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Community Calendar Nov. 29-Dec.5: Upcoming Events

Metro will hold a community meeting on the Eastside Transit-Oriented Development on Thur., Dec. 6 to discuss status of Metro-owned sites at: Cesar Chavez & Soto; First & Lorena; Mariachi Plaza and First & Soto. Translation services provided upon request. For more information, call (213) 922-1208.

NELAart Short Film Series Dec. 6 with “Career Day” at the Highland Park Theatre. Rich in subtext, with insight far beyond the simple story, Career Day was a favorite at the Rincon International, HBO International Latino, Holly Shorts, and DC Shorts Film Festivals. A discussion with the filmmakers follows screening. Tickets are $10. Theatre is located at 5604 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042. For more information, go to www.nelaart.org or email film@nelaart.org.

Avenue 50 Studio’s 8” x 8” Square Benefit Art Auction will be held Dec. 8, 7-10pm in the Annex Galley: 131 N. Ave. 50, Los Angeles (Highland Park) 90042. Event will include wine, refreshments and a silent auction, featuring the works of several talented artists. Phone and email bids accepted, contact Kathy Gallegos at (323) 258-1435 or ave50studio@sbcglobal.net. A portion of the proceeds will go toward renovation and to the artists. For a list of participating artists, go to www.avenue50studio.com

The Montebello Library’s last Teen Bingo for Books program is Sat., Dec. 8 at 2pm. On Thursday Dec. 13 at 4pm, library hosts a teen art program where they will make “SMART” Book Bags; give as a gift or keep for yourself. The library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, 90640. For more information, call (323) 722-6551 and ask for Beth.

Forest Lawn Glendale Celebrates the Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe/La Fiesta de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe on Dec. 9, 2-4pm in the Hall of Crucifixion-Resurrection. This religious celebration will include music, refreshments & much more. Forest Lawn Glendale is located at 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale 91205. Fore more information, call 800-204-3131 or visit ForestLawn.com.

New Date—Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will be held on the eve of her Feast Day, Dec. 11 starting at 8pm, culminating with a midnight Mass at 12 am on 12-12-12. The festivities include Aztec dancers paying homage to the Blessed Mother; a concert by the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra & the Cathedral Spanish Choir. At 11pm. Mariachi Los Reyes & the Cathedral Spanish Choir serenade the Virgin and sing “Las Mañanitas.” Festivities will conclude with a midnight Mass celebrated by Archbishop José Gomez.

The Anthony Quinn Library present LA Opera Talks: A Kid’s Introduction to Opera on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 4:00 p.m. The interactive program introduces the exciting world of opera to school-age children, teens, and their parents. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. The library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 264-7715.

Homeboy Industries Celebrates the Season With Annual 5K Fundraising Run – Dec. 15, at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. Registered participants receive 2012 Homeboy Industries 5K Run/Walk t-shirt, goodie bag, and more. Run starts at 8am. Cost: $40 adults/$20 children. For more information, go to www.homeboyindustries.org .