Community Calendar: April 11, 2013- April 17, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thur. April 11

4-5pm—Learn to Knit at the Lincoln Heights Library. Work on knitting projects with the Knitting Club. Some needles and yarn provided. Fun for adults of all ages. Library is located at 2530 Workman St., LA 90031. For more information, call (323) 226-1692.

Saturday, April 13

1pm—Free Weekly Tour and Lecture on Small Sampling of Southwest Museum Collection in the museum’s Lower Lobby. Behind the Scene Tours starts at 1pm. Lecture: “A Brief History of Pueblo Indian Pottery” by Bill Mercer at 2pm. The Southwest is located at 234 Museum Dr. LA 90065. Take the Metro Gold Line, Southwest Museum stop. For more information, go to http://theautry.org/

2pm—Ethnicity and Community In Early Los Angeles Lecture at the Homestead Museum with historian and author Scott Zesch. Museum is located at 15415 E. Don Julian Rd., City of Industry 91745. Free admission & parking. For more information, call (626) 968-849 or visit homesteadmuseum.org.

2-3pm—Free Adult Citizenship Class/Clases de ciudadanía gratis at the Vernon – Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Library. Class taught by an instructor from CARECEN-immigration rights group. The library is located at 4504 S. Central Ave, LA 90011. For more information, call (323) 234-9106.

Sunday, April 14

11am-4pm—Annual L.A. Heritage Day at Olvera Street-El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument in downtown L.A. Free tours, kids’ activities, presentations, giveaways, food, classic cars & more. El Pueblo is L.A’s birthplace, founded in 1781. Tour Olvera Street, Avila Adobe, Chinese American Museum, Plaza Firehouse Museum & the newly opened América Tropical Interpretive Center. Learn about the region’s Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, African immigrants & indigenous people. Take Metro to Union Station & just cross the street. For more information, go to http://elpueblo.lacity.org/ or laheritage.blogspot.com.

Monday, April 15

6-8pm—Introduction to Quilting/Introducción de Acolchado every Monday at the Benjamin Franklin Library. Learn how to quilt. Sign up in advance & get a list of recommended supplies. The library is located at 2200 W. 1st St., LA 90033. For more information, call (323) 263-6901.

Tuesday, April 16

4pm—Arts & Crafts for Kids at the Robert L. Stevenson Library: 803 Spence St. LA 90023. Free admission. For more information, call (323) 268-4710.

Wednesday, April 17

5:30 pm— East Area Community Town Hall Meeting Hosted by LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the PUENE Learning Center: 501 S. Boyle Ave. LA 90033.  To RSVP call (213) 922-9777.

6-8pm—Adult Literacy Open House at the Benjamin Franklin Library. Do you know how to read? If you have two hours a week, you can teach –and empower– another adult with this essential skill. Find out what it takes to become a volunteer. The library is located at 2200 W. 1st St., LA 90033. For more information, call (323) 263-6901.

7:30-10pm—Garvey Ranch Park Observatory Program in Monterey Park. Free Telescope-making classes and seasonal astronomy classes are available during operating hours. Location: 781 S. Orange Ave. Call (213) 673-7355 for further information.

Upcoming

April 18-20—Children’s Health Fair 2013 Sponsored by Arroyo Vista Family Health Center on April 18 in El Sereno (4815 E. Valley Blvd., LA 90032), April 19 in Lincoln Heights (2411 N. Broadway, LA 90031) & April 20 in Highland Park (6000 N. Figueroa St, LA 90042). Free health screenings will be provided for children & adults. Services include: dental, vision, blood pressure, podiatry, hearing & Family Health Review screenings. Health Fair will include educational health exhibits and more. For more information, contact the Community Outreach Department at (323) 987-2028 or (323) 987-2007.

Road Map to High School College Prep Workshop for Middle School Students & Parents on Apr. 18 at the Robert Louis Stevenson Library. Learn about grade point averages, honor and AP classes, the College A-G requirements & which extra-curricular activities to consider while in high school. Workshops starts at 4pm. The library is located at 803 Spence St. For more information, call (323) 268-4710.

Partnership for LA Schools’ Boyle Heights Parent College Program at Hollenbeck Middle School, Saturdays, April 20-May 18, 9am-12:30 pm. Free & open to parents & families of Stevenson Middle School, Mendez Learning Center, Roosevelt High School, Hollenbeck Middle School, and Sunrise Elementary School. Hollenbeck: 2510 E. 6th St., LA 90023. Free childcare & breakfast. For more information, contact Stanley.anjan@partnershipla.org, call (213) 201-2000 X 234 or Roberto.Carlos@partnershipla.org, (213) 201-2000 X 211.

Kidspace 17th Annual Grand Butterfly Release – April 20 & April 21, 10am-5pm. During this two-day event, over 1000 Painted Lady Butterflies will be released into the Kidspace Gardens. Enjoy fun & engaging, butterfly-themed activities. Kidspace is located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., in Brookside Park, Pasadena, next to the Rose Bowl. Admission: $10 for adults & kids 1 & older. For more information, go to www.kidspacemuseum.org.

2013 Healthy Kids Day on Apr. 27 from 10am to 2pm at the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA: 2900 Whittier Blvd, LA 90023. Take the whole family for free swim, games, food, health screenings, crafts, giveaways and more. Call the YMCA at (323) 260-7005 for more information.

Two Los Angeles Council District 1 Focused Debates & Forums on Sat. April 27 hosted by The Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council in partnership with the Highland Park Heritage Trust, Montecito Heights Improvement Association and the MT. Washington Association. Debate will take place from 10-11am in English and in Spanish from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Location: Highland Park Recreation Center – 6150 Piedmont Ave., LA 90042. For more https://www.facebook.com/events/362397493869680/

Announcements:

The Commerce Scholarship Application deadline is April 25 at 5pm. Scholarships ($250- $5,000) can be used for tuition, books, housing or other expenses. Application must include information on the applicant’s financial situation, a copy of their transcript, autobiographical essay, and two letters of recommendation. An Interview is required. For more information or to get an application, go to the Commerce Library website, www.cocpl.org or the Library section of the city’s website at www.ci.commerce.ca.us .

Wanted: Volunteer Musicians to Perform for The Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council’s annual Cinco de Mayo community celebration on Saturday, May 4, 2013. For more information call Alexia Teran at (323) 223-6840.

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