(SEPT. 16) If you’ve never visited the beautiful Descanso Gardens, the third Tuesday of the month is a perfect time to check it out (it’s free!). Then you’ll discover why it’s on our list of best family memberships. Kids can run wild and play, take a ride on the Enchanted Railroad, watch for frogs, ducks and other creatures, put on a show under the oaks and play in the Japanese gardens.
1811 N Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, 91103
Come see Noah Levine speak at this month's groundbreaking Speaker Series Event at Pasadena Recovery Center. Noah Levine is the founder of the "Against the Stream Buddhist Mediation Society with centers in Los Angeles and San Francisco and over 20 affiliated groups in North America and Europe. He teaches mediation groups, gives works shops and leads retreats internationally. Noah has created a process of addiction recovery based o the teaching of Buddha called Refuge Recovery. He is the author of "Dharma Punx," "Against the Stream," "Heart of the Revolution" and "Refuge Recovery."
695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
This collection of flash fiction will leave you in stitches as you read about a robot who claims that the sound of turbines is his lullaby, or how a fed-up daughter finds a foolproof way to do away with her horrible mother. Fans of the classic Persephone and Demeter story will love Koertge's new take on the tale and you'll also hear about a page from Lois Lane's diary that reveals a surprising secret! Each story is more unique than the last and is told in a way that only Koertge can.
Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line. 3