Pasadena weekend: January 23-25

From Repair Café and Share Faire in the Park to gardening lectures and an authors' event in Sierra Madre, there will be lots of opportunities to share and learn this weekend. Plus: ongoing and recurring events.

Sharing economy 1. Transition Pasadena will host a Repair Café on Saturday morning. It will be bilingual with several Spanish translators on hand to help out with language issues. As always, visitors can bring their broken goods for repair. They may also expect fresh fruit from the Time Bank's Neighborhood Fruit Harvest and the traditional Really Really Free Market where they can contribute usable items and take anything they want or need (remainders will go to Goodwill.) The Café will be off the grid, with power coming from a solar battery.

Sharing economy 2. On Sunday afternoon RIPE Altadena will hold its monthly Share Faire in the Park.

Meet the Authors is the title of an event that the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society and First Water Design will hold on Saturday afternoon. The event will feature authors who are experts on all things pertaining to the San Gabriel Mountains and vicinity, from local trails, destinations and pioneer history to the Mount Lowe Railway, the Saint Francis Dam, the Angeles National Forest and more. Authors will be selling and signing their books as well as engaging in a panel discussion at 2 p.m. All are welcome. Free.

Soap making and food labeling. The Arroyo Food Co-op will host a soap making class on Saturday morning and a talk on food labeling on Sunday afternoon. The new and improved store hours are Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m.; Sat and Sun 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gardening, workshops and lectures. On Saturday morning, Descanso Gardens (La Canada) will host the second of three sessions of a workshop on organic gardening. On Saturday morning, the Arboretum (Arcadia) will hold a lecture about tree diseases and pests. On Sunday afternoon the Throop Learning Garden will host a workshop dedicated to the care of roses.

Gardening, hands-onTransition Pasadena's Throop Learning Garden (usually) meets on Sunday mornings. The Free Food Garden at the Arroyo Food Co-op will meet for a garden workday on Saturday afternoon.

Walks, docent-led. Descanso Gardens (La Canada) has docent-guided seasonal walks on its calendar for Saturday and Sunday morning. On Friday and Saturday morning, the Arboretum (Arcadia) will host a docent-led walking tour. For Saturday it has scheduled a fruit tree walking tour

Two City surveysPasadena Public Works is asking members of the community to weigh in on the future of trees in the city. The tree survey will end February 1. Pasadena Water and Power is conducting a survey on the city's energy future. (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 the Sunday Morning Neighborhood StrollFor details see the calendar page of Pasastainable, CA.

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.

Exhibition. As part of the Pasadena Arts Council's AxS Festival 2014, 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.

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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.