History buffs of all ages will enjoy “Westward Ho!” Thursday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Ben Fitzsimmons of the Autry National Center will share stories of the pioneers’ migration out west, with a hands-on exhibit of artifacts. 744-7262.
Recycle old computers, monitors, TVs, cell phones and more at a free e-waste collection Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Philip the Apostle School, 1363 Cordova St. 795-9691.
Make sense of the new gadgets you got for the holidays during a workshop Saturday, Feb. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd. You’ll download eBooks to your new iPhone, iPad, Kindle or Nook in no time! 744-7270.
If your New Year’s resolution was to get more exercise, register now for the inaugural Pasadena Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon Sunday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 a.m. with live music along the route. (800) 311-1255 or www.runrocknroll.competitor.com/pasadena.
ArtNight Pasadena is scheduled Friday, March 9, from 6 to 10 p.m. when 13 arts and cultural institutions will open their doors for free. Cultural institutions, non-commercial galleries, ensembles and individual artists are encouraged to apply for minigrants sponsored by the Arts & Culture Commission. Deadline is Jan. 24. 744-7062 or www.cityofpasadena.net/arts.
It’s the law: Protect your pooch (and others) by keeping him on a leash on city streets, parks and nature trails. Pasadena has one off-leash dog area at Viña Vieja Park at the south side of Orange Grove Boulevard between Sierra Madre Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Street.
Get a $21.94 yard sale permitat www.cityofpasadena.net/ yardsale. Each household is allowed up to two yards sales per 12-month period and each sale can last up to three consecutive days. Sell only personal items, not goods purchased for resale. Pay with major credit card or PayPal. 744-4009.
Volunteer to serve on a city commissions, committee or board. Download an application at www.cityofpasadena.net/ commissions or call 744-4311.
A full line of souvenir products is available for purchase in Room S228 at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., including postcards, t-shirts, posters, mugs, coasters, magnets, key chains, pens and more. 744-4222 or www.cityofpasadena.net/ publicaffairs.
The online Green Training Program was created to guide anyone with Internet access through the themes of Pasadena’s Green City Action Plan: energy, waste reduction, urban design, urban nature, transportation, environmental health and water conservation. www.cityofpasadena.net/ greencity (click on Programs).
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.