Community Calendar: September 12, 2013-September 18, 2013
By EGP News
Saturday, Sept. 14
2-3pm—Talk With Acclaimed Author Victor Villasenor at the East LA Library. This celebrated Mexican American author is most well known for his New York Times bestseller Rain of Gold. Author of 10 other novels including, Burro Genius and Crazy Loco Love, his work has been compared to John Steinbeck and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155.
4pm—Celebrate Los Angeles’ 232nd Birthday With Marian Procession, Mass and Feast in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Angels, for whom the city is named: “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles. Hosted by the Queen of Angels Foundation & Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Procession participants meet at 2:30 pm at Our Lady Queen of Angels “La Placita,” 535 N Main St., in downtown L.A. Procession travels to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels where a rosary and votive mass will be held at 5pm; Fiesta follows at 6:45 pm on the Cathedral Plaza. For more information, go to www.eventbrite.com/event/2037035829.
7-9pm—LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Presents Arpex, Cambalache and Conjunto Xi. Discover different rhythms of traditional Mexican music with Latin Grammy nominee, Arpex. This harp ensemble, also known for their Smithsonian Folkways recording, ¡Tierra Caliente!, delivers traditional sounds from the ranches of rural Michoacán, Mexico. Conjunto Xi brings music from the Huasteca region of Mexico – a region bounded by the states of Veracruz, Hidalgo, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, and Puebla. The huapango (or son huasteco) is characterized by the falsetto voice, violin, and two guitar-like instruments. LA Plaza is located at 501 N. Main St., LA 90012. For more information, call (888) 488-8083 or go to http://lapca.org/ .
Sunday, Sept. 15
8am-2pm—Free Community Health Fair at the Matiya Patidar Center (Sanatan Dharma Temple) in Norwalk. The event will include free health screenings for adults and children, including: physical exams; eye & dental exams; checks for anemia, diabetes, cholesterol, bone density, mammograms & PAP smears and more. Some tests require patient to be pre-qualified. The center is located at 15311 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk 90650. For more information & to register, go to HMPS.org or call (949) 394-8560.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
5-6pm—LA Opera Multi-Media Talk On Bizet’s Carmen at the Bell Gardens Library by community educator Jessica Gonzalez-Rodriguez. No man can resist Carmen’s gypsy charms, but when she’s ready to move on, watch out! A riveting drama of love and jealousy, filled with famously alluring melodies and captivating dances, Carmen is one of the world’s most popular operas. The library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. Bell Gardens, 90201. For more information, call (562) 927-1309.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
3-4pm—California Highway Patrol (CHP) Public Program at the Montebello Library. CHP will discuss topics of interest, including driver safety, job opportunities, CHP mission & history. Open to the public. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. Montebello, 90640. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
4-5pm—Teen Workshop: Create a Personalized Cell Phone Cover at the Anthony Quinn Library: 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 264-7715.
City of Commerce’s 2013 College Fair will be held Sept. 21 at Veterans Park. Get information on the steps to getting into college, class requirements, SATs and the application & selection process. Bilingual workshops. More than 30 colleges & universities are scheduled to participate. Raffle for Netbooks, graphic calculators, gifts cards & more. The fair will take place from 10am to 2pm. Lunch is free. Veterans Park is located at 6364 Zindell Ave, Commerce 90040. For more information, call (323) 722-6660 or visit www.cocpl.org.
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services’ 15th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention on Sept. 22. Proceeds benefit programs such as the 24-hour English/Spanish crisis line, Suicide Response Team, Suicide Prevention Center programs to support those who have lost a loved one to suicide, community outreach & training. Event starts at 8am in Westchester, just north of LAX at West 88th St. & La Tijera Blvd. Register as part of a team or donate to a friend’s fundraising campaign. Registration fee for the 5K is $30 before Sept. 18/ $35 after; a free “Kiddie-K” (1K) will also be held following the start of the 5K. For more information or to sign up, visit www.aliveandrunning.org or e-mail AliveandRunning@DidiHirsch.org
The East Los Angeles Library On Sept. 24 Presents An Evening of Aztec Dances, performed by the Cuauhtemoc Mexica Dance Group. Free Admission. The Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St., LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155.Print This Post
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