Community Calendar: January 19, 2012 to January 25, 2012

January 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Today, Thursday, January 19
7-9pm—Take Back the Boulevard community meeting on Jan. 19 from 7 to 9 pm at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. Help build a vision of how Colorado Boulevard can better serve the residents and businesses in Eagle Rock. The Center is located at 2225 Colorado Blvd., LA 90042. For more information, call (323) 254-5295 or visit

Friday, January 20
7:30-10:30pm—Free film screening of “A Better Life,” the story an undocumented immigrant gardener and his US born son, as they face the pressures of making a living, the lure of gangs, and the possibility of deportation. Location: Salon de La Plaza: 1866 E. 1st St., LA 90033. See the trailer for “East L.A. Interchange,” a documentary in the making about the history of Boyle Heights. A Q & A session follows the film. For more information, (323) 526-4676.

Saturday, January 21
7am-3pm—Hermon Community Yard Sale & Breakfast to raise funds for Hermon’s Centennial Celebration. Organizers are also collecting photos; bring to the yard sale to scan. Drop off yard sale donations at the vacant lot adjacent to Hermon Church (5710 Monterey Rd) from 7am to 9am; Buy breakfast starting at 9am; yard sale ends at 3pm For more info, visit, call (323) 550-8105, or e-mail

8am-6pm—Free First-Time Homebuyer Workshop with nonprofits Vivienda Digna and New Economics for Women in Highland Park. Topics: budgeting, credit, home-buying process, financing your mortgage, and government subsidies to buy your first home. The workshop will be held at 5532 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042. Space is limited so register now. For more information, email or call (323) 924-3030.

9am to 5pmYouth Empowerment Summit at Cal State Los Angeles with free workshops on how to attend college under the AB 540/Dream Act. Learn college skills, change how others see undocumented  & LGBT people, and be part of an action week for immigrant rights. In the CSULA Student Union: 5151 State University Dr., LA  90032. RSVP at

9:30am to Noon—Boyle Heights’ ‘Clean Up Green Up’ meeting to discuss proposed community-based policy to establish green zones in three City of LA “toxic hotspot” neighborhoods: Boyle Heights, Pacoima and Wilmington. The meeting will take place at Mendez Learning Center: 1200 Plaza del Sol, LA, 90033. For more information visit

10am-2pm—Open House at Los Angeles International Charter High School (LAICHS) in Highland Park for new students interested in enrolling for the next school year. Tour the campus and get additional information about the free charter school. The school is located at 625 Coleman Ave, LA 90042. For more information or to RSVP, contact Mr. Torres at (323) 804-5696 or visit our .

Noon—Free GED Practice Test at the Lincoln Heights Library. The test takes about 4 hours. The library is located at 2530 Workman St. LA 90031. For more information, call (323) 226-1692.

Noon-4pm—Urban Rancho II at the Lummis House in Highland Park. Hosted by the Historical Society of So Cal, the day-long multifaceted event features local gardeners, artists, craftsmen, bee-keepers, cooks, and lovers of the home made. $10 donation per person. The Lummis Home is located at 200 E. Ave. 43, L.A., 90031. For more information, call (323) 460-5632 or visit

6:30-10:30 pm— Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Dinner at the Women’s 20th Century Club: 5105 Hermosa Ave, LA 90041.Open to all ages; live music and silent auction. To purchase tickets, go to

Tuesdays, January 24
2-4pm—Free Cartoon Drawshop at the Anthony Quinn Library in East L.A. Kids 8 and older, learn how to draw cartoon characters, comic book heroes and manga. The library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 264-7715.

Wednesday, January 25
5-6pm—The East Los Angeles Library Celebrates the Year of the Dragon – Chinese New Year with fun art activities. The library is located at 4837 E. Third St., LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155.

Upcoming Events
The SHPE-LA Business Awards Luncheon will take place on Friday, Jan. 27 from 11:30am to 1:30 pm at El Paseo Inn Restaurant on Olvera Street. Cost is $25 for members/$35 for non-members. To RSVP or for more information, call (323) 521-6074 / e-mail

Attend a Free Home Buyers Workshop hosted by ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions (CCCS) on Jan. 28 from 8am to 4pm in the City of Commerce: 6001 E. Washington Blvd. in Commerce. Pre-registration required for the free 8-hour seminar. Call toll-free 1-800-750-2227 to reserve your seat. For more information, visit

Financial Aid & FASA Workshop on Jan. 31 hosted by the City of Commerce Public Library. Discussion topics will include the FAFSA, scholarships, and related library resources. All are invited but if you’ll be attending college next year, this workshop is especially for you. The workshop will take place at 6pm at the Commerce Library: 5655 Jillson St. Commerce, 90040. No Charge. For more information, call (323) 722-6660 or go online to

California State University, Los Angeles will host a free College Fair on Feb. 4 from 9am to 2 pm. Workshop topics include: “How to Get In College,” “I’m admitted, What Next?” “Cool College Classes,” and are open to parents, middle school, high school, and community college students. RSVP by Feb. 1. Cal State, LA is located at 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, 90032 – Golden Eagle 3rd Floor Ballrooms.

Organizers of the 7th Annual Lummis Day Festival are accepting submission applications from musicians, dance groups and other artists wanting to perform at the free cultural and arts event on June 3rd at Heritage Square Museum. For more information, go to

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