Community Calendar: September 19, 2013- September 25, 2013
By EGP News
Today, Thur., Sept. 19
11am-1pm—Senior Scam Stopper Seminar at the El Sereno Center. Learn how to protect yourself from fraud when making home or auto repairs, buying insurance, real estate and from scams by telemarketers. Seminar is presented by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez in conjunction with the Contractor’s State License Board. THe Senior enter is located at 4616 Klamath Place, LA 90032. For more information, call (213) 483-5151.
3pm—Celebrate Chinese Moon Festival at the Monterey Park Library. Children will enjoy a Moon poetry reading and a “Moon and Star” craft to celebrate the traditional Chinese holiday. After the craft portion of the event parents and children and invited to enjoy hot tea and moon cakes. Admission is free. Monterey Park Library is located at 318 S. Ramona Ave., Monterey Park 91755. For more info, call (626) 307-1358.
Saturday, Sept. 21
8am-10am—Pet License & Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic at Barnes Park in Monterey Park. All dogs must have a collar & be on a leash. Vaccinations include $10 for rabies and $15 for microchips. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Barnes Park is located at 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park 91755. For more info, call (626) 307-1217.
9:30-11am—Heart of Compassion Free Community Breakfast: Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope. Event will be held at 600 S. Maple Ave. in Montbello & will include resource booths and free groceries. Volunteers needed; arrive by 8am & dress comfortably and modestly. RSVP at (323) 727-7997 or email@example.com.
10am-2pm—City of Commerce 2013 College Fair 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 scheduled to participate. Raffle for Netbooks, graphic calculators, gifts cards & more. 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.
10am-3pm—Art Show & Sale at the Montebello Library. Stop by to see and buy great artwork done by local artists. Sponsored by the Friends of Montebello Library. The library is located at 1550 Beverly Blvd., Montebello 90640. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6-10:30pm—Pasadena Playhouse Presents a Free Community Dance Party & Outdoor Screening of “Jailhouse Rock” starring Elvis Presley to celebrate the opening of “Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller on Sept. 22. Playhouse is located at 39 South El Molino Ave, Pasadena 91101. For more information, visit www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org.
7pm—Free Screening of Alfred Hitchcock Film at Metro’s Historic Los Angeles Union Station, hosted by Metro & the Echo Park Film Center. Seating in the North Patio is limited: first-come, first-served. Show your valid Metro TAP card at check-in for access to preferential seating. Bring chairs, blankets & picnics, but no alcoholic beverages are allowed. Union Station is located at 800 North Alameda St., LA 90012. Accessible via Metro Rail, Bus & several municipal bus lines. Use the Trip Planner at metro.net for routes and connections.
Sunday, Sept. 22
8am—Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services’ 15th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention. Proceeds benefit the 24-hour English/Spanish crisis line, Suicide Response Team & Suicide Prevention Center programs. Meet at West 88th St. & La Tijera Blvd. Register as part of a team or donate to a friend’s fundraising campaign. A free “Kiddie-K” (1K) will also be held following the start of the 5K. Same day registration starts at 6:45 am. For more information or to sign up, visit www.aliveandrunning.org.
12Noon-6pm—Target Feria de la Familia at Plaza de la Raza in Lincoln Heights. Enjoy free music, folklorico & Aztec dance, art activities, storytelling and much more. Enjoy Grammy Award winners Quetzal’s East L.A. rock-and-roll music rooted in social activism and political engagement; the soulful sounds of Cindy Ortega; and both youth and professional Mariachi and folklorico groups. Plaza is located at 3540 Mission Rd., LA 90031. For more information, call (323) 223-2475.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
The East Los Angeles Library 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.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
2-3pm—Learn to Read Nutrition Labels at the Bell Gardens Library. Community Health Educator Ricardo Lopez will present information on how to read food labels and get the most of the nutrition facts printed on the back of food. The event is for ages 18 and up. Bell Gardens Library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave., Bell Gardens 90201. For more information, call (562) 927-1309.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Vex Arts Center in El Sereno, Sept. 27-28 from 7 to 11 pm. The two-day group exhibition is curated by award winners Omar Holguin and Steve Gates. Event will also include a live performance by Victor Herminio Lopez & Poetry by Iris De Alva. Vex Arts is located at 5240 Alhambra Ave., LA 90032. Admission is free. For more information, call (323) 221-0971, or email email@example.com or to RSVP go to: vexarts.com/RSVP.
The Benjamin Franklin Library in East Los Angeles will host an Immigration & Naturalization Information Session on Sept. 28 from 3 to 5pm. Get information about the process, immigration reform legislation and how to choose an immigration lawyer. Advice is free & provided by embers of the community. No lawyers will be present. The library is located at 2200 E. 1st St LA 90033. For more information, call (323) 263-6901.
LOCATION UPDATE! River Rally Sept. 28 to Support LA River Plan Study Alternative 20 at Marsh Park. The US Army Corps of Engineers has released their plan for restoring the Los Angeles River and is recommending a more conservative option, Alternative 13, and will start excepting comments on Sept. 20. Program will include speakers, exhibits & entertainment. The park is located at 2960 Marsh St. LA 90039 . For more information, visit http://www.lariverrally.org/
Avenue 50 Studio’s 6th Semi-Annual Fundraiser and Art Auction Sunday, Sept. 29, from 2-6 pm at the Historical Pico House at Olvera Street: 424 N. Main St. LA 90012. Includes a Silent art auction, poetry, music & refreshments. Genera admission tickets are $35. For more information, including a list of artists, visit http://avenue50studio.org
Free Smart Gardening Workshop Oct. 5 at Chet Holifield Park in Montebello. Learn backyard composting, water-wise gardening, worm composting, and grass cycling. No reservation needed. The first 15 attendees will receive a complimentary gardening starter kit. A free compost bin will be raffled off. Refreshments and bottled water will be served. Event is sponsored by Supervisor Gloria Molina. The park is located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave, Montebello 90640. For more information, go to CleanLA.com, smartgardening.com or call (888) CLEAN LA.
Bell Gardens Voter Registration Deadline approaching. Residents hoping to vote in the November 5 Municipal Election must send their registration by Monday, October 21 to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder. The election will elect three members to the city council for a full term of four years. For more information, contact the city clerk’s office at (562)806-7706 or visit www.lavote.net to register online.
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