Community Calendar: January 16, 2014 – January 22, 2014

By EGP News

Today, Thurs., Jan. 16

4:30-5:30pm—Teen Thing Thursdays! at the City Terrace Library. A weekly program just for teens ages 12-18. Activities may include art, games, food, etc. the library is located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 261-0295.


Saturday, Jan. 18

8am—CANCELLED DUE TO AIR QUALITY CONCERNS–Volunteer Community Clean Up of Rosewood Park Neighborhood in City of Commerce. US Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard & Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia will join volunteers to pick up trash, paint curbs and plant flowers. CalMet will provide four large dumpsters for bulky items and SafeShred will destroy documents free of charge. Other sponsors include E-Waste Center, Central Water Basin, Sterling Meats, Hilton Gardens Montebello and Doubletree Hotel Commerce. Meet in the City Hall parking lot: 2535 Commerce Way.

8am—LA County Fire Dept. Hiring Information Session at the Carson Community Center. The one-day overview will help interested candidates learn about the departments hiring process, requirements & upcoming firefighter exam. Additional sessions will be held at the same location on March 1 & May 17. The Carson Center is located at 801 E. Carson St. in Carson. Register online at to attend & bring a copy of registration confirmation. For more information, visit, or call Capt. Tom Richards in the Public Information Office at (323) 881-2411.

9am—Bulky Item Drop Off in El Sereno. Get there early and drop off those sofas, cabinets, toilets, and mattresses. There are now 2 large bins located at El Sereno Recreation Center:  (large parking lot). No tires, paints, E-Waste, or contractor waste. Can’t make it to the drop off bins? No problem, just dial 311.

10:30am—C.I.C.L.E. Community Bike Ride: Tweed, Moxie and Mustaches Ride: The Historic Arroyo! The free, family-friendly, leisurely paced ride open to all cyclists and will explore histories of the Judson Studios, creating hand-crafted stained & architectural glass since the 1800s; the Lummis Home, a 19th century landmark and the Audubon Center at Debs Park, an environmental education and conservation center nestled away in Los Angeles’ fourth largest park. Bring water, a snack, and bike in good working order. Meet at the Highland Park Metro Gold Line Station: 203 N. Ave 58, LA 90042. Ride departs at 11am. For more information, go to

2-4pm—Family Storytime celebrating Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday at Bell Gardens Library. Read books about the civil rights leader with family and play bingo. Bell Gardens Library is located on 7110 S. Garfield Ave. For more information call (562) 927-1309.

3pm—Center Theatre Group Presents the Boyle Heights Theatre Tour at the Benjamin Franklin Library. Selections from Our Lady of the Underpass by Tanya Sarac presented in English. The same week that Rome announced a new Pope, a woman driving home from work spotted an image of the Virgin Mary on a discolored wall of the Fullerton Avenue underpass. Hhear the voices of those who were drawn to that wall. Free Admission- Open to adults, teens & seniors. The library is located at 2200 E. 1st Street, LA 90033. For more information, call (323) 263-6901.


Monday, Jan. 20

3:30-5:30pm—Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bell Gardens Veterans Park. Participants will celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. King by writing and reciting poetry in his honor. Other activities will include painting and trivia contests. Veterans Park is located at 6662 Loveland St. For more information call (562) 806-7650.

7pm—A Noise Within Theatre Presents Free Reading of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone. Translated and Directed by Robertson Dean. Theatre is located at 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, 91107. For reservations or more information, call (626) 356-3100 ex 1 or visit


Tuesday, Jan. 21

5pm—Family Storytime at the Chet Holifield Library in Montebello. Nurture your child’s love of reading with songs and stories at the library!  Simple art activities will also be provided to encourage learning. A few words in American Sign Language will be introduced each week. The library is located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. Montebello 90640. For more information, call (323) 728-0421.


Wednesday, Jan. 22

6:30pm—Monterey Park City Council Reorganization and Mayoral Installation at City Hall. Anthony Wong will be installed as mayor and Hans Liang as mayor pro tem. City Hall is located at 320 W. Newmark Ave.  For more information call (626) 307-1458.

6:30pm—University of Southern California Presentation on USC Health Sciences Campus Master Plan. Learn about the latest development efforts. Meeting will be held in the Sacred Heart Church Auditorium: 2821 Baldwin St., corner of Griffin Avenue in Lincoln Heights 90031.  For more information, contact USC Community Partnerships at (323) 442-357.



Monterey Park’s Annual Lunar Festival Jan. 25- 26. The event will feature over 200 booths with food, specialty items & gifts; live entertainment & carnival rides. For more information, contact Recreation Superintendent Robert Aguirre at (626) 307-1390.

City of Commerce Hosts Financial Aid Workshop Jan. 29 for students attending college in the fall. All are welcome to attend. The workshop will be held from 6 to 7pm at the City Hall Emergency Operations Center: 2535 Commerce Way. For more information, visit .

Celebrate Chinese New Year In Bell Gardens Jan. 31. Celebrate the Year of the Horse with traditional food, activities and an educational video in the Game Room at the Veterans Park: 6662 Loveland St. Admission: $2 per child. Time: 3:30p.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information call (562) 806-7650.


To submit an event or announcement to the Community Calendar, e-mail All submissions are subject to space availability. Paid advertising available for guaranteed calendar placement. For more information, email or call (323) 341-7970. 

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