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Today, Sept. 28

6-9pm–Community Meeting on 710 Freeway Project Draft EIR Sept. 28 in Huntington Park Hosted by East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice. Discuss information & alternatives in report for expanding the 710 Fwy through East/Southeast LA. Provide official comment on the DEIR. Location: Huntington Park Community Center, 6925 Salt Lake Ave, Huntington Park 90255. For more info call (323)-263-2113 or email info@eycej.org

Saturday, Sept. 30

1-2pm–Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico at the Chicano Resource Center in the East Los Angeles Library. Learn from Grammy nominated musician Juan Dies as he gives a lecture on Mexico’s musical geography. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts enjoy Mexico’s diverse folk music and dance styles. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles 90022. For more info contact Daniel Hernandez at (323) 264-0155.

3-4pm–Learn about The Chicano Student Walkouts of 1968 at the East Los Angeles Library. Learn from writer, artist, civil rights lawyer and activist Herman Sillas as he shares his experiences of growing up Mexican-American. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of Los Amigos. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles 90022. For more info call (323) 264-0155.

6pm–Viewing of The Lego Batman Movie in the Bandshell at Sycamore Grove Park. Bring your family and enjoy free popcorn. Park is located at 4702 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles 90065. For more info contact Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council at (323) 418-2762.

Upcoming

4th Annual Highland Park Independent Film Festival Oct. 5-8. Event features submissions by local filmmakers from Highland Park and Northeast Los Angeles. Location:  Highland Park Theater. For more information, visit http://www.HPIFILMFEST.com

Community Calendar August 10 – August 12

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Today, Thursday August 10

4:30-6pm–Meeting of the Teen Volunteer Board at East Los Angeles Library. Join the board and help shape future of teen activities. Ages 12-17. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more information contact Teen Service Librarian  (323) 264-0155.

6:30pm–Public Hearing On Proposals for the Lincoln Heights Jail. The city’s Community Advisory Panel will present information on three proposals received during the RFP process and under review. Time for an open discussion with members of the panel and the public will be assigned. Hearing will take place at Goodwill Industries Auditorium, 342 N. San Fernando Rd. Los Angeles 90031. For more information contact Gerald Gubatan at (213) 473-7001 or via email at gerald.gubatan@lacity.org

Friday, August 11

7:30pm–El Centro Del Pueblo presents outdoor of showing of Willoughby in Los Angeles. Directed by Ruben Soto and Herbert Megurk enjoy this thriller based on a true story. Donations will be accepted to benefit Arturo Aguayo Jr. and the Boxing Club at El Centro Del Pueblo. Showing will take place at El Centro Playground, 1155 Lemoyne Street, Los Angeles 90026. For more info contact Ruben Soto at (213) 393-4215 or Robert Aguayo at (213) 483-6335.

Saturday, Aug. 12

2-6pm–100% Solar Powered Art & Music Festival- Eastside Sol. Enjoy live music, entertainment and giveaways as your learn about energy saving alternatives. Fun for all ages. Festival will take place at Mariachi Plaza, 1817 E 1st St, Boyle Heights, 90033. For more information, follow Eastside Sol on Twitter @EastSol.

3:30 & 5:30pm–Arroyo Arts Collective and Teatro Arroyo present world premier of Alicia in Arroyoland at the Audubon Center at Debs Park. The classic story of Wonderland is re-imagined with the merging of colorful characters and local icons including Tongva medicine woman Toypurina, Charles Lummis, and Chicken Boy in this free-to-attend rollicking music and dance-driven salute to the diverse people of Highland Park. Additional performances on Aug. 13, 19 and 20th. Center is located at Debs Park, 4700 North Griffin Ave, LA 90042. For free ticket info, go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com. For more info, visit www.teatroarroyo.com.

8pm–Casa 0101 Theater presents Flamenco Flavor in Boyle Heights. Indulge in the exciting heel stomping rhythms of flamenco dancers and the cry of the Spanish guitar. General admission is $25; students, seniors & local residents pay $20. Location: Little Casa, 2009 E. 1st, LA 90033. For more info, call (323) 263-7664 or visit www.csa0101.org.

Upcoming

Councilmember Jose Huizar’s Monthly Boyle Heights Bulky Item Program on Sunday, Aug. 20. If you have furniture you don’t want, come in dump in containers.City containers will be in the following locations 6th & Euclid Ave., Fickett & Malabar St., 3rd & St. Louis St. and in Gabriel Garcia Marquez St. & Park Paseo. For more information contact the Boyle Heights office at (323) 526-9332.

Play Music on the Porch Day Sat., Aug. 26 from 5-7pm in Highland Park. All are invited to take part in a free family event filled with music & activities for kids of all ages. Event will take place at the Highland Park Senior Center, 6152 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042. For more information or if you’re a musician, contact monica@playmusicontheporchday.com or checkout their Facebook page @playmusicontheporchday.

Community Calendar: Feb. 4, 2016 – Feb. 10, 2016

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Saturday, Feb. 6
9am – South Coast Air Quality Management District Hearing on Exide Technologies. Public hearing will consider modification to Exide’s Order of Abatement. Purpose is to keep Exide under a legally enforceable order pending the approval of the company’s closure plan. Location: Commerce City Hall, 2535 Commerce Way. For info, call (909) 396-2432.

9-3pm—Free tax preparation day for Eastside families at Pueblo Del Sol Community Service Center. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Center is located 1300 Plaza del Sol St. L.A. 90033. For info, visit www.elacc.org.

11am-5pm—Free College & Career Fair for the Arts at the Center Theatre Group. Over 30 colleges, universities, and community organizations will be at hand. Event will feature art making and giveaways, workshops, free lunch and more. Center is located at 601 W. Temple St. 90012. To RSVP email studentbody@centertheatregroup.org with your name, school & grade. For info, call Felipe Sanchez at (213) 972-7587.

Monday, Feb. 8
4pm – Weeklong Art Fest at the Bell Gardens Neighborhood Youth Center. Celebrate Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day with art. Admission is free. Center is located at 5856 Ludell St. For info, call (562) 806-7667.

Tuesday, Feb. 9
3:30-5:30pm – Celebrate Chinese New Year at Bell Gardens Veterans Park. Learn about the ancient Chinese holiday and celebrate the year of the monkey. Ages: 5-14. Cost: $2. Park is located at 6662 Loveland St. For info, call (562) 806-7650.

Upcoming
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Bell Gardens Veterans Park Game Room Feb. 12. Celebrate the day of love and friendship and enjoy a delicious finner with friends. Open to ages 5-14. Admission: $2. Park is located at 6662 Loveland St. For info, call (562) 806-7650.

Art, Dessert and Friendship Project Feb.12 at the Bell Gardens Neighborhood Youth Center. As a tribute to Valentine’s day participate in a fun art project that incorporates baking yummy desserts. Open to ages 7-15. Cost: $1. Center is located at 5856 Ludell St. For info, call (562) 806-7667.
Personal Development Workshop Feb. 27. The Roybal Foundation presents a workshop for college students and young professionals. The workshop will provide a 10-step job search plan, organization tips and more. Time: 10-11:30a.m. Location: Roybal Community Center, 5251 East Beverly Blvd. L.A. 90022. For info, call (323) 725-3960.

Ongoing
Recycled Resources for the Homeless Donation Drive & Free Distribution through Feb. 27. Recycled Resources is collecting items to help the homeless survive El Nino winter: clothing, jackets, blankets, tents, sleeping bags, shoes, socks, first aid & hygiene supplies, and lunches. (While supplies last.) Items can be dropped off every Saturday, 8-11am at 4104 N. Figueroa (meets on sidewalk in front of Public Storage) LA 90065. Items (while supplies last) will be distributed at same time & location. All donations are tax deductible. For more info: www.recycledresources.org

Community Calendar: Jan. 28, 2016 – Feb. 3, 2016

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Today, Thursday, Jan. 28
5pm – LA County Park Needs Assessment Workshop Jan. 28 at the Montebello Senior Center & Bell Gardens Veterans Park. Sessions are an opportunity to provide input into future improvements & changes to local parks. Montebello Senior Center (6:30pm) 1700 W. Victoria, Montebello; Bell Gardens Veterans Park (5pm), 6662 Loveland St. For more info, visit www.lacountyparkneeds.org.

5:30pm – Free Book Reading & Signing With U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Jan. 28 at the Cal State LA 2016 Jean Burden Poetry Reading. Herrera is the first Mexican American to serve as a U.S. poet laureate. From 2012 to 2014, he was poet laureate of California. Herrera is a performance artist and an activist on issues affecting migrant and indigenous communities & at-risk youth. Location: CSULA Golden Eagle Ballroom, 5151 State University Dr. LA 90032. For more info, call (323) 343-4140.

6:30-8pm – ‘Noche de Boleros’ with Margarita Luna at the East Los Angeles Library. Enjoy a evening concert with the multi-talented singer/musician who will perform Latin Boleos and classic songs. Light refreshments will be provided. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. L.A. 90022. For info, call (323) 264-0155.

Friday, Jan. 29
10:30am. Free Citizenship Workshop. This citizenship workshop will provide lawful permanent residents with free naturalization application assistance by professional and trained volunteers.  Services are available in Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Russian and English. Location: 3621 Brunswick Ave. 90039. Registration is recommended. To register contact IRIS staff at 213-819-1890.

Saturday, Jan. 30
10am-9pm – Monterey Park Two-Day Lunar New Year Festival. Celebrate the year of the monkey with traditional new year lion and dragon dancers, dancers, fireworks and live entertainment. Event will also feature vendors, food booths, and amusement rides. Free admission. Festival will continue Jan. 31. Location: Garvey Avenue between Ramona and Alhambra Avenues.  For info, visit www.lunarnewyears.com.

2-3:30pm – Celebrate the New Year with Tierra Blanca. Enjoy a special dance performance by the Tierra Blanca Dance Company. Light refreshments will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. L.A. 90022. For info, call (323) 264-0155.

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Personal  Development Workshop Series. Do you know what is anxiety and depression? This workshop will provide an overview of the different types of anxiety and the symptoms/behaviors of depression. Learn the basics of health care providers, treatment plans, support systems and self care tips. The Roybal Foundation has created workshops dedicated to college students and young professionals. Location: Roybal Community Center 5251 East Beverly Blvd. 90022.  For info. contact Manuel Gonez at (323) 725-3960 or mgonez@roybalfoundation.org.

5-11pm. Night on Broadway 2016. Celebrating the 8th anniversary of Councilmember Huizar’s Bringing Back Broadway initiative by highlighting entertainment, food and nighttime fun along Broadway from 3rd Street to Olympic Blvd. Night on Broadway began in 2015, entertaining more than 35,000 people. Location: on Broadway Avenue between 3rd Street & Olympic in DTLA. Free event. For more info visit nightonbroadway.la.

3pm—Get there from Northeast LA on a Group Bike Ride! Join a group of bike riders to Night on Broadway in DTLA, leaving from Eagle Rock around 3:00PM with meet-up points along the route until we reach the event. There will be complimentary Bike Valet on 5th & Broadway. For more info: nightonbroadway.la.

 

Monday, Feb. 1.

9am-5pm – Free Clinic Tours at the Arroyo Vista Family Health Center in Lincoln Heights . Arroyo Vista turns 35 and will be providing health screenings, health exams, enrollment assistance, health education and childhood vaccines and family planning free in the month of February for those who qualify. The event will feature face painting, balloons and giveaways. Center is located at 5411 N. Broadway LA 90031. For info, call (323) 987-2028.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 2

9am-5pm – Free Clinic Tours at the Arroyo Vista Family Health Center in Highland Park . Arroyo Vista turns 35 and will be providing health screenings, health exams, enrollment assistance, health education and childhood vaccines and family planning free in the month of February for those who qualify. The event will feature face painting, balloons and giveaways. Center is located at 6000 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042. For info, call (323) 987-2028.
7-8:30pm. 1st & Boyle CRA Site Community Workshop. The City of LA will be issuing a request of proposal for development of the vacant site and Councilmember Jose Huizar and the Economic and workforce development dept. want the community’s input on feasible concepts for how the parcel could be developed. Location: Community Room 2130 E. 1s Street 90033. For more info: (323) 526-9332.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 3

9am-5pm – Free Clinic Tours at the Arroyo Vista Family Health Center in El Sereno-Huntington. Arroyo Vista turns 35 and will be providing health screenings, health exams, enrollment assistance, health education and childhood vaccines and family planning free in the month of February for those who qualify. The event will feature face painting, balloons and giveaways. Center is located at 4837 Huntington Dr. LA 90032. For info, call (323) 987-2028.
Public Hearing on Exide’s Draft Closure Plan and Environmental Impact Report. Dept. of Toxic Substance Control taking comments on the draft closure plan for Exide battery recycling facility in Vernon. Public comments must be submitted by Feb. 12. Approval of a closure plan would begin cleanup and deconstruction of the building. Location: Commerce City Hall, 2535 Commerce Way. For info, call (916) 255-3883 or email waybe.loretzen@dtsc.ca.gov.

Upcoming

Free Clinic Tours at the Arroyo Vista Family Health Center in El Sereno-Valley (Feb. 4) and Loma Drive (Feb. 5). Arroyo Vista turns 35 and will be providing health screenings, health exams, enrollment assistance, health education and childhood vaccines and family planning free in the month of February for those who qualify. The event will feature face painting, balloons and giveaways. Centers are located at 4815 E. Valley Blvd. and 303 S. Loma Drive #202. Time: 9am-5pm. For info, call (323) 987-2028.
Celebrate Chinese New Year at Bell Gardens Veterans Park. Learn about the ancient Chinese holiday and celebrate the year of the monkey. Ages: 5-14. Cost: $2. Park is located at 6662 Loveland St. For info, call (562) 806-7650.

Ongoing
Recycled Resources for the Homeless Donation Drive & Free Distribution through Feb. 27. Recycled Resources is collecting items to help the homeless survive El Niño winter: clothing, jackets, blankets, tents, sleeping bags, shoes, socks, first aid & hygiene supplies, and lunches. (While supplies last.) Items can be dropped off every Saturday, 8-11am at 4104 N. Figueroa (meets on sidewalk in front of Public Storage) LA 90065. Items (while supplies last) will be distributed at same time & location. All donations are tax deductible. For more info: www.recycledresources.org.

Community Calendar: July 2, 2015 – July 8, 2015

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Today, Thursday July 2

7-9pm—Summer Concerts Series at Bell Gardens Veterans Park with The Steady 45s – Jamaican ska and rockabilly. Dance, rocksteady & traditional ska music. Visit their website at: http://reverbnation.com/thesteady45s Snacks and sodas will be available for purchase. Park is located at 6662 Loveland St. For more info, call (562) 806-7650 or visit www.bgrecreation.org.

 

Friday, July 3

1-4pm?Opening Day Free Swim at George Hensel Aquatics Center in Montebello. Fun for the whole family; stay active with pool activities. Center located 1300 W. Olympic Blvd. For more info, call (323) 887-1200.

 

Monday, July 6

3pm—Montebello Library Adult Summer Reading Program. Discussion of the “Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosselini. Read one book, write a review and receive a reward. Library located at: 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.

 

Tuesday, July 7

7:30pm—Institute for Baseball Studies at Whittier College Presents “Meet Masanori Murakami,” a discussion and book signing with the legendary pitcher, Japan’s first Major Leaguer, at Villalobos Hall: 13507 Earlham Dr. Whittier. Arrive early and tour Institute for Baseball Studies, from 5 to 7pm. Free parking at Mendenhall lot on Philadelphia St., just north of Painter Ave. For more info, e-mail jprice@whittier.edu or call (562) 907-4803.

 

Upcoming

Opening Reception: Leo Politi Art Exhibition “Through the Eyes of the Family” Thurs. July 9 from 6-9pm at El Pueblo Historical monument – presented by the Leo Politi family, El Pueblo & El Pueblo Park Association in the Plaza Kiosko.  Exhibit runs Tues-Sun, 10am-3pm through July 31.

Summer Concerts at the Montebello City Park Band Shell on Thurs.  July 9. Time: 6:30-8:30pm enjoy outdoors while listening to music. Park located at 1300 W. Whittier Blvd. For more info, call (323) 887-4540.

Acclaimed Classical Repertory Theatre, A Noise Within Free Summer Reading July 15 of The Dresser by Ronald Harwood. Starts at 7pm. Theatre located at 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, 91107. To RSVP, call (626) 356-3100.

Water Safety Day July 17 at the George Hensel Aquatic Center Pool in Montebello on 1300 W. Olympic Blvd. Time: 1-4pm. Learn how to be safe while having fun in the pool. For more info, call (323) 887-4540.

 

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