Community Calendar: May 29, 2014 – June 4, 2014

By EGP News

Today, Thur., May 29

6-7pm—City of Montebello Housing Rehabilitation Program Free Workshop. Experts will be on hand to answer questions about the requirements for a home rehabilitation loan, eligible improvements and review documents to pre-qualify homeowners. Location: Holifield Community Center, 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. For info, call (323)887-1200 ext. 403 or email


7:15pm—”Harvey Girls” Film Screening at Union Station. The event will kick off with a vintage western wear fashion show and a Q & A with the filmmakers will follow the screening. Admission is free. Sponsored by Metro Presents. Seating is limited. Union Station is located at 800 Alameda St., LA 90012.


7:30-1pm—Boyle Heights Chamber Sponsors 4th Annual Small Business Conference & Expo. Experts to Provide Insights on Access to Capital, Marketing, Government Contracts and smart strategies to help sustain and grow businesses in the recovering economy.  The event is free and will be conducted in English with Spanish translation provided. Location: USC Health Sciences campus at 1450 Biggy Street in Los Angeles in the Boyle Heights area (behind the USC+LAC Medical Center).


Saturday, May 31

9am-2:30pm—LA Dept. of Sanitation Open House. Learn about recycling & proper waste management at free event. Lots of activities. Chance to take home a free tree from Million Trees LA. Location: North Central Yard, 452 N. San Fernando Rd., LA 90031. For more info, call (800) 773-2489 or 3-1-1 or Visit


12 Noon-4pm—SoCal Community Dog Show at Grace Baptists Church 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 entries receive a certificate; Winners trophies. $5 Entry Fee. Church Location: 482 N. Garfield Ave, Montebello 90640. Time: 12 noon-4pm. For more info, contact Michael Aldapa (323) 973-9900.


2-3pm—Lincoln Heights Library Children’s LEGO Club – An afternoon of LEGO fun! Meet Check out LEGO books &use your imagination to create something amazing. Playing with LEGOs helps children with problem solving & fine motor skills. Have fun while learning. Library is located at 2530 Workman St. LA 90031. For more info, call (323) 226-1692.


2pm—Teen Poetry Program at the Cypress Park Library. Join the library & students from the PUC Schools as local teens read poems they have created and developed with the help of poet mentors from the group Poets4Progress. Library is located at 1150 Cypress Ave. LA 90065. For more info, call (323) 224-0039.


2-3pm—Scrapbooking Workshop at the Anthony Quinn Library. Beginners will learn how to create a layout, cropping & how to add trip mementos to pages. Bring 8-12 photos & library supplies the rest. Library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. LA 90063. For more info, call  (323) 264-7715.


Sunday, June 1

11am-7pm–9th Annual Lummis Day Festival of Northeast L.A. Day long event will feature poetry, music, dance, theater and art. Readings from award-winning poets, dancers of all genres will perform. Admission is free. Location: Lummis Home – 200 East Avenue 43 Los Angeles, CA 90031


Monday, June 2

5-6:30pm— Benjamin Franklin Library -Jumpstart to Good Health: Support your children and protect them from exposure to factors that may negatively impact mental health, well-being and academic success. English/Spanish. Library is located at 2200 E. 1st St., LA 90033. For more info, call (323) 263-6901.


Tuesday, June 3

3:15-3:45—Malabar Library Teen Volunteer Orientation. Teens interested in volunteering or who need community service hours can learn more about the requisites and opportunities for volunteering. Library is located at 2801 Wabash Ave. LA 90033. For more info, call (323) 263-1497.



Robert Louis Stevenson Library Presents Sword-Fighting Program – June 7 at 2pm. “Game On Stunt Team” from Tigertainment Studios offers exciting demonstrations of face-to-face battles; basic history of the swords; period demonstrations using different weapons. Interactive program gets audience involved. Safety protocols followed. Kids & parents can safely hold some of the swords. Library is located at 803 Spence St. LA 90023. For more info, call (323) 268-4710.


Zoot Suit Riots Documentary Film Screening & Discussion June 11th at the East Los Angeles Library: 6-8pm. Explore the history of the Zoot Suit Riots & hear panel discussion with leaders of the early Chicano Movement. Free admission. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more info, call (323) 264-0155.


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