Community Calendar: January 30, 2014 – February 5, 2014

By EGP News

Friday, Jan. 31

1:30-3pm—East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Hosts “The Affordable Care Act Seminar” 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 .

3:30-5:30pm—Celebrate Chinese New Year -Year of the Horse – In Bell Gardens 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.

5-8pm—UTLA Fundraiser for Francisco Martinez (Vice President candidate) and John Paul Cabrera (Board of Directors Central Area) at Vamos Unidos: 301 W. Pico Blvd. LA 90015. For more information, call (323) 666-6752.


Saturday, Feb. 1

Times Vary—Cash for College Super Saturday-Free Financial Aid Workshops at various locations throughout Los Angeles County. Students and families can get one-on-one assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, California Dream Act Application (for eligible AB540 students), and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form. For times and locations, visit or call (888) CA-GRANT.

12 Noon-8pm—115th Annual Golden Dragon Parade & Two-Day Chinese New Year Festival in Downtown L.A. Golden Dragon parade is on Sat. from 1-3pm- starts at Hill & Ord Streets and ends at Broadway & Cesar Chavez. Sat & Sun festival will include artists, vendors, food, and live entertainment. The festival is easily accessed via Metro Gold Line rail from the Chinatown Station. Free admission. Sunday open from 12 noon to 5pm. For a complete schedule of events & more information, go to

11am-5pm— Free Event: Bring/Preserve Your-Music-Story Day at Cal State LA. presented in conjunction with  the “American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music” Exhibit on display in the CSULA Art Gallery. The bilingual exhibit features stories & music from the Eastside and beyond, from the 1940s to the present. A film crew will be on-site to record your stories & memories. All ages welcome. Stories will be collected and preserved by the US Library of Congress. Cal State is located at 5151 State University Dr. LA 90032. For more information, call (323) 343-4040 or e-mail


Monday, Feb. 3

9am-3pm—Metro & Rio Hondo College Present “Transitway,” a free month-long exhibit featuring the work of four LA-based artists through Feb. 28. The artists, commissioned for the Metro El Monte Station, will showcase new and original works in the Rio Hondo Art Gallery. Opening reception Feb. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. & artist discussion at 7 p.m. in the Blackbox Theatre in the Campus Inn. College is located at 3600 Workman Mill Rd in Whittier. For more information, call (562) 692-0921 or visit


Tuesday, Feb. 4

White Memorial Hosts Free “Natural Nursing” Breastfeeding Class. 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.


Wednesday, Feb. 5

5pm—Learn Metal Embossing at the Chet Holifield Library in Montebello. Learn to make cards, ornaments, jewelry, and other art projects using the technique. Free admission, reservations required. Must be age 10 or older to attend. The library is located at 23rd 1060 S. Greenwood Ave., Montebello, 90640. For more information, call (323) 728-0421.



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.

The 23rd Annual Alhambra Lunar New Year Street Festival takes place Feb. 8 on Valley Blvd. –from Garfield to Almansor. There will be 250 booths, kids activities, games, entertainment, food, a health fair and cultural demonstrations. Open 10am-8pm. Admission is free. For more information, go to

Lucille Beserra Roybal FamilySource Center Offers  Free Income Tax Preparation Feb. 8 at the Salesian Boys and Girls Club, 8:30am -2:30 pm. Open to low-income families that earned $52,000 or less in 2013. Presented in collaboration with East Side Tax Coalition. Salesian Boys and Girls Club is located at 3218 Wabash Ave. LA 90063.For more information, call (323) 526-9301.

Montebello Fire Dept. to Offer Free CERT Training Classes Feb. 21, 28 and March 1 at the Park Avenue Christian Church. The Community Emergency Response Team program prepares individuals on how to respond to a major emergency, such as earthquakes, fires or other hazards & help your family, neighbors, or co-workers when  emergency responders are unavailable. Participants who complete the free, 20-hour course will receive a certificate of completion. Class size is limited, so early registration encouraged. To RSVP or for more information, contact Lynne Wong at (323) 721-5187 or email


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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