Community Calendar: February 20, 2014 – February 26, 2014

By EGP News

Today, Thursday, Feb. 20

3pm—Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library PresentS “Brushbot” Program for Tweens. 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). Ages 9-12. Library is located at 318 S. Ramona Ave. For more details, call (626) 307-1358.

Friday, Feb. 21

10am-12Noon—East LA/Boyle Heights Re-entry Fair 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. Location: 624 S. Chicago St., Boyle Heights 90023. Free lunch. For more information, call Sam Almaraz at (213) 361-2126 or Sofia Galeano at (323) 392-2519.


Saturdays, Feb. 22 

8am-12 Noon—Bell Gardens High School Cash for College Workshop. Free, one-on-one professional financial aid assistance for students & families and help completing the California Dream Act application for eligible AB540 students. Workshop repeats Feb. 26 (2:30-5pm). For more information, call Maritza Fairfield at (909) 445-1001 (office) or (909) 816-7722.

 10am—Free Citizenship Application Workshop 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 an appointment, contact Jeanette Sayno at or call (213) 483-9804 ext. 205.

3-5pm—East LA Rep Dramatic Reading of Emma and the Suizies by Anthony Aguilar at the Benjamin Franklin Library in conjunction with the Boyle Heights Theatre Tour. A high school teenager’s unwanted trip to Grandma Emma’s turns thrilling when Emma relives her adolescent life of crime in Boyle Heights. For teens and adults. Free admission. Library is located at 2200 E First St. ?LA 90033. For more information, call (323) 263-6901.

4pm—Heart Wyoming Foundation Town Hall & Movie Screening at Japanese American Museum in Little Tokyo. See an extended version of Witness: The Legacy of Heart Mountain, tells the story of the historic Heart Mountain Confinement Site, where nearly 14,000 people of Japanese ancestry were incarcerated in Wyoming. Space is limited. RSVPs to

7pm—4th Annual Lummis Day Film Night at the Church on York: 4904 York Boulevard in Highland Park. Tickets are $15 & benefit the production of Lummis Day. “Detained in the Desert” and “Sacred Journey,” two inspirational films dramatically depicting passages through adversity. will be screened. To buy tickets, visit


Sunday, Feb. 23

9-11am—The Montebello Elks Lodge #2051 First Annual Champagne & Mariachi Breakfast open to the public. Menu: eggs, bacon or sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, deserts for a donation of $12 at the door. Location: 506 W. Whittier Blvd., Montebello (rear entrance-upstairs).  For more information, call (323) 721-8506.

1:30-4:30pm— Breed Street Shul Project Presents “Boyle Heights Heroes,” a conversation with local luminaries Danny Hernandez, Annette Shapiro, Donna Bojarsky & Gershon Lewis on giving back to the community. Mini walking & bus tours of Boyle Heights will be led by Jewish Historical Society of Southern Ca volunteers before and after 2:30 pm panel discussion. The Shul is located at 247 N. Breed St., LA 90033. Event is free, but RSVP to For more information call (323) 881-4850.

3-5pm—LA Plaza Arte y Cultura Screening of Vicente Serrano’s documentary, A Forgotten Injustice, which explores the U.S. government’s forced removal of people of Mexican descent from the United States, including, approximately 400,000 American citizens & residents of Mexican decent from California alone. Francisco Balderrama, Ph.D., co-author of Decade of Betrayal, will be on hand for a conversation before the film. LA Plaza is located at  501 N. Main St. LA 90012.

3:30pm—Pet Emergency Prep Seminar at Hermon Dog Park (5568 Via Marisol, LA 90041. The city will provide chairs, and the topic is “Are You Prepared With Your Pets When Disaster Strikes?” Seating is limited, so email to check availability or to RSVP.


Tuesday, Feb. 25

4-5pm—Puppet Show at Robert Luis Stevenson Library. Luce Puppet Co. performs for pre-school and young children, Free admission. Library located at 803 Spence St. LA 90023. For more information, call (323) 268-4710.


Wednesday, Feb. 26

4:30pm—Dr. Dionne Espinosa to Discuss CSULA Gender Studies at East Los Angeles-Montebello Business & Professional Women’s dinner meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel Restaurant, 888 Montebello Blvd., Rosemead. There is a dinner charge. Call or E-mail Linda Wilson (626) 307-5650 or to make a reservation or for questions.

5:30-8pm—Innercity Struggle School Funding Town Hall Meeting. Eastside students & parents invited to learn about the Local Control Funding Formula that gives additional funds to schools with high levels of low-income & EL students, and foster children  & how to secure fair share of funds for eastside schools. Childcare provided. Location: 124 N. Townsend Ave., LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 780-7605.



Beverly Hospital in Montebello Presents Free Community Lecture, The Battle against Heart Disease, Feb. 27. Join cardiologist Rex Liu, M.D., for a discussion on heart disease, diagnosis, management and lowering your risk. Meet in Hospital Tower Basement Rm: 309 W. Beverly Blvd, Montebello, 90640.

Parents Matter Now Public Meeting on School Funding Feb. 27 (6-8pm)at the Old Timers Foundation in Huntington Park. Learn about the Local Control Funding Formula that gives additional funds to LAUSD schools with high levels of low-income & EL students, and foster children. Translation, childcare provided. Location: 3355 E. Gage Ave. Huntington Park. For more information, call (323) 780-7605.

13th Annual LA Lantern Festival March l at the Chinese American Museum at El Pueblo Historical Monument in downtown LA. Free festival includes traditional & contemporary Chinese performances, music & food. At dusk, the lighted Silver Dragon will wind its way through El Pueblo (Olvera St.): 425 N. Los Angeles St., LA 90012 (across from Union Station). For a complete schedule, go to

Free CERT Training in Lincoln Heights March 4 -April 15. Classes offered by the LA County Fire Dept. in collaboration with the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council. Get basic disaster preparedness, terrorism awareness, light search & rescue, fire suppression & disaster medical training to use in a major disaster when police, fire and medical help may not be available. Time: Tuesdays, 6-9pm. Location: El ARCA in: 3839 Selig Pl. LA 90031. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact: or call (323) 223-3079.

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