Get ready to show off your triple lutz. The new $3 million Pasadena Ice Skating Center is now open at the Pasadena Convention Center, with a regulation-sized rink, spectator seating and top-notch amenities. www.skatepasadena.com
Have an alarm system? Be sure to get a $108 city permit, good for four years, at the Business License Office in Room 106 of Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Otherwise you’ll face steep penalty fees for false alarms. 744-4166.
The Asian tiger mosquito was recently discovered in nearby El Monte. Help stamp out mosquito-borne illnesses by dumping out standing water, cleaning your swimming pool and ordering free mosquito fish for your backyard pond. Call Pasadena’s Public Health Department at 744-6004.
Put your friendly voice to work and help out-of-towners Dec. 30 through Jan. 3 with the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau’s 28th annual Visitor Hotline. Volunteer by Nov. 11 at email@example.com or 795-4725.
A Noise Within performs O’Neill’s comedy “Desire Under the Elms” Nov. 19-Dec. 18, previews: 11/12-18. “Pay What You Can” tickets available Nov. 17; buy in person at Foothill and Sierra Madre Villa boulevards. 356-3100 or www.anoisewithin.org.
Bring joy to a child this Christmas. Donate an unwrapped toy or sports equipment for a needy child or teen through the Pasadena Fire Department’s Spark of Love Toy Drive. 744-7201.
Enjoy free classical music concerts by Colburn Orchestra, Saturdays, Dec. 3, Feb. 4 and March 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Ambassador Auditorium. www.colburnschool.edu/tickets or (213) 621-1050.
Explore the historic Castle Green Sunday, Dec. 4, 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.
Celebrate International Human Rights Day, Saturday, Dec. 10 from 3 to 4:15 p.m. at Creveling Lounge, Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. 744-7147.
Discover your true “voice” by attending the free Courage to Write workshops lead by author Esther Bradley-DeTalley Fridays, Dec. 2 to Jan. 13
from 1 to 3 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave. Call 744-7268 for reservations.
Huntington Library, Collections and Botanical Gardens is the latest partner in the Pasadena Digital History Collaboration, an on-line collection of historical photos and documents. Check it out at www.pasadenadigital history.com. 744-4275.
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.