Community Calendar: July 24, 2014 – July 30, 2014

By EGP News

Today, Thursday July, 24

10am-1pm—Affordable Care Act Information at Chet Holifeld Library in Montebello. Experts will be present to answer questions and concerns. Library is located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. For info, call (323) 728-0421.


5pm—Opening of New ‘Diamond Supply Co. Skate Plaza’ at Hazard Park. Join Councilman Huizar and some of the world’s best skate boarders using the facility for the first time. The skate plaza is located at 2230 Norfolk St, LA 90033. For more information, contact Huizar’s office at (323) 526-9366.


6pm—Opening Reception of “So Close So Far,” Solo Exhibit by Mexican Painter Angel Valra at the Mexican Cultural Institute (MCI) Gallery: 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA (Olvera St) 90012. For more info or to RSVP, call (213) 417-8384.


Friday, July 25

5-10:30pm—Monterey Park Night Market at Barnes Park. New monthly event will feature 20 food trucks, entertainment, art exhibits, games & the city’s first beer and wine garden. Free Admission. Park is located at 350 S. McPherrin Ave. For info, email


6-10pm—Highland Park The Photo Gallery Opening Party. From July 25-Aug. 2 tribute to black-and-white analog photography. Photos document hidden, neglected landscapes in unexpected ways, in pre-digital photography. Location: 5625 N Figueroa St. 90042.


Saturday, July 26

8am—Rep. Napolitano’s 3rd Annual Veterans Forum at the U.S. Army National Guard Armory: 1351 W. Sierra Madre Ave. in Azusa. Sessions on mental health, women warriors, education & financial planning, and homeless veterans. Meet one-on-one with VA reps to get help with claims. For more info, email .


Local Bank Hours—Retirement Planning Day at Wells Fargo Banks open on Saturdays. Talk to a banker about retirement saving options, use the My Retirement Plan online tool, speak to an advisor about Wells Fargo’s Envision planning process, and learn more about unique retirement needs for business owners. Customers who meet with a banker and receive a financial review will receive a Wells Fargo dream coin bank to help them save toward future goals.


Sunday, July, 27

12pm-3pm—SEAACA Pet Care Fair at Bell Gardens Veterans Park. Includes low-cost mobile spaying & neutering, adoptions, vaccination clinic, license renewals, food and more. Dogs must be on leashes; cats in crates. Park: 6662 Loveland Ave. Make appt. for veterinarian services, call The Lucy Pet Foundation at (855) 499-5829.


5-7pm—Bow Wow Luau & Membership Drive at Hermon Dog Park. Event will feature Hawaiian-themed photo booth, snack, music, face painting and pools for pets. Admission is Free. Dog park is located at 5568 Via Marisol, L.A. 90042. Membership cost is $10. Proceeds will benefit Friends of Hermon Dog Park. For info, email


Monday July 28

2-4pm—DMV Hearing On Regulations for Licenses for Undocumented. Location: Junipero Serra Building Carmel Rm. 320 West 4th St LA 90013. For more info,


Tuesday, July 29

4pm—Whatcha Reading? at Montebello Library Teen Summer Reading Program. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, 90640. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.



Metro Presents: Contemporary Jazz by Mark de Clive-Lowe Thurs, July 31, at Historic Union Station from 7 to 9pm. Free public admission; dancing welcomed. Presented in partnership with Mercado La Paloma. For more info, go to


Identity Theft Forum Aug. 4 Hosted by Congressman Adam Schiff. IRS, FBI, FTC, Social Security Administration & US Postal Inspection Service reps will discuss ways to protect your identity. Time: 7:30-8:30pm. Location: Witherbee Auditorium/LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Dr. LA 90027. Seating is limited, RSVP to  or call (323) 315-5555 or (818) 450-2900.


NELA Homeless Coalition Meeting Tuesday, Aug. 5 at Eagle Rock City Hall, 7 to 8:30pm. NELA neighbors, stakeholders, businesses & groups interested in ending chronic homelessness meet to share ideas and resources. City Hall: 2035 Colorado Blvd Eagle Rock 90041. For more info,



Attention Artists! Monterey Park Seeks Local Artists to Decorate Utility/Traffic Boxes.  If interested, submit a sketch that incorporates the city’s official flower, geraniums, or other community appropriate design. Participants must be Monterey Park residents or attend a school in the city. For more information, call (626) 307-1388.

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