Community Calendar: August 9, 2012 to August 15, 2012

By EGPNews

Today, Thursday August 9
6:30-8:30pm—Montebello Concerts in the Park Series Features Bumptown at the City Park Amphitheater.
Sponsored by Cook Hills Properties. Amphitheater is located at 1300 W. Whittier Blvd. For more information on upcoming shows, call Parks and Rec. at (323) 887-4540.

5:30-7pm—Boyle Heights Collaborative Community Engagement Committee meeting at Clinica Msr. Oscar A Romero, 2032 Marengo St. Learn about the “Building Healthy Communities, Boyle Heights” initiative, which includes trainings, workshops, resources and support the work in the community. Food provided. Please call to reserve your space by calling or emailing: Ruth Trujillo-Acosta (213) 201-2746 or

Friday, August 10
6pm—“Bollywood’ Comes to East LA Civic Center. Start off with music JAM Session followed by a movie at sundown.
East LA Civic Center located at 4801 E. 3rd Street. Take Metro, exit ELA Civic Center Station. For more information, contact LA County Parks at (323) 260-2360, or visit Go Metro, 800-COMMUTE,

7pm—Rainspirits Dance Benefit. Live show and performance featuring Old School, R&B, Oldies and more plus a karaoke and full bar. Donations are $10. All proceeds go towards U.S. Marine Veteran Ruben Navarro’s Legal Aid Fund. The American Legion Post 397 is located at 338 S. Ramona Ave. For more information call (323) 712-0011.

8pm—Commerce Movie Night at Bandini Park. This week’s feature is “Puss ‘N Boots,” rated G. Park is located at 4725 Astor Ave. Commerce, 90040. For more information, call (323) 264-5045.

Saturday, August 11
9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup in Downey.
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:LA County Office of Education, 12830 Columbia Way, Downey. 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

Saturday, August 11, 10am—La Santa Cecilia at BIG!WORLD!FUN! Family Series at the Ford Amphitheatre 2580 E. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, 90068. Children admitted FREE (adults $5) to one-hour performance of Latin rock and world music by La Santa Cecilia; designed for kids 4-10 and their parents. Pre-show activities (9:00 am) include making Metepec clay sun ornaments. Bring LA County Library card & get a free book. Space is limited, so arrive early. To purchase/reserve tickets, call (323) 461-3673 or go online to

11am-3pm—Pesos for Pio Pico, Recycling Fundraiser. Support the Rescue Pio Pico State Historic Park effort by bringing your recyclables to the park. Acceptable items include aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass, plastic juice, and milk bottles. The park is located at 6003 Pioneer Blvd. For more information visit or email

11am-4pm—End of Summer Book Sale at Anthony Quinn Library. Includes children’s books, materials in Spanish, and DVDs. Library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. For more information contact the library manager at (323) 264-7715 or email

6pm—Concerts in the Park at the Eagle Rock Recreation Center presents “Hot August Nights,” a Neil Diamond Tribute. Concert in the band shell; free admission. Park is located at 1100 Eagle Vista Dr. in Eagle Rock.

7pm—Troy Evans’ Montana Tales at Audubon Center. At this one-night fundraising event for the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition, enjoy Troy Evans’ raconteur ranging in topics from the Montana gold fields to the Arroyo Seco. Dessert and coffee reception starts at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $25, $40 for two. The Center is located at 4700 Griffin Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

7:30pm—Summer Festival Aug. 11 at The Huntington. Flutist Larry Kaplan, violinist Luke Maurer, and harpist Alison Bjorkedal perform traditional Vietnamese folksongs accompanied by dan bau virtuoso Vân Ánh Vanessa Võ. Other performances include a rendition of Thành’s “Ascending Dragon” and more. The Loggia of the Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino. Grounds open at 5:30 for dinner and picnicking patrons and at 6:30 for concert patrons. For more information call (800) 726-7147 or visit

Sunday, August 12
2pm—The Bluebird Reading at Ave. 50 Studio.
The Hollywood Institute of Poetics presents this poetic reading hosted by Jessica Ceballos and featuring Steve Abee, Christian Alvarez, Cassandra Love and an open reading after the feature. The studio is located at 131 N. Ave. 50. For more information, call (323) 258-1435.

4pm—Funky Punk at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park. Kids can enjoy a free fun, interactive, circus clown extravaganza complete with puppetry, stilt-walkers, dancers, trampoline tricksters and more. The Pavilion is located at 2230 W. 6th St. For more information call (213) 384-5701 or email

6-9pm—Hot August Night: A Neil Diamond Tribute. Come enjoy a musical tribute to Neil Diamond at the Eagle Rock Recreation Center and support the annual Concert in the Park series. Center is located at 1100 Eagle Vista Drive. For more information call (323) 254-5295.

Tuesday, August 14
4-6pm—Summer Picnic at Bell Gardens Neighborhood Youth Center.
Bring a picnic and eat “al fresco” with your neighbors; enjoy other activities including races, crafts, music, and more. Free for children ages 7-12. The youth center is located at 5856 Ludell Street. For more information, call (562) 806-7667.

Wednesday, August 15
10am-2pm—LA Downtown VA Clinic Hosting Open House.
Veterans and their families can learn about local job opportunities with employers like LAPD, Vons, and Chase Bank, and learn more about healthcare enrollment and needs. Veterans in the healthcare system that bring a fellow Veteran who gets enrolled, receives a super gift bag that includes a towel, blanket and flash drive. The Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center is located at 351 East Temple Street. For more information contact Charles Green at (424) 645-9865 or visit

Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Forum presented by Ya Basta and the East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
on Thurs., Aug. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments available. Location: La Casa del Mexicano, 2900 Calle Pedro Infante in Boyle Heights. For more information, contact Art Pullido at (323) 854-1473 or email Jose Aguilar at

Penny Lane Centers presents “Arms Open Wide” fundraising/comedy event on Aug. 19 at 6pm. Laugh and enjoy a great time supporting LGBTQ foster youth and their families with comedians featured on Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, and more. Location: Eleven Bar and Nightclub, 8811 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. For more information visit or email

It’s almost time for the Charity Golf Classic 2012 presented by the Bell Gardens Chamber of Commerce. Buy a ticket before they are completely sold out. $175 per player; includes lunch, drinks and dinner. Registration at 9 am; 11 am is the shotgun start and on course lunch; there will be an awards banquet at 4 pm. The Montebello Country Club is located at 901 Via San Clemente Montebello, Ca 90640. For more information call the Bell Gardens Chamber of Commerce at (562) 806-2355.

Geek Squad Summer Academy will have its two-day run starting August 25 at the Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center.
Students will learn about the latest technologies in fun and interactive ways with classes on programming, digital photography, digital music and more. $10 fee goes towards a drawstring backpack, a 1GB USB drive, a t-shirt, and lunch for two days. Sign up today at

Sponsors needed for 4th Annual Taste of East LA at the East Los Angeles Civic Center on Sept. 8. The family-friendly event features over 20 restaurants in East LA, live bands, mariachis, DJ’s and more and is hosted by the East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. For sponsorship opportunities call (323) 578-0513 or email

Pan American Bank Offers Tickets to Chivas USA Games to Small Business Owners to either the Sept.15th or Sept. 29th game at the Home Depot Center. To qualify, small business owners must provide the last three months of credit and debit card processing statements for review by a Pan American Bank rep, who will show you how to save money. Non-profit organizations can also participate. For more information, email Alex Penaloza at or call Alex at (323) 264-3310.

Montebello High Class of 1972 will hold its 40th Year Reunion on Sept. 15, from 6pm until the wee hours at the Masonic Banquet Hall in Whittier. Other classes from the 70s are also invited. Rekindle friendships and memories as you enjoy an evening of dinner & dancing. Tickets: $65 per person before Aug. 31/$75 after. Casual dress. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (323) 728-2728.

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