Practice your wave as you walk the three-mile Rose Bowl loop with Pasadena’s mayor, the Tournament of Roses president and the Rose Queen and her Court on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 a.m. Meet at Gate A. 831-2980 or www.upandmoving.org.
Explore the historic Castle Green Sunday, Dec. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. during its annual Holiday Tour, with music, food, exhibits and keepsakes for sale. $20 (children 12 and under are free). www.castlegreen.com or 385-7774.
A new menorah will be the focus of the Chanukah celebration, Sunday, Dec. 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the courtyard at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., including traditional foods and entertainment. 564-8820 or www.chabadpasadena.com.
Bundle up and catch the holiday spirit with entertainment, refreshments and more at the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at Pasadena City Hall on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m. Beautiful LED bulbs save energy. 744-4755.
Watch holiday favorites on the big screen from “A Christmas Carol” to “It’s a Wonderful Life” Wednesdays, Dec. 15, 22 and 29, at 1 p.m. in Central Library’s Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. 744-4066.
Pasadena businesses operating without a valid business license have through Jan. 10 to register and pay fees without penalty or interest. Stop in at Pasadena City Hall’s Room N106, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/finance, e-mail email@example.com or call 744-7019.
Save the date! The mayor’s 2011 State of the City event is scheduled Thursday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Arclight Theater. See more details in the January/February issue of Pasadena In Focus. 744-4311
. Villa Esperanza Services presents a conference on autism Friday, Jan. 28, with Dr. Temple Grandin, the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. 449-2919 or www.villaesperanzaservices.org.
Students can receive free afterschool homework help and tutoring, plus recreation and fitness activities, through May 27 at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Call 744-7334 or register at www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve.
Ace the SAT or CAHSEE exam with a $40 prep class Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Cost includes materials and healthy snacks. Register at 744-7300.
Help test a new service called Instant Librarian by texting a research question to 394-4019 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
via MSN Messenger, Google Talk, AIM or Yahoo Messenger. www.cityofpasadena.net/library/ask.
Hear information in English or Spanish on rental assistance, homebuyer help, homeless housing, landlord/tenant issues and more through the Housing Department’s new 24-hour phone line: 744-8300. www.cityofpasadena.net/housing.
Low-income drivers may qualify for affordable car insurance through a state-sponsored program. Learn more at www.insurance.ca.gov/lowcost or call (866) 602-8861.
Note: All events are free unless otherwise noted. 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.