Pasadena weekend: September 5-7

Learn to ride your bicycle safely, help take on climate change, garden, walk and read.

Bicycling. On Saturday morning, C.I.C.L.E. and Caltech Bike Lab are hosting a traffic basics class. Bring your bike and a helmet and polish up on your safe riding knowledge and skills! Free and open to the public.

Climate change. Worried about climate change? Find out what you can do about it at the meeting of the Pasadena chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby on Saturday morning.

"Signs of Life." An exhibition that opens at Descanso Gardens on Sunday afternoon, promises to celebrate water "in all its moods and states." The event is part of this year's AxS Festival, a celebration of the arts and sciences held in Pasadena every two years.

The Arroyo Food Co-op will be open Saturday morning for pick-ups and browsing. Orders placed online by Sunday midnight will be available for pick-up next Tuesday and Saturday.

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

Reads and rambles 1. On Saturday morning, the Eaton Canyon Nature Center is hosting a family nature walk. Bring your small children, walking shoes, sunscreen, water and a hat. Also on Saturday morning at the Nature Center: the weekly Nature Tails Story Hour which includes stories, nature walks and puppet shows for children ages 3-5.

Reads and rambles 2. In a short essay titled Why Walking Helps Us Think Ferris Jabr looks at "a curious link between mind and feet." Citing scientific studies he writes that walking on a regular basis promotes new connections between brain cells and staves off "the usual withering of brain tissue that comes with age."

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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.