Community Calendar: Feb. 16, 2017-Feb.22, 2017

By EGP News

Friday, Feb. 17
10am-3pm–Photography Exhibition: Breaking the Color Line and Beyond-African Americans in Sports and Entertainment at Tranquilo Gallery at Olvera Street. Presented by El Pueblo Park Assoc. & The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center. Open through March 16.  For more information,

Saturday, Feb. 18
8-11am—Volunteer at Proyecto Pastoral & Comunidad en Movimiento Community Cleanup in Boyle Heights.  Meet at Dolores Mission Plaza: 170 S. Gless St., LA 90033. Help clean the area between Gless St & 3rd St and between 1st Street & Pecan Street (around Pecan Park).

9am-3pm–Free LA County Hazardous & E-Waste Roundup at Lugo Park in Cudahy: 7810 Otis Street. Discard household hazardous waste: antifreeze, old medications, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, needles, syringes, lancets, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs; and e-waste such as TVs, monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones. For more information, call LA County Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to or call LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or

10-11:30am–Roybal Academy Workshop: Job Search Strategies with Margaret Francis-Davis, M.A. Learn key strategies and techniques in finding that new job or career. Find out what employers are looking for in a resume, interview and more. Location: Roybal Community Center, 5251 E. Beverly Blvd., LA 90022. No charge to attend. Register online at For more info, contact Manuel Gonez at (323) 725-3960 or email

Wednesday, Feb. 22
4:30-6:30pm—Free Panel Discussion -Prescription Drugs: Safety & Risks to Your Health at the Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park. A pharmaceutical specialist, LAPD officer & psychotherapist from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment program discuss how to protect your health & community from misuse of prescription drugs. Free raffle, snacks & childcare. Library is located at 6145 N. Figueroa St., LA 90042. For more info, call (323) 361-2463.

34th Congressional District Special Election Candidate Forum Feb 23 at the El Sereno Senior Center. The LA-32 Neighborhood Council is hosting a candidate forum for the upcoming special congressional election. Time: 6-8:30pm. Center is located at 4818 Klamath Place L.A. 90032.

Eagle Rock Neighborhood Cleanup Feb. 25 at 9am. Meet at the corner of Rock Glen Ave & Sierra Villa Dr. For more info, contact or call (323) 254-5295.

Elephant Hill Open Space (El Sereno) Community Planning Meeting Feb. 25 at 10am. Hear what your neighbors have to say & give your input into the Mountain Recreation and Conservation Authority project. Children welcome. Co-sponsored by Councilman Jose Huizar’s Office. Location: El Sereno Senior Center, 4814 Klamath Pl, LA 90032. For more info, call (323) 221-9944 ext. 110.

Tribute to the Beatles Feb. 25 with the Rio Hondo Symphony Orchestra & Special Guest Britain’s Finest. Biggest Beatle’s Party in SoCal. BEATLES’ book authors, memorabilia, food trucks, beer garden & much more. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Rio Hondo Symphony Orchestra, which provides free programs to over 15,000 kids a year. Time:7pm/Location: Vic Lopez Auditorium in Whittier, CA. Tickets on sale at

Free Cuentos en el Kiosko/Children’s Reading Hour Feb. 26 at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights (in front of Libros Schmibros). For children ages 5-10, parents welcome. Time: 2pm. Repeats March 26, April 30 & May 28. For more information, call (323) 688-4850.

Center Theatre Group Community Conversation – “Dress for Unrest: From the Zoot Suit Riots to the Hoodie.” Panelists discuss the intersection of fashion and politics. In 1943, the Zoot Suit Riots erupted when thousands of Anglo servicemen and civilians in Los Angeles assaulted young Chicanos, many of whom wore zoot suits that their attackers considered unpatriotic. In 2012, after Trayvon Martin was shot while wearing a hooded sweatshirt, the hoodie became a symbol of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Time: 5;30-7:30pm. Location: Rehearsal Rm. A – Music Center Annex building, 501 W. Temple St. LA 90012. Free to the public. RSVPs encouraged. For more information, visit (Ticket to see Zoot Suit no included).

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