L-R: Geoff Albert, Lisa Brault, Lorena Hernandez, and Natasha Mahone


Pasadena Education Network’s 9th Annual Wine, Beer, & Spirits Tasting

The Pasadena Education Network (PEN) will host its 9th Annual Wine, Beer, & Spirits Tasting on Sunday, April 23, at Claud Beltran’s Bacchus’ Kitchen, 1384 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena from 5 – 8 p.m. The event includes a wine tasting, spirits tasting sponsored by Pasadena’s micro distillery Stark Spirits, Golden Road Brewery beer tasting, Beltran’s eclectic appetizers, and desserts from Nothing Bundt Cake. The Blair Jazz Band, a silent auction, and a recognition event will add to the fun.


PEN is a network of more than 1,200 parents who support and send their children to Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) schools. Annually, PEN recognizes parent leaders who represent the type of involvement for which they advocate. This year, four outstanding parent volunteers are being honored: Geoff Albert, Lisa Brault, Lorena Hernandez, and Natasha Mahone. PEN will also recognize PUSD Parent Dana Bradley with the second PEN Founders Award for her commitment to PEN’s work.


Kids Klub Pasadena will provide free childcare for children of PEN members who attend the event and contact them no later than April 17 at 5 p.m. Tickets for the Wine Tasting are $75; $100 ticket includes the Beer & Spirits Tasting. Sponsorships and opportunities to recognize the event honorees are available at www.penfamilies.org.


PEN is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes family participation in public education to benefit all students. PEN provides services to help parents explore and evaluate their public school options as well as become volunteer leaders in their schools and in the district.


For more information contact PEN at (866) 216-7334 or www.penfamilies.org.