March 16 – March 22

2018 Wistaria Festival is March 18th from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Sierra Madre (N. Baldwin Avenue Sierra Madre, CA 91024). The Wistaria Vine is a blooming plant reported to be the world’s largest in world will be on display during Sierra Madre’s Annual Wistaria Festival. The massive vine bears delicately scented lavender blooms, the color everyone most often associate with wistaria (also spelled, “wisteria”). Visitors are invited to stroll beneath the arbor supporting the branches of the 112-year-old vine (planted in 1894 and of the Chinese lavender variety), displaying more than a million blossoms, it is 1 acre in size and estimated to weigh at least 250 tons. That must be one sturdy garden arbor! Downtown Sierra Madre is also changed in to an open market with all kind of craft and food. The free downtown arts and crafts fair has about 175 vendors selling hand-crafted items, food and children’s’ activities. – Photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News

Your Weekly Events

March 16

Join us at the Monrovia Street Fair and Market March 16th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Old Town (Myrtle Ave. between Lemon Ave. and Chestnut Ave. in Monrovia, CA 91016) Monrovia! Bring the entire family to peruse a variety of organic and nutritious produce, beautiful fresh-cut flowers, and crafts hand-made by local artisans! The farmers and vendors at the Street Fair and Market offer high quality produce and products. For the little ones, activities include face-painting, camel-rides, and special programming every first Friday of the month for more details call 626.358.1159.

– Monrovia

March 16

Creative Expressive Dance Workshop is on March 16th at 7 p.m. at the Lyd & Mo Photography Studio & Gallery (27 Mentor Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106) Creative Expressive Dance is a class designed to enliven the playful dancer within. Energize and de-stress your body through guided explorations with dance elements and concepts that invoke self-expression and creativity. Attendees will leave feeling refreshed, uplifted and more joyful! Experience a new freedom in yourself and a new awareness in your body for more information call 702.493.6443 or visit

– Pasadena

March 17

St. Paddy’s Trackside Celebration March 17th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Santa Anita Park (285 W. Huntington Dr. Arcadia, CA 91007) Get your St. Patrick’s Day Party Started at The Great Race Place! Sample delicious stouts and let the luck of the Irish lead you to a big win at the St. Paddy’s Trackside Celebration. Get access to trackside seating right on the Santa Anita homestretch and enjoy a full card of racing (and maybe a pint or two in spirit of the holiday). Also, try a selection of St. Paddy’s inspired favorites from our delicious menu at this trackside bash. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets enjoy responsibly for more details go to

– Arcadia

March 18

The Spring Home Show comes to the Pasadena Convention Center on March 18th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (300 E. Green St. Pasadena, CA 91101). Whichever stage of remodeling your home is in, at the Spring Home Show you can watch remodeling exhibits, product demonstrations, interior and exterior vignettes, and more. Enjoy many exhibitors under one roof as you shop, compare, and best of all save. Get to know the home improvement professionals and companies without having to spend your time searching on the internet for contractors and setting up appointments. Discover fascinating and inspiring ideas and products for landscaping, home improvement and design. At the show you will find exhibitors showcasing kitchens, windows, general contractors, heating & air conditioning, architects, bathrooms, decks, outdoor kitchens, interior design, and more for more information call 626.793.2122 or visit

– Pasadena

March 19

Tech it Up Maps/ GPS apps presentation is on March 19th at the Pasadena Senior Center from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (85 E. Holly St. Pasadena, CA 91103) do you ever feel lost during conversations about social media, apps and technology? During this four-week program, learn how to use some popular travel apps. On this day, participants will learn how to use Maps/GPS Apps on their cellphones. March 26: Yelp and Expedia presented by Jade Myer, a Pasadena community Gold Award Girl Scout candidate for more information call 626-795-4331 or visit

– Pasadena

March 20

Part 1 Ultimate Show Me They Money listening Presentation Workshop, Realtors is on March 20th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Olympus Escrow (137 E. Huntington Dr. Arcadia, CA 91006) Do you want to kill it @ you’re next listing presentation? Do you want to blow away your competition, punch them in the nose and send them home crying to their mom? When you go on a listing appointment there’s only two possible outcomes; either you’re the agent that takes the listing or you’re the agent that loses the listing and losing sucks! We will cover the most important things you need to make you, the best choice for a seller no matter who you’re up against. If you’re a new agent or a top producer you need to be @ this workshop.

– Arcadia

March 21

Middle School ArtsLab Botanical Drawing on March 21st from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Norton Simon Museum (411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena CA 91105) Dutch artists from the 17th century displayed their skill by creating paintings of flowers and plants with great detail. Examine Jan Davidzoon de Heem’s use of precise line and color in Vase of Flowers, and then work directly from nature in the Sculpture Garden. Make a detailed botanical drawing using a magnifying glass, graphite and color pencils. To register go to or call 626.449.6840.

– Pasadena

March 22

Women in History Personal and Professional Who is your Shero? Is going to be held on March 22nd from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DuPars Restaurant (214 S. Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101) National Women’s History Month celebrating the women in your personal or professional history! Featured Speaker: Jennifer Kerr-Body, CEO/Founder of Push Forward Consulting & Supervising Children’s Social Worker. Join IAW/NAPW Pasadena Chapter and tell the group about a SHEro in your history that has influenced you and your life. SHERO (female hero) represents… “the best of ourselves.” Think about women in your family who influenced you. Who in your family is your SHERO! Share her story and the organizers hope to create a short ebook of all of the chapter member SHEro stories to share with all of IAW chapter members. Join this meeting to present your Shero to the Pasadena Chapter and share your business with the group. Bring business cards, and invite a friend to join this group of caring women who want to elevate the organization’s work, careers and lives through collaboration and mentoring. To register, go to or call 866.540-6279.

– Pasadena

– Calendar by Margina Bean

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March 16, 2018

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