Community Calendar: January 23, 2014 – January 29, 2014

By EGP News

Today, Thurs., Jan. 23

6pm—City of Commerce Public Scoping Meeting on Proposed Retail Center Project at the Batres Community Center at Bandini Park (4627 Astor Ave.). Local residents & businesses can give input regarding the 148,200 sq ft retail development project proposed for the southwest corner of Atlantic and Washington Blvds. A second scoping meeting will be held at 6pm Jan. 30 at the Commerce Senior Citizens Center (2555 Commerce Way). For more information, contact the Public Works/Development Services Department at (323) 722-4805.


Friday, Jan. 24

6-8pm—Metro Presents: Free Salsa Performance by LA Picante at Historic Union Station. Band will perform two-sets (6 & 7pm) of its celebrated blend of classical salsa & Latin Jazz. Admission is Free & dancing encouraged. Location: Fred Harvey Room, a space that is usually closed to the public. Union Station is located at 800 No. Alameda St. LA 90012 and can be easily reached by Metro Rail or Bus & several municipal bus lines. Use the Trip Planner at for routes and connections.


Saturday, Jan. 25

9am-2pm—Weekly East Los Angeles Farmers Market at the East LA Civic Center. Lots of vendors with fresh produce and other items, crafts, cooking demonstrations, Zumba, music and more. East LA Civic Center is located at 4801 E. 3rd St, LA 90022 (3rd St. & Mednik). For more information, visit

10am-6pm—Monterey Park’s Annual Lunar Festival Jan. 25- 26. The event will take place on Garvey Avenue, between Garfield & Atlantic. It will feature over 200 booths with food, specialty items & gifts; live entertainment & carnival rides. Free shuttles at Ynez School (120 S. Ynez), Mark Keppel High School (501 E. Hellman Ave.), and Barnes Park Service Club House (350 S. McPherrin Ave.) For more information, visit or call (626) 307-1390.


Monday, Jan. 27

4-5pm—Thor Reptile Show at the El Sereno Library. Just for Teens! Visit the branch and see and touch an awesome assortment of reptiles including snakes, lizards, and more! Library is located at 5226 S. Huntington Dr. LA 90032. For more information, call (323) 225-9201.


Wednesday, Jan. 29

1-4pm—CalFresh Application Assistance at the Anthony Quinn Public Library in East L.A. The CalFresh Program (California’s name for the food stamp program) issues monthly electronic benefits to those that qualify that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. Staff will be available to guide you through the application process. The library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., LA 90063. For more information call (323) 264-7715.

5pm—Center Theatre Group Presents the Boyle Heights Theatre Tours at the Benjamin Franklin Library. Dramatic readings from Hoop Girls by Gabriela López de Dennis presented by Casa 0101. Step into the world of LA women with hip hop flair who desire, fear, grow and share a love for hoop earrings. 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.

5-7pm—East LA Library Presents Money Matters, a workshop where kids can learn the importance of how to earn, spend, save, and donate money. For children ages 6-12. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155.

6-7pm—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: 3:30-5:30 p.m. For more information call (562) 806-7650.

UTLA Fundraiser for Francisco Martinez (Vice President candidate) and John Paul Cabrera (Board of Directors Central Area) Friday, Jan. 31 at Vamos Unidos: 301 W. Pico Blvd. LA 90015. For more information, call (323) 666-6752.

East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Hosts “The Affordable Care Act Seminar” Fri. Jan. 31 at El Gallo Plaza. The workshop will provide small businesses with a “roadmap” through the Affordable Care Act. Speakers: by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez & Marcella Davalos, Southern CA outreach manager for Small Business  Majority. Time: 1:30 to 3p.m. El Gallo Plaza is located at 4545 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave. LA 90022. To register or for more information, call (323) 263-2005, email or visit

White Memorial Hosts Free “Natural Nursing” Breastfeeding Class Feb. 4. Session will help parents  make wise decisions about how they want to feed their baby. The class will be held in the Parent Education Conference Room, 3rd Floor SCT: 1720 E. Cesar E Chavez Ave in Boyle Heights. To reserve a space, call (323) 265-5050.

League of Women Voters Forum on Hunger- “Let Them East Cake” – Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. Speakers include Gil Nelson, director of Family Services at Union Station Homeless Services & Socorro Naranjo Rocha, coordinator of Families in Transition – a homeless/transitional program in the Pasadena Unified School District. Program is free & open to the public, however, reservations are required & a $25 charge if you want lunch. RSVP requested to assure adequate seating during program. Deadline is Jan. 31.


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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