Community Calendar: September 5, 2013- September 11, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thurs, Sept. 5

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. Tour 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

7pm—“What TRIBE” Multi-Media Exhibition Opening Reception at Self Help Graphics & Art. The What TRIBE project is designed to discuss negative stereotypical images of Native Americans in media and other diverse cultures. Self Help is located at 1300 East 1st St., LA (Boyle Heights) 90033. For more information, go to


Friday, September 6

9am-6pm—Montebello No Permit Required Garage Sale Day. Code allows garages sales in residential zones four weekends per year. No permits or fees required this weekend. All items for sale must be kept on private property and not encroach into neighboring property or the public right-of-way. Not more than one sign per location. For more information please contact the City of Montebello Code Enforcement Division at (323) 887-1486.


Saturday, Sept. 7

7am-8pm—ARTFEST 2013 At the East Los Angeles Civic Center. All day event includes a events for the entire family, starting with the Fishing Derby, 7 to 11am; East LA Bicycle Ride at 10am, (register at 8:30am) and bike decorating contest; Taste of East LA with great food from local eateries, 11am to 8pm; Art Walk and All Day Concert. Free admission. East LA Civic Center is located at 4801 E. Third St. LA 90022. Take Metro Gold Line East LA Civic Center Station & avoid parking hassles. For more info, call (323) 260-2360 or visit Presented by LA County Parks & Recreation and Sup. Gloria Molina.

8am—Autism Speaks & Community Groups Host Free Developmental Screenings at Magnolia Place Family Center. Screenings-call for appointment- open to children age 5 and under; only 100 appointments available. Bilingual staff also available to answer questions on early warning signs & to provide information on available resources. Magnolia Place is located a 1910 Magnolia Ave LA 90007. For more information or to register, visit


Saturday, Sept. 7

8am—Community Walk & Talk with Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia in Montebello. All walkers will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues of importance with Garcia, who will also be accepting donations of new socks, underwear & travel sized toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.) that will be distributed to the homeless and those in need.  Meet 8am sharp at Montebello City Park, 1300 W. Wittier Blvd. For more information, call (562) 402-4893.

9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free LA County Hazardous & E-Waste Roundup at the County Dept. of Public Works headquarters in Alhambra. 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 County Public Works headquarters are located at 900 S. Freemont Ave., Alhambra. 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


Tuesday, Sept. 10

3:30-5:30pm—Free Grandparents Day Craft Activity at Bell Gardens Veterans Park. Celebrate your grandparents by making them a special craft. They’re sure to love your hand-made work-of-art made especially for them. Park is located at 6662 Loveland St, Bell Gardens 90201.


Wednesday, Sept. 11

10am-2pm—City of Commerce 5th Annual Job Fair at the Citadel Outlets. Meet employers who have job openings right now or are looking to hire in the near future. Bring resumes and dress in job appropriate attire. Participation is free of charge. The Citadel Outlets are located at 100 Citadel Dr., Commerce 90040. For more information, call (323) 887-4461.

8:30 a.m. – Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony  at Monterey Park City Hall. A moment of silence will take place on the lawn of the city hall as well as a placement of a wreath by members of the police and fire departments. . The event, will coincide with the U.S. Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. City hall is located at 320 W. Newmark Ave. Monterey Park 91755.



Talk With Acclaimed Author Victor Villasenor at the East LA Library on Sept. 14th from 2 to 3pm. 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.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes present Arpex, Cambalache and Conjunto Xi, Sept. 14 from 7 to 9pm. 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 .

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

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