Community Calendar: June 28, 2012 to July 4, 2012


Today, Thursday June 28
6-7:30pm—Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz Returns to Cypress Park.
The creator of the politically themed Latino comic strip, “La Cucaracha” will bring the 15th anniversary edition of “Latino USA: A Cartoon History” for discussion and signing. Books are $18; prints of his work are $10. The library is located at 1150 Cypress Ave., LA 90065. For more information, call (323) 224-0039.

Friday, June 29
8:30am-4pm—Alzheimer Association’s “Caring for Yourself First” Annual Caregiver Wellness Day
at DePaul Evangelization Center, 1105 Bluff Rd. Montebello 90604. Focus will be on giving caregivers ways to relieve stress, info on finding resources and support, hear from speakers on medical advances and legal issues. Includes lunch. Event is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call Joseph Herrera at (323) 881-0574 or email

Saturday, June 30
8am-2pm—ART 2-Ephemeral Performances in Ephemeral Places at La Tierra de la Culebra:
240 S Ave 57, (Highland Park) LA, CA 90042. Artists and landscape architecture students collaborate – “Performances On an Abandoned Railway – art installations and performances. Free.

5-7pm—Lives of City Animals Program at Vista Hermosa Natural Park. Free hands-on program will guide you through the lives of city-dwelling raccoons, birds & other animals. Park is located at 100 N. Toluca St., LA 90026. For more information, call (213) 250-1100. All ages welcome.

Wednesday, July 3
4pm—Red Cross Disaster Safety Puppet Show at the Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park.
Children learn from Sesame Street characters what to do in an emergency during this educational & entertaining presentation. The library is located at 6145 N. Figueroa St., LA 90042. For more information, call (323) 255-0537.

Upcoming Events
The Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park will host a free Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Presentation
on July 7 at 3pm. Learn how you can be ready for any emergency. Everyone is welcome. The library is located at 6145 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042. For more information, call (323) 255-0537.

The LA Fire Dept. is offering a Free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) 7-week training course in Boyle Heights:
Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, June 28-Aug. 9 at the Hollenbeck Police Station: 2111 E. First St, LA 90063. Learn how to help yourself, family, and community during times of disaster. All citizens 18+ years old are invited. No experience necessary. RSVP by email: and be sure to include your full name and phone number in the email. For more info about CERT, go to

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