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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: Jan. 22, 2015 – Jan. 28, 2015

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Friday, Jan. 23

8-10pm—Jazz Up Your Night at Union Station! Metro Presents free performance by Kamasi Washington & The Next Step. The musicians will be performing new jazz, soul, classical, and hip-hop. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. & there will be two 45-minute sets. DJ Carlos Niño will be spinning before and in between sets. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Use the Trip Planner at for routes and connections. Bicycle parking is also available on site.


Saturday, Jan. 24

9am-2pm–Montebello Unified School District and The Children’s Partnership host Covered CA Enrollment event at Montebello Teacher’s Association Conference Center. English and Spanish-speaking certified enrollment counselors and representatives from health insurance plans will be available to families and individuals. The event is free and open to the public. Free childcare will be provided and refreshments will be available. MTA conference center is located at 920 Whittier Blvd.

10am-2pm–Grand Re-Opening of Rosewood Library. Celebrate the opening of the renovated Commerce library. Enjoy performances, children’s activities and more. Library is located at 5655 Jillson St. For info, call (323) 722-6660.

12pm-4pm–Commerce 55th Birthday Celebration at Rosewood Park. Event will feature free shuttle buses, kiddie trains, interactive games, live entertainment, obstacle courses, free food and refreshments. Park is located at 5600 Harbor St. For info, call (323) 887-4434.

 10am-3pm—Glassell Park Farmers’ Market in the Goodwill Parking Lot (San Fernando & Fletcher). Local honey, great tamales, and more.

 2pm—Rosy Simas Presents We Wait in the Darkness at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park. Contemporary dancer/choreographer Rosy Simas (Seneca) combines music, dance, film, and narration to explore her family’s heritage and themes of loss and resilience. Included with Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members. No reservations necessary. For more information, visit



Volunteers needed for Cypress Park Community Clean Up on Jan. 31 from 8:30 to 11:30 am. Wear comfortable work clothes. Meet at Nightingale Middle School: 3311 N. Figueroa St., LA 90065. Continental breakfast & lunch served to volunteers. For more information, call Jose Rodriguez at (3213) 550-1538.

Night on Broadway Jan. 31 Celebrating the 7th Anniversary of the Bringing Back Broadway Initiative. Celebration will feature booths, art exhibits, a vintage car show, food trucks and programming in six of Broadway’s historic and often closed-to-the-public theatres including the Million Dollar, Los Angeles, Palace, Tower, Orpheum, and the Theatre at Ace Hotel. The Event is free, open to all ages. Time: 5pm-10pm. For info, visit

VITA Income Tax Preparation Assistance Begins Feb. 2nd at Plaza de La Raza in Lincoln Heights. Plaza provides FREE income tax preparation to qualified individuals. Plaza is located at 3540 N. Mission Rd, LA 90031. Contact Mayra, Francis or Carolyn to schedule an appointment (323) 223-2475.

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Tomorrow, Thurs., Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day 2015

6am–Tournament of Roses 126th New Year’s Day Rose Parade. This year’s theme is “Inspiring Stories.” Watch the high-tech floats that take nearly a year to build; go down Colorado Boulevard. Curbside viewing is free on a first-come, first-served basis down the 5.5 mile route. For info visit 


Friday, Jan. 2

12:15pm-1pm–Lunchtime Yoga ReTREAT at Grand Park. Resolve to dissolve stress and get energized for the rest of the day. Dress comfortably. Class is free. Park is located at 200 N. Grand Ave. L.A. 90012. For info, visit

Saturday, Jan. 3

10am-2pm—Covered California Assistance at the Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park. Specialists from the Community Health Alliance of Pasadena will be available to offer enrollment assistance. Contact M. Chavez from CHAP directly at (626) 486-9729. Library is located at 6145 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042. 

Monday, Jan. 5

3-5pm—New Date & Time for the Montebello Book Club. Club will now meet the first Monday of the month. Reading for Jan. 5, “The Snowman” by Jo Nesbo. Library is located at1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello 90640. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.


6-7pm–Free Zumba Class at Anthony Quinn Library. Join the fun with a certified Zumba instructor. Beginners welcome. Open to ages 11 and up. RSVP at the information desk. Library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. LA 90063. For info, call (323) 264-7715.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

4pm—Free art workshop at the Benjamin Franklin Library. Class is taught by talented artist from LACMA (LA County Museum of Art). Create, have fun, learn new art skills! Art supplies will be provided free of charge. Grades 5-12 welcome. Library is located at 2200 E. 1st St. L.A. 90033. For more information, call (323) 263-6901.


Roscas de Reyes for Teens at City Terrace Library Jan. 8. Celebrate the Latin-American tradition of eating a rosca (crown shaped bread). Drinks will be served. Event is free. Library is located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. LA 90063. For info, call (323) 261-0295.


Community Sewing Circle Jan. 10, 4pm at the Robert Louis Stevenson Library. Learn basic sewing and costume design techniques, meet new people, and have fun! No experience necessary. Presented in English and Spanish. 90-minutes each session. All materials provided. Presented in partnership with Center Theatre Group’s The Shop. Library is located at 803 Spence St., LA 90023. For more information, call (323) 268-4710.

Make A Rubber Band Car at Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Jan. 15. The event is hosted dedicated to inspire and motivate children in the fields of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM). Time: 3pm-4pm. Library is located at 318 S. Ramona Ave. For info, call (626) 307-1358. 

“Meet on Brooklyn” Avenue Platicas/Artist Talk at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Jan. 11, 3-5pm. Join artists Fabian Debora, Mike Saijo & Lori Shocket for a conversation exploring how the progressive movements of Mexican American, Japanese American and Jewish communities in Boyle Heights inspire the social justice themes behind their work. Event is free & open to the public. LA Plaza is located at 501 N. Main St. LA 90012. For more information, call (888) 488-8083, or visit www.

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