This Thursday, 15 women will take the stage at the Pasadena Convention Center to compete for a crown. Among them, there are business owners, a professional clown, aerobics instructors, a ballroom dancer, a music video actress, an aspiring author and a computer instructor. Between them, they have countless hours of charitable work and a long list of affiliations with churches, universities and community service groups. Their ages range from 64-94 years old.
They are the contestants in the 2017 Ms. Pasadena Senior Pageant.
The ladies will compete for the crown on Thursday, April 27 at the Pasadena Convention Center (7902 Fairmont Pkwy). The event, which is hosted by the City of Pasadena’s Madison Jobe Senior Center and sponsored by Cigna, begins at 7 p.m. Over the course of the evening, the women will face-off in talent, interview, philosophy of life and evening gown competitions.
At the end of the evening, a new Ms. Pasadena Senior will be crowned. With the title comes a $500 cash prize, a specially-designed pendant valued at more than $2,000 from Frank’s & Sons Jewelry and other prizes. The new queen will also represent the city at community events throughout the year.
The pageant will also feature a full line-up of entertainment. Appearing as Master of Ceremonies will be voice impressionist, comedian, film and television actor and Grand Ole Opry entertainer, Mr. Johnny Counterfeit, who has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman and countless stages around the country, including the White House. Also appearing will be Jerry Locke and his band, the Hat Creek Cowboys, as well as comedian Booger Lee.
The pageant is hosted by the Madison Jobe Senior Center, which offers a wide variety of classes, exercise programs, special events, day trips, presentations, dances and other activities throughout the year for people who are 50 or older.
Admission to the Ms. Pasadena Senior Pageant is free, and everyone in the community is invited to attend. For more information, please contact the Madison Jobe Senior Center at (713) 477-0175.
Help prevent pill abuse and ensure that medications are disposed of safely by dropping off any unwanted medications at Pasadena’s upcoming Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29.
The event is free and completely anonymous; no questions asked. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pasadena ISD’s Summit (1838 E. Sam Houston Pkwy – near the intersection of the Beltway and Red Bluff Road).
The Prescription Drug Take Back Day is hosted through a partnership between the Pasadena Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Pasadena Independent School District and the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol (BACODA).
The event was created to help address prescription drug abuse, which has become a serious problem. Every day, approximately 2,000 teens abuse prescription drugs for the first time, and most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends’ homes. The Prescription Drug Take Back Day helps keep those prescription drugs out of the hands off kids, off the streets and out of our waterways.
At the event, prescription and over-the-counter medications can be dropped off in their containers or emptied into one of the receptacles at the site. Everything will be kept completely anonymous, and blank labels will be available for anyone concerned about protecting their privacy. The service is anonymous, free and easy – all you have to do is pull up in your vehicle and drop off the medications you’d like to dispose of.
The Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a free event. Everyone in the community is encouraged to take advantage of this important service, which only takes a few minutes. For more information, see the event flyer
All City facilities will be closed on Friday, April 21 in observance of San Jacinto Day. The closure includes City Hall, new City Hall (1149 Ellsworth), Water Billing, the Municipal Services Building, both libraries, all recreation centers and other City facilities.
There will not be any City garbage collection on Friday. For residents serviced by Waste Management, trash pick-up will continue on its normal schedule.
All emergency response services will remain available as usual.
All City facilities will be closed on Friday, April 14 for Good Friday. The closure includes City Hall, new City Hall (1149 Ellsworth), Water Billing, the Municipal Services Building, both libraries, all recreation centers and other City facilities.
Note: both locations of the Pasadena Public Library will also be closed on Saturday, April 15.
There will not be any City garbage collection on Friday, but for residents serviced by Waste Management, trash pick-up will continue on its normal schedule.
All emergency response services will remain available as usual.
2017 CDBG/HOME/ESG CONSOLIDATED PROGRAM
PLANNING AND APPLICATION PROCESS
Notification of Anticipated Funding Available
The City of Pasadena Community Development Department will begin the planning and development process for the 2017 Consolidated Program Year. Approximately $2.1 million in federal funding is estimated to be available, pending receipt of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding agreement for 2017. Funding sources include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program. Funding will be prioritized to primarily benefit the low- to moderate-income areas and populations within the City of Pasadena. Each project shall produce outcomes that provide a positive impact to the community’s needs, as outlined in the 2013-2017 Five Year Consolidated Plan.
Priority objectives for funding include the following:
The Community Development Department will provide a program overview and review of the application packet during the Application Workshop, scheduled as follows:
- Adult Basic Education Services such as GED/ESL Courses, Language Proficiency Courses, Employment Training or Workforce Preparation;
- Health Services and/or Substance Abuse Prevention;
- Child Care Services;
- Special Needs Services, such as Transportation of Elderly/Disabled Persons, Senior Adult Programs, Meals on Wheels, or Youth Care Services;
- Affordable Housing Activities, such as the development of Affordable Housing, First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Programs, Housing Rehabilitation, Homeownership Counseling Services, and Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO) projects;
- Public Facilities and Improvement Activities, such as Public Facilities, Infrastructure, or Neighborhood Centers within the eligible Low-Income Target Areas;
- Homeless Assistance, such as Supportive Services for Homeless Individuals and/or Domestic Violence Victims, Child Care, and Employment Preparation to transition homeless individuals to self-sufficiency.
CDBG/HOME/ESG Application Workshop
Monday, April 24, 2017
Workshop: 2:00 P.M.
City of Pasadena Council Chambers
1211 Southmore Avenue
Pasadena, TX, 77502
All for-profits, non-profits, subrecipients, developers, CHDOs, City Departments and other organizations interested in applying for grant funds must register for and attend the MANDATORY workshop scheduled above. Applications will NOT be accepted by any entity not in attendance. To register for the workshop, contact the Community Development Department at (713) 475-7294 or CommDev@ci.pasadena.tx.us.
In compliance with the American Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) should notify the Community Development Department at (713) 475-7294 or may call the City of Pasadena through Relay Texas, 1-800-735-2989 (TDD) or 1-800-735-2988 (VOICE), at least 24 hours in advance of scheduled workshop date. A Spanish speaker will be present during the workshop upon 24 hour request.
Para obtener más información sobre estos programas, puede contactar a la Oficina de Desarrollo Comunitario al (713) 475-7294. También, un traductor en español estará presente durante el taller a petición de por lo menos 24 horas antes. La información proporcionada puede verse en español en el sitio http://www.ci.pasadena.tx.us/default.aspx?name=comdev.home
Three sessions of swim lessons for all ages will be offered this summer:
- Session I: June 12 - June 30
- Session II: July 2 - July 21
- Session III: July 24 - August 11
The cost is $35 per session for Pasadena residents, or $40 per session for non-Pasadena residents.
Registration is now open for all sessions of swim lessons. To sign up, visit the Aquatics Office at Strawberry Park (1104 Parkside), Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The last day to register for a session will be the Friday before a session begins.
Details about each class and the schedules for each session are listed below. For any other information, please call the Aquatics Office at (713) 948-0322.
Schedule for Lessons at Strawberry Pool
Schedule for Lessons at Red Bluff Pool and Sunset Pool
On Saturday, April 8, kids in Pasadena are invited to come have a hopping good time at the City’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza. The festivities will be held at PAL Gym (2910 Southmore) from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
The event will begin with Breakfast with the Easter Bunnies. As they mingle with both Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, kids can enjoy breakfast, courtesy of McDonald’s.
After breakfast, there will be a huge egg hunt, which will include thousands of Easter eggs. The hunts are scheduled by age groups; older kids (ages 7-9) will hunt for eggs beginning at 10 a.m., and then at 10:30 a.m., children ages 4-6 will search. Egg hunts for the youngest participants—those who are under the age of four—will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Admission to the event is $1 per child, or in lieu of the admission charge, kids can donate one canned, non-perishable food item.
Guests should bring their own baskets to use, and parents are encouraged to bring cameras.
The Easter Eggstravaganza flyer is available to download
. For more information, contact the Pasadena Parks & Recreation Department at (713) 475-7048.