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Looking for Something to Do? Free Events July 12 to 18

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events July 12 to 18
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  Here are free events scheduled Saturday, July 12, to Friday, July 18. Events are open to everyone unless otherwise noted. I’ve had a couple of requests to include more art-related events, so you’ll see some below. (You can hop from one opening reception to the next at Armory Center for the Arts!) All events […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events July 5 to 11

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events July 5 to 11

Here are my top picks for events scheduled Saturday, July 5, to Friday, July 11.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Vaud & the Villains will perform cabaret and jazz Saturday, July 5, at 8 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion for the […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 28 to July 4

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 28 to July 4

Here are my top pick for events scheduled Saturday, June 28, to Friday, July 4.  All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Safely dispose of old electronics safely Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys and Girls […]

I Have Lost the Hope I Had; In the Dust Are All My Dreams

I Have Lost the Hope I Had; In the Dust Are All My Dreams

  I love this photo of my maternal great-grandfather, Edwin Franklin Jackson (1878-1930), as a young man riding a bicycle in downtown Rogers, Arkansas. Note he is is dressed for success but has taken off his suit jacket. He was an ambitious and charismatic man. Within a period of just 10 years he rose through […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 21 to 27

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 21 to 27

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, June 21, to Friday, June 27. If it looks like I’ve included way more events than usual, that’s because the summer concert and summer movie season has officially begun. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 14 to 20

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 14 to 20

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, June 14, to Friday, June 20. The list is longer than usual because the summer concert season begins this week. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Activities for Pasadena Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge […]

Blind Ambition

Blind Ambition

Vivian Stancil, a Riverside resident, was honored Sunday evening with the Personal Best Award at the Pasadena Senior Center by the National Senior Games Association.with Pasadena’s own swimming legend John Naber presenting the award. The audience of about 250 was made up mostly of athletes who are competing in this year’s Pasadena Senior Games plus members […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 7 to 13

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 7 to 13

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, June 7, to Friday, June 13. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Make Music Pasadena will feature 150 concerts rotating on stages throughout Old Pasadena, the Civic Center area (including the patio at […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 31 to June 6

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 31 to June 6

Here are my top picks for free events scheduled Saturday, May 31, to Friday, June 6. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Kimberly Senella, tournament director at Brookside Golf Course, says Pasadena residents will be welcome as spectators at the LAPD Memorial […]

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

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

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 […]