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In Memory of My Fallen Ancestors – Updated from Memorial Day 2013

In Memory of My Fallen Ancestors – Updated from Memorial Day 2013
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Whatever your plans are today, Memorial Day, please remember to honor the sacrifices of America’s fallen military heroes.  The photo above is of my fourth great-grandfather, Major John Bennett Dickson (1793-1876), who served in the War of 1812 under General Andrew Jackson, first in the 1814 Creek War and then at the Battle of New Orleans on Jan. 8, 1815, the final battle of the […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 24 to 30

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 24 to 30

Here are my top picks for free events scheduled from Saturday, May 24, to Friday, May 30. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Individuals and families are invited to put on your helmets and ride your bikes over to Hastings Branch Library […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 17 to 23

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 17 to 23

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, May 17, to Friday, May 23. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! For Bike Week Pasadena‘s final event, experience downtown Pasadena in a whole new way as you walk, ride your bike, skate […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 10 to 16

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 10 to 16

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, May 10, to Friday, May 16. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Fire Service Day is Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All Pasadena fire stations will conduct open houses, […]

Happy World Labyrinth Day

Happy World Labyrinth Day

Today is World Labyrinth Day. The labyrinth above is at Arlington Garden in Pasadena.  A labyrinth is a path that leads, via a circuitous route, to the center of an intricate design and back out again. The route is unicursal; that is, it has only a single path. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is designed […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 2 to 8

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 2 to 8

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Friday, May 2, to Thursday, May 8. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! The You don’t have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to see the Academy Award-winning film “12 Years […]

Citizens Police Academy Weeks 11 and 12 — Heliport, Ridealong and Role Playing

Citizens Police Academy Weeks 11 and 12 — Heliport, Ridealong and Role Playing

I got so busy that I fell behind on blog posts about Citizens Police Academy so I decided to post a brief recap of the last two classes. On April 10 (Week 11) we met at the Pasadena Police Department heliport, located midway between JPL and the Rose Bowl Stadium. We learned all about the Air Operations Section. The […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 25 to April 30

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 25 to April 30

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Friday, April 25, to Wednesday, April 30. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! College night at Norton Simon Museum is Friday, April 25, from 7 to 9 p.m., including curator- and conservator-led tours […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Aprll 19 to 24

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Aprll 19 to 24

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, April 19, to Thursday, April 24. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m. is the opening reception for “Celebrating Women,” a juried art exhibition of original art […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 11 to 17

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 11 to 17

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Friday, April 11, to Thursday, April 17. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! You don’t have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to see “Nebraska” (2013, R) there Friday, April […]

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