Calvary Presbyterian Church: Progressive Dinner Party

first_img Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Community News HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News More Cool Stuff This is a wonderful time in Calvary Presbyterian Church’ congregation where a several hosts serve different courses and the meal progresses through town, until everyone all met together for dessert and caroling. It’s a fantastic way to get to know each other better and to celebrate the season.The church is in need of homes to host these various courses two or three homes for the for appetizer/salad course, then two or three more for the dinner portion, and one large home for the dessert and caroling course. In past years, between 60-70 people have attended. This is an adult-only event. Be sure to join the church community for the fun-filled evening. For more information please contact Shauna Lee.Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1050 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, (626) 799-7148 or visit EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Faith & Religion News Calvary Presbyterian Church: Progressive Dinner Party Saturday, December 8th Published on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 9:33 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The Dead Jam With Guests Steve Winwood & Mike Gordon, On This Day In 2003 [Listen]

first_imgWhile Fare Thee Well was the most recent reunion of the Core Four surviving members of the Grateful Dead, by no means has it been the only one. Members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart have united on several occasions, including an exciting tour in 2003 as The Dead. With members Jimmy Herring, Rob Barraco, Jeff Chimenti and Joan Osborne, the band performed a one-off February show at The Warfield in San Francisco, and launched a major summer tour thereafter.After hitting Bonnaroo in its second year ever, the band worked their way up the coast to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. On this day thirteen years ago – June 20, 2003 – the band featured opening act Steve Winwood to get things going. Winwood not only opened, but joined in for a little fun on the classic Traffic tune “Dear Mr. Fantasy.” One of the bigger surprises of the show came after a rockin’ “Drums/Space” segment, when the band was joined by Phish bassist Mike Gordon for a bass-fueled jam session. The magic between Gordon and Lesh was unstoppable, and carried all the way through a supreme “Eyes Of The World.” It was truly a show for the ages.Thanks to the work of Ken Doughty and Matt Cole, we have full audio to share from this performance. Tune in and listen to the magic below.last_img read more

‘It’s kind of like candy to me’: Professor assists wardrobe department for ‘The Lion King’

first_imgMelissa Bialko will be assisting the costume department of the Broadway production of “The Lion King,” which will run at South Bend’s Morris Performing Arts Center from March 4 to March 22.Bialko, Saint Mary’s theatre professor and professional specialist in costume design, said she got the position working on the show through a stagehand union called International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, or IATSE. Genevieve Coleman | The Observer The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend is hosting a traveling Broadway production of “The Lion King.” Saint Mary’s professor Melissa Bialko is among the crew working on wardrobe for the show.“My first gig with our local stagehands union, Local 187, was in September 2005, so I’ve been working with this local for quite some time,’’ she said. “Being a member of the union, there is a call order for each position. I was called in ranking order to fulfill that position, which is a wardrobe member.’’Bialko said she is humbled to take on the role for the show.“I feel great pride in any work that I can get to do in theatre, and it’s kind of like candy to me to get to work on something renowned like ‘The Lion King’ as a wardrobe person,” she said.Managing the costumes for “The Lion King” is a large undertaking, Bialko said, due to the show’s minimalistic set.“It’s a huge wardrobe call,” she said. “There’s truly very little scenery, but there’s a lot of glorious lighting and a lot of costumes. So, there’s quite a lot of us who are needed to be wardrobe [members] as well as puppet workers.”The wardrobe managers are divided into specific crews, each of which have certain jobs to perform during the shows.“There’s actually a specific laundry crew, which is typical on every show,” Bialko said. “Then during the shows themselves, we help people with changing their clothes. It’s a lot more complicated and intense than what that sounds initially. There’s actually quite a lot of running around backstage.”Bialko said she thoroughly enjoys being a part of theatre productions because of the fast-paced nature of the job.“It’s a lot of quick problem solving on your feet,” she said. “It’s really enjoyable because you get to help the performers be ready to do their job.”Originally, Bialko said she wanted to use her passion for design to become a civil engineer.“I started out in civil engineering and environmental science, wanting to go into preservation of historical structures and eventually into law for environmental and preservation reasons,’’ she said. “I found out as an engineer, you spend a lot of time not physically interacting with the old stuff I love. With scenic design, you get to interact with the old stuff everyday — you get to research it, you get to replicate it, you get to tweak it in the design sense to make it tell part of the story of the play.”Bialko said she has found a love for teaching students lessons that are applicable both inside and outside the classroom.“The appeal to me is to get to work with students that closely every day and to not only teach them, ‘This is how you draft this kind of pattern,’ but also life skills,” she said.Working in theatre enriches and complements the human experience in many ways, Bialko said.“What I really love about theatre is how collaborative it is,” she said. “You are part of a team every single day. You are working toward a common goal every single day. … I think [the arts] serve a very important enrichment for [mental health] in our world, and the joy and pride of being a part of that is very, very special to me.”Tags: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Morris Performing Arts Center, The Lion Kinglast_img read more

Bruce plays down cup hopes

first_img Proschwitz is unlikely to leapfrog Danny Graham or Yannick Sagbo in the first team any time soon, but Bruce was glad to see him provide a trademark finish. “Nick’s confidence has never been in doubt, the one thing the kid can do is score,” said Bruce. “When the opportunity arises you expect him to score, that part is so easy for him. “It’s the other parts of his game that has to improve and we have to keep working with him. “He’s better than he was 12 months ago but he still has to adapt. “He’s part of our 25-man squad. I wanted him to go out but he didn’t want to go. “The more he plays and the more he scores, good for him.” Beaten Huddersfield manager Mark Robins defended his own decision to ring the changes, insisting games such as this are the only real chance to learn about his young players. One, 18-year-old Duane Holmes, caught the eye with a wonderful cameo from the bench and that made the experiment worthwhile for Robins. “I read a hell of a lot in the press about young English players not having the opportunity…well where do you give them a go if not here?,” he said. “There’s no other opportunity like it. We had an average age of 23 and one or two of them might be stars of the future. “Duane has got a little bit of something different. He’s 18 and he has a bright future. “He’s definitely got something and he gave us a bit of hope towards the end.” “I’ve picked a team that got through against Orient – who are doing all right, they’re unbeaten (in the league) – and I’ve picked a team that has got through against Huddersfield so I’ll continue along that way,” said Bruce. “I’m not going to be sidetracked trying to get a cup run. It’s very nice to have a cup run but my priority is to keep this club in the Premier League. “People ask me why I change the team but we’ve got an injury to James Chester and an injury to Robert Koren. People don’t get injured in training very often, they get injured playing games. “Chester is out for six to eight weeks, Koren the same, and if we add one or two more to that we’re in trouble. “We don’t have the strength in depth yet.” One of the major positives from Hull’s low-key victory over the Terriers was a first goal of the season for striker Nick Proschwitz. The German forward, a £2.6million signing last summer, has found himself firmly out of favour this term and was even offered the chance to leave in the summer. But he grabbed four goals in a reserve team match last week and finished emphatically when George Boyd’s 59th-minute cross landed nicely for him. Steve Bruce has no intention of getting carried away with the prospect of a Capital One Cup run, despite guiding his Hull side to the last 16 for the first time in 36 years. Bruce is unapologetic about prioritising survival in the Barclays Premier League and has put out second string sides so far in the cup, making 11 changes against Leyton Orient and nine more for Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Huddersfield. The Tigers have never made it as far as the quarter-finals of the competition and although the prospect of breaking new ground might appeal to fans, Bruce is keeping fully focused on the main job this year. Press Associationlast_img read more

36-year-old Pat Grassley becomes Iowa House Speaker

first_imgDES MOINES — The opening day of the 2020 Iowa legislature features what the Iowa GOP’s chairman calls “a new generation of leadership” in the Iowa House. Thirty-six-year-old Pat Grassley of New Hartford was installed as House Speaker today.“This session I want to show Iowans that we are not like our counterparts in Washington, D.C., that when there are opportunities to work together, we actually do work together,” said Grassley, who was chosen by his peers this fall to replace then-House Speaker Linda Upmeyer, who announced she would not seek reelection in 2020.Grassley joked during his remarks that farmer-legislators like him will be anxious to start planting this spring and that may influence how long the 2020 legislative session lasts. Grassley closed with the message he delivered at the start.“Let’s make sure that we show Iowans that we are not like Washington, D.C. (with) less partisan games, less political theater, more results for Iowans,” Grassley said. “Let’s strengthen Iowa’s workforce and improve our education system. Let’s make health care more affordable and pass a responsible budget that puts the taxpayers first.”U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley and his wife, Barbara, were in Des Moines to witness their grandson be elected House Speaker.“I’m very proud of Pat not only for being selected speaker, but I’ve seen him grow over the years that he first approach me 14 years ago saying he’d like to run for the state house of representatives,” Senator Grassley said this morning. “I don’t recall a single political conversation I had with him before that point.”Senator Grassley, who is 86 years old, said he hasn’t decided whether he’ll seek re-election in 2022 — and he told reporters his grandson is not being groomed to run for the seat.“That’s up to the people of Iowa,” Senator Grassley said. “And I never hear him talk about running for the United States Senate.”Ten members of the Grassley family were in Des Moines for the event and Pat Grassley took the oath to serve as Iowa House Speaker using a New Testament that was a gift to his grandfather.“It says here that I got this in the Cedar Bible Baptist Church of North Cedar, that’d be part of Cedar Falls,” Grassley said, flipping the tome open and showing reporters the inscription on the inside cover. “I don’t know the exact Sunday that I spoke there, but I always preach on 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, being ambassadors for Jesus Christ.”Matt Windschitl, a 36-year-old from Missouri Valley, is now the majority leader in the Iowa House.“We’ve been in the majority since 2011,” Windschitl said early this morning at a GOP fundraiser. “What we’re going to do this session is continue to give Iowans every reason to give us that majority back in the November elections. It’s as simple as that.”last_img read more

Sumo in uproar as women first responders ordered out of ring

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In this March 10, 2018, photo, sumo chief Nobuyoshi Hakkaku, center in a gray tie, watches a ceremony to purify the ring before the start of the Spring Grand Sumo tournament in Osaka, western Japan. Hakkaku, head of the Japan Sumo Association, apologized over an incident in which women first responders were asked to get out of the ring as they attempted to revive an official who collapsed in Maizuru, western Japan, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. In sumo’s tradition, the ring is considered sacred and women are prohibited from entering. (Kyodo News via AP)TOKYO — The head of Japan’s sumo association has apologized over an incident in which women first responders were asked to get out of the ring as they attempted to revive an official who collapsed.In sumo’s tradition, the ring is considered sacred and women are prohibited from entering.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery “Of course it is important to protect tradition, but the way it excludes women perhaps is out of step with the times, and that’s how I feel as a woman,” said Yurika Mita, a newscaster on a Fuji Television Network talk show. “Without the women’s effort, the life of one person might have been lost.”Sumo’s male-only tradition has raised controversy for decades, with even top women politicians barred from honoring winners in the ring.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next That posed a problem Wednesday when Ryozo Tatami, the 67-year-old mayor of Maizuru in northern Kyoto, collapsed during a ring-top speech. Two women, apparently medical experts, rushed in and started performing first aid as several male sumo officials surrounding the mayor looked on.When two more women rose to the ring trying to join the first aid effort, announcements demanded the women get out of the ring.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Ladies, please get off the ring,” a sumo referee said, determinedly. “Only gentlemen go up.”Footage posted on social media triggered outrage, with many criticizing sumo officials and saying they were choosing tradition over life. LATEST STORIES Alaska taps Ohio alum Campbell as PBA Comm’s Cup import Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sumo chief Nobuyoshi Hakkaku called the announcement inappropriate and apologized late Wednesday, while thanking the women for working to save the mayor.In a statement, Hakkaku said the announcement was made by an official who panicked after seeing the women in the ring, but never touched on the divisive tradition.“It was an inappropriate response in a life-threatening situation,” Hakkaku said.The mayor, who had an acute cerebral hemorrhage, survived and was in stable condition Thursday after receiving emergency surgery at a hospital, city officials said.The footage posted on YouTube was shown on major Japanese networks and other media as the news topped headlines Thursday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

What’s Steph Curry listening to in his headset?

first_imgSo what tops Steph’s fave music for 2019? … Nipsey’s in Steph’s top-5 this year 🔥— Chris Montano (@gswchris) December 5, 2019Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry has been known to have great taste in music. For example, at his 30th birthday party last year he had both Paramore and E-40 perform live. He’s also been seen belting out songs from Hamilton with his daughters in the car. And there was that time when he sang karaoke to Old Town Road.last_img read more

New growth path to create jobs: Patel

first_imgSource: BuaNews The South African government has identified several sectors with the potential to create new jobs as the country embarks on a shift to a more labour-absorptive economy, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. The recession took a heavy toll on South Africa’s economy, with some 870 000 people losing their jobs in 2009 and households suffering from falling incomes and high levels of debt. The domestic economy contracted by an estimated 1.8% in 2009 as a result of a decline in consumption spending and weak investment growth. Discussions had been held with companies, industry associations and organised labour on matters such as the exchange rate, industrial policy and trade policy. He added that the new growth path, aimed at stepping up the fight against poverty and unemployment in South Africa, would recognise the crucial role of the private sector in creating new jobs. Advisory panel 24 March 2010 Delivering his department’s budget vote in Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday, Patel said the new growth path would include a focus on manufacturing, infrastructure development, rural development and agro-processing, and the “green” economy. Patel said recovering the jobs lost in 2009 would require a major improvement in the employment performance of the economy, with a focus on decent work opportunities and “better social outcomes”.center_img Patel said an important policy focus for his department would be the creation of sustainable livelihoods and addressing the challenge of enterprises in the informal or “second economy”, adding that the government would also be looking at ways to improve the performance and impact of public institutions that were vital to economic development. “We call this the development of a new growth path,” he said. “The central ideas in the developmental growth path are to enhance the labour absorbing capacity of the economy … and to find ways to connect knowledge and innovation to the challenge of jobs and growth,” Patel said. “What started as a financial crisis rapidly spread to the real economy and impacted on jobs,” Patel said. “Real GDP fell by 1.8% in 2009 but is expected to start growing to 2.3% this year, rising to 3.6% in 2011.” While South Africa’s economy had started to show signs of recovery, Patel conceded that regulatory reforms that encouraged employment were needed. Patel further announced the formation of a special ministerial advisory panel, which he said will serve as an ideas forum. “I am pleased to announce that we have made good progress in establishing the panel since my announcement of the idea some two weeks ago here in Parliament.” Reforms to encourage employmentlast_img read more

New journalism centre for SU

first_imgAn artist’s impression of the newMediafrica center. (Image: Stellenbosch University) MEDIA CONTACTS • SU Department of Journalism+27 21 808 3488 RELATED ARTICLES • Rhodes hosts world journalism meet • New M&G journalism centre • Boosting African journalism • Reshaping reportage on Africa• Business school to expand in AfricaWilma den HartighStellenbosch University (SU) has launched its new journalism centre, Mediafrica. The new centre will become the base for developing well-trained, professional media workers who can competently tell Africa’s story, and report objectively on important issues affecting the continent.SU is home to one of the top 12 journalism schools in Africa, according to a 2007 Unesco survey.Prof Lizette Rabe, head of the SU Journalism Department, said in a statement that Mediafrica will train a generation of journalists who will guard democracy through their ethical reporting and investigative work in a range of media genres.“An informed society is an empowered society,” said Rabe. “Journalism is one of the keys to empowerment. We need quality journalism to advance human development in Africa. Mediafrica will help us to realise these goals.”The new Mediafrica building, which is currently under construction, will be a modern, double-storey structure behind the Journalism Department’s existing premises on the central campus.Students will take their studies in a multifunctional lecture hall on the ground floor, and will be able to relax and interact with each other in a separate area. The upper floor will house a multimedia newsroom and video editing facilities.Mediafrica will also enable the SU journalism department to handle an increased interest in journalism studies. Rabe said that limited space and new developments in technology prompted them to consider a new building.“Our department was designed for 20 postgraduate students, and we have grown to about 75 students. We also needed an integrated multimedia newsroom.”She said journalism has always had a certain allure, although many have a misconception about the career.“We have always had many more applications than the positions we have, and deem ourselves lucky in that respect – that the crème de la crème study with us,” she said.The department has a comprehensive selection process, which ensures that only the most dedicated students win a place. “We do not want to grow bigger than we currently are – we see ourselves as a ‘boutique style’ journalism school and we remain exclusively postgraduate. That is part of our journalism education philosophy,” Rabe said.Serving societyThrough Mediafrica, the journalism department will contribute to the SU Hope Project, which was established with a view to aligning the university’s core activities with certain development themes from the international Millennium Development Goals. With this endeavour the institution hopes to serve society better.SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor Prof Russel Botman said in a statement that a strong media and well-trained journalism professionals play a crucial role in eradicating poverty, attaining peace and security, promoting human dignity and health, entrenching democracy and human rights, and ensuring sustainable development in Africa.Freedom of the pressRabe said that, relative to Africa, South Africa has great media freedom. However, relative to the West, South Africa has certain limitations.“With the current noises, media freedom is under serious threat and the public, private and business sectors must all pull together to avoid the threats becoming reality. If so, we will not be a democracy anymore,” she said.African journalists who strive for a free and independent media face regular harassment at the hands of state authorities. Zimbabwean journalist John Masuku, executive director of the independent radio station Voice of the People, which broadcasts out of Harare, has personally experienced this persecution.Masuku is working on his master’s at SU on the role of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation in dealing with national issues. He spoke openly about the role of the media in building a democracy.“We are the watchdogs of our fragile, polarised system of government. After many years of one party rule, Zimbabwe is characterised by a lack of freedom of expression and association.”He said that the media can help to improve this situation by monitoring and reporting objectively on developments. “We must also expose all forms of corruption, and help the nation heal. We must make inputs into constitutional and media reform.”Gabriel Baglo, executive director of the Federation of African Journalists, said in the 2009 African Press Freedom Report that press freedom in Africa is still under threat, despite 20 years of democratisation. This report is issued by the International Federation of Journalists.Independent journalism continues to be a dangerous profession on the continent, even in peaceful zones, said Baglo, adding that governments and politicians, and economic and religious groups often see journalists and the media as impostors who should not involve themselves in reporting critical issues.Postgraduate studySU’s journalism department offers three postgraduate programmes. The BPhil degree in Journalism, a one-year honours course, is aimed at students who already have a university qualification. The MPhil and DPhil programmes focus on research, with a priority on issues relevant to Africa and that will make a difference to both to journalism and society.Through the new multimedia training and research centre, the SU Department of Journalism hopes to continue strengthening the link between press freedom, human rights and democracy.last_img read more

Should I continue farming?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris Zoller, Ohio State University Extension Educator, ANR-Tuscarawas County It’s no secret that all of agriculture is suffering from years of low commodity prices and rising input costs. The economic struggles have affected you financially and physically. You’ve looked at the numbers, met with advisors, and talked to family. The thought of selling part or your entire farm brings with it added worry and concern. What can you do? Find someone you trust and with whom you feel comfortable discussing your situation. This person may not have many answers to your questions, but they can listen to your frustrations and worries. They may be able to help you sort through the confusion and develop a course of action. Think of your situation as a picture — a set of eyes looking at the picture from the outside may see things you can’t because you are caught up in the picture. Understand that you are not alone. Nearly every farm and farm family is in a similar situation. Don’t live in the past or dwell on what could or should have been done. Take control of the situation and develop a plan for managing the things you are able to control.Assessment Evaluate your financial position by meeting with your lender to discuss options for restructuring debt. Can you extend the repayment terms to provide more cash flow? Contact your Extension Educator about completing a FINPACK analysis ( are your specific, measurable, attainable, rewarding, and timed (SMART) goals? How are your goals similar and different from those of family and/or business partners? Develop a list of your education, experiences, and skills. How can you use these in another career? What career opportunities fit you best?Evaluation If you come to the decision that selling all or part of your farm is the best option, there are several items to address. Begin with a balance sheet and other financial information to understand your present financial situation. Doing so will help you decide how much money (and approximate number of assets) you must sell. You may want to meet with an appraiser, auctioneer, or real estate professional for help determining the expected value of assets.Professionals Your attorney can answer questions and advise you about legal considerations related to a sale. An accountant will help minimize your tax liability and give an estimate of what you may expect to pay in taxes.Help is available There are people and agencies/organizations that can help with the transition and the emotions that come with the sale. Clergy, licensed counselors, and medical professionals can help you cope. Other sources of help include: Ohio State University Extension ( National Suicide Prevention (1-800-273-8255) National Alliance for Mental Illness (1-800-950-6264) Ohio Workforce Training ( Ohio Job & Family Services, Office of Workforce Development ( information Coming to the decision to sell all or a part of your farm is not an easy decision. Find someone with good listening skills. Talk to professionals, reach out for help, get answers, and make the best possible decisions. More information about this subject is available at read more