Community Calendar December 13, 2012-December 19, 2012


Today, Thursday, December 13

2-6pm—Register for Friday Dec. 14 Holiday Craft Making Workshop at Bell Gardens Veterans Park: 666 Loveland St. Make some decorations, ornaments and cards too, and enjoy hot cocoa with cookies. Ages 7-14-$2 fee. For more information, call (562) 806-7654.
Friday, December 14

8pm—Bilingual Foundation of the Arts Presents Christmas Classic “Too Many Tamales.” Shows in English & Spanish. Based on a short story by Gary Soto, the play is about family, holiday traditions and multi-generations. Showtimes: Fri. 8pm, Sat, 12pm & 3pm and Sun. 3pm. Tickets: Children 12 and under $13; 13 & older $15. Runs through Dec. 23. For more info, go to

8pm—Tony-award winning “In the Heights” continues run at Casa 0101 in Boyle Heights at 2102 E. 1st. St., LA 90033. Performances through Dec. 22, Fri & Sat, 8pm; Sun. 2 & 7pm. Casa 0101 is located at 2102 E. 1st. St, LA 90033. Price: $35 – $55 (students, seniors and children $25 with I.D.) For more info,

Saturday, December 15

8am—Homeboy Industries Celebrates the Season With Annual 5K Fundraising Run –at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. Registered participants receive 2012 Homeboy Industries 5K Run/Walk t-shirt, goodie bag, and more. Includes Homeboy Marketplace, entertainment and community booths. Donations help fund organization’s free programs and services.  Cost: $40 adults/$20 children. For more information, go to .

9am-3pm—Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup at East Los Angeles College. 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. Location: ELAC Stadium Parking Lot, Bleakwood & Floral Drive in Monterey Park. For more information, call County of LA Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to, contact LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or

10am—“Esperanza Senior Club Annual Holiday Dinner” at City Terrace Park:1126 N. Hazard Ave. East Los Angeles, 90063. For more information, call (323) 260-2371.

10am—Annual Doctor’s Hospital Toy Give-away at Salazar Park: 3864 Whittier Blvd. LA 90023. For more information, call (323) 269-4268.

10am-3pm—Commerce Children’s Holiday Faire & Santa’s Sweet Shop at Veterans Park: 6364 Zindell Ave. Commerce, 90040. Faire features children’s crafts & games and a visit from Santa. Free admission. For more information, call (562) 927-1515.

11am-8:30pm—Day one of “East L.A. On Ice” – Ice Skating Rink & Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the East Los Angeles Civic Center: includes musical concert, face painting, artwalk boutique, food, and a Winter Wonderland with snow-kids ice-skate for free. Continues Sunday.  The ELA Civic Center is located at 4801 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. Co-hosted by the East LA Chamber, Sup. Gloria Molina, and LA County Parks & Recreation Department. Sponsorship opportunities available, contact Yvonne Chavez at: (323) 423-6621 or

Noon-4pm—Montebello Winter Wonderland Street Faire at Montebello City Park. Free Admission. Enjoy snow slide, train & pony rides, moon bounce & holiday snacks. Park is located at       1300 W. Whittier Blvd. For more information, call (323) 887-4540.

2:30-3:30pm—Christmas Fantasy with Alina Mendez at the City Terrace Library. Families welcome at special program featuring dancer, choreographer, musician and storyteller Alina Mendez. The Library is located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr., LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 261-0295.

3pm—Free Sword Fighting Demonstration at Benjamin Franklin Library. See a live demonstration of sword fighting with the professional stunt team from Tigertainment Studios. Learn about the history of swords, weaponry, and how fights are safely staged. Library is located at 2200 E. 1st St., LA 90033. For more information, call (323) 263-6901.

5:30-7:30pm—Highland Park Tree Lighting Community Event featuring arts & crafts for the kids, great food, drinks and Christmas carolers. Event will be held in the parking lot behind Las Cazuelas Restaurant: 5707 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042.

Sunday, December 16

Noon-4pm—Recycle Resources Cold Weather Clothing Drive for the Homeless. All donations are tax deductible. Most needed items, new or used: jackets, jeans, T-shirts, shoes, socks, underwear, blankets & sleeping bags, bus tokens, new hygiene items. Drop off at Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Blvd., LA 90041. For more information, call (323) 697-0001.

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