Community Calendar: November 14, 2013 – November 20, 2013

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Today, Thur., Nov. 14

3-4:30pm—Lecture on Hypertension, Diabetes & Alzheimer’s Disease at Beverly Hospital. Learn what role the different diseases have on brain health and overall wellbeing. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Beverly Hospital is located at 309 W. Beverly Blvd. Montebello 90640. For more info, call (800) 618-6664.


Friday, Nov. 15

8pm— World Premier of ¡Ser! at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. The comedic solo show written & performed by Karen Anzoategui with live music by CAVA & Walter Miranda. Written in collaboration with Louie Pérez of Los Lobos. ¡Ser! is a riveting personal narrative that examines a queer Latina’s strained relationship with each of her two homes LA & Buenos Aires. Closes Dec. 8. LATC is located at 514 S Spring St., LA 90013. Tickets: $10-$30. For more info, call (866) 811-4111.


Saturday, Nov. 16

9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free LA County Hazardous & E-Waste Roundup at the LA County Sheriff STAR Training facility in South Whittier. 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 STAR center is located at 11515 S. Colima Rd., South Whittier. 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


9:30-11am—Free Smart Gardening Workshop in Downey. Learn backyard composting, water-wise gardening, worm, composting, and grass recycling. No reservation required. Hosted by the Central Basin at Wilderness Park: 10999 Little Lake Rd., Downey 90242. For more info, call (888) CLEAN LA.


Noon-4pm—City if Commerce Adult Craft Faire at Bandini Park in the Batres Community Center: 4725 Astor Ave. Commerce, 90040. Open to ages 15 and up. Current resident card required. Pre-register at the Dept. of Parks & Recreation” $10 pre-registration; $12 at the door, if space availability. For more info: (323) 887-4434.


10am-5:30pm—Smithsonian’s Traveling Exhibit American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, opens at Cal State University LA in the Fine Arts Gallery. Exhibit showcases the influence Latino musicians have had on traditional genres of music in the U.S. and runs through Feb. 9, 2014. The day-long celebration will include guided tours of the exhibition, and feature Latino music, art, film and dance. American Sabor focuses on five major centers of Latino popular music production — New York, L.A., Miami, San Antonio & San Francisco. CSULA’s Fine Arts Gallery is located in building 9A, 5151 State University Dr., LA. For more info: .


Sunday, November 17

4pm—Ave. 50 Studio Presents “Remembering Frida”: Chicana/o essays, music, and art reflecting on the impact of Frida on our lives, Roberta La Vela Orona-Cordova, editor.  Selected Contributors: Maria Elena Fernandez, Toni Garcia, Lara Medina & Sybil Venegas. Ave. 50 is located at 131 North Avenue 50, Highland Park, 90042. For more information, call (323) 258-1435.


Tuesday, Nov. 19

6pm—DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Workshop at Robert L. Stevenson Library in Boyle Heights. Presented by DREAM Team LA. Get answers to your questions about deferred action requirements & application process. Free advise provided by members of the community. Library is located at 803 Spence St. LA 90023. For more information, call (323) 268-4710.


Wednesday, Nov. 20

6:30-8pm—Eagle Rock Presents Baskets & Bows with Angela. Looking for some great ideas for holiday gift giving? Join us and create a beautiful basket in time to fill with your Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings. Library is located at 5027 Caspar Ave., LA 90041. For more information, call (323) 258-8078.



Just Say No to Drugs Teen Program Nov. 21 at the Cypress Park Library, from 4pm to 5pm. Guest speakers will provide materials and a presentation on the dangers associated with drug use. Very informative program, and parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Library is located at 1150 Cypress Ave, LA 90065. For more information, call (323) 224-0039.


The 21st Anniversary of the Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour will take place on Nov. 24 in Northeast Los Angeles. The self-guided auto tour showcases more than 100 artists in homes and studios in Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Mount Washington and neighboring areas. The tour features a diverse range of fine art and craft by both emerging and established artists, and is one of the oldest art tours in Los Angeles. Tour runs from 9:30am to 5pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of tour. For more information or to purchase, go to

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