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Community Calendar: Jan. 10- Jan. 15

Today, Thursday, January 10

6-7:50pm—Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council Transportation & Environment Committee Meeting at the Benjamin Franklin Library: 2200 E. 1st St., LA 90033. Open to the public. Topics will include discussion of new bylaws; business assessment conducted by VEDC; possible action for parking enforcement improvement to make the shopping districts more inviting and customer friendly. For more information, visit Boyleheightsnc.net.

Friday, January 11

10am-Noon—NELA Leadership Meeting at Esmirma Pentecostal Church: 5414 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park 90042. All LA Mayoral candidates have been invited. For more information, call Pastor Randy Carrillo at (626) 421-9103.

Saturday, January 12

9am-3pm—Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup in Bell Gardens at John Anson Ford Park. 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. Event will take place in Park Swimming Pool parking lot: 7800 block of Scout Ave. in Bell Gardens. For more information, call County of LA Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to www.888CleanLA.com, contact LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.

1-4pm—Club Victoria Hosted Dance at Ruben Salazar Park in unincorporated East LA.  The park is located at 3864 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles 90023. For more information, call (323)260-2330.

2pm—Montebello Library presents Barry Rothstein, author of “Eye-Popping 3-D Pets” and “Eye-Popping 3-D Bugs.” He will present amazing 3-D images and show you how to make them for yourself. Admission is free. Program is for teens and adults. The library is located at 1550 W.  Beverly Blvd., Montebello, 90640. For more information, call Beth Krupsaw at (323) 722-6551.

Sunday, January 13

3pm—Free CalStateLA Symphony Orchestra Concert with Olympia Youth Orchestra, featuring violinist Kerson Leong and cellist Stanley Leong performing Brahms Double Concerto for violin & cello. Concert will be held at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse: 320 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel. For more information, contact Fung Ho via email at Fungho1vln@sbcglobal.net or at (626)242-3579.

Monday, January 14

4-6pm—Bell Gardens Youth: Learn to Make Candles at Veterans Park in the Arts & Crafts Room. Learn how to scent and decorate candle from scratch. Once you are done, take it home to show-off. Space is limited so hurry & sign up in the Arts & Crafts Room: 6662 Loveland St. Open to ages 7-14; $2 per person. For more information, call (562) 806-7654 or email rveloz@bellgardens.org.

7pm—Author and local historian, Charles Fisher, will be showcasing his collection of books about the Southwest by and about Charles Fletcher Lummis. The presentation will be held at Hathaway-Sycamores in the preschool room: 840 N. Ave. 66, LA 90042.

Tuesday, January 15

6:30-8:30pm—LA City Council District 1 Candidates Forum at Franklin High School in Highland Park. The forum will focus on policy and quality of life issues impacting Highland Park residents and businesses. Forum is hosted by the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, Highland Park Chamber of Commerce and Highland Park Heritage Trust. Location: School cafeteria, located at 820 N. Ave 54, Los Angeles.

6:30-8:30pm—LAUSD School Board District 2 Candidates Forum at the Boyle Heights Senior Center: 2839 E. Third St., LA 90023. All candidates who have qualified for the March ballot are invited to participate. For more information, go to http://bhnc.net