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-on. Transition 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.
Two City surveys. Pasadena 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 Stroll. For details see the calendar page of Pasastainable, CA.
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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