Upcoming Excursion: Jeopardy Taping at Sony Studios

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, visit the Sony Studios in Culver City for the taping of Jeopardy!, America’s favorite quiz show. The show is the winner of a 2012 Peabody award and 30 Emmy awards, including the 2012 Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation. Participants will have the opportunity to see the taping of three shows which takes approximately 2 hours. Following the tapings, at approximately 1:15 pm, participants will lunch together at the Overland Cafe just down the street from the studio. It is recommended to bring $10‐15 for lunch. The bus departs from the Hart Park House senior Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return to Sierra Madre at 3:30 p.m. Be sure to sign-up early as this trip sold-out earlier in the year.

The cost of this trip is $15.00. Last day to register is November 5th.;

Register online at www.cityofsierramadre.com/onlineregistration, or in person at the Community Recreation Center, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. or Hart Park House Senior Center, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. For more information please contact the Senior Center at 626.355.7394.

Oktoberfest Golf and Tennis Tournament Fundraiser 2013

The 9th Annual Oktoberfest Golf and Tennis Tournament fundraiser is quickly approaching on Saturday, October 19, 2013! The 2013 event is shaping up to be a great one with tennis played on the newly resurfaced Sierra Madre courts, and golf at the recently renovated Eaton Canyon Golf Course. Proceeds from the event benefit Sierra Madre youth and teen programs and services. 2013 event highlights include:

  • Golf Hole in One Mega Prizes sponsored by Thorson Motor Center – Win Cash, Dream Vacation, or A NEW CAR!!
  • Tennis Ace Shot Prizes sponsored by Racquets Rackets!!
  • Great food from Matt Denny’s Ale House Restaurant and beer provided by Congregation Ale House
  • All participants receive a goodie bag and beer stein
  • Opportunity Raffle with Great Prizes! Prizes include In-n-Out package, beauty basket, Santa Anita Park box seats, Leonora Moss planted arrangement, tickets to the Pasadena Playhouse, and more!

Fire Dept Promotion - Battalion Chief Jason Williams

Fire Chief Steve Heydorff is proud to announce the promotion of Jason Williams to the position of Battalion Chief for the Sierra Madre Fire Department effective September 20th, 2013.

Battalion Chief Williams has been with the SMFD for almost four years and brings a wealth of education, training and experience to the new position. Jason has been a full time firefighter and paramedic for 17 years and is currently working with the Orange County Fire Authority as a Fire Captain/Paramedic.

Fall Compost Giveaway, 10-12-2013

Athens Services and the City of Sierra Madre will host the Fall Compost Giveaway event on Saturday, October 12, 2013. The event is from 9:00am-12:00pm at Sierra Vista Park, located at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. All Sierra Madre residents are eligible to participate and no advanced reservation is necessary. Be sure to bring a sturdy container for the compost on the day of the event. Shovels will be provided at the event to fill your containers. To ensure all participants receive their fair share, there is a 30 gallon per household limit the first hour of the event. After 10:00am, participants will be able to receive an unlimited amount of compost while supplies last. Athens Services plans to donate 20 tons of compost!