Ghoulish fun awaits members and nonmembers 50 and older of the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 Holly St., who attend any or all of three events with spooky themes in advance of Halloween.
While American writer Edgar Allan Poe wrote prolifically in a wide range of genres, he is best known for his many suspenseful tales of gothic horror, including “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Annie Laskey, director of events at the Pasadena Senior Center, is a long-time Poe enthusiast. On Thursday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. she and some other Poe fans will lead a free Zoom presentation about the enigmatic author whose words and mental images continue to haunt us more than 170 years after his death.
To register or for more information about either or both of these two events, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331.
The free film “Hocus Pocus 2” (2022, PG) starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will be shown Friday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. onsite at the center. Three high school girls light a mysterious candle that brings the diabolical Sanderson sisters back to life in modern-day Salem more than 300 years after they were hanged for witchcraft. Then the girls must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world. This is a sequel to the original 1993 film that also starred Midler, Parker and Najimy.
To register for this movie or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Friday Movie Matinee or call 626-795-4331.
In addition to online classes, onsite events and other activities, members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center are encouraged to visit the website regularly for highlights of a quarterly magazine, free food delivery for older adults in need, COVID updates specifically for older adults and more.
The center is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that has served older adults for more than 60 years. During the pandemic, doors are open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for social services as well as the library, Sy Graff Fitness Center, computer lab and limited occupancy for events. Rooms are sanitized after each use. Many other events and activities are offered via Zoom.
In accordance with Pasadena Public Health Department guidelines, proof of COVID vaccination is required for everyone who uses the fitness center or attends onsite activities indoors. Masks are optional.