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Pasadena In Focus
Nov-Dec 2011

Catch the Holiday Spirit!

christmasBundle up and head out the door. Pasadena’s planned a long line-up of free community events to warm your soul this holiday season.

Enjoy holiday music, refreshments and more at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in City Hall’s historic rotunda on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 5:30 p.m. Call 744-4755 for details.

Sip hot cocoa, join a round of caroling and admire holiday décor at two tree-lighting ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library,1355 N. Raymond Ave. and Saturday, Dec.10, at 4:30 p.m. Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave. Call
744-4207 for details.

You can also gather your kids to hear stories from around the world, celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the solstice, at your local branch library. Storytellers from Flights of Fantasy perform on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 3:30 p.m. at Lamanda Park Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr.; Friday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library; Tuesday, Dec.13, at 10:30 a.m. at Villa Parke Branch Library, 363 E. Villa St. and 3:30 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library, 55 S. Hill Ave.; Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd.; Thursday, Dec.15, at 11 a.m. at Linda Vista Branch Library, 1281 Bryant St. and 3 p.m. at Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd.; and Saturday, Dec.17, at 10 a.m. in Central Library’s Children’s Room, 285 E. Walnut St. Call 744-4045 for details.

Gear up for the new year with a festive Kwanzaa celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library, featuring tasty dishes prepared by members of the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and a special appearance by the Tournament of Roses Royal Court. Call 744-7268 for details