Community Calendar: September 27, 2012 to October 3

By EGP News Service

Saturday, Sept. 29
9am-5pm—1st Annual Keeping Boyle Heights Clean Up Day sponsored by the Melissa Lives Foundation.
Take part in full day of cleaning, education and fun-Clean-up begins at Mariachi Plaza (Corner of Boyle / 1st St.). For more information, visit facebook/melissalives2012 or www.infocusmarketinginc.com .

10am-2pm—U.S. Humane Society Offers Boyle Heights Residents Free Dog and Cat Rabbies Vaccinations and Pet Food. Location: Hollenbeck Park (415 S. St. Louis St. LA 90033) near the picnic tables. No RSVP required, but animals should be on a leash or in a pet carrier, or keep animal in vehicle with window down until approached by a “greeter.” For more information, call1-888-837-3193.

10am-5pm— LA County Dept. of Animal Care and Control Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Adoption Day Event at 6 County Care Centers. Adopt a dog or cat for $19.37. Enjoy Animal Control dispalys, music & refreshments. Laker Girls at Downey & Carson centers from noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information and locations, visit http://www.facebook.com/CountyofLosAngelesAnimalCare.

11am-Noon—Descanso Gardens Presents Fall Organic Vegetable Gardening classroon lecture & garden talk led by Native Horticulturist Rachel Young. Free for members/ $10 nonmembers. Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, near the interchange of the 2 and 210 freeways. For information, visit www.descansogardens.org.

2-3:30pm—Free “family law” at the Benjamin Franklin Library in East L.A. A family lawyer will share information on: Divorce, Custody and Visitation Rights, Child Support, and Domestic Violence. The library is located at 2200 East 1st St. L.A 90033. For more information, call (323) 263-6901.

4-9pm—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 ohrmu@aol.com.

6-9pm—Opening Reception for “L.A. Skin & Ink,” an exhibition of Los Angeles’ unique tattoo cultures and movements of the last 60 years at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Runs through Jan. 6, 2013. The museum is located at 5814 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036. Admission: $7 for adults; $5 for students, seniors, and veterans; free for CAFAM members. Free admission for all the first Wednesday of every month. For more information, call (323) 937-4230 or visit www.cafam.org.

Monday, Oct. 1
6pm—East L.A. Library Hosts Free Family Flamenco Dance Program.
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. An introductory castanet lesson will be offered to those interested afterward. Susana Elena, 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 2
4-7pm—East LA: Deferred Action Forum presented by the Los Angeles Immigrant Youth Coalition at Esteban E. Torres High School.
Youth & attorneys will facilitate workshops on “deferred action” applications for work permits and stopping deportations. School is located at 4211 Dozier St., L.A. 90063. For more information call Yoana Pena (323) 928-1827 or email yoana@theiyc.org, Cristina Patricio cpatricio@laep.org or visit www.theiyc.org .

6-7:30pm—U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra’s Office Hosts U.S. Military Academy Information Session. Open to local area students and their families to help them learn more about military service academies and how to navigate the application process. Location: 1910 W. Sunset Blvd. – Third Floor Conference Room-LA 90026. RSVP by contacting Brenda Vargas at (213) 483-1425.

6-9pm—Candidates Forum with people running for a seat on the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council at Franklin High School, in the school cafeteria. Candidates must be a local stakeholder: live, own property or work in Highland Park. Franklin High School is located at 820 N. Ave. 54, LA 90042. The election will be held Oct. 13 at the Highland Park Senior Center.

Wednesday, Oct. 3
4:30-9pm—L.A. Cash for College Family Night at the College and Career Convention.
Open to middle and high school students & parents interested in learning more about choosing and paying for college; college campus life; accessing financial aid regardless of immigration status; California Dream Act & Federal Deferred Acton Program. Event will be held at the LA Convention Center, South Hall: 1201 S. Figueroa St. LA 90015. Free admission/parking at Convention Center $12. Get a free ride at one of these locations (call for schedule): Chinatown Service Center: 727 N. Broadway, downtown LA. (213) 972-8840; El Centro de Ayuda, 3467 Whittier Blvd. LA 90023, (323) 265-9228. For more information, visit www.lacashforcollege.org.

Upcoming
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. 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.

Grand Opening of L.A. County’s Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles takes place Oct. 6. The four-block urban green space, running from the L.A. Music Center to L.A. City Hall, will come alive with music & dance, and international aerial movement pioneer Bandaloop, performing a large-scale vertical dance suspended hundreds of feet high on the exterior of City Hall to open the final section of the park. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. on the Music Center Plaza, and continue through 10:30 p.m. Event is free and open to the public. For a complete schedule & more information, visit http://www.grandparkla.org.

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