Robinson Park offers free after-school homework help, tutoring and recreation on school days for kids in first through eighth grades every Monday through Thursday from Sept. 21 to May 28. Register at www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve Sept. 14 through Oct. 10. 744-7501.
Hear fresh perspectives about green ecology at the free 7 p.m. Community Dialogue series at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. Speakers include Ed Begley Jr.’s wife Rachelle Carson Sept. 23 and United Nations Association’s Sherry Simpson-Dean Oct. 28. 795-0376.
Comment on Americans with Disabilities Act plans for public facilities Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. in basement room S038 at Pasadena City Hall. (The meeting was originally scheduled for Sept. 1.) You may also mail comments to ADA Transition Project Manager, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Room N306, Pasadena CA 91109 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the draft plan are available for viewing at Pasadena Central Library, City Clerk’s Office (City Hall room S228) and www.cityofpasadena.net/adatransitionplan. Email email@example.com or call 744-4782 for alternate formats.
District 1’s Family Night at Kidspace Children’s Museum Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. www.kidspace.org or 449-9144.
Join Pasadena’s mayor and Fire Chief Dennis Downs on a three-mile walk around the Rose Bowl Loop Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7:30 a.m. Meet at Gate A. 831-2980 or www.upandmoving.org.
Learn about the city’s low-income home maintenance program (MASH) and City Resources Against Substandard Housing (CRASH) at the Code Enforcement Commission meeting Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Permit Center, 175 N. Garfield Ave. (enter through the Ramona Street door). 744-7545.
Craftsman Weekend on Oct. 16 to 18 celebrates the Arts & Crafts Movement in the western U.S., with bus and walking tours, exhibits, shopping and more.
441-6333 or www.pasadenaheritage.org for tickets.
YWCA Pasadena-Foothill’s 2009 Women for Racial Justice breakfast is Monday, Oct. 19, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Pasadena Hilton Hotel. Marge Wyatt will receive the Racial Justice Award; Dr. Joy DeGruy is keynote speaker. www.ywca-pasadena.org or 296-8433 for tickets or more information.
Explore the global, religious and ethnic origins of folk and fairy tales, legends and myths told by local storytellers at Pasadena’s branch libraries in November. www.cityofpasadena.net/library or 744-4066.
Candy, prizes, fingerprinting, games, a costume contest and more will be at Pasadena Police Department’s free Halloween festival Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 6 to
9 p.m. at police headquarters, 207 N. Garfield Ave. 744-7650.
Note: All dates and times listed in Pasadena In Focus are as of the publication date. Please call the numbers listed to confirm information. All phone numbers are in the (626) area code unless otherwise noted