Community Calendar: May 12, 2011 to May 18, 2011

By EGP News Report

Today, Thursday May 12
4:30-6:30pm—City Terrace Library Hosts: Teen Movie and Pizza Night. The library is located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. LA, CA 90063. For more information, call (323) 261-0295.

7-0pm—Alliance for a United Montebello Town Hall Meeting at the Cathy Hensel Youth Center: 236 S. George Hensel Dr. (formerly Taylor Ave.) Montebello, 90640. Meeting will discuss proposals for Union Pacific Railroad tracks along Olympic Blvd. ACE representatives will also attend. Residents and business owners are urged to attend and voice concerns. For more information, www.foraunitedmontebello.org or e-mail info@allianceforaunitedmontebello.org .

7-7:30pm—City Terrace Library Presents Bedtime Stories in English and Spanish. Come in your pajamas. The library is located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. LA, CA 90063. For more information, call (323) 261-0295.

Friday May 13
Noon-2pm—Rotary Club of East Los Angeles Luncheon with guest speaker/presentation by Sal Castro on: The Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice.  The lunch will take place at Tamayo Restaurant: 5300 E. Olympic Blvd., LA 90022, LA 90022. For more information, or to RSVP.

9pm—The Eagle Rock Center for the Arts Presents “Futura” feat. Mia Doi Todd, Teebs and Asura in celebration of their new album. Admission is $10: 2225 Colorado Blvd. LA 90041. For more information, call (323) 226-1617.

Saturday May 14
9am-3pm—Some Things are too Toxic to Trash: A free countywide household hazardous and E-waste Roundup in Huntington Park, presented by the Dept. of Public Works and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County in cooperation with several local cities. Safely discard household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, and universal waste including household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and electronic waste (e-waste) such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones, Roundup will take place at Huntington Park City Yard: 6900 Bissel St. Huntington Park. 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.

2pm—Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Montebello Library. The Khmer Arts Cultural Center will perform traditional folk and classical dances. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. Montebello, CA 90640.  The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (323) 722-6551 or visit the County Library website at http://www.colapublib.org and click on Montebello Library.

7-10pm—The Northeast Los Angeles Art Walk will feature 21 galleries throughout Highland Park and other Northeast neighborhoods. The area has a long tradition in the arts and is home to many galleries, alternative art spaces and arts organizations. A map for can be found at http://www.nelaart.com/

7-10pm—Ave 50 Studio presents “Make ‘Em All Mexican” exhibit by Dr. Karen Mary Davalos, author and professor at Loyola Marymount Univ. Ave 50 Studio is located at 131 North Avenue 50. LA 90042. For more information, call (323) 258-1435.

7pm-Midnight—Divine Saviour School 2nd Annual Casino Night. Tickets are $25 and include dinner, drink, and $100 worth in playing chips. Proceeds benefit student scholarships. Must be 21 or over: semi-formal attire. The school is located at 624 Cypress Ave. LA, 90065. For more information, call (323) 222-6077.

8pm-1am— Maravilla Spring Art & Concert Under the Stars capital campaign will be held to benefit the Maravilla Historical Handball Courts built in the 1920s. Music by Guerilla Queens, Los Maravillosos and more. Artworks by a dozen artists; Spoken Word by Janet Gonzalez. Entrance: $5 to $7. Food, drinks & more. Location: 501 Mednick Ave. LA. For more information, go to facebook: maravillahistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Sunday May 15
8:30-9:30am— Tai Chi with Wayne Qian at the Audubon at Debs Center. Learn techniques to ease tension and stress, and improve balance and breathing. Debs Center is located at 4700 North Griffin Ave. LA 90031. For more information, call (323) 221-2255.

All Day—The Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival showcasing U.S. Latino experience in film and art. The festival takes place at the Regency Academy 6 Cinemas: 1003 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, 91106. For more information, call (323) 343-4207.

Monday May 16
10-11am—Free Intro to Email Workshop at East Los Angeles Library. Learn how to set up a free emal account, send and receive email and more. The library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA, 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155.

3:30-4:30pm—City Terrace Library presents Bilingual Storytime in English and Chinese (Mandarin). All language levels are welcomed. The library is located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 261-0295.

7-9pm—The Eagle Rock Center for the Arts presents GYST, the Ultimate Career Boot Camp for Artists. The Center is located at 2225 Colorado Blvd. LA, CA 90041. For more information, call (323) 226-1617 or visit GYST-INK.com.

Tuesday May 17
4-5pm—The Anthony Quinn Library Presents Latin Music played by Brazil’s famous guitarsit Marco Tulio. The library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave, LA, CA 90063. For more information, call (323) 264-7715.

4-7:30pm—Metro Early Scoping Meeting on Restoration of Historic Streetcar service in downtown Los Angeles for an “Alternative Analysis” study. Metro, at the request of the city of LA is preparing the environmental studies. The hearing will be held at the Historic Los Angeles Theatre: 615 S. Broadway, LA. For more information, go to www.metro.net/projects/historic-streetcar-service/.

4-6pm—The Eastern Los Angeles Region Center Consumer Advisory Committee Meeting. Sessions in English only. ELARC boardroom: 1000 S. Fremont Ave, Alhambra, 91802. For more information, call Jesse Padilla at (626) 299-4854.

Wednesday May 18
10-11am—The Montebello Library Toddler and Preschool Storytime. Music and art activities will follow. The library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. Montebello, 90640. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.

3:30-6pm—The Eagle Rock Center for the Arts 30-Week Media Program for middle school students. Workshops covering painting, animation, media arts and more. For more information, contact Laura Marchetti, Director of Education at laura@cfaer.org or at (323) 226-1617, ext 2525 or visit http://calarts.edu/cap/programs.

4-5:30pm—Anthony Quinn Library’s Nutrition Education Program. A qualified nutritionist will inform parents on how to live a healthy lifestyle. The library is located 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 264-7715.

All Day—40th Annual International Children Exhibition at the City Terrace and Montebello Libraries, presented by Pentel of America Program. Open until June 30. Features artwork of young artists. The libraries are located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. Montebello, CA 90640 and 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. LA 90063. For more information, call either (323) 722-6511 or (323) 261-0295.

Upcoming Events
Information Meetings for the Whittier Boulevard Streetscape Improvement Project will be held on Thursday, May 17 from 6:30-7:30 pm and on Saturday, May 21 from 10 -11:00 am at 4526 Whittier Blvd, East Los Angeles, 90022 (On the Southwest corner of Duncan Avenue and Whittier Boulevard). Speakers from the Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles, and the Department of County Public Works will provide information on the planned improvements on Whittier Boulevard between Atlantic Boulevard and the 710 Freeway. This project is sponsored by Supervisor Gloria Molina with the support of the Whittier Boulevard Merchants Association. For more information, call the Whittier Merchants at (323) 981-9377

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ “Shot-at-a-Million” Golf Classic on May 20, at Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, where one swing can be worth $1 million. Lots of ways to participate. Golfers can choose either 18- or 9-holes of golf. Win a trio for two to New York, Maui or Costa Rica; raffle tickets are $20 each, winner need not be present. Can’t golf? Go to 19th Hole After-Party from 5 to 7:30 pm; Tickets are $50, include dinner, drinks, entertainment, and a bird’s-eye view of golfers trying to pocket $1 million for a hole-in-one.  For event information, visit www.hathaway-sycamores.org; to purchase raffle tickets, call Andi Sica at (626) 395-7100 ext. 2516.

EL ARCA will host its 1st Annual Fun Walk and Health Fair on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Fun walk registration is $25.00 at http://www.elarcafunwalk.eventsbot.com/, or you can send a check or money order to 3839 Selig Place, Los Angeles, CA 90031.

Arroyo Vista Family Health Center and other organizations will provide free health screenings and information. EL ARCA, Inc. (The East Los Angeles Remarkable Citizens’ Association, Inc.) is a community based private non-profit devoted to providing services to the developmentally disabled population. They can be reached (323) 223-3079 or elarcainc@earthlink.net

The UMAS/MECHA of CSULA Reunion will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 6pm to midnight at Steven’s Steak & Seafood: 5332 Stevens Pl, Commerce, 90040. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (323) 254-3376.

Announcements
Montebello High School Class of 1971 40th reunion will take place at the Disneyland Hotel on August 6. For more information, contact Julie Millan at (323) 359-7598 or Laura Greene (626) 695-3753, or visit www.classmates.com .

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