Eggs-citing Event

Over 80,000 eggs up for grabs on Rose Bowl field during 5th Annual Egg Bowl Sunday

More than 7,000 people are expected to attend Pasadena’s fifth annual Egg Bowl from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Rose Bowl, located at 1001 Rose Bowl Drive. The free family event will offer more than 80,000 candy-laden eggs placed on the historic field for the picking by children ages 12 and under and their families.

There will be three separate egg hunts, with the 11:30 a.m. event marking the busiest and most attended of the day. Start times for the other two egg hunts are 12:45 and 2 p.m. No registration is required and admission is free. Bring egg-hunting baskets or purchase a bucket for $3 on-site.

Before or after the hunt, hop by the Egg Bowl festival featuring free family games, performances and activities, including a puppet show, arts and crafts, face painting (nominal fees apply), food for sale, and more. Pasadena Transit is offering free bus rides to and from the Egg Bowl on Route 51, with the schedule found at pasadenatransit.net. Free parking is also available in Lot F.

A bag check will be required before entering the stadium.

For more information about this year’s Egg Bowl, visit cityofpasadena.net/egg-bowl or call (626) 744-6530.

Hero’s Welcome

Primatologist Jane Goodall visits appreciative students and staff at Mayfield

Jane Goodall, the anthropologist and primatologist whose groundbreaking work with chimpanzees made her a worldwide celebrity, paid a visit to Mayfield Junior School in Pasadena recently, speaking with students about our interconnectedness with nature.

During her April 4 talk to the pre-high school boys and girls attending the private Catholic school, Goodall stressed that “in order to save many of the endangered species on earth we need to find ways to eliminate the abject poverty that so often pushes people to turn to making detrimental choices.”

Following the presentation, Mayfield Student Body President Luke Cronthall presented Goodall with gifts from the school.

The 85-year-old Goodall, who is perhaps the world’s best known animal advocate, travels around the planet all but a few months out of the year. In 1977 she founded the Jane Goodall Institute and is a United Nation Messenger of Peace.

Goodall served as grand marshal of the 2013 Tournament of Roses, with the theme, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.”

Center in Motion

Brand Library & Art Center features a musical morning and an artistic evening Saturday

Saturday will be filled from morning to night with fun and artistic enrichment at the Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale.

First, from 10:30 to noon, children and adults will be able to enjoy “Sea Shanties with Cap’n Dave,” featuring multitalented musician Dave Winstone. Winstone, who sings in eight languages and plays nine instruments, graduated cum laude from Berklee College of Music with a degree in arranging, composition and guitar studies

This family-oriented musical event is for kids ages 4-plus. A musical instrument petting zoo will follow the performance. Admission is free.

Saturday’s second event is from 6 to 9 p.m. and titled “Sway,” an exhibition featuring artists who have created sensual artworks out of ordinary materials.

Curated by Chenhung Chen, the exhibition features works by Chen as well as Debbie Carlson, Gina Herrera, Echo Lew, Snezana Saraswati Petrovic, Sue Price and A.M. Rousseau.

The works are on view from Saturday through June 14.

Brand Library & Art Center is located at 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 548-2051, write info@brandlibrary.org, or visit brandlibrary.org