Fall Pumpkin Decorating (Oct. 13 @ 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Hastings Branch 3325 East Orange Grove Blvd.) Decorate or carve your very own pumpkin for fall. Pumpkins provided, while supplies last. Stickers, markers and other materials will be available, and carving tools will be provided for tweens, teens and those accompanied by an adult. To sign up, call (626) 744-7262.
Mindfulness (Oct. 13 @ 7p.m. to 8 p.m., Pasadena Central Library Auditorium 285 E. Walnut St.) Learn how to connect with your heart to live your life mindfully and joyfully. Discover how to bring balance and harmony into your life and how to apply gratitude to create happiness and joy. Presented by Maggie Thomas.
Barks and Books (Oct. 13 @ 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sierra Madre Public Library 440 West Sierra Madre Blvd.) Practice your reading and earn prizes with a friendly and trained dog in partnership with the Pasadena Humane Society.
In-N-Out Cover to Cover Club (Oct. 14 Arcadia Public Library 20 W. Duarte Road) Children ages 4 to 12 years may register online for the program and then read five library books to earn a certificate for a free hamburger, cheeseburger, or cheese sandwich from In-N-Out Burger.
Thai Cuisine (Oct. 14 @ 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saute Culinary Academy 150 E. Colorado Blvd.) In this hands-on cooking class, students will learn how to cook Traditional Thai dishes using the freshest of organic ingredients. Everything will be made fresh. Classes are open to all levels. Join us for a fun night of cooking and eating! For more information please call (626)429-2323.
Pasadena Octoberfest at The Rose Bowl (Oct. 15 @ 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Rose Bowl,1001 Rose Bowl Drive). The 2016 Pasadena Octoberfest celebrates fine craft breweries and awesome local food trucks and restaurants with a flare for beer-based recipes.. Entertainment at Pasadena Octoberfest will feature some of the best live music acts, a silent disco, timed-release samples of super exclusive beers and to cap it all off: an old-fashioned test of brawn in the Samuel Adams “Raise The Stein” hoisting competition. For more info go to www.pasadenaoctoberfest.com
Water Fest 2016 (Oct. 15 @ 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Arcadia Park 405 S. Santa Anita Ave.) Join the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District and the County of Los Angeles to learn family-friendly ways to be water smart! The day in the park will include food, games, activities, giveaways, and a raffle.
Race For The Rescues (Oct. 15 @ 8:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., The Rose Bowl 1001 Rose Bowl Drive) You have the power to help save animals lives! Join the 11th annual Race For The Rescues! This is 5K, 10K, 1K Dog Walk & Kid’s Fun Run to raise funds for 30 non-profit 501(c)3 animal welfare organizations that annually save the lives of thousands of dogs, cats and horses. Highlights include dog and cat adoptions, a Rockin’ Adoption show, incentive prizes for all fundraisers, awards, stadium view, pet psychics, silent auction and raffle, food trucks, vendors, face painting for the kids and so much more!
Classic Car Show and Fall Festival (Oct. 15 @ 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Temple City Park,
9701 Las Tunas Drive) Fall is in full swing in Temple City! Bring the family for an afternoon of vintage cars, craft booths, live entertainment and children’s activities. For car show entry and crafter applications, call (626) 285-2171, ext. 4515.
Arcadia Museum Foundation’s Annual Fundraiser Dinner (Oct. 16 @ 5 p.m., Arcadia Community Center 365 Campus Drive) Let’s Celebrate! Come for margaritas and mariachis. Also, a delicious Mexican cuisine and festival mariachi music. There will be the unveiling of the lifelike Lucky Baldwin Figure and a special Floretta Lauber tribute. The event is casual dress attire.
Narrated Tours of Historic Monrovia (Oct. 16 @ 11 a.m., Monrovia Community Center 119 W. Palm Ave.) Discover Monrovia’s History in comfort on a narrated tour with city historian and storyteller extraordinaire, Steve Baker! Space is limited to 20 people per tour. Tickets are $50 per tour, and the proceeds will go to the Monrovia Historical Society. For more information, please call (626)256-8246 or (626)256-3423.
The Balcony Brunch in Arcadia (Oct. 16 @ 1 p.m., Santa Anita Race Track 285 W Huntington Drive) A sensational view and libations await you at The Balcony. Book your premium balcony lounge seat and spend your day with world-class thoroughbred racing and a fabulous brunch buffet. This unparalleled VIP experience is sure to impress! Buy online or call (626) 574-6400.
14th Annual Women for Racial Justice Breakfast (Oct. 17 @ 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., Hilton Pasadena
168 S. Los Robles Ave.) YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will host the 14th Annual Women for Racial Justice Breakfast. Come celebrate diversity and be a part of the organization’s continued work towards racial justice. For more information call: (626) 296-8433.
Family Films (Oct. 18 @ 3 p.m. to 4p.m., San Rafael Branch 1240 Nithsdale Road) Join us as we celebrate this year’s Young Readers League with a selection of animal and circus films the whole family will enjoy! For movie title, call (626) 744-7270.
Those Were the Days Sing-Along (Oct. 18 @ 2:30p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage 380 West Huntington Drive) Remember when? Join in the fun and sing old-time songs from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s! Song suggestions are welcome!
Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Bonanza (Oct. 18 @ 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Santa Catalina 999 E. Washington blvd.) Halloween is just around the corner. Start celebrating now with a special screening of Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, then make a super cool and spooky craft! Teens ages 12 & up!
Art A La Carte (Oct. 19 @ 2 p.m., San Rafael Branch Library 1240 Nithsdale Road.) Artist, Lorrie Shriner will instruct drawing, watercolors, and collage technique to students with varying abilities. Beginners are particularly welcome. For more information call (626)744-7270
Halloween/Fall Drawing Workshop ( Oct.19 @ 3:30 p.m. -5 p.m., Villa Parke Community Branch 363 East Villa St.) Come and create your own masterpiece drawing. This workshop is presented by artist Janell Mithani. To sign up, call (626) 744-6510.