“9/11 at 7” (p.m.) is a free commemoration concert with readings and color guard on Sunday, Sept. 11 to celebrate community and country uniting through music. Concert by Muse/ique with Pasadena Master Chorale on the Plaza at the Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St. Music from Bach and Tchaikovsky to Paul Simon and Gershwin including a moving presentation by the color guards of Pasadena Police and Fire departments. Organized by city of Pasadena, the mayor, and Pasadena Convention Center. 795-9311.
Celebrate Pasadena Educational Foundation's 40th anniversary with free food and music and meet the new PUSD superintendent Jon Gundry at Paseo Colorado, Thursday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. 396-3600, ext. 88350 or www.pasedfoundation.org.
Author and historian Ann Scheid tells tales of Pasadena’s history at the Woman’s Civic League’s 100th anniversary celebration Friday, Sept. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the historic Blinn House, 160 N. Oakland Ave. $50 in advance, $55 at the door. 796-0642.
Adaptive recreation artists will have an opening of their exhibition at Coffee Gallery Saturday, Sept. 24, 7 to 9 p.m. 744-7257.
Pasadena POPS’ free Music Under the Stars concert in Pasadena City Hall’s Centennial Square is on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. 793-7172.
Strap a leash on your pooch and join Pasadena Humane Society’s Wiggle Waggle Walk around Rose Bowl Stadium Sunday, Sept. 25, at 8 a.m. Register at www.pasadenahumane.org. 792-7151.
Celebrate Pasadena's 8th Annual Lincoln Village Festival and NATHA's 20-year anniversary of community service on Saturday, 0ct.1, noon to 4 p.m. Explore shops and enjoy food, live music, vendors and fun for the entire family on Lincoln Avenue between Montana and Idaho. Contact NATHA at 794-5889 for details.
Hear intriguing speakers at the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley’s 9th annual Women for Racial Justice breakfast Monday, Oct. 17, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Hilton Pasadena. Register on-line for $45 at www.ywca-pasadena.org.
Little ones can celebrate the fall harvest at Kidspace Children’s Museum’s Pumpkin Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. www.kidspacemuseum.org. 449-9144.
Renowned theater company A Noise Within shows off its new home at Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue at a free open house Sunday, Oct. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. An Oct. 29 black-tie optional gala kicks off the new season. 356-3100 or www.anoisewithin.org.
Small business owners can get free counseling Tuesday afternoons at Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. 744-4660.
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.