Community Calendar Feb. 10-Feb. 16, 2011

By EGP Staff Report

Today, Thursday,  February 10

1-4pm—Bell Voter Registration & Information Session at the Bell Library with a representative of the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk office. Any and all questions about voting and voter registration will be addressed. The Bell Library is located 4411 E. Gage Ave. Bell, CA 90201. For more information, call (323) 560-2149.

4-5pm—Anthony Quinn Library is hosting Create Your Own Diary event. Design a diary just for you in Peggy Hasegawa’s Handcrafted Book Workshop. For ages 12 and up. The library is located on 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90063. For more information, call (323) 264-7715.

6-7:30pm—LAUSD Construction Update Meeting on Central High #13 (Taylor Yard) in the Irving Middle School Auditorium: 3010 Estara Ave. LA, CA 90065

Stakeholders can ask questions about the status of construction, new school boundaries and meet the interim principal and local district staff. Located at 2050 San Fernando Rd, L.A., CA 90065, the new high school will consist of five small schools that include classrooms, science labs and school administration. Irving Middle School is located at 3010 Estara Ave. L.A., CA 90065. For more information, call (213) 241-6493 or (213) 241-8700.

4:30-6:30pm—City Terrace Library hosts a Teen Movie and Pizza Night for middle and high school aged students. The library is located 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90063. Call (323) 261-0295 for more information.

Friday, February 11

7-9pm—Taboo, Boyle Heights native and Black Eyed Peas member, will sign his new book Fallin’ Up at the Barnes and Nobel at The Grove. For more information, call (323) 900-8080.

8pm-Midnight—Movie Night Fundraiser to benefit the Maravilla Kids Tournament. East L.A. made “Boulevard Nights” will be featured. $5 admission includes 1 slice of pizza, drink and movie. Historic Maravilla Handball Courts: 501 N. Mednik ELA, Ca 90022. For more information or to RSVP, call (562) 852 1422 or

Saturday, February 12

8am-Noon—Cash for College Workshop at Bell Gardens High School. Get one-on-one help filling out the FAFSA financial aid forms. AB540 advisors will work directly with students and/or family. A second workshop will be held Feb. 24, from 4 to 7pm at Bell Gardens Library. Students who submit FAFSA during the workshops become eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship! For more information, call BG High college counselor Tracy Brendzal at (323) 826 – 5151 Ext. 5525.

9am-1pm—Open House at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal School in Montebello. Fully accredited Pre-K through 8th school in a Christ Centered Environment. California Standards Based Curriculum, includes music, sports and art. Applications will be given out, financial aid available. The school is located at: 840 North Garfield, Montebello, CA. 90640.   For more information, call (323) 728-5435.

9am-4pm—Electronics Recycling – E-Waste event in the  Bell Gardens High School Parking Lot: continues Sunday from 9am-4pm. Bring your old computers and parts, TVs, cables, wires, etc. BG High is located at 6119 Agra St., Bell Gardens, CA  90201. For more information, call Patty at (562) 889-0160

2-4pm—Bell Gardens Library Valentine Arts and Crafts Afternoon. Make Valentine’s Day Cards, Play Lotería (Bingo). Bring your favorite book in English or Spanish. The library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. Bell Gardens, CA 90201. For more information, call (562) 927-130

2-4pm—Montebello Library Movie Afternoon featuring “NEXT,” staring Nicholas Cage as a clairvoyant magician who helps the FBI find a nuclear weapon smuggled into Los Angeles. The film is rated PG-13. The Montebello Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd Montebello, CA 90640. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.

7-11pm—Opening Night Reception Avenue 50 Studio’s exhibition, Circulo Magico/Magical Circus by assemblage artist Armando Arreola, who creates small diorama theater scenes of magicians at work. Show continues through March 6. Avenue 50 is located at 131 North Ave 50 in Highland Park, CA 90042. Or more information, call (323) 258-1435 or go to

7-9pm—Poetas para Justicia en Juarez, a tribute to murdered Cuidad Juarez artist Susana Chavez at the Eastside Café: 5469 N. Huntington Dr. in El Sereno, 90032. Open mic to follow. For more information, e-mail

Tuesday, February 15

6-7pm—East Los Angeles Library presents Dances of Asia performance. The library is located at 837 East 3rd St. LA, CA 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155.

Upcoming Events

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company performs at Cal State Los Angeles on Feb. 18 at 8pm. The group is one of Israel’s most innovative and prominent dance organizations. Kibbutz will perform the critically-acclaimed work “Infrared” for their Luckman debut. Tickets are $25, $35 or $45.

Maravilla Historical Society presents  “Maravilla Jr. Tournament” on Feb. 19 & 20th at the Historical Maravilla Handball Courts: 501 N. Mednik Ave. ELA 90022. Open to boys & girls. Registration is $5; includes free shirt. Register by Feb. 14: Contac: Amanda Perez, for more information.

Rio Hondo Boys & Girls Club 14th Annual Fashion Show on Feb. 20 at Steven’s Steak & Seafood House in the city of Commerce. Event will take place from Noon to 4pm and includes buffet lunch, silent auctions, vendors, boutique and fashion show. Tax-deductible tickets are $35 per person. For more information, email Robert A. Rubio:

L.A. School Board Election Candidates Forum at Franklin High School on Feb. 23 at 6pm. Hear from Bennet Kayser, Luis Sanchez and John Fernandez  who are running to represent District 5, which runs from Eagle Rock to South Gate.. Franklin is located at 820 North Ave 54, Highland Park, CA 90042. For more information, contact Robert Aguirre the Special Events Manager at (626) 307-1390.

Free “Introduction to Keyboarding” computer course at the Commerce Central Library. Classes begin Feb. 28 for those who are anxious to learn how to type and the limit is only 10 students per session so make sure you sign up fast. The library is located at 5655 Jillson St. For more information, call (323) 733-6660, x 2220.


The Latino Diabetes Assoc. will host low-cost yoga classes at Reggie Rodriguez Park in Montebello, as part of the “Mi Vida Yoga” program.  Classes will be held from 10-11:30am on Saturdays Feb. 12 -April 2. Limited to 20-25 people; $5 donation per class. The park is located at 200 W. Mines St. For more information, call Yolie Acosta at (323) 837-9869.

Is your Dog Special? Entries are now being accepted for the first-ever Resurrection Church Dog Show on Feb. 19 from 1 to 4pm. Any neighborhood dog can compete! Proceeds from the family-friendly fundraiser go to Resurrection Parish. Volunteers needed.  For more information, go to .

Applications the 2011-2012 California Senate Fellows program, an 11-month long program to work full time as a Senate staff member in Sacramento, are now available. Fellows are paid a stipend of $1,972 per month plus health, vision, and dental benefits, and earn 6 units of graduate credit from Sacramento State for the academic portion of the program. Program begins in November 2011. Applicant must be at least 20 years old and a graduate of a four-year college or university by Sept. 1, 2011.  Applications may be requested from Sen. Ron Calderon’s office at 400 N. Montebello Blvd., first floor, Montebello, CA 90640 or by calling the office at (323) 890-2790.

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