Community Calendar: March 20, 2014 – March 26, 2014
By EGP News
Today, Thursday March 20
6pm—Know Your Rights: Boyle Heights LGBT Town Hall 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. To RSVP or for more information, call (323) 945-9290 or go to http://tinurl.com/LGBTtownhall.
6-8:30pm—Community Design Workshop 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.
5pm—Documentary Film Screening: María Félix (en español) 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.
Friday, March 21
4-8pm—Monterey Park Farmers Market. Vendors sell fresh fruits, vegetables and other food items. Free admission. Location: In front of Bruggemeyer Library, next door to City Hall – 318 S. Ramona Ave. For more information, visit MontereyParkFM.com.
7pm—Free Family Movie Night at Pillar of Fire Church in Highland Park. Homeward Bound II is suitable for the entire family. Church is located at 4900 N. Figueroa St, KA 90042. For more information, go to www.POF-LA.com.
7pm—Monterey Continuation High School Presents Free Stage Readings and Mural Unveiling at Plaza de La Raza’s Margo Albert Theatre: 3540 N. Mission Rd., LA 90031. About…Productions Theatre Works’ “Intertwined / In Between/ In Our Teens” includes stage readings by professional actors and student volunteers. For more information, call (626) 396-0920 or go to www.aboutpd.org.
Saturday, March 22
8:30am—4-Mile Challenge Run/Walk/Hike 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 .
9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free LA County Hazardous & E-Waste Roundup ain Lynwood. Safely discard household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles, universal waste including household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and electronic waste (e-waste) such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones. Location: Lynwood City Streets – Intersection of Butler Ave & Bellinger St. For more information, call County of LA Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to www.888CleanLA.com, contact LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.
9-11:30am—Volunteer Clean Ups Talking Place at 3 Northeast L.A. Locations: Sotomayor Learning Academies, 2050 N. San Fernando Rd, Cypress Park 90065 – Contact: Baltazar Vega (323) 276-5525; Excel Charter Academy, 1855 N. Main St. Lincoln Heights, 90031 – Contact: Yvette Frontanez (323) 222-5010 and Santa Rosa Charter Academy, 3838 Eagle Rock Blvd. Glassell Park, 90065 – Contact: Jorge Rosas (323) 254-1703.
9:30-11:30am—Central Basin and LA County Public Works Smart Gardening Workshop. Free workshops teach water-wise gardening, composting and grass cycling. Location: Potrero Heights Park, 8051 Arroyo Dr, Montebello. For more dates & locations, visit www.centralbasin.org.
9:30am—“When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” Forum at Commerce City Hall. Forum sponsored by U.S. Reps Lucille Roybal-Allard, Grace Napolitano & Janice Hahn in collaboration with MUSD. Speaker topics include: Work & Family Balance; Child Care & Pay Disparities. Attendance limited so call (323) 721-8790 or (310) 831-1799 for more information. Commerce City Hall is located at 2535 Commerce Way, Commerce 90040.
2pm—Free Magic Show at the Lincoln Height Library: 2530 Workman Street, 90031. Open to all ages. For more information, call (323) 226-1692.
4:30-10pm—Miss Commerce Pageant at Commerce Hotel & Casino. Local young women vie for spots on Commerce’s Royal Court. Tickets are $30 and include dinner & pageant. Call Parks & Recreation at (323) 887-4434 to purchase tickets. Event will be broadcast on Commerce City Channel 3; check guide for rebroadcast times & dates.
Tuesday, March 25
7pm—Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta to Speak at Occidental College in Eagle Rock as part of Women’s Herstory Month and Semana de la Raza. Huerta is the co-founder of the United Farm Workers and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. At 81, Huerta continues to work through the Dolores Huerta Foundation to develop leaders & advocate for the working poor, women and children. Program free & open to the public. For more information, call (323) 259 1405.
AARP Movies for Grownups Will Host Free Screenings of the New Movie César Chávez in Los Angeles, South Gate and Whittier March 27, 28, and 29. Admission is free, but seating is limited. For more information and to RSVP, call (877) 926-8300 or go to http://aarp.cvent.com/CesarChavez_LosAngeles.
Metro Is Hosting Public Hearings on its ExpressLanes Pilot Program at various locations throughout L.A. County, including Union Station on March 31 from 6 to 8pm in the Fred Harvey Room. Public is invited to give feedback on program designed to alleviate congestion on LA County’s busiest freeways. For more information, including other hearing dates and sites, go to Metro.net.
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