Archive for August 15, 2010

A new event is fast taking shape to premier on September 11th this year, “A Taste of Sierra Madre.” Area residents are invited to sample the food, fun, fine arts and music that make Sierra Madre so special!

This year’s fundraising recipients will be both local and far reaching: expanded Youth Arts Programs offered through the Sierra Madre Youth Activity Center and cleft palate surgeries for children and adults who would otherwise not receive this care through the nonprofit Rotaplast Foundation. This specialized plastic surgery has been performed by a group of San Francisco based volunteers since 1993, improving a needy child’s ability to eat, speak, hear and breathe, and restoring a normal appearance and function.

In anticipation of the event, a summertime art and essay contest will focus on this year’s fundraising theme; “Children’s Smiles Around the World” which ties to the creation of new children’s smiles through this life changing, cleft palate surgery. The contests invite Sierra Madre resident and student submissions to interpret this theme from kindergarten to grade 12 until July 30th, 2010, and extends also to Pasadena and La Salle High Schools just over the community’s border. Rules and application forms can be downloaded at http://www.ATasteOfSierraMadre.com. Belle’s Nest will offer a free class in July in case any student needs help completing the art submission.

And for all friends of smooth jazz here the most interesting detail. The following artists will perform on this event: Michael Lington, David Benoit,  Eric Byak and Paul Brown. Every artists will be playing for about 20 minutes or longer. It depends of the applause! For more information visit the website.