Past Events


March 13: Spring Froward with PCDA
Join us for a Seasonal Seafood Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings from Spain. Claud Beltran’s Bacchus’ Kitchen 1384 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104. Limited seating, for reservations click here.



January 21, 2017: Young APCDA YAP 2017thletes Pasadena Kick Off Celebration
Come learn more about Pasadena Young Athletes and Special Olympics. Join us for refreshments and fun sport activities and games!




November 5 – December 17, 2016: Adapted Art Classes
Open to all abilities! Join us for a great exploration into art and the imagination. Students discover how nature can be used to make special creations. And the many different ways paper can be used to create art. Limited scholarships available!




PCDA Events Holiday Toydrive

November 28 – December 21, 2016: PCDA’s 5th Annual Holiday Toy Drive
Give the Gift of Play. Toys for all ages are greatly appreciated-Infant (Birth-3 yrs), Preschool (3-5 yrs), School Age (5-12 yrs), and Teen (13-18 yrs). Wish List Item: Infant Toys, Play-Doh, Outdoor Play, Pretend Play, Board Games, and Art Supplies NEW, UNWRAPPED, AND NON-BATTERY OPERATED TOYS only, please. Click here for participating locations.



PCDA Holiday RecitalDecember 16 at 6pm & December 17 at 2pm: PCDA Holiday Recital
Join the Creative Arts Department, Friday, December 16 at 6pm and Saturday December 17 at 2pm  in the PCDA Large Conference Room. All are invited to perform and attend! Contact Sarah Badano to sign-up or RSVP 626-793-7350 ext. 231 or




PCDA Harvest Moon

September 17, 2016: 8th Annual Harvest Moon Dinner and Art Auction
PCDA is hosting its 8th Annual Harvest Moon gala including a gourmet dinner, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit PCDA children and families.




Walk NowApril 2, 2016: Team PCDA at Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Thank you to all the PCDA volunteers, staff, friends and supporters who joined Team PCDA at Walk Now for Autism Speaks! View the photos here.




Intro to Floortime ConferenceFebruary 25th & 26th, 2016: Introduction to DIRFloortime®
This course will provide an introduction to the DIRFloortime® model, including the six basic functional emotional developmental milestones, understanding individual differences, and working within relationships.




Evening SerenadeFebruary 11, 2016: An Evening Serenade with Tenor Maximo Marcuso
Thank you to everyone who joined us for An Evening Serenade with Tenor Maximo Marcuso at Bacchus’ Kitchen!




YAP kickoffJanuary 30: Young Athletes Pasadena Basketball Session
Special Olympics Young Athletes™ Pasadena is a free year-round, sports-play program for young children, two to seven years old, with cognitive and developmental challenges. Through play,young athletes are introduced to the exciting world of sports and Special Olympics.



Toy Drive
November 12 – December 21, 2015: 4th Annual Holiday Toy Drive
The 4th Annual Holiday Toy Drive was a great success! Thanks to all the participating businesses and those who donated toys to make the holiday season brighter for PCDA children and families.



Holiday Recital
December 18 and 19, 2015: Creative Arts Holiday Recital
Thank you to all the performers and families who came to our Holiday Recital & Art Showcase! Special thanks to William Kidston Photography for taking photos.



Tis the Season
December 12, 2015: Tis the Season to Celebrate Four Great Causes

Thank you to all who attended this holiday benefit hosted at the historic home of Craig and Carolyn Watson. This event was a benefit for the Pasadena Symphony and POPS, Heifer International, St. James Church, and Professional Child Development Associates.



Celestino Wine Dinner
December 3, 2015: PCDA Shopping Party

Thank you to all who joined us at Place Vendôme for an exclusive PCDA shopping event. Fine jewelry from European and American designers were presented in a beautiful gallery setting, and patrons were served wine and hors d’oeuvres.



Celestino Wine DinnerNovember 14, 2015: Celestino Wine Dinner
Hosted at the Celestino Ristorante and Bar in Pasadena, patrons enjoyed delicious Italian cuisine and award winning wine. A big thank you to those that attended this benefit dinner!





PCDA teen galleryNovember 3, 2015: 4th Annual Teen Club Artist Gallery
Current members of Teen Club had created and selected pieces from their personal collections to share at the Armory Center for the Arts gallery. Those who attended were able to view the art, mingle and enjoy light refreshments.




PCDA Dark Spirits EventOctober 25, 2015: Dark Spirits Bourbon and Cigar Tasting Benefit
Patrons sampled an array of bourbon and cigars, and savored a delicious selection of barbequed oysters and tri tip sandwiches. PCDA raised over $5,000 through this event, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit children and families apart of PCDA. A special thank you to all who contributed towards making this a spectacular evening.

View the photos here.


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