Community Calendar: June 19, 2014 – June 25, 2014

By EGP News

Today, Thurs., June 19

5-6pm—Markus Law’s Party Puppet Show at the Chet Holifield Library in Montebello. Puppeteer uses colorful puppets to make everyone laugh! Children can also put on their own show. Library is located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. Montebello, 90640. For more information, call (323) 728-0421.

7-9pm—Bell Gardens Free Summer Concert Series Kicks Off at Veterans Park with 80’s Cover Band  “Past Action Heroes.” Put on your dancing shoes; bring a lawn chair to enjoy family-friendly concert.  Concerts continue every other Thursday through Aug. 28. Location: Veterans Park: 6662 Loveland St. For complete schedule & information, call (562) 806-7650.


Saturday, June 21

12-2pm— “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. 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.

1-4pm—Who Do You Love? Free Screening of “The Loving Story” at the El Sereno Library. Oscar short list documentary about the controversial landmark 1967 Supreme Court Decision that legalized interracial marriage. Adult Program. Free refreshments and discussion. Library is located at 5226 S. Huntington Dr. LA 90032. For more info, call (323) 225-9201.

2pm—ELAC Vincent Price Gallery Curator’s Walk Through of “Ricardo Valverde: Experimental Sights, 1971 – 1996,” a retrospective of works by the late, LA based photographer & artist. Admission to VPAM is free; all events open to the public. Exhibit runs until July 26 in the Large Gallery. For more information:


Sunday, June 22

2pm—LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Gallery Talk With Barbara Carrasco & Yreina Cervantes, the artists behind LA Plaza’s newest exhibition, “¡Viva La Causa! Dolores Huerta and the Struggle for Justice!” Event is free & open to the public. LA Plaza is located across from Olvera Street, at 501 N. Main St. LA 90012. For more info, visit


Monday, June 23

6-7pm—Northeast Area Community Police Advisory Board Meeting. Location: Arroyo Seco Regional Library, 6145 N. Figueroa St., LA 90042.


Tuesday, June 24

2-2:45pm—East LA Library Marionettes Show. See brave John and his trusty pirate dog, Treasure rescue Princess Rachel from Pirate Jack Cannonball. Free-Open to all ages. Library located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more info, call (323) 264-0155.

4-5pm—Anthony Quinn Library Hosts Lizard Wizard Terri Minko’s Reptile Show. Children can touch, hold and investigate reptiles, learn facts on their behaviors, hunting strategies and 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. LA 90063. For more info, call (323) 264-7715.


Wednesday, June 25

3-4pm—Cabrillo Marine Aquarium “Touch Tank Program” at the Chet Holifield Library in Montebello. Sign Up Required for free program. Children 12 & under can touch live sea creatures, like sea stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and more. Library located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. Montebello 90640. For more info, call (323) 728-0421.

6-8pm—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. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, 90640. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.



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: Corazon de Los Angeles Olvera Street.

MAMMALS! June 26 (4pm) at the Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park. Learn about mammal paws from the Audubon Center of Debs Park! This Summer Reading Club interactive program features stories and games. Library is located at 6145 N. Figueroa St., LA 90042. For more information, call (323) 255-0537.


Bell Gardens Ford Park Pool Grand Opening June 29 (11am-6:30pm). Summer kick off pool party includes inflatable water slides, games & live entertainment. Refreshments for sale. Ford Park is located at 8000 Park Lane. For more info, call (562) 806-7650.


East Los Angeles ArtsFest 2014 Kicks off June 29 at the East Los Angeles Civic Center with a free (4-9pm) concert and fireworks spectacular featuring Grammy Award Winner Evelyn Champagne King. ArtsFest 2014, hosted by Sup. Gloria Molina & County Parks & Rec, includes local artists, artisans, concerts, movie nights, interactive dance and music sessions. East LA Civic Center is located at 4801 E. Third St, LA 90022. For more information, contact Dept. of Parks and Recreation at (323) 260-2360, or visit website:



South Costs AQMD Seeks Nominations of Clean Air Heroes for its 26th Annual Clean Air Awards. If you know someone doing something extraordinary to improve So Cal area, nominate them by July 1, 2014. Heroes will be honored Oct. 3. For more info or to make a nomination, go to or call 1-800-CUT-SMOG.

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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