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Pasadena In Focus
September - October 2012

Events & Updates

National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, Sept. 25. Register to vote at Pasadena libraries and community centers. Volunteers will assist residents with voter registration. Call City Clerk’s Office at (626) 744-4124 for more information.

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce’s free Business Showcase and Mini-Taste of Pasadena at Paseo Colorado, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 27. Vendors and exhibitors will set up in the public area of the outdoor mall. For more details visit www.pasadena-chamber.org.

Pasadena Museum of History’s Gala Benefit and Reception celebrating the Grand Re-opening of the historic Fenyes Mansion following a two-year, $1.7 million renovation. The Black Tie event begins 6:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, with mansion viewings and silent action. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Call (626) 577-1660, ext. 26, or go to www.pasadenahistory.org.

Latino Heritage’s 14th Annual Parade & Jamaica Celebration. Parade at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6 on Washington Boulevard. Jamaica Celebration at La Pintoresca Park follows.This year’s theme “Planting Dreams—Sembrando Suenos” focuses on California historic era of 1840-1860. More info at www.latinoheritagesgv.org.

Take the Public Art Master Plan Survey online now through Oct. 20. The City’s Public Art Master Plan Recommendations have been drafted to reflect community meetings, stakeholder interviews and planning processes. Give us your feedback: the survey is at www.cityofpasadena.net/arts. Call Cultural Affairs at (626)744-7062 for details.

Pasadena Police Foundation’s Annual Breakfast with the Chief of Police is at 7:30 a.m., Oct. 11, at the Brookside Clubhouse near the Rose Bowl. For reservations, sponsorships, or tickets, call (626) 744-3987. Funds raised will support the Police Department’s youth programs.

The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley presents its Women for Racial Justice Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 15, Pasadena Hilton Hotel. For tables, individual tickets, or sponsorships opportunities, call (626) 296-8433, or go to www.ywca-pasadena.org.

Pasadena Councilmember Jacque Robinson’s “City Hall Gives Canned Food Drive” runs Oct. 25 through Nov. 8 for the Thanksgiving Holiday! Two drop-off locations: Perry’s Joint Café, 2051 Lincoln Avenue, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, and Pasadena Police Department’s Community Services Lobby, 207 N. Garfield Ave., 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more info, call (626) 744-4444 or email district1@cityofpasadena.net.