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Friday, March 7, 2014

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 8 to 14


Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, March 8, to Friday, March 14.

All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare tell me there's nothing to do in Pasadena!


March is One City, One Story month! The 2014 novel, "Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore," is available in multiple formats. Be part of our annual community reading celebration by sitting in on a book discussion group Saturday, March 8, at 9:30 a.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library



It's Teen Tech Week at Pasadena Central Library!  On Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m. learn App Inventor, an easy program that allows you to create your own Android apps using laptop and cell phone emulator software provided by the library. Plus learn about the hottest careers in IT. It all happens in the Technology Learning Center. Call (626) 744-4066, option 4 to register.


March 31 is the deadline for enrollment in an approved health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act. If you think you might need to make any necessary decisions, plan on attending an enrollment fair Tuesday, March 11, from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Jack Scott Multipurpose Room at PCC's Community Education Center.


Elementary-aged children 6 and older will love reading to gentle, well-trained dogs at Barks and Books Tuesday, March 11, at 3:30 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library.


Pasadena Presbyterian Church presents The Whyman Project for the popular Music at Noon weekly concert Wednesday, March 12, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m.


This week's film in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library is Night at the Museum (2006, PG) Wednesday, March 12, at 1 p.m.


Children in third through sixth grades are invited to join Pasadena Public Library's new STEAM Team Club. Explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) concepts through creative and innovative projects based on fun challenges Wednesday, March 12, at 4 p.m. at Hastings Branch LibraryCall (626) 744-7262 to sign up.


You don't have to be a member of Pasadena Senior Center to see the Academy Award-nominated film Captain Phillips (2013, PG-13) there Friday, March 14, at 1 p.m.



Enjoy an evening of art, music, dance, drama and more when ArtNight Pasadena returns Friday, March 14, from 6 to 10 p.m. Nearly 20 of Pasadena's most prominent arts and cultural institutions will open their doors for free! Iconic food trucks (Kogi BBQ, Border Grill, Pie N' Burger and others) will be stationed at many of the institutions, so dig in! And check out the many options on the website for getting from venue to venue.  

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