Pasadena Central Library’s free Wednesday 1 p.m.
film series continues with “The Express” Nov. 18 and “Chariots of Fire” Nov.
Learn how to use your computer on the go with portable apps Wednesday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m. at Hastings
Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Bring your USB flash drive, portable
hard drive, iPod and your other USB devices. 744-4066.
Start your holiday shopping at the Buck-A-Bag book sale Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lamanda
Park Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr., featuring stacks of gently used titles
for kids, teens and adults. 744-7266.
The Occidental-Caltech Symphony Orchestra celebrates its new season with a free performance of Beethoven and
Dvorak Sunday, Nov. 22, 3:30 p.m. in Caltech’s Ramos Auditorium. 395-4652.
Learn about our planet’s most precious resource when Blue Water Planet radio host Sandy Fox discusses
world water issues as part of the free Community Dialogue series Sunday, Nov.
22, 7 p.m. at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St.
Tour the historic Castle Green Sunday, Dec. 6, 1 to 5 p.m. including
Moroccan and Turkish rooms, ballroom, sunroom and grand salon on the main floor
as well as several private apartments on upper floors and the coveted penthouse.
99 S. Raymond Ave. Tickets are available at the entrance on tour day only. $20;
children under 12 are free.
www.castlegreen.com or 577-6765.
The annual tree-lighting ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 8, 5:30
p.m. at City Hall will include live
entertainment, refreshments and more. Pasadena’s mayor will flip the switch that
lights up the holidays! 744-4755.
Volunteer as a Holiday Hotline operator Dec. 29 to Jan. 7 and help callers learn where to park an
RV, how to get last-minute parade and game tickets, and more. Call 795-9311 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org later than Friday, Nov. 20, to sign up for a shift. More information
about the Jan. 1 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game plus the Jan. 7 Bowl
Championship Series game is at
www.tournamentofroses.com. A BCS tailgate party at
Paseo Colorado on Tuesday, Jan. 5, from 6 to 10 p.m. will include live
entertainment (get info and tickets at
www.pasadenarose.com or 689-4134).
Save the date! Join Pasadena’s mayor
for his annual State of the City event with the theme “Charting a New Course”
Thursday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m. at La Salle High School. Look for additional details
in the January/February issue of Pasadena In Focus.
Learn computer basics in your native Spanish during a free series on Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. at Villa Parke
Branch Library, 363 E. Villa St. 744-6510.
Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Dr., offers free children’s stories, nature lessons, puppet shows and
more every Saturday at 10 a.m. 398-5420.
Could your home be the next big movie star and earn you $5,000 a day or more in tax-free income? Register
with the city’s Film Office at
www.cityofpasadena.net or call 744-3964.
Note: All dates and times listed in Pasadena In Focus
are as of the publication date. Please call the numbers listed to confirm
information. All phone numbers are in the (626) area code unless otherwise noted