Community Calendar: August 21, 2014 – August 27, 2014

By EGP News

Today, Thur., Aug. 21

1-4pm—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.

 6-8pm—Women’s Vehicle Maintenance Seminar at the Montebello Library. Learn when and why a car may need service; how to choose a mechanic and other tips. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. For info, call (323) 722-6551.

 6:30-8:30pm––Caltrans Public Hearing on Proposed Affordable Sales Program Regulations – Submit comments, objections  & recommendations on how Caltrans should dispose of surplus residential property no longer needed for the State Route 710 Extension in the cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena & South Pasadena. Location: Los Angeles Christian Presbyterian: 2241 N. Eastern Ave., LA 90032. 


Friday, Aug. 22

5:30-10:30pm––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

 5:30-8:30pm—Grand Opening of Council District 1 Office in Highland Park. Join Councilman Gil Cedillo for office opening and to kick off 1st Annual Los Angeles Latin Jazz/Music Festival on Sat & Sun. Enjoy food & live entertainment. Location: 5577 N. Figueroa St. 90042. For more information, call Conrado Terrazas at (323) 550-1538.

8pm—Boyle Heights CASA 0101 “A Force to be Reckoned With,” a new play by Margaret Medina. This magical story is about three Latinas who must confront their inner demons in the City of Angels. Runs through Sept. 28. Location: 2102 E. 1st St, LA 90033. For info: (323) 263-7684.


Saturday, Aug. 23

9am-12pm—Free Walking Tour of Eagle Rock. 6-mile walking tour focused on Eagle Rock’s history of community and civic engagement. Covers: the 134 Freeway, Colorado Boulevard Specific Plan, Scholl Canyon Landfill & Women’s 20th Century Club. Location: Meet at Eagle Rock City Hall 2035 Colorado Blvd. For more info, email

 1:30-4:30pm––Swim Lesson Luau at Bell Gardens Ford Park. Receive unlimited access to water slides and the pool during the Hawaiian themed swim lesson. Event will feature food (included with admission), music, live performances, games and prizes. Admission: $5 per person or $15 for family of four. Don’t forget a swimsuit and towel. Park is located at 8000 Park Lane. For info, call (562) 806-7650.


Sunday, Aug. 24

1-4pm—The Olympic Freeway Murals: Celebrating 30 Years! Meet many of the original artists of the freeway murals created for the 1984 Olympics; meet the MCLA restorers, and other special guests at the Pico House on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles: 424 N. Main Street, LA 90012. For more info, visit muralconservancy,org.


Monday, Aug. 25

7pm—Highland Park Senior Center Improvements Community Workshop. Discuss ideas on how to spend $150,000 block grant on for improvements to the senior center. Senior Center is located at 6152 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042. For more information, call (323) 254-5295.


Tuesday, Aug.26

6-7pm—Public Design Workshop for Soto Street Improvement Project at Rose Hill Recreation Center. $14 million project will remove Soto Street Bridge over Mission Road & Huntington Drive. Help develop a landscaping & public art plan for the medians & open spaces. Rose Hill Rec Center is located at 4530 Mercury Ave. 90032. For information, call CD-14 El Sereno Field Office at (323) 226-1646.


Wednesday, Aug. 27

3-4pm––Mental Health Wellness Series Presents Senior Adults Bullying Prevention at Montebello Library. The program will identify improper conduct towards seniors and other adults. It will provide steps that can be taken to prevent older adults from destructive behaviors. Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. For info, call (323) 722-6551.



Free Yappy Hour & Pet Education Seminar Aug. 31 at Hermon Dog Park. Guest speaker Dr. Lisa Hsuan, D.V.M will discuss allergies, fleas and ticks, foxtails, ear infections, and preventative measures to guard against heart worms and other internal ailments. Time: 5-7pm. Park is located at 5568 Via Marisol, LA 90042.



Calling all Artists: Councilman Huizar & Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council taking submissions for the Utility Box (mural) Art Project in Eagle Rock. If interested, contact with LA DOT Art in the subject heading to request more information. Deadline Aug. 25. For more information, call (323) 226-1646.

 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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