Community Calendar: March 21, 2013- March 27, 2013

By EGP News

Friday, March 22

12:00 to 1:30 p.m.– Free Senior Scam Stopper Seminar  at the Commerce Senior Citizen Center. Learn how to protect yourself from fraud relating to home repair, insurance, finances, identity theft, Medicare, housing and more. Seniors, their families and caregivers as well as other stakeholders are welcome to attend. The seminar is presented by Senator Ron Calderon,  the Contractors State License Board and the Commerce Senior Citizens Center. The center is located at 2555 Commerce Way, Commerce, CA 90040. For more information call (323) 887-4430.

5:30-8:30pm—Immigration Educational Forum & Workshops Presented by the Southeast Leadership Network at Bell Gardens High School (Auditorium). U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard will update efforts in the Congress. Topics/workshops include Deferred Action, victims of crime (UVISA) & domestic abuse (VAWA), citizenship, financial aid for AB 540 students, etc. Bell Gardens High is located at 6119 Agra St. Bell Gardens 90201.

6-7pm—Evening with Cartoonist Lonnie Millsap at the Atlantic Branch Library in Commerce moderated by Award Winning Animator Jim Lujan and Artist/Cartoonist Jose Cabrera. Doors open at 5:30pm. Library is located at 2269 S. Atlantic Blvd., Commerce 90040. For more information, call (323) 780-1176.

Saturday, March 23

9am-3pm—Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup in Lynwood. 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. The Roundup will be held at the Intersection of Butler Avenue and Bellinger Street in Lynwood. For more information, call County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or  go to or the Sanitation Districts of LA County at 1 (800) 238-0172 or

9am-1pm—Montebello Lions Club Rummage Sale Scholarship Fundraiser at the Montebello Senior Center: 115 S. Taylor Ave. (back of bldg.) Proceeds benefit 12th grade students who live or attend school in Montebello. Donations for the sale will also be accepted at the same location on Friday, March 22 from 3:30 to 7:30pm. No large appliances or large pieces of furniture. For more information, call (909) 598-0554.

1pm—Citizenship Test Study Session at the Robert Louis Stevenson Library in East LA. Study with others preparing for the citizenship test in English and Spanish. Additional sessions will be held Mar. 30, Apr. 20, & May 4, at 1pm. Library is located at 803 Spence St. LA 90023. For more information, call (323) 268-4710.

5pm—53rd Annual Miss Commerce Pageant at the Commerce Casino. Pageant will be broadcast live on Commerce Municipal Cable Channel 3, 32 and at, where you can also get more information.

7:30pm—Free Screening of the Documentary “Ghost of the Third Reich,” about the descendants of the Nazis. Presented by the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California & the Breed Street Shul Project. Attendees must be at least high school aged, RSVPs recommended via email at The Shul is located at 247 N. Breed St., Boyle Heights 90033. For more information, call (323) 881-4850 or visit

Wednesday, March 27

7-8:45pm—Colorado Boulevard Bike Lane Community Town Hall Meeting at Occidental College to discuss and solicit feedback on proposed bike lanes under the 2010 City of Los Angeles Bike Plan. Meeting will be held in Norris Hall of Chemistry, Mosher #1, 1600 Campus Rd. LA 90041. For more information, contact Councilman Jose Huizar’s Northeast Office at (323) 254-5295 or email

11am—Child Passenger Safety Workshop at Barrio Action Youth and Family Center in El Sereno. Participants will learn how to properly use a car seat. Free car seats will be given to some pre-registered low-income participants. To pre-register or for more information, call (323) 221-0779. Barrio Action is located at 4927 Huntington Dr., LA 90032.

11:30am-1pm—East LA Chamber of Commerce Business Seminar Luncheon with LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey as the guest speaker. Lacey will speak on her vision for the DA’s office, white collar crime & workers comp fraud, identity theft. Lunch is $20 per member, $25 for non-members. Location: Tamayo Restaurant, 5300 E. Olympic Blvd. LA, 90022. For more information, call (323) 263-2005 or email

7:30pm—Special screening of  “Ghost of the Third Reich” at the Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights. The thought-provoking documentary documents the moving stories of descendants of the Nazis, who share a common desire to distance themselves from Nazi ideology & to liberate themselves from the guilt they bear seventy years later. Event is free, but donations encouraged. RSVP’s are recommended via email at: Recommended for High School age and older. For more information call (323) 881-4850 or visit The Shul is located at 247 N. Breed St. Boyle Heights 90033.

Upcoming Events

TELACU Community Capital (TCC) Free Health Care Seminar March 28 on recent change trends in Labor/ employment law and Workers Compensation of interest to managers, supervisors and business owners. Forum is from 9am to 12pm. Space is limited; light breakfast will be served. Location: TELACU Bldg, 4th Floor, 5400 E. Olympic Blvd. LA 90022.  To RSVP or for more information, contact Cristina Castanon by Mar. 27 at or (323) 587-6326.

Thursday Night Movies at the Robert Louis Stevenson Library kicks off March 28 at 5pm. Movies are free and appropriate for the whole family. Additional movies dates: Apr. 11, Apr. 35, May 9, all at 5 pm. Library is located at 803 Spence St. LA 90023. For more information, call (323) 268-4710.

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