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International Theological Seminary Celebrates

El Monte

Sunday, September 29

ITS celebrates 30 years of global ministry. On September 29, 2012, the festivities will commence at 4:30PM with an Open House at the seminary campus.  At 6:00PM, Anniversary Dinner will be held across the street at El Monte Community Center’s Grace T. Black Auditorium. At 7:00PM, the Ten-Year Development Program will be unveiled and inspirational messages will be delivered by distinguished members of ITS community. Invitation is open to partner churches, supporters, students, alumni and their families. the seminary has produced more than 800 graduates who represent almost every continent in the world. For more information on the celebration or to R.S.V.P. call (626) 448-0023.

El Monte Historical

Society Tea

El Monte

Sunday, September 30

The third 2012 “Tea” of the El Monte Historical Society will be held Sunday, September 30, beginning at 1:00 PM in the El Monte Historical Society Museum located at 3150 Tyler Avenue in El Monte. An informative presentation on the history of the El Monte Moose Lodge will be given by Ms. Nancy Kennon, active member of the moose Lodge for over 55 years. Refreshments will be provided by the El Monte Soroptimist Club beginning at 1:00 PM. Ms. Kennon’s presentation begins at 2:00 PM. Help keep El Monte’s history alive by attending the El Monte Historical Society Tea.

Pasadena Sister

Cities Events

Sunday, September 30

Pasadena Sister Cities Committee invites you to enjoy an Evening of Musical Magic with entertainment from Vanadzor, Armenia and Pasadena. Special performance by 16 year old Narek Kazazyan.  Evening begins at 6:00 PM at the A.G.B.U. Vatche & Tamar Manoukian Cultural Center Theater, 2495 East Montain Street in Pasadena. Donation: Priority seating is $50.00, general seating is $15.00 per person. For information  call

(626) 695-8962.

Artist Yoshio Nakamura Retrospective Showcases 60 Years

of Works


Tuesday, October 2

Local artist Yoshio C. Nakamura will display more than 60 years of his art works in a solo exhibition that opens Oct. 2 and runs through Nov. 15 in the Rio Hondo College Art Gallery. A public reception takes place on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. About 35 pieces will be on display, selected from his considerable body of work that centers primarily in printmaking but also extends to sculpture, ceramics, painting, and digital art. The award-winning artist’s work resides in the Guggenheim Collection in New York and the Hirshhorn Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C, as well more than 150 public and private collections. Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, 3600 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, 90601


Introductory Workday in Rubio Canyon


Saturday, October 6

The Arroyo & Foothills Concervancy is holding an introductory workday on Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join our expert trail and habitat restoration leaders in Altadena’s Rubio Canyon and learn how to build trails and restore habitat. Meet at 1101 E. Loma Alta Drive To RSVP email John Howell AFC

Afternoon Bunco

El Monte

Monday, October 8

For those who no longer drive at night, here us a wonderful opportunity to have fun, have a great baked potato with all the trimmings , salad, dessert and drinks luncheon …. Plus cash prizes for Bunco….all for $10.00.  Come join us at the El Monte Women’s Club Lounge, Grace Black Community Center, 3130 Tyler Avenue, E.M.  on Monday, October 8, 2012…Lunch and Bunco hours: 11:00  a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  For more information, call Elsie Neilson at 626-444-1923 .

Ladies Night Out Celebrate Women who have been Touched by Cancer


Friday, October 12

An evening of dinner, entertainment, silent and live auctions entitled Ladies Night Out will be presented on October 12 2012 at 6.30 p.m. at Pandora on Green, 33 West Green Street, Pasadena, Ca 91105. The event, organized by the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena, will be MC’d by Alysha Del Valle of television’s Eyewitness News Channel 7. Honoree will be Jan Kaczmarek, actress and philanthropist. The evening will celebrate women who have been touched by cancer.

Tickets are $125 per person, available from the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena, 200 East Del Mar Blvd., Suite 118, Pasadena, Ca 91105, 626-796-1083. Proceeds will benefit the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena. Prominent presenters are Rusnak, Jaguar, Wells Fargo, The Green Foundation, and The Camden Group.

Taste of Italy

Los Angeles

Saturday, October 13

The forth-annual Taste of Italy, a cultural-gastronomic event to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, will take place on October 13th in downtown Los Angeles. Taste of Italy showcases more than fifty of the region’s best restaurants, wineries, and fine food and beverage purveyors in a historic atmosphere. Italy’s best-selling reggae band, Mama Marjas, will be performing live, as well as the voice of the new American Songbook, Luca Ellis, the Casa Italiana Opera Company, classical virtuosa Nicole Nale. I Zanni will perform traditional commedia dell’arte. The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles’ Taste of Italy, 424 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, October 13, 2012 from 5-10 PM To purchase tickets visit or call (213) 485-8432. Contributions are tax-deductible as permitted.

Harvest Festival

Temple City

Saturday, October 20

Epiphany Catholic School cordially invites all of you to their annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 20th from 2 pm to 10 pm and Sunday, October 21, from 11 am to 9 pm.  Join us in welcoming the fall season with delicious treats including funnel cakes, menudo, burritos, tacos de carne asada, sopes and other yummy food.  Festivities will include live entertainment, a Halloween costume contest, face painting, game booths, jumpers, pumpkins for sale, different vendors.  Please come and bring your family, friends, and all the goblins, ghosts, and witches to join us on this fun filled weekend. 10915 Michael Hunt Dr. South El Monte, Ca 91733 If you would like to make a donation or be a part of this festivity please contact the school office for more information contact Theresa at 626-442-6658.

Sign Up Now For ALP Post 261 El Monte Veterans Day Golf  Tournament


Saturday, November 10

Players and donations needed now. Support our veterans. Tournament will be at the Arcadia Golf Course, 620 E. Live Oak Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006. Tee time is 10:00 AM, cost is $30.00 per player. Will be Putting Contes, Hole-In-One and Closest to Pin. For information call or email Gilbert Ramos at (626) 434-5567,


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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
EVENTS from September 26, 2012 Issue