1. South Pasadena Juggling Club
Learn or refine your juggling, hulahooping or unicycling with other jugglers, hulahoopers and unicyclers from the South Pasadena Juggling Club, which meets today, Monday, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the lawn outside the South Pasadena Public Library, adjacent to El Centro Street. Questions? Call (626) 799-0381 or visit www.spjuggle.org.
2. Barks and Books
The South Pasadena Public Library invites children to read for an hour to a very special audience—dogs. That’s right, bring your kids, aged 5 to 10 years, to the library’s Children’s section today, Monday, starting at 3 p.m, and watch slack-jawed as they read animal-related short stories of their choice to pooches brought in from the Pasadena Humane Society Companion Animal Program. The idea isn’t just to make reading more fun. It’s also to builds children’s confidence in reading aloud, while making them aware that animals, too, experience a range of emotions similar to their own. Perhaps above all, the exercise encourages and enables kids to appreciate the importance of treating all animals with respect and kindness. Sign-ups are required. Contact Children’s section librarian Maida Lin Wong at (626) 403-7358 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. South Pasadena High School Back to School Night
So you attended Saturday's Booster Day Bash—click here to see who else was there—at the house of the Molinas on Chelten Way. Get ready for another big night for SPHS parents: The South Pasadena High School Back to School Night is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 9. 1401 Fremont Ave., (626) 441-5820.
4. South Pasadena Middle School Back to School Night
One of the year's biggest nights for SPMS parents is scheduled to unfold at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10: The South Pasadena Middle School Back to School Night will follow a 2 p.m. early dismissal for students. 1500 Fair Oaks Ave., (626) 441-5830.
5. Farmers Market
It's almost impossible to avoid if you're in the area: The weekly South Pasadena Farmers Market will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, at and around the intersection of El Centro Street and Meridian from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. From fresh produce and flowers to food and entertainment, it’s the perfect way to kick start the weekend.