Community Calendar: November 21, 2013 – November 27, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thur., Nov. 21

4-5pm—Just Say No to Drugs Teen Program at the Cypress Park Library. Speakers will provide materials and discuss 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.


Friday, Nov. 22

4-5pm—Create Holiday Gift Bags at the Robert Louis Stevenson Library. Use foam stamps, color-stamp pads, stickers, and markers, etc. All materials will be provided. Free-Open to teens. Library is located at 803 Spence St. LA 90023. For more info, call (323) 268-4710.


Saturday, Nov. 23

6:30am-Check In For City of Commerce Annual 5K Turkey Trot. People of all ages are invited to take part in the run/walk through the Rosewood Park neighborhood. Awards for both male and female participants, including fastest & oldest runners. Entry is free for residents with a current Commerce Resident Card; Non-resident can pre-register for $20/$25 on-site. Runs starts at 8:10am. For more information, call the Commerce Sports Office at (323) 887-4432.


9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free LA County Hazardous & E-Waste Roundup atEast Los Angeles College Stadium Parking Lot. 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. East LA College Stadium Parking Lot is located at Bleakwood Ave. & Floral Drive in Monterey Park . 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


Sunday, Nov. 24

9:30am-5pm—The 21st Anniversary of the Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour 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. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of tour. For more information or to purchase, go to


10am-4pm—23rd Annual Mariachi Festival & Community Fair at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. Enjoy a day full of Mariachi Music, Folklorico Dancers, Arts Activities, and Delicious food! The Mariachi Plaza Festival Foundation is proud to present this year’s Mariachi Festival with a tribute to Female Mariachis. Our featured artists include Trio Ellas, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, and headlining group, Grammy Award winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea. The event is free to the public, don’t forget to ride the Metro! MTA Goldline – Mariachi Plaza Station: 1831 E 1st St, LA 90033. For more information, visit


Tuesday, Nov. 26

5:30-7:30PM—Free Housing Rights Workshop at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. The Housing Rights Center (HRC) will present information & resources regarding housing discrimination and landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities. Library is located at 318 S. Ramona Ave, Monterey Park 91754. For more information, or to RSVP call Amy at (800) 477-5977 extension 1104. TTY users please call (213) 201-0867. Location is handicap accessible.



Wednesday, Nov. 27

3-4pm—Senior Program on Holiday Blues at the Montebello Library. The holidays can be a depressing time of year for some seniors; the LA County Dept. of Mental Health will present information about dealing with the holiday blues and depression. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd Montebello 90640. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.


3:30pm—Sword Fighting Demonstration for Teens at Benjamin Franklin Library. See a live demonstration of sword fighting with the professional stunt team from Tigertainment Studios. Learn about the history of swords, weaponry, and how fights are safely staged in your favorite movies!


4:30pm—East LA-Montebello Business and Professional Women (BPW) Dinner Meeting. Monterey Park Police Det. Bing Han will talk about “Scams Against Seniors and Identity Theft.” Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 888 Montebello Blvd., Rosemead. Meeting is open to the public; to make reservations, call (626) 307-5650 or E-mailing


7:30-10pm—Garvey Ranch Park Observatory Program in Monterey Park. The Los Angeles Astronomical Society (LAAS) Members are eager to answer questions & let you peek through the 8” telescope, weather permitting. Free telescope-making classes and seasonal astronomy classes are available during operating hours. Garvey Ranch Park is located at 781 S. Orange Ave Monterey Park 91755. For more information, contact LAAS at;; or call (213) 673-7355.



The 69th Annual Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade will take place Dec. 1. This year’s Celebrity Grand Marshall is ALMA award actor Jose Yenque. Over 100 NELA bicyclists, Urban Farmers, NELA drum club, NELA artist and various local high school bands will participate. Event is sponsored by the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce. The parade starts at 1pm, and 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, the Auxiliary Bishops of Los Angeles and participating clergy will celebrate Mass at East LA College-Weingarten Stadium with mariachis, bandas, dances, hymns and poems. For more information, the public can call Resurrection Church at (323) 268-1141.

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