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Friday, April 11, 2014

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 11 to 17

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Friday, April 11, to Thursday, April 17.

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

You don't have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to see "Nebraska" (2013, R) there Friday, April 11, at 1 p.m. starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte.

Ground-breaking research at JPL has impacted everyday life on Earth and can be found everywhere from farms to hospitals to our very own homes. For example, complementary metal oxide silicon (CMOS) camera technology developed at JPL for remote sensing instruments is now in many digital and cell phone cameras worldwide. Join Indrani Graczyk, manager of commercial programs at JPL, for a discussion titled "For the Benefit of All Mankind Friday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in the Vosloh Forum (Building UU on this map) at Pasadena City College. 

Young musicians from schools and conservatories across the U.S. and abroad will perform for a distinguished panel of judges during the 64th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition Saturday, April 12, beginning at 9 a.m. in Caltech's Ramo Auditorium.

Teens will enjoy an afternoon of anime and Japanese snacks Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at Pasadena Central Library

Teens will learn how college scholarships work, who can get them and where to find them Saturday, April 12, at 2:30 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library

Do you know that members of the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena get free music lessons? See them perform in recital there Monday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m.

If you own a small business or are thinking about starting one, meet with an expert business professional from the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Tuesday, April 15. Appointments are required for these slots from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

Pasadena Presbyterian Church presents classical guitarist Michael Anthony Nigro for the popular Music at Noon concert series Wednesday, April 16, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m.

See the 1941 film "The Lady Eve" starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda Wednesday, April 16, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library.


In commemoration of National Garden Month, Pasadena's very first seed library will be launched Saturday, April 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library. You'll learn how to check out seeds from the heirloom and open-pollinated collection, enjoy a fun film about the evolution of the seed library and enjoy healthy snacks. There will also be special seed crafts for kids. 

Photo credits:    Chamber Music America, California's Children, Telecomm CorridorWorld Cultures Austin and Rare Seeds


  1. Good picks --
    Two great movies -- The Lady Eve and Nebraska.

  2. A seed collection accessed via the library is a brilliant idea. Just brilliant!!