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Community Calendar: August 2, 2012 to August 8, 2012


Thursday August 2

3-4pm—Carrie Higgins in Concert at the Montebello Library. Singer/songwriter/storyteller Carrie Higgins will perform selections from her award winning children’s music CD “Life Circles.” The performance is free and for the whole family. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd.  For more information, call (323) 722-6551.

6pm—Fairy Godmothers Show at Commerce Library. Join the surprise-filled musical fun for the whole family at Bristow Park Library; fledging Fairy Godmothers teach lessons on self-esteem and teamwork. Library located at 1466 South McDonnell Avenue. For more information, call (323) 265-1787.

Friday, August 3

12pm—City of Commerce Relay for Life at Veteran’s Park. Commerce and the American Cancer Society host 24-hour relay to raise cancer awareness and funds for cancer research. Veteran’s Park is located at 6364 Zindell Ave., Commerce 90042. To register or for more information, contact Pat Conroy at (323) 728-7222.

6pm-2am—HARD Summer Music Festival at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Over 50 bands and DJs will perform on four stages for two days against the downtown Los Angeles skyline presented by the creators of HARD Haunted Mansion and HOLY SHIP! Open to adults 18 and over. The Park is located at 1245 N. Spring St. To purchase tickets or more information, visit hardfest.com/hardsummer.

Friday, August 3, 8pm—Lorca in a Green Dress Play at Casa 0101 Theater. Enjoy a surrealist play about the life of poet Federico Garcia Lorca written by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz. Get $3 off tickets if you come in a green dress. General admission $20/$15 for Boyle Heights residents with ID. Casa 0101 is located at 2102 E. 1st. St. For more information, call (323) 263-7684 or visit casa0101.org.

8pm—Center for the Arts Eagle Rock & Tenoch present Noches de Trova-Live performances by Esteban Leon, Jorge Negrete and Tomas Cadena as they showcase Trova music in the romantically lit main gallery. Admission: $10 at the door. The Center is located at 2225 Colorado Blvd., LA 90041. For more information visit www.CFAER.org or email info @CFAER.org.

Saturday, August 4

11am-3pm—Learn about CalFresh food assistant program and how it can also help you make healthy choices at a free health fair at Superior Grocers in Northeast LA. Free health and dental screenings, recipes, shopping tips, cookbook, kids haircuts, and backpacks filled with school supplies for the first hundred to arrive. Superior Grocers is located at 133 W. Ave. 45, LA 90065. For more information, call Lourdes at (213) 351-7850.

2-4pm—Bug Antennae Summer Reading Program Activity at Bell Gardens Library. Bilingual storytime in English/Spanish followed by arts and crafts activity, bingo, music and more. Library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. For more information, email jweinstein@library.lacounty.gov.

6-8pm—Free Conjunto Jardin Concert at East LA Civic Center Amphitheatre. The East LA Civic Center is located at 480 East 3rd St. For more information, contact Albert Gomez at (323) 260-2360.

Sunday, August 5

12-6pm—Target Feria de la Familia at Plaza de la Raza in Lincoln Heights. Enjoy an afternoon of free live music & dance performances, art activities, storytelling and more fun for the whole family. Plaza de la Raza is located at 3540 Mission Rd. For more information, call (323) 223-2475.

8pm—New Murals Under the Stars Series Presents Miguel Covarrubias, accompanied by live performances based on the cultures that impacted his works at the Museum of Latin American Art. Vendors marketplace prior to show at 6:30pm. General Admission is $20. MOLAA is located at 628 Alamitos Ave. Long Beach. For more information and to RSVP, call (562) 437-1689 or visit molaa.org.

9pm-12am—Live Coverage of NASA’s “Curiousity” Rover Landing on Mars at Griffith Observatory, followed by additional commentary and a Q&A session. Events ends at midnight but the inbound Griffith Park gates will close at 10pm. For more information, contact Lisa at (213) 473-0879 or visit griffithobsrvatory.org.

Monday, August 6

6pm—Commerce Public Library English Book Club Meeting on the “Inheritance of Loss.” Join a discussion on author Kiran Desai’s second novel dealing with issues of cultural identity and modernization. The Central Library is located at 5655 Jillson St. For more information contact Cris Muñiz at (323) 780-1176.

Tuesday, August 7

5-8pm—Free Concert at Mayberry Park. Along for the Ride concert of Jazz and Latin music available for free at Mayberry Park. The park is located at 13202 Meyer Road, Whittier. For more information contact Bryan Spragg at (562) 944-9727.

6-9—Public Hearing for I-710 Freeway Expansion. The first of three public hearings to gather community input on the proposed expansion of the I-710 Freeway. Meeting will be held at Progress Park at 15500 Downey Ave., Paramount. For more information on the next two meeting times and locations call (323) 263-2113 or email info@eycei.org.

Wednesday, August 8

4-5pm—Disco the Night Away at Bell Gardens Library. Make disco balls to dance under as part of the Bell Gardens Library Teen Summer Reading Program. Must be at 12 years old or older to participate. Library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. For more information, call (562) 927-1309.

7:30-9am—Networking Breakfast 3.0 at Doubletree by Hilton in Commerce. Montebello Chamber of Commerce hosts an energetic business-driven networking event aimed at expanding professional connections, building profitable relationships, and gathering client referrals and leads. Admission through registration is $15, $25 at the door. Doubletree is located at 5757 Telegraph Rd., Commerce. For more info or to RSVP, contact Salvatrice Cummo at (323) 721-1153 or email at salvatrice@montebellochamber.org.


Montebello Concerts in the Park Series Features Bumptown on Aug. 9, 6:30-8:30pm 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.

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. For more information call (800) 726-7147 or visit swmusic.org.


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.

The Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council (BHNC) is gearing up for it’s upcoming election on Oct. 13. Community stakeholders are invited to join the group’s Election Committee outreach group to help inform members of the community regarding the election and how to file as a candidate. For more information contact (323) 526-3614 or visit www.boyleheightsnc.com

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