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Pasadena In Focus
November - December 2009

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leafPasadena Central Library’s free Wednesday 1 p.m. film series continues with “The Express” Nov. 18 and “Chariots of Fire” Nov. 25. 744-4066.

leaf Learn how to use your computer on the go with portable apps Wednesday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Bring your USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod and your other USB devices. 744-4066.

leaf Start your holiday shopping at the Buck-A-Bag book sale Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lamanda Park Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr., featuring stacks of gently used titles for kids, teens and adults. 744-7266.

leaf The Occidental-Caltech Symphony Orchestra celebrates its new season with a free performance of Beethoven and Dvorak Sunday, Nov. 22, 3:30 p.m. in Caltech’s Ramos Auditorium. 395-4652.

leafLearn about our planet’s most precious resource when Blue Water Planet radio host Sandy Fox discusses world water issues as part of the free Community Dialogue series Sunday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St.
795-0376.

leafTour the historic Castle Green Sunday, Dec. 6, 1 to 5 p.m. including Moroccan and Turkish rooms, ballroom, sunroom and grand salon on the main floor as well as several private apartments on upper floors and the coveted penthouse. 99 S. Raymond Ave. Tickets are available at the entrance on tour day only. $20; children under 12 are free. www.castlegreen.com or 577-6765.

leafThe annual tree-lighting ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall will include live entertainment, refreshments and more. Pasadena’s mayor will flip the switch that lights up the holidays! 744-4755.

leafVolunteer as a Holiday Hotline operator Dec. 29 to Jan. 7 and help callers learn where to park an RV, how to get last-minute parade and game tickets, and more. Call 795-9311 or email jmartinez@visitpasadena.comno later than Friday, Nov. 20, to sign up for a shift. More information about the Jan. 1 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game plus the Jan. 7 Bowl Championship Series game is at www.tournamentofroses.com. A BCS tailgate party at Paseo Colorado on Tuesday, Jan. 5, from 6 to 10 p.m. will include live entertainment (get info and tickets at www.pasadenarose.com or 689-4134).

leaf Save the date! Join Pasadena’s mayor for his annual State of the City event with the theme “Charting a New Course” Thursday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m. at La Salle High School. Look for additional details in the January/February issue of Pasadena In Focus.
744-4311.

leafLearn computer basics in your native Spanish during a free series on Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. at Villa Parke Branch Library, 363 E. Villa St. 744-6510.

leaf Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Dr., offers free children’s stories, nature lessons, puppet shows and more every Saturday at 10 a.m. 398-5420.

leaf Could your home be the next big movie star and earn you $5,000 a day or more in tax-free income? Register with the city’s Film Office at www.cityofpasadena.net  or call 744-3964.

 leaf 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