Pasadena weekend: August 29-September 1

Get nostalgic while bicycling, read about walking, educate yourself about the City's "Energy Roadmap."

Reading. In the September 1 issue of the New Yorker, Adam Gopnik reviews two new books about walking. "People," he writes, "are made for walking, but we are not very good at it."

Cycling to learn. On Saturday morning, The TEAM is hosting The Great Red Car Ride. Participants will learn about the rise and fall of the Pacific Electric Red Car Line and retrace parts of its Pasadena-South Pasadena-San Marino route on bicycles.

A movie to learn. On Saturday morning, Pasadena Water and Power is hosting a free screening of its “Energy Roadmap” movie.

The Arroyo Food Co-op will be open Saturday morning for pick-ups and browsing, and Ginko Lee is hosting a workshop on the art of chalk board lettering (provided that a minimum of 10 attendees sign up here.) Because of Labor Day there is a change to the ordering schedule for next week: No pick-ups on Tuesday. Orders placed online by Sunday midnight will be available for pick-up on Saturday, September 6, only.

Gardening 1. On Saturday morning, The Huntington is holding a one-day symposium to highlight Ethiopian succulents. Please note that RSVPs were required for this event.

Gardening 2Transition Pasadena's Throop Learning Garden meets on Sunday.

Walking. On Saturday morning, the Eaton Canyon Nature Center hosts a family nature walk. Bring your small children, walking shoes, sunscreen, water and a hat.

Rescheduled. Because of Labor Day the monthly general meeting of the Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition has been rescheduled to September 8.

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Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in Pasadena. For times, addresses and other details please see the calendar page of Pasastainable, CA or the event owner's webpage.