Community Calendar: September 8, 2011 to September 14, 2011

By EGP News Report

Friday, September 9
9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup in Alhambra.
LA County residents can safely discard of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, TVs, monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones. Quick & easy drop off at County of L.A. Dept. headquarters: 900 S. Fremont Ave, Alhambra. For more information, call County Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to or the Sanitation Districts of LA County at 1 (800) 238-0172 or

Saturday, September 10
8:30am-1pm—2nd Annual ELA Youth Financial Literacy Conference,
with food & entertainment for ages 5-13. Open a children’s savings account and get a free t-shirt! The event will be held at Pan American Bank: 3626 E 1st St, LA, 90063. For more information, call (323) 264-3310 or visit

9am-Noon—Free Eco-Gardener Classes for Homeowners at WRD Headquarters. Learn to landscape using drought tolerant plants to cut water use and save money in this “Sustainable Garden Design” Workshop. Workshops are held at Water Replenishment District headquarters: 4040 Paramount Blvd, Lakewood 90712. For more information, call (562) 275-4234 or go online to

10am-1:30pm—Mexico’s Independence Celebration Parade (Presented by Comite Mexicano Civico Patriotico) begins at the corner of Cesar Chavez Ave corner Mednick Ave. then heads west on Cesar Chavez to Eastern. The parade ends at Eastern and First Street. A festival that begins at Noon on Mednick, between Cesar Chavez and First street, will feature live music, food and dancing and activities for kids. Grand Marshall/Gran Mariscal: Carla Estrada, Productora de Novelas Mexicanas; Also, attending: Raul de Molina, of the show El Gordo y la Flaca y Embajador, singer Jorge Muniz, Carmen Jara, and special guests Karla Martinez (Despierta America) y Palmira Perez (Canal 22) La Chupitos! Admission is Free, all ages welcome. All ages welcome.

10am-5pm—¡Adelante! Mexican American Artists: 1960s and Beyond.” Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale is featuring works by talented Mexican American artists, including new generation Chicano artists and those from the Chicano Art Movement of the 60’s. Many of the pieces are from the renowned collection of actor Cheech Marin. (pictured: work by George Yepes) The exhibit includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photography. The museum is located at 6300 Forest Lawn Dr, Glendale, 90068. Closed on Mondays. For more information, call (323) 340-4792.

Monday, September 12
6-8pm—ELARA-East Los Angeles Residents Association Community Meeting on the East LA Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis.
All are invited to discuss and ask questions regarding the economic feasibility of East LA’s proposed incorporation. Hosted in partnership with Assembly Majority Leader Ron Calderon. It will take place at James A. Garfield High School’s cafeteria, located at 5101 E. 6th St, LA 90022. For more information call (323) 280-8148 or email

Tuesday, September 13

4:30-5:45pm—Teen Game Day at Anthony Quinn Library in Belvedere. Ages 10-17 are invited to come test their gaming skills with PlayStation 3, Wii, Board Games, and more. The library is located at  3965 Cesar E Chavez Ave, LA, 90063. For more information, call (323) 264-7715.

6:30-7:45pm—Montebello Library Adult Book Club will discuss “Summer of the Big Bachi” by Naomi Hirahara. Mas Arai, a Japanese American gardener working in the foothills of Pasadena has kept a 50-year-old secret from the war years in Japan and now it’s about to come to light. Montebello Library is located at 1550 W Beverly Blvd, Montebello, 90640. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.

7:30pm—Concert Benefit for Victor Rodriguez in Pasadena. In June, Rodriguez suffered severe injuries and lost his wife of 12 days in a honeymoon parasailing accident. Melora Hardin (Broadway’s Chicago), Steven Weber (Broadway’s The Producers), and Anneliese Van Der Pol (Broadway’s Beauty & the Beast) will perform in concert at The Pasadena Playhouse to raise money for his medical & recovery expenses.  Tickets are $99, including admission to post-show VIP Lounge with open bar. To purchase tickets, call (626) 356-7529, or visit The theatre is located at 39 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, 91101.

Wednesday, September 14
6-8pm—Mariachi San Antonio at East Los Angeles Library.
Middle of the week blues? Join a free performance of traditional Mariachi tunes to dance, sing and enjoy the free light refreshments. It’s the best way to spend a Wednesday night! The Library is located at 4837 E 3rd St, LA, 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155.

6-8pm—City of Commerce U.S. Citizenship Class If you’re applying for citizenship or plan to apply in the near future, this class is for you. To register, call (323) 722-7323. The class is held at the City of Commerce Public Library: 5655 Jillson St, Commerce, 90040.

Upcoming Events

Plan Now to Attend One of Arroyo Vista Family Health Center’s Upcoming Free Health Fairs (Sept. 21, 22, 23) that will offer free screenings, including vision, blood pressure, height & weight, hearing, Pap Smears (by appointment), and Pertussis Vaccine to low-income people who qualify. Get information on free family planning and senior benefit programs and more. Fairs will be held 10am-1pm Sept. 21 at El Sereno/Huntington 4837 Huntington Drive N., LA, 90032; Sept. 22 Loma Drive 303 South Loma, LA, 90017; Sept. 23 Lincoln Heights 2411 N. Broadway, LA, 90031; and Highland Park 6000 N. Figueroa St, LA, 90042. For more information, call (323) 987-2007 or 987-2028.

Calling All Montebello Seniors! The Happy Years Seniors Downtown Las Vegas Trip includes 3 days/2 nights of fun and excitement at the Four Queens Hotel, Oct. 23-25. The cost is $90 per person and includes bus fare. The bus leaves at 7:30am sharp from the Metro Link Parking Lot in Montebello: 200 W Flotilla, Montebello, 90640. For more information, call Mona at (323) 497-0101.

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2 Responses to “Community Calendar: September 8, 2011 to September 14, 2011”

  1. Kathy on September 8th, 2011 4:07 pm

    I live in East Los Angeles,CA, and the Mexican Independence parade is an event my son and I greatly look forward to. I’ve been attending and celebrating this honorable festival day for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, this year will be a challenge due to the change in the parade’s street route. I, as well as many people from Lorena down Cesar Chavez were surprised that a popular tradition would easily change from one year to another. No arguements, conflicts, or any danger ever threatened this respected parade in all the years I’ve attended. Why change that? I want to be able to teach my son that a tradition lives on; not because of money or fame, but because of history, honor, and independence.

  2. Juaquin on September 9th, 2011 10:46 pm

    I live on the eastside of Los Angeles ( Boyle Heights) This parade is call El Desfile del Este The Los Angeles. For many years our streets were used for stationary area, then the Desfile will turn east and head to the County area. after the groups depart all we have left is trash and horses poo… the City will take days to clean it. after so many calls to our local elected offices. Also the Gold line on First St. is a problem on safety. I am happy that this year our streets will be open and a little more clean, I just feel bad for the Mercado many people use it to have some shoping and eat there. For the people who do not want to miss it. Camiones are available all morning or just take the Gold Line……

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