Community Calendar: February 7, 2013- February 13, 2013

By EGP News

Friday, February 8

4-8pm—Monterey Park Farmers’ Market in the Bruggemeyer Library Parking lot. This month show off cooking skills by submitting recipes using local seasonal fruits and vegetables at the “Neighborhood Recipe Swap.” One resident chosen each week to demo recipe at 5:30p.m.  Email recipes to The library is located at 318 S. Ramona Ave.

8pm—Vampire Film Festival at Casa 0101 in Boyle Heights will feature vampire horror films and a ghost tour of the notorious Linda Vista Hospital; runs through Feb. 10. Casa 0101 is located at 2102 E 1st St., LA 90033. For prices & more information, go to

Saturday, February 9

9am-1pm—Cash for College Workshop at Theodore Roosevelt High School. Get free one-on-one assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA forms. Rosevelt is located at 456 S Mathews St., LA

9am-3pm—Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup in Cudahy at Lugo 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. Lugo Park is located at 7810 Otis Street, Cudahy. 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

8-11:30pm—Free Pre-Grammy Party/Performance by Grammy nominated Quetzal and Los Cojolites at the Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights. Enjoy a night of Fandango Jarocho music and art at the Shul: 247 N. Breed St. LA 90033.For more information, go to

1-10pm—Rock Rose Gallery 2nd Saturday Truck Showcase in Highland Park, featuring local emerging & established artists: Fernando Barragan, Jorge Bernal Ricardo Rosas & works from Self Help Graphics & Arts. Rock Rose is located at 4108 N. Figueroa St., LA 90065.

Monday, February 11

6-9pm—Montebello’s Planning & Community Development Dept. meeting to kick-off the preparation of a Bicycle Lane Feasibility Study. Location: City Hall, Council chambers, 1600 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello. For more information, call (323) 887-1477.

6-8pm—Commerce City Council Candidates Forum presented by the Commerce Industrial Council and League of Woman Voters. Six candidates running for 3 seats in the March 5 General Municipal Election will participate: Incumbents Lilia R. Leon, Tina Baca Del Rio, and Ivan Altamirano and challengers Joanna Flores, Jaime Valencia & Art Gonzalez. Location: Commerce City Council Chambers, located at 2535 Commerce Way Commerce, CA 90040. For more information call (323) 722-4805.

7:30pm—LA Mayoral Candidate at Ramona Hall in Highland Park. Candidates confirmed: Eric Garcetti, Kevin James, Jan Perry & Emanuel A. Pleitez. Wendy Greuel invited. Patt Morrison is a Journalist, author, and radio-television personality will moderate. Free & open to the public. Ramona Hall is located at 4580 Figueroa St., LA 90065.

Tuesday, February 12th

12 Noon—Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce Meeting at the Hollenbeck Police Station (Community Room) 2111 E. First St., LA 90033.

Wed. February 13

8:30am—Public Hearing First Year of the 2010 Bicycle Plan. Location: Los Angeles River Center & Gardens – California Bldg. 570 W. Avenue 26, LA 90065.

Noon-1:30pm—Commerce Library Hosts Q & A with Social Security Rep on switch to electronic payments. If you are getting Social Security, VA or other federal benefits by paper check, you are required to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. Meet with a bilingual Social Security Representative to answer all your questions. Meeting will be held at the Senior Citizens Center: 2555 Commerce Way, Commerce 90040.  For more information, call (323) 722-6660.


“Human Trinity: Spirituality, Exercise and Wellness” is the topic for the East Los Angles-Montebello Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) meeting on Feb. 27 at the DoubleTree Hotel Restaurant, 888 Montebello Blvd., Rosemead (Networking starts at 6:30pm/Dinner 7pm). The program and dinner is open to all interested people. Call or e-mail Linda Wilson (626) 307-5650 or to make a reservation or for questions.

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