Pasadena In Focus
March - April 2011


 Hometown heroes will be honored at the Golden Badge Awards Dinner on Wednesday, March 16, 6 p.m. at the Westin Hotel, 191 N. Los Robles Ave. $175 tickets benefit the Police Activities League (PAL). jill@mhpevents.com  or 791-1225.

Learn what it takes to wear a Pasadena police badge during the 12-week Citizen Police Academy on Thursday nights beginning March 17. Graduates can become police volunteers. 744-3871.

Children ages 6 to 12 will learn emergency tips, how to protect the environment and more at the Police Department’s seven-week Kids Safety Academy on Saturday mornings starting March 26. 744-7657.

Local colleges will compete in wacky contests during the second annual Pasadena Collegiate Field Tournament on Friday, April 8, 6:30 p.m. at Pasadena City College’s Robinson Stadium. Cheer your favorites! 744-4660 or www.cityofpasadena.net/events .

Visit several Craftsman homes in the U.S. during the Bungalow Heaven historic home tour Sunday, April 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $18 to $20. Garden workshop for an additional fee. 585-2172 or www.bungalowheaven.org .

Tour La Pintoresca Park’s new Teen Education Center at 45 E. Washington Blvd., meet the officers who patrol the neighborhood and the park safety specialists who patrol the park during a celebration Saturday, April 9, 2 to 4 p.m. 744-3905.

The Pasadena Police Department’s HOPE Team provides outreach, psychiatric evaluations and referrals to homeless residents. Learn more at a community meeting Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m. at Armenian Center, 2242 E. Foothill Blvd. 744-6831.

The 34th occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will romp down Colorado Boulevard between Altadena Drive and San Gabriel Boulevard on Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m. Bring good humor and a lawn chair!  www.pasadenadoodahparade.info or 590-1134.

Hear Homeboy Industries’ Father Greg Boyle at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 5, 7 to 9 a.m. at the Pasadena Hilton. $25 before May 1. www.workingfaith.com  or 486-0691.

Thousands will participate in the Pasadena Marathon on Sunday, May 15. 797-7238 or www.pasadenamarathon.org .

ArtNight Pasadena on Friday, May 20, 6 to 10 p.m. is your chance to visit many of our arts and culture venues for free. www.artnightpasadena.org  or 744-7062.

Sprucing up your yard? Take care of those trees! Check Pasadena’s newly updated tree protection rules at www.cityofpasadena.net/treeprotection . If you see a tree being damaged on private property, call 744-4633; on public property call 744-4321.

Have you or a neighbor renovated a historic building? Nominate the project for a local Historic Preservation Award. Download a nomination form at www.cityofpasadena.net/historic  or call 744-4009. Nominations are due by April 14.

Note: 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. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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