13 | Taste of Pasadena
Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
6-9pm > Stroll through & sample food from many of Pasadena’s finest restaurants & bakeries!
22 | Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast Extravaganza
Memorial Park, Sierra Madre
8-11am > Enjoy pancakes, sausages, coffee, juice, friends & neighbors. The revenue generated goes to youth programs & events the Kiwanis sponsor in town.
24 | Taste of Arcadia
LA County Arboretum, Arcadia
5:30-9pm > Fundraiser dishing up fare from 30+ restaurants. No-host bar, raffle drawing & live music.
29 | Taste of ‘Dena
Altadena Main Library
7-9:30pm > Night of delectable beverage tastings & samples from an assortment of local restaurants & caterers.
30 | Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting
Memorial Park, La Cañada Flintridge
3-6pm > 20+ gourmet vendors offer tastes of their delicious cuisine & exceptional wines from around the world.
15 | Open Arts & Music Festival
3-10pm > Free event featuring artists, performers & local vendors bringing downtown Glendale to life.
15 | Mid-Autumn Festival
Arcadia Public Library
2:30-4pm > East Asian celebration of family, harvest & moon. Lunar stories, activities & moon festival snack!
21 | Teen Fall Festival
Monrovia Public Library
7-8:30pm > Prepare for the season with some balancing, relaxing crafts & enjoy fall-themed snacks.
21-23 | Pasadena Greek Festival
St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church, Pasadena
Times Vary > Annual celebration featuring the best in authentic Greek food, music & entertainment.
Crafts, Games & More!
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Checkmate! Chess at the Museum
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
5-7:30pm > Drop by & challenge a friend to a game of chess & learn the rules from a U.S. chess expert.
8 | Creative Arts Group Scarecrow Workshop
Creative Arts Group, Sierra Madre
10am-4pm > Bring your scarecrow to life at this annual workshop in preparation for the Scarecrow Festival.
8-9 | Rubber Ducky Races
Kidspace Museum, Pasadena
11am-4pm > The wackiest, quackiest event of the year! Decorate & race your duck down the stream.
15 | Markham Place Historic Walking Tour
Governor Markham Landmark District, Pasadena
9-11:15am > A guided walking tour of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Pasadena.
16 | Young Living Essential Oils Workshop
Knot Too Shabby, Glendora
1-3pm > Fun & informative class where students make their own lotion, spritzer & lip balm using essential oils.
18 | Battle of the Books
Foothill Christian School, Glendora
6:30pm > Students from grades 6-12 compete in this ultimate Book Trivia Championship.
18 | VR & Board Game Night
Sierra Madre Public Library
5-7:30pm > Bring the family, meet neighbors & play one of the new board games.
Arts & Entertainment
8-Oct 6 | The Gin Game
Sierra Madre Playhouse
Times Vary > In this tragi-comedy, the upper hand is shuffled between two souls over a well-worn score pad.
16 | La Reina de Los Ángeles Reception
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge
5-7pm > Celebrate the artists of La Reina de Los Ángeles exhibition with music, drinks & more!
7pm > After the reception, enjoy a screening of the film Chinatown.
17 | Monday Movie Night: Captain Underpants
Monrovia Public Library
6-8pm > Enjoy freshly popped popcorn as we cuddle up to watch a terrific movie with your family.
22-Oct 27 | Nightwalk in the Chinese Garden
Huntington Library, San Marino
7:30-9pm > A contemporary theatrical production set against the mystical backdrop of the garden, lake & pavilion at night.
Mark your calendars, folks! The weekend after Labor Day may not be the official start of fall — the first day of fall is September 22 — but it may as well be. Which means, it’s time for another September Sweep!
Schools are back in session, neighborhood pools are closed and white pants are officially off limits. It’s also the ideal time to clean up all the grime summer left behind, as well as prep for the cooler temperatures to come.
Trust us: Gutters are way easier to clean when they’re not clogged to start with. Oh, and frozen pipes are actually preventable if you winterize your sprinklers before the cold sets in.
Enjoy the ultimate guide to getting your home ready for fall, courtesy of Patch and HomeAdvisor. Here’s what to do and who to hire now so you can start enjoying fall ASAP. Happy September Sweep!
Winterize Sprinklers: Any water left in the sprinkler system or pipes could freeze, crack and ruin the system. This inexpensive task can save more than $1000 in total replacement.
Gutter Cleaning: The leaves likely haven’t fallen yet but get ready. Gutters that are full of leaves can hold water and pull down your entire gutter system, and sometimes parts of your roof.
Weatherstripping: This little task can pay for itself with the savings you’ll see on on your energy bill. Filling the gaps around doors and windows will ensure you’re warming your home, not your neighborhood.
Window Caulking/Inspection: Caulking around the windows also helps keep heat from escaping. While you’re at it, have someone inspect the integrity of your windows. If they are more than 25 years old, it’s likely time for new ones.
Roof Inspection: This is your first line of defense against the weather. A quick roof inspection by a professional can tell you if you have any weak spots that could cause serious damage during the bad weather.
Carpet Cleaning: Sand. Need we say more? Get rid of the grit and grime that summer left behind with a professional carpet cleaning before fall.
One-Time Deep Clean: Sanitizing kitchen areas, bathrooms and everything in between after a long, hot summer is crucial to starting fall so fresh and so clean.
Furnace Tuneup: Naturally, you need to change your furnace filter if you haven’t since last winter, but also hire a furnace repairman to make sure your unit is tip-top. A quick tune up can identify problems before they start, and also help optimize your system for the brutal months ahead.
Odds & Ends:Of course if you have special items like a pool, water feature, or hedges to protect from the cold weather, now is the time. If you beat the rush, you can always find a contractor who has the time. However, if you wait until the busy season to contact a pro, you might be waiting for a while.