Community Calendar: August 1, 2013- August 7, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thursday Aug. 1

5:30-7pm—Metro Art Moves DTLA First Thursday of the Month Summer Tours: Meet at the 7th Street/Metro Center Station, northeast corner of Figueroa and 7th St, under the ceiling mural by Terry Schoonhoven. Tour participants get free TAP cards loaded with day passes. Tours ends at Civic Center/Grand Park Station at Out of Office event, with live music and food trucks. 90% walking tour. For more details, visit

6pm—Soto Street Bridge over Mission Road Huntington Drive project community briefing and workshop. Learn about the project to remove the Soto Street Bridge, currently extended between Supreme Court and Turquoise Street. The proposed project will reconfigure the streets along Mission Road, Soto Street, Huntington Drive North, and Huntington Drive South to provide major north-south traffic movement on Mission Road and Huntington Drive North. The meeting will take place at Rose Hill Recreation Center, 4530 Mercury Avenue, Los Angeles, 90032. For more information call Council District 14-El Sereno Office at (323) 226-1646.

6pm—Commerce’s Bristow Park Public Library Goes Wild During “Meet and Greet the Animals” Program. The Wildlife Learning Center will bring 5 animals, a fox, an owl, a chinchilla, a baby alligator, and a red tegu, for a “show-and-tell” style demonstration. Under close supervision, children will have the opportunity to interact with the animals. The library is located at 1466 S. McDonnell Ave. Commerce. For more information, contact the Commerce Public Library at (323) 722-6660.

6:30-8:30pm—Montebello Concerts in the Park Presents Highway Star, “Country Fun, Bring Your Hat,” at the City Park Amphitheater: 1300 W. Whittier Blvd. Free event includes live entertainment, dancing, food, and more. City presents in partnership with Platinum Sponsor, Cook Hill Properties. Concerts same location and time, Thursdays through Aug. 29.

5pm—Four-Day  “Celebrate Bell Gardens!” Kicks Off at Veterans Park.  Event includes carnival rides, games, salsa preparation contest, pancake breakfast, and the Miss Bell Gardens Mayor’s reception. Sponsored by the city & the Lions Club of Bell Gardens. Park is located at 6662 Loveland St. For more information, call Alex Noriega at (562) 806-7650.


Friday, Aug. 2

10am—Occidental Children’s Theater Presents “Noah’s Jurassic Park” and three adventurous adaptations of traditional folktales for a seven-week outdoor run in the Remsen Bird Hillside Theater on the Occidental campus: 1600 Campus Rd. LA 90041. Performs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10am through Aug. 24. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for children 2-12. For more info or to buy tickets, go to .

6:30pm—Ford Theatre J.A.M. J Sessions / Dance Parties at the East LA Civic Center; Drum Circle with Christopher Ramirez Interactive sessions of dance or drumming guided by experienced artists. All Levels and skills are welcome. The Civic Center is located at 4801 E. Third St, LA 90022. For more information, please contact the Dept of Parks & Recreation at (323) 260-2360  or visit


Saturday, Aug. 3

10:30am—Presentation Workshop on USC’s 25 Year Master Plan for its Health Sciences Campus & surrounding area. Location: Hazard Park Gym: 2230 Norfolk St. LA  90033. Translation services will be provided. Co-sponsored by the LA-32 Neighborhood Council & Office of Councilman José Huizar. A second workshop will be held Aug. 8 at 6pm; same location. For more information, contact USC Community Partnerships at (323) 442-3572.

3-4pm— Frankenstein Fling at the Montebello Library. iPods, tablets & video games all have batteries that die, but don’t worry, you can create a coin-tossing monster that will never run out of power!  You’ll get a charge out of it by using people power. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd, Montebello, 90640. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.

4-8pm— Louie Cruz Beltran in Concert at East LA Civic Center ArtsFest: 4801 E. Third St, LA 90022.


Sunday, Aug. 4

3-6pm— Lending Library & Workshop at Libros Schmibros: 1711 Mariachi Plaza, LA 90033. Admission: $5. Includes: Annual membership – Pick 5 books to keep! Paletas – Tres Leches Cake, Aguas Frescas from Guisados,  Musica – Machers. For more information call: (323) 302-9408 or email


Monday, Aug. 5

3:30-5:30pm—Join the Soggy Olympics at Bell Gardens Veteran Park. Compete in some of the most fun & wet Olympic themed games you’ve ever played – Soggy Jog Relays, Splash Volleyball, Beach Towel Balloon Toss, and more! Free admission. Park is located at 662 Loveland St. For more information, go to .


Tuesday, Aug. 6

5-6:30pm—See a Movie at the Chet Holifield Library in Montebello. Documentary by Director Morgan Spurlock personally examines the influence of the fast food industry and the consequences on his health of a diet of solely fast food (from a leading chain) for one month. Free admission, Library is located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. Montebello, 90640, For more information, call (323) 728-0421.


Wednesday, Aug. 7

4-5pm—Gardening for Teens at the Bell Gardens Library. Create your very own herb garden and design the pot for it. Library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. Bell Gardens, 90201. For more information, call (562) 927-1309.



A Free Community Forum on the Affordable Care Act will be held Aug. 8 in Maywood. Families, young adults & seniors will learn about financial assistance available to purchase health insurance, enrollment process, changes to Medicare and Medi-Cal and more. Open enrollment begins Oct. 1, with coverage starting Jan. 1, 2014. U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal Allard & Assemblyman Anthony Rendon will attend. The forum will take place from 6pm to 9pm at the Southeast Rio Vista YMCA, 4801 East 58th St., Maywood, 90270. For more information, visit in English or en Español.

Newly Renovated Boyle Heights City Hall Open House Aug. 10 at 10am hosted by Councilman Jose Huizar. Event will include a Back to School & Resource Fair. Other agencies & organizations located at the site include the Housing and Community Investment Department, Bureau of Street Services, Department of Aging, College Track, SCE Credit Union, and others. Address: 2130 E. 1st St. LA 90033. For more information, call (323) 526-3059.

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