Community Calendar: March 6, 2014 – March 12, 2014

By EGP News

Today, Thur, March 6

4pm—Movie Celebrating Women’s History Month at the Robert Louis Stevenson Library. Based on a true story about a strong-willed mother of two who takes in a 17-year-old African American boy. Free admission. Library: 803 Spence St. LA 90023. For more information, call (323) 268-1349.


Saturday, March 8

2pm—Discussion On “The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America” Exhibit at the USC Pacific Asia Museum. Artists Andrea Bowers, Margarita Cabrera, Tony de los Reyes, Zhi Lin & Hung Liu visual narratives explore the Chinese and Mexican immigrant experiences and issues of immigration, border relations & labor practices throughout U.S. history. Museum: 46 N. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena 91101. For more information, call (626) 449-2742 or email

7:30pm—Japanese American Cultural & Community Center Presents Tierra, known for their blend of rock, pop, jazz, R&B and salsa with special guests Little Willie G, original voice of The Midnighters. Tickets: JACCC Members $37/$49; Non-members $40/$50. Japanese American Center is located at 244 S. San Pedro St., Downtown L.A. 90012. For more info or to buy tickets, go to

8pm—Opera in Highland Park-“Carmen” Presented by the Pacific Opera Project at the Highland Park Ebell Club: 131 S. Ave. 57, LA 90042. A story of seduction, betrayal, jealousy, revenge, duty & downfall. $20 General Admission; Table for 2, $60.  Table for 4, $100. Tables include a bottle of wine and appetizers. For more information,, or email


Sunday, March 9

2pm—Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Video & Discussion On Role of Chinese Hawaiians with Historian/Author Robert K.H. Cup Choy. Video in English & Mandarin. Library: 318 S. Ramona Ave. Free admission. For more information, call (626) 307-1368.

6pm—Mujeres De Maiz 17th Anniversary Live Art Show at The Vex in Alhambra. Interdisciplinary, intergenerational, Intercultural experience includes performance of music, spoken word and more. $10 donation. Vex: 5240 Alhambra Ave. For more information, visit

5-6pm—Drums from Around the World at the Chet Holifield Library in Montebello. Professional percussionist Marcus Miller discusses the history of drums across the world. Priority given to teens, but all ages welcome. Library: 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. For more information, call (323) 728-0421.



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.

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

WRD 7th Annual Groundwater Festival “Treasure Beneath Our Feet” March 15 from 10am to 2pm 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


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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