Pasadena In Focus
January - February 2011


  • Start the new year with workshops at La Pintoresca Branch Library Wednesday Jan. 19 to Feb. 16, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. to learn how to lose weight, start moving, stop smoking, and control high cholesterol and blood pressure. 744-7268.
  • Well-known films are shown every Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. See movies shot in Pasadena in January and love stories in February. 744-4066.
  • Pasadena’s Black History Parade on Saturday, Feb. 19, begins at 10 a.m. at Charles White Park in Altadena and ends with a family festival until 4 p.m. at Robinson Park. 744-7300.
  • Help mark the 75th anniversary of the Pasadena Area League of Women Voters with a celebration Sunday, March 6, from 4 to
    6 p.m. at Caltech’s Athenaeum, 551 S. Hill Ave., including music, food, exhibits, surprise guest and more. $75. 798-0965 or www.lwvpasadenaarea.org/celebrate .
  • Child Health Collaborative (CHC) Clinic offers free health care and counseling to children up to 18 years old Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. (walk-ins 4 to 5 p.m.) and every third Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (walk-ins 9 to 11 a.m.) at Washington Middle School, 1505 N. Marengo Ave. 795-5166.
  • Signs for yard and estate sales, political campaigns, real estate open houses and other events are illegal if they’re on telephone poles, sidewalks and other public property, including parks. Signs will be removed and stored for 45 days at the owners’ expense. 744-4633.
  • Could a historic home be within your reach? Income-qualified first-time buyers may own units in Herkimer Arms, the only apartments designed by Greene & Greene, and the 1894 Hammond House. www.heritagehousingpartners.org or 403-4663.
  • Art Center College of Design offers free drawing lessons for children ages 4 to 10 Fridays at 3:30 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library, Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at Lamanda Park and San Rafael branch libraries and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library. 744-4066.
  • Pasadena’s General Plan update is moving forward! This spring the community will be invited to another series of timely workshops to select preferred alternatives to be included in the document. Stay informed by calling 744-6807 or visiting www.cityofpasadena.net/generalplan.
  • 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
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