All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Monday, July 4
* All day – City of Pasadena administrative offices, libraries, community centers and health clinics will be closed for the Independence Day holiday.
* 2 p.m. – The family festival outside the Rose Bowl Stadium will begin.
* 6 p.m. – The gates will open for entertainment and fireworks. If you watch fireworks from outside the Rose Bowl Stadium, 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). http://t.co/VeQ8pQj
Wednesday, July 6
1 p.m. – Our weekly film series has moved from Central Library to Lamanda Park Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr. The summer season kicks off with “Tangled” (2010, PG), the animated Disney take on the Brothers Grimm tale of Rapunzel. (626) 744-7266.
Thursday, July 7
* 10 a.m. – Folkteller Michael McCarty will share tales from all over the world in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. This is a Summer Reading Club event (see below).
* 2 p.m. – McCarty shares the same tales at Hill Avenue Branch Library, 55 S. Hill Ave.
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 at www.cityofpasadena.net/generalplan.
Saturday, July 9
8:30 a.m. to noon – The Pasadena Police Department will sponsor a public workshop on the rights of crime victims. http://t.co/3AZ6HAv
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.
See more community events (and add your own) at www.cityofpasadena.net/calendar.
The July 4 meeting of the Pasadena City Council has been canceled.
COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND BOARDS
The July 4 meeting of the City Council Public Safety Committee has been canceled.
The Accessibility and Disability Commission will meet Tuesday, July 5, at 3 p.m. in the Grand Conference Room (basement room S038) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Agenda items include access issues in the private sector; and presentation by Joy Rittenhouse on locating Mach 1 (equine-assisted activities for riders with disabilities) in the Hahamongna Annex area.
The Recreation and Parks Commission will meet Tuesday, July 5, at 6 p.m. in the second floor Training Room (room 220) at the City Yards, 233 W. Mountain St. Agenda items include Parks Make Life Better branding effort; and update on staff response to questions from Earth and Arts Festival.
The July 5 meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission has been canceled.
The Zoning Hearing Officer will conduct public hearings Wednesday, July 6, at 6 p.m. in the Hearing Room at the Permit Center, 175 N. Garfield Ave. (enter through the Ramona Street door). Agenda items include minor conditional use permit (CUP) to remove 12 rooftop panels and replace and relocate them with 12 new LTE antennas screened behind a new, nine-foot FRP/Screen at 1450 W. Colorado Blvd.; and minor CUP to allow modification of a wireless telecommunication facility on the rooftop of 303 Cordova St.
The July 6 meeting of the City Council Economic Development and Technology Committee (EdTech) has been canceled.
The Code Enforcement Commission will meet Thursday, July 7, at 4 p.m. in the Hearing Room at the Permit Center. Agenda items include chipped and flaking paint, broken window, overgrown vegetation and dead trees at 3860 Mayfair Dr.; and chipped and pealing paint, deteriorated roof, unpermitted patio structure and inoperative/unregistered vehicles at 250 S. Vinedo Ave.
The July 7 meeting of the General Plan Update Advisory Committee has been canceled.
For more information about commissions, including agendas, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions.
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City of Pasadena
Public Affairs Office
100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S228
Pasadena CA 91109
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