City of Hope Centennial (Monday, June 24 at 7pm)
In 1913, a dedicated group of men and women came together to form the Jewish Consumptive Relief Association of California. Launching a free, national and nonsectarian tuberculosis sanatorium outside of Los Angeles, they offered care to their brothers and sisters in need. By the mid-1940s, tuberculosis was on the decline in the United States. But the organization that became City of Hope rose to the challenge of each successive era, tackling the world's most catastrophic diseases while reaffirming its humanitarian vision that "health is a human right."
On Monday, June 24th at 7:00 p.m. DR. LINDA MALKAS will address the institution’s legacy, as well as its bright future. The City of Hope was founded in the same year as the City of San Marino was incorporated, and thus is celebrating its Centennial in 2013 along with San Marino. Over its history, the City of Hope has been a place of hope and discovery and anticipates continuing in the next century working on the future promise for the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer and diabetes, and the research that makes that possible.
Dr. Malkas is an expert in the areas of human cell DNA replication/repair, women’s cancers, as well as in cancer biomarker and therapeutic target discovery and development. She is currently an Associate Chairman and Profession in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Deputy Director for Basic Research of the City of Hope’s NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as co-leader of the Molecular Oncology and Cancers Programs at the Cancer Center.
Seating is limited and attendance to this free monthly series has been to capacity so arrive early! (notparoo)… (more)
Eating Healthy Is So Delicious! (Monday, July 1 at 7pm)
On Monday, July 1 at 7:00 p.m., Registered Dietician VICTORIA BUXTON-PACHECO will present a fun program on food and nutrition as Crowell Public Library celebrates summer reading with programs, prizes and surprises. Victoria will discuss adapting your favorite comfort food recipes, portion control, healthy snacks, reading food labels and how it all relates to the USDA’s Choose My Plate program http://www.choosemyplate.gov
. See how eating healthy can make your taste buds stand up and cheer!
Victoria comes to us from the Community Outreach Department at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia. She provides nutritional counseling for clients with gestational diabetes, cardiac disease, cancer and weight management issues. She graduated from Cal State Los Angeles and has both her Bachelors and Masters Degree in Nutrition. Victoria recently published a nutrition textbook and is on the faculty at Pasadena City College and Cal State Los Angeles.
And you won’t want to miss the free demonstration by BRYCE FUJII on transforming common fruits and vegetables into beautiful, edible decorations. With just a few basic tools, garnishes can enhance any meal, making it special without adding significant cost. When presented attractively, food not only looks pretty but also seems to taste better, too! Connect with your inner artist -- even you can be a Rodin with a radish!
Bryce Fujii has been an Independent Director and Trainer with The Pampered Chef for seven years. His lifelong passion for food led him to become a USPCA certified personal chef. While pursuing college degrees in business and fine arts, Bryce learned that with a little instruction, everyone has enough time and talent to prepare delicious and impressive home-cooked meals. Join us on Sunday, July 14th in the Barth Community Room and learn some basics of epicurean embellishments! (notparoo)… (more)
Road Scholar: Adventures in Lifelong Learning (Thursday, July 11 at 7pm)
If you love to travel, enjoy learning new things, like to explore interesting places and meet people who share a love of adventure, come and learn about Road Scholar, the group that offers more than 5,500 programs each year in 150 countries worldwide. Volunteer Road Scholar Ambassador JILL SWAIM will offer an insider's look at its adventures on July 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s Barth Community Room. Light refreshments will be served. Road Scholar Ambassadors are seasoned participants who volunteer their time to give informative and enthusiastic presentations about the educational travel adventures available through Road Scholar, formerly called Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.
Adventuresome, curious, fun... what else is there to know about Road Scholar participants? Their learning adventures engage expert instructors, provide extraordinary access, and stimulate discourse and friendship among people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime. Since its inception, more than five million people have enrolled in its iconic educational adventures offered annually in countries around the world.
The Road Scholar program has made connections with educators and other local "insiders" all around the world, creating learning opportunities that show the world in a way that just can't be done alone or on a "tour." From expert-led lectures and field trips to comfortable lodgings and meals, all the details are handled, taking the worry out of the planning, so Scholars can focus on the learning experience.
Road Scholar is headquartered in Boston, Mass., with offices in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. To learn more please visit their website at www.roadscholar.org and bring your questions Thursday July 11 at 7:00pm to Crowell Library’s Barth Community Room. (notparoo)… (more)
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