Community Calendar: February 27, 2014 – March 5, 2014

By EGP News

Today, Thursday Feb. 27

3-4:30pm—Beverly Hospital in Montebello Presents Free Community Lecture, The Battle against Heart Disease. 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.


6-8pm—Parents Matter Now Public Meeting on School Funding 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.

6:30-8pm—Community Meeting on Proposed Design for Taylor Yard Bridge Design at the Cypress Park Recreation Center. Give input on proposed bikeway/pedestrian bridge over LA River between Cypress Park & Elysian Valley. Rec Center located at 2630 Pepper Ave. LA 90065. For more information, call Sergio Infanzon at (213) 785-4886.

6:30-7:30pm—Latino Diabetes Assoc. Offers Free Six-Week Diabetes Classes at Plaza Community Services in City Terrace. Classes held Thursdays thorough April 3. Learn how to prevent & control the disease. Plaza is located at 4018 City Terrace Dr. LA 90063. To register or for more information, call (323) 837-9869.

Saturday, March 1


12Noon-10om—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

Tuesday, March 4


6pm—American Chinese Dance Assoc. Performs at the East LA Library to Celebrate “Year of the Horse.” Program is free & open to the public. The library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155 or visit the web site at


6-9pm—Free CERT Training in Lincoln Heights – Weekly Through 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. Location: El ARCA in: 3839 Selig Pl. LA 90031. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact: or call (323) 223-3079.



Movie Celebrating Women’s History Month March 6 at the Stevenson Library, 4pm. Based on a true story about life of a strong-willed interior designer, wife, and mother of two who takes in a 17-year-old African American boy. Free admission. Library is located at 803 Spence St. LA 90023. For more information, call

Sign Ups Open for 4-Mile Challenge Run/Walk/Hike on March 22 to benefit the Audubon Nature Center at Debs Park. Join community leaders, celebrities & others taking the challenge. Course follows Debs Park Trails & covers historical points of interest. Awards to top 3 finishers in each category. Event includes a Community Wellness Fair. For more information, go to .


Central Basin and LA County Public Works Smart Gardening Workshops Through April. Free workshops teach water-wise gardening, composting and grass cycling. Local workshops: March 8 (9:30-11:30 am) at Roosevelt Park, 7600 Graham Ave, LA; March 22 (9:30-11:30 am), Potrero Heights Park, 8051 Arroyo Dr, Montebello. For more dates & locations, visit


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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