Community Calendar: March 14, 2013- March 20, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thur. March 14

4:30-5:30pm—City Terrace Library Observes Teen Tech Week. Teens can learn about online safety, exchange ideas, and share experiences interacting with others online. Use Freegal to download 3 songs for free if you have a mobile device & a library card. Library is located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 261-0295 or email

7pm—Glendale Central Library Hosts March 14 Conversation with Hector Tobar, author of the award-winning novel Barbarian Nurseries. Author/columnist Gustavo Arellano will lead the discussion with the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, LA Times columnist and novelist. Library is located at 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale, 91205. For more information, call (818) 546-2042 or go to .

Friday, March 15

1-3pm—CA Mexican American Veterans’ Memorial Beautification & Enhancement Committee to meet at the Hollywood American Legion Post 43. The committee oversees the project to upgrade a major monument across from the State Capitol that is dedicated to Mexican American veterans. The meeting agenda includes a review of designs, fundraising, etc. Post 43 is located at 2035 N. Highland Ave., LA 90068. For more information, go to or call (916) 651-7750.

Saturday, March 16

9am-3pm—The Annual Teen Summit at City Terrace Park. LA Dept. of Parks and Recreation, AltaMed, AmeriCorps & Community HealthCorps, and the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act have partnered to bring teens important and useful information about opportunities to further their education, stay healthy, avoid bullying, so they can become role models in their communities. This event is free of charge. Park is located at 1126 N. Hazard Ave. LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 260-2371 or visit

10am-1pm—Free Family Play Day at Obregon Park. Family-fun activities, tips on healthy easting, health resources & info on how to prepare your baby for success in life. Free snacks & water, and much more. Presented by Best Start LA & First 5 LA. The park is located at 4021 E. First St., LA 90063. For more information, call Loerna Artiga at (213) 483-7834 or email

10am-2pm—WRD’s 6th Annual Groundwater Festival-The Treasure Beneath Our Feet. Learn about water, energy, conservation & the environment. Free games, prizes, food & more.  Festival will be held at Water Replenishment District: 4040 Paramount Blvd., LA 90712. Visit or call (562) 921-5521 for more information.

12 Noon-8pm—The Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 111’s 16th annual Feast of St. Joseph Table at St. Benedict Church in Montebello & again on Sun.  March 17 from 10am to 8pm in the Parish Hall: 1022 W. Cleveland Ave. Montebello. All our welcome. Free pasta meal to everyone on both days. For information, call Frank Salomone at (323) 888-2074.

2-3pm—Aztec Stories: Traditional Music Performance at the East L.A. Library. HeraldaAztec Stories’ free presentation explores the history, language, philosophy, arts, ceremonies, and traditions of ancient Mexika/Aztecs through music & poetry. All ages welcome. The library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155.

6pm-8pm—Expulsion: Boyle Heights featuring the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre and Danza Floricanto/USA in a live, outdoor, site specific performance. Empty lot across from Mariachi Plaza-101 S. Boyle Ave-has been converted to a 3-story stage for the free performance. Donations suggested: $10. For more information, go to

March 16 & 17—St. Joseph Table: “Fiesta Di San Giuseppe” at Resurrection Parish Hall in East Los Angeles. Traditional St. Joseph table to benefit the needy. All are welcome tp enjoy a Free Spaghetti Dinner. Sat. program starts with Mass & Table blessing at 9:30 am; spaghetti served until 6pm. Sunday: free spaghetti dinner from 9am to 7pm. Other great Italian foods & Special Easter Boutique both days. Resurrection is located at 3340 Opal St. LA 90023. For more information, call 323) 268-1141.

Tuesday, March 19

1-5pm—Have Old Photos of East LA? Help create an online collection of East Los Angeles history by sharing your photos taken before 1980 at photo sharing days. Receive a free County of Los Angeles Public Library USB drive with your scanned images for participating. Event will repeat Wednesday, from 3 to 7pm.  Library is located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr., LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 261-0295.

4-5pm—Last Days of the Dinosaurs at Anthony Quinn Library. Richard Wade presents an interactive show about dinosaurs-how they lived and died. See real fossils, a meteorite, a full-sized model of a Tyrannosaurus skull, a seven-ft Brachiosaurus thighbone and other amazing objects! Library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 264-7715.


3rd Annual Lummis Day Film Night will be held March 23 at the Highland Park Ebell Club. Event will focus of “coming of age on L.A.’s Eastside,” and will include the documentary “Chicano Rock: The Sounds of East Los Angeles,” and excerpts from “Lola’s Love Shack,” the new comedy from Patrick Perez. Both films will be introduced by their directors. Film Night Starts at 7pm. Ebell Club is located at 131 Ave 57. Tickets available at Galco’s & Antigua Coffee House in Highland Park, by calling (818) 535-9178 or going .

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