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The Producers

Temple City

Now Playing Nov 1 – 11

Help Youth Charities Annual Theatrical Fundraiser Presents — “The Producer’s” by Mel Brooks $ 20 Dollars Online / $ 25 Dollars at the Door 100% Net Proceeds donated to charity. ACME Comedy Theatre, 135 N. La Brea, Los Angeles. Between Veverly Blvd and 1st Street. For more information go to

Moving Your Business Into the Future


Thursday, Nov. 8

On Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce along with presenting sponsor Wells Fargo will host an education forum for businesses.  Key topics will include: Performance Appraisal Basics by Martin Levy, Human Resources 4U, Sales in a Digital Age by Wayne Partee, Partee Insurance Associates, Inc., Target Marketing: Strategies that Work by Ben Brus, LA Works and mch, much more. Location of the event is MillerCoors 15801 First Street in Irwindale.  The cost to attend is $15 (includes continental breakfast and lunch).  All guests must register online at: as seating is limited and only registered guests will be admitted at the gate.  For additional information please call the chamber office at (626) 960-6606 or visit

PCC Book Club to Meet at Mother’s Club


Thursday November 8

The Pasadena City College Book Club invites the community to join in a discussion of Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Children Under Six (STEP), a popular guide by Don Dinkmeyer, Gary D. McKay, James Dinkmeyer, Don Dinkmeyer Jr., and Joyce McKay. The book gives parents the tools to tackle the special challenges of parenting infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The meeting will take place on Nov. 8, from 7:30 to 9:00p.m. at Mother’s Club (980 N. Fair Oaks Ave. in Pasadena).

This is a unique opportunity for all members of the parent education community, teachers, assistants, mothers, fathers, grandparents, and caregivers to meet outside of the classroom and engage in meaningful conversation about child rearing. For more information, please contact Gia Blount at (626) 585-3295 or

Flea Market at SGMHS

San Gabriel

Sunday November 11

San Gabriel Mission High School presents its first “Flea Market” of the year on Sunday November 11, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the school parking lot.  Come out and enjoy some fabulous deals, food, music, and a great time with the Mission Community.  The school address is 254 S. Santa Anita Street, San Gabriel, CA 91776. If you would like to be a vendor, please contact Ms. Olmos at (626) 282-3181, ext. 101. You can purchase a space (10×10) for $40.00. See you there!

Yoga for Sleep to Help Cancer Patients


Tuesday, November 13

A basic yoga and meditation workshop for cancer patients will be held at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena on Tuesday November 13 2012 from 7 p.m. to 8.15 p.m.

Presenter Gilian Symonds, certified kundalini yoga teacher will offer strategies to help reduce anxiety and will show how to relax into better sleep.  Comfortable clothing is recommended. Location is the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena, 200 East Del Mar Blvd., Suite 118, Pasadena, Ca 91105. 626-796-1083

Thanksgiving Bunco!

South E Monte

Friday, November 16

Come for a fun evening with family and friends. Enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner and play Bunco! Soroptimist International of El Monte/South El Monte invite you to join them Friday, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM November 16 at the Dean L. Shively Middle School at 1431 N. Central Avenue in South El Monte. Donation of $10 toes for student scholarships and Pathways Home for Abused Women and Children. For more information contact Gloria Olmos at (626) 86-8121.

Fern Society


Friday, November 16

Please join us on the 3rd Friday of the month for the Los Angeles International Fern Society’s (LAIFS) monthly meeting at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA (off the 210 freeway); 7:30 p.m. in the downstairs lecture hall. For further information on LAIFS please go to: November 16: INSECTS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY – By James N. Hogue, Professor and Manager of Biological Collections at Cal State Northridge. Dr. James Hogue grew up in Los Angeles, CA and received a B.S. in Biology at the University of California Los Angeles, M.S. and Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecology at Utah State University. He has co-authored several books on Entomology and Beetles of California with Arthur V. Evans.

Travels to Downtown Disney -Reserve by

November 15

El Monte

Saturday, November 17

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride to another exciting destination on the El Monte Family Adventure Shuttle.

The City of El Monte’s Family Adventure Shuttle will travel to Downtown Disney in Anaheim on Saturday, Nov.17, leaving El Monte’s Trolley Station at 2 p.m., and departing from Downtown Disney at 8 p.m., for an estimated 30-minutes ride (depending on traffic). The price for the round-trip Family Adventure Shuttle is $5 per person. Family Adventure Shuttle tickets must be purchased in advance, with the last sale date of Nov. 15. To purchase tickets, please visit El Monte’s Trolley Station Office during normal business hours Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Office is closed for lunch between 12:30-1:15 p.m.).  Children must be at least two years of age to ride on the shuttle, and children under 12 are to be accompanied by an adult.

El Monte’s Trolley Station, located at 3650 Center Ave., is one block west of Tyler Avenue, on the corner of Valley Boulevard and Center Avenue, next to the Metrolink Train Station. El Monte’s Family Adventure Shuttle is designed to provide families the opportunity to share adventures together, creating lasting memories. For additional information and specific Family Adventure Shuttle dates and policies, please call the El Monte Trolley Station at (626) 580-2242.

Family Fun Day

Temple City

Sunday, December 2

First Lutheran School is proud to rpesent Family Fun Day! Join us for an afternoon of fabulous festivities. Have tea with five beautiful fairytale princesses at Christmas Tea. Dancing, holiday sweets and some special time with a dazzling princess is sure to delight your litle one. Tickets must be purchased in advance for this 2 hour special event. Also, lace up your running shoes and join in the All Star Sports Field Day. Obstacle courses, a dunk tank and your favorite field sport. Field day is from 1:00 PM to 4:00. No ticket necessary to play. For more information or to purchase tickets to Christmas Tea With the Princesses please call 626-287-0968. First Lutheran Christian School is located at 9123 Broadway Avenue in Temple City behind First Lutheran Church.

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
EVENTS – November 7, 2012 Issue