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Friday, January 20, 2017

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events January 21 to 27

Here are events scheduled from Saturday, Jan. 21, to Friday, Jan. 27.

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

If you're concerned about human decency, equal rights and freedom from discrimination, come to Pasadena City Hall for the Rally at the Rotunda Saturday, Jan. 21, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Non-political leaders in their fields will discuss women's health, targeted communities, economic justice and public education. We'll share information about local organizations that serve women and we'll issue a call to action for moving forward with passion and purpose in 2017 and beyond. Please don't come if you plan on being disruptive or disrespectful -- this isn't that rally.

Sing along as Women on the Move Trio performs folk songs Saturday, Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Bring friends and family for this fun event! 

A celebration in honor of Pasadena-born Julia Child Saturday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. at Allendale Branch Library will feature two French cooking demonstrations by Isabelle Camps-Campins using recipes from "Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume Two." Be one of the first 40 guests to arrive and you'll receive a ticket entitling you to sample the dishes!

Dr. Gary Stickel will introduce children (and people of all ages) to the Greek writer Homer's masterpieces "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" in a very unique way Saturday, Jan. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library

Enjoy a spellbinding afternoon of eclectic, eccentric and exemplary works, from poems to true stories to hilarious monologues and more, as 15 members of the Independent Writers of Southern California read aloud some of their witty, emotional and thoughtful works Sunday, Jan. 22, beginning at 2 p.m. at Vroman's Book Store.

Classical guitarist David Margolis, a music instructor at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, will perform in recital Monday, Jan. 23, at 3 p.m. at Linda Vista Branch Library

Classical pianist Charles Fierro will perform Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

"From Time to Time" (2009, PG) starring Alex Etel and Maggie Smith will be shown Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. When a boy discovers he can mysteriously travel between two worlds that are two centuries apart, he begins to unlock family secrets that have been hidden for generations.

Children ages 8 to 12: May the Force Be With You! Learn how to create your own lightsaber from a master model-builder Thursday, Jan. 26, at 3:30 p.m. at Santa Catalina Branch Library. Call 626-744-7272 to sign up.

Calling all teen writers! Whether you're a novelist or a poet or simply love writing, join others who share the same passion Thursday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. in Teen Central at Central Library for a few writing exercises, bounce ideas around, talk about writing and share your work. Stories and poems produced during the session will be considered for the library's Teen Zeen.

Former Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard will serve as the narrator for Pasadena Community Orchestra's performance of Aaron Copeland's "Lincoln Portrait" Friday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene. The program will also include Copeland's "Outdoor Overture," Dudley Buck's "Festival Overture," Morton Goulde's "American Salute" and William Bolcom's "Seattle Slew."

Photo credits: University of Arkansas,, Geocaching, South Pasadena Public Library, Keyboard Concepts, Ealing Studios, LucasFilm, T, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation,

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