Community Calendar: June 12, 2014 – June 18, 2014


Today, Thurs., June 12

10am & 6:30pm—Montebello Hosts Two Open House Meetings on Union Pacific Railroad Grade Separation project to be located on the rail line just south of Olympic Blvd. Times/Locations: 10am at the Montebello Senior Center, 115 S. Taylor Ave.; 6:30pm at Applied Technology School, 1200 W. Mines Ave. For more information, call (323) 887-1460.


4-5pm—Cypress Park Library Teen Summer Reading Club Kick Off Party. “Paws to Read” theme explores the world of animals. Learn all about the programs, prizes and sign up. Refreshments will be served. Library is located at 1150 Cypress Ave. LA 90065. For more info, call (323) 224-0039.


5-6pm—Animal Interaction Program at Chet Holifield Library. Get up close to friendly exotic animals.  Learn about the roles of snakes, spiders and more. Library is located at 1060 Greenwood Ave. Montebello 90640. For more info, call (323) 728-0421.


6:30pm—Highland Park Bike Lane Community Meeting at Franklin High School in the auditorium. Councilman Gil Cedillo invites you to share your opinion on proposal for bike lanes on Figueroa Street between Ave. 52 & York. Franklin is located at 820 N. Ave. 54, LA 90042. For more info, call (323)550-1538 or go to Translation will be provided.


Friday, June 13

8:30am-4pm—Alzheimer Association Caregiver Wellness Day at the De Paul Center in Montebello. New & longtime caregivers can learn to relieve stress as they focus on self-care, renewal, resources, and support. Speakers, info booths, breakfast & lunch. Suggested $5 donation/pre-registration required: call Joseph Herrera at (323) 881-0574 or email DePaul Center: 1105 South Bluff Rd. Montebello, 90640.


Saturday, June 14

9am-4pm—44th Annual Bonsai Show at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, CA. Show continues Sunday. Descanso Gardens are located at 1418 Descanso Blvd., La Canada Flintridge, Ca. For more information, (818) 952-4400 or visit


9am—“Rise Up Boyle Heights,” 1st Annual Boyle Heights History Ride Hosted by Extera Public Schools. 4th & 5th grade students will lead 2.25 mile “historical art hike” to see student art at the Breed Street Shul, Hollenbeck Police Station, Candelas Guitars & more. Free & open to the public. For more information, visit


9:30-11am—Free SMART Gardening Beginners Workshop in the East L.A. Civic Center Amphitheater. Learn simple ways to convert a water-intensive home garden into a drought-tolerant, organic garden. Instructor provides handy tips & everyone receives free seeds to begin their summer garden. Amphitheater is located at 4801 E. Third St., LA 90022. For more in,


10:30am—Sail-A-Thon at Belvedere Lake! Popular event teaches kids some of the basics of sailing boats. Learn about pulleys and knots; make anemometers and take part in other STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) and water games. Free admission. Lake is located at 4914 E. Cesar Chavez Ave LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 260-2342


11am—Teen Totally 80’s Day at Bristow Library in Commerce. Event includes a costume contest, 80’s trivia, moonwalking, and more. Win a replica hover board from Back to the Future 2! Free admission, Library is located at 1455 S. McDonnel Ave., Commerce 90040. For more information, call (323) 265-1787.


2-4pm—Father’s Day Card Activity at Bell Gardens Library. Join for storytime in English and Spanish. Play bingo and make a father’s day card for dad. Materials will be provided. Library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. For more info, call (562) 927-1309.


3pm—Songs in the Key of LA At the Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus. Free musical recital featuring 4-6 singers and pianists performing music from the 1840a to 1950s-taken from LA Public Library’s Southern California Sheet Music Collection. Free admission/No RSVP required. Southwest Museum is located at 234 Museum Dr, LA 90065. Take Metro Gold Line to Southwest Museum exit.



Bell Gardens Summer Concert Series and Movies Under the Stars June 19-August 28.  From salsa to rockabilly, bands will perform at Veterans Park: 6662 Loveland St. Concerts from  7pm-9pm. Classic and popular movies will be projected on large outdoor screen. Events are free and snacks will be sold. For a complete schedule and more information, call (562) 806-7650.


SAVE THE DATE! Corazon de Los Angeles Anniversary Celebration & Artist Reception June 28 at Historic Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. World renown artist George Yepes will be the featured artist, with more than a dozen original works on display. Reception is from 6 to 9pm; light refreshments.  Corazon LA is located at W-19a (upstairs on Olvera Street) or 624 N. Main Street, LA 90012. To RSVP or for more information, call (213) 617-0227 or follow on facebook: corazonLA at olvera street.


“Safe Summer Kick Off Clean Up & Resource Fair” June 21 at Sycamore Grove Park in Northeast LA, sponsored by Councilman Gil Cedillo & PHFE Aztec Rising. Beautification clean up starts at 9:30 am (lunch for cleanup volunteers); resource fair and kids activities 12 noon to 2pm. Park is located at 4702 N. Figueroa St., LA 90042. For more info, call Samantha Babcock at (323) 441-0187 or Sylvia Robledo at (323) 550-1538.


Montebello Library Talk & Book Signing June 25 with Gene Aguilera, author of “Mexican American Boxing in Los Angeles.” Get the real story about these home-grown athletes and their road to fame and fortune. The event is free and open to the public, & takes place from 6-8pm. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, 90640. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.



Applications are now available for the Miss Bell Gardens 2014 Competition. Must be 16 to 22 years old to enter. Miss Bell Gardens & her Royal Court attend all city functions during their reign. Deadline to apply is July 18. For info and contest rules, visit


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