2018 April Event Calendar

April Events Calendar

Across the San Gabriel Valley


April 6 |  Challah (or Matzoh) & Chili:
A Klezmer/TexMex Listening Party

Vromna’s Bookstore, PASADENA
Hosted by the Sierra Madre Playhouse. Test your knowledge
of Texas, shtetels & win a prize!  vromansbookstore.com


April 7 |  Derby Day 5K
Santa Anita Racetrack, ARCADIA
Run like a thoroughbred! Races for all ages, along with live
entertainment in the post-event expo.  derbyday5k.com


April 7 |  Ceramic Festival & Gift Show
Los Angeles County Arboretum, ARCADIA
2-day festival with unique handcrafted giftware
& artwork by local ceramic artists.  arboretum.org


April 7-8 |  A River Runs Through It:
A New Landscape Paradigm

Times Vary
Talks from experts on the forefront of design, a garden
soirée & the 3rd annual Watershed Garden Tour.  descansogardens.org


April 14 |  Glendora Chalk Festival
Glendora Village, GLENDORA
Calling all artists…Show us your best chalk art
& compete to win this year’s prize!  glendorachalkfest.com


April 15 |  2018 Art of the Garden Tour
Annual self-guided art & garden tour. Work
will also be displayed at Creative Arts Group.  creativeartsgroup.org


April 16 |  Monday Night Movie: Zootopia
MONROVIA Public Library
Dress in your pajamas, bring your blanket, pillow, favorite
stuffed friend & enjoy movie night!  cityofmonrovia.org


April 20-May 26 |  The Immigrant
2:30pm & 8pm
Biographical story of a young Jew who fled Russia
for the United States in 1909.  sierramadreplayhouse.org


April 21 |  Podley Properties Shredding Event
8:30am-2pm > Safely shred your personal documents for FREE
with us & enjoy refreshments!  facebook.com/podleyproperties
Podley Properties Office Locations:
755 E. Route 66, GLENDORA
846 Foothill Blvd., LA CAÑADA
242 W. Foothill Blvd., MONROVIA
897 Granite Dr., PASADENA
30 N. Baldwin Ave., SIERRA MADRE


April 21 |  Being The Change
ALTADENA Public Library
Watch the film & afterwards discuss with local scientist
and author of Being the Change, Peter Kalmus.  altadenalibrary.org


April 21 |  Hometown Country Fair
Crescenta Valley Park, LA CRESCENTA
Fun for all ages with a car show, dog parade, pie-eating
contest, food, karaoke & more!  crescentavalleychamber.org


April 21 |  MAP Neighborhood Conference
MONROVIA High School
Build community through workshops, food,
entertainment & group discussions.  cityofmonrovia.org


April 21 |  Monrovia Wine Walk
Stroll through Old Town & sample a variety of wine
while exploring local businesses.  cityofmonrovia.org


April 21 |  Glendora Earth Day Festival
GLENDORA Civic Center
Drought tolerant workshops, eco-tours, bike ride, recycle
used motor oil/filters & many more activities!  cityofglendora.org


April 21 |  Earth Day Saturday
The Huntington Library, SAN MARINO
Celebrate the Earth & learn what you can do to protect
the environment. Art & science activities for all ages.  huntington.org


April 21 |  Art On Palm
Arlington Gardens, PASADENA
Art & fine craft festival with engaging work that raises
funds for non-profits.  artonpalm.com


April 22-May 20 |  Pasadena Showcase House of Design
PASADENA Showcase House of Design
Times Vary
Enjoy inspiring design, innovative new products & more
at this year’s showcase house.  pasadenashowcase.org


April 28-29 |  Jackalope Artisan Fair
Central Park, PASADENA
Featuring over 200 local, hand-selected artisans,
crafters & DIY enthusiasts.  jackalopeartfair.com




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Posted on March 23, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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Art of the Garden Returns April 15th

Art of the Garden - Main

From Victorian Farmhouse to Spanish Colonial, Contemporary to Japanese gardens and beyond. The 2018 Art of the Garden Tour, sponsored by Creative Arts Group, transports you into a world of abundant possibilities.

Art of the Garden 2018
// Expand your vision of what is possible when the transition from indoors to outdoors extends living, entertaining and private spaces into our gardens. Classic, contemporary, vintage-whatever style inspires and beckons you outdoors and shines in these four exceptional landscapes.

This year’s tour will take place on April 25th, from 10:30am to 4:30pm. Four stunning showpiece gardens will welcome guests for one day only on this year’s Art of the Garden Tour. These private estates showcase the creativity, talent and virtuosity of masters in landscape architecture and design.
In addition, selected artists will have work on display in one of the gardens and at Creative Arts Group. The gallery will be open and serving refreshments.

$30.00 presale or $35 the day of the tour. Additionally, Tickets can be purchased by clicking here, or by visiting Creative Arts Group at 108 N. Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. We look forward to seeing you at Art of the Garden!

Visit creativeartsgroup.org for additional info


Posted on March 23, 2018 at 9:36 am
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Podley Properties Agents Give Back by Reading Across PASadena

 Read Across PASadena - Main
March 2nd, 2018


Several Podley Properties Associates from the Pasadena and Sierra Madre offices participated in the 3rd annual REALTORS® Read Across PASadena Day. Our agents worked alongside the Pasadena Unified School District and the Pasadena Educational Foundation in participating in this wonderful program. It takes place each year on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The participating realtors picked the books to read to K-3rd graders at schools across the PUSD.

Each of our offices is working to raise $500.00. This money will be used to buy one book for each 2nd grader in the district. At the end of the school year, the books will be given out by the participating realtors.
The program also provides books to the Door of Hope, a program serving homeless families in Pasadena. This drive supports the district-wide goal of every student being a fluent reader by the end of third grade.

Podley Properties is exceptionally proud to participate in Read Across PASadena Day, and to see the kids’ excitement about their new books. As Dr. Seuss’s character The Lorax says, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”


Donate to Door of Hope  //  Donate to Pasadena Educational Foundation

Read Across PASadena - Robb Students Read Across PASadena - Francis Students



Posted on March 21, 2018 at 3:18 pm
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Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival This Sunday!

Come say Hi!

We’re excited and ready to see everyone at the Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival this Sunday…stop by our booth in Kersting Court for refreshments, local info & more!

Sunday, March 18th from 9:00am-5:00pm – Take shuttle to the historic wistaria vine!

For event details, visit the official Wistaria Event Facebook Page.

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 9:36 am
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Lovely Brick Arts & Crafts Home Featured in CurbedLA

248 El Nido - Curbed

248 El Nido - Front

248 El Nido Avenue, Monrovia // 248ElNido.com


Just Listed // A wonderfully preserved and updated 1925 Arts and Crafts house.

Fronted by a spacious L-shaped porch and a handsome brick facade, the Monrovia house holds its original oak floors, original molding, French doors, a Batchelder fireplace, nine-foot-tall coved ceilings, and leaded glass lamps.

New additions include electrical, copper plumbing, and ductwork for the air conditioning. The house also includes two thoroughly remodeled bathrooms.

The house also holds a large, carpeted basement with a sink. The space is currently in use as a craft room, but could be transformed into an additional living space, as the listing notes.

The roughly 2,100-square-foot house sits on a 10,491-square-foot lot. In addition, the ample grounds include fruit trees, a covered rear patio, and a detached garage.

Lastly, the neighborhood is wonderful, there’s no through traffic, no dogs barking and no wild or noisy garage bands practicing.

The property is listed for $1,398,000.


248 El Nido - Porch 248 El Nido - Living Room 1 248 El Nido - Living Room 2 248 El Nido - Living Room 3 248 El Nido - Kitchen 248 El Nido - Fireplace 2 248 El Nido - Backyard

Listed by Suzanne Wheeler #01044640

This article originally appeared on CurbedLA.com



Posted on March 15, 2018 at 11:30 am
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Podley Properties Welcomes Jaclyn Lorenzo

Jaclyn Lorenzo - Headshot


Born and raised in the Philippines, Jaclyn moved to California before turning 21. She worked as an Assistant to a Real Estate Broker for 5 years in Northern California. She moved to Southern California to pursue a Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling. Jaclyn worked in the school’s Business Office helping students with their financial accounts.

Jaclyn’s aim as she pursued Counseling was to develop her skills in working with people, before returning to Real Estate. Upon finishing her Counseling degree, she earned her License in Real Estate. She prayed to join a company that cares for their clients and each other, adheres to moral and ethical principles of honesty and fair dealing, and passionately strives to give the best at all times. Podley Properties met each criteria. She walked into that open door excited to start her career as a Realtor.

Jaclyn loves meeting and building friendships with people. Her previous work as a Real Estate Assistant combined with her counseling experience, attention to detail, and trustworthy character make her a great Realtor to work with. She is dedicated to providing you the support needed as you buy or sell properties, while making it a fun experience for you!

In addition to her passion in Real Estate, she enjoys hiking, going to the gym and the beach, and meeting up with friends over coffee or meal.


Jaclyn Lorenzo




Posted on March 13, 2018 at 12:48 pm
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Homey Cottage in Bungalow Heaven Featured in CurbedLA

1058 E. Claremont - Curbed

1058 E. Claremont - Main

1058 E. Claremont Street, Pasadena // 1058Claremont.com

Here’s a cozy little home in Pasadena’s Bungalow Heaven neighborhood that packs a fair bit of charm into less than 900 square feet of living space.

Built in 1922, the home sits on a compact 2,993-square-foot lot. The front of the home has a garden and walkway leading to the circular front porch. Inside are two bedrooms and one-and-three-quarters bathrooms, along with an airy living room and dining area illuminated by wide windows and French doors.

Hardwood floors run throughout the home, and other features include built-in shelving and a gas fireplace in the living room. The recently updated tile-floored kitchen includes new appliances and a farmhouse sink.

Double doors in the bedroom lead out to a small back deck and wraparound patio space with an added storage shed. There’s also a small studio space behind the house that could be used as a particularly snug home office.

Asking price is $565,000.


Listed by Brett Furry & Esther Tan #01154312  #00802807


1058 E. Claremont - Dining Room

1058 E. Claremont - Bedroom

1058 E. Claremont - Exterior

1058 E. Claremont - Garage




This article originally appeared on CurbedLA.com


Posted on February 23, 2018 at 9:13 am
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2018 March Event Calendar

2018 March Event Calendar

Flowers Blooming


Every Sat & Sun |  Spring Bloom Walks
11am & 1pm > Stroll through the gardens on a guided walk & learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees & more.


2  |  Art in Bloom Gallery Opening
Creative Arts Group, SIERRA MADRE
7-9pm > Exhibition pairing the community’s floral designers with artists. Refreshments served. Open through March 4th.


8 & 25  |  Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour
Various Locations, PASADENA
Tour: 9am-4pm, Lecture: 7-8:30pm > Highlighting design excellence, historic homes & gorgeous gardens.


18  |  Wistaria Festival
9am-5pm > Celebrate the world’s largest wistaria vine with live music, family-friendly activities & food court – stop by the Podley booth!


23-24  |  Huck Finn Fishing Derby & Campout
Sierra Vista Park, SIERRA MADRE
Campout: Fri 5pm, Fishing: Sat 12:30-4pm > Fantastic opportunity for families to get their first experience camping and fishing in a friendly environment close to home.


24  |  Peacock Day: Journey to India
Los Angeles County Arboretum, ARCADIA
10am-3pm > Celebrate peacocks and their native country of India with dance, crafts, parade & food.


Egg Hunts


24 & 31  |  Pasadena Spring Egg Hunt
Kidspace Museum, PASADENA
Times Vary by Age Group > Candy-filled eggs are hidden at Arroyo Adventure just waiting to be found. Pre-registration required.


31  |  Glendora Easter Egg Hunt
Finkbiner Park, GLENDORA
Activities: 9am, Hunt: 10am > Community egg hunt for ages 10 & under with FREE pancakes.


31  |  Sierra Madre Easter Egg Hunt
Memorial Park, SIERRA MADRE
10am > Annual egg hunt complete with eggs, candy & the Easter Bunny for children 12 & under.


31  |  Spring Egg Hunt & Healthy Kids Day
Recreation Park, MONROVIA
10am > Games, crafts, food trucks, music & a visit from the Spring Bunny.


Arts & Entertainment


1  |  DIY Candy Airplane & Author Visit
ALTADENA Main Library
4pm > Build your own candy airplane while meeting Gwen Katz, author of Among the Red Stars.


3  |  Glendora Wine Walk & Beer Festival
6-9pm > An evening of wine, beer, nibbles & music.


7-15  |  Pasadena International Film Festival
Participating PASADENA Theaters
Times Vary > Celebrate the best of the best in independent film!


9  |  ArtNight Pasadena
Participating PASADENA Museums
6-10pm > Enjoy free admission, extended hours & complimentary shuttle transportation around Pasadena.


10  |  Montrose Spring Wine Walk
MONTROSE Shopping Park
5-8pm > Sample wines from over 25 pour stations hosted by our merchants and businesses.


10  | 25th Annual Western Round-Up
10am-2pm > Western-themed fun for the whole family with ponies, petting zoo, silent auction, gourmet food & more.


17  |  St. Patrick’s Day in the Courtyard
One Colorado Courtyard, PASADENA
12-5:30pm > Rainbows, bagpipes & drums – plenty of fun Irish gigs & jigs.


17  |  Teen Film Festival
MONROVIA Public Library
2-3pm > Stop by the first installment of this fest with pizza & screenings of teen-directed short films.



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Posted on February 22, 2018 at 11:54 am
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Modern Palm Springs Gem by Albert Frey Featured in CurbedLA

1164 N. Calle Rolph - Curbed

1164 N. Calle Rolph - Main

1164 N. Calle Rolph, Palm Springs // Open Saturday, February 24th 1-3pm


Part of a tract of World War II-era homes built as worker housing


Modernism Week events are ongoing in Palm Springs and plenty of pedigreed homes are up for grabs in the desert city. Case in point: this cozy post and beam by influential modern architect Albert Frey.

The simple residence was constructed in 1946 as part of a tract of homes commissioned as worker housing and designed by Frey at the tail end of World War II. The houses all feature identical floor plans, but different positions on each lot and unique paint jobs so as not to appear too uniform.

This house has plenty of modern style, with wide windows, tiled bathrooms, and plenty of indoor-outdoor access. The 1,150-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, along with an airy kitchen with a vintage stove and refrigerator.

The house sits on a 10,000-square-foot lot, with a large driveway, attached garage, grassy backyard, and  spa/swimming pool. There’s even an outdoor shower—partially enclosed for privacy.

Asking price is $749,000. Worth noting: The home’s historic credentials qualify its owner for some tax breaks under California’s Mills Act.


Listed by Todd Hays #01852756


1164 N. Calle Rolph - Dining Area

1164 N. Calle Rolph - Kitchen

1164 Calle Rolph - Living Room

1164 N. Calle Rolph - Pool




This article originally appeard on CurbedLA.com


Posted on February 20, 2018 at 12:05 pm
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The Essential Guide to Modernism Week // February 15-25th

Modernism Week is the ultimate celebration of Mid-Century Modern architecture, design, art, fashion and culture, featuring 350+ events!


The Essential Guide

Modernism Week - 1
Modernism Week - 2
Guide to the best Modernism
tours, talks & celebrations 
Everything you need to
know about the bus tours
Modernism Week 3
Modernism Week 4
10 things you absolutely
shouldn’t miss this week 
Nowhere are breeze blocks
more appreciated
Modernism Week - 5
Modernism Week - 6
Free & low cost ways to
enjoy Modernism Week
The 17 essential Palm Springs
restaurants, winter 2018
Modernism Week - 8 Modernism Week - 9
Film premiere & reception
Albert Frey: Part 1
Where to stay during
Modernism Week

Read More




 Just Listed // Must-See Homes

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a historic Albert Frey

Modernism Week - 1164 Calle Rolph
Open House Feb 17 & 18th,  12-2pm

1164 North Calle Rolph, Palm Springs

$749,000 // 1164CalleRolph.com

Todd Hays  #01852756



Pedigreed Mid-Century Modern in Indian Hills 

Modernism Week - Indian Hills

The 4BR/4BA residence was built in 1963 for Elliot Roosevelt, a World
War II Air Corps general and son of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt,
with its architect believed to be
USC-trained Stan Sackley.

As featured on CurbedLA
Futuristic Pod House by William Krisel
Built in 1968, this appears to be an ambitious followup to Krisel’s earlier design for Palm Springs’s famous “House of Tomorrow” (where Elvis & Priscilla Presley spent their honeymoon.)
As featured on CurbedLA
Modernism - Pod House 2

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 9:19 am
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