Community Calendar: October 10, 2013 – October 16, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thurs. Oct. 10

5:30pm—Annual Pink Shawl Walk to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness in Montebello. Walk begins at Montebello City Hall and ends at the Montebello Senior Center. A shuttle service will be available. Event is hosted by Soroptimist International of Montebello. A $5 donation per walker is requested. For info, call (323) 712-8727 or email

6:30-8:30pm—LA Councilman Gilbert Cedillo 2013 Listening Tour: A Conversation with Highland Park at Franklin High School: 820 N. Ave 54, LA 90042. Share your thoughts in small groups to identify issues and priorities in public safety; environmental issues; economic development; arts & culture affair.


Friday, Oct. 11

10am-2pm—Montebello Lions Offer Complimentary Eye Testing Exams at the Montebello Senior Center. No Appointment needed, but tests are first come, first served. Dr. Juan Tienda will do the exams in the Lion’s Eye Mobile. Center is located at 115 S. Taylor Ave., Montebello. For more information, call (909) 598-0554.


Saturday, Oct. 12

8-11am—Fifth Annual LAMP Walkathon to Support Literacy and Citizenship in Monterey Park at Barns Park. Funds raised go to needed supplies, ESL literacy books, classroom materials & citizenship programs. Register at the LAMP Literacy office: Bruggemeyer Library, 318 S. Ramona Ave, Monterey Park, 91754. No fee to participate; early registrants will get a free t-shirt. Make an online donation at For more information, call (626) 307-1251 or visit

8am— “Year of Faith” Procession hosted by Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Montebello: 820 S. Garfield Ave. Montebello 90640. Members of the church & the community will walk from the Church to Beverly Blvd. and back. Demonstrate faith through prayer, and helping others. For more information, call (323) 725-7578.

9:30am-12pm—High School Students: Get Information About US Service Academies at Workshop hosted by US Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard. Learn about academy requirements & application process for receiving a nomination from the congresswoman. Academies provide a free college education in return for 5 years of military service as a commissioned officer. Location: The Downey City Library, 11121 Brookshire Ave, Downey, 90241. For more information, contact, Alfonso Alfaro at (323) 721-8790 or

11am-6pm—Latino Book and Family Festival at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills. Free family-oriented event promotes literacy in the Latino community. The festival features authors, book signings, readings, exhibitors, kids booths, entertainment, and ethnic food. For more information, call (858) 603-8680, or visit

1-3pm—ELAC Vincent Price Art Museum Presents Artist John Valadez & art advocate Cheech Marin for book signing & artist walkthrough of  Valdez’s Santa Ana Condition (on view thru Dec. 7). Admission to the museum is free. Gallery capacity limited to 200 attendees. No RSVP required.

10am-2pm—White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC) & USC Host Bridge to Health Community Health, Wellness & Safety Fair. More than 60 vendors will provide free preventative health screenings, safety, cooking & physical fitness tips. Services offered will include: free flu shots (first-come, first-served while supplies last), and body fat, cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension & osteoporosis screenings, dental checks and information on dealing with and managing Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, arthritis, cancer, mental health, nutrition, healthy cooking and physical fitness. WMMC: 1720 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90033.


Monday, Oct. 14

7pm—Monterey Park Hearing on Proposed Dog Park at Garvey Ranch Park. Dog park is proposed for unused space north of the tennis courts along Orange Avenue, would only operate during daylight hours and would be divided into an area for small dogs and another for larger dogs. Provide input at the hearing or send comments to . For more information, contact Dan Costley at (626) 307-1388 or


Tuesday, Oct. 15

6-8pm—LAPD’s LGBTQ Community Forum with Chief Charlie Beck and Assistant Chief Sandy Jo MacArthur, and special guest Commissioner Robert M. Saltzman in the COMSTAT Room: 100 W. First St. LA 90012. For more information, call LAPD LGBTQ Liaison Officer, Senior Lead Officer Alessandra Moura at (213) 486-6009 or Sgt II Karen Leong at (213) 486-6032.


Wednesday, Oct. 16

5pm—Commerce Public Library’s Teen Read Week Presents Greg Shop, author of “Weird California” at the Bristow Park Library. From singing dunes to an airplane graveyard, book is packed with things your history teacher never told you. Library is located at 1466 S. McDonnell Ave. Commerce 90040. For more information, call (323) 265-1787.



Meeting Thurs. Oct. 17 on the LA River Ecosystem Restoration LA River Feasibility Study. Get more information on the US Army Corps of Engineer study to restore and revitalize a stretch of the river from Burbank to downtown LA. Make comments for the record. The meeting will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Los Angeles River Center: 570 W. Avenue 26, LA 90065. For more information, call USACE Public Affairs, (213) 452-3925.

Public Invited to Affordable Care Act Information Session Oct. 19 at Burbank Middle School in Highland Park, hosted by Congressman Xavier Becerra. Get information on the law that required you to have health insurance, enrollment opportunities, and the Covered California insurance marketplace. Time: Noon – 2pm. School is located at 6460 N. Figueroa St., LA 90042.

On Saturday, Oct. 19, Beverly Hospital in Montebello will host its Fall Community Wellness Fair that will offer free health screenings, health lectures, exercise demonstrations & free flu vaccines to adults on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Pulmonary, diabetic foot, blood pressure and glucose screenings are free; blood chemistry panel is $25. Fair is free and open to the public.  The Wellness Fair will open from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Beverly Hospital is located at 101 E. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, CA 90640. For more information, call (800) 618-6664.

BIENESTAR Benefit Latin Factory IX “An Evening in Black” fashion show on Oct. 20 at Circus Disco in Hollywood. Event showcases exclusive collections of up-and-coming Latino designers, as well as renowned names of the fashion industry. Proceeds support BIENESTAR’s programs and services. Tickets: VIP $75; General Admission $20 in advance/ $30 at the door. Doors open at 7pm. For information or to purchase tickets, visit


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