Here's a sampling of some upcoming events sponsored by the City of Pasadena:
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m. – An update of Pasadena’s Bicycle Master Plan will begin with a community meeting in the Council Chamber (S249) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. (626) 744-7254.
Wednesday, Feb. 18 -- 1 p.m. – This week’s movie in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. is “Pride” starring Terrence Howard as the real-life Jim Ellis, a determined coach who starts a swim team for troubled teens in Philadelphia. (626) 744-4066.
Thursday, Feb. 19 -- 7 p.m. – The 2009 L.A. Opera Talks series begins with a fun and lively talk on the new opera “The Birds” in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. (626) 744-4066.
Friday, Feb. 20 -- 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Today is the deadline if you’re interested in submitting an application for one of two at-large community seats on the General Plan Update Advisory Committee. (626) 744-4311.
Friday, Feb. 20, 1:30 p.m. – Destination Employment offers assistance to job-seekers at La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave. (626) 744-7268.
Saturday, Feb. 21 -- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The Black History Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Charles White Park in Altadena and end at Robinson Park in Pasadena. It will be followed by a family festival from noon to 4 p.m. at Robinson Park. (626) 744-7300.
The update of the Open Space and Conservation Element of the General Plan will begin officially with a free open house event Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the courtyard at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., including an 11:30 a.m. discussion with Will Rogers, president and CEO of The Trust for Public Land, children's activities and much more. (626) 744-6767.