Community Calendar: October 20, 2011 to October 26, 2011

By EGP News Report

Today, Thursday, October 20
8am-4:30pm— “Stand Down for Homeless Veterans” at Whittier Narrows Recreation Center offers homeless veterans a variety of services including housing assistance, medical care, dental care, vision care, hygiene and grooming services, clothing donations and laundry services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, veterans benefits assistance and employment training services, legal services. The event will include food & drinks and live entertainment. Whittier Narrows is located at 1201 Portrero Ave., South El Monte, 91733.

6pm—Enjoy “An Evening in Italy” hosted by the Montebello Historical Society at the Montebello Senior Center: 115 South Taylor Ave., Montebello. For $20 you will get a full spaghetti dinner with meatballs, wine and dessert, door prizes and raffles. Call Gary Brougher at (323) 721-8779 for tickets.

6pm—“Take A Stand Against Bullying” Candlelight Vigil at Bell High School. Wear purple and take a stand against all forms of bullying. Bell High is located at 4328 Bell Ave, Bell 90201. For more information, call (323) 286-7224 or visit http://www.facebook.com/latinoequalityalliance

5:30-7pm—Information Session on U.S. Military Service Academies’ top-notch education and careers in the military hosted by U.S. Rep Xavier Becerra. Learn how to navigate the application process and nomination requirements. Location: 1910 W. Sunset Bkvd,, 3rd Floor Conference Rm, LA 90026. RSVP to Brenda Vargas at (213) 483-1425.

Friday, October 21
11am—Month “Story Hour” presented by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and the Simon Kidgits Club at The Shops At Montebello. Children and their parents are invited to the upper level play area to listen to captivating stories and participate in fun activities. Raffles will be held and each child will get a bookmark.

Saturday, October 22
10am-2pm—Seating is limited so sign up early for an SAT practice test at the Montebello Library. Open to students in grades 11 & 12. Bring a calculator and a #2 pencil. Test Results will be given on Tuesday Nov. 1 from 6:30 – 7:30pm. The library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd, Montebello, 90640. Call (323) 722-6551 or email Beth krupsaw at  bkrupsaw@library.lacounty.gov for more information.

8:30am-1pm—Free Immigration Casework Clinic at the Armenian Community Center, hosted by U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano. Experts and lawyers from a variety of public and private groups, including USCIS, 605 Citizenship Project, CARACEN, County of LA Dept. of Consumer Affairs, NALEO Education Fund, Neighborhood Legal Services, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and CHIRLA will attend. The center is located at 420 Washington Blvd., Montebello, 90640. For more information, visit www.napolitano.house.gov or call (562) 801-2134.

9am-3:30pm—Monterey Park Artisans’ Faire & Harmony Festival Car Show at Barnes Park: 350 S. McPherrin Ave. Monterey Park, 91754. Do some shopping and admire some hot wheels. Lots of vendors, food & entertainment. For more information, visit the City’s special events page at www.ci.monterey-park.ca.us or contact the Recreation Department at (626) 307-1388.

8pm—“Juan and John” opens at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. The play is inspired by the remarkable friendship of baseball immortals Juan Marichal, Hall of Fame pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, and the late great John Roseboro, catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The show created and performed by Roger Guenveur Smith and produced by LATC’s Latino Theater Company, runs through Nov. 13. Age 13 & older. Tickets: General Admission $40/Students & Seniors $20. Theater is located at 514 S. Spring St., LA 90013. For more information, go to www.thelatc.org

5pm-7pm—Montebello-Commerce YMCA free Halloween Festivities: costume contest, fitness classes, trick or treating, and games & activities. For more information, call (323) 887-9622.

Sunday, October 23
2pm—Learn how to create a Green Menu as part of the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library’s Healthy Life Program. No charge to attend. The library is located at 318 S. Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park, 91754. For more information, call (626) 307-1333.

Monday, October 24
8am-5pm—The Wall las Memorias Conference on Latinos, Faith, Culture, HIV & Mental Health at The California Endowment: 1000 North Alameda St. LA 90012. Featured speakers are Sister Catherine Marie Bazar, O.P. and Jorge Castillo, MA Advocacy & Out Reach Manager. The event is free to attend. To register, call (323) 257-1056 ext. 23 or email lvelasquez@thewalllasmemorias.org

Upcoming Events
Mayor’s Community Budget Day on Oct. 29, 8am to 12:30pm at Los Angeles City Hall. Neighborhood Council members and community stakeholders can weigh in on the city’s budgeting process.

Latino Diabetes Association Candlelight Vigil honors those who have passed away with diabetes on Nov. 1, from 6-8pm. Bring pictures of loved ones and share your experiences. Event will feature Aztec dancers, coffee, and light snacks. Location: La Placita Olvera Church, 535 N. Main St, LA 90012.

Casino Night Fundraising Event on Nov. 3 to benefit the Eastmont Community Center, sponsored by Pan American Bank. Premium tequilas, beer & wine; heavy Hors d’Oeurvers & dessert; black jack; craps; roulette; entertainment and more. Tickets $50. Location: Pan American Bank, 4631 Whittier Blvd., LA 90022. For reservations or information, go to www.eastmontcommunitycenter.org .

Bell Gardens Police Cards4Kids Poker Classic on Nov.3 to benefit local youth boxing program, at 5pm hosted by the Bicycle Casino. $10,000 Guaranteed!  Cocktail & Buffet Dinner. $100 + $25 Buy-In. Cash & proze raffles. Silent auction and more. The Casinpo is located at 7301 Eastern Ave., Bell Gardens, 90201. For more information, go the TheBike.com.

The Montebello-Commerce YMCA’s 100th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser takes place Nov. 7 at the Quiet Cannon: 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello. Special guests and entertainment by vocalist Lisa Donahey. Reception and silent auction at 5:30pm; dinner at 7pm. Black tie optional.  $125 per person. For information, call (323) 887-9622 or visit www.ymcala.org/mc.

Announcements
The Los Angeles County Public Library’s 32nd Annual Children’s Bookmark Contest entry deadline is Oct. 29. Bookmark contest entries should reflect this year’s theme, “Picture the Adventure — READ! / ¡Imagínate la Adventura – LEE!” Bookmark Contest entries can be dropped off at the Anthony Quinn Library, located at 3965 Cesar Chavez Ave., LA 90063 or any county library. The winners at each library will be announced in November. Visit your local county library for more details.

Tickets now on sale for Montebello Chamber of Commerce’s “Taste of the Town” on Nov. 4, 6-9pm at Bagramian Hall: 900 W. Lincoln Ave., Montebello, 90640. Sample food and wine from more than 20 local restaurants, enjoy live entertainment and a live auction. Tickets are $35 until Nov. 1/$45 at the door. For more information, call (323) 721-1153.

Tickets now on sale for the Garfield Alumni Foundation’s  49th Annual 5th Quarter Dance and Fundraiser on Friday Nov. 4 — same night as the Annual East LA Classic between  Garfield and Roosevelt High Schools— at the Quiet Cannon: 801  San Clemente in Montebello. Proceeds from the dinner dance benefit the Garfield Alumni Foundation Scholarship Program. Love music, and dance performances; Dj and more. Must be 21 or older. Doors open at 7pm, but you can arrive before, during or after the game. Tickets: $35 in advance/$45 at the door/ $25 after 10:30 pm with ticket stub from the game. Get advance tickets at Sounds of Music, 4956 East Whittier Blvd. LA 90022; ChimMaya Gallery, 5283 East Beverly Blvd. LA .90022. For more information, go to garfieldalumnifoundation.org or call Henry Beltran at (323) 728-9353.

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