Community Calendar & Announcements March 10-16

By EGP Staff Report

Friday, March 11

9:30am-3pm—“March into Health” Workshops to help East LA families make better food choices. Includes recipe tasting, information booths and healthy tips. Hosted by the UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and Foundation for Early Childhood Education, at UCCE’s office: 4800 E. Ceser E. Chavez; LA 90022. For more information, contact Brenda Roche at (323) 260-3299, bkroche@ucdavis.edu.

Saturday, March 12

9am-3pm—Residents can dispose of their household hazardous and electronic waste at a free Countywide Roundup in Pico Rivera. Hazardous waste includes antifreeze, car batteries, and used motor oil. E-waste includes old televisions, computer monitors, and stereos. It will be held at the Southern California Gas Co located at 8101 Rosemead Blvd. Limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of household hazardous waste per vehicle. For more information, contact the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works at 1 (888) CLEAN LA or www.888CleanLA.com or the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at 1 (800) 238- 0172 or www.lacsd.org.

9:30am-5pm—Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend (Sat & Sun) at Kidspace: 480 N. Arroyo Blvd, in Brookside Park, Pasadena, CA, adjacent to the Rose Bowl. Make art from recycled materials; then turn on your green thumb as you pot and plant seeds Tickets for children and adults are $10; children under 12 months and members are free.  For more information, go to www.kidspacemuseum.org.

Sunday, March 13

2pm—Celebrate International Women’s Day: “Speak Out Tribute to Female Rebels, round the Globe” presented by Radical Women at Solidarity Hall, located at 2170 W. Washington Blvd., LA 90018. $3 admission plus $10 for dinner at 4pm. For more info, call (323) 732-6416/

Monday, March 14

Noon-5pm—Last week for LAND MARK: A Group Exhibition including works by James Griffith, Mike Pace, Aili Schmeltz, and Christian Tedeschi at Occidental College Weingart Gallery, 2ND FLOOR, 1600 Campus Rd, L.A, CA 90042. Regular gallery hours will be held from Noon -5pm, Monday – Friday. For more information, contact Jason

Manley at (323) 259-1409, orjmanley@oxy.edu. For maps and directions visit http://www.oxy.edu/x119.xml

Wednesday, March 16

1-5pm—Free Southeast Housing Clinic in Bell Gardens presented by the LA Center for Law and Justice in collaboration with the Human Services Association. Residents, regardless of immigration status, can receive free legal advice, preparation of court documents and court representation. Tenants must meet income eligibility requirements for all adults in household; have proof of address and photo ID. Meet at Human Service Assoc. Bell Gardens Resource Center-Board Rm,-2nd Floor: 6423 Florence Pl. Bell Gardens, CA 90201. For more info, call (323) 980-3500, ext. 18.

Upcoming

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 17 at Mr. T’s  Bowl in Highland Park. Enjoy a diverse and eclectic group of performers including: Celtic/Irish folk group Banna Beag Mall; Mother Echo, Cowboy Soul and U Me & The Machine. 21 & Over. $5 cover. Mr. T’s is located at 5621-1/2 N. Figueroa St., L.A. 90042. For more info, call (323) 256-7561.

Monterey Park’s Sister Cities Commission International Ball on March 18 at 6:30pm. Event will include entertainment, music, and cuisines from Monterey Park’s five sister cities. Proceeds from the event will be used toward student exchange programs for each Sister City, including: Nachikatsuura, Japan; Quanzhou, People’s Republic of China; Morelia, Mexico; Yung Ho, Taiwan; and Yeongdeungpo-Gu, Seoul, Korea. Tickets: $50 each or $500 per table. For more information, call (626) 307-1388.

Schurr High School Music and Pageantry Program Spring Benefit Dance on March 19 featuring live music by Kokoro playing dance hits from the 60s to today. Dance will be held from 8pm to Midnight at the  Alhambra/San Gabriel Elk’s Lodge: 1373 Las Tunas Dr., San Gabriel 91776. Advance tickets only: $25 per person. For tickets or more information, e-mail Karen at fundraising@schurrmusic.org.

Boyle Heights Historical Society’s Coffee and Conversation with author Bruce Kaji on March 20 from 11am-1pm at Keiro Home: 325 South Boyle Ave., LA CA 90033. For more information, call (323) 240-1888 or e-mail, info@boyleheighsthistoricalsociety.org

The Bell Gardens Police Activity League will hold “Oldies but Goodies” fundraiser on March 27 to benefit the boxing club. Featuring Chris Montez, Hank Castro,  Miss “Sabor A Mi” Ersi Arvizu, Chan Romero and music provided by “Innerforce “ RJ Rodriguez.  It will take place from 2 to 7 pm at A Mi Hacienda de Pico Rivera: 9613 Whittier Blvd, Pico Rivera, Ca 90660.  For tickets or more info, contact Josie Mejia, at (562) 631-6157 or Eva Reyes (562) 806-7696.

Announcements

Aspiranet Offers Free Foster Parent Training Classes Every Month for individuals and families interested in becoming foster parents in the Los Angeles area. To learn more or register for orientation and classes, call 1-877-380-4376 or visit www.aspiranetheroes.org.

Lincoln High School Class of 1991 Alumni Wanted for the 20 Year Reunion on Oct. 1, 2011. For more information, contact Sonia Puente at (562) 405-6926; Sandra Ramirez at    lhselites1991@aol.com; Albert Vallejo at AVallejo@usc.edu or through the class FB page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Lincoln-High-Class-of-1991/104296726274536.

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