Get Your Car Checked, Take A Self-Defense Class, Start Celebrating Dia de los Muertos-Find Out Where On EGPNews’ Community Calendar

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Friday, Oct. 20

First of Two Free Women’s Self-Defense Workshops Oct. 20 (Koreatown) & Oct. 21 (Downtown L.A.) sponsored by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago. Learn how to protect yourself; discuss legislation on women’s issues. Locations: Koreatown-Olympic Community Police Station 1130 S. Vermont Ave. LA 90006); DTLA-Ketchum-Downtown YMCA 401 S. Hope St. LA 90071. For more info, call (213) 620-4646.

Saturday. Oct. 21

9am-1pm–Free Visual Car & Car Seat Inspection at the Highland Park Senior Center. Visual inspection includes lights, wipers, belts, hoses, vehicle battery & much more. Make sure your child’s car seat is safely installed. Senior Center located at 6152 N. Figueroa St. Highland Park, 90042. For more info, call (323) 255-7913.

3-9pm–Dia de Los Muertos Event at the East Los Angeles Civic Center, hosted by Sup. Hilda Solis, LA County Parks & Rec and Casa Cultural Saybrook. Enjoy live entertainment, altars, and artists. Center is located at 4801 E. 3rd St., LA 90022. Free admission. For more info, call (323) 260-2360 or visit

3-10pm–Dia de los Muertos Festival in El Sereno on Huntington Drive. Enjoy traditional procession, Taste of El Sereno, Altartwalk, artisanal vendors, children’s games & more. Free admission. For more info, email

Sunday, Oct. 22

12-2:30pm–Lost Cemeteries of Los Angeles, Walking Tour with the Barrio Boychik. Meet at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes – in front of “La Tienda” Bookshop: 501 N. Main St., LA 90012. For tickets & more info, visit Tickets by Eventbrite.

11am-2pm–Pet Care Fair sponsored by SEAACA & Bell Gardens Police Department at Veterans Park: 6662 Loveland St. Free Admission. Event includes a low-cost vaccination clinic, pet licenses and/or microchipping, pets for adoption, pet costume contest & parade. Prizes throughout the day. Free hot dogs for every person who gets their dog or cat vaccinated, chipped or licensed at the fair. For more info, contact Bell Gardens Police Det. Benson at (562) 806-7618; for information on animal adoptions, visit the SEAACA website at

Monday, Oct. 23

10:30-11:30am–Attend the Dedication of the Ruby Cedillo Breast Care and Imaging Center at the Arroyo Vista Family Health Center in Highland Park. Dedication is in conjunction with the observance of Breast Cancer Aware Month. Refreshments will be served. Arroyo Vista is located at 6000 N. Figueroa St, LA 90042. For more info or to RSVP, call Irene Holguin at (323) 987-2007 or email

Tuesday, Oct. 24

6-8pm–First of Two Open Houses to Review Boyle Heights Community Plan Update-Repeats Sat., Oct. 28. Open Houses will showcase the draft plan update and proposed zoning. Locations: Oct. 24 (6-8pm) at Roosevelt High School Cafeteria, 456 S. Mathews St. LA 90033; Oct. 28 at Boyle Heights City Hall (10am-1pm) 1st Fl. Meeting Rm, 2130 E, 1st St., LA 90033. For more info, visit .

Wednesday, Oct. 25

6pm–Opening Night-Free Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Novenario & Festival at Olvera Street in downtown LA. Nine consecutive nights of pageantry, featuring processions in traditional day of the dead dress, blessings, music, face painting, colorful public altars, dance & great food. Presented by the Olvera Street Merchants Assoc, & El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Day time & evening events. For more information & a schedule, visit


Ford Invites You to Share Your Love of the City Oct. 28 at the Dia de Los Muertos event at Forever Hollywood Cemetery. See new Ford vehicles, enjoy Day of the Dead activities, altars, music, food & much more. Time: 12pm to 12am. Forever Hollywood Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90038.

Community Calendar Sept. 15- 20

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Friday, Sept. 15

3:30-5:30-pm–Fiesta Mexicana Youth Program at Bell Gardens Veterans Park Celebrate & learn about Mexico’s Independence Day. Enjoy traditional snacks, games, and music. Open to ages 5-14. Free to attend. Location: Game Room-6662 Loveland St. For more info, call (562) 806-7650.

Saturday, Sept. 16

9:30-11:30 am–El Sereno Community Clean Up. Volunteers should meet in front of Food 4 Less: 4910 Huntington Dr., South, LA 90032. For more info call Office of Jose Huizar at (323) 226-1648.

10-3pm–LADWP presents Los Angeles National Drive Electric Week Event. Experience the excitement of test-driving the latest electric vehicles. Enjoy a fun family day with activities, food trucks, vendors and more. Event will take place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., 90012. For more information visit

3-5pm– Free Film Screening of Evita at the Malabar Library In Boyle Heights in Celebration of Latino Heritage Month. Rated PG, the 1996 film stars Madonna & Antonio Banderas & follows the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, from her early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death. Library is located at 2801 Wabash Ave., LA 90033. For more info, call (323) 263-1497.

5-7pm–Opening Reception of Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell Exhibition at the Vincent Price Museum at East LA College. Features 130 works by the photographer from the last 3 decades that traverse performative, feminist, and queer art genres. Free admission. Exhibit runs through Feb. 10. Gallery is located at 1301 Cesar Chavez Ave, Monterey Park 91754. For more info, call (323) 265-8851.

9-10pm–High Holiday/Selichot Evening Services Sept. 16 at Temple B’nai Emet (482 N. Garfield Ave., Montebello). Services will be led by Rabbi Pennes and Cantor Robert Pflug. Tickets not required. For more information, call (323) 721-7064.

Sunday, Sept. 17

12-5pm–Public Opening of Dia de los Muertos: A cultural Legacy Past, Present and Future at Self Help Graphics & Art in Boyle Heights. Part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the exhibition explores the evolution of the celebration in L.A. Includes ofrendas (altars) by artists Ofelia Esparza (East LA.), Tijuana’s Gerardo “Acamonchi” Yépiz & Marcus Kuiland-Nazario (L.A.) & select prints, photographs & other items from SHG’s 4-decade history of celebration. Location: 1300 E. 1st St., LA 90033. For more info, visit,

Wednesday, Sept. 20

6-8pm–Open to the Public: 51st Assembly Candidate’s Forum at East LA College. Panel of East LA stakeholders will question candidates on how they plan to address issues impacting the district & State of California. All qualified candidates were invited to attend. Location: ELAC Multi-Purpose Rm F-5-201 (1300 Cesar Chavez Ave, Monterey Park). For more info, email Felipe Agredano at


Eagle Rock Disaster Preparedness Neighborhood Meeting Sept. 21 at Eagle Rock City Hall. Help create Eagle Rock’s disaster response plans & build volunteer neighborhood response teams ready to take action when a disaster strikes. Time: 7-8:30pm. ER City Hall is located at 20135 Colorado Blvd, LA 90041. Register at https://cert2-eaglerockmeeting.

Workshop on Latest Alzheimer Research Sept. 21 (3pm) at the Montebello Library. Hear from researchers about the latest findings related to causes, symptoms, available and future treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Presented by Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles. No charge. Library is located at 15550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello 90640. For more info, call (323) 722-6551.

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