Pasadena In Focus
May - June 2011


Don’t miss live music including “Rapid Response,” food, health pavilion and arts and crafts at Jazzy Jam Pasadena Saturday, May 14, noon to 8 p.m. at Central Park. $25 tickets benefit youth charities. 744-8081 or www.jazzyjampasadena.com 

Enjoy free admission to five museums, entertainment and family fun on Museums of the Arroyo Day, including the Gamble House, Sunday, May 15, from noon to 5 p.m. www.museumsofthearroyo.com or (213) 740-TOUR.

Let your voice be heard. The City is finalizing the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget. Public meetings continue at 3 p.m. in Council Chambers May 16, May 23 and June 6. Budget adoption is scheduled for the June 6 City Council meeting at 6 p.m. 744-4336 or

Meet representatives from the Pasadena Independent and Mountain View News at the Citizen Journalism Speaker Series Tuesdays, May 31 and June 7, 6 p.m. at Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. 794-8585 or www.pasadenacommunitynetwork.com 

Glendale’s award-winning theater company A Noise Within is moving to 3360 E. Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena! Tour the construction site and learn more on Hard Hat Sundays – June 12 and July 10 from 4 to 5 p.m. www.anoisewithin.org or (818) 265-7959.

Last year the Pasadena Chalk Festival made the Guinness Book of World Records! Don’t miss the free 2011 extravaganza Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, at Paseo Colorado. www.pasadenachalkfestival.com or 795-9100.

Explore “One World, Many Stories” with Pasadena Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. For children and teens June 18 to Aug. 14. 744-4045.

Get inspired by health and fitness pros at the free Pasadena Fit Expo Sunday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Brookside Golf Course and Clubhouse, 1133 Rosemont Ave. www.pasadenafitexpo.com or (818) 512-5374.

Effective July 1, all students entering seventh through 12th grades must have a Tdap booster shot to prevent pertussis, or whooping cough. Visit the Public Health Department’s Child Immunization Clinic at 1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Floor G, Room 122, Mondays from 1:15 to 4:45 p.m. 744-6136.

Join Pasadena’s friendliest!  Helpful volunteers are needed at Pasadena City Hall’s information booth. 744-4748.

Learn leadership skills at the free eight-week Pasadena Neighborhood Leadership Institute this fall. 744-7290 www.cityofpasadena.net/pnli 

From wildfires to earthquakes, have your say on city disaster plans by completing the online Hazard Mitigation Questionnaire at www.cityofpasadena.net/hazardmitigation  It takes only five minutes to tell us your top concerns, priorities and ways you’d like to learn more. 744-7276.

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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