The 2013 Mount Wilson Trail Race marks the 105th anniversary and 47th running of the 2nd oldest trail race in California! The sold-out race will take off Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 am. If you are not running the race there is still plenty to enjoy in Kersting Court including vendor booths, the Beer Garden, MWTR souvenirs and the Kids’ Fun Run.
The Community Services Department offers recreation programs for families and patrons of all ages. Annual programs include: Healthy Family Fun, Excursions, Family Movie Fridays, Summer Fun in the Park, and Concerts in the Park.
Healthy Family Fun
The Community Services Department and Community Services Commission host activities that promote our “Get Out and Get Active” program. Many of these activities are held in conjunction with a special event such as Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout, Mount Wilson Trail Race and Kids Fun Run, Oktoberfest. In addition, Walk with the Mayor will take place the first Saturday of each month and a Historic Bike Ride is to be scheduled in November.
Family Movie Fridays
Occurring each spring, movies are shown in Kersting Court on Friday evening beginning in May. Movies are displayed on a large outdoor screen. Families are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets and food is available from local restaurant and merchants. Movies begin at 7:45pm or when darkness permits.
Summer Fun in the Park
Summer Fun in the Park offers craft based activities and a fitness program on Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August. Tuesday activities are craft based and may include education presentation. Thursday activities are fitness based programming provided by Competitive Athletic Training Zone (CATZ). Youth of all ages are welcome and the Summer Fun in the Park program is always free.
Location: Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Times: 9:30am-10:30am, Tuesday and Thursday
Concerts in the Park
Concerts are held at Memorial Park on eight consecutive Sundays starting in July. Each concert is sponsored by a local community group and is presented at no cost. Seating is on the green on the lawn in front of the Memorial Park Bandshell. Food and beverages may be provided by the sponsor of each concert. Please note that alcohol is prohibited.
Location: Memorial Park Bandshell, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Join the Community Services Department for its annual Whale Watching excursion on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Enjoy a two and a half hour narrated tour by Aquarium of the Pacific staff, charter boat with a two level viewing deck, and transportation to and from Long Beach. Snacks are available for purchase on the boat, or lunches can be brought aboard. For more information call 626-355-5278.
PASADENA YMCA SUMMER PROGRAMS IN SIERRA MADRE
SUMMER DAY CAMP
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Kindergarten – 10 years
During the winter, spring and summer breaks the Sierra Madre and Norma Coombs YMCA Child Care programs transform into a full day program for your child. Activities vary throughout the day and week based on themes and weekly field trips.
Times: Monday through Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
SUMMER TEEN CAMP - AGES 11 – 17
Teen Camp runs the gamut from rambunctious fun to reflective conversations lead by an energetic, caring team of staff, providing teens with the building blocks to thrive and be successful while having incredible experiences.
Times: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday
For more information on YMCA programs, call 626-355-5261 or visit www.ymcala.org/pasadena
All YMCA Programs meet at the Community Recreation Center located at: 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024.
Save the date! Thursday, December 20th the Sierra Madre Community Services Department and American Red Cross is hosting a Community Blood Drive from 12 noon to 6:00 pm. This life saving event takes place at the Sierra Madre Community Recreation Center, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., and is open to the public. Individuals who are 17 years of age or older, 110 pounds or more and are in generally good health are eligible to donate blood. As a thank you to all donors, the American Red Cross is providing Subway sandwiches plus a coupon from Cold Stone Creamery!
Save the date! Saturday, September 22 is the Sierra Madre Health Fair and Wellness in the Park presented by the Senior Community Commission and Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce. The event will take place in Memorial Park, located at 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 from 9:00am-12:00pm.
The Fishing Frenzy is about to begin in Sierra Madre!
The annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout will be here before you know it: Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7. The weekend long event is held at the Sierra Madre Settling Ponds next to Dapper Field and behind the Public Works Yard. The event is sponsored by the City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department, Sierra Madre Civic Club and the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club.
On Saturday, October 20, 2012 the City of Sierra Madre hosted the Oktoberfest Golf and Tennis Tournament which benefited Sierra Madre Community Service programs. Although the wet weather made playing conditions less than ideal for tennis and golf players, everyone still had a fun time!
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.