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Pasadena In Focus
March - April 2010

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  • Pasadena Emergency Response Training in English and Spanish for District 5 is Saturday, March 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Madison School, 515 Ashtabula St. Reservations required: email vdelacuba@cityofpasadena.net or 744-4741.
  • Grants will be awarded to individuals and groups promising to expand exposure and access to the arts in Pasadena schools and neighborhoods. A
    grant-writing workshop is Thursday, March 18, 6 to 8 p.m. at The Permit Center,
    175 N. Garfield Ave.; applications are due by May 17. www.cityofpasadena.net/arts or 744-7062.
  • Peek inside historic Vista del Arroyo bungalows Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20, during San Marino League’s Art Walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 578-8510 or www.sanmarinoleague.org.
  • Enjoy free spoken word, music and dance performances at ARTTalk Saturday, March 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 N. Mentor Ave. 744-0340, ext. 13 or www.playhousedistrict.org/arttalk.
  • Eco-Community Dialog series continues monthly with guest speakers at 7 p.m. March 24 and April 28 in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. 795-0376.
  • Compulsive hoarding is the topic of a community meeting sponsored by the Code Enforcement Commission Thursday, April 8, 6 p.m. at the Armenian Center, 2242 E. Foothill Blvd. 744-4633.
  • District 1’s Tax Preparation Day is Friday, April 9, at La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave. email district1@cityofpasadena.net or 744-4444.
  • Actress Joely Fisher will emcee Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center’s Read 2 Succeed benefit Sunday, April 18, 5:30 p.m. at Castle Green, 99 S. Raymond Ave. 792-2687, ext. 122.
  • Designers will transform the historic Cravens Estate into the Pasadena Showcase House of Design April 18 to May 16, benefiting music programs. www.pasadenashowcase.org or 578-8500.
  • The Conference on Aging, co-sponsored by the Senior Commission, is Friday, April 30, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 3500 Sierra Madre Blvd. (877) 926-8300.
  • The Doo Dah Parade is moving and will roll down Colorado Boulevard in East Pasadena Saturday, May 1, starting at 11:30 a.m. www.pasadenadoodahparade.info or 590-1134.
  • JPL’s Mars Project leader Jennifer Trosper will be featured at the 2010 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Thursday, May 6, 7 to 9 a.m. at Pasadena Hilton. $25 at www.workingfaith.com or 486-0691.
  • Renowned musicians from Vietnam will join Southwest Chamber Orchestra and events during the Ascending Dragon Music Festival and Cultural Exchange this spring. 685-4455 or www.swmusic.org.

Note: All events are free unless otherwise noted. All dates and times listed in Pasadena In Focus are as of the publication date. Call the numbers listed to confirm information. All phone numbers are in the (626) area code unless otherwise noted.