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Pasadena In Focus
January - February 2010

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Enjoy Steve Martin flicks Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St.: “Roxanne” Jan. 13, “L.A. Story” Jan. 20 and “The Pink Panther 2” Jan. 27. 744-4066.

Eco community dialogs continue with Laura Fox,creator and host of VisionaryCultureRadio.com speaking about “Visionary Stewardship in Community and Earth Community” Wednesday, Jan. 20; and triathlete Bruce Rayner, chief green officer of Athletes for a Fit Planet discussing “Green Sporting Events: An Environmental Teaching Moment” Wednesday, Feb. 24. Both events are at 7 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library. 795-0376.

Tune up your resume with the help of pros from Women at Work on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 3:30 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library, 55 S. Hill Ave. Reservations are required. 744-7264.

Children 7 to 12 will explore the world of science with mind-bending experiments Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 3:30 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave. Call 744-7268 for reservations.

The Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra and the U.S. Air Force Academy Band’s Blue Steel ensemble will perform together Saturday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. at Pasadena High School, 2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. 793-7172.

 The grand re-opening of Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Saturday, Jan. 23, at 10:30 a.m. will include exhibition games and tours. Improvements include new fields, energy-efficient lighting, synthetic turf, restrooms and more. 744-4321.

A Conversation with Anne Mulcahy, chairman of Xerox Corporation, is next in the Lee DuBridge Distinguished Visitor lecture series Wednesday, Feb. 3,
at 8 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, Michigan Avenue south of Del Mar Blvd. 395-4652.

Pasadena’s Black History Parade Saturday, Feb. 20, begins at 10 a.m. at Charles White Park in Altadena and ends at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., where a family festival will begin at noon. 744-7300.

Run past tree-lined neighborhoods, bustling shopping districts and historic landmarks Sunday, Feb. 21, during the Pasadena Marathon. Visit www.pasadenamarathon.org or call 797-7238 for the route, registration fees and more.

Larry Wilson of the Pasadena Star-News, Jan Sanders of Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena City Attorney Michele Bagneris and Najeeba Syeed-Miller of the Center for Civic Engagement and Dialogue will be among the guest speakers at “Access to Impact: Using Open Government to Create Change,” a community forum Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., sponsored by the League of Women Voters. 798-0965.

Pasadena City College is looking for Japanese American students who were sent to internment camps between 1940 and 1945. Honorary degrees will be bestowed by PCC during commencement festivities in June as part of the California Nisei College Diploma Project. 585-7264 or www.pasadena.edu/PCCNisei.

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