Community Calendar: May 8, 2014 – May 14, 2014

By EGP News

Today, Thursday, May 8

5-6pm—Mother’s Day Celebration at the East Los Angeles Library. Children, bring your mother to a special afternoon of tea & refreshments to celebrate Mothers Day. Open to all ages. Free Admission. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more info, call (323) 264-0155. 


6-8pm—Bike Lane Community Meeting at Nightingale Middle School (Cafeteria) in Cypress Park. Weigh in on the proposed bike lanes for North Figueroa – Ave 20 to Ave 52 (Cypress Park, Sycamore Grove, Highland Park). Proposal would remove one of 2 southbound lanes. Nightingale is located at 3311 N. Figueroa St. (corner of Cypress Ave.) LA 90065. For more information, call (323) 550-1538.


Saturday, May 10

9:30am-1:30pm—Mayor Garcetti’s New American Entrepreneur Expo at El Pueblo de Los Angeles in the Pico House. This event will provide immigrant business entrepreneurs with the necessary information and tools for them to foster small business growth and make their business thrive in the City of Los Angeles. Pico House is located at 424 N. Main St. LA 90012. For more information visit


10am-1pm—City of Commerce Kids are Cute Baby at Rosewood Park. Lots of categories for children up to 3 years old: biggest eyes; parent look alike; chubbiest cheeks; biggest smile; most hair; least hair & longest eyelashes. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Open to residents with Commerce Resident Card. Rosewood Park is located at 5600 Harbor St. Limited space available. For more information, call (323) 887-4427.


10am-1pm—Center Theatre Group Hosts Free Fabric Painting Workshop at The Shop, neighborhood costume and prop shop: 2856 E. 11th St. LA CA 90023. For more information, go to


10am-2pm—The Salvation Army of LA and MassMutual LifeBridge Program Offer Free Life Insurance – $50,000 term coverage to working parents to benefit their children’s education. Eligible parents and legal guardians may apply at The Salvation Army, Siemon Family Youth & Community Center, 7651 S. Central Ave, LA.  Appointments preferred, for more information, call Salvation Army at (323) 586-0288 ext. 138.


12noon-4pm—Architects at Home Eastside Home Tour of Montecito Heights, Silver Lake, Solano Canyon. Presented by design east of La Brea (de LaB), popular tour will explore homes designed and built by architects for their own families, including houses by Tom Marble, Project M Plus, and Bunch Design. Tickets: $45. For more information,


Tuesday, May 13

5-6pm—Bell Gardens Library Celebrates Mexican Culture With Danza Azteca Xochipilli.

Learn the ancient traditions of the Aztecs through colorful dance performance. Free admission, all ages welcome. Library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. Bell Gardens 90201. For more information, call (562) 927-1309. 


5:30-7:30pm—Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Presents Free Legal Clinic with the Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Volunteer attorneys will answer legal questions regarding: immigration, criminal law, family law, civil matters, estate planning, government benefits, labor and employment. Library Friends Rm is located at 318 S. Ramona Ave. For more information, call (626) 307-1333. 



2nd Annual Build the Dream Scholarship fundraiser May 15 at the San Gabriel Mission. Special honorees: Community Partner Award-Richard Zalidivar, The-Wall Las Memorias; Build the Dream Award -former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis; Corporate Responsibility Award – Rossina Gallegos of Union Bank. Proceeds benefit scholarships for at risk, low-income, homeless youth. Sponsored by the Claretians of San Gabriel, La Placita Church & Jovenes Inc. San Gabriel Mission is located at 428 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel 91776. Tickets: $100 per person.


LA County to Host Free Used Oil Recycling Event in La Puente May 17. 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 


Free World Trade Week Boat Tours at Port of Los Angeles, Sat. May 17 from 10am to 3pm. Tours are 60-minute narrated boat tours of the Port of L.A. and leave every hour, on the hour. Choose from two locations, the Los Angeles Maritime Museum (Harbor Blvd. & 6TH St., San Pedro) and Banning’s Landing Community Center (100 E. Water St., Wilmington). Tours on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please visit the Port of Los Angeles online:


Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services Walk 4 Youth May 18. 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 .


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