Community Calendar: April 17, 2014 – April 23, 2014

By EGP News

Today, Thursday, April 17

5-8pm—L.A. Sheriff Candidate Forum/Debate at the Hollenbeck Youth Center. James Hellmond, Jim McDonnell, Bob Olmstead, Todd Rodgers & Paul Tanaka to participate. Moderator: Superior Court Lance Ito. Free & open to the public. Doors opens at 5pm; at 6pm a HYB Exhibition Boxing Match, followed by the debate at 6:30pm. Center is located at 2015 E. 1st in Boyle Heights.


Friday, April 19

10am-4pm—LA Zoo “Big Bunny’s Spring Fling!” runs through Sunday. Children can make bunny-related crafts, pet adorable bunnies, watch a magic show, visit the Eggucation Station, take a picture with Big Bunny (for a fee) & more.  Activities free with Zoo admission: $18 for adults; $13 for children 2-12; $15 for seniors 62 and up. The Zoo is in Griffith Park: 5333 Zoo Drive, LA 90027. For more information, call  (323) 644-4200 or visit


Saturday, April 19

8-11am— Monterey Park Pet License and Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic. While at the clinic dogs must have a collar and leash. Microchips will also be available at the clinic for $15. Cash or check only. Location: Garvey Ranch located at 750 S. Alhambra Ave. For info, call (626) 307-1217.


11am-1pm— Monterey Park Easter Egg Hunt. Children 11 years and younger are invited to participate in activities including facepainting, raffles, contest and prizes. Sponsored by the city of Monterey Park and LAMP optimistic club. City Hall is located at 320 W. Newmark Ave. For info, call (626) 307-1388.


11 am—LA County Day of the Child/Dia de Los Ninos Celebration at LA Plaza de Cultura y Arte in downtown LA. Enjoy cultural activities, interactive storytelling sessions, art workshops and more. Take in the exhibit “Viva la Causa! Dolores Huerta and the Struggle for Justice.” LA Plaza is located at 501 N. Main Street, across from El Pueblo (Olvera Street).  For more information, call (213) 542-6458 or visit


12noon-5pm—Colorful Annual Blessing of the Animals at El Pueblo (Olvera Street) in downtown L.A. Pet owners are invited to take part in the centuries-old tradition celebrating the benefits animals provide mankind. Event includes entertainment, procession of the animals and is free to the public. Olvera St. is directly across from Union Station-Cesar Chavez and Alameda.


2-4pm— Easter Egg Hunt at Bell Gardens Library. Other children’s activities include storytelling and loteria (Bingo). Bell Gardens Library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. For info, call (562)927-1309.


Monday, April 21

5pm—Financial Literacy Classes for Adults / Educación Financiera para Adultos at the Robert Louis Stevenson Library. Sessions are in Spanish. This week’s topic: Budget & Savings. Learn how to create & stick to a spending plan/El propósito de este taller es de tener una discusión de cómo crear y mantener un plan de gastos para alcanzar tus metas financieras. The library is located at 803 Spence St. LA 90023. For more information call: (323) 263-6901.


Tuesday, April 22

10-11am—Family Place Workshop Series at Bell Gardens Library. The fourth workshop in the series will devote to a discussion on children’s literacy. The workshops are designed to provide early childhood information, parent education, socialization and family support. Bell Gardens Library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. For info, call (562) 927-1309.



City of Vernon Hosts Blood Drive and Head Shaving Benefit April 24. Proceeds benefit  Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles & the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Time: 7am to 1pm. Location: Vernon Fire Station 1: 3375 Fruitland Ave. For info, call (323) 583-4821 ext. 510.


El Día de los Niños Celebration/ Celebrating Young Americans April 26 at Belvedere Park in East L.A. Free event includes special appearance by Clifford the Dog; arts & crafts; face painting; storytelling; free child fingerprinting/IDs; concerts & plays and more. Park is located at 4914 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.  LA. 90022. For more info, call Ancelma Sanchez at (213) 926-8154 or email


Free Art Tour with Fallen Fruit on the Metro Gold Line 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 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.


Free Tenant Rights Workshop April 24 Presented by the City of Montebello and the Housing Rights Center. Experts will be on hand to answer questions about fair housing, evictions, security deposits, repairs and rent increases. Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm. To R.S.V.P call Marlene at (800)477-5977 ext. 1105. Location: Montebello Public Library, 1150 W. Beverly Blvd.


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