Community Calendar: October 3, 2013- October 9, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thursday, Oct. 3

6pm—Mujeres de Paz Candlight Vigil & Procession In Observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, hosted by the East LAWomen’s Center. Walk with family, friends & survivors in memory & to stand up against domestic violence. Meet at 6pm at the Mural of the La Virgen De Guadalupe (corner of Cesar Chavez Ave & Mednik.) Procession ends at the East LA College Performing Arts Center. For more information, call (323) 526-5819 or go

10:30am—Free Forum: The Affordable Care Act: What’s In It for You? Q & A and discussion hosted by the League of Women Voters Pasadena at the Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. For more information or to rsvp for lunch ($25), call (626) 798-0965. Free parking on Madison Avenue behind the Women’s City Club.


Saturday, Oct. 5

7-9am—Walk & Talk with Monterey Park Mayor Teresa Real Sebastian. The mayor will discuss city issues with residents during the 5.4 mile walk. Meet at the Cascades, 700 S. Atlantic Blvd. For information contact Teresa Real Sebastian at (626)307-1465.

8:30am-12 Noon—Montebello Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at the Montebello Senior Center. Cost is $5 per person; proceededs benefit Lions Club’s community service projects, such as the free eye exams to be conducted Oct. 11 at the senior center from 10am to 2pm. The center is located at 115 S. Taylor Ave. For more information, call (909) 598-0554.

2:30-3:30pm—Art Exhibit: El Movimiento in Los Angeles Opening Reception at the East Los Angeles Library. The exhibit, curated by, the Chicano Movimiento Resource Center explores themes on the history of the Chicano Movement. Time: 2:30-3:30pm. The library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155.

9:30-11am—Free Smart Gardening Workshop at Chet Holifield Park in Montebello. Learn backyard composting, water-wise gardening, worm composting, and grass cycling. No RSVP needed; first 15 attendees will receive a free gardening starter kit. Sponsored by Sup. Gloria Molina. Park: 1060 S. Greenwood Ave, Montebello 90640. For more information, go to, or call (888) CLEAN LA.

4-10pm—Eagle Rock Music Festival Presents More than 35 Bands In Concert. Festival showcases a variety of innovative, multicultural and local music at various business locations on Colorado Blvd in Eagle Rock. Free to attend. Produced by Center for the Arts Eagle Rock. For more information, call (323) 226-1617, or visit

7pm—Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) Exhibit Opening Reception: LATINO/US Cotidiano (Oct. 6 – Feb 23, 2014). Cotidiano looks at the rapidly changing nature of the Latino experience in America and includes works by noted artists such as Carlos Alvárez Montero, SolAramendi, Katrina Marcelle d’Autremont, Calé, Ricardo Cases, Livia Corona,Héctor Mata, Karen Miranda, Dulce Pinzón, Susana Raab, Stefan Ruiz, and GihanTubbeh. MOLAA is located at 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, 90802. For more information, call ((562) 437-1689 or visit


Sunday, Oct. 6

9am-4pm—Go Metro to Rediscover the “Heart of L.A.” at CicLAvia. Pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders, and others can access 7.5 miles of car-free city streets. Spurs branching from MacArthur Park, Central/14th Place, Chinatown, and Mariachi Plaza will converge along Spring St. Street closures will impact Metro Bus routes from 9am to 5pm, for more details, call 323/GO.METRO or visit or

10am-7pm—La Feria de los Moles at Olvera Street in downtown L.A. Pueblo vs. Oaxaca food, live music, folklorico dance. Free admission. Visit Olvera Street shops and museums, and see the conserved Mural America Tropical by David Alfaro Siquieros and Interpretive Center. For more information, call (323) 246-6430 or visit

12 Noon-6pm—Mid-Autumn Moon Celebration at the Pacific Asia Museum. Event includes performances, crafts, food and other activities, presented in partnership with Chinese Culture Development Center and Sino US Performing Arts Organization. The event is free for members & included with admission for nonmembers. Museum is located at 46 N. Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, 91101. For discount tickets or more information, visit



Annual Pink Shawl Walk to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness Oct. 10 in Montebello. Walk begins at 5:30pm 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

Latino Book and Family Festival Oct. 12 at California 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. Open 11am-6pm. For more information, call (858) 603-8680, or visit

Fifth Annual LAMP Walkathon to Support Literacy and Citizenship Oct. 12 in Monterey Park at Barns Park from 8-11 a.m. 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


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