Pasadena In Focus
March-April 2012


ArtNight Pasadena is back! Visit 12 top cultural venues – for free! – Friday, March 9, from 6 to 10 p.m. Walk, bike or ride a free ARTS shuttle. (626) 744-7887 or www.artnightpasadena.org.

The inaugural LitFest Pasadena on Saturday, March 17, from 9:30 a.m to 5 p.m. at Central Park features readings, panel discussions with California authors, music, food and children’s activities. LitFest is an EMERGE project of the Pasadena Arts Council. litfestpasadena@gmail.com.

Redefine How You Dine during Pasadena Restaurant Week, March 25-30. For information visit www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com and sign up to win a dinner or other tasty prizes.

The free Pasadena Conference on Aging Friday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., offers workshops and health screenings for people 50 and up. Free continental breakfast and lunch provided. (877) 926-8300.

The 35th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will frolic down Colorado Boulevard, between Altadena and San Gabriel boulevards, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28. Snag a free spot on the curb. www.pasadenadoodahparade.info and (626) 590-7596.

Hear Pasadena’s Director of Public Health Dr. Eric Walsh give his prescription for a healthy city at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 3, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Pasadena Hilton. $26 before April 27. (626) 486-0691 or www.workingfaith.com.

Home alarm systems need a permit. Get the $108 permit, good for four years, at the Business License Office in Room N106 of Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. (626) 744-4166.

Plastic grocery bags will be banned in Pasadena starting July 1, 2012, so stock up now on a set of reusable bags and keep some in your trunk.

Businesses in Pasadena’s Enterprise Zone can apply state tax credits to their 2011 tax returns. Find out more at www.cityofpasadena.net/

Owners of historic buildings may qualify for a property tax reduction through the state’s Mills Act. Find out if you’re eligible at www.cityofpasadena.net/millsact.

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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