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Music & Improvisational Theatre for the Holidays
Be sure to attend our very special holiday show. Festivities will begin with holiday music from our own Major Darren Norton and The Salvation Army Pasadena Tabernacle Christmas Brass Ensemble. They will play traditional and contemporary Christmas music from 11:45 to 12:30 p.m., so plan to come early and enjoy the sounds of the season! You will find The Salvation Army's traditional red kettles are at stores throughout Pasadena. The money raised stays right here and supports local programs which include senior and transitional housing, after school youth programs, services to low income families and the homeless. In addition, food and toys will be provided to 1,000 local families this holiday season.    More holiday music will follow with a performance from The Music Committee Quartet of Sweet Adelines International. This group features four-part a cappellaBarbershop-style harmony. These four ladies have been singing together for over 20 years and are all members of the Verdugo Hills Showtime Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, a performing and competing barbershop chorus from Glendale. They have performed all over Southern California for many philanthropic groups, church organizations, women's clubs and most recently at the State's Bee Convention, appropriately dressed as bees. They also deliver singing valentines every February.Patti Loitz, lead, is a retired music educator as well as tenor, Penny Parisi. Jan Steese, baritone, is retired from the City of Burbank and bass, Jackie Wheatley, is retired from the aerospace industry. Then we will venture into the TWILIGHT ZONE with a visit from the Impro Theatre company.Then we will venture into the TWILIGHT ZONE with a visit from the Impro Theatre company. From the darkest corners of reality to the land of the unexplained, "Twilight Zone UnScripted" is a completely improvised show in the style of the classic 60's sci-fi television show, with a holiday twist. Enter a dimension of pure imagination as the company starts with audience suggestions, combines them with holiday themes, and creates all-new and completely improvised episodes. Don't miss this thoroughly entertaining and unique theatrical experience, directed by Jo McGinley and Stephen Kearin. We will get a sample of what is currently playing onstage at the Pasadena Playhouse's Carrie Hamilton Theatre.   From the darkest corners of reality to the land of the unexplained, "Twilight Zone UnScripted" is a completely improvised show in the style of the classic 60's sci-fi television show, with a holiday twist. Enter a dimension of pure imagination as the company starts with audience suggestions, combines them with holiday themes, and creates all-new and completely More holiday music will follow with a performance from The Music Committee Quartet of Sweet Adelines International. This group features four-part a cappellaBarbershop-style harmony. These four ladies have been singing together for over 20 years and are all members of the Verdugo Hills Showtime Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, a performing and competing barbershop chorus from Glendale. They have performed all over Southern California for many philanthropic groups, church organizations, women's clubs and most recently at the State's Bee Convention, appropriately dressed as bees. They also deliver singing valentines every February.Patti Loitz, lead, is a retired music educator as well as tenor, Penny Parisi. Jan Steese, baritone, is retired from the City of Burbank and bass, Jackie Wheatley, is retired from the aerospace industry.

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We meet each Wednesday at 12:00PM at:

The University Club
175 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, California  

Tel: (626) 793-5157

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Rotary Club of Pasadena
556 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Suite 101 #379
Pasadena CA 91105

Phone: 626-440-0908
Fax: 626-440-9806

Email: office@pasadenarotary.com

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Frankly speaking

This will be my last column before the end of the year. Don't forget: after next week's holiday lunch meeting, we will be dark until January 7, 2015.

The Scoot Zone By Mary Lou Byrne, Bureau Chief

After a week off, due to the fabulous holiday party last week, we kicked off this week's meeting by singing our hearts out as the redoubtable Gary Kearney, accompanied by the formidable Ross Jutsum, led us in "The Impossible Dream" followed by "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Eric Dysart gave a stirring invocation on the themes of thankfulness and service, and Dan

Frankly Speaking

Our holiday party at Jacob Maarse was a rousing success. My thanks to Hank Maarse for not only providing us with the unique venue, but for also working hard before the party to insure that all was in order. I would also like to applaud Jane Waas and her fellow social committee members for making the event happen.

The Scoot Zone for Nov 26th By Mary Lou Byrne, Bureau Chief

What a wonderful and thanks-filled time we had on the lovely sunny Wednesday before Thanksgiving! Yours truly and almost-birthday-boy Ross Jutsum kicked things off with a Thanksgiving hymn from childhood, followed by a lusty chorus of "My Country 'Tis of Thee," because... pilgrims!

Frankly Speaking

It is not my practice to comment about our last speaker. I try to avoid redundancy. I choose not to interfere with the work of our capable reporter, Mary Lous Byrne. But I must comment about Ned Colletti.

The Scoot Zone for Nov 19th By Mary Lou Byrne, Bureau Chief

What better way to kick of a program featuring a bigwig from the Los Angeles Dodgers than with an enthusiastic chorus of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," followed by our national anthem? Thanks to Marilyn Buchanan for leading the singing and Ross Jutsum for his always-stirring accompaniment!

Frankly Speaking

Yesterday evening, I attended the Open House for the Pasadena Community Foundation ("PCF"). The offices are now located on the 8th floor of the building where my office is located - 301 E. Colorado. PCF Executive Director and fellow Rotarian, Jennifer DeVoll, was holding court and greeting many, many attendees. Rotarian Howard Raff was also present and was attempting to persuade complete strangers to join Rotary.

The Scoot Zone for Nov 12th By Mary Lou Byrne, Bureau Chief

"Everything's Coming Up Roses!" we all sang in honor of the annual visit form the Tournament of Roses Queen and her Princesses. And led by Eric Olson at the mic and Ross Jutsum at the piano, we followed that up with "America the Beautiful." Because what are more beautiful than roses and Pasadena royalty?

Frankly Speaking

President-Elect-Elect. What does it mean? Well, you will have the opportunity to sit on the sidelines for 18 months before seizing the gavel and calling your first Rotary lunch meeting to order.

The Scoot Zone for Nov 5th By Mary Lou Byrne, Bureau Chief

We began this week's meeting with a ringing chorus of "God Bless America," led by Darren Norton in fine voice and resplendent uniform, and Ross Jutsum and his flying fingers on the piano. Bob Martin gave a stirring invocation in which he likened us all to points of light and encouraged us to sparkle. And Randa Khalil introduced our guests like she'd been doing it all her life!