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SMWC members keep the place humming with a variety of activities throughout the Club’s regular season.  In addition to renting Essick House for weddings, receptions, business meetings and other special occasions throughout the year, the Club’s calendar is filled with a potpourri of Annual Community Events and Club Fundraising Activities.


Prayer Breakfast
Wednesday, November 15, 2017     8:00am – 9:00am
Reservations are a must for this annual community gathering of individuals from all walks of life.  Leaders representing a range of faiths convene to pray and mingle with community leaders and residents, filling the Essick House to maximum capacity.  The Annual Prayer Breakfast is held about two weeks before Thanksgiving.

Wistaria Festival
Sunday, March 11, 2018
SMWC members staff a booth to conduct outreach during this one-of-a-kind festival that attracts thousands of visitors to see the world’s largest blossoming plant, a Wistaria.  Now more than 100 years old, the Wistaria is called “One of he Seven Horticultural Wonders of the World.”  Located in the backyard of a private residence that is accessible to the public during the festival, this sprawling plant displays shades of purple and lavender blossoms that emit a pleasant fragrance.  The Wistaria Festival is usually held during the second weekend in March.

Mount Wilson Trail Race
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Volunteers convene 7:30am at Kersting Court

(51 N. Baldwin Avenue & Sierra Madre Blvd)
Eva Poet, Chairwoman
SMWC members are busy slicing oranges the day before this annual race, ensuring that the 300+ runners each year are well-nourished and hydrated.  Providing all of the oranges has been an annual tradition as the Club’s way to participate in the second oldest trail race in the Golden State. 

The Mount Wilson Trail Race is held on the Saturday during Memorial Day Weekend.

July 4th Pre-Parade Open House
Wednesday, July 4, 2018  8:00am – 10:00am
Located on Sierra Madre Boulevard to welcome everyone entering from the west edge of town, Essick House is transformed into a hospitality station for Sierra Madre’s Annual celebration of America’s independence.

Summer Afternoon Concert & Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

La Quetta Shamblee, Chairwoman


Lattes & Literature”
Saturday, October 22, 2017    11:00am – 2:30pm
Ester Macias, Chairwoman

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
Thursday thru Saturday, November 30 – December 2, 2017 

9:00am – 2:00pm
Essick House and Wistaria Shop

Games Tea Social

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Mary Carney, Contact Person

Spring Fling Shopping Extravaganza
Thursday thru Saturday, March 1st thru 3rd,  2018
Essick House and Wistaria Shop

Day at Santa Anita Races
Thursday, March 15, 2018   1:00pm – 4:00pm
Patricia Starsky, Chairwoman

Wisteria Thrift Shop's “Brown Bag Sale”

Saturday, June 2, 2018
This annual sale is known by thrifters and bargain hunters

as the place to be.  This event is truly a  win-win, as Wisteria liquidates inventory to raise funds

for scholarships and local charities; shoppers get great deals as they walk away with

as much as they can fit into a large brown grocery bag for a flat price.

Note:  All events are held at Essick House unless otherwise noted.

 Click here for more information on the Wisteria Thrift Shop “WISTERIA” PAGE