Saturday, May 24
9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free LA County Hazardous & E-Waste Roundup in Maywood. Safely discard household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles, universal waste including household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and electronic waste (e-waste) such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones. Location: Maywood Park – 57th Street and Heliotrope Ave. For more information, call County of LA Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to www.888CleanLA.com, contact LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.
9:30-11:30am—Hearts of Compassion Fundraiser Breakfast & Resource Fair in Montebello. Benefits programs for needy families. Free blood pressure check, face painting, denture info, games & more. Breakfast $5 for every age 12 or older. Free groceries to first 200 needy families. Location: 600 S. Maple Ave. Montebello 90640. For more info, call (323) 727-7997.
2-3pm—Bell Gardens Library Presents Mexican Folk Art: Popotillo Art. Join artist Francisco Fraide and learn about the art of making straw paintings, also known as Popotillo art. Library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. Bell Gardens, 90201. For more info, call (562) 927-1309.
2-3pm—Spanish and Flamenco Dancing at the Montebello Library. Susana Elena performs a selection of Spanish Classical and Gypsy dances. Learn to dance a rumba flamenca with scarves, and how to play castanets. Fun for the whole family! Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. Montebello, 90640. For more info, call (323) 722-6551.
2-6pm—Benjamin Franklin Library Help Applying for CalFresh/Food Stamps . Make an appointment in advance: call (323) 263-6901 or sign up at the Information Desk. Library is located at 2200 E. 1st St., LA 90033. For more info, call (323) 263-6901.
3-5pm—Eagle Rock Library Presents Viva Poetry! A Lummis Day Library Series Event. Readings by Dennis Cruz, Jessica Ceballos, Mike Sonksen, Gloria Enedina Alvarez, Laurence Goldstein. Library is located at 5027 Caspar Ave LA 90041. For more info, call (323) 258-807
Wednesday, May 28
4pm & 7:30pm—Native Voices at the Autry 16th Annual Playwrights Retreat & Festival of New Plays. Two free public readings of new works by Native American playwrights. Third session Thurs, May 29 at 7:30pm. Featured: “There is no “I” In ndn” by Jennifer Bobiwash (Ojibway); “Our Voices will be Heard” by Vera Starbard (Tlingit/Dena’ina); and “Measure for Measure” adapted by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw). Autry is located at 4700 Western Heritage Way, LA 90027. Seating is limited, RSVP suggested: (call 323) 667-2000, ext. 354, or visit www.NativeVoicesattheAutry.org .
SoCal Community Dog Show May 31 at Grace Baptist Church in Montebello. Families can showoff their family pet & learn about adopting a dog from a rescue shelter. Categories include: Cutest Dog, Best Trick, Best Costume, Ugliest Dog, Owner-dog look a like and Best in Show. $5 Certificate and winners’ trophies. $5 Entry Fee. Church location: 482 N. Garfield Ave, Montebello 90640. Time: 12 noon-4pm. For more info, contact Michael Aldapa (323) 973-9900.
Clean Up Green Up Public Workshop
Learn about L.A.’s Plans to Develop a Clean Up Green Up Policy, Thur., May 29 at the Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center, 5-7pm. Policy is aimed at developing strategies around the cumulative health impacts around industrial use areas starting with Boyle Heights, Pacoima and Wilmington. The Youth Center is located at 1600 E. 4th St., LA 90033.
Garfield High School Alumni Assoc. Hall of Fame Award Banquet June 1 at Stevens Steak House in Commerce. Proceeds benefit the group’s scholarship fund. 2014 Hall of fame recipients are Chicano band Los Lobos and Bishop Jon Bruno. Tickets: $30 regular admission/$50 VIP. Time: 2-7pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (323) 266-0100 or visit www.garfieldalumni.org.