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Community Calendar

Friday, October 10
8am-5pm—Latinos Faith Culture and HIV Conference presented by The Wall Las Memorias at the California Endowment, 1000 North Alameda Street in Los Angeles. The conference is open to pastors, ministers and congregants, space is limited. For more information, visit on the Web: www.thewalllasmemorias.org.

Saturday, October 11
9am-1pm—A Health and Fitness Fair at Rio de Los Angeles State Park hosted by Assemblyman Kevin de Leon. Free medical screenings, health education, and entertainment for the whole family. Children’s activities, soccer tournament and free giveaways. Rio de Los Angeles State Park is located at 1900 San Fernando Road. For more information, call (323) 225-4545 or visit www.kevindeleon.com.

9am-6pm – 2nd Annual Sharing Festival, presented by the Young Nak Church of Los Angeles. Spend a few hours meeting people and enjoy entertainment, carnival rides, games, music, fire truck display and of course food, food and lots of food. Sharing festival raises funds for local community (all proceeds will go to public and non-profit organizations in Lincoln Heights) and will promote awareness of other noteworthy organizations within the community. The event will continue from 1:30-6pm on Sunday, Oct. 12. All activities will be held at 1721 North Broadway at Ave 18, Los Angeles. For more information call Joey Lee at (323) 227-1414.

11am-3pm—Beverly Hospital Guild presents a “Festival of Fashions:” annual fashion show and luncheon. Fashion models will be comprised of guild members and hospital employees. Music, vendors, raffles, prizes, food and fun will be enjoyed by all participants. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for Nursing Scholarships. The event will be held at the Quiet Cannon located at 901 Via San Clemente in Montebello. Tickets are $40 each and reservations are requested.  For more information and to purchase tickets, call Maria Fontaine at (310) 669-5970.

6:30pm—The Los Angeles County Arboretum And Botanic Garden 2nd Annual Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition. Enjoy an evening showcasing both amateur and professional short films exploring methods and ideas to responsibly manage earth’s most precious resource, water. Screening of the finalists’ films; filmmaker roundtable discussion; outdoor reception with beverages and hors d’oevres; announcement and awarding of winning films. The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is located at 301 North Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia. Ticket are $50 per person. For Tickets and information, visit www.iuowfilm.

8am-3pm—Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods at City Hall is open to all city residents and stakeholders. Workshops will focus on how to get involved with your neighborhood council, set priorities for the use of neighborhood council directed resources, and how to influence the city’s budget priorities. This year’s event will combine both the annual Community Budget Day and Congress of Neighborhoods. The two events include free parking, childcare and food. To register online visit, www.lacityneighborhoods.com or call (213) 485-1360. City Hall is located at 200 N. Spring St, Los Angeles.

Sunday, October 12
1-5pm—Highland Park Heritage Trust Old Fashion Picnic on the lawn at the Heritage Square Museum, located at 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles. Celebrate the organization’s 25 years of work in the fields of preservation, education and recognition through advocacy in the communities of Highland Park, Garvanza, Hermon, Montecito Heights, Mt. Washington, and Cypress Park. Admission is $10 for adults, children are $5, and children under 5 are free. Tickets include Hot Dog (yes we will have veggie dogs) and Lemonade, and the Heritage Square Museum Tour. For more information on the event or where to buy tickets, visit http://www.heritagesquare.org

Tuesday, October 14
2pm and 7pm—Stop the Violence Meeting at White Memorial SDA Church to prepare for Nov. 1 event. This is a follow-up meeting and status report- Results of the community survey will be presented. Sessions at 2pm and 7pm. White Memorial SDA Church is located at 401 North State Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033. For more information, call Juan Jimenez at (323) 263-6937 or (323) 253-6937.

Wednesday, October 15
3-4pm—City of Commerce Public Library’s Teen Read Week will feature a discussion with Sandra Lopez, author of “Esperanza a Latina Story,” at the Central Library. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Also, during Teen Read Week, Commerce teens can vote for their favorite book at any Commerce Library. Central Library is located at 5655 Jillson St., Commerce, CA. For more information call (323) 722-6660 or visit www.