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Community Calendar: April 6, 2017 – April 12, 2017

Today, Thursday, April 6

6-7pm–Sinking of Titanic Comes to Life at the East LA Library. “Living history” program presents Actor Susan Gallerito as Violet Jessop, a stewardess & nurse who served on several great ships such as the Titanic that were involved in major accidents. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more info, call (323) 264-0155.


Friday, April 7

6-10pm–Empowering the Boyle Heights Immigrant Community – A Conversation With Yareli Arizmendi & Sergio Arau, creators behind the film “A Day Without a Mexican”; moderated by Leonardo Vilchis, co-director Union de Vecinos. Hosted by Beatriz Zaragoza at the Allstate Boyle Heights: 1850 E. 1st St. LA 90033. Free admission. Rsvp: bzaragosa@allstate.com. For more info, call (310) 916-7636.


Saturday, April 8

9:30am-12:30pm–Free Income Tax Preparation & Filing at the Lincoln Heights Library. Service by VITA at Cal State LA. First come, first served. Bring valid CA Driver’s License, ID, or Passport; Social Security Cards & birthdates for taxpayer, spouse & dependents; All Tax documents; Blank “voided” check for direct deposit of refund. If possible, complete copy of last year’s Income Tax Returns. Both spouses must be present for joint returns. Library located at 2530 Workman S, LA 90031. Call (323) 226-1692 for more details.

11am-2pm–Montebello Eggstravaganza at the Cathy Hensel Youth Center. Egg hunts for ages 4-17. Bring your own basket & enjoy live music, games, food vendors, arts & crafts and a photo booth. Center is located at 236 George Hensel Dr. For info, call (323) 887-4577.

10am-1pm–Glassell Park Dog Walk, Pet Fair, Fun & Games. Doggie costume contest, free dog food, free shade trees (while they last), food, music & more. Dogs must be on leash. Location: Glassell Park community Center, 3750 Verdugo Rd. LA. For more info, visit GPNC at glassellparknc.org glassellparknc.org or Office of Councilman Gil Cedillo at (323) 550-1538.

10am-4pm–Yuri’s Night–Free Kids Space Festival at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey. Exciting activities for kids ages 3 through high school. Learn about space; build a rocket; meet rocket scientists; talk to young rocket engineers & space techs about industry careers & more. Space Center is located at 12400 Columbia Way in Downey. For full schedule and to register, go to https://www.la.yurisnight.net/kids.

10:30am-2pm–2017 Spring Health Fair & Eggstravaganza at Hazard Park Registration Center. Meet the Easter Bunny; free egg hunts, (by age groups 0-12), face painting & crafts. Center is located at 2230 Norfolk St. LA 90033. For more info, call (213) 485-6839.


Tuesday, April 11

6-7:45pm–“Cries of Soul,” A Free Play Reading at the Benjamin Franklin Library in Boyle Heights. Actors bring to life stories you will not forget. Presented in English by Hear and Now Theatre Company as part of Center Theatre Group’s 2017 Literary Tour. For adults & teens. A Spanish/English bilingual discussion will follow. Library located at 2200 E. 1st St. LA 90033. Call (323) 263-6901 for more info.


Wednesday, April 12

4:30-5:30pm–Eggstravaganza at the Chet Holifield Library in Montebello. One of the most EGGciting events of the year, it will include fun stories & art activity making EGGcritters. Library is located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. For more info, call (323) 728-0421.



Heritage Square 13th Annual Vintage Fashion Show and Tea, Saturday, April 15, 11 a.m. Beautiful period costumes & vintage gowns; afternoon buffet tea, shopping. Tickets: Adults $30/ Ages 6-10 $15 (advance sale only).

Commerce Earth Day Art Show April 22 at the Senior Center. Show appreciation for planet earth with artwork made from recycled material. Veterans Library accepting submissions through April 8. Event will feature arts & crafts workshops using recycled items. Time: 10am-1pm. Center is located at 2555 Commerce Way. For info, call (562) 927-1516.

Screening of Emmy Award-Winning Film: Mendez v. Westminster: For All the Children April 20 at LA Plaza in Downtown LA. Seven years before Brown vs. Board of Education, the 1947 case made California the first U.S. state to end school segregation. Join conversation with filmmaker & producer Sandra Robbie. LA Plaza is located at 501 N. Main St. LA 90012. For more info, call (888) 488-8083 or visit http://lapca.org/ Take any Metro Rail or Bus Line to Union Station. www.metro.net