Here's a listing of upcoming free events sponsored by the City of Pasadena.
Saturday, May 9
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Meet the dedicated men and women of the Pasadena Fire Department during open houses at all fire stations and dramatic demonstrations of fire-fighting and life-saving.
Also Saturday, May 9, also 10 a.m. 4 p.m.– Celebrate with us as we break ground for the expansion of Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., with guest of honor Delano Robinson, widow of late Olympian Mack Robinson and sister-in-law of the late Jackie Robinson. This will be followed by the Black History Festival, which had been postponed from an earlier date. It’s all part of the Jackie Robinson All-Star Weekend. (626) 796-7164, ext. 10.
Monday, May 11, through Saturday, May 16
It's Bike Week Pasadena! This annual week-long event educates and motivates people to use bicycles for recreation, commuting to work and getting around town. This year's events include an early evening bike ride with Mayor Bill Bogaard around the Rose Bowl Loop, a documentary film, children's activities, ladies' night and workshops with such titles as "How to Lose Up to 3,000 Pounds in One Day, or the Amazing Car-lite Diet." (323) 478-0060.
Tuesday, May 12
8 a.m. – If you own a small business you’ll want to attend the free “Managing Your Business Effectively” workshop in the press box at the Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr. It’s part of the Art of Small Business Survival series. Registration is required. (626) 744-4660.
Wednesday, May 13
1 p.m. -- This week's free film in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St.. is "Millions," the story of two boys who stumble on a satchel of British pounds just days before that nation switches to the Euro, so they must quickly find a way to spend and share the wealth. Directed by Danny Boyle. (626) 744-4755.