ArtNight Pasadena is back! Visit 12 top cultural venues – for free! – Friday, March 9, from 6 to 10 p.m. Walk, bike or ride a free ARTS shuttle. (626) 744-7887 or www.artnightpasadena.org.
The inaugural LitFest Pasadena on Saturday, March 17, from 9:30 a.m to 5 p.m. at Central Park features readings, panel discussions with California authors, music, food and children’s activities. LitFest is an EMERGE project of the Pasadena Arts Council. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Redefine How You Dine during Pasadena Restaurant Week, March 25-30. For information visit www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com and sign up to win a dinner or other tasty prizes.
The free Pasadena Conference on Aging Friday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., offers workshops and health screenings for people 50 and up. Free continental breakfast and lunch provided. (877) 926-8300.
The 35th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will frolic down Colorado Boulevard, between Altadena and San Gabriel boulevards, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28. Snag a free spot on the curb. www.pasadenadoodahparade.info and (626) 590-7596.
Hear Pasadena’s Director of Public Health Dr. Eric Walsh give his prescription for a healthy city at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 3, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Pasadena Hilton. $26 before April 27. (626) 486-0691 or www.workingfaith.com.
Home alarm systems need a permit. Get the $108 permit, good for four years, at the Business License Office in Room N106 of Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. (626) 744-4166.
Plastic grocery bags will be banned in Pasadena starting July 1, 2012, so stock up now on a set of reusable bags and keep some in your trunk.
Businesses in Pasadena’s Enterprise Zone can apply state tax credits to their 2011 tax returns. Find out more at www.cityofpasadena.net/
Owners of historic buildings may qualify for a property tax reduction through the state’s Mills Act. Find out if you’re eligible at www.cityofpasadena.net/millsact.
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.