Local Resident Wins a Kindle Fire

Donna Singer was the lucky winner of a Kindle Fire eReader in the Sierra Madre Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program. Ninety-five adults entered the drawing this summer, sponsored and funded by the Friends of the Library. “eReaders are a wonderful idea and handy for travelling”, said Donna, “a big thank you to the Friends of the Library”. Donna can now download free eBooks from the Library and has already signed up for an eReader class.

Patrons are invited to the Library to learn how to download free eBooks to a Kindle, iPad, Nook and other mobile devices. The Library owns all the devices and staff is happy to show people how easy it is to use and read an eBook.

2012 Oktoberfest Golf and Tennis Tournament Fundraiser

The competition is about to begin in Sierra Madre with the 8th Annual Oktoberfest Golf and Tennis Tournament on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Sierra Madre Community Programs are the beneficiary of this City sponsored event, with programs like Movies in the Park, Summer Fun in the Park, Huck Finn Fishing Derby, Halloween Window Painting, and the Sierra Madre Historic Bike Ride receiving support.

Register Now for Fall Recreation Classes 2012

The Community Services Department is excited to announce fall recreation classes are now open for registration online at www.cityofsierramadre.com/onlineregistration or by visiting the Hart Park House Senior Center (222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd) or the Community Services office (611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd).

The fall session introduces a variety classes and programs for the whole family. Change up your fitness regime with Zumba or Zumba Gold (ages 55+), a dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin & international music with dances movements creating a high energy party like atmosphere that provides a dynamic, exciting and effective workouts. Strengthen your core with either Gentle Yoga or Yoga for All Ages. Learn and develop physical self-protection and escaping techniques that are easy to remember and utilize by registering for the Women’s Self Defensive class.

Younger family members will enjoy Mommy/Daddy and Me Soccer (ages 2-3.5) and ages 3.5-11 years old can enroll in age appropriate soccer skill development classes with the Kidz Love Soccer. Gain advantage through footwork and body positioning to employ leverage, avoiding the use of strength against strength in Hapkido Karate adult and youth classes. As always, you’ll find class favorites including Ballet, Tap and Creative Dance!

For more information, please contact Community Services Department at 626-355-5278.

Sierra Madre Honors Awardees, 8-21-2012

Sierra Madre Honors… is the City’s opportunity to recognize and honor the true treasures of Sierra Madre, its volunteers, City Commissioners and employees. Sierra Madre Honors… recognizes all out-going City Commissioners, and awardees selected from nominations submitted to the Mayor’s Ad-Hoc Committee comprised of past recipients. The following are the awardees for 2012: