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Sidewalk CPR Day
Thursday, June 1, 2017
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The South Pasadena Fire Department will provide free hands-only CPR training on Sidewalk CPR Day this Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the South Pasadena Fire Station, 817 Mound Avenue, one of over 90 sites across Los Angeles County. Last year, more than 17,000 people in Southern California learned how to save a life in just five minutes with a quick lesson from local firefighters and medical professionals.
Learning hands-only CPR helps local emergency responders by focusing on the first few critical minutes following a cardiac arrest. Since the lungs and blood contain only enough oxygen to keep vital organs healthy for that amount of time bystanders become heroes until emergency responders arrive on scene. With each chest compression using hands-only CPR, ordinary citizens can easily provide the ongoing blood flow needed to give the patient a much better chance of survival once responders arrive.

Summer Reading Program Returns 
Monday, June 5, 2017
Summer Reading Program Banner - _Reading by Design_ in orange on a blue background_ with pictures of robots around the text.
Beginning Monday, June 5, children and teens are invited to join the South Pasadena  Public Library's 2017 Summer Reading Program "Reading by Design." To sign up, children and teens may visit the Children's Room at the Library or click here.
The Summer Reading Program  is an eight-week, parent-supervised reading program for infants and children through 5 th  grade. There is also the Teen Reading Program, which is for 6 th - 12 th
grade students. These programs are designed to encourage reading and/or listening to reading  throughout the summer. The Summer Reading Program is a flexible program in which children and teens read as many or as few minutes as they want. It focuses on reading for fun. Children can record minutes reading and listening to reading to obtain incentives from the Library, participate in crafting projects, and attend story-time  and cultural presentations.
For more information about other upcoming free library children's programs, visit the Library website at
The Library is located at 1100 Oxley Street.
FREE Mulch & Compost Giveaway Event 
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Photo of a man and son scooping mulch into a container.
The City of South Pasadena will be hosting a FREE mulch and compost giveaway event on Saturday, June 10th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the School District parking lot - 1020 El Centro Street. South Pasadena residents are welcome to scoop up to a maximum of 100 gallons of compost or mulch at no charge. Residents must bring their own sturdy containers, but shovels will be provided for everyone's use.

Giveaway will be on a first come, first served basis. For more information visit the City's website  or contact Jenna Shimmin at 626-403-7311 or .

Mulch vs. Compost
Mulch (donated by LandCare) is chipped tree trimmings or bark chips which serve as a protective cover for your soil. It reduces evaporation, reduces weeds and is an attractive addition to your landscape. Mulch should be laid 3" to 4" thick to be most effective.

Compost (donated by Athens) consists of yard trimmings and/or food waste which breaks down to a fine dark matter over time. Compost should be added into the soil to provide essential nutrients to your plants via their roots.
2017 South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Golf Tournament 
Saturday, June 10, 2017
 Garfield Reservoir Replacement Project
The City of South Pasadena is nearing completion on the replacement of Garfield Reservoir. This $18,000,000 project is being constructed by Pacific Hydrotech Corporation and will consist of replacing the existing reservoir which was constructed in 1924. 
When completed, this project will consist of a new reservoir with a holding capacity of 6.5 million gallons of potable water, including a state of the art pump station along with an adjoining building which will house the City's Water Operations Division.   Currently, the construction of the reservoir is complete and the reservoir is being filled. The Water Division headquarters is still under construction, with estimated completion in Summer 2017. 
This project is funded through the City's Water Bond Fund.    Should you have any additional questions regarding this water improvement project, click here or contact the City's Public Works Department at (626) 403-7240.
 Sewer Rehabilitation and Replacement is Nearing Completion
After more than a full year of work, the second phase of the City's Sewer Rehabilitation and Replacement Project is nearing completion. As part of a city-wide initiative to replace aging sewer lines, the Public Works Department contracted with several companies to rehabilitate approximately 60% of the City's sewer system by the close of Summer 2017. By utilizing Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) technology, the life of 272 sewer pipes segments, totaling approximately 83,600 lineal feet,  have been extended for another fifty years. 
In order to improve the effectiveness of this project, the Public Works Department would once again like to remind residents to ensure that their private sewer laterals are in good condition. Specifically, by hiring a professional to ensure each homes lateral is free of roots, grease, and other debris.  For more information on the project itself click here , or contact South Pasadena's Public Works Department at (626) 403-7240.
New Parking Restrictions on Stoney Drive to Begin June 2017
_No Parking_ Symbol - The letter _P_ with a red line striking through it.
In June 2017, the City of South Pasadena will begin implementing and enforcing "No Stopping Any Time" parking restrictions on Stoney Drive from Arroyo Drive to 450 feet north of State Route 110 bridge. At their April 12 meeting, the Public Works Commission reviewed the matter and recommended consideration to the City Council, who approved the parking restrictions at their May 3, 2017 Council meeting.

Stoney Drive is a narrow two-way roadway that provides access to various public facilities. In order to maintain safe and orderly traffic flow on Stoney Drive, "No Stopping Any Time" parking signs will be posted to inform motorists regarding the new parking restrictions. Public off-street parking is available at all City facility locations. The City anticipates the signs and parking restrictions to be in place and enforced by the end of June, 2017.

"Bungalow Heaven" Screening with Filmmaker Joaquin Montalvan Thursday, June 15, 2017
Photo of a South Pasadena Bungalow
A Film Night featuring a screening of the acclaimed documentary "Bungalow Heaven: Preserving a Neighborhood" and filmmaker Joaquin Montalvan will be presented on Thursday, June 15, in the Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro Street, at 7 pm. The event will also feature an introduction to the film and Q & A by Montalvan. The free program is presented by the South Pasadena Public Library, the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, and the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation.

Joaquin Montalvan was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Alhambra and Pasadena. He attended St. Francis High School in La Canada before studying acting and filmmaking at UCLA. In 1997 he and his wife purchased a home in the Bungalow Heaven District of Pasadena.  Over the next 18 years, the Montalvans cultivated friendships in the neighborhood, paving the way for Joaquin to film and direct, "Bungalow Heaven: Preserving a Neighborhood". 

Click here for more information on the event. The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street. No tickets or reservations are necessary and refreshments will be served. DVDs will be available for purchase.
Inspiring Autism Author Night with LeeAndra Chergey 
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Picture of the cover of _Make a Wish for Me_ by LeeAndra M. Chergey
LeeAndra Chergey, writer of the instructive memoir, "Make a Wish for Me: A Family's Recovery from Autism" will appear for an Author Night speaking appearance on Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 pm. in the Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro Street. The free program is presented by the South Pasadena Public Library, the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena, and The Institute for the Redesign of Learning, popularly known in the community as the Almansor Center. 
When LeeAndra was told that her son, Ryan, was no longer considered "normal," she and her family were forced into a new way of handling the outside world. Together, Chergey's family and a team of carefully chosen therapists put in years of hard work, and eventually taught Ryan to speak and express emotions. Tender and candid, "Make A Wish for Me" is a story of accepting and tackling a disability misunderstood by society.
Click here for more information. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  No tickets or reservations are necessary. Refreshments will be provided and copies of "Make a Wish for Me" will be available for purchase.
Back by Popular Demand - Colburn Adult Wind Symphony 
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Picture of Colburn Adult Wind Symphony performing at South Pasadena Library Park
The public celebration of Independence Day in South Pasadena will start on Thursday, June 29, at 6:00 pm this year, when the dynamic Colburn Adult Wind Symphony performs a free patriotic concert in the Library Park. This concert is establishing itself as a local tradition, as during the last three years on the Thursday evenings before Independence Day, the Colburn School Adult Wind Symphony has unleashed invigorating concert performances for appreciative Library Park audiences.
This year the highly accomplished musicians will again play for about 90 minutes right outside the Library Community Room at 1115 El Centro Street. No tickets or reservations are necessary and audience members are invited to bring picnic food and blankets or folding chairs. 
Click here for more information. The concert for all ages is presented by the Colburn School, the South Pasadena Public Library, and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library. Special thanks to the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and the South Pasadena Community Services Department.
Spread the Word to Conserve at the South Pasadena Demonstration Garden
Picture of the South Pasadena Demonstration Garden
The newly constructed Demonstration Garden is now open! Located at 1028 Magnolia Street, right next to the Community Garden, the Demonstration Garden provides an opportunity for the community to learn ways to conserve energy and water, and have an attractive landscape that is cost effective.

The community is welcome to visit and learn about options for irrigation that can conserve water, and get educated on plants that are native and water wise. The Demonstration Garden has a variety of California natives along with drought tolerant plants and trees that are available locally, and aesthetically attractive. The garden also has a dry creek bed that shows how we can slow down and capture water run-off before it makes it to the street, allowing it to percolate into the ground to promote water recharge. As a leader among the nation for conservation, the use of solar energy is utilized to power the irrigation system. The irrigation is critical in sustaining a drought-tolerant garden by use of a low-volume drip line and bubblers. 

The Demonstration Garden includes amenities such as a gazebo, seating bench, drinking fountain, bulletin board with conservation and gardening information, doggy waste station, bench, trash receptacle and two bike racks. The seed library contains seed packets for residents to try for themselves in their own homes, along with books that you can take.

This project was funded by Park Impact Fees and the Water Conservation Fund.
Summer Specialty Camps 

We are excited to announce our upcoming specialty camps scheduled for this summer! We have added new camps such as Chess Club, Spanish Immersion, Rocket Camp, and Jurassic Dinoworld, just to name a few. Play-Well TEKnologies will also return this summer with LEGO camps. Each camp class will run for 1-week, from either 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Classes will not be held on Tuesday, July 4th. Class descriptions and fees can be found in our Summer Community Services Guide and our website, .
Registration for these camp classes is open. You can sign up on-line or at the Recreation office, 815 Mission St, Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Camp Med After School 2017-2018 

Registration begins July 1st! Applications & the Program Handbook are
now available on our website.

Interested in enrolling your child in after school care next year? Look no further than our Camp Med program!
Each day your child will participate in games, organized activities, sports, and arts & crafts.
We also provide homework help and daily snack. We coordinate pick up from Monterey Hills, Arroyo Visita & Marengo Elementary Schools.

This program is for 1st-5th graders only, and the weekly fee is $80.
If you have any questions please refer to our Program Handbook or call the Recreation office (626) 403-7380
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Upcoming Events
Community Baseball Night
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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Get a group together and join your community for a night of baseball! The Community Services Department and the Parks & Recreation Commission are happy to announce the return of the Community Baseball Night on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 7:10 pm.
Your Los Angeles Dodgers will be playing against the New York Mets. Tickets are $33 at the Preferred Loge Box and $38 for the All You Can Eat Pavilion. The first 40,000 fans will receive a free tote bag!

All You Can Eat Pavillion tickets include unlimited Dodger Dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, Coke products and water! 
Tickets must be purchased by Friday, June 16th. Take the Gold Line to Union Station to get on the Dodger Stadium Express Shuttle. Tickets may be purchased by registering online at .

Movies in the Park
Select Fridays in June, July and August 2017

The South Pasadena Community Services Department will be hosting three movies at Garfield Park this summer. Bring a blanket and beach chairs along with your friends and family! Admission is free! Refreshments will be available for purchase starting at 7:00 p.m. and the movies will begin at 8:15 p.m.

For more information, please call the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380

Concerts in the Park
Sundays in July and August 2017
Free live music returns to Garfield Park this summer!

The South Pasadena Community Services Department and the Parks & Recreation Commission are pleased to present the annual Concerts in the Park series on Sundays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Garfield Park, 100 Park Avenue, with the support of local businesses and organizations who have generously sponsored this family event.

Bring your blankets and low seating beach chairs and enjoy the music and fun. There will be a variety of delicious food available for purchase.

Music Genre
July 9, 2017
The Grateful Dads
Classic Rock
July 16, 2017
The Fabulous Esquires Band
Big Band / Horns
July 23, 2017
Escape: The Journey Tribute
Classic Rock
July 30, 2017
Robert Sarzo, A Salute to Santana
Classic Rock
August 6, 2017
Opa Opa
August 13, 2017
City Beat Band
R&B / Soul

Click here for more information
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Community Services Department invites you to the 3rd annual National Night Out event to expand programming that incorporates recreational, educational, and family activities.

By adding the use of parks as a social and community resource, we continue to build a sense of community right here in South Pasadena.
Join us on Tuesday, August 1st from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at Orange Grove Park (815 Mission Street) for an evening filled with games, food, activities, educational opportunities, as well as information from our local police and fire departments, city management office, and others.

Admission is free!

For more information please call the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380.

Shakespeare in the Park
Friday, August 4, 2017

The South Pasadena Community Services Department in collaboration with Shakespeare by the Sea invites you to a free Shakespeare in the Park. Bring a picnic, blankets and beach chairs along with your friends and family to settle in for a night of classic entertainment as we feature "Macbeth". Join us on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Garfield Park at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. Click here for more information, or call the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380.