Pasadena In Focus
July - August 2011


 Watch family-friendly films every Wednesday in July and August at 1 p.m. at Lamanda Park Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr., and Thursdays, July 14 and Aug. 11, at 3:30 p.m. at Villa-Parke Branch Library, 363 E. Villa St. Movies for preschoolers are Fridays at 10 a.m. through Aug. 12 at Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St.
Get comfy on a picnic blanket or low-back lawn chair for free outdoor movies on the field at Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St. every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. from July 12 to Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m. 744-6530.
Introduce your little ones to Aztec stories and music Thursday, July 14, 4 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., and classic folk songs Saturday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. at Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St.
Villa Esperanza Services celebrates its 50th anniversary with family fun, music and food Saturday, July 16, 3 to 7 p.m. in the 2100 block of East Villa Street. $5 entry includes games.
Day One offers a month of free and low-cost activities for children and teens throughout August, including trips to Raging Waters and Six Flags, museum tours, camping expeditions and more. Tweens and teens ages 12 to 18 can enjoy workshops and guest speakers at the free Day One Youth Summit Tuesday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave. www.dayonepasadena.com or 229-9750.
Enjoy free hot dogs grilled by Pasadena firefighters, live music, rides, booths and more at the District 3 Community Block Party Saturday, Aug. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jackson Street between Los Robles and El Molino. You don’t have to be a District 3 resident to attend! 744-4738.
Cheer the Los Angeles Sparks at the third annual City of Pasadena Night at Staples Center Sunday, Aug. 7, 5:30 p.m. Seats in the Pasadena section are $23. Stay for the post-game concert with Tye Tribbett. Call 796-7164, ext. 12.
Proof of pertussis booster shots, or Tdap, are needed before entering grades 7 to 12 this fall, by state law. Call 744-6121 or visit www.cityofpasadena.net/publichealth.
Report graffiti and potholes, request bulky trash pick-ups, get leaky water meters fixed and much more at our online Citizen Service Center at www.cityof pasadena.net/csc, then track your request until it’s resolved.
No bonfires allowed! The Pasadena Fire Department reminds residents that outdoor fires are only permitted in fire pits, chimineas, smokers and charcoal grills. Be safe and follow manufacturers’ instructions. 744-4675.
Check your citrus trees regularly for the Asian citrus psyllid, a disease-carrying pest that destroys fruit and kills tree. Visit www.californiacitrusthreat.org for photos and tips or call (800) 491-1899.
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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