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

By EGP News

Today, Thursday March 13

7-8pm—Pre-Construction Open House for L.A. State Historic Park at Goodwill Center in Lincoln Heights. Design team will display renderings of the new park & answer questions. Location: Auditorium, 342 San Fernando Rd, LA 90031. For more information, visit www.lashp.la .

 

Saturday, March 15

10am-2pm—WRD 7th Annual Groundwater Festival “Treasure Beneath Our Feet” in Lakewood. Free event promotes importance of groundwater as a valuable resource. Festival will include over 40 exhibitors: Discovery Science Center – Live entertainment at center stage; Aquarium of the Pacific – Watershed on Wheels; Cabrillo Marine Aquarium – Ocean on Wheels and a WRD Photo Booth to take family portraits. At 12 noon, Groundwater Ambassador Awards presented to US Rep. Janice Hahn & Assemblyman Anthony Rendon; Announcement of WRD’s Art Completion Winners. WRD is located at 4040 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, 90712. For more information, visit www.wrd.org.

12 Noon-8pm—Feast of St. Joseph Table at St. Benedict Church Parish Hall Sat. & Sun (10am-8pm) in Montebello. Blessing of the Table 12 noon Sat; free pasta meal both days. Hosted by the Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 111. Parish Hall: 17th annual 1022 W. Cleveland Ave, Montebello. For information, call Frank Salomone at (323) 888-2074.

1pm—Lucha Reyes Street Dedication & Mariachi Concert at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. Dedication will include ribbon cutting ceremony & free community concert. Location: East 1st & Bailey St. Take Metro Gold Line to Mariachi Plaza.

 

Monday, March 17-Saint Patrick’s Day

5pm-12am—Montebello Police to Conduct DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint at Undisclosed Location. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

 

Wed., March 19

5-8pm—Community Planning Forum on 3 L.A. Initiatives: Mobility Plan 2035 (city’s transportation plan), Plan for Healthy Los Angeles (public health initiative), and re:code LA (comprehensive update of the City’s 1946 Zoning Code). Location: Metro Headquarters, One Gateway Plaza, LA 90012. Take the Gold Line or Red Line to Union Station.

6-8pm—LA City Budget 101 Town Hall With Mayor Eric Garcetti & Councilmen Jose Huizar & Gil Cedillo at the Puente Learning Center. Tell the mayor & councilmen what your priorities are for city’s budget. Bilingual event is from 6 to 8pm at Puente: 501 S. Boyle Ave., LA 90033. To RSVP, go to www.lamayor.org.

 

Upcoming

Know Your Rights: Boyle Heights LGBT Town Hall March 20 at the new “City Hall.” LGBT community members are invited to hear national advocates discuss critical changes to Social Security Benefits since Prop 8 and Section 3 of DOMA for married same-sex couples, LGBT parents with minor children, LGBT individuals who are retired or age 50+ planning for retirement. Boyle Heights City Hall is located at 2130 E. 1st St., LA. Free event starts at 6pm. To RSVP or for more information, call (323) 945-9290 or go to http://tinurl.com/LGBTtownhall.

Community Design Workshop March 20 at City Terrace Park. Get an update on the Community Parks and Recreation Plan; help design potential new parks & trails in East L.A. Meets 6 to 8:30pm. Raffle & free activities for the kids, Park is located at 1126 N. Hazard Ave. East LA 90063. For more information, contact Stephano Medina at (213) 797-6553.

Documentary Film Screening: María Félix (en español), 5pm March 20 at the Benjamin Franklin Library. María Félix is an icon of classic Mexican cinema. This Spanish-language documentary explores her life and her roles and her status as one of the most prominent women in Mexican history. Library is located at 2200 E First St, LA 90033. For more information, call (323)263-6901.

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 www.4milehillchallenge.com .

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 22 (9:30-11:30 am), Potrero Heights Park, 8051 Arroyo Dr, Montebello. For more dates & locations, visit www.centralbasin.org.

 

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