Here's a listing of upcoming free events sponsored by the City of Pasadena:
Saturday, May 2
8 to 11 a.m. -- If you like to take pictures and love the great outdoors, attend a free workshop taught by City of Pasadena naturalists and Armory Center for the Arts photographers at Hahamongna Watershed Park. Whether you prefer to shoot with conventional film or digitally, and whether you consider yourself a rank amateur or a downright crackerjack shutterbug, you'll enjoy this one! Reservations are required: (626) 744-7358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 6
* 7:30 a.m. -- Take a walk around the Rose Bowl Loop with Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and Erica Clark, co-founder of the Pasadena: City of Learning initiative. Meet at Gate A at the stadium. It's all part of Up & Moving Pasadena, a community effort to support fitness for health.
* 1 p.m. -- This week's free film in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., is "The Visitor" starring Richard Jenkins as a widowed professor who develops an unlikely friendship with an immigrant couple he discovers squatting in his Manhattan flat.
Saturday, May 9
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Meet the dedicated men and women of the Pasadena Fire Department during Fire Service Day. At Fire Station 33, 515 N. Lake Ave., firefighters will demonstrate life-saving and fire-suppression techniques including vehicle burns and extinguishments, rescuing someone from a vehicle using the Jaws of Life, aerial ladder operations. Fire engines and other equipment will be display, and there will be hot dogs and other refreshments as well as entertainment. All other fire stations will be open to the public as well: Fire Station #31, 135 S. Fair Oaks Ave.; Fire Station #32, 2424 E. Villa St.; Fire Station #34, 1138 E. Del Mar Blvd.; Fire Station #36, 1140 N. Fair Oaks Ave.; Fire Station #37, 3430 E. Foothill Blvd.; Fire Station #38, 1150 E. Linda Vista Ave.; and Fire Station #39, 50 Avenue 64.