So Cal Women’s Health Conference and Expo (Dec. 16 @ 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Ave.) The So Cal Women’s Health Conference and Expo brings together more than 2,000 women, community-based health organizations, medical professionals, and beauty and wellness experts for a day of education, inspiration and fun. The event is designed to empower women to make better decisions about their health, wellness, and lifestyle by offering information on female-related health challenges, available services and resources, and ways to influence health policy. For more information call (626)765-6206. – PASADENA
Events for Dec. 15 – Dec. 21
Holiday on Green Street (Dec. 15 @ 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Green Street Village, East Green Street) Newly designated Landmark District, Green Street Village (GSV), will host its “Holiday on Green Street” event. The “Holiday on Green Street” event will offer Free Dance Lessons, Illustrators, Holiday Stress Facials, Giveaways and Baskets, Live Music, Champagne, Dancers, Art, Wine Tasting and Special Discounts. For more information go to http://www.greenstreetvillagepasadena.com
Rogue One Viewing and After Party – Spinema Launch (Dec. 15 @ 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Dave & Buster’s, 400 S. Baldwin Ave.) This event is being put together by real Star Wars fans for Star Wars fans. So come party with like-minded Star Wars nerds and cosplayers. Have a drink to celebrate the Light and the Dark side. Come in your most awesome Star Wars Cosplay or gear. When the movie is over, everyone heads back to Dave & Busters for a private after party to celebrate with drinks and music. Buy tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/2720702
School of Rock The Musical (Dec. 16 @ 7:30 p.m., Theatre 360, 75 N. Marengo Ave.) School of Rock is a brand new musical based on the famous Paramount film written by Mike White, which starred Jack Black. The musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabee rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Completely disinterested in academic work, Dewey decides to create his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. Cost is $16, for more information go to theatre360.org or call (626) 577-5922.
Health and Wellness Workshop (Dec. 17 @ 2 p.m., Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road) This workshop examines common stressors and the effect they can have on our day-to-day lives, as well as our health and well-being, and provides many methods to cope with and reduce stress. No registration is required. For any questions please call the Information Services desk at (626) 821-5569.
Holiday Movie Matinee, ‘The Nutcracker’ (Dec. 17 @ 2:30 p.m., Arcadia Public Library 20 W. Duarte Road.) Join the library for a special showing of the “The Nutcracker”. This holiday classic tells the story of a young girl whose love for a toy turns it into a prince. Together they are brought to the Land of Sweets, where an enchanting spectacle awaits them. The movie is Rated G with a run time of 93 minutes.
Gingerbread House Decorating (Dec. 17 @ 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Monrovia Public Library, 321 S. Myrtle Ave.) Satisfy your sweet tooth and create your very own Gingerbread masterpiece in the library community room. The whole family is invited to build and create out of graham crackers, frosting and candy. Supplies are limited.
‘Silent Night, Holy Night’ Concert at LCPC (Dec. 18 @ 2 p.m., La Canada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd.) The multimedia musical program will tell the Christmas story in song and word and is suitable for all ages. The audience will have an opportunity to sing along during several of the carols. Another highlight of the program will be actor Courtney B. Vance narrating a dramatic presentation of “The Christmas Truce of 1914.” For further information, call (818) 790-6708.
Clara’s Holiday Party (Dec. 18 @ 12:30 p.m., San Gabriel Mission Playhouse 320 S. Mission Drive) Clara’s Holiday Party, a special treat for audience members young and old held prior to the matinee performances. Enjoy refreshments and a visit from Clara and the Sugarplum Fairy. Keep a watchful eye out for the Mouse King who may try to steal some sweets. Seating is limited, so be sure to get your tickets early. Cost is $25 to $30. For more information call (626) 683-3459.
Millennial Board Game Night (Dec. 19 @ 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monrovia Public Library, 321 S. Myrtle Ave.) Meet new friends, enjoy some snacks and coffee, and play board games at the library. Learn how to play a new board/card game, rediscover one of your favorites in our collection, or bring your own. The featured board game is Betrayal at the House on the Hill! The event is for millennials 21 plus.
Friends of the Monrovia Public Library Monday Movie Night (Dec. 19 @ 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Monrovia Public Library, 321 S. Myrtle Ave.) Dress in your pajamas, bring your blanket, pillow and your favorite stuffed friend to join in for Monday Movie Night. Enjoy freshly popped popcorn as we cuddle up to watch a terrific movie with your family. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Monrovia Public Library.
Board Game Night (Dec. 20 @ 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.) Everyone is welcome to join the fun playing new and favorite games and meeting new and favorite people at the Library. Board games and light snacks are furnished. Volunteers will teach you how to play.
Christmas Craft (Dec. 20 @ 2:30 p.m., San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Road) Get into the Christmas spirit and have tons of fun making festive holiday decorations to decorate your tree. All materials will be provided. Cost is entirely free. For more information please call (626) 744-7270.
A Blue Christmas Service (Dec.21 @ 7 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, United Methodist, 400 W. Duarte Road) While bells are ringing and crowds are singing, Christmas and the holiday season can feel isolating for those who have experienced loss or are struggling. Church of the Good Shepherd, United Methodist, will host a special service for those for whom the holidays are a difficult time. All are welcome to this meditative and healing service.