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Friday, April 3, 2015

Looking for something to do? Free Events April 4 to 10

Here are free events scheduled Saturday, April 4, to Friday, April 10.

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

You and your family will have an egg-cellent time when you hippity-hop to the Spring Egg Bowl at the Rose Bowl Stadium Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring Pasadena's largest Easter egg hunt, scavenger hunts for all ages, bunny ear contests, trackless train rides, arts and crafts, face painting, live entertainment and much more. Don't forget to bring your basket! 

Teens are invited to a low-tech game night Monday, April 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Central Library where there will be snacks and board games including Castle Panic, Forbidden Island, Dominion, Risk, Ticket to Ride and more.

April is National Poetry Month. Young children ages 3 to 5 will enjoy special poems and songs presented by Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre Tuesday, April 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Villa-Parke Branch Library.

The first Tuesday of every month is Free Family Night at Kidspace Children's Museum. On Tuesday, April 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. celebrate children's literature with "Rainbow Fish" crafts, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" puppet show and more.

Violinist YuEun Kim will perform Wednesday, April 8, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series.

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, PG) starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Haviland will be shown Wednesday, April 8, at 1 p.m. on the big screen in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A Saxon lord becomes an outlaw leader when Prince John and Norman lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence.

Children in grades 3 to 6 are invited to explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) concepts through creative, challenging projects Wednesday, April 8, at 4 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library. Call 626-744-7262 to sign up.

The April Student Showcase Wednesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music will feature the Fenice String Quartet, Sonora String Quartet and solo performances on French horn, viola and violin.

The next supply of garden-ready mulch from Pasadena Public Works Department street tree trimmings will be available Friday, April 10, at the southeast corner of the parking lot at Victory Park. Bring your own shovel, container and gloves between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. The mulch supply is replenished once a month through October and is available to Pasadena residents only. 

You don't have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to see "St. Vincent" (2014, PG-13) starring Bill Murray and Naomi Watts Friday, April 10, at 1 p.m. on the big screen in the Scott Pavilion. A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the quirky war veteran who lives next door. 


From housing options to healthy relationships using technology, there will be a full slate of workshops and other activities for anyone 50+ at the Pasadena Conference on Healthy Aging Saturday, April 11, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration is required; lunch is included.

Photo credits: Rose Bowl Stadium, Sno-Isle Teens, Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre, The Learning Tree, YuEun Kim, Warner Bros., Stickney-Forest View Public Library, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Fine Gardening, Foods 4 Better Health.

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