Community Calendar: July 26, 2012 to August 1, 2012

By EGP News Report

Thursday, July 26
8pm—NELAart Short Film Festival Screening in Highland Park.
Festival director Allessandro Gentile will showcase five short films including the 2011 Cannes Festival Selection Narrative Short “Out of Darkness.” After the screenings join filmmakers in a discussion. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets and for more information visit

Friday, July 27
3-7:30pm—Dive-in Movies at the Pool.
Join in the fun at a pool party or dry off and watch a movie on the big screen at the Bell Gardens Ford Park Pool and Auditorium. Popcorn, shaved ice, and concession stand provided. Admission is $5 per person/$15 for a family of four. Open to all ages. Ford Park Pool located at 8000 Park Lane. For more information call (562) 806-7650.

6pm—Movie Night & Ford Theatre JAM Session at the East L.A. Civic Center. From 6 to 8pm enjoy Accordion JAM session followed by movie screening at sundown. The East LA Civic Center is located at 4801 E. Third St., LA 90022. Take Metro, exit ELA Civic Center Station. For more information, contact Los Angeles County Parks at (323) 260-2360, or visit Go Metro, 800-COMMUTE,

Saturday, July 28
9am—March for Montebello with Pride.
Support local businesses and raise awareness of community needs at this walk led by the Montebello High School Drumline. Registration starts at 8:30 am at Heavenly Choice located at 534 N. Montebello Blvd. For more information on participating vendors and other details call (323) 728-2728.

9am-12pm—Free Eco Gardener Classes. Learn about sustainable garden designs at the first class in the homeowner series presented by the Water Replenishment District of Southern California. Future classes deal with drought tolerant plants and drip & sprinkler system care. Classes will take place at 4040 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood 90712. For more information and to register, call (562) 275-4215 or visit

2-4pm—Dream Big Read! Magic Wands at Bell Gardens Library. Take part in the summer reading program with storytime in English and Spanish and an art activity for making magic wands. The library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. For more information the children’s librarian at (562) 927-1309 or email jweinstein@library.

5pm-12am—Chinatown Summer Nights at Central and West Plaza.
Family workshops, cooking demos, live performances and food trucks are available for a free nighttime spectacular at 943-951 N. Broadway, LA 90012. Bike racks and parking available. Go Metro to the Chinatown Gold Line Station. Free Starline Tours shuttles available at station. For a schedule and events and more information visit

Sunday, July 29
11am-11pm—Nahuatl Poetry and Songs at El Papalut.
Enjoy an afternoon of poetry, music, food, and dance with live performances by Son El Centro, Son Valleros, and more. Admission is $10. El Papalut located at 3201 Maple Ave, LA, 90011. For more information visit the facebook page of Martha Malinalli Galeana.

6pm—Concerts in the Park at the Eagle Rock Recreation Center, featuring the vibrant Latin jazz & salsa sounds of the Susie Hansen Latin Band. Concert in the band shell. Park is located at 1100 Eagle Vista Dr. in Eagle Rock.

8pm—Life of Frida Kahlo Featured in New Murals Under the Stars at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach. Internationally renowned lecturer Gregorio Luke leads the popular outdoor multimedia show focusing on the art and life of Frida Kahlo including recently discovered photos and film clips. For tickets or more information call, (562) 437-1689 or go online to MOLAA is located at 628 Alamitos Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802.

Tuesday, July 31
6-8pm—Stand Up and Speak Out Against Bullying and Cyber Bullying.
Benjamin Franklin Library invites community members to this meeting on the dangers of bullying and cyber bullying and ways to stop them. Guests include LAPD Senior Officer Joe Chacon and Monica Harmon, Public Safety Advocate. Event located at 2200 E. 1st St. For more information call the library at (323) 263-6901.

Wednesday, August 1
8:30am-2pm—Commerce Casino Job Fair.
Positions open for cooks (Asian cuisine preferred), cook helpers, stewards, food servers, casino gaming, support staff, security and more. The Commerce Casino is located at 6131 E. Telegraph Rd., Commerce 90040. Please rsvp by contacting Human Resources Department at (323) 721-2100 or email

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One Response to “Community Calendar: July 26, 2012 to August 1, 2012”

  1. Monica Marsh on July 31st, 2012 4:30 pm

    For Immediate release                                      July 31 2012 

    Challenging the myth that cutting edge art is created only by young artists, a local art group –  The Haggus Society —  is mounting its second annual show created by older artists from around the nation. The ten-day show, opening in early September, will be held at Upstairs At The Market Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles.

    This year’s theme “Close Your Eyes” will explore wedge issues.

    Guest Juror, Natalie Abrams states, “I don’t think anyone can argue we are living in divisive times. Individual rights, freedoms of person, religion or lack there of are under constant assault. Social and economic inequalities are as staggering as the apparent indifference of those who have the power to make a difference. How do we cope? Do we bury our head in the sand, join the picket line?

    As artists, we have an added layer of reaction as we question whether or not to address these issues which are significant to us in our work. Art is a voice, active and present. As our society is being redefined before our very eyes, wouldn’t now be a good time to voice our opinions and help it grow into that more enlightened future we’d like to see?”

    The exhibition runs from August 31 through September 9 with an opening reception Saturday, September 2, from 6 until 10 p.m. 

    The Haggus Society is a non-profit  and supportive feminist art collective for artists the age of 40. 

    For more information, call The Haggus Society co-founder’s Terri Lloyd (323) 691-8565 or Monica Marsh (626) 799-3509.
    The Haggus Society is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of The Haggus Society must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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