Community Calendar: September 20, 2012 to September 26, 2012

By EGP News Report

East L.A. Library Hosts Free Family Flamenco Dance Program on Oct. 1 at 6pm. Spanish classical and flamenco dancer Susana Elena will perform in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Program educates and entertains children four and older and their families. Susana presents a variety of different dances, provides short descriptions of them, and encourages audience interaction. During the course of the program, children learn how to do palmas (handclaps to rhythm), flamenco arm and hand movements, and jaleos (words of encouragement such as Bravo, Ole’). At show’s end they are invited onstage to join in a rumba flamenca danced with scarves. An introductory castanet lesson will be offered to those interested afterward. Susana Elena has studied flamenco in Jerez de la Frontera and Sevilla, Spain. She is the recipient of a certificate from the L.A. County Arts Commission that qualifies her to teach and perform standards-based dance arts in the classroom. The library is located at 4837 E. 3rd Street, L.A. 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155.

Friday, Sept. 21
1pm—Join Sup. Zev Yaroslavky for a Live Internet Chat on “Carmageddon II,”
the I-405 Closure on Sept. 29-30, who will collect suggestions, answer general questions about the massive $1 billion I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project and explain what will happen during the 53-hour closure. Share your suggestions on things to do; best ways to avoid the closure area. For more information on the I-405 project go to, twitter.com_I-405 or To chat live go to between noon and 1 p.m. Friday, or send advance questions to

3-6pm—Maywood Lions Club Peace Walk & Resource Fair in celebration of the United Nation’s International Day of Peace recognizing those who have worked to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or political. Location: River Front Park, 6400 Alama, Maywood 90270. Registration 3-4pm; Walk 4-5pm; Resource Fair 5 to 6pm. Sponsorships available; “free” participants must bring a can of food or pair of used eyeglasses. For more information, contact Amparo Mendoza at (323) 712-3392.

Saturday, September 22
10am—The Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park will hold a Student Smart: PSAT Practice Test.
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.

2pm—The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library will screen the Ralph Lazo Story, a 30-minute film based on the true story of a 16-year-old, Mexican-Irish American high school student from LA who stood by his Japanese American friends when they were sent to internment camps during World War II. Ralph Lazo voluntarily lived at the Manzanar internment camp as the only non-Japanese (non-spouse), was drafted from the camp, and in later years continued to support his Japanese American friends in the fight for redress and reparations. The library is located at 318 S. Ramona Ave. in Monterey Park. For more information about the free program call (626) 307-1368.

Monday, Sept. 24
1pm— Wristbands Distribution Today Only for Free Care Harbor LA Clinic Sept. 27-30 at the LA Sports Arena.
Medical, dental and vision provided. Wristbands are your ticket to the clinic, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals choose the clinic day they want and get a wristband for that day. Wristbands are not removable without destroying them, so only the person who receives the wristband will be admitted. Wristbands will be given to caregiver or parent of young children, who must accompany the patient to the clinic. Only the patient will receive services. For more information, go to .

Tuesday, Sept. 25
6-8pm—Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) Hosts College Fair,
free to all high school students and their parents 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. Parking provided. For more information, call (626) 940-2000. Bosco Tech is located at 1151 San Gabriel Blvd. in Rosemead.

Wednesday, September 26
6:30pm—November Ballot Measures will be the topic of the East Los Angeles-Montebello Business and Professional Women (BPW) Club
meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel Restaurant, 888 Montebello Blvd., Rosemead. Networking starts at 6:30pm; dinner at 7pm. The program and dinner are open to all interested people. For more information, contact Linda Wilson at (626) 307-5650 or e-mail to

Conservation of Siqueiros América Tropical Public Programs Get Underway Sept. 27 with Gregorio Luke’s “Under the Stars,”
an outdoor multimedia show that looks at the life and work of Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros. The program is one of several free public events being presented by The Getty Conservation Institute, in partnership with the City of LA, and with the participation of Amigos de Siqueiros, to celebrate the conservation of Siqueiros’ mural América Tropical and the opening of the América Tropical Interpretive Center (ATIC) located at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. The presentation will take place at Father Serra Park and start at 7 p.m.; No reservations required. Bring a blanket/chair. El Pueblo is located on the corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Alameda Street, across the street from Union Station: 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA 90012. Take Metro to Union Station.

The nonprofit Montebello Lions Club will host a Food Truck Festival on Sept. 29 at the Montebello Senior Center. The event is from 4 to 9pm & includes entertainment and delicious food. The Montebello Senior Center is located at 115 S. Taylor Ave. Montebello. Trucks will be located in back of the Center. For more information, contact Chris Ohrmund at (909) 598-0554 or

Attend a free “family law “ session Sept. 29 at the Benjamin Franklin Library in East Los Angeles. A family lawyer will share information on: Divorce, Custody and Visitation Rights, Child Support, and Domestic Violence. The session will take place from 2 to 3:30pm. The library is located at 2200 East 1st St. L.A 90033. For more information, call (323) 263-6901.

On Oct. 6, the League of Women Voters Pasadena host “Are You In the Know?”, a free public forum to analyze California’s 11 November Ballot Measures. Event will include a lively discussion and debate. Forum will be held from 9:30am to noon at the Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. Lunch will follow 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

Plan Now to Attend Bridge to Health Free Community Health, Wellness & Safety Fair at Hollenbeck Park on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11am to 3pm. The Fair will offer free screenings and doctor consultations along with other activities. Receive a Body Fat Analysis, or cholesterol, dental, diabetes, hypertension and osteoporosis screenings. Enjoy Kids Zone, and more. Presented by USC University of California, White Memorial Medical Center in collaboration with Councilmember Jose Huizar, the YMCA, Consulado General de Mexico en Los Angeles, USC Good Neighbors Campaign and Rose Hills. Hollenbeck Park is located at 415 S. St. Louis St. LA 90033.

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