Community Calendar: September 6, 2012 to September 12, 2012

By EGP News Report

Sunday, Sept. 9, 10:30am—81st Annual Los Angeles Mexican Independence Parade presented by Comité Mexicano Cívico Patriótico. The parade begins on Cesar Chavez & Mednik avenues in East Los Angeles, travels west ends at Cesar Chavez and Gage. Mexican Singer Graciela Beltrán will be the Grand Marshall. A festival will follow on Mednick Avenue. For more information call (323) 587-6177.

Today, Thursday Sept. 6
11am—Grand Opening of Boyle Hotel. Join the East Los Angeles Community Corporation and Councilmember Jose Huizar
for the grand opening celebration of this historic site in Boyle Heights. The hotel is located at 1st and Boyle Ave. For more information, call ELACC at (323) 269-4214.

Friday, Sept. 7
5pm—Deadline to apply for White Memorial Medical Center internship.
Applicants must be a resident of East Los Angeles, 16-25 years old, authorized to work in the U.S., and must be able to work one of the following shifts: Monday-Wednesday 9am-2pm or 2-6pm, or Thursday-Saturday, same times. Interested applicants must email Piedad Morales at before deadline to be eligible. Space is limited.

Saturday, Sept. 8
7am-1pm—Monterey Park Community Garage Sale at Barnes Park.
Clear out your garages, closets, and storage spaces and come sell your items. Sellers must provide their own tables and chairs. Free spaces to Monterey Park residents; $10 non-residents. First-come, first-choice, no reservations required. Park is located at 350 S. McPherrin Ave. For more information, call (626) 307-1388.

9am-3pm—Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup in Alhambra. Los Angeles County residents can safely discard of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles, universal waste including household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and electronic waste (e-waste) such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones. The Roundup will be held at the County of L.A. Dept. of Public Works Headquarters: 900 S. Freemont Ave., Alhambra, CA. For more information, call County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to or the Sanitation Districts of LA County at 1 (800) 238-0172 or LA

10am-1pm—Adult Health Fair. Hosted by the Arroyo Vista Family Health Center, participants can check their blood pressure, receive an eye exam, and more. Additional services include: Healthy Education Exhibits; Free Healthy Eating Recipe Goodie Bag; Voter Registration Assistance; Family Health Review. Arroyo Vista is located at 6000 N. Figueroa St. L.A. (Highland Park), 90042. For more information, contact Irene or Julio at (323) 987-2000.

10am-1pm—Recycled Resources Outreach Event. Participants will learn basic training on mental illness, the homeless population in Los Angeles, substance abuse, communication and more to help reach out to the homeless population in Highland Park, El Sereno, Glassell Park, and South Pasadena. Event located at 715 Nolden St. For more information call (323) 697-0001.

11am-8pm—4th Annual Taste of East LA at the East Los Angeles Civic Center. The family-friendly event features 18 if the best restaurants in East LA, live bands, mariachis, DJ’s and more and is hosted by the East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Taste Passports are $20 for 20 Taste Coupons. For more information, call (323) 578-0513 or email

6pm—Miss Bell Gardens 2012. Tickets are $5 and available for purchase at the Recreation and Community Service Office at 8000 Park Lane. Contest is at The Bicycle Casino: 7301 Eastern Ave, Bell Gardens. For more information call (562) 806-7650.

Wednesday, Sept. 12
6pm—Deadline: 2012 Latino Heritage Month Poster Competition for LA County students in grades K-12.
Theme: “Celebrating the Latino dream, accomplishments and legacy.” Artwork must depict an individual who had made difference in their field & has paved the way for future generations. For complete guidelines, visit or call (213) 202-5545.

6-8pm—Homeowner Bill of Rights Town Hall Meeting at the Whittier Community Center. Hosted by Assembly Majority Leader Charles Calderon. Get up-to-date information on new legislation that could save homes from foreclosure. For more information and to RSVP, call (562) 692-5858.

6:30-8:30pm—6th St. Bridge Replacement Project Community Meeting. Attend the first of a series of meetings hosted by Councilmember Huizar and City of Los Angeles project team where three design firms will present their concepts for the bridge. Location: Puente Learning Center, 501 S. Boyle Ave. For more information and to RSVP, visit

10am-12pm—Latino Heritage Month City of Los Angeles Celebration. Plaza de la Raza students will perform at this kickoff event for the City of Los Angeles’s Latino Heritage Month Celebration. The festivities LA City Hall: 200 North Spring St. For more information call Plaza de la Raza at (323) 223-2475.

Monterey Park Bruggermeyer Library Foundation Presents Fabulous Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies Dinner Gala Dinner Dance on Sept. 14,
6pm. 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.

Annual Commerce to College Fair will be held Sept. 15 from 10am-2pm. 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.

SR 710 Extension Study Community Meeting on Sept. 19, 6:30-8pm 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.

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