Community Calendar: August 16, 2012 to August 22, 2012

By EGP News Report

Honoring Rick Flores : “La Noche Del Compositor,” Aug. 29 at the Highland Park Senior Center, honors accomplished musician Rick Flores, whose continued dedication has brought musical joy and memorable performances to audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds since 1956. Presented by Celia Arreola from 1-3pm. Center is located at 6152 N. Figueroa St., LA 90042. For more information, call (323) 256-6866. /Homenaje a Rick Flores -La trayectoria de Rick Flores, un músico incansable que con su música ha bailado gente de todas las edades y nacionalidades, empezó desde el año 1956. Es por eso que se ha hecho merecedor al homenaje que le brindará. La Noche Del Compositor presentada por Celia Arreola el 29 de agosto de 2012 de 1 -3pm en el Senior Center de Highland Park: 6152 N. Figueroa St., LA 90042. Tel. (323) 256-6866

Today, Thursday August 16
6-8pm—Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Forum. Ya Basta and the East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce present the forum at 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

6:30-8:30pm—Montebello Concerts In the Park Series Presents Cold Duck 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.

Friday, August 17
3-7:30pm—Dive-in Movies at Bell Gardens Ford Park Pool.
Beat the heat at this pool party complete with music, snacks, and tons of games including old-fashioned popcorn and snow cones. Then dry off and enjoy two movie screenings in the auditorium. Tickets are $5 per person/$15 for a family of four. The park is located at 8000 Park Lane, Bell Gardens. 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 Hula Fun 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,

6-8pm—Registration for the East LA Bicycle Ride at East LA Civic Center. Come register for this family-friendly event held on Sept. 8 as part of the summer ARTSFEST. The Civic Center is located at 4801 E. 3rd St. For more information visit

Saturday, August 18
9:30am—Chivas at the Park Clinic for boys & girls ages 5-15 at Costello Park
, 3141 E. Olympic Blvd. LA. $5 per child registration fee includes one 90 minute training session led by Chivas USA academy coaches, a pass, good for 2 free tickets to limited Chivas USA home games, a Chivas at the Park T-shirt, and a certificate of completion. To register or for more info, call 1-800-961-1724, or go to Chivas USA website at: .

10am-2pm—Used Book Sale at Cypress Park Branch Library. Shop ‘til you drop at this used book sale with most items priced at 25-cents including plenty of children’s books. Volunteers needed. Library located at 1150 Cypress Ave. For more information on the sale and how to volunteer call (323) 224-0039.

12 Noon-Midnight—LA Plaza de Culturas y Artes Presents 11th Annual “Encuentro de Jaraneros Son Jarocho” Festival. Spectacular event will feature Patricio Hidalgo headlining & 18 Son Jarocho groups, performing music and dance and more. LA Plaza is located at 501 N. Main St. LA 90012. (Across from Olvera Street) Admission is free. Take Metro to Union Station. For more info, go to, or call 888-488-8083.

Sunday, August 19
6pm—“Arms Open Wide” fundraising/comedy event.
Penny Lane Centers hosts this great fundraiser supporting LGBTQ foster youth and their families with comedians featured on Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, and more at the Eleven Bar and Nightclub. Located at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. For more information visit or email

Tuesday, August 21
4-6pm—Video Game Day at the Anthony Quinn Library.
Spend an afternoon with friends playing video games like Guitar Hero and Just Dance. The library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. For more information contact the children’s librarian at (323) 264-7715 or email

It’s almost time for the Bell Gardens Chamber of Commerce Charity Golf Classic 2012.
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.

Learn from a wildlife expert how to protect your home and pets in Cypress Park on August 25 at the home of Alexia Terran at 3319 Alice St from 5-7pm. Bring your own chairs and food for a potluck. For more information call (323) 223-6840.

LA Business Source Center Key Business Growth Workshops present “Developing the Financial Portion of your Business Plan,” Aug. 29 from 6 to 9pm at the Hollenbeck Police Station: 2111 E. 1st St, LA 90033. Space is limited, To RSVP or for more information, call (323) 264-9020.

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Editor’s note: The date for “Honoring Rick Flores : ‘La Noche Del Compositor,’” has been corrected. The event will be held on Aug. 29, not Aug. 20.

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