Pasadena weekend: November 7-9

Take your e-waste and obsolete documents to the Rose Bowl, indulge in all things native plants, help design the 710 freeway ditch. Plus: Pasadena's new watering schedule and this week's random read.

E-waste and document shredding. Got documents for shredding? Electronics for recycling? Bring your paper, televisions, computer monitors, computer peripherals, cell phones, telephones, DVD players, VCRs, radios, copiers, printers, laptops, scanners, cable TV equipment, microwave ovens, fax machines, printer cartridges to the Rose Bowl on Saturday (a City of Pasadena event.)

710 freeway stub. On Saturday morning, Maranatha High School will host a workshop titled Designing the Ditch. A grassroots planning effort, it invites the public to share ideas for transforming the 710 freeway stub into a viable space for.

Native plants. On Saturday the California Native Plant Society will hold a native plant sale at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, and The Huntington will host a workshop for advanced gardenersPropagating California Native and Drought-Tolerant Plants. On Sunday the California Native Plant Society is hosting a walk at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, and volunteer gardeners meet there to help maintain the vegetation.

Pasadena's watering schedule for the winter applies since last weekend. Pasadena Water and Power customers may water on one day a week only. It must be a Tuesday, a Thursday or a Saturday.

The Arroyo Food Co-op is now open on Saturdays and Sundays for pick-ups and shopping. Orders placed online by Sunday midnight will be available for pick-up starting next Tuesday.

GardeningTransition Pasadena's Throop Learning Garden meets on Sunday morning.

Survey. Pasadena Water and Power is conducting a survey on the city's energy future. To participate go to (Note: PWP has not posted any information on when the survey period ends, but as of this printing the link was still up.)

Cycling. On Sunday morning Pasadena Cyclery will hold Gwen's Group Ride and the Sunday Morning Neighborhood StrollFor details see the calendar page of Pasastainable, CA.

Exhibition 1. As part of the Pasadena Arts Council's AxS Festival, the Armory presents Karin Apollonia Müller's World’s Edge, a photographic exploration of the intersection between the natural landscape and complex urbanization. Ends next summer.

Exhibition 2. An exhibition at Descanso Gardens in La Canada titled Signs of Life aims to look at water "in all its moods and states." Ends November 30.

Got kids? 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.

Random read. The Deepest Dig is a story about the next frontier in the exploitation of resources; we are about to mine the bottom of the ocean for gold, copper, nickel and other minerals used in electronics. Published in the November issue of The California Sunday Magazine, Brooke Jarvis' narrative looks into conundrums and contradictions surrounding the topic. Corey Arnold's photographs provide a stunning glimpse of what lies beneath the oceans.

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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.