Sierra Madre Summer Fun in the Park

The City of Sierra Madre is offering the Summer Fun in the Park program every Tuesday and Thursday morning beginning June 18th and running through August 15th, 2013. The youth program is from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at the Memorial Park Pavilion, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd. Summer Fun in the Park is absolutely FREE and is geared for children ages 3 to 10 years of age. Tuesday activities emphasize a variety of learning opportunities as well as arts and crafts. Every Thursday children are invited to get out and get active with a fitness based program offered by CATZ Sports. For Thursdays remember to bring sneakers, shorts, a t-shirt, and a water bottle. If you have questions about the program or would like specific program information please call the Community Services Department at (626) 355-5278.

Don’t Forget to Register for the 4th of July Fun Run 2013

Firecracker Fun Run Registration

Fourth of July is less than a month away, which means the 3rd Annual Firecracker Fun Run hosted by the Spero Foundation and 4th of July Committee is fast approaching. This untimed, 5k fun run is perfect for the entire family to enjoy. The run begins at 8:00am on Thursday, July 4th. Adults are $20.00 and youth under 10 are $15.00 prior to June 21st, a t-shirt is guaranteed with registration. After June 21st all participants are $25.00 and a t-shirt is NOT guaranteed with registration. Register online at www.cityofsierramadre.com/onlineregistration, keyword: fun run, or in person at the Community Recreation Center, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd by July 1st.

Excursion - Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Join the Hart Park House Senior Center for an entertaining and educational excursion to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Downtown LA on Friday, June 28th, 2013. Founded in 1979, MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since 1940 in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. The trip to MOCA includes an educator-lead guided tour which highlights the various exhibits in a fun and exciting way as well as provides the most information about MOCA’s collections and current exhibitions. Lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant, and it is recommended to bring $10-15 for lunch. The cost of this trip is only $25.00 and goes from 10:00 to 2:30pm.

For more information or to register for this excursion please contact the Hart Park House Senior Center at 626.355.7394. Registration can also be completed online at www.cityofsierramadre.com/onlineregistration.

Mount Wilson Trail Race 2013, Another Success

Mount Wilson Trail Race 2013 Start

This past Saturday, May 25th celebrated the 105th anniversary and 47th running of the Mount Wilson Trail Race. It was another successful year with great weather, stellar finishing times, and a lively crowd. Friday night race festivities included the Pasta Dinner and runner check-in. The Pasta Dinner was catered by Zugo’s Café with additional items provided by Stonefire Grill. On display was the 2012 race video, photos from prior races, and point of view footage on the mountain. Attendees were also able to purchase Mount Wilson Trail Race merchandise.

New City Hall Public Hours

At the May 28, 2013 City Council meeting, the City Council adopted new open hours for City Hall and the Community Recreation offices as a part of the fiscal year 2013-2015 bi-annual budget. Beginning July 1, 2013 the offices at City Hall and the Community Recreation centers will be open Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 5:30pm.