Poetry Consults

Calling all experienced managers, departmental leaders, board directors and donors, and communication team members interested in new ways to look at how you perceive the world around you and make connections.

Tina Demirdjian, Principal of POETRY CONSULTS is inviting you and a guest(s) to share the powerful and practical benefits of creative expression in the workplace, and in working with Boards and donors. She shares a new way to build more effective teams and better boards.

At POETRY CONSULTS she aims to reach individuals and teams in private, public and nonprofit businesses that operate in dynamic and high stress situations.

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To demonstrate the impact of this work she invites you to join her and other business leaders to discover Creative Approaches to Building Teams, Developing Innovative Social Media Content, and Engaging in Social Responsibility.

To RSVP contact

Tina Demirdjian poetryconsults@gmail.com or call (818) 940-6953

In the Community

Visit the Arroyo Seco Marketplace

Saturday, November 24, 2018

At the Audubon Center at Debs Park4700 N. Griffin Ave, Los Angeles, 90031


Support local vendors on Small Business Saturday!

Visit the 2nd annual Arroyo Seco Marketplace on November 24th from 10am – 4pm. What better way to get ahead of your holiday shopping and support local small businesses and vendors than with our nature themed vendor booths.  They’ll have food, music, activities, and programs running all day long for the whole family.  Stay throughout the day and participate in their raffle. 

Explore the marketplace--you're bound to find something for everyone on your holiday list!


Warm your heart...

And your kitchen with effortless sounds and bread recipes that will carry you through the season.

The New Cooking School of Pasadena [NSOC] is offering a class on Autumn Soups and Breads on Sat, Oct. 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Photo by  Jill Heyer  on  Unsplash

Photo by Jill Heyer on Unsplash

For more info Go to: http://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/newschoolofcookingpasadenacampus/index.php?page=calendar

Local Community Event – Weekend Walk

Descanso Gardens Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00

Photo by  Drew Coffman  on  Unsplash

See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle.

Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary.

For more information, go to: https://www.descansogardens.org/programs-events/


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Urban Chicken Keeping 101

Great class to attend at McDonalds Urban Farm in Altadena!! This class will cover all you need to know to start raising your own backyard urban chickens.



Class includes a farm to table snack and a farm tour for $25.

Adults and children age 8+ welcome.

Sign up at: mcdonaldsurbanfarm.org/classes-events/


Fly the Friendly Skies... of Pasadena's Peekaboo Galleries

The Peekaboo Gallery, a new experiential gallery,

located at 40 Mills Place in Old Pasadena, will be lifting off its next exhibition,

“Welcome Aboard The Friendly Skies: The Art of High Altitude Travel,” on Saturday, August 18. 

 The Friendly Skies exhibit will showcase the finest heirlooms of 100 years of air travel in a striking Jumbo Jet stage set, featuring vintage airline memorabilia and collectibles from a time when traveling aboard a luxury airliner was a magical experience.   


The exhibition, which is on until September 23, will bring together original lithographs and paintings of classic travel art, industrial and commercial aircraft models, and high-flying haute couture in a flight attendant fashion show.

For more information, visit www.peekaboogallery.com or http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/fly-the-friendly-skies-of-pasadenas-peekaboo-galleries/

The Sun Protection Factor

The Sun Protection Factor [SPF] number tells you how long the sun’s UV radiation would take to redden your skin when using the product exactly as directed versus the amount of time without any sunscreen.   

Whether the sky above is a bright blue or steely gray, the sun’s rays are raining down billions of photon particles per second on us. Those kaleidoscopic rays contain ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the source of sunburn, premature skin aging and skin cancer.

SPF is a number that indicates how well a sunscreen shields unprotected skin from damage caused by a particular type of UV radiation: the UVB rays.

  • SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB rays
  • SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays
  • SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays
  • SPF 100 blocks 99% of UVB rays

Studies show that products with very high SPFs often create a false sense of security.

People who use them tend to stay out in the sun much longer. They may skip reapplying. And they may think they don’t need to seek shade, wear a hat or cover up with clothing no matter the activity. They end up getting a lot more UV damage, which, of course, defeats the purpose.

Almost everyone uses too little and almost no one puts it on correctly. 

We recommend the application tips below from REI.com on how to use sunscreen the right way.

Share these tips with your family and friends:

  1. Far more important than the sunscreen you choose is the way you apply it. An SPF 50 sunscreen applied haphazardly provides much less protection than an SPF 30 (or SPF 15) sunscreen applied conscientiously.
  2. Apply 15 minutes before sun exposure. This is true of all sunscreens.
  3. Use massively more sunscreen than you think you should. A rule of thumb for a person wearing shorts and a T-shirt is to use at least an ounce (visualize a full shotglass), and make sure you cover every square inch of exposed skin. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommendations to use a water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for any extended outdoor activity.
  4. Reapply at least every two hours. True for all sunscreens, this is another guideline that many people are lax in following.

Happy Summer from all of us at P/oP

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Wolf Mountain Sanctuary

Maria and family recently visited Wolf Mountain Sanctuary. 

It is a sanctuary for rescued wolves located in Palmdale, and is primarily dedicated to saving the threatened species while lending a helping hand to at-risk local youth. It is also one of the few wolf sanctuaries that hosts interactive wolf educational tours.

Everyone learned about the wolves, about their life in the wild and most importantly, why save the wolf?


A wolf is so noble, so beautiful.

The wolves, as well as other endangered species, are ecological indicators.  It is by studying these species and learning how to preserve them that we learn the main factors affecting our environment.

Visit the organization's website to learn more.


Yes, you get to actually touch a wolf and could most likely get kissed by a wolf … if you want to!!