Community Calendar: May 30, 2013- June 5, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thur. May 30

6:30pm— Public Meeting on Future of Van de Kamps Campus. Options studied for the site’s interim use will be reviewed. Location: Van de Kamp Campus-Fletcher Dr. & San Fernando Rd., LA 90065 in the Old Bakery Building Multi-Purpose room on second floor. View the Van de Kamps EIR at

9am-12 Noon—Health Justice for Eastside Students Conversation at Esteban E. Torres High School hosted by InnerCity Struggle. Learn about the impact school-based clinics and other community school strategies have on students’ academic success. The school is located at 4211 Dozier St., LA 90063. Space is limited, to RSVP email Adrian Escobar at or call (323) 780-7605 x128.

5:30pm— El Sereno Middle School End of Year Spring Concert showcasing their outstanding Concert Band, Jazz Band, Drumline, String Orchestra and Mariachi. The school is located at 2839 N Eastern Ave., LA 90032.

Friday, May 31

5pm—Contestant Application Deadline for the 2013 Miss Bell Gardens Pageant. Pageant is open to Bell Gardens residents between the ages of 16-22. Visit to apply or for more information, or contact the recreation department at (562) 806-7650.

5pm—Contestant Application Deadline for the 2013 Miss Monterey Park Pageant on June 28, 2013 at the Ocean Star Restaurant 145 N. Atlantic Blvd., Suite 201. Applicant must be a Monterey Park resident between 18 & 28 years old. $50 application fee. Crowned winner & 1st -3rd place princess will receive scholarship. For more information, e-mail Elizabeth at the Monterey Park Chamber at or call (626) 570-9429.

Saturday, June 1

9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free LA County Hazardous & E-Waste Roundup at the El Monte Airport. Safely discard 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 El Monte Airport is located at 4233 N. Santa Anita Ave., El Monte. For more information, call County of LA Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to Contact LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or

9am-2:30pm—‘Discover Recycling’ Open House at the LA City Sanitation Dept. North Central District Yard: 452 N. San Fernando Rd., LA 90031. Learn about the city’s recycling efforts and impact on local environment. LA city residents can also recycle up to 9 used passenger car or light truck tires; Bring CA drivers license or DWP bill as proof of residency. For more information call (213) 485-3568.

12 Noon-6pm—2nd Annual Eastside Community Festival at the Neighborhood Music School in Boyle Heights. Event will include a basketball tournament, games, music, face-painting, a jumper, and more for the younger ones! There will also be several community organization sponsored information & resource booths. Free admission; food for purchase ($2 or less). The Neighborhood Music School is located at 358 S. Boyle Ave.,  LA 90033. Parking available at PUENTE Learning Center, 501 S. Boyle Ave., LA 90033.

2pm—Commerce Central Library Presents Free Screening of the “The Brick People,” a film about a company-town built around a famous Southern California brick factory, located from about 1900 until the 1950s in a corner of LA County near today’s City of Commerce. Appropriate for all ages. Location: Central Library – Council Chambers, 5655 Jillson St. Commerce 90040. For more information, call (323) 722-6660.

Sunday, June 2

10:30am-7pm—Lummis Day-The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles. Enjoy a full day of free music, dance, poetry and art representing a rainbow of cultural traditions at the eighth annual festival taking place at two Highland Park locations: Opening ceremonies, art exhibits, live jazz & poetry readings at Lummis Home, 200 East Ave. 43; and Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St., where the best of home-grown Northeast L.A. music (rock to gospel), dance, food & community resources on four stages. A shuttle bus, provided by Council District 1, will ferry festival-goers between venues and parking areas. The Lummis Day performance line-up, schedule and parking information will be available at

Monday, June 3

7pm—Public Meeting on Bike Lane Proposal for Colorado Blvd. in Eagle Rock, presented by Councilman Jose Huizar. Los Angeles Dept. of Transportation, (LADOT) to address some of the specific safety & traffic flow concerns raised by the community & present adjusted plans. Huizar & LADOT will answer questions. The meeting will be held at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, 2225 Colorado Blvd. LA 90041. For more information, call the CD 14 Northeast office at (323) 254-5295.

Wednesday, June 5

6:30pm—Montebello Public Information Session on Proposed Water Rate Increase in the Chet Holyfield Park Community Room. Get background information, ask questions & provide feedback on the issue prior to the public hearing on July 10. Chet Holyfield Park is located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. Montebello, 90640 For more information & additional information session dates, call (323) 887-1363 or visit

7pm—Classical Repertory Theatre Company A Noise Within Presents 1st of 4 Free One-Night Summer Play Readings with “The Heiress” by Ruth & Augustus Goetz & based on the 1880 Henry James novel Washington Square. A Noise Within Theatre is located at 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, 91107. Readings are free, but reservations are appreciated, call (626) 356-3121 or visit for additional dates & titles.


June 6th Town Hall Meeting on State Budget State Budget Hosted by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens). Garcia will discuss status of state budget & potential impact on local families & businesses across the district. Bring questions on budget & other legislative issues. Meeting will be held from 7-8:30 pm at Bell Gardens City Hall, 7100 Garfield Ave. To RSVP or for more information, call the Assembly office at (562) 402-4893.


Volunteer to End Homelessness May 31-June 2 in Northeast Los Angeles as part of Recycled Resources for the Homeless’ collaboration with the National 100,000 Homes Campaign to find and house 100,000 vulnerable and chronically homeless individuals and families by July of 2014. Recycled Resources’ goal is to house the most vulnerable & chronically homeless residents of Northeast LA, including the communities of Highland Park & Eagle Rock. Schedule: Friday, evening training; Saturday & Sunday, 6-9am. For more information, call Casey MacGregor at (323) 379-9271 or Rebecca Prine at (323) 697-0001. You can also email

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