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

By EGP News

Today, Thur. March 7

5:30-7:30pm—City of LA Scoping Meeting on Proposed Waste Collection Ordinance in East Los Angeles. Proposed ordinance would replace current municipal solid waste collection and handling services from a multi-vendor system to an exclusive citywide franchise system for large multi-family residential units, commercial, industrial, and institutional properties. Location: Lou Costello Recreation Center, 3141 E. Olympic Bl., LA 90023. For more information or to review the proposal, go to

Saturday, March 9

8-11am—Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) Second Annual Yurak Memorial 5K Run & Health Expo at Irwindale Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area. Proceeds benefit school’s sports programs. Registration: $35 per person/$30 each groups of 10 or more. Includes race fees, chip timing, finisher medal, commemorative t-shirt & goody bag. Pre-register at; same day registration available. Santa Fe Dam: 15501 E. Arrow Highway. For more information, call (626) 940-2101.

9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup in Pico Rivera. Residents can safely discard of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, old medications, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides; hypodermic needles, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and electronic waste (e-waste) such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos and cell phones. Drop off site: Sothern California Gas Co.,8101 Rosemead Blvd in Pico Rivera.. For more information, call LA County Dept. 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-2pm—AltaMed Health Services & CHIRLA Host Free Citizen Workshop in East LA.  Learn about the Naturalization process & get help with the application, fee waiver form, passport photo & document packaging. Free help to first 300 people in English & Spanish. AltaMed will provide information on changes to Healthy Family, health insurance enrollment assistance & AltaMed services. Location: AltaMed’s East LA PACE Center 5425 E. Pomona Blvd, LA 90022. For more information, call (888) 839-8682 or visit

10:30am-4:30pm—“When They Were Wild” Exhibit at the Huntington Library in San Marino. Exhibit features some 200 items -paintings, drawings, pressed flowers and more. Exhibit runs through June 10 at the Mary Lou and George Boone Gallery: 1151 Oxford Rd, in San Marino. For more information, including price of admission, call (626) 405-2100 or visit

2pm—Arroyo Seco Library Presents the UCLA Gluck String Quartet for an afternoon of music. All are welcome. Free admission. The library is located at 6145 N. Figueroa St. LA (Highland Park) 90042. For more information, call (323) 255-0537.

2-3pm—Montebello Library Presents Ahoy Matey Puppet Show starring Richard Woloski.  Enjoy a fun mix of pirate adventure, puppets, and comedy, with a little magic at the end. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd, Montebello, 90640. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.

Tuesday, March 12

3-7pm—Academia Avance Class of 2013 Presents The Taste of Highland Art festival at Old L.A. Farmers Market, on Avenue 58 between Figueroa & Marmion Way. Event includes a public art wall, food trucks & music, along with the regular farmers, prepared food vendors and crafters. For more information, contact Chad Bantner at (310) 621-5168.

6-7pm—Alzheimer Workshop at Bell Gardens Library. Are you worried about a loved one’s significant memory loss or changes in behavior? Attend an informative program conducted by the Alzheimer’s Association. Free, open to all. Library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. Bell Gardens, 90201. For more information, call (562) 927-1309.

Wednesday, March 13

4:30-5:30pm—City Terrace Library Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with kids stories & art activities. Library is located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. LA 90063. For more information, call  (323) 261-0295 or email .

5:30pm—Commerce Library Hosts Aaron Yazzie of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as part of Teen Tech Week. Yazzie will share his experience working on NASA’s Curiosity project. Learn about engineering and efforts to explore Mars. For more information, go to or call (323) 722-6660.


City Terrace Library Observes Teen Tech Week March 14 from 4:30 to 5:30pm. 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

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. Free event starts at 7pm. Library is located at 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale, 91205. For more information, call (818) 546-2042 or go to .

The Annual Teen Summit will be held on Sunday, March 16 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

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

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