Friday, October 31, 2014

Spookily heading into November

Well it's the eve of All Hallows (Halloween) and Lincoln Park is girding for the annual onslaught of monsters, princesses, and other assorted revelers. The decorations are up and the candy has been collected. (clicking on images will give you a larger, easier to read version).

Jefferson St. will be closed off to traffic in the Lincoln Park area to ensure a safe place for the youngsters without the normal traffic hazards. If the past is any indication, we'll expect about 2-3,000 candy-beggars out there with a lot of spill over on both Lincoln and Columbia.


Oct. 31

After the kiddies have collected their booty, you can head on over to Spadra Cemetery for a spooky historical tour of the site. Vandals in years past have tried to diminish the site, but the ghosts of our forebears are still there for us to visit.

Nov. 1

The next day, November 1 is Dia de los Muertes or the Mexican "Day of the Dead" festival. There will be activities at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lincoln Park (on Alvarado) including displays of Day of the Dead altars and a special display of early Misoamerican documents.

Also on Nov. 1, Duane Smith will be making a presentation of the Ancient Library at Alexandria. At the Library from 2:00 - 3:00 pm.

Nov. 4

Election Day. If you haven't done so, be sure to get out and VOTE. Of course, I want you to consider voting YES on PPL, but regardless, be sure to VOTE.

Nov. 6

Together We Read will be holding a Bowlathon at Bowlium in Montclair. The price includes dinner and bowling. A real bargain. The tie-in with the book all Pomonan's are asked to read is that two of the main characters are Mexican bowling champions.

Nov. 8

And don't forget the Chalk Art Festival in downtown at Thomas Plaza on November 8 at 3:00 pm.

Together We Read, Halloween, there's always something happening in Pomona.

Monday, October 13, 2014

More Together We Read

After a successful Tribute to Ray Bradbury and Walkathon, the Together We Read program continues on Tuesday at 7:00 pm with Gustavo Arellano (Ask a Mexican) doing a program called Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. He is editor of OCWeekly, lecturer in the Chicana and Chicano Studies department at Cal State Fullerton and author. Mr. Arellano will also have a few books on hand for purchase and signing.

This event will be held at Western University of Health Sciences, Health Education Center, Classroom A. Parking will be in the Patient Care Center parking structure

On Saturday at 2pm  There will be a screening of compiled oral history stories of people who live/work in Pomona. Presented by Allan Lagumbay of the library, in the Library's Conference Room.

Teen Open Mic Night--Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:30pm - 6:30pm at the Library You're so talented, you deserve an audience. Do you sing, dance, rap, play an instrument, or do a little comedy? Come out and show us what you can do!! Or just sit back and prepared to be amazed.

Food and drinks provided. HEY, TEENS! Spotlight your talent at FPL's Teen Open Mic Nite! Join special host Jules Taylor of Arts Live Theatre as she emcees an evening of fun for you to show off your music, comedy, dance, or poetry! Teen Open Mic Nite will be held in the library's lobby next to Arsaga's Cafe. No registration required--just show up and show out!

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 3:00pm - 4:00pm at Pilgrim Congregational Church Performances by Pomona Youth Orchestra and Ballet Folklorico from Lincoln Elementary.

AND LOOK FOR MORE as we finish out October and move into November. For more information see the Together We Read online Calendar HERE

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday

Also, a few VIP Reception tickets are available. Limited to 50, there are only a few of these left. $100/person gets you an hour to mingle with the special guests, wine and appetizers, and reserved seating for the film and program. Email to make your reservation by Friday, October 11.

The City of Pomona declared October 12 as Ray Bradbury Day in the city.