Friday, July 1, 2011

Looking for Something to Do?

Monday, July 4, from 2 to 10 p.m. -- It's the family festival outside the Rose Bowl Stadium at 2 p.m., then gates will open at 6 p.m. for the Fourth of July entertainment and fireworks. If you watch fireworks from outside the Rose Bowl, you'll miss out on the incredible tribute to U.S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Jan and Dean Show featuring Dean Torrence, the Mariachi Divas, Drum Corps International's Phantom Regiment, motorcycle stunts performed by the Ives Brother FMX and, of course, the biggest and best fireworks spectacular in Southern California, which includes a lot of ground effects inside the stadium. Tickets are still available at just $13 per person (children under 7 and active military personnel are free).

Wednesday, July 6, at 1 p.m. – Our weekly film series has moved from Central Library to Lamanda Park Branch Library for the summer. The season kicks off with “Tangled” (2010, PG), the animated Disney take on the Brothers Grimm tale of Rapunzel.

Thursday, July 7, at 10 a.m. – Folkteller Michael McCarty will share tales from all over the world in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library. This is a Summer Reading Club event.

McCarty will share tales the same day at 2 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library.

Through July 8 -- Take the General Plan Survey! It asks which land use alternative for future growth, or combination of alternatives, are preferred for six planning areas. A special newsletter with information on the alternatives, with the survey included, was mailed to all households and businesses in mid-June. The survey can also be completed online.

Saturday, July 9, from 8:30 a.m. to noon – The Pasadena Police Department will sponsor a public workshop on the rights of crime victims.

Through Aug. 14 and Aug. 20 -- It’s Summer Reading Club time with the theme One World, Many Stories through Aug. 14 for children 12 and younger and through Aug. 20 for teens. They can register at any Pasadena public library. Children will get a special reading log, stickers and book bag, then bring their reading records in when they’ve read 200 minutes to receive their prizes. Hey, teens: Every time you finish a book, magazine, graphic novel or audio book, fill out a prize entry slip with a bit of information about you and the item you’ve finished, then drop it into a specially designated prize box.

All events listed are free unless otherwise noted.

See a more comprehensive schedule of events for the same time period, including commission meetings and city council meetings, here.

See more community events (and add your own) here.

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