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2. Architecture Author Night
Mark your calendars: Stephen Gee, a producer for ITV Studios in Los Angeles, and Debi Howell-Ardila, a senior architectural historian for Sapphos Environmental as well as a South Pasadena Cultural Heritage commissioner, are scheduled to give presentations at the South Pasadena Library Community Room on Thursday, Oct. 24, starting at 7 p.m. Gee will discuss his recently published book, “Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles,” which focuses on Parkinson (1861-1935), who designed and helped creat 400 buildings in Los Angeles, including the Coliseum and Union Station. Howell-Ardila will talk about nationally acclaimed South Pasadena architect Whitney R. Smith (1911-2002), who served on the Planning Commission and the Community Redevelopment Agency of South Pasadena.
3. Halloween Spooktacular
Mark your calendars: The City of South Pasadena's annual Halloween Spooktacular is scheduled on Friday, Oct. 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. atOrange Grove Park, located at 815 Mission St., near the Orange Grove Avenue intersection. Besides a costume parade and contest, the free event will feature a variety of games and arts and crafts. Contact the city's Parks and Recreation department at (626) 403-7380 for more information.
4. John Muir film
Mark your calendars: The South Pasadena Library Community Room will be the venue Friday, Oct. 25, of The Boyhood of John Muir, an award-winning feature-length film based on the adventures of Sierra Club founder and naturalist, conservationist and writer John Muir. The film, free of cost, starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
5. Neighborhood Watch expansion
Mark your calendars: The South Pasadena Police Department and the South Pasadena Public Safety Commission are scheduled to organize a citywide Neighborhood Watch Community Awareness Day on Saturday, Oct. 26. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., police officers and volunteers will go around South Pas and knock on doors to encourage residents to participate in the Neighborhood Watch program. Those interested in helping expand the Neighborhood Watch Program should call Det. Richard Lee of the South Pasadena Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at (626) 403-7285 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.