joe Castillo

By Joe Castillo


Holiday Cheers ….Grizzled Chuck, a comedy improv show, will be appearing at the Padilla Room next to the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse on Friday December 28 at 7PM. The performers are college students who will perform comedic routines in a variety of skits. Using their skills acquired from the high school comedy program called Comedy Sportz, the performers will leave you laughing and smiling, a perfect way to enjoy the holiday season. The program runs from 7 to 9PM and a $2.00 donation is being asked. Refreshments will be available. Come on out and enjoy the fun and entertainment.  Contact Matt Castillo (626) 205-0021 for more information. Centennial Plans…. The City of San Gabriel has a whole set of plans to celebrate its 100th year anniversary. The first city Rose Parade float in 40 years will be in the 2013 Rose Parade in Pasadena. You can either donate for this project or help volunteer to make or prepare the float. All donations are tax-deductible. Another program is the ‘Adopt a Rose’ effort allowing you to adopt a rose at $5 each to support the float fundraising efforts. By adopting a rose, your single rose will be placed into a vial with other roses and ride on the float on New Years’ day. You can also write a message in the parade memory book. Athens Services has established a $25,000 matching donation program. Athens will generously match every dollar you donate up to $25,000. To give your donation to this program, simply include a separate check with your bill payment, payable to the City of San Gabriel, and write Centennial Program on the memo line. All donations are tax deductible. Join the 150 Club. The 150 Club invites the first 150 people to donate $1,000 each for the float over the next two years. Corporate donations are also welcomed. The Mission Play is coming back. In April 2013, a brand new production of the famous play will be in production at the San Gabriel Playhouse. At its height, the original play was seen by over 2 million people between 1912 and 1947. Also, San Gabriel Historical Association will be displaying the history of San Gabriel throughout the year. The historical museum is located at 546 W. Broadway, San Gabriel and is open the first Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 PM. Admission is FREE. All the events support the centennial efforts and are tax deductible …. Playhouse Events …. Put it on your calendar. The San Gabriel Playhouse is ready for its holiday season. On December 2nd, Li’s Ballet will be performing. Founded in Temple City by Li Zhang, a renowned ballerina from Shaghai, China, the school in now attended by 400 students. Its 20th anniversary show will include a full-length Susan Lake classical ballet. Also, the popular ballet, The Nutcracker, will be presented on December 15, 16, 22 and 23. Ticket information is available at (626) 683-3459 or Enjoy the many events at the historic Mission Playhouse this holiday season.

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