Arcadia Community Coordinating Council


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AHS Theater Students

Buy Tickets to the Spring Musical Coming up on March 26 - April 2

You'll enjoy a flavor of bluegrass music in this award-winning show written by Steve Martin



Arcadia Downtown Improvement Association

Check out what's going on around town for the holidays!

Community Food Drive


Help Support Those Less Fortunate This Month!

Load up your trunk with food and drive over to the Denny's at Wheeler and Santa Anita and drive through and a volunteer will remove your donation to be distributed by Foothill Unity to families in need over the holidays. 

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AHS Theater aka...

Arcadia Stage

The Theater Students at Arcadia High School 

present their 

Fall 2020 Production of Stephanie Hero

Stefanie Hero is an inspiring full length comedic production that your entire family can enjoy!

Students have filmed from home in front of green screens and the entire production has been edited and scheduled for viewing on November 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 2020 at 7PM.

Think of it as a watching a Netflix or any online streamed show.

Tickets can be purchased online at  

Please support the theatre program to ensure that they can continue to bring you quality high school productions in the future!

What is Scrip?

Scrip is a program that lets you donate to your Arcadia school through your usual purchases – it costs you nothing extra. You purchase the gift cards for the face value shown on the card and your school, or group (e.g. Music Club if you buy Scrip from them), earns money in the form of a rebate.

Today over 500 merchants participate in Scrip programs in some form or another. To see a list of cards we sell click on the Scrip Order Form.

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AEF’s Purpose

The Arcadia Educational Foundation’s purpose is to raise funds for the Arcadia Unified School District. The Foundation is administered by parent and community member Trustees who represent the interests of each of Arcadia’s 11 public schools.

Have Fun and Support the Arcadia Women's Club!

Tired of not getting together with friends? Sick of nothing to do? Well pull it's time to have some fun!

Join your friends at the Arcadia Women's Club for VIrtual-Zoom-BINGO two times this November. It promises to be a great time and there will be CASH WINNERS!

Don't miss the fun!

APD K-9 Officer Kaiser to be Guest Speaker at November ACCC Meeting

On November 2, we will meet Kaiser, the newest K9 officer of the Arcadia Police Department. Officer Nick Cvetkovich will give us some insight into the K9 program at ADP. Officer Kaiser is a young member of the ADP at just 2 years old. He was born in Slovakia and his commands are in a combination of Slovakian and Serbian.  He has shifts on both Patrol and in Narcotics Detection. Officer Cvetkovich joined the APD in 2016.  He is a Southern California native and has many interests outside of the force.  He was a past member of H.E.L.P and I.C.T. with SWAT. Meeting Information:Monday, Nov. 2, 202012:00 pm – 1:15 pmMeeting on Zoom
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Arcadia Senior Services

Check Out All of the Activities Available to Seniors in Arcadia

This November 2020

 Trunk or Treat at Church of the Good Shepherd! 

Trunk or Treat is a fun, safe way for kids to Trick or Treat.

All are welcome!  6:15 - 8pm Halloween Night

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Church of the Good Shepherd

The Arcadia Historical Society and Arcadia Public Library are pleased to present “Lucky Baldwin, the Man Who Was Never Licked!” an interactive program by Ed Andersen that will take a close personal look at the man who was perhaps the most colorful character in the early development of the San Gabriel Valley during the late 1800s. The intriguing tale will weave its way across the western plains, through the bustling City of San Francisco, into the rich silver mines of Nevada, on to Lake Tahoe and ultimately the beautiful Rancho Santa Anita, which one day would become the City of Arcadia. Program in the Mortenson Auditorium at the Arcadia Public Library.

Howlin’ Halloween Family Event @ Pasadena Humane Society

Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Trick or treat! Join us on Sunday, October 27 for a free spook-tacular Howlin’ Halloween event for kids and families at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA! Visit our adoptable pets, play some fun trivia games with giveaways, trick-or-treat at our candy stations, and much more! Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Costumes are encouraged, but please leave your pets at home. Be sure to reserve your space here!

Animal Adventurers: Careers in Wildlife & Critter Care @ Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA

Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This workshop offers kids ages 8-12 the unique opportunity to learn real-life skills in the field of wildlife and critter care. During this 90-minute workshop, kids will learn about the many jobs involved in running a shelter including animal behavior, husbandry, enrichment, and medical care. The Pasadena Humane Society’s expert staff will present to participants on a variety of animal care fields as well as humane and respectful ways to interact with animals. Kids will also get to go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the shelter and learn more about the Pasadena Humane Society.  Tickets 

Santa Anita Park’s Pete Siberell Addresses Arcadia Community Coordinating Council

Pete Siberell, director of community services and special projects at Santa Anita Park will be the guest speaker for the Arcadia Community Coordinating Council’s meeting on Feb. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd’s Jordan Meeting Hall in Arcadia (400 W. Duarte Road).

Siberell will speak about the upcoming 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championship race coming to Arcadia this November. He will also discuss the $35 million Santa Anita Park invested towards infrastructure improvements over the past three years and plans for the track to further enhance the guest experience at the upcoming Breeders’ Cup by investing an additional $5 million over the coming months to add premium seating, renovate its dining venues and install new outdoor suites.

For reservations contact Sue Cook, president, ACCC at (626) 253-1323 or The $17 fee includes lunch.

Methodist Hospital Foundation's Mardi Gras Celebration Set for March 5 at Santa Anita Park


Mardi Gras King and Queen Dino Clarizio, MD, and his wife, Hope

ARCADIA, Calif. – The 24th annual Mardi Gras Food Fest benefitting the cancer program at Methodist Hospital of Southern California will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at Sirona’s Restaurant in Santa Anita Park. The event is presented by the Methodist Hospital Foundation and promises to once again be filled with great fun, prizes, and entertainment.

Mardi Gras will feature gourmet foods from more than 30 of the San Gabriel Valley’s most popular restaurants, as well as offering libations, a festive parade, crazy costumes, live music, an exciting silent auction, and mysterious raffle boxes all for a great cause. The event also includes dancing to the ’80z All-Stars live band, and the traditional Mardi Gras parade. More than 800 guests attended last year’s celebration and helped raise $145,000 for the new Joint & Spine Pavilion at Methodist Hospital, which opened in April 2018.

Arcadia native Dino Clarizio, MD, and his wife, Hope, will serve as King and Queen of Mardi Gras in honor of their dedication and philanthropic efforts on behalf of Methodist Hospital. For more than 30 years, Dr. Clarizio has served the community, treating thousands of patients as an internal medicine specialist, while Hope has managed his physician office. The two have forged a unique bond and a wonderful life both with the medical practice and their volunteer efforts throughout the community.

“We are honored to be recognized at Mardi Gras this year,” says Dr. Clarizio. “We hope to see a record breaking fund raising event at this festive gathering with guests having a wonderful time.”

Mardi Gras title sponsors include Arcadia Gardens Retirement Hotel and Arcadia Healthcare Center. Sophia Chan, Mark Hafeman and Patty Soldo will serve as event co-chairs and will lead the planning brigade for the festive and fun event.

To learn more, please go to: For advanced reservations or additional information call Methodist Hospital Foundation at (626) 898-8888 or

Media Contact: Brian Greene, 626-354-1484



The L.A. Arboretum’s first ever Moonlight Forest is a mile-long dazzle fest 


NOV 09, 2018

Here’s a chance to blow your mind while impressing visiting relatives this holiday season (and getting everybody out of the house) at the Los Angeles County Arboretum’s new Moonlight Forest Magical Lantern Art Festival.

The "lanterns" are actually large sculptures of brilliantly colored fabric with hand-painted details, stretched over frames and lighted from within by LED lights. Translation: Your social media feed will love them.

The 66-piece exhibit is divided into three thematic areas. The Children’s World includes fairy-tale characters, herds of dinosaurs and frolicking pandas. The Magical China area features classical Chinese culture, such as a 70-foot-long, 30-foot-high dragon “swimming” across the arboretum lake, and performances by dancers and acrobats.

And in the Nature’s Treasures section, African animals roam a surreal Serengeti Plain and “undersea” tunnels let visitors stroll beneath luminous whales and other creatures of the deep.

This is the first time in its 70-year history the county-owned arboretum has ventured into hosting an evening light display. But arboretum Chief Executive Richard Schulhof said he was won over by the workmanship and craft of Tianyu Arts & Culture, a Chinese company that mixes the ancient tradition of lantern art with high-tech materials to create huge displays of color, sculpture and light.

The company created several unique pieces for the arboretum’s Moonlight Forest, such as colossal peacock lanterns, in honor of the 200-plus wild peafowl who roam the grounds; a California grizzly bear; a coyote; and California poppies.

“I visited some of their festivals in Virginia and Las Vegas and realized their lanterns would be a perfect fit in our landscape,” Schulhof said. “They just look fantastic here.”

Moonlight Forest Magical Lantern Art Festival

When: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays (including Thanksgiving Day), through Jan. 6.

Where: Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

Cost: $28 for adults, $25 for seniors and $23 for children 3-17; purchase online


Arcadia Methodist Crystal Ball Oct. 6th

Save the date for Crystal Ball 2018 “An Evening with Foreigner”. This celebration, to be held Saturday, October 6, at the Pasadena Convention Center and will honor Sherry and Shone Wang for their many years of faithful support for Methodist Hospital.

Proceeds from this year’s Crystal Ball will support endovascular services and interventional radiology at Methodist Hospital to meet the increasing need of stroke patients who require immediate neuro-intervention, as well as patients with vascular disorders in need of intervention and who are best served in a minimally invasive setting. The hospital initiated its interventional radiology program in 2016 with the recruitment of Dr. K.C. Tan, one of just a few physicians in the country who is trained in both neuro-interventional and vascular interventional radiology.

In January 2018, Methodist Hospital was designated by Los Angeles County EMS as one of 17 Comprehensive Stroke Centers across the entire county, increasing our volume of ambulance deliveries and stretching the capacity of our interventional suites. In order to meet the growing demand for endovascular intervention, we intend to expand our ability to provide essential, minimally-invasive procedures that produce optimal outcomes for patients.

For additional information, contact Methodist Hospital Foundation at (626) 898-8888 or email:

Crystal Ball 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

5:30 PM

Santa Anita Racetrack- Opens for Live Racing Sept. 28th Oktoberfest

It’s the most wunderbar time of the year!

Raise your steins and strap on your lederhosen for the grand return of Oktoberfest at Santa Anita! Join us for two whole weekends packed to the brim with more Bavarian beer, eats and fun than you can shake a bratwurst at.

Grab a trackside seat and enjoy a thrilling day of Thoroughbred racing with an Oktoberfest spin. This year the fun sprawls into the Top O’ Stretch with live music, beer pong, carnival & lawn games and, of course, more beer in our take on the traditional Oktoberfest beer hall!

Taste of Arcadia ~  Sept. 24th   5-9pm

Taste of Arcadia 2018 and Business Showcase at the Taste will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24th, at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia.

Taste of Arcadia and Business Showcase at the Taste drew about 1,500 attendees last year, who enjoyed the many different foods and tastes from 45 of the most exciting local restaurants, caterers, and wine-and-beer vendors.

The annual Culinary Contest returned with five winners being selected by local chefs. Food judges sampled food, desserts and drinks from dozens of vendors throughout the entire evening.

This year’s Taste of Arcadia and Business Showcase at the Taste features an additional 40-plus business exhibitors, and car dealers with about a dozen of the newest model cars, plus many new activities.

Arcadia Community Coordinating Council to Host Bright Side Singers December 5.

November 14, 2016 

Arcadia Community Coordinating Council (ACCC) members and guests will be treated to a holiday singing program by the Brighter Side Players.

The December 5 ACCC lunch meeting will take place at the Church of the Good Shepherd’s Jordan Hall, 400 W. Duarte Road (SW corner of Duarte Rd. and Holly Ave.), in Arcadia from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

During lunch, Temple City High School’s Brighter Side Players, under the direction of Matt Byers, will perform traditional holiday music.

ACCC, a nonprofit organization, brings the greater Arcadia community together encouraging voluntary cooperation of organizations, agencies and individuals to make the community a better place to live. ACCC supports the Campership program designed to give low-income youth, ages 18 and under, who live in Arcadia or attend Arcadia schools, a chance to participate in camps and recreational activities that they may not be able to afford.