Community Calendar: April 10, 2014 – April 16, 2014


Today, Thursday, April 10

6-8pm—Monterey Park Mayor’s Town Hall at Brightwood Elementary. City council and staff will be available to residents who have questions or concerns. Staff will also provide an update on new economic development projects, the new golf course driving range, and citywide improvements. Refreshments will be served. Brightwood Elementary is located at 1701 Brightwood St. For more info, call (626)307-1388.

7pm—Free Cal State LA Workshop: Men Can Stop Rape. Learn about a variety of bystander interventions, from being direct to creating a distraction. Men can get information on how to stop a range of negative behaviors, including in a “hook up environment.” The workshop is free and open to the public. Location: Cal State LA Student Union, 3rd floor Los Angeles Rm.


Friday, April 11

10am-1pm—Arroyo Vista Family Health Center Children’s Health Fairs through Saturday. Community health clinic is offering free health screenings for children & adults at its clinics in El Sereno (Wednesday) Loma Drive (Thursday) Lincoln Heights (Friday) & Highland Park (Saturday) Services: height & weight checks, vision, hearing, dental, foot care; free immunizations for children ages 0-18 (bring immunization card), education exhibits and more.


Saturday, April 12

9-11am—El Sereno Arroyo Playground 1st Anniversary & Community Clean-Up Day.  Celebrate transformation of over-run vacant lot to neighborhood “oasis.” Park playground is located at 5220 Concord Ave. El Sereno, 90032.

9am—Montebello Police Department Town Hall on Firearm Safety at the Montebello Senior Center. Learn about safe firearm storage; take home educational materials. The Senior Center is located at 115 S. Taylor Ave (City Park). For more information, call (323) 887-1285.

11am-2pm—Spring Eggstravaganza at the Lincoln Heights Recreation Center. Free event will includes fun arts and crafts activities, contests, spring egg hunts and much more. The recreation center is located at 2301 Workman St., LA 90031. For more information, call (323) 225-2838.

Noon-3pm—Montebello LACMA Art + Film Lab Mini Documentary Workshop. Learn to capture character, mood and detail using a unique perspective. All equipment and tools are provided. Capacity is limited. The event will take place at Montebello City Park located at 199 S. Taylor Ave. For info, visit

 6-9pm—Las Fotos Project (LFP) Free Film Screening in Boyle Heights. “The Harvest/La Cosecha,” profiles Zulema, Perla and Victor, teenage migrant farm workers who sacrifice their own childhoods to help their families survive. Location: 1927 E. 2nd Street, Boyle Heights, 90033. For more information, go online to


Sunday, April 13

9am-9am—City of Commerce 24-Hour Hour Relay for Like at Veterans Park. Local teams will honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. At least one member of the team will be on the track at all times. Event raises funds for the American Cancer Society. Veterans Park is located at Veterans Memorial Park 6364 Zindell Ave, Commerce, 90040. For more information, call (562) 927-1515.

12-4pm—4th Annual El Sereno Kite Flying Festival at Ascot Hills Park. Free, family-friendly event in celebration of Earth Day. Bring your kites for an afternoon of fun. Open to the public. Parking and shuttle at Wilson High School: 4500 Multnomah St. Sponsored by Councilman Jose Huizar, LA-32 NC, Supervisor Gloria Molina & Mayor Eric Garcetti. Ascot Hills Park is located at 4371 Multnomah St. LA 90032. For more information, visit



Forum and Debate for Candidates for Los Angeles County Sheriff April 17 at the Hollenbeck Youth Center. Hosted by the Assoc. of Deputy District Attorneys. Event will take place from 5 to 7pm. Candidates: Jim McDonnell, Chief Long Beach Police Dept.; Jim Hellmold, L.A. County Assistant Sheriff; Todd Rogers, L.A. County Assistant Sheriff; Bob Olmstead, Retired L.A. County Sheriff Commander.

Free Art Tour with Fallen Fruit on the Metro Gold Line Saturday, April 26 in honor of Earth Day. Three-hour event will explore public art & neighborhood history from the historic Union Station to an installation of self-portraits, created by participants, at the Armory Center for the Arts in Old Pasadena. Event is from 11am to 2pm. Tour departs union Station at noon. The tour is approximately 90% walking. RSVPs recommended but not required. For more information, visit and click on Art Tours, or call (213) 922-4ART.


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