Summer's more than half over, but now it's really cranking up! Keep checking back as we unearth more things to do and see!
Friday, Aug. 2
Saturday, Aug. 3
Angeles Crest 100 MIle Endurance Run starts in Wrightwood. The foot race starts at 5 AM Saturday morning and traverses the San Gabriel Mountains for a total distance of 100.5 miles and over 21,000' of climbing Look for the winner to arrive at the finish line, at Loma Alta Park, sometime after 10 PM, but most finishers will start arriving early Sunday morning. You can track your favorites via the website at http://www.ac100.com/
Holden open house: 41st District Assemblyman Chris Holden invites the community to a block party and resource fair on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 11 AM-3 PM. The event is an effort to distribute information about state and local programs and services available to residents of the district. The fair includes rides, entertainment, a car show, and state and federal government informational displays. Pasadena Fire Fighters will be cooking up free hot dogs. The location is the 500 block of Jackson Street in Pasadena. Parking will be located on El Molino, Los Robles, and the open secitons of Madison and Oakland Avenue.
Parks After Dark continues at Loma Alta Park, 6-9 PM.
Farnsworth Park Summer Concert is the Latin jazz of Altadena guitarist Brian Hughes. Concert starts at 7 PM, and is free, at the Farnsworth Park Amphitheater, Lake & Mt. Curve Avenues. Presented by the Sheriff's Support Group of Altadena.
Bulgarini Gelato Summer Movie Night: Kolya, the adorable and charming light drama of a Russian unexpected changing the course of the life of a “father.” Oscar winner for best foreign film of 1996. Movies are always free. Dinner will be offered - by reservation only - for $13.50, which will include a homemade pasta dish, salad, and a drink. Reservations may be made by Friday (that’’s today!) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (626) 376-7662. Dinner is at 7:30, movie starts at dark. Bulgarini Gelato is at 749 E. Altadena Drive.
Sunday, Aug. 4
Angeles Crest runners will continue to arrive at Loma Alta Park until the 2 PM, 33 hour cut-off time. Awards ceremony and party will be afterwards from 2-3:00pm. Come down and welcome these tired women and men to Altadena!
Rubio Restoration: The Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy is looking for volunteers for "Rubio Restoration Day" on Sunday, Aug. 4. The Conservancy recently acquired significant property in Rubio Canyon, and offers an opportunity to help restore the area and learn more about plants, both native and invasive. Join AFC board member Tim Martinez for a day of invasive plant removal and habitat restoration. Learn to identify native California plants and their uses while removing invasive mustard and grasses from the beautiful, mountainous terrain. Meet at 1101 E. Loma Alta Drive at 9 AM, and the event runs until noon. Be sure to pack water bottles and to wear long pants and work clothing. Gloves will be provided, and there is a bathroom with running water on site. For more information, contact Tim Martinez: email@example.com (626) 808-7964.
Co-op open house: Join the Arroyo Food Co-op Sunday, August 4 from 4-5 PM. Tour the market at 494 N. Wilson Ave, Pasadena, meet your neighbors and find out how you can get involved! Also, a representative from Transition Pasadena will discuss the Placemaking Project they are leading to transform the Wilson Avenue side of the Co-op into a native and drought-tolerant garden.
Bad Role Models: Polly Frost returns to Altadena in her one-woman show, “Bad Role Models and What I Learned From Them,” 5 PM at Webster’s Fine Stationers, 2450 N. Lake Avenue. Tickets are $15, and you can make reservations at by calling Webster's at (626) 797-1135. “Bad Role Models” will be performed on Sundays through August.