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Community Calendar: December 20- December 26

Today, Thursday, December 20

10am-4pm—“Skateboarding Expression Sessions” at Belvedere Park – Skate Park in East LA. The park is located at 4914 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. East LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 260-2360.

10am & 2:30pm—Christmas Celebration at Saybrook Park. Tiny Tots program is at 10am & afterschool program starts at 2:30pm. Park is located at 6250 Northside Dr. East L.A. 90022. For more information, call (323) 724-8546.

Friday, December 21

10am— “Seniors’  Visit from Santa” at Salazar Park. Celebrate the holiday with entertainment and fun. Park is located at 3864 Whittier Blvd. East LA, 90023. For more information, call (323) 260-2330.

Saturday, December 22

7am—Family Holiday & Fishing Derby at Belvedere Park Lake in East LA. Children fish for free. Children who do have fishing poles can borrow them, but a photo ID from an adult is required. The park is located at 4914 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. For more information, call (323) 260-2342.

Monday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

3-8pm—The 53rd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration – Holiday Show at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. More than 20 choirs, music ensembles and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of L.A. celebrate the season during this free three-hour extravaganza. Performers include: Las Cafeteras, an energetic Son Jarocho band from East LA that blends Mexican folk with Afro-Carribean rhythms; Mariachi Sol de Mexico, the first mariachi band to be nominated for a Latin Grammy; Pacifico Dance Company, presenting folklorico dance from the region of La Costa Chica; and Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble, weaving the ancient Aztec language of Nahuatl with Spanish in its choral presentation of a traditional Mexican Christmas song. Doors open at 2:30pm. Park free at the Music Center: 135 N. Grand Ave. LA 9001. For more information call (213) 972-3099 or visit www.holidaycelebration.org.

Wednesday, Dec.26

9:30am-5pm—Kidspace Children’s Museum 5th Annual Snow Days in Pasadena. Family winter festival offers crafts, science and 60 tons of snow for snow play. Continues daily through Dec. 30; different activities & themes each day. Admission for adults & children 1 year and older is $10; under one year and members are free. Kidspace is located at 480 North Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, 91103. For more information, go visit: www.kidspacemuseum.org.

Upcoming Events

Make Reservations Now for Stevens Steak & Seafood House’s New Years Eve Celebration! In addition to great dining, Stevens will offer up a night of great entertainment, featuring Orchestra Son Mayor with DJ Mike, Salsa & Bachata in the Ballroom, and Suave with DJ Zonik playing all the hits from the 50’s through today in the Lounge. Stevens is located at 5332 E. Stevens Place, Commerce, CA 90040. For more information, visit www.StevensSteakHouse.com or call (323) 723-9856.

L.A. Fire Dept. Sponsoring Free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in Boyle Heights: Starts Jan. 7 and runs through Feb. 18. The 7-week course provides information to help yourselves, family, and community during times of disaster. All citizens 18+ years old are invited. No experience necessary. For more details or to RSVP, email veradelpozo@yahoo.com.