Community Calendar: September 13, 2012 to September 19, 2012

By EGP News Report

Today, Thursday, Sept. 13
7pm—Art in Process: An Evening with Yolanda González at LA Plaza de Artes y Culturas in downtown Los Angeles.
Join a night of art and conversation and a spirited Q & A session led by community activist, Vice President of MALDEF, and collector of Chicano art, David Damian Figueroa. González is known for her strong, bold brush strokes of color and texture, Her work has been exhibited in museums including the UCLA Hammer Museum, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and the Diego Rivera Museum in México City. Event is free and open to the public. LA Plaza is located at 501 N. Main St, LA 90012 (across from Olvera Street). For more information, go to www.lapca.org .

Friday, Sept. 14
6pm—Monterey Park Bruggermeyer Library Foundation Presents Fabulous Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies Dinner Gala Dinner Dance.
The blast to the past dance will be held at the Ocean Star Seafood Restaurant: 145 N. Atlantic Blvd. Tickets are $60 and tax-deductible. For more information call (626) 307-1269.

7:30pm—“Summer Nights @ The Plaza” Concert Series Closes with Conjunto Los Ponchos for a hoorah of Tex-Mex dance music led by Otoño Luján. Also featuring La Plaza de la Raza Student Latin Jazz and Salsa Band. Plaza de la Raza is located at 3540 Mission Rd. in Lincoln Heights 90031. For more information call (323) 223-2475.

Saturday, Sept. 15
10am-2pm—Annual Commerce to College Fair. Meet with college representatives and attend various helpful workshops at Veterans Park on 6364 Zindell Ave. Open to junior high, high school and adult students. For more information call (323) 722-6660.

11:30am—R. L. Stevenson Branch Library in Boyle Heights Hosts “Citizenship! All About the Process” event. /¡Ciudadanía! Todo Sobre el Proceso. Una sesión de información sobre el proceso de la ciudadanía. La información será presentada por la organización Hermandad Mexicana Nacional. For more information/para mas información: (323) 268-1349.

5pm to 10pm—Community Education for Social Action (CESA) Community Art Show Fundraiser “Los Angeles: Art in Action.” Come to CESA’s first community art show demonstrating the struggles of working-class people. There is a $5 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. The event will take place at the Mexican Cultural Institute, located at 125 Paseo de la Plaza #100, Los Angeles, Ca 90012. For more information email cesa.contact@gmail.com or visit www.cesalosangeles.org

10am-6pm—New Belgium’s Tour de Fat will be at the Los Angeles State Historic with a benefit for some of your favorite local bike orgs: LACBC, C.I.C.L.E., and the Bicycle Kitchen. Join a celebration of bikes, fun costumes, a parade, performances, beer, and more! LACBC will lead the parade, taking donations and will provide complimentary bike valet. Parade starts at 11am. For a complete schedule go to New Belgium’s Tour de Fat Los Angeles website; must be 21 or older. Los Angeles State Historic Park is located at 1245 N Spring St, LA.

Tuesday, Sept. 18
4pm—Arroyo Seco Library Celebrates Citizenship Week with a voter registration drive. If you’re not registered stop by to get registered (hell will be provided if needed). If you are registered pick up some forms to give to friends and neighbors who aren’t. The library is located at: 6145 N. Figueroa St., L.A. (Highland Park) 90042. For more information, call (323) 255-0537.

5-7pm– The Housing Rights Center (HRC) & the City of Monterey Park are hosting a ‘Housing Rights Workshop’ for Monterey Park residents and community members at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library, Small LAMP Classroom, 318 South Ramona Ave, Monterey Park 91754. HRC will present information and resources regarding housing discrimination and landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities. Topics will include: discrimination against families with children, disability rights, sexual harassment, evictions, repairs, security deposits, rent increases, substandard conditions, and much more. For more information, or to RSVP for this free workshop, call Amy at (800) 477-5977 extension 19.

Wednesday, Sept. 19
3:15-4:45pm—Deputy Registrar Training at the Atwater Village Library Community Room for organizations and individuals involved in registering voters and conducting petition drives. Topics will include proper methods and techniques for registering voters, assisting electors with the completion of voter registration forms, and important California Election Codes related to registration requirements. Participants will receive a copy of “The Guide to Registering Voters” and a Deputy Registrar of Voters Certificate upon the successful completion of the hour and a half training program. Classes are free. Library is located at 3379 Glendale Blvd. LA 90039. To RSVP or for more information, call Ida Potash (323) 662-7656 or Stephanie Vendig (323) 667-3034.

6:30-8pm—SR 710 Extension Study Community Meeting at the El Sereno Senior Center. The office of Councilmember Huizar and Metro host this community meeting where constituents will be informed of the EIR process and residents get to voice their opinions. For more information call (323) 254-5295.

Upcoming Events
Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park will hold a Student Smart: PSAT Practice Test on Sept. 22 at 10am. Princeton Review will administer the full-length test. The library is located at 6145 N. Figueroa St., L.A. (Highland Park) 90042. To reserve your place please sign up at the reference desk or call (323) 255-0537.

The nonprofit Montebello Lions Club organization will host a Food Truck Festival on Sept. 29 at the Montebello Senior Center. The event, open from 4pm to 9pm, will include entertainment as well as delicious food. The Montebello Senior Center is located at 115 S. Taylor Ave. Montebello. Trucks will be located in back of the Center. For seating, contact Chris Ohrmund at (909) 598-0554 or ohrmu@aol.com.

Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host a college fair, free to all high school students and their parents, on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school’s Tech Hall. The fair will feature representatives from more than 70 universities and colleges including UC Berkeley, Brown University and Columbia University. The event is free of charge and parking will be provided. For more information, call (626) 940-2000. Bosco Tech is located at 1151 San Gabriel Blvd. in Rosemead.

November Ballot Measures will be the topic at the East Los Angeles-Montebello Business and Professional Women (BPW) Club meeting on Sept. 26 at the DoubleTree Hotel Restaurant, 888 Montebello Blvd., Rosemead. Networking starts at 6:30pm, with dinner at 7pm. The program is open to all interested people. For more information, contact Linda Wilson at (626) 307-5650 or E-mail to lindalwilson@juno.com.

League of Women Voters Pasadena will on Oct. 6 hold “Are You In the Know?”, a free public forum to analyze November Ballot Measures. Will include a lively discussion on California’s 11 propositions on the November ballot. Forum will be held from 9:30am to noon at the Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. Lunch will follow the program and costs $20, including tax, tip and parking. Information and reservations are available by calling (626) 798-0965, 10 am-1pm, Mon-Fri. Walk-ins welcome; no charge for forum.

14th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival will be held on Oct. 6, 2-11pm on Colorado Blvd between Argus Dr. and Eagle Rock Blvd. Over 70 bands & DJ’s, 11 Unique Stages, Food Trucks, local Eagle Rock Businesses, Arts & Crafts and more! $10 suggested donation (kids under 14 free. Donate in advance through Ticketfly at one of our two levels for special festival gifts. For more information and a complete schedule of performers, go to http://cfaer.org.

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