Community Calendar: July 25, 2013- July 31, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thursday July 25

6pm—Town Hall Meeting with State Sen. Kevin de León & the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council at the PUENTE Learning Center. Discuss public safety, environment, education and immigration. Enjoy a demo performance by members of the LA Opera  & The Zarzuela Project. PUENTE is located at 501 S Boyle L.A. For more information, go to www.bhnc.net.

 

Friday, July 26

1-3pm—The SeaMobile Visits the El Sereno Library. Take a look inside to learn more about marine habitats & the animals that live within the San Pedro Channel. All ages welcome. Library is located at 5226 S. Huntington Dr. LA 90032. For more information, call (323) 225-9201.

7pm— Plaza de la Raza Summer Night Concert Series Presents La Gran Sonora Dinamita. & Plaza’s Youth Salsa Band. Food, drinks, artisan crafts on sale.  General Admission tickets are $10). Plaza is located at 3540 N. Mission Rd. LA (Lincoln Heights) 90031. For more information, call (323) 223-2475 ext. 204, or www.plazadelaraza.org.

 

Saturday, July 27

9am-1pm—Green the Block RePower LA Event at the PUENTE Learning Center. Join the RePower LA Coalition & Councilman José Huizar for a day of “green education”, music, kids activities, refreshments and more. Learn about LA DWP’s energy saving products & free services that could help you lower your utility bill. PUENTE is located at 501 S Boyle Ave., Boyle Heights. For more information call (213) 977-9400 ext. 131; information is also available at www.facebook.com/RePowerLA

1-3pm—“Meet & Greet” With Councilmen Gil Cedillo & José Huizar sponsored by the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council. Location: Glassell Park Community Center, located at 3750 N. Verdugo Rd., LA (behind Public Storage). For more information, call Art Camarillo at (213) 821-1717 or email go.sgbvc@att.net.

 

Sunday, July 28

12:30-3:30pm—Branding & Iron Printmaking Workshop at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, downtown Los Angeles. Explore Californio history through a hands-on activity. Branding irons were unique designs made of metal & usually to represent a family and/or rancho name. Create your own family symbol at this free family-friendly event. LA Plaza is located at 501 N. Main St., LA 90012, two blocks north of Union Station. For more information, call (888) 488-8083, or go to lapca.org/visit.

1-4pm Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society Ice Cream Social at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock. Beat the heat with dollar-a-scoop ice cream, “endless” toppings, baked goods, live entertainment & raffle prizes. Includes first annual “EMMA” Awards for contributions to preservation of Eagle Rock’s history, archives display & book sale. Center is located at 2225 Colorado Blvd, LA. For more information, call Society President Eric Warren at (323) 257-1357 or email webmaster@eaglerockhistory.org.

2-3pm— Cypress Park Library Presents LA Opera’s Community Zarzuela Project. Zarzuela is the beautiful and melodic form of musical theatre popular in Spain and Latin America & known for its passion, fire & comedy. The Library is located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 261-0295.

3-4pm—Fruit & Vegetable Carving Workshop for Teens at the Montebello Library. See how fruits & vegetables can be enjoyed both for eating and as a party decoration. Open to ages 12 – 18. Free admission. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello 90640. For more information, call (323) 722-6551 or visit www.colapublib.org.

5-8pm—Galco’s Annual Summer Soda Tasting Benefit for the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition. Family-friendly event will include soda samples, live entertainment & Galco’s new Soda Creation Station. Galco’s: 5702 York Blvd. LA 90042. Tickets: 12 & over $12; 3-11 yrs old $5 For more information or to buy tickets go to  www.friendsofthesouthwestmuseum.com

6pm—Concerts in the Park at the Eagle Rock Recreation Center with the Funkomatics playing disco, funk & R&B. Family-friendly event includes food from local vendors and more. Rec Center is located at 1100 Eagle Vista Dr. LA 90041. For more information, call (323) 254-5295.

 

Monday, July 29 

7am—Garfield Alumni Foundation Golf Classic at the Montebello Country Club. Shotgun scramble tournament; limited to the first 144 golfers. $500 for a foursome/$125.00 individual golfers. Proceeds benefit Garfield High School Sports programs and the GAF Scholarship fund. For more information, visit www.garfieldalumnifoundation.org or call Rick Sanchez at (626) 290-3535, Joe Espinosa (562) 896-4788, or Coach Lorenzo Hernandez, (562) 706-9954.

 

Tuesday, July 30

9am-3:30pm—Free & Low-Cost Vaccinations and School Physicals at Bell Gardens Library in partnership with PIH Health, & the Care Force One mobile unit (closed from 12-1 pm). Bring all immunization and health records. The library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. Bell Gardens, 90201. For more information, call (562) 927-1309.

7-8:30pm—LA Councilman Gil Cedillo Listening Tour/Town Hall In Mt. Washington, co-sponsored by the Mt. Washington Association and Mt. Washington Homeowner Alliance.  *Location: Mount Washington Elementary School, 3981 San Rafael Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065. For more information, email sylvia.robledo@emailcity.org or RSVPCD1@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, July 31

10am-12 Noon—Meet Olympic Water Polo Medalist Brenda Villa at Commerce Central Library. See two-time Olympian’s medals on display at the library through Aug. 2. Free and open to the public. Central Library is located at 5655 Jillson St., Commerce 90040. For more information, call (323) 722-6660 or go to http://www.cocpl.org

 

Upcoming 

52nd Anniversary “Celebrate Bell Gardens!” Aug. 1-4 at Bell Gardens Veterans Park. Four-day event sponsored by the city & the Lions Club of Bell Gardens. Event will include carnival rides, games, salsa preparation contest, pancake breakfast, and the Miss Bell Gardens Mayor’s reception. Park is located at 6662 Loveland St. For more information, call Alex Noriega at (562) 806-7650.

Free Grand Performance Summer Concert Aug. 2 Featuring Ozomatli bringing to life hidden treasures of L.A. Public Library’s sheet music archive in Downtown L.A. Scheduled to perform: La Santa Cecilia, I See Hawks in L.A. Ptrojvic Blasting Company & Jackson Browne. Time: 8-10:30pm. Location: 350 S. Grand Ave, LA 90071. For more info: www.grandperformances.org.

 

* Editor’s note: The location listed for LA Councilman Gil Cedillo Listening Tour/Town Hall in Mt. Washington, reflects a last minute change in location. The event was previously planned for Ramona Hall.  

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