Past Events

Altadena Heritage holds several events each year to celebrate our community and to inform members and other Altadenans of policy and environmental issues that affect us. The invitations to these events constitute a record of this work.

Preservation 201

This AH “Third Thursday” presentation will feature a panel of experts with expertise in the recently adopted Los Angeles County Historic Preservation Ordinance and the Landmarking process. The program continues from where our very popular Mills Act Program event left off in March.

AltaDitty Hit The Right Note With AH Members

AltaDitty was held at Camp Honeypot in the lovely and eccentric garden belonging to AH members Michelle Huneven and Jim Potter. The event was free and open to AH members only, many of whom brought delicacies to share and participated enthusiastically in the singalongs.


Limited seating is still available for AltaDitty, an evening of Altadena-related songs and poems performed by residents and fans … including you, if you’d like! This Altadena Heritage event will be curated and emceed by Altadena’s own Bill Burnett, singer/songwriter extraordinaire, who’s already assembled a stellar line-up of pros and amateurs to help us celebrate our community, and is looking to add more.

Spring Garden Celebration & Golden Poppy Awards 2016

A celebration of festive food, luscious libations, mellow music, captivating conviviality … and, of course, AH’s 2016 Golden Poppy Awards, which honor Altadena residents whose water-wise street-oriented gardens enhance our neighborhoods.
Docent-led tours of the new Waldorf School campus next door, featuring its preschool and biodynamic gardens were conducted.

Parks Report

About 65 people gathered January 21 at the Community Center for a spirited public discussion about Altadena’s park needs. Altadena Heritage hosted the gathering for Los Angeles County as part of a major planning project that combines a survey of current park resources with citizen input to determine future priorities. Such meetings all over the county’s incorporated and unincorporated areas yielded community-created project lists that will be used to write a bond issue to fund parks and recreation infrastructure that citizens will vote on in the future.

Historic Preservation 101

Altadena Heritage’s March “Third Thursday” presentation features a panel of experts who will inform us about the recently adopted Los Angeles County Historic Preservation Ordinance and the Mills Act…

Golden Poppy Awards 2015

More than 100 people attended Altadena Heritage’s 11th annual Golden Poppy Awards and Garden Celebration on Sunday, May 31, 2015, from 3 to 6 pm. The event was held on the Old California-style grounds of Ed Ellis’s home near Millard Canyon, and featured a groaning board of sandwiches, snacks, curry, and desserts.

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