Pasadena weekend: February 6-8

The big thing this weekend is a Love Fest at the Arroyo Food Co-op. Also on the calendar are the City's e-waste round-up, gardening opportunities and docent-led walks as well as some ongoing and recurring events.

Love Fest. On Saturday afternoon, the Arroyo Food Co-op is holding a Love Fest to celebrate its members and volunteers. Party guests — all are welcome — can participate in "the heart-felt cookie contest" with awards in the categories of biggest, best, weirdest and heart-healthiest cookie; they can also expect vendors' samplings, live music and a kids corner. Existing members will receive a 10-percent shopping discount all day. Those who join the co-op at the party will get 15 percent off all purchases. The Love Fest will take place from noon to 4 p.m. (For a complete list of cookie contest entry rules and other party details see the Love Fest's Facebook page.)

E-waste round-up, document shredding. On Saturday, the City of Pasadena will host a recycling event at the Rose Bowl.

Climate Change. The Pasadena-Foothills chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday morning.

Walks, docent-led. For Sunday morning, the California Native Plant Society has put a plant walk at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center on the calendar. Descanso Gardens (La Canada) is holding docent-guided seasonal walks on Saturday and Sunday morning. On Friday and Saturday morning, the Arboretum (Arcadia) will host docent-led walking tours.

Gardening, hands-on. On Sunday morning, the Eaton Canyon Gardening Group will meet at the Nature Center to do some maintenance work on the gardens and the native vegetation. Transition Pasadena's Throop Learning Garden (usually) meets on Sunday mornings.

Petition,'s petition for a ban of styrofoam containers in Pasadena is still up and active. 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.)

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.