4th of July Fireworks Show

  • July 4, 2012 · 3:00 PM
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Let's get together and commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. From my home, you can see the Rose Bowl's spectacular Americafest Firework show. We can all meet around 3:00pm for food, fun, conversation and games. The firework show starts at 9:05pm.

Passes Going Out:
# 1-4 Dee
# 5 Carol (Margarita, Joan, Christine) - Car FULL
# 6 Darcy (solo)
# 7 Kimberly (solo) ?
# 8 Irma (solo) 
# 9 Kathryn (driving, can take others)
# 10 Teresa (solo)
# 11 Erica (solo)
# 12 'BJ' (solo)
# 13 Sherri P (solo) Meeting at Carol's - Car Open
# 14 Kay K (solo)
# 15 Jhazzai (solo)
# 16 Delia (Evelyn, Evy guest 1) - One Spot Open
# 17 Tracee ladycab (+ driver)
# 18 Veleri (solo) can take others from Altadena area
# 19 Kristina (driving, can take others) 


Give a ride? Want a ride? See who's available

Meeting At Carol's
Sherri P - will drive or carpool
Dorothea - wants to carpool

Other Carpools:
Kathryn - driving, can take others from Los Feliz, Silverlake, Hollywood, NoHo, Glendale area

Veleri - driving, can take from Altadena area

Irma - driving, can take from Whittier area


LIMITED number of passes still available. If you need one, add to your RSVP description 'solo' if driving alone, 'carpooling' with who and how many, or 'meeting at Carol's' if you want to get a ride from her home.

6/27 UPDATE - Guests, Time Change & Parking:

GUESTS: Ladies, I am so sorry I cannot accommodate your requests for extra guests.  I have received many emails asking if a +1, +2, can just come.  I would LOVE to say yes.  However, I have to say No.  My home can only hold so many, and there are still 11 people on the waiting list who would have to get bumped up before I could start adding new RSVP's, so please understand that for now, RSVPs are closed and you are only confirmed for the number you originally RSVP'd for.

TIME CHANGE: The start time has changed to 3:00pm.  I just found out that the final barricades near my home don't go into effect until 3:30pm.  If you can arrive by 3:00pm, you will be allowed to come straight through to my house.  Stop by and pick up a pass before parking.  With a pass you will be allowed to drive around without being stopped while looking for a parking spot.

THOSE COMING LATER: If you arrive after 3:30pm, there will be an officer on my cross street (Forest Ave / Howard Street). If asked where you're headed, let the officer know you are heading to my home to pick up a Residential Guess Vehicle Pass for parking. Stop by, grab a pass and then find parking.

PARKING AT CAROL'S: carpool time has changed from 3:45pm to 2:45pm.  For those of you who made plans to carpool with Carol, she's going to email you personally to confirm the new meetup time.

To cut down on traffic, parking, and passes you are more than WELCOME to meet at Carol's and carpool with others or drive others. If carpooling from Carol's, she's leaving her HOUSE @ 2:45. Carol's house, it's in Pasadena as well, 2 miles from Dee's place - 736 E. Howard St. If you need a ride, START TALKING TO YOUR SISTA's.

I NEED A VEHICLE COUNT:
Please indicate in your RSVP if you will be driving alone or with someone. I need to make sure there will be enough passes.

Take my # with you.

Dee - Cell:[masked], Hm:[masked]

 

Revised UPDATE 6/25 :
Fireworks begin at 9:05pm. We'll plan on having the food packed up, dishes done, and ready to go before the fireworks start. Getting out of the city is easiest if you either leave immediately after the firework show or hang around for another hour while traffic thins out.

Please recheck your calendars ASAP and determine whether you are committed to attending the event, and if not, please change your RSVP to "no" by FRIDAY, JUNE 29 AT NOON.  and let someone on the waiting list have your spot.

THANKS!!!  We look forward to seeing everyone at the event, it will be a blast with food, drinks, games, and lots of laughs as usual - AND FIREWORKS!!


ALSO NOTE: Pasadena is zoned a non-firework area. If you are tempted to bring sparklers or other types of fireworks, don't. For years we have been trying to light our little sparklers and always get caught. They just take them from you. No tickets or anything like that.

SIDE NOTE: all are welcome.  Bring a date, the kids or whoever.  Everyone should be allowed to enjoy the show...

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  • A former member
    A former member

    ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!! DEE, YOU ROCK ALWAYS! The atmosphere was beautiful, good games, good food, good conversation, good times!!!

    July 6, 2012

  • Val

    Ditto to what everyone said! You ladies ROCK!

    July 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    great event!

    July 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great time. I enjoyed everyone. Thanks to all who helped with the setup, grilling, cleanup and breakdown. So many pitched in. It made for a wonderful time and a beautiful evening. But, I do have one question, "Anyone want bread??" Just kidding ;-)

    July 5, 2012

  • Margarita

    Dee thank you so much for opening up your home to us. It was a very fun and relaxing day with a great group of people. Not too much, not to little, everything was just right and so very well organized...thanks to both you and Carol for the great organization and all the work that I know went into this and thanks again for being such a great hostess! I will post pictures later today or tommorow.

    July 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice group of people, thanks ladies.

    July 5, 2012

  • 'BJ'

    So much food, ridiculously wonderful, so much good food fabulously fantastic, good conversation and relaxed atmosphere, you ladies did it AGAIN!!!

    July 5, 2012

  • Evelyn

    It was perfect. Dee you are warm and gracious. You make everyone feel at home. Great food and nice folks. Thank you to Dee, Carol, Darcy,Kim, and your neighbor who did the hard work before the event. It was a pleasure to pitch in and help with the clean up.

    July 4, 2012

  • Carol

    Dorothea - are you meeting @ my house @ 2:45? There will be room in one of the cars (Delia or Sherri P) but it wasn't clear to me that you had a ride here. Just checking to make sure everyone has a ride.

    July 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dee and the others, I have to change my RSVP to No. My brother just called and is coming for the 4th of July from Texas. I am excited since I haven't seen him since our mother passed away in December and that was just for a day that I saw him. I was looking forward to meeting everyone since I really need to start getting my life back. But I will be joining you all soon. Have a wonderful 4th of July, be safe.

    July 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dorethia, do you still need a ride to Carols? I don't know where she lives or how all this works. I will be glad to give you a ride to Dee's too, not sure where you live. I live in whittier, taking the 605 to the 210 then ? have to look at driving directions.

    July 3, 2012

  • Joan R.

    I'm bringing old-fashioned potato salad, cole slaw with bleu cheese, and baked beans.

    July 3, 2012

  • Carol

    @ Tracee - I'm bringing tables & chairs, I think Dee has enough - I presume she's going a little crazy right now, but I think there will be enough and I'm local, I'll check with her before I take stuff over tomorrow night to see if she needs more, so I think just the games (which I'm looking forward to!!)

    July 2, 2012

  • Carol

    Since Lorenzia had to cancel, we'll be short on burgers, so I will expand my Italian slider plans to include regular ground beef & cheddar as well, so we'll have a couple of kinds of burgers, no worries.

    1 · July 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've just joined and I don't think I'll even be able to attend anything due to my work schedule. I work Thursday night thru Monday night.

    July 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not attending. I already have plans prior to joining.

    July 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok, I'll call Dee about #8. and see about going to Carols. Thank you.

    July 2, 2012

  • Lorenzia

    My Boss has offered me today to work on the 4th at time in a half and I desperately need the income. I left a message on Dee's cell to give #8 parking pass; Dorthea asked to carpool with me and she will need a ride to Carol's. Have a wonderful time.

    July 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Whittier if anyone wants to car pool with me. I plan on arriving at 2:45 at Dee's. I'm taking some broccoli salad and fruit. Do we need anything else, would gladly take more food or any type of utencils.

    July 2, 2012

  • Tanisha

    I just changed my rsvp. The boys don't want to come. Sorry ladies. Next time! Enjoy the show!

    June 30, 2012

  • Val

    @Carol, I'm totally open to carpooling however, I am not able to be at your house at 2:45 PM. Anyone interested in carpooling from Altadena at 5 PM is welcome to send me an email so we can work out the details. I live in the area, I plan to pick up my pass earlier in the day. @Dee, I got you covered I will bring a "big green salad, watermelon and dressing".
    V

    June 30, 2012

  • Carol

    Suggestion re carpooling - Veleri, Lorenzia, Sherri, Dorothea - you could all 4 meet & my house and take one car?

    June 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dee.....not sure if my plus one can make it, so gonna update my RSVP to just myself. My driving plans have not changed though, still driving solo straight to your house. I'm bringing Bar B Q baked beans.

    June 29, 2012

  • Cobina

    Man I gonna miss out on so much fun!!! Enjoy ladies!

    June 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Think I'ma go and pick out my B52 bombers tonight. (*just kiddn*)

    June 28, 2012

  • Kay

    Hi Dee, I guess I missed all the e-mails about parking pass. In any regards, I will be driving solo to your place, and will need the vehicle pass. I hope passes are still available. Let me know. Kay

    June 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Dee....I will be driving solo straight to your house. Not sure when arriving, no later than 4:30.

    June 27, 2012

  • Tanisha

    I'm still coming with my boys and I wll be dribing straight to dees house. I will bring chips and dip and non alcoholic beverages for the kiddies.

    June 27, 2012

  • Cobina

    Yes just me and my daughter so far!!!!

    June 27, 2012

  • Cobina

    @ Dee, are u still giving parking pass out???

    June 27, 2012

  • teresa

    Hey Ladies!!!! I plan to drive straight to Dee's house, if possible with an ETA of 5 pm if not sooner, as the 2:45 pm time to leave from Carol's will not work for me. I will be driving solo from Tarzana; however, if someone needs a ride please let me know. I will bring dessert.
    Looking forward to this time and thanks for expanding the waitlist to accommodate so many more.
    Teresa

    June 27, 2012

  • Kathryn

    Thanks so much for including more! I had so much fun over there hangin with the ladies a few months back, sweet sister Dee, and have been kicking myself for not RSVPing in time for this one. Now I'm so exciteeeeed! My 1st 4th of July here! I am CONFIRMING and WILL DRIVE- happy to pick up anyone around Los Feliz, Silverlake, Hollywood, NoHo, Glendale... Also don't mind riding with someone else though- whatever's clever. Oh and I'll bring vodka, bottled water, and watermelon.

    June 27, 2012

  • Evelyn

    Dee, the chicken is boneless so it cooks fast. Do you want some help on Tuesday or wednesday with cleaning or setup?

    June 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Carol, I always appreciate everything you do. You go all out (as well as others in the group) to provide what we need to feed. BUT!! Carol, don't load that whole house up in that car no mo! I am trying to reserve what's left of my strength after these events and much alk and I don't know what condition I'ma be in when it's all over to unload your house to your house! LOL! :) You are much appreciated!

    June 27, 2012

  • Carol

    I will bring another grill as well

    June 26, 2012

  • kenyarda

    Also not sure if I can be there at 3:45. Will be coming from another event. Could be there by 5.

    June 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dee....There's a possibility I might not be able to make the 3:45 meet time. Can you please tell me what my options are. I also don't see the info anymore reagrding the street closures......Thanks!

    June 26, 2012

  • Joan R.

    I can bring a cooler, too.

    June 26, 2012

  • Carol

    I'm bringing an Asian style shrimp & pasta salad. Also, I'm bringing picnic blankets, outdoor games (corn toss, mini ping pong, I'll see what else I have), table and chairs for card games, and a cooler full of ice for drinks.

    June 26, 2012

  • Evelyn

    I will bring marinated chicken for the grill and potato salad. Some kind of fruit.

    June 26, 2012

  • Cobina

    Dee is there anything special you want me to bring??? Im lost on what is needed!!!

    June 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @drivingmissdarcy I was trying to wear clothes at the get together, but I guess I'm going to have to wear plastic instead!

    June 23, 2012

  • Kimberly

    @Dee, Darcy - I want first dibs on the guy friend:)

    June 23, 2012

  • kenyarda

    I'm hoping this whole water balloon/water gun thing you guys are planning is optional.. Water and relaxed hair don't mix.

    June 18, 2012

  • Kimberly

    @Kathryn, your idea sounds good to me!

    June 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Dee, you can duck and roll, but I'm comin' in on a missile! I'm not worried bout them ambushes! Me and blankie always got a plan! LOL!

    May 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oops, "car" means "carb." It's too early...

    1 · May 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Low car hotlanks and thangs, I'm camping out the night before to secure my space in da place! I love fireworks and low carb goodies! Me and Blankie will see ya there! I don't know what I'm bringing, but I'm bringin'!

    1 · May 17, 2012

  • Lorenzia

    @Kimberly, thank you my sister, I am going to be making fresh patties and I also will help with the beer@Kenyarda, I will also help out with the jungle juice, and as Kimberly said we want lots of it!!

    1 · May 14, 2012

  • Kimberly

    @Lorenzia, I will go in with you on the burgers and fixins'. @Kenyarda, if you decide to bring the jungle juice, I will pitch in on the ingredients so you can bring more of it! I will also bring beer.

    1 · May 14, 2012

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