Pasadena In Focus
Jan - Feb 2012


History buffs of all ages will enjoy “Westward Ho!” Thursday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Ben Fitzsimmons of the Autry National Center will share stories of the pioneers’ migration out west, with a hands-on exhibit of artifacts. 744-7262.

Recycle old computers, monitors, TVs, cell phones and more at a free e-waste collection Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Philip the Apostle School, 1363 Cordova St. 795-9691.

Make sense of the new gadgets you got for the holidays during a workshop Saturday, Feb. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd. You’ll download eBooks to your new iPhone, iPad, Kindle or Nook in no time! 744-7270.

If your New Year’s resolution was to get more exercise, register now for the inaugural Pasadena Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon Sunday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 a.m. with live music along the route. (800) 311-1255 or www.runrocknroll.competitor.com/pasadena.

ArtNight Pasadena is scheduled Friday, March 9, from 6 to 10 p.m. when 13 arts and cultural institutions will open their doors for free. Cultural institutions, non-commercial galleries, ensembles and individual artists are encouraged to apply for minigrants sponsored by the Arts & Culture Commission. Deadline is Jan. 24. 744-7062 or www.cityofpasadena.net/arts.

It’s the law: Protect your pooch (and others) by keeping him on a leash on city streets, parks and nature trails. Pasadena has one off-leash dog area at Viña Vieja Park at the south side of Orange Grove Boulevard between Sierra Madre Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Street.
Get a $21.94 yard sale permitat www.cityofpasadena.net/ yardsale. Each household is allowed up to two yards sales per 12-month period and each sale can last up to three consecutive days. Sell only personal items, not goods purchased for resale. Pay with major credit card or PayPal. 744-4009.

Volunteer to serve on a city commissions, committee or board. Download an application at www.cityofpasadena.net/ commissions or call 744-4311.

A full line of souvenir products is available for purchase in Room S228 at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., including postcards, t-shirts, posters, mugs, coasters, magnets, key chains, pens and more. 744-4222 or www.cityofpasadena.net/ publicaffairs.

The online Green Training Program was created to guide anyone with Internet access through the themes of Pasadena’s Green City Action Plan: energy, waste reduction, urban design, urban nature, transportation, environmental health and water conservation. www.cityofpasadena.net/ greencity (click on Programs).

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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