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Friday, June 5, 2015

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events June 6 to 12

Here are events scheduled Saturday, June 6, to Friday, June 12.

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

Dispose of your household hazardous waste safely Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Lot K at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Acceptable items include motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, vehicle batteries, household batteries, brake fluid, paint thinner, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides, herbicides, expired pharmaceuticals, fluorescent light bulbs and more. Click on the link above for a full list.

The drought is wreaking havoc on many lawns and gardens. Learn how to water your gardens and landscaping to keep them healthy during a drought Saturday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library.

The annual Make Music Pasadena will feature more than 100 concerts rotating on stages in Old Pasadena, the Playhouse District, Memorial Park, Central Library and Paseo Colorado Saturday, June 6, from noon to 9 p.m. with genres including rock, jazz, blues, pop, R&B, Afro-Caribbean, folk, electronic, classical and more. And the festival will include the Pasadena Symphony and Pops Music Under the Stars concert in front of City Hall -- their annual gift to the community.

KCRW's Summer Nights concert series in the courtyard at One Colorado kicks off with De Lux's synth-driven, feel-good disco, funk and post-funk Saturday, June 6, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Do you know musical instruments vibrate in fractions? Or that when it comes to length, shorter instruments sound higher and longer instruments sound lower? Children will learn about the math and science behind musical instruments and then make their own Monday, June 8, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Central Library. Call 626-744-7262 to sign up.

"Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story" (2009, NR) starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kimberly Elise will be shown Wednesday, June 10, at 1 p.m. on the big screen in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Ben Carson rose from a poor, inner-city childhood to become one of the world's greatest neurosurgeons. Based on a true story.

Pete Morris traveled on a medical mission to Guatemala with Mending Kids International and documented through sketches and watercolors the work of doctors and volunteers and the children and families they serve. An opening reception for his works Thursday, June 11, at 5 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center will include wine and cheese, and Morris will discuss his works. The art will be on display through the end of June. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center or even a senior to attend.

"Mr. Turner" (2014, R) starring Timothy Spall and Paul Jesson will be shown on the big screen Friday, June 12, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. The film explores the last quarter century of the great, eccentric English painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). You do not have to be a member of the Senior Center to attend.


* Pasadena Public Library's Read to the Rhythm summer programs for children, teens and adults begin Saturday, June 13 and continue through Aug. 8.

* Summer film and concert series are just around the corner at parks and other locations throughout Pasadena. Stay tuned!

Photo Credits: All Bio Recovery, Johnson County K-State, Pasadena Symphony and Pops, Times Union, IMDB, Pete Morris, Thin Man Films Ltd.

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