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BAGSC’s Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

by Clara Josephs and Deb Shaw

BAGSC members should have received an email blast with the election information and details about the BAGSC annual holiday party and annual meeting, coming up on December 5, 2015 at Janice’s lovely home. Festivities begin at 5pm. Spouses, family members, and friends are welcome! Please RSVP to Janice’s, and let her know what you will be bringing to add to the groaning table!

Results of the election of board members and known workshops and exhibitions for next year will be announced during the brief business portion of the evening. Please carpool if possible.

BAGSC fund-raiser

As usual, we will be having a silent auction to raise money for BAGSC and the wonderful events on the horizon for next year. Bring extra books, catalogues, art supplies and other fun or silly items you think BAGSC members might enjoy bidding on and taking home.

Email Kat, with what you would like to bring, so we can have the correct number of forms on hand. If you want to list your item(s) and a base value to start the bidding, that’s fine too, but not required. If you find items at the last minute, go ahead and bring those too. We’ll have some extra forms available for those last minute discoveries as we’re all cleaning up for the holidays.

Bring your artwork too

We love looking at what everyone has been working on. Bring your artwork to share.

Make it a weekend?

Extend the celebration by staying overnight in Pasadena and avoid driving home in the dark. There’s a lot to do on Sunday in Pasadena:

  1. The Norton Simon opens at 11 am. Adult admission is $12.

  2. Vroman’s, Southern California’s oldest and largest independent book store, opens at 10 am.

  3. From downtown Pasadena, it’s about 15 minutes to Descanso Gardens.

  4. And, of course, there’s the LA Arboretum and The Huntington and more.

Where to stay Saturday night? Don’t want to drive home late?

The Saga Motor Hotel hosted our guests for the Weird, Wild & Wonderful Symposium at The Huntington, and they have a special BASGC rate for Saturday night of $69 for single occupancy, or share a room with a buddy for $76 double occupancy. Rooms are limited. Be sure to ask for the BAGSC rate. Call them at 626 795-0431.

The Westin Hotel—just opposite City Hall—is quoting rates of $159 for a traditional-sized room with king bed. Better rates may be available through Expedia.

The Langham Hotel in San Marino has patio king rooms available for $390 inclusive of tax, which includes breakfast and valet parking.

These rates can change or become unavailable when rooms fill, so it’s best to book as soon as possible.

Why not consider sharing a room with a BAGSC buddy?

Looking forward to seeing everyone on December 5!

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