Pasadena In Focus
September - October 2011


“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.

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