Community Calendar: November 10, 2011 to November 16, 2011
By EGP News Report
Friday, November 11
5pm—East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce “Comedy Night” fundraiser at El Gallo Café. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the 10th Annual East LA toy giveaway. Comedians: Rudy Moreno, Omar Covarubias, Edwin San Juan and Julio Gonzalez. $25 per person, includes: Buffet dinner, comedy show, music & dancing following the show. Must be 18 or older. Doors open 5pm. For more information, contact Eddie Torres at (323) 578-0513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, November 12
7am-1pm—Bell Gardens Family Fishing Derby at the John Anson Ford Park. Experts will show kids how to tie a fishing hook, properly use your rod and reel, choose what bait to use, offer safety tips and information about the Eco System. In addition, there will be prizes given out for the biggest and smallest catch. Registration is 7am-10am; fishing starts at 8am. You must bring your own fishing equipment and bait. Participants 16 and older must have a fishing license (strictly enforced). Limit two fish per person. The park is located at 8000 Park Lane, Bell Gardens. For more information, call (562) 806-7650.
9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup at Roosevelt Park Senior Center in the Firestone area. LA County residents can safely discard of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles, universal waste including household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and electronic waste (e-waste) such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones. Roosevelt Park Senior Center: 7600 Graham Ave. LA. For more information, call County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to www.888CleanLA.com or the Sanitation Districts of LA County at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.
10am-3pm—The Montebello Friends of the Library Book Sale. Books for every age; adults, children & young adults. Sale items include fiction, cooking & crafts books, collectible books, DVD and VHS video recordings for a very reasonable price. The Montebello Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. Montebello. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.
6:30pm—Bike Oven free Spoke(n) Art bicycle tour of art galleries in North East Los Angeles. Area art galleries open their doors late into the night as part of NELAart’s “Gallery Night”. Meet at Bike Oven, located at 3706 N. Figueroa St, LA 90065. The ride leaves at 7pm. The last gallery is usually visited around 9 or 10 pm.
Tuesday, November 15
2-4pm— L.A. City Ethics Commission will review the city’s Campaign Finance Laws and would like to hear from you. Location: L.A. City Hall Room 1050 (10th Floor) 200 N. Spring St. LA 90012. The Campaign Finance Ordinance and associated laws regulate the amounts of money that can be donated and raised in city elections, independent expenditures, the public matching funds program, officeholder accounts, and the disclosure required of candidates and elected officials. RSVPs recommended by Nov. 11. For more information, call the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission at (213) 978-1960.
Wednesday, November 16
6pm—The Wall-Las Memorias Project’s 3rd Annual ROJO, HIV/AIDS benefit charity, will be held Nov. 16, at Cicada Restaurant, 617 S. Olive St. LA, 90014. Special honorees are Hollywood’s very talented Lupe Ontiveros as well as Chivas USA. Includes musical entertainment dance party. Admission is $45. For more information, visit http://thewalllasmemorias.org/ .
“WORKS IN PROGRESS” at the Wray Theater at Rio Hondo College Nov. 17-19. The Dance Program showcases new choreographic work by faculty and students, including premieres by Rachel Lopez and Alyson Cartagena. Joel Smith of the nationally recognized casebolt and smith will serve as Guest Choreographer debuting an original piece set on Rio Hondo Collective dancers. Reservations recommended. For more information, go to www.riohondo.edu .
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes’ (LA Plaza) on Nov. 19 Free Cuentos del Pueblo series (Stories from the City) –Revelations: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Self-discovery, from 3 pm to 5pm. This continuing series brings unique stories, perspectives, and opinion to LA Plaza, and invites visitors themselves to become part of the story. Revelations is made up of stories of immigration, identity, and self-discovery will be provided through short fiction, poetry, storytelling, and music. Featured: Author Dagoberto Gilb will read from his new book Before the End, After the Beginning, a collection of stories written in the wake of a stroke Gilb suffered; Susana Chávez-Silverman, author of Killer Crónicas: Bilingual Memories; Sam Quinones, author of Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration; Karla Diaz, poet; Charles de Castro and Keith Karman, musical guests. LA Plaza is located at 501 N. Main Street, L.A. 90012 (across the street from Olvera Street and the Pico House). For more information, go to http://www.lapca.org
Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) annual Fall Open House on Sunday, Nov. 20, 12 noon to 4pm. Bosco Tech is the only all-male Catholic high school in the state that uniquely integrates a college-preparatory curriculum with a comprehensive, four-year, project-based science and technology program. Prospective students, their families and other members of the community can explore the school’s technology labs and tour the campus’ newly remodeled Student Activities Center and College and Career Resource Center. Don Bosco is located at 1151 San Gabriel Blvd, Rosemead, 91770. For more information, call (626) 940-2000 or visit www.boscotech.edu .
Nominations for the Los Angeles County Preschool Teacher of the Year Awards,” sponsored by Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), must be submitted by Nov. 18 for consideration. The award, which comes with a $2,000 stipend, recognizes outstanding educators who teach preschool in Los Angeles County, and go beyond the call of duty to better prepare preschool students for elementary school and life. One recipient from each supervisorial district will be selected. For more information and a nomination form, go to www.laup.net/teacher or call (213) 416-1274 or email email@example.com.
Roosevelt-Garfield First 5 Family Literacy Program at 145 South Eastern Ave has openings for potty trained children 2-5 years of age. Parent must commit to attend classes: Monday-Thurs 8-1:15 pm, Mon and Thurs 1:30-2:30 and Friday 9am-12 noon. For more information, call (323) 780-1864 or Eastside Learning Center at (323) 262-9115.
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