Community Calendar: July 19, 2012 to July 26, 2012

By EGP News Report

Today, Thursday, July 19
10am-2pm—Business and Health Expo at Ford Park Community Adult School. Bell Gardens Chamber of Commerce and Family Health Care Center of LA offer tips for business to build community and valuable information on health and well-being of Bell Gardens residents. For more information, call Carlos Cruz at (562) 806-2355 or email or call Dennis Grizzle at (714)-915-3382, email at

1-2pm—Open Circle Hosted by Highland Park Chamber of Commerce. Attend this open forum to get business strategies and other tips from local professionals. The theme will be “How to keep the customers we have.” Located at the Starbucks at the Renaissance Place on 1849 Green Bay Rd. For more information email

Friday, July 20
3-6pm—Chinatown Service Center Open House. Opportunity for general public to learn more about the services offered and to get a free guided tour of the office. Light lunch will be served. Located at 767 N. Hill St. Suite 400. For more information, call Kerry Situ at (213) 808-1760 or email

4-8pm—Official Community Unveiling of Monterey Park Farmer’s Market. Ceremony will include live entertainment, face painting, ready-to-eat foods and more. Located at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library parking lot at 318 S. Ramona Ave. For more information call Dan Costley at (626) 307-1497 or email

6pm—Free Drum Circle Activity from JAM Session at East LA Civic Center. Join Chris Ramirez of Freedom Drum Circles for an interactive group activity. Drums provided. East LA Civic Center located at 4801 E. 3rd Street. For more information call (323) 461-3673.

Saturday, July 21
10am-2pm—Raza Studies Now Conference at Santa Monica College. Panelists will discuss the dismantled Tucson Mexican-American studies department and the newly adopted Ethnic Studies program at Santa Monica High School, and efforts to expand Raza and ethnic studies programs in LA high Schools. Located at 1900 Pico Blvd. in the Humanities room #165. For more information call (520) 271-6796 or email

12pm-2pm—44th Anniversary of the East La Blowouts and East LA 13 panel discussions. Aztlán reads and Cypress Park Library present Carlos Montes, Cruz (Olmeda) Becerra, and others for a discussion of their experiences in the Chicano Movement. Located at 1150 Cypress Ave in the Cypress Library Community Room. For more information call (323) 369-3552.

4pm-Midnight—4th Annual Perform Chinatown Showcase. Experience over 40 live performances in and around Chung King Road in Chinatown including Karen Finley’s first LA performance in over 14 years. For a detailed map of participating venues and program schedule, visit

Sunday, July 22
2pm— Author John Jung at Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. Join the author of “Southern Fried Rice” as he talks about his experiences living in Georgia and Chinese immigration to the South. In the Library Friends Room: 318 S. Ramona Avenue. For more information call (626) 307-1333.

5-8pm—Second Annual Galco’s Summer Soda Testing Fundraiser for the Southwest Museum Coalition. Have fun soda testing, enjoying live entertainment, and more. Advance tickets for $12 can be bought Galco’s of Friends of Southwest Museum’s website. Regular tickets sold at the door for $15. Located at Galco’s Soda Pop Stop: 5702 York Blvd. in Highland Park. For more information, email or visit

7:30pm—Center for the Arts Eagle Rock presents “Danielle Ate the Sandwich” with her band. Admission is $10 for this concert with ukulele playing singer-songwriter and her band. Located at 2225 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock. For more information, call (323) 226-1617 or email
Monday, July 23
2pm—Teen Computer Building Workshop at City of Commerce Libraries. From Monday to Thursday City of Commerce Libraries will offer free computer building workshops to teens and the finished computer will be raffled off as the grand prize for the winner of the Summer Reading Program. For more information and to sign-up call (323) 722-6660.

7pm—Chinese American Museum Presents Book Talk & Signing with Author Martin Gold, who will introduce his new book “Forbidden Citizens: Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress: A Legislative History. Museum is located at 425 N. Los Angeles St. (adjacent to Olvera Street). For reservations, call (213) 485-8567 or email
Tuesday, July 24
4-5pm—Dream Catcher Workshop at East Los Angeles Library. Teens get to learn how to make their own dream catcher. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. For more information contact the Teen Services Librarian at

5:30-7pm—Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce Mixer with Diverse Strategies for Organizing Inc. Raffle prizes and food and beverages provided at this educational business opportunity. Location: 930 Colorado Blvd. Building 2. For more information call DSO at (323) 349-0661 or email

Wednesday, July 25
8pm—LA Streetsblog Eastside Tour: El Haru Kuroi at Eastside Luv Wine Bar. Enjoy the first of Streetsblog’s summer event series to raise funds for the Eastside Streetsblog. Eastside Luv is located at 1835 E. 1st St. For more information contact Damien at

Celebrate National Dance Day July 28 at the Opening of Grand Park, from Grand Ave. to Hill St. in front of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, from 10am-2:30pm. Young & old can enjoy a free, interactive dance experience featuring Lauren Gottlieb, an All-Star from the dance show, “So You Think You Can Dance,” and Gina Grant, from Zumba. Go Metro to the two-day event and be entered to win a Grand Avenue Prize Package complete with gift cards, hotel stay, VIP passes and theater tickets! For more information, call (213) 974-1311 or email

Football Players at Lincoln High School Need Your Support! The Kenny Washington Stadium Foundation is looking for sponsors to help support current football players. Individuals who donate $100 will receive a 1962 game-ready throwback jersey, personalized with your number. The deadline to sign up for a jersey is Aug. 3. The 2nd Annual Kenny Washington Memorial Game is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22. For more information visit

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