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Friday, October 17, 2014

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Oct. 18 to 24

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Oct 18, to Friday, Oct. 24.

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

Bring a picnic to Pasadena Community Gardens Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy live music, children's activities, garden tours and more. Yvonne Savio will be honored for her continued support of community gardens throughout L.A. County.

L.A. electronic indie group Say Say will perform Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado

If you've never been to the elegant headquarters of the Carnegie Observatories -- and even if you have -- don't miss the annual open house Sunday, Oct. 19, from 2 to 5 p,m. Meet the astronomers, learn about exciting discoveries underway, view the sun through a solar telescope, visit the machine shop to see how instruments are built for the Carnegie telescopes, enjoy the beautiful courtyard with refreshments and live music, and much more.

Photographer Robert Dawson will discuss his experiences documenting libraries throughout the nation and present photos from his collection Monday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library.

Francesca Lia Block, the 2014 writer in residence at Pasadena City College, will lead writing workshops Tuesday, Oct. 21, at noon at PCC and Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center. The workshops will provide focused instruction and practice in the craft of storytelling, from basic writing concepts to character and conflict development. These events are open to the public; you do not have to be a student at PCC or a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

This week's free movie in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library is "Ghost Town" (2008, PG-13) Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. starring Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear. A man who dies suddenly and then is revived wakes up to discover he has the annoying ability to see ghosts.

Admission to USC Pacific Asia Museum is free the fourth Friday of every month. On Friday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. enjoy the current exhibitions "A New Way Forward: Japanese Hanga of the 20th Century," "Insight: The Path of Bodhidharma" and everything else the museum has to offer.

Celebrate healthy living with fun and informative activities at Pasadena Public Health Department's Food Day Festival in the parking lot adjacent to the building Friday, Oct. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy live music, games, prizes, food demonstrations. healthy eating, fun physical activities, a community health forum and more.

If you've always wanted to witness a presidential inauguration, now's your chance! In this case it's incoming Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum,, who will be the ninth leader of the institution. The ceremony will take place Friday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. at Beckman Auditorium. (building 91 on this map).


The Latino Heritage Parade Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will begin at Los Robles Avenue and Howard Street and end at La Pintoresca Park with a festival that will include art exhibits, historical displays, entertainment and much more.

Photo Credits: Prudential Texas Properties, Say Say, Carnegie Observatories, Robert Dawson, IMDB, Pasadena City College, Pasadena Public Health Department, Caltech, Latino Heritage.

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