Pasadena weekend: January 30 - February 1

Learn about water in nature and about safe bicycling, walk in the Arroyo. Plus: ongoing and recurring events.

Water and You is the title of a four-part workshop series that the Neighborhood Church’s Green Council has organized. The first session, on Saturday afternoon, will explore the topic Water in Nature. Meditation, discussion and action component included. Free and open to the public.

Traffic skills for cyclists. On Sunday Bike San Gabriel Valley will host an all-day class in El Monte: Traffic Skills 101. Aiming to instill cyclists with the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail, it will teach participants how to conduct bicycle safety checks, fix a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques. RSVPs required. Attendees must be 18 or older.

Walking Pasadena will host a walk on Saturday afternoon to explore the trails in the Lower Arroyo Seco starting near the Rose Bowl and heading to South Pasadena. The route is about 5.5 miles round trip. Easy walking with lots of nature and urban views. Suitable for all.

More walks, docent-ledDescanso 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 docent-led walking tours.

Gardening, workshops. On Saturday morning, Descanso Gardens (La Canada) will host the last of three sessions in a workshop on organic gardening. On Sunday afternoon the Throop Learning Garden will host a workshop dedicated to the care of fruit trees.

Gardening, hands-onTransition Pasadena's Throop Learning Garden (usually) meets on Sunday mornings.

One petition, two City surveys.'s petition for a ban of styrofoam containers in Pasadena is still up and active. 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.)

The Arroyo Food Co-op will be open Saturday and Sunday. In fact, it is now open seven days a week: Store hours are Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m.; Sat and Sun 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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.