Today, Thursday, December 6
1-4pm—Eastside Eddie Heredia Boxing Club Competition, featuring amateur youth and adult boxing. Boxers must be registered with USA Boxing Federation and arrive at 8am for weigh-ins. The Club is located at 5127 East Olympic Blvd. in East LA, 90022. Admission is free for children under 12, $3 for youth ages 12 to 17, and $5 for adults. For more information call (323) 267-2413.
6-7:30pm—Metro will host a community meeting on the Eastside Transit-Oriented Development to discuss status of Metro-owned sites at: Cesar Chavez & Soto; First & Lorena; Mariachi Plaza and First & Soto. Translation services provided upon request. The meeting will take place at the Boyle Heights Senior Center, located at 2839 E 3rd St., LA 90022. For more information, call (213) 922-1208.
5:30-8pm—Building Healthy Communities: Join Boyle Heights Collaborative discussion about the health of the community, individuals, and families. Location: Mendez Learning Center, 1200 Plaza del Sol, LA 90033. For more information, visit http://www.mycalconnect.org/boyleheights or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5:30-7:30pm—Boyle Heights Air Quality Meeting will focus on the 2010 Clean Communities Plan to help identify air quality issues in their neighborhoods. Location: Salesian High School, 960 South Soto St., LA 90023. RSVP with South Coast Air Quality Management District by calling (909) 396-3109.
7pm—NELAart Short Film Series Presents “Career Day” at the Highland Park Theatre. Career Day was a favorite at several 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 email@example.com.
Friday, December 7
7-8pm—41st Annual Children’s Olde Fashioned Christmas at Eagle Rock City Hall: 2035 Colorado Blvd (at Maywood). Features Christmas tree lighting, Eagle Rock High School Youth Choir, P.G. Dance Art, Eagle Rock Dancers and Santa. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (323) 257-2197.
8pm—ELAC’s Award-winning Let’s Dance Company holds seventh Repertoire Dance Concerts today and Dec. 8 in the S2 Recital Hall of ELAC’s Performing and Fine Arts Complex. General admission is $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (323) 265-8740.
Saturday, December 8
9am-12:30pm—The Partnership for LA Schools’ monthly Boyle Heights Parent College Program meets. Free childcare and breakfast will be provided. Location: Hollenbeck Middle School, 2510 E. 6th St., LA 90023. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (213) 201-2000 X 234.
2-4pm—Bell Gardens Library Hosts the Franklin Haynes Marionettes for a performance of “Frosty’s Magic Hat” puppet show. Includes a children’s art activity. The library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave., Bell Gardens, 90201. For more information, call (562) 927-1309.
Sunday, December 9
11am-2pm—9th Annual Lincoln Heights Holiday Parade & Festival kicks off at Lincoln Park Ave. & N. Broadway, travels down N. Broadway and ends at Avenue 24. A festival in the parking lot of Bank of America (2400 N. Broadway) follows, and includes free snow sleigh rides, photos with Santa, letters to Santa, pizza and refreshments. For more information call (213) 485-0763.
2-4pm—Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration at Forest Lawn–Glendale. The free religious event will include music and refreshments in Forest Lawn-Glendale’s beautiful Hall of Crucifixion – Resurrection: 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale 91205. Music and refreshments For more information, call 800-204-3131 or go to www.ForestLawn.com .
Tuesday, Dec. 11
4pm—The Anthony Quinn Library present LA Opera Talks: A Kid’s Introduction to Opera. The interactive program introduces the exciting world of opera to school-age children, teens, and their parents. Admission is free. The library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 264-7715.
6-8pm—Traditional Las Posadas Celebration at the East LA Library. Experience Las Posadas, a walk with traditional singing that ends in a celebration. Free event. East Los Angeles Library: 4837 E. 3rd St., LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155 or email email@example.com
8pm—Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will be held on the eve of her Feast Day and ends 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. For more information, call (213) 680-5200.