Community Calendar: May 15, 2014 – May 21, 2014

By EGP News

Today, Thursday, May 15

5-10pm—Monterey Park Three-Day Birthday & Play Days Celebration. Activities and entertainment include carnival rides, food, and more. Event will kick off with parade on Garvey Ave. Location: Barnes Park located at 350 S. McPherrin Ave.  For info, call (323) 307-1390. 


Saturday, May 17

9am—LA County to Host Free Used Oil Recycling Event in La Puente. Turn in used motor oil & oil filters and receive free oil containers, oil filter containers, shop towels, and funnels while supplies last. Please prepare items for drop-off by placing used oil filters in sealed plastic bags & storing used motor oil in leak-proof containers without mixing the oil with other liquids including water. Location: San Angelo Park, 245 San Angelo Ave, La Puente. For more information, call 1-(888)- 253-2652 or go to 


10-11am—Commerce Atlantic Library LEGO Building Program with Richard Woloski. Over 10,000 pieces of building blocks for children of all ages to create whatever they want. Race your creation on special racing ramp. Music, refreshments and raffle prizes too. Free fun for the whole family! Atlantic Library is located at 2269 S. Atlantic Blvd., Commerce, 90040. For more info, call (323) 722-6660.


10am-3pm—Free World Trade Week Boat Tours at Port of Los Angeles. 60-minute narrated boat tours leave every hour, on the hour. Choose from two locations, the Los Angeles Maritime Museum (Harbor Blvd. & 6TH St., San Pedro) or Banning’s Landing Community Center (100 E. Water St., Wilmington). Tours on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit the Port of Los Angeles online:


11:30am—Woman’s Club of Rosewood Park (Commerce) 16th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon at Steven’s Steak and Seafood House.  Tickets are $25-no children 12 years allowed. Steven’s is located at 5332 Steven’s Place, Commerce 90040. For tickets or more information, call Sandy Cornejo (323) 726-8170 or Teresa Cruz (323) 767-7895.


11:30am-2:30pm—El Sereno Library Stitch-of the Month Club. Learn to crochet, follow written crochet directions, learn new stitches and make some new friends. Knitters also welcome. Bring your own supplies. Library is located at 5226 S. Huntington Dr. LA 90032. For more info, call (323) 225-9201.


3pm—Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park Screens 3 Short Documentaries On Indian-American Experience: “Punjabi Cab” – Sikh cab drivers in San Francisco; “Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night” – Telemarketers in India; “Miss India Georgia” – Ethnic beauty competition. Free admission – all welcome. Library is located at 6145 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042. For more info, call (323) 255-1710. 


10am-4pm—El Sereno ‘Got Chalk’ Festival at Credit Union Plaza on Huntington Drive.Choose a sidewalk panel & fill with a family oriented image. Free to attend. Chalk will be provided for your creation, and your imagination is the limit! Sponsored by El Sereno Community Arts (ESCA). For more information, contact, or 


Sunday, May 18

8am—Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services Walk 4 Youth. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit Optimist programs. Registration Starts at 8am; walkathon at 9:30am. A tour of the Optimist facilities in Highland Park will follow at 11am. For more information, go to .


2-9pm—Take Back the Night Program at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. A night of poetry, music, workshops, speakers, intervention and screenings focused on stopping violence against women. Screening of documentary “Justice for My Sister.” Marichi Plaza is at 1831 E. 1s. Take the Metro Gold Line. 


Monday, May 19

5-6:30pm—Benjamin Franklin Library Program: Developing Life Skills Through Play. Discover how to utilize play to teach your children life skills and build a strong parent child relationship. English/Spanish. Library is located at 2200 E. 1st St., LA 90033. For more info, call (323) 263-6901.


Tuesday, May 20

4-5pm—Eagle Rock Library Presents Manga and Anime Appreciation: A Graphic Celebration in honor of Asian Pacific Month. Explore Asian influences in graphic novels, manga and anime. Artist Carlos Nieto will show teens how to draw their own anime/manga characters. Free admission. Library is located at 5027 Caspar Ave. LA 90041. For more information, call (323) 258-8078.


5:30-8pm—LAUP Hosts Forum With LAUSD District 1 Candidates. Hear what they have to say about issues important to the community. Location: California  African American Museum (CAAM) –space is limited. For more info or to RSVP, visit .


5-6pm—Bell Gardens Library Presents A Taste of Mexico: Chile Relleno. Don Chente. demonstrates how to make a classic Mexican dish. Library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. Bell Gardens, 90201. For more info, call (562) 927-1309. 


Wednesday, May 21

4:30-5:30—Juggling! With David Cousins at the City Terrace Library. Cousins holds five juggling world records. His mesmerizing juggling act includes bowling balls, a giant tennis racket, and more. Library is located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. LA 90063. For more info, call (323) 261-0295. 



SoCal Community Dog Show May 31 in Montebello. Families can showoff their family pet & learn about adopting a dog from a rescue shelter. Categories include: Cutest Dog, Best Trick, Best Costume, Ugliest Dog, Owner-dog look a like and Best in Show. All participants  receive a certificate and winners will receive a trophy. Location: Grace Baptist Church, 482 N. Garfield Ave, Montebello 90640. Time: 12 noon-4pm. For more info, contact Michael Aldapa (323) 973-9900.


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One Response to “Community Calendar: May 15, 2014 – May 21, 2014”

  1. Ruby Topete on May 18th, 2014 5:33 pm

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