Community Calendar: October 2, 2008

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Thursday, October 2
10am-5pm –“Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause,”
a special exhibit from the Drug Enforcement Administration, will open in Los Angeles at the California Science Center. The exhibit will explore the science behind illegal drug addiction and the myriad of costs of illegal drugs – to individuals, American society and the world.  The Exhibit begins with an in-depth look at drug production, trafficking and money laundering—in a historical and present-day context. The exhibit runs through May 3, 2009 at the California Science Center located at 700 Exposition Park Drive in Exposition Park, Los Angeles. Parking is $6 in the guest lot at Figueroa and 39th/ Exposition Park Drive.Admission to the California Science Center and Target America exhibit is free. For more information call (323)-SCIENCE or (323) 724-3623.

4:30–5:30pm—High School Habits: Study Guide, a workshop presented by the Central Library, will help teach students how to balance social activities with study requirements. Study habits are important, but so is having a life. Refreshments will be provided. The event is located at the Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles. For more information call (213) 228-7000.

10am—A Community Cancer Information Forum
where researchers discuss the implications of their research on reducing cancer disparities among diverse and medically-underserved populations. The forum will be held at City of Hope National Cancer Center, Platt Conference Room #3, 1500 E. Duarte Rd. Parking is free. Lunch is included.

Saturday October 4
10am-2pm – Home Owners and Renters Assistance Day,
presented by the Office of John Chiang, California State Controller in collaboration with Amazing Grace Community Church, will assist attendees with Homeowners and Renters assistance, help people fill out 1040A for the Economic Stimulus Payment, Unclaimed Property Search from the State of California and Property Tax Postponement information. Bring your social security card, identification card, social security identification benefits information, supplemental security income payment, property tax bill. If a homeowner or if you rent, bring the name, address and phone number of your landlord. Come anytime between 10am-2pm to get your questions answered at 731 W. 80th Street, Los Angeles. For more information call the State Controller’s Office at (213) 833-6010 or Debbie Johnson at (323) 758-3756

11am-7pm—34th Annual Feria de Los Ninos Celebration of the Children at Hollenbeck Park, presented by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, celebrates the wonder of youth. The event offers families a festive atmosphere with exciting activities including boat rides on the lake in vessels decorated with flowers, a tortilla making contest, an inflatable obstacle course, plenty of ethnic food and entertainment. The event is free. Hollenbeck Park is located at 415 South St. Louis Street. For more information call (323) 261-0113.

3pm–10th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival: The Center for the Arts and Councilmember Jose Huizar invites you to experience a night of pure musical entertainment by some of the hottest bands in Los Angeles, and world-wide. Artisan exhibits, vendors and food will line Colorado Blvd., through Eagle Rock. Admission is free. For more information call (323) 254-5295

Sunday, October 5
10am–2pm—Yo! Boyle Heights Job Fair,
presented by Councilmember Huizar and Youth Opportunity of Boyle Heights. Meet with over 30 employers who are seeking talented, hard working, and career orientated young people ages 18-24 to recruit for lucrative positions in their respective companies. Don’t miss out on great careers opportunities! The event will be held at Boyle Heights Technology Center, 1600 East 4th Street Los Angeles, CA 90033. For more information call (323) 526-0146

Monday, October 6
6-7pm—Free Computer Classes at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library.
Attend the series of basic computer and Internet classes in Spanish on Monday evenings in the library’s Computer Lab for teens and adults. Each class is a 60-minutes, hands-on class designed for people with little or no experience with computers. Modules will include: “Basic Mouse Skills” and the Internet. Classes are free. The Bruggemeyer Library is located at 318 S. Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park. For more information call the Literacy for All of Monterey Park (LAMP) at (626) 307-1251.

Tuesday, October 7
6–8pm—Central Library Start-Up Do’s & Don’ts: Business Entity & Licensing Workshop. Learn everything it takes to start up a business from tax structure and DBA’s to market research and business plans. Learn about start-up resources and research solutions. The event is located at the Central Library 630 W. 5th Street, in Meeting Room A.  For information, call (213) 228-7110.

Wednesday, October 8
9am-3pm—9th Annual Accessible City Expo, presented by the Los Angeles Department on Disability, is a free community resources and employment fair for people with or without disabilities. This expo will feature employment opportunities; job training and placement services; emergency preparedness information; foreclosure solutions; service providers; assistive technology; free health screenings and more.
In addition, workshops will be conducted by the State of California Department of Rehabilitation on how to get a job with the state; HUD and LANHS on “Foreclosure Solutions;” and “How Work Impacts Your Social Security Benefits.” The event is located at the Los Angeles Convention Center-West Hall B, 1201 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles. For more information call please call the City of Los Angeles Department on Disability at (213) 485-6334 voice, or (213) 485-6655 TTY or visit www.LACity.org/DOD.

Upcoming Events
Saturday, October 11
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.

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