December 2018 Field Trips

A Christmas Carol

at A Noise Within


December 4, 2018           

9:00 am – 12:00/1:00            


  •  $19.00 per person
  •  Non-Refundable 


  • A Noise Within
  • 3352 E Foothill Blvd.
  • Pasadena, CA 91107

PARKING:  Free parking is available directly behind the theater at the Sierra Madre Villa Metro Parking Structure, which is located at: 149 N. Halstead St. Pasadena, CA 91107

Walking Directions from the Metro Parking Structure:

Exit the parking structure at Level 1 on the Sierra Madre Villa Ave side where the elevators are located (see map). Follow the walkway between the apartment complex and the theatre building and you will find ANW on your right.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 (or until full) 

A Noise Within’s delightfully festive, musically merry holiday tradition returns! Families love the inspirational story of Bob Crachit, Tiny Tim, and Scrooge—the perfect burst of boundless good cheer for the season, and beyond!  There will be a pre-show activities as well as a post-show activity which provides the students an opportunity to ask the actors questions.

A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens about Ebenezer Scrooge, an old man, who is well-known for his miserly ways.  On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts, starting with his old business partner, Jacob Marley. The three spirits which follow, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come, show Scrooge how his mean behavior has affected those around him. At the end of the story he is relieved to discover that there is still time for him to change and we see him transformed into a generous and kind-hearted human being.

Social & Historical Context:  Dickens wrote this story in 1843. At the time there was a tradition for reading ghost stories at Christmas, hence the numerous spirits that Scrooge encounters. The themes of wealth and injustice are clear comments on the inequalities of wealth distribution in Victorian England.

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Pasadena Civic Auditorium



December 14, 2018              

9:45 am – 1/1:30 pm 

  • COST:         $16.00 per person (no refunds)
  • PLACE:      Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
  •                      Please visit the link above to determine your best option.
  • Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (or until full) 

This year, spend the holidays “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as Lythgoe Family Panto brings some Yuletide cheer to the stage with The Wonderful Winter of Oz. The British holiday tradition of panto has become pretty popular in the States, and why not — short for “pantomime,” a panto takes a traditional fairy tale and gives it modern spin, adding in plenty of songs, jokes, exaggerated characters and lots of audience participation for a thoroughly entertaining show. So head on down the yellow brick road to the wonderful land of Oz for a holiday adventure with Dorothy, the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow and her little dog too, at Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Fans will find out when Kermit the Frog takes the role of the great and powerful Wizard of Oz in the Lythgoe Family Panto’s annual holiday stage spectacular, an end-of-the-year Pasadena tradition.  And adding to the casting coups for this “Wizard”- wondrous production? The marvelous Marissa Jaret Winokur — helloooo, “Hairspray” — will glitter as Glinda the Good Witch.

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Ice Skating


December 17, 2018      

8:30 am – 11:00 am

COST:         $11.00 per skater (includes skate rental)

PLACE:      Pasadena Ice Skating Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena

  • PARKING: approx. $7.00 in Sheraton lot; or across the street: approx.
  •                    $1.00 per hour with a validation from Paseo Colorado mall. Please verify yourself.


Deadline:  Wednesday, December 12, 2018

** This is all dependent on getting the minimum of 25 skaters.

  • This is a great opportunity for all ages. There will be a 25-minute lesson followed by a free skate period.
  •  Teens: This is a great opportunity to meet other teens.
  • Dress warmly – this is an ICE rink!!
  • Beginners: wear mittens, gloves, or warm socks on hands.

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Annual Christmas Craft and Cookie Swap Get-Together


December 17, 2018

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

COST:        $6.00 per child

PARKING:     Free

PLACE:          EiE – Monrovia, CA

Deadline:  Registration & Payment Monday, December 10th, 2018 (no registrations will be taken after this date)

Age Range:     K-12

Please join us for a Christmas craft and get-together.  Children will be making a Christmas craft and decorating a cookie container. PLEASE BRING 2 DOZEN COOKIES OR CANDIES TO SHARE per paying child.  These will be shared and put into the decorated container, for each child to take home.


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Bridges Auditorium




December 20, 2018

9:00 am–11:30/12:00 pm

(We will not be seated until everyone has arrived – Please be on time) 


COST:         $10.00 per person


  • Bridges Auditorium
  • 450 N College Way
  • Claremont, CA 91711
  • PARKING:  Free

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018 (or until full) 

Critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Nutcracker comes to life in this magnificent holiday ballet with dazzling sets, beautiful costumes, and more than 80 dancers on stage. This annual yuletide favorite tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve, and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Toy soldiers, life-sized dancing dolls, and a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy stir the imagination. IPB’s The Nutcracker is the holiday tradition your family will treasure!

Bridges Auditorium is a premier college venue for the best in music, theatre, and performing arts. Located on the Pomona College campus in beautiful Claremont, California, the 2,500-seat theater, built in 1931, is a historic venue modeled after European concert houses of that time.

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