‘En Plein Air’ Raises $130,000 for Descanso Education

first_imgcenter column 1 ‘En Plein Air’ Raises $130,000 for Descanso Education Annual benefit gala pays tribute to art and the Gardens STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | 4:07 pm 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More than 150 supporters of Descanso Gardens gathered Saturday night to raise $130,000 for the botanic garden’s education programs for Southern California schoolchildren and special-needs students.On a warm autumn evening at a harvest table that seemed to stretch forever beneath a canopy of oaks, guests gathered for “En Plein Air,” this year’s edition of “Only at Descanso.” The theme was inspired by the plein air school of landscape painting, and paid tribute to the hundreds of artists who have found inspiration in Descanso Gardens.“Only at Descanso is a key part of the Descanso Gardens fund-raising model,” said Juliann Rooke, chief operating officer. “Almost as important as fund-raising, this benefit is a ‘friend-raiser’ for the Gardens. Through our benefit we are able to meet new people who support the Descanso Gardens mission to educate and inspire through experiences in nature.”The evening began on the Promenade, where guests gathered for cocktails and enjoyed jazz performed by Bossa Zuzu. Long-time Descanso benefactor Paul G. Haaga, Jr., of La Cañada Flintridge, presided over the paddle auction for the second year.Guests took a short stroll to the Oak Forest, where they gathered at a length of end-to-end tables that stretched down the pathway. The tables were covered with homespun tablecloths and guests sat at rustic chairs. The canopy of oak boughs was illuminated by strings of café lights that spanned the space. The harvest theme continued with vivid flower arrangements of orange roses and dahlias, autumn leaves, fresh herbs, sea holly, and lilies. The arrangements were donated by trustee Hank Maarse, president of Jacob Maarse Florists in Pasadena. Music curated by Matthew Rubino set the mood for dinner.The dinner, prepared by Patina Catering, kept the harvest vibe going beginning with a spritely raw Tuscan kale salad. The entrees included grilled hanger steak with golden potato tart and herb pasta cannelloni with field greens and ricotta filling.Dessert – a selection of fine cheese and chocolates — was served in the Rose Pavilion, where the Gerry Rothschild Band performed a spirited mix of classic tunes for dancing. Guests gathered at small tables for cordials. And the cushy seating of the cigar lounge drew guests who enjoyed a smoke and glass of port.The evening was generously underwritten by Paul G. Haaga, Jr., and his wife, Descanso trustee Heather Sturt Haaga, Sid and Betsey Tyler of Pasadena, Rick Neumann of Pasadena, Karl Swaidan and the Dorothy L. Johnston Foundation, Hank and Ana Maarse of Jacob Maarse Florists, and Patina Restaurant Group.The funds raised at “Only at Descanso” will support programs for school children, for young people with special needs, and for the visiting community at large. “Education is an integral part of our mission,” Rooke said. “We seek to educate in a number of ways, from the structured curriculum we have created for school children and special-needs students, to less formal experiences. Just taking a walk through the Gardens can be a lesson in the natural world.”About Descanso GardensEstablished as a public garden in 1953, Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, near the interchange of the 2 and 210 freeways. The Gardens are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas Day. Parking is free. Admission fees are $9 for adults; $6 for seniors and students; $4 for children 5 to 12, and free for members and children 4 and younger. For information, call (818) 949-4200 or visit www.descansogardens.org. Descanso Gardens is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Community News Community News 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. Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a commentcenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. 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Goshen wraps up infrastructure work

first_img With the grant funds, Jordan said improvements were also made to the town’s well-water house.“We were able to redo the piping and also the electricity and lighting in the well-water house, Jordan said. “The piping was put in back in the 1970s and hard metal and rusty. These improvements in our water system will be a huge help to us.”In addition to the improvements in the Town of Goshen’s water system, funding in the amount $212,000 from the Alabama Gas Tax pool made it possible for the Town of Goshen to pave .92 miles in a residential area. Skip The Town of Goshen has completed two major projects that were made possible by a $260,000 grant award from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and $212,000 in funds from the Alabama Gas Tax pool.Goshen Mayor Darren Jordan said the ADECA grant made it possible to upgrade two- and three-inch water mains to six-inch water mains.“The upgrades will increase the volume of water to those customers and, with the funds, we were also able to install eight fire hydrants in residential areas,” Jordan said. “The fire hydrants will provide increased fire protection in those areas.” Published 5:21 pm Friday, October 9, 2020 “That might not seem like a lot of paving but, for a town the size on Goshen, it was huge,” Jordan said. “With capital expenses like that, it would be difficult for us to put that money back.” Jordan said the street for the paving project was determined by the greatest need.“Both of these projects, the water project and street project, were major for us,” he said. “We really appreciate Rep. Wes Allen for writing letters supporting our efforts to get these funds.”Jordan said a 10 percent match was required for the water works grant but a payout of $26,000 was money well spent. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Goshen wraps up infrastructure work Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Here in Goshen, we don’t have a lot of money in the bank and we are really appreciative of the funds that we have received,” Jordan said. “Our Town Council members work really well together. Nothing could happen without their approval and every member of the council wants and works for what is in the best interest of all our citizens.Jordan said the town council has a “get it done” attitude and Goshen residents are very supportive of the council’s efforts. ‘I am thankful for a council that works together and with me,” he said. “I’m also thankful for a town that pulls together to make Goshen a great small town.” Print Article By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img You Might Like Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Trojans fall to Rehobeth The Rehobeth Rebels improved to 4-4 on the season with a 29-14 win over Charles Henderson High Thursday night in… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more