Friday, March 5, 2010

Looking for Something to Do?

Saturday, March 6, from 8:30 to noon – Jan Sanders, director of the Pasadena Public Library system, and Pasadena City Attorney Michele Bagneris will be among the panelists at the League of Women Voters forum “Access to Impact: Using Open Government to Create Change” at the Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd. The community forum addresses access to information issues around local open government from the perspectives of the media, libraries, city governments and civic organizations.

Saturday, March 6, at 11:30 a.m. – A very special mural depicting by noted artist Luis Ituarte will be unveiled on an exterior wall at 181 E. Orange Grove Blvd. between Marengo and Fair Oaks.

Saturday, March 6, at noon and 2 p.m. – Shiny new fire engines will be dedicated – the first at noon at Fire Station 38, 1150 E. Linda Vista Ave., and the second at 2 p.m. at Fire Station 39, 50 Ave. 64. Bring the kids for a chance to see the new rigs up close, meet Fire Chief Dennis Downs and talk to firefighters!

Monday, March 8, at noon – One City, One Story* event: “Gardens of Water” community book discussion in the Research Conference Hall at Huntington Hospital, 734 Fairmount Ave.

Wednesday, March 10, at 10:30 a.m. – One City, One Story event: Enjoy Turkish adventure folktales featuring Keloglan, Nasreddin Hoca and Kazan presented by the Pasadena Museum of History and featuring local storyteller Sunny Stevenson at San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd.

Wednesday, March 10, at 1 p.m. – One City, One Story event: The documentary film “Inside Islam” will be screened in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St.

Thursday, March 11, at 3:30 p.m. – One City, One Story event: Enjoy tales and songs from the Kurdish, Armenian, Assyrian, Greek and Jewish traditions of ancient Anatolia presented by storyteller Alidz Agbabian at Lamanda Park Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr.

Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. – One City, One Story event: Does “Gardens of Water” accurately portray Muslim-Christian relations? Find out during a discussion with Dr. Evelyne Reisacher, assistant professor of Islamic studies and intercultural relations at Fuller Theological Seminary, in Payton Hall (room 101) at Fuller, 135 N. Oakland Ave.

Friday, March 12, at 7 p.m. – One City, One Story event: Dr. Joann Stock, professor of geology and geophysics at Caltech, and “Gardens of Water” author Alan Drew will discuss the nature of the 1999 Marmara Quake, its aftermath and human toll at Caltech’s Cahill Center for Astronomy and Physics, 1216 E. California Blvd. Special tours of Caltech’s seismology lab will be offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

* Click here to learn all about this year’s One City, One Story novel “Gardens of Water” and complete information about the author, a full calendar of events and more.

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