Community Calendar: August 11, 2011 to August 17, 2011

By EGP News Report

Thursday, August 11
3-4pm—Celebrate Hispanic Culture and Dance at the Montebello Library. Alina Mendez and the Fiesta Dancers will showcase dances from Mexico, Spain, Brazil, and the Caribbean. The event is free. Montebello Library is located at 1550 W Beverly Blvd, Montebello, 90640. For more information, contact (323) 722-6551.

6-8pm—Community Forum in Glassell Park to Examine Youth Quality of Life. The Glassell Park Neighborhood Council Faith-Based committee is holding a community discussion on youth violence, employment, career development, and tutoring classes. The forum will also explore community outreach and vocational training. Refreshments will be served. The community forum will be held at the Community Career Development Center, 2930 Fletcher Dr., LA, 90065. RSVP to Art Camarillo at (323) 254-8476 or at

Friday, August 12
10am-2pm— Southeast residents Invited to Job Fair for in Bell Gardens. Get connected with employment opportunities from local employers. Job seekers should bring multiple copies of a resume and dress for success. There will also be free raffles. The event will be held at the Bell Gardens Employment, Education, Technology Resource Center, located at 6423 Florence Pl. Ste. 103, Bell Gardens, 90201. For more information, contact Helena Ramirez at (323) 476-8958.

10am-2pm—City of Los Angeles to Declare Maya Culture Day at City Hall. Casa de la Cultura Maya, and the offices of the mayor and Councilmember Ed Reyes, on behalf of the city, will gather in the City Council Chambers to officially recognize, for the first time, the richness of the Mayan culture and the community that lives in it. For more information, contact Marco Pacheco (213) 926-6204 or email

6-9pm—Brew at the Zoo. The Los Angeles Zoo will open its gates for a summer evening of 21+ fun at its first-ever beer tasting festival, “Brew at the Zoo.” Twenty California craft breweries will be present for a unique 3-hour beer tasting experience, along with pub-style food and live music presented by KROQ locals only. Tickets are $40 and are expected to sell out to this event and should be purchased ahead of time at The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens are located at 5333 Zoo Dr., LA, 90027. For more information, call (323) 644-4200.

7:30—City of Commerce Movie Night. Enjoy a night outdoors with the family watching ‘The Lion King’ at Bristow Park. The event is free and part of the city’s Friday Movie Night at the Park series. Upcoming movies will be shown in Rosewood Park and include ‘Camp Rock’ (Aug. 19), ‘Camp Rock 2’ (Aug. 26) and an ‘I Love Lucy Marathon’ (Sep. 2). Bristow Park is located at 1466 South McDonnell Avenue, Commerce, 90040. For more information, contact Commerce Parks & Recreation at (323) 887-4426.

Saturday, August 13
9am-3pm—Some Things are too Toxic to Trash: A free countywide household hazardous and E-waste Roundup in the City of Commerce, presented by the Department 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 the Los Angeles County Office of Education, 12830 Columbia Way, Downey. For more information, contact the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or or the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at 1 (800) 238-0172 or

11am-8pm—Free Family Festival by the Council of Mexican American Federations (COFEM). Celebrate traditional Mexican culture and enjoy mariachi bands and dancers in traditional dress, activities and games for kids, authentic Mexican food, artist and products and services booths, and exhibits from different Mexican states. The event repeats on Sunday and will take place at El Pueblo Historical Monument, Olvera Plaza, LA. For more information, contact Aurora Garcia at (213) 417-8383.

10am-1pm—Recycled Resources for the Homeless Outreach in Highland Park. Join the recycled resources team as they deliver items to people in need. The event entails a basic training on mental illness, the homeless population in Los Angels, substance abuse, communication, and safety. Participants meet on the second Saturday of each month at 715 Nolden St. LA, 90042. If you are interested in learning more about Recycled Resources or volunteering, visit, or contact the Executive Director, Rebecca Prine at or at (323) 669-4920.

6:30-10pm—Opening Reception for the Chicano Exhibit “El Movimiento En Los Angeles: The Origins & Legacy” at the Mexican Cultural Institute’s gallery at Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. The event is free and will include live entertainment, food and refreshments. The gallery is located at 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA. For more information, or to order free tickets, visit http://chicanomoratorium-e? Donations will be accepted.

Sunday, August 14
Noon-4:30pm—26th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts at Paramount Pictures. The day-long free festival will include music and dance performances from around the world, an assortment of art workshops with professional artists providing children the opportunity to create art pieces to take home, face painters and many other surprises. Paramount Studio is located at 5555 Melrose Ave., LA 90038. For more information, call (323) 462-2355 or visit

Monday, August 15
10am—Property Tax Assessment Seminar at the Glendale Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St. The seminar is part of a series of meetings to assist property owners who feel their taxes should be lowered due to a decline in the value of their property. Learn about the assessment appeals process, or receive further guidance on a filed appeal. The library   will validate three hours parking at the corner of Maryland and Harvard. For more information, visit

Tuesday, August 16
6pm—An Evening of Hawaiian Music in Boyle Heights. Na Hoku award winning guitarist, Shawn Ishimoto will perform an evening of Hawaiian music, followed by a question and answer session on Hawaiian music and culture, the music industry, and guitar technique. The event will be held at the Benjamin Franklin Branch Library, 2200 E 1st St. LA 90033. For more information, call (323) 263-6901.

Wednesday, August 17
9:30-1pm—US Rep. Grace Napolitano hosts Free Summer Job Fair in Norwalk at the Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex located at 13000 Clarksdale Ave., Norwalk, 90650. In addition to dozens of hiring employers, the job fair will offer free health screenings, free haircuts, help with resumes, and opportunities for job training. For more information, call (562) 801-2134.

Upcoming Events
City Terrace Coordinating Council Celebrates 25 Years with Comedy Night Benefit on Aug. 18 from 6 to 10 pm at Stevens Steak & Seafood House in Commerce. Proceeds Benefit the Creative Thinking Program. Tickets are $40 and include dinner. For more information and reservations, go to For advanced tickets and group seating, call (323) 723-9857. Steven’s is located at 5332 E. Stevens Pl, Commerce 90040.

Rock Out With “Vida Tinta” (Rock en Español) at Bell Gardens Concert In the Park on Thursday, Aug, 18 at Veterans Park. The band has appeared at the House of Blues and Whiskey A Go Go. They are well known for playing cover favorites such as Maná, Enanitos Verdes and more. Food booth and arts and craft booth will also be available. Admission is free. Veterans Park is located at 6662 Loveland St, Bell Gardens, 90201. For more information, call (562) 806-7650.

Free Job Prep Classes in Bell Gardens from August 22-31 at the Bell Gardens Resource Center. Session covers resume writing, job interview skills and job searching. The classes are Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30 to 3:30pm. The Center is located at 6423 Florence Pl., Bell Gardens, 90201. Space is limited. For more information call: (323) 476-8958.

Old Time American Square Dance at Heritage Square on Saturday, Aug. 27, starting at 5:30pm. Beginners welcome, as all the steps will be taught before each dance. This is a family friendly dance, so kids are welcome too! Free for museum members/$5 for non-members. For more information, visit Heritage Square is located at 3800 Homer St., LA, 90031.

Register Now for Session 3 of Montebello’s 2011 summer “Fitness & Fun” Classes that start on Sept. 1. Cost for the four-week classes in fitness, dance, martial arts, cooking, music and crafts range from free to $40. Learn to play the guitar, jump into yoga, or take sugar free cooking classes—there are dozens of activities to choose from. Register at the Parks and Recreation Office, 1700 West Victoria Ave, or online at For more information, call (323) 887-4540.

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