Community Calendar: May 24, 2012 to May 30, 2012

By EGP News Report

Today, Thursday, May 24
White Memorial Medical Center’s Certified Stroke Center’s First Free Annual Community Stroke Symposium.
Learn the signs and symptoms of stoke, what to do when it happens, and how to prevent a stroke. For caregivers, stroke survivors, and people with diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or stroke in their immediate family, and those concerned about stroke and heart disease. Free blood pressure screening. Location: Olivet Chapel at White Memorial Medical Center, 1720 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. To RSVP, call Cynthia Garcia at (323) 268-5000, ext. 8588 or email her at

Saturday, May 26
9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup in Maywood.
Residents can safely discard of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused medications, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides; 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. Drop off site: Maywood Park – 57th Street & Heliotrope Avenue. For more information, call LA County Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to or the Sanitation Districts of LA County at 1 (800) 238-0172 or

9am-1pm—Final Bell Gardens Intermediate School-Environmental Garden Club Farmers Market (rain or shine) on the Soccer Field. Buy a bag of organic produce for just $1. Market specialties: organic produce, healthy snacks, plants, rummage sale, crafts, entertainment, information booths and more. School is located at 5841 Live Oak St., Bell Gardens, 90201.

Sunday, May 27
7pm—The Wall-Las Memorias Project Presents LA Premier of “La Otra Familia” (The Other Family) at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre as part of the Hola Mexico Film Festival 2012.
After being abandoned by his crack-addict mother, a 7-year-old child is put in the care of a gay couple, a situation that presents many moral dilemmas. Tickets: $7. Proceeds benefit The Wall-Las Memorias Project’s community programs. Theatre is located at 1615 Vine St. LA 90028. For more information or to buy tickets, email or call (323) 257-1056 Ext. 29.

Tuesday, May 29
7-9pm—Lummis Day fundraiser from 7-9pm at the Lummis Home: 200 East Ave 43, LA 90042.
Enjoy food from local restaurants, beer, wine and soft drinks; silent auction of wines, artwork and collectibles. Tickets: $30 in advance/$35 at the door. Buy tickets online at the, or at Galco’s -5702 York Ave, or Antigua Café -3400 N. Figueroa St.

Wednesday, May 30
11am-1:30pm—Learn How Your Credit Score is Created at the East L.A. Chamber of Commerce
business Seminar Luncheon on May 30 at Tamayo Restaurant: 5300 E. Olympic Blvd., LA 90022. $20 per person. For more information or to RSVP, call (323) 263-2005, or email

6pm—Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council 10 Year Anniversary Celebration at the Boyle Heights Senior Center: 2839 East 3rd Street, LA 90033. Enjoy an evening of entertainment, hors d’œuvres , desserts, giveaways, speakers and more. For more information, email

Upcoming Events
Montebello’s permit-free garage sale weekend is coming up on June 1-3.
Residents do not have to apply for a permit or pay a fee to hold garage sales. Garage sales will also be allowed Sept. 7-8; and Dec. 9am-6pm. Sale hours are from 9am to 6pm. Sales must stay on private property and not spill into neighboring or public property. Only one sign per location. Signs not allowed on public property. For more information, call Montebello code enforcement at (323) 887-1490.

The Montebello Relay for Life takes place June 2 at Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary High School. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the race will honor cancer survivors as well as raise funds for the fight against for cancer. All levels welcome. Start time 8:30 am. For more information, go to or .

8th Annual El Sereno Community Resource Faire on Sat. June 2 from 8am to 1pm at El Sereno Middle School: 2839 N. Eastern Ave. LA 90032. Hosted by Farmdale Elementary, El Sereno Middle School and Wilson High School.

On June 2, the Northeast LA community of Hermon celebrates 100-year anniversary as part of LA. Festivities at Hermon Park: 5569 Via Marisol, L.A. 90042 from 11am to 4pm. BBQ and watermelon feed, kid’s activities, crafts, storytelling, art show, live entertainment and a large display of Hermon artifacts and pictures dating back to 1904. Tickets for “Hermon’s Hidden Treasures” tour on June 3 will be on sale at the event.

Monterey Park Fire Department Burger/Hot Dog Barbeque on June 2 from 11am-2pm at Station 61 at 350 West Newmark Ave. Limited number of $5 burger lunch tickets: includes a raffle for one week stay in Lahaina, Hawaii. Proceeds go toward the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” run on June 10, and the Fire Explorers & Reserves Program.

Free 2012 Tire Recycling Event for LA residents on June 2 at the North Central District Yard: 452 N. San Fernando Rd. LA 90031. Dispose of old and used tires: up to 9 per person per trip; passenger & light truck tires only; no tires on rims. Bring current DWP bill and/or CA driver’s license to verify residency. For more information, call (213) 485-3568.

Eagle Rock Take Back the Boulevard-Public Meeting #3- on June 5 at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. Review preliminary plan for changes to Colorado Boulevard that aims to better serve the residents and businesses of Eagle Rock. The center is located at 2225 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock 90041. Parking is available at Bank of America. For more information email

Do you have a job for a veteran? Sign up to participate in the Veterans Job Expo on June 12 being sponsored by US Rep. Grace F. Napolitano and SASSFA, SELACO Workforce Investment Board, & the City of Norwalk.
Expo takes place from 9am to 1pm at the Norwalk Arts & Sport Complex: 13000 Clarkdale Ave, Norwalk, 90650. Register by June 4. For more info, call Christian Garcia at (562) 929-9107 or (562) 929-9132.

Submit an event or announcement to the Community Calendar: email All submissions subject to space availability. Paid advertising available; for more information, email or call (323) 341-7970.

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