Community Calendar: August 7, 2014 – August 13, 2014
By EGP News
Today, Aug. 7
6:30-8:30pm—Closing Summer Concert at Montebello City Park With “Cold Duck.” Fun for whole family. Music & dancing. Park: 1300 W. Whittier Blvd. For more info, call (323) 887-4579.
Friday, Aug. 8
4-7pm—Get Soaked at Bell Gardens Neighborhood Youth Center. Join others in the city’s biggest water balloon fight before the summer ends. Don’t forget to bring a towel. Event for ages 7 to 15. Free. Center is located at 5856 Ludell St. For info, call (562) 806-7667.
8pm—Free Outdoor Family Movie Night at East LA Civic Center. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic. Take the Gold Line to the Eastside cultural hot spot. For more information, call (323) 260-2360.
Saturday, Aug. 9
9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free LA County Household Hazardous & E-Waste Roundup at the at LA County Office of Education in Downey. Safely discard antifreeze, unused medications, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, hypodermic, intravenous & pen needles, syringes, lancets, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones. Office of Education is located at 9300 Imperial Highway, Downey. For more information, call County of LA Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to www.888CleanLA.com, contact LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.
9am—Metro Public Hearings on Proposed Bus Service Changes Taking Place after Dec. 2014. Submit comments onsite. Location: Metro Headquarters. 1 Gateway Plaza, Board Rm. LA. Submit written testimony postmarked by midnight, Aug. 13, 2014: Metro Customer Relations, Attn: December 2014 Service Changes, One Gateway Plaza, 99-PL-4, LA. CA 90012-2932.
Sunday, August 10
6pm—Backpack Giveaway in Highland Park. The first 500 students to arrive will receive a free backpack full of school supplies from Freedom Church: 6408 Ruby St 90042. For more info visit www.freedomhp.org
Tuesday, August 12
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.
Wednesday, Aug. 13
3:30-5:30pm—Talent Show and Tell at Bell Gardens Veterans Park. Share your talent of singing, dancing, painting or any other passion during the talent show held at the park’s game room. Park is located at 6662 Loveland Ave. For more info, call (562) 806-7654.
Bell Gardens Free Summer Concert Aug. 14 With Danny Dean & The Rockabilly Lovers at Veterans Park, 7-9pm. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy family-friendly concert. Veterans Park is located at 6662 Loveland St. For complete schedule & information, call (562) 806-7650.
Monterey Park Night Market Aug. 22 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATES! Aug. 23-24—Councilman Gil Cedillo’s 1st Annual Los Angeles Latin Jazz/Music Festival at Sycamore Grove Park in Northeast L.A. Enjoy two great days (11am to 6pm) of live Latin jazz with performances by the great Poncho Sanchez, Chicano Batman, The Banda Brothers, Lucky 7 Mambo, Andy Vargas the Souleros, Cold Duck, Son Mayor and many others. Sponsors include EGP, Union Bank, K-Jazz 88.1 FM, LA Metro and El Centro Del Pueblo. Sycamore Grove Park is located at 4702 N. Figueroa St., LA 90042.
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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