Community Calendar: April 24, 2014 – April 30, 2014

By EGP News

Today, Thursday, April 24

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


8:30-9:30am—Parenting Workshop on Managing Finances, Hosted by MUSD Head Start Program & Family Place. Session is in Spanish. Open to parents & caretakers of children age 0-5 . Session repeats at 12:15 pm. Location: 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. For more info, call (323) 728-0421


5:3-7:30pm—Free Tenant Rights Workshop Presented by the City of Montebello and the Housing Rights Center. Experts will answer questions about fair housing, evictions, security deposits, repairs and rent increases. Location: Montebello Library, 1150 W. Beverly Blvd. To R.S.V.P call Marlene at (800) 477-5977 ext. 1105.


Friday, April 25

3-7pm—2014 Montebello Chamber Business Expo at the Shops at Montebello. Free & open to the public. Exhibitors, food court & more. $10,000 raffle. For more information, go to


6-11pm—Three-day Family Fiesta at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Monterey Park goes through Sun. Music, rides, raffles, food & more. Church is located at 1501 S. Atlantic Ave. Monterey Park, 91754, For more information, call (323) 264-1338.


8pm—Outdoor Free Movie Night at Montebello City Park. “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” (PG-13) is a teen-rebellion, wacky musical comedy that centers on teenager Riff Randell, who has a passion for rock and roll and disdain for education. Arrive early (4-6pm) for Oral History Drop In and contribute to community story bank by sharing a personal anecdote on camera or interviewing a friend or family member. Bring a thumb drive to take home a copy of your recording and video portrait. City Park is located at 199 S. Taylor Ave.


Saturday, April 26

8am-5pm—Monterey Park 5-Mile Bike Ride & Earth Day Festival at Barns Park. Learn  to conserve energy, water and resources. Pre-register for the 8am family bike ride by emailing Javier at or calling (626) 536-1044. Barnes Park: 350 S. McPherrin Ave. For more information, call (626) 307-1320.


9am-3pm—Two Free LA County Hazardous & E-Waste Roundups at South Gate Park and Roosevelt Park Senior Center (Florence-Firestone). 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. Locations: South Gate Park, Tweedy Blvd & Hildreth Ave in South Gate; Roosevelt Park, 7600 Graham Ave., LA. For more information, call County of LA Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to, contact LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or


11am-2pm—Metro Gold Line Celebrates Earth Day with L.A Free Art Tour with Fallen Fruit. Three-hour event explores public art & neighborhood history from Union Station to an installation of self-portraits at the Armory Center for the Arts in Old Pasadena. Tour departs Union Station at noon. Tour is 90% walking. RSVPs recommended but not required. For more information, visit and click on Art Tours, or call (213) 922-4ART.


11am-6pm—Monterey Park’s Free Two-day 17th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival featuring traditional Japanese dancing, taiko drums, martial arts, origami and ikabana demonstrations. Hand-made crafts & food will be sold. Location: Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave. For more information, call (626) 307-1390.


10am-3pm—L.A 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



Tuesday, April 29

10-11am— Family Place Workshop Series at Bell Gardens Library. The workshops designed to provide early childhood information about obesity. For children ages 0-3 and their parents.  Presented by Ricardo Lopez Leslie Martinez from the Community Health Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital. Location: 7110 Garfield Ave. For info, call (562) 927-1309.


Wednesday, April 30

6-7pm—Celebrate Día de los Niños/Day of the Child at the Greenwood Library in Commerce. Take in “Marionettes on Parade” Puppet Show by the Franklin Haynes Marionettes. Free to attend. Library is located at 6134 Greenwood Ave., Commerce, 90040. For more information, call (562) 927-1516.


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