Community Calendar: April 18, 2013- April 24, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thur. April 18

April 18-20—Children’s Health Fair 2013 Sponsored by Arroyo Vista Family Health Center in El Sereno, 4815 E. Valley Blvd., LA 90032, From  10am-1pm. 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.

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

Friday, April 19

7pm—13th Annual “Este es Mi México” Mariachi Concert at Roosevelt High School. Mariachi Olimpico & Roosevelt’s String Orchestra will be joined by special guest artists Mariachi Los Toros and Monica Ceballos for this fundraiser to support the mariachi program at Roosevelt. Tickets are: $12, $8 and $6 for students with I.D. The concert will take place in the Roosevelt HS auditorium. For more info, call (323) 780-6500 ext. 320.

Saturday, April 20

7am-1pm—Monterey Park Earth Day Festival at City Hall to learn how to conserve energy, water and resources from more than 30 exhibitors, including SoCal Gas, Metro & AQMD. Pre-register for the 7am family bike ride by emailing Vivien Chen at or calling (626) 307-1383. Get free reusable grocery bags, showerheads, bike safety checks & minor bike repairs. City Hall is located at 320 Newmark Ave. For more information, call (626) 307-1320.

9am – 1pm — Opening day for little league baseball at Highland Park Recreation Center and dedication of the new Dodger’s Dream Field. Local elected officials and dignitaries will be in attendance. The event includes a resource fair, and will take place at 6150 Piedmont Ave. For more information call (213) 847-4875 ask for Erin or Glen.

11am-6:30pm—Monterey Park’s Free Two-day 16th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, featuring traditional Japanese dancing, taiko drums, martial arts, tea ceremony, games & crafts for children. Hand-made crafts & food will be sold. Location: Barnes Park, 350 S McPherrin Ave. For more information, call (626) 307-1458.

Sunday, April 21

9-11:30am—The Montebello Elks Lodge #2051 Monthly Breakfast Open To the Public. An $8 donation will get a great breakfast of eggs, bacon or sausage, potatoes, waffles, juice, coffee & deserts. Location: Elks Lodge at 506 W. Whittier Blvd., Montebello. (Use the rear entrance elevator to go upstairs).

10am-3pm—CicLAvia – To the Sea – 15-miles of open road that will connect Olvera Street in  downtown Los Angeles to the beach through Venice Boulevard’s transformation into a car-free, linear park for strolling, biking, playing, and exploring the city from a new perspective. Free & open to everyone. Car-free route runs through Venice, Mar Vista, Culver City, Mid-City, MacArthur Park, Downtown Los Angeles. For more information,

10am-5:30pm—Highland Park Heritage Trust Fundraising Tour for the Abbey San Encino. Tours every 45 minutes, admission is $40 for non-HPHT members & $30 for members. The Abbey is located at 6211 Arroyo Glen St., LA 90042. For more information, call (323) 908-4127, or visit

11am-3pm—Folklorisimo-Spring Dance Festival 2013 at Plaza de La Raza Cultural. Performances by colorful & talented dance groups, artists exhibits & more. Plaza is located at Lincoln Park, 3540 N Mission Rd LA 90031. For more information, call (323) 223-2475.

11am-5pm—2013 North East Trees Earth Day Art & Environmental Festival at the LA River Center & Gardens. Free admission and parking. Fundraiser will feature local environmental groups, exhibits, live music & vendors. Center is located at 570 W. Ave. 26., LA 90065. For more information, visit

1-5pm—3rd Annual El Sereno Kite Flying Festival at Ascot Hills Park. Free family-friendly Earth Day event featuring kite flying awards, (bring your own kite) snacks & refreshments. Park is located at 4371 Multnomah St. LA 90032. For more information, call (323) 304-1232 or email

Monday, April 22

9am-4pm— Celebrate Earth Day with Bell Gardens High School at their Electronic Waste Collection. The public event is free. The event will go on until Friday, April 26. High School is located on 6119 Agra St. For more information, call (323) 826-5151.

6-7:30pm—Cypress Park Library Presents “Fear and Loathing in Los Angeles: Spoken Word, Music and Arte for the next Revolution.” Artists will be displaying their Art/Photography and Poets will be sharing theirs with a live band providing some tunes. Event can be seen online at .


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, or the Library section of the city’s website at

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