Community Calendar: October 11, 2012 to October 17, 2012

By EGP News Report

Today, Thursday, October 11
5pm—City of Commerce Hosts “Suicide Prevention” Presentation by the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Suicide Prevention Center in the Emergency Operations Center Meeting Room, 2535 Commerce Way. No registration is required. For more information, call the Community Services Dept at (323) 887-4460.

6:30pm—First of Four Commerce Mayor’s State of the City addresses takes place at Bristow Park: 1466 S. McDonnell Ave. Mayor Lilia Leon will discuss the state of the city and city plans for progress and growth. Public is encouraged to attend and use the opportunity to voice their concerns and ask city officials and staff questions. Additional addresses will be held at 6:30 pm on Oct. 17 at the Ruben C. Batres Community Center, 4725 Astor Ave.; Oct. 18 Commerce Senior Center, 2555 Commerce Way; & Oct. 25 in the Veterans Park meeting room, 6364 Zindell Ave. For more information, call (323) 887-4447.

Saturday, October 13
11-am-3pm—Bridge to Health Free Community Health, Wellness & Safety Fair at Hollenbeck Park 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. 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. Hollenbeck Park is located at 415 S. St. Louis St. LA 90033.

9am-4pm—Shake, Rattle & Roll at the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council ‘s Earthquake & Disaster Survival Drill and Fair. Learn what it takes for your neighborhood to survive a major earthquake disaster: It’s takes more than just knowing to Drop, Cover and Hold On! Two Ways to participate: 1. Meet at 9am at the Montecito Heights Recreation Center and learn survival skills as you watch your neighbors conduct search, rescue & evacuation drills; 2. From 9am to 4pm, gather family & friends to take part in an online interactive disaster survival scenario. Survival Fair takes place from 11am to 2pm at Sycamore Grove Park and will include games, prizes, food, music, disaster survival supplies, emergency vehicles, and more.

5-9pm—Eagle Rock Oktoberfest at the Solheim Lutheran Home in Eagle Rock, with live music by Bavarian Stew and more. Advanced tickets are $10/$15 at the door: food & drink tickets purchased separately. Solheim is located at 2236 Merton Ave. LA 90041. For more information, visit or call (323) 257-7519.

Sunday, October 14
11am—First Congregational Church of Los Angeles to Host “Blessing of the Animals” following Sunday service in the forecourt of the church. The public is invited to acknowledge that importance of a beloved pet with a special blessing: each animal will receive a certificate of their blessing. First Congregational Church is located at 540 S. Commonwealth Ave, LA 90020. For more information visit: or call (213) 355-5235.
Tuesday, October 16

6pm—Folksongs at the East Los Angeles Library with singers Jim McAuley and Mary MacQueen, performing a delightful program of international folksongs. The program is free. The library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155 or visit the web site at

Proyecto Pastoral will hold Heart of the Community 9th Annual Benefit Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 18. For sponsorship and ticket information, contact Fatima Djelman at or call (323) 881-0018.

City of Commerce’s Annual Halloween Decorations Contest gets Underway. Open to all residents. Commerce’s Beautification Committee is searching for the most original, creative, and spookiest Halloween decorated homes. One winner will be selected from city’s 4 neighborhoods: Rosewood Park, Bandini Park, Veterans Park and Bristow Park.  Winners will receive a $75 gift certificate. Applications are being delivered to all Commerce homes and are available at City Hall. Applications must be received at City Hall by 6pm on Oct. 22. Judging takes place Oct. 24. For more information, call Liz Garcia at (323) 722-4805 ext. 2812.

Upcoming Events
Celebrate Rio Hondo College’s 50th Anniversary at “Rio Fest” on Oct. 20, from 3 to 9pm on the Soccer Field. Event will feature music and interactive games (3-6:30 p.m.) Food will be available for purchase from 14 of L.A.’s best food trucks. Tickets are $5 in advance; $10 day of event; children 6-11 $5; five & under free. For more information, go to . 

Free Flu shots at the Arroyo Vista Family Health Center in Highland Park on Oct. 25 from 8am to 12 Noon to anyone over the age of 6 months. No appointment is necessary; but supplies are limited so come early. Arroyo Vista is located at 6000 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042. For more information, call (323) 987-2007 or (323) 987-2028.

Hathaway – Sycamores Annual Harvest Festival will take place Oct. 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Enjoy a night full of fun & games, storytelling, dance & music performances, arts & crafts and more. Take part in the costume parade, win prizes. The e Center is located at 840 N. Ave. 66 LA (Highland Park) 90042. For more information, contact Andi Sica at (626)395-7100 x2516.

Monterey Park will hold an E-waste recycling event on Sat., Oct. 27 from 9am to 3pm at the Barnes Park Service Clubhouse. Residents can get rid of old computers and electronics responsibly and conveniently ? without getting out of their car. Workers will safely unload electronic waste from automobiles as they arrive at the clubhouse parking area. Barns Park Clubhouse is located at 440 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park, 91754. For questions on what can be brought to the event call 909-467-4800 or visit

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