Saturday, May 8, from 8 to 11 am. – Help create a children’s butterfly garden at Hastings Branch Library.
Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to noon -- Are you interested in how open space in Pasadena is acquired and preserved? Voice your opinion and learn more during a workshop.
Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the remarkable Arlington Garden!
Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Meet the dedicated men and women of the Pasadena Fire Department during open houses and death-defying demonstrations!
Saturday, May 8, from noon to 3 p.m. -- If you're a local blogger, come to a noon tour of Pasadena City Hall just for you, followed by a 2 p.m. lunch/snack/beverage/whatever-you-feel-like at California Pizza Kitchen across the street.
Tuesday, May 11, at 3 p.m. – La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., presents the children’s film “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” Bring your little ones -- we’ll even provide the popcorn! 744-7268.
Wednesday, May 12, at 1 p.m. – This week’s film in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., is “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” (2003, PG-13) starring Russell Crowe. 744-4066.
Also on Wednesday, May 12: Today is the deadline for Historic Preservation Awards nominations.
Thursday, May 13, at 11:30 a.m. – The Police & Citizens Awards Luncheon in the ballroom of the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., honors Pasadena residents, police officers and others who have gone beyond the call of duty to reduce crime and increase the quality of life in this community. Tickets are $40; to RSVP call Officer David Thomas at 744-4282.
Saturday, May 15, from noon to 8 p.m. -- Enjoy nonstop live jazz at the Rose Bowl Stadium during Jazzy Jam 2010 to benefit local youth programs. $30 at the gate or $20 in advance. Children under 13 are free.
SAVE THE DATE: The Pasadena POPS free concert “Music Under the Stars” in front of Pasadena City Hall is the orchestra’s annual gift to the community. This year it’s on Saturday, May 22, at 7 p.m. Arrive as early as 5:30 p.m. to picnic or purchase dinner from gourmet food trucks; little ones will enjoy children’s activities provided by staff from Kidspace Children’s Museum. Bring a lawn chair or rent a chair for $3.