Busy Day Today in Sierra Madre

Firefigther Brent Bartlett cooks up some flapjacks

The Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station from 7am to 11am.  Cost is $5, and proceeds are used to help the SMVFA fund numerous philanthropic endeavors, including the recent Easter Egg Hunt, and the annual Christmas stocking giveaway on Christmas Eve. 

Friends of the Library 49th Annual Art Fair at Memorial Park 9:30am to 6pm on Saturday, 9:30 to 5pm on Sunday

Admission to the Fair is free, and there will be live concerts by The String Planet from 11am to 1pm and The Eclectic Connection from 2pm to 4pm.  Featured artist is Ivy Shuman, a wood turner from Chatsworth.

Kentucky Derby Party at Santa Anita Park

* Master of Ceremonies FrankSontag, KLOS Radio

* Auctioneer, Hall of Fame Trainer, Jack Van Berg

*Live music by singer, songwriter, Liza G. Fly

* Betting windows will be open & gates open at 10:30 a.m.

Fabulous buffet overlooking gorgeous Santa Anita racetrack, valet parking, Derby Hat Contest, fabulous collectible memorabilia, as well as other valuable auction items, on site Handicapper to teach you  fun bets like a 10¢ superfecta, and surprises, too!

Tickets at the door, $50 (parking not included)

Hands 2 Health Wellness Center Open House, 11am – 3pm

There will be a raffle for a one-hour massage and chiropractic adjustment.
There will be free 10 minute chair massages by Janet and Lanette.
There will be nutritional demonstrations.
So, come by and say hello!  Get a free chair massage! 

80 Montecito Court

Mother’s Day Tea at Sierra Madre Woman’s Club

Although the annual Mother’s Day Tea usually sells out, don’t hesitate to call the Sierra Madre Public Library to check on last-minute ticket availability if you would like to attend.   “Love and Friendship: A Mother’s Day Tea with Jane Austen,” will be held on Saturday, May 7, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Woman’s Club Clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  Mary Burkin will perform as Jane Austen, reading from her works and sharing tidbits of family and neighborhood gossip.  Afternoon tea, boasting a full complement of fruits, sweets and savories, follows the program.  If available, tickets may be purchased at the Library up until 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. The cost is $20.00 for adults, $8.00 for youth under 17.  For more information, call Polly Bonnett or Stephanie Vitale at 355-7186. The Library is located at 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

Butterfly Effect Day Spa, Noon-3pm

Join us for the Unveiling of the Natural Nail Care department! Pre-Mothers Day Fun …
It’s a great time to show the special mom in your life just how much you love her 
We will have a Complementary Relaxing Hand Massage & a Soothing Paraffin Dip waiting for you.
Please remember to preview our fun Mothers Day Spa Packages – Why so Serious?? Moms just want to have fun.

370 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

General Plan Update Town Hall Forum

One does not need to be a resident of Sierra Madre to participate in the survey, people who work, shop, or are otherwise involved are invited to provide input as well.  Kids will enjoy the onsite “bouncy house” and free popcorn and cotton candy.  This forum is a community wide brain storming session to help determine the vision to carry Sierra Madre into the next 20-30 years.

The focus of this forum is Families, Youth, Businesses, Services, and Institutions.  This is the second in a series of forums in which the public is being asked to give the GPUSC guidance as they work to update the City’s General Plan.  Every city and county in California is required to have a General Plan.  A General Plan can and should be used as a long-term outlook that provides a basis for decision-making by City Council and appointed Commissions.  Sierra Madre adopted its first General Plan in 1996.

Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club Boot Skootin’ Chili Cookoff

Sierra Madre Kiwanis will host the Boot-Skootin Dance and Chili Cook-off Fundraiser from 6 to 10pm at the Sierra Madre Room in the Rec. Center at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd..  Tickets are $25, and include samples of the Chili Cook-off entries and line dance instruction.  There will be a no-host bar.  Proceeds will be used to help fund the Paul Magaris Mini-Grant program and other charitable activities.  For more information, call 355-2335 or 355-8333