Community Calendar: February 13, 2014 – February 19, 2014

By EGP News

Today, Thur., Feb. 13

6-8pm—Hollenbeck Community Town Hall Meeting at LAPD Hollenbeck Police Station to discuss recent aggravated assaults, and to address any concerns from community members. LAPD – Hollenbeck Station is located at 2111 E. 1st St., LA 90033. For more information, call (323) 342-4110.

7pm—La Plaza de Cultura y Artes Presents Aphrodisiacs: Chocolate, Chiles & Amor – with chef & historian Maite Gomez-Rejón. Learn the history of aphrodisiacs, taste New World foods sure to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day. Limited seating, so check availability. Tickets $10, for more information, go to La Plaza is located at 501 N. Main St., downtown LA 90012.

7pm—Eagle Rock Association (TERA) State of the Town Address at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock: 2225 Colorado Blvd. LA 90041. Councilman Jose Huizar (CD-14) will speak. Parking available at the Bank of America, west of Center for the Arts Eagle Rock. For more information, call TERA at (323) 259-TERA or Huizar’s Northeast Field Office at (323) 254-5295.


Friday, Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day

3:30-5:30pm—Valentine’s Day Fun at Bell Gardens Veterans Park. Enjoy carnival games, a dance contest, cool treats, and other fun activities from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. $2 per child. Register in the Game Room. BGVP is located at 6662 Loveland St. Bell Gardens 90201. For more information, call (562)806-7954.

5:30pm—Free Valentine’s Day Sunset Tour of Artwork Along the Metro Gold Line with Poet Mike Sonksen, a third-generation Angeleno known for his poetry performances, writings and unique city tours blending poetry & history. Tour departs Union Station Information Booth at 5:30 p.m. and ends at Kings Row Gastropub in Old Pasadena at 7 p.m. Save $5 on meal there by showing a valid TAP card to the cashier. For more information, visit


Saturday, Feb. 15

11am—The Wall Las Memorias Launches ¡Salud A La Salud! Celebrate Your Health campaign at Mariachi Plaza. Volunteers from across LA will come together that day in support of quality health and wellness services for Latino and LGBTQ communities. To RSVP or for more information, go to the event page at

2-4pm—Bell Gardens Library Family Storytime – Astronaut Collage. Hear stories in English & Spanish, play Lotería (Bingo), and make an astronaut collage. Free admission. Library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. Bell Gardens 90201. For more info, call (562) 927-1309.

3-4pm—Teen Library Olympics at the Montebello Library. Are you watching the Olympics? Come celebrate, have some fun, and chance to be the Library Teen Olympic Champion. Prizes & medals will be awarded. Open to age teens 12-18. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.


Tuesday, Feb. 18

3pm—Audubon Society Presents: Animals Then & Now at the Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park. Fun & informational program open to youth, pre-school to teen. Library is located at 6145 N. Figueroa St., LA 90042. For more information, call (323) 255-0537.


Wednesday, Feb. 19

10:30-11:15am—Tiny Tots Storytime at the Eagle Rock Library. Pre-schoolers can explore the world of reading through books, rhymes, fingerplays, music, flannel boards, activities, and educational toys. Library is located at 5027 Caspar Ave. LA 90041. For more information, call (323) 258-8078.

5-6pm—Make Awesome Face Masks at the Chet Holifield Library in Montebello! Show your inner superhero or princess. All materials will be provided. Open to all ages. Library is located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. For more information, call (323) 728-0421.



Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Present “Brushbot” Program for Tweens, Feb. 20 at 3pm. Brushbot is a hands-on learning experiences to help tweens learn how to use tools & materials in a new way & spark interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering & math). Material free to first 20 to sign up: open to ages 9-12. Library is located at 318 S. Ramona Ave. For more details, call (626) 307-1358.

East LA/Boyle Heights Re-entry Fair Feb. 21 For Formerly Incarcerated & Families. Staff & volunteers will introduce services such as GED enrollment; job skill development; tattoo removal; health screening & testing; education, training resources; substance abuse services. From 10am to 12 noon at 624 S. Chicago St., Boyle Heights 90023. Free lunch. For more information, call San Almaraz at (213) 361-2126 or Sofia Galeano at (323) 392-2519.

Montebello Fire Dept. Offers Free CERT Training Classes Feb. 21, 28 and March 1 at Park Avenue Christian Church. The Community Emergency Response Team program prepares individuals to respond to a major emergency, such as earthquakes, fires or other hazards & to help when emergency responders not available. Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the 20-hour course. Class size limited, so register in advance: Lynne Wong at (323) 721-5187 or email

Free Citizenship Application Workshop Feb. 22 in Eagle Rock. The event is sponsored by Filipino American Service Group, Inc. (FASGI) and will be held at Eagle Rock Lutheran Church: 5032 N. Maywood, LA 90041. Fee waivers available to eligible applicants. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Jeanette Sayno at or call (213) 483-9804 ext. 205.

Bell Gardens High to Host Cash for College Workshops Feb. 22 (8am-noon) & Feb. 26 (2:30-5pm). Free, one-on-one professional financial aid assistance for students & families, and assistance completing the California Dream Act application for eligible AB540 students. Fore more information, call Maritza Fairfield at (909) 445-1001 (office) or (909)816-7722.


To submit an event 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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