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Sunday, Dec. 1
1pm—The 69th Annual Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade Heads Down Figueroa in Highland Park. ALMA award winning actor Jose Yenque is this year’s Celebrity Grand Marshall. Dancers, bicycle groups, drill teams and local high school bands will be among the hundreds of participants. Santa will also make a appearance. The parade is sponsored by the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce. The parade will travel along Figueroa from Ave. 60 to Ave. 50.
82nd Annual Procession and Mass in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Sunday, Dec. 1. Thousands of Catholic faithful will gather to honor the Virgin of Guadalupe. There will be decorated floats, dancers, music and more. Following the procession, Archbishop José H. Gomez and participating clergy will celebrate Mass at East LA College-Weingarten Stadium with mariachis, bandas, dances, hymns and poems. For more information, call Resurrection Church at (323) 268-1141.
Monday, Dec. 2
5-6pm & 6-7pm—Kids Money Matters Workshops at the East L.A. Library. Kids, come learn the importance of how to earn, spend, save, and donate money. Ages 6-9 at 5pm; ages 9-12 at 6pm. Sponsored by Los Amigos of the East L.A. No charge to attend. The library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155.
Tuesday, Dec. 3
6-7pm—Road to Job Success: Networking and the Hidden Job Market, a free workshop at the Anthony Quinn Library. Learn effective ways to get a job or new clients and how to find the “hidden” job market using social media, Facebook and Linkedin as networking tools; resume basics & tricks to get your application to the top of the pile. Library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 264-7715.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
11am—Holiday Toy Drive Lunch With Montebello Police Chief at the Senior Center. Bring new unwrapped toys for children 12 and under. Lunch will be served from 11am to 2pm. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at Heavenly Choice located at 534 N. Montebello Blvd. The Montebello Senior Center is located at 111 S. Taylor Ave. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, call Event Chair Denise Hagopian at (323) 728-2728.
City Terrace Library Presents A Mobile Film Classroom for Teens on Dec. 5 from 4 to 7pm. Learn all the latest tips and techniques for filming and editing your own movies. This is a special 3-hour program led by professional instructors. The library is located 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 261-0295.
Heritage Square Museum 19th Annual Holiday Lamplight Celebration Dec. 7 & Dec. 8. Amidst historic Victorian homes, guests follow costumed characters from the Jazz Age to the late Victorian period. 1-hour tours run every 20 minutes from 4pm to 8:40pm. Reservations required. Admission: adults $30; children 6 & over $15; museum members 25% discount (special terms apply). Not suitable for children under 6. Heritage Square is located at 3800 Homer St., off the 110 Freeway in Northeast LA. To RSVP or for more information, call the box office at (323) 225-2700 ext. 223, Mon & Wed-Fri 9am-4pm.
Virgin de Guadalupe Celebration Dec. 11 & 12th at El Pueblo Historic Monument/Olvera Street. Music, processions, and more take place all day on the 11th and continue overnight and all day on the 12th.
Las Posadas at El Pueblo/Olvera Street, Nightly Dec. 16 to the 24th. Depicts the nine-day journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem with singing, a candlelight procession, and the breaking of a piñata each night in keeping with Mexican traditions. Admission is free. Program runs from 5:30-8:30pm. El Pueblo is located at 125 Paseo de la Plaza, in downtown L.A., across from Union Station. For more information, call (213) 485-8372 or visit www.calleolvera.com.
L.A. County Holiday Celebration Dec. 24 at the Music Center Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Choirs, instrumental groups, and dance companies representing the many cultures of Los Angeles celebrate with seasonally-themed music and dance. Around 1,500 performers from 35 groups will participate. Free admission. Doors open at 2:30pm, program runs 3-9pm. Free parking at the Music Center: 135 N. Grand Ave., Downtown LA. For more information, call (213) 972-3099 or visit www.lacountyarts.org .
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