Taking Place This Week

September 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

From a 2-day Latin Jazz Festival to a workshop on Alzheimer research, here’s a look at the week ahead.

Los Coyotes - (led by Cesar Rosas and David Hidlago of Los Lobos) will close out the festival, Sunday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Los Coyotes – (led by Cesar Rosas and David Hidlago of Los Lobos) will close out the festival, Sunday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Featured Event: Saturday, Sept. 23 & Sunday, Sept. 24 –Councilman Gil Cedillo’s 4th Annual Latin Jazz & Music Festival at Sycamore Grove Park (4702 N. Figueroa, LA 90042). Free Admission. Two days of live music: (Sat) Joe Batann, Susie Hansen Latin Band, Jimmy Imperial, Soul Sauce, Plaza de la Raza Youth Ensemble, (Sun) Hola Youth Ensemble, Cold Duck, Arturo O’Farrill Quartet, & Lobos Coyotes Blues Band. For more info, visit www.GilCedillo.com.

 

Today, Sept. 21

7-8:30pm–Eagle Rock Disaster Preparedness Neighborhood Meeting 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. ER City Hall is located at 20135 Colorado Blvd, LA 90041. Register at Eventbrite.com: https://cert2-eaglerockmeeting.

3pm–Workshop on Latest Alzheimer Research 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.

 

Saturday, Sept. 23

8am–Ascot Hills Challenge – 5K Run/Walk in El Sereno. Finisher medal, t-shirt, food, entertainment & more. Location: Ascot Hills Park, 4371 Multnonah St., LA 90032. Register at AscotHills.com.

4-7pm–Eagle Neighborhood Picnic and Movie Night at Yosemite Park: 1840 Yosemite Dr. LA 90041. “Beauty and the Beast” screens at 7:30pm. Free admission. Bouncy house& kids activities. Bring a blanket or chair. Presented by Councilman Jose Huizar & ERNC. For more info, call (323) 254-5295.

Upcoming

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. Time: 6-9pm. Location: Huntington Park Community Center, 6925 Salt Lake Ave, Huntington Park 90255. For more info,

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

Lots of Places to Watch the Great American Eclipse

August 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Excitement is growing for Monday’s planetary phenomenon –The Great American Eclipse – and EGP has compiled a list of local places  offering free viewing activities that include solar eclipse experts explaining the science and wonder of it all; tips and tools to safely watch the eclipse, and; a variety of activities for everyone of all ages.

The Great American Eclipse happens Monday, Aug. 21-starting 9:05 a.m. local time.

The Great American Eclipse happens Monday, Aug. 21-starting 9:05 a.m. local time.

Monday, Aug.21 – Where to Watch the Eclipse

     8am-12 Noon–Griffith Park Observatory Presents “The All-American Transcontinental Total Solar Eclipse Public viewing event. Free public viewing event, includes telescope viewing from front lawn, sidewalks, and on the Observatory’s historic coelostat (solar telescope). The Hall of the Sky will have a large supply of safety viewing glasses and solaramas on sale. The public is advised to park at the Greek Theater and take free shuttle. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Bring water. Observatory is located at 1100 Eagle Vista Dr. For more information, call (323) 225-5466.

     9-12 Noon–Solar Eclipse Viewing at Glendale Community College Planetarium. There will be eclipse viewing glasses, streaming NASA video, and fun activities. Staff from NASA and Glendale CC will be on hand to answer questions. College located at 1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, 91208. For more info, contact Barbara Falkowski at bfalkows@glendale.edu.

     9–11:45am –Solar Eclipse Viewing at the California Science Center. Located at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles 90037. Viewing will take place at walkway near parking structure. For more information visit https://californiasciencecenter.org/

     9:30–11:30am–Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park. Safely view the solar eclipse in front of the library. Hang out for the entire event or drop by for a good look at some portion of the eclipse in progress. Free. Library is located at 6145 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042. For more info call (323) 255-0537 or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ArroyoSecoLibrary/

     9:30am–Caltech in Pasadena. Astronomers & volunteers will guide you through the eclipse and answer questions about the Sun, eclipse, and astronomy. Event is free to attend. No RSVP needed. Event will take place on campus in Beckman Lawn: 1200 East California Blvd., Pasadena 91125. For more info, contact Cameron Hummels at chummels@caltech.edu.

     9:30am-12 Noon–Viewing with JPL at Kidspace Children’s Museum. Join NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to view the eclipse using special, free solar sunglasses from JPL and by making pinhole viewers in the Imagination Workshop. Museum is located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena 91103. For more info, call (626) 449-9144 or visit at www.kidspacemuseum.org/ events/

     10-11:30am–Solar Eclupse Viewing at Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park. Safely view the solar eclipse in front of the library. Hang out for the entire event or drop by for a good look at some portion of the eclipse in progress. Library is located at 6145 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042. For info call (323) 255-0537 or visit their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ArroyoSecoLibrary/

     10-11:30am–Eclipse Viewing at City Terrace Library. Safely view the solar eclipse in front of the library. Hang out for the entire event or drop by for a good look at some portion of the eclipse in progress. Free. Library is located 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90063. For more info call call (323) 261-0295.

     10-12Noon–Montebello Library Presents Solar Eclipse Community Event With NASA/JPL Educator. An educator from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory will provide safe viewing glasses and answer questions. Handouts and educational materials will be included. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello 90640. For more info, call (323) 722-6551 or visit library page at www.colapublib.org/ calendar/

Group Supporting Montebello Libraries Recruiting New Members

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A volunteer group that raises money for libraries in Montebello is looking for new members.

The purpose of the Montebello Friends of the Library “is to raise money for the support of the Montebello libraries and to advocate for libraries in general,” according to Margot Eiser, a member of the group.

Funds raised by the group pay for materials, equipment and programs at the two Los Angeles County libraries located in the city — the Montebello Library at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. and the Chet Holifield Library at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave.

The group’s main source of income comes from the sale of donated used books and DVDs at a volunteer-run bookstore located inside the Montebello Library. Eiser said more volunteers are needed to run the bookstore, which currently opens five days a week for two hours each day. The group could use more donations of books and DVDs, she said, adding there are many other ways people can help.

Membership applications are available at both libraries. To find out more, visit the bookstore or email MontebelloFOL@yahoo.com or visit their Facebook Page.

Community Calendar: May 11, 2017-May 17, 2017

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Thursday, May 11

5-7pm—Education Town Hall at Luther Burbank Middle School in Highland Park. LAUSD Board Member Ref Rodriguez, Superintendent Roberto Martinez, in partnership with the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council to discuss educational issues in the district. Burbank is located at 6460 N. Figueroa St., LA 90042. For more info, visit http://asnc.us/.

Friday, May 12

8-11pm–Friends of Chinese Museum Present “Story Night” in the Pico House on Olvera Street. An evening of poetry, music and spoken word about Asian Pacific American identity, civil rights & social justice movement. Free admission. Location: 125 Paseo de la Plaza, L.A. 90012, across from Union Station. For more information, call (213) 485-6855.

Saturday, May 13

9am-3pm–Free LA County Hazardous & E-Waste Roundupat the El Monte Airport: 4233 N. Santa Anita Ave, El Monte. Safely discard household hazardous waste: antifreeze, old medications, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, needles, syringes, lancets, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs; and e-waste such as TVs, monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones. For more information, call LA County Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to www.888CleanLA.com or call LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.

10am-4pm–LAFD Fire Service Day-Neighborhood Fire Stations Open to the Public. The stations will roll up their doors to offer tours, fire safety & disaster preparedness training, education, & free home smoke alarms while supplies last. For more information, visit visiting: www.lafd.org/news/.

2-4pm–“Cuisine of Early 19th Century Los Angeles” Presented by El Pueblo Park Association & Culinary Historians of So. California at the Avila Adobe on Olvera Street in downtown L.A: 125 Paseo de la Plaza, L.A. 90012, across from Union Station. For more information, call (213) 485-6855.

2-3pm–Dave Winstone Presents Music of the Rock & Roll Era at the Montebello Library. Learn about its roots in the blues & influence of British invasion. Entertaining & informative program for adults & families with kids over age 10. Free admission. Library located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. For more info, call (323) 722-6551.

2:30-3:30pm–Let’s Salsa –Dance Class at the Bell Gardens Library. Dance instructor Emmy Lam will teach the basic steps of salsa dancing. Get an hour of exercise and have fun along the way! No partners needed. For ages 18 and up. Free Admission Library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. For more information, call (562) 927-1309.

3pm–Lummis Day Poetry Workshop at the Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park. Called The Sense of an Ending in Poetry, workshop will engage with the challenge of ending a poem: how to provide closure with a turn, a contraction, or an expansion. Open to teens & adults. Library located at 6145 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042. For more info, call (323) 255-0537.

5-8:30pm–Opening Reception of Self Help Graphics Exhibit “The Art of Indigenous People: Inspiring the Protection of Mother Earth.” Exhibition runs through June10. Self- Help Graphics is located at 1300 E. 1st St., LA 90033.

7-10pm–Opening Reception: Art as Resistance: Paintings in Protest to a Trump Presidency at Ave 50 Studio in Highland Park. Features works by 17 artists in a visual protest to Executive Orders, Alternative Facts, Muslim Bans and Border Walls. Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric, ICE Raids, Cuts to the EPA, NEA and PBS. Curated by Eric Almanza. Closes June 3. Free admission. Ave 50: 131 N Ave. 50, LA 90042. For more information, visit http://avenue50studio.org/ or call (323) 258-1435.

Monday, May 15

3:30-5:30pm–Mother’s Day Craft at Bell Gardens Veterans Park. Create a special craft for mom. Supplies will be provided. Park is located at 6662 Loveland St. For info, call (562) 806-7650.

Wednesday, May 17

4-5pm–Post Mothers Day Show at City Terrace Library Featuring Performance by Danza Azteca Xochipilli. Bring mom or another important woman in your life to share event. Free admission. Library located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr., LA 90063. Call (323) 261-0295 for more details.

Upcoming

Bike to Work Day Pit Stops May 18 In Support of Metro Bike to Work Month. Stop by one of three locations in L.A. Councilman Huizar CD-14 District: Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Blvd; El Sereno CD 14 Office, 4927 N. Huntington Dr.; Boyle Heights CD-14 Office, 2130 E. First St.

LA Sanitation Hosts “Discover Recycling” Open House May 20 at North Central District Yard. Program will feature equipment demonstrations, facility tours, information booths, recycling games, & the dynamic duo “Mr. Recycle” and sidekick “Robo Blue” as they jump into action to serve family fun, food and prizes for kids. Time: 9am-2:30pm. Yard is located at 452 N. San Fernando Rd, LA.

Argentine Guitarist Rafael Orsi Performs May 20 at the East Los Angeles Library. Enjoy a wonderful night of music as Rafael Orsi, singer, guitarist & proprietor of Radio Raices Argentinas plays folklorico music from his native Argentina. Free admission; ages 18 and up; light refreshments courtesy of Los Amigos of the East LA Library. Time: 3-4pm. Library located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more info, call (323) 264-0155.

MOTA Day May 21. Visit all Six Museums of the Arroyo-The Gamble House, Heritage Square, LA Police Museum, Lummis House, Pasadena Museum of History & Southwest Museum for free. Time: Noon to 5pm. For more info, visit www.museumofthearroyo.com.

Alina Fiesta Show May 25 at the Chet Holified Library in Montebello. Dressed in authentic costumes, Alina will perform a different latin dances. She will be dressed in beautiful authentic Library is located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. For more info, call (323) 728-0421.

Memorial Day Observance May 29 in Boyle Heights at the All Wars Memorial/Cinco Puntos. Join the solemn remembrance honoring the men and women who lost their lives defending our nation.

Time: 10-11am/ Memorial is located at 3300 E. Cesar Chavez Ave, LA 90063 (Cinco Puntos).

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Community Calendar: March 23, 2017- March 29, 2017

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Saturday, March 25

March 25-7pm to1am–Artist Antonio Pelayo Solo Exhibition & Concert Benefit for Plaza de la Raza School of Performing & Visual Arts in Lincoln Heights.

Entertainment includes: La Sonora Dinamita; Casa de Calacas; DJ Sloe Poke; DJ Gargamel EV Dub; Special Performance by Alien Dance Band; Cat show by the Imperials; bike show by ted Akva. Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets $20 in advance/$25 at the door. To buy tickets go to www.brownpapertickets.com. For more info, visit http://plazadelaraza.org.

9am-3pm–Free LA County Hazardous & E-Waste Roundup: Lynwood City Streets at Intersection of Butler Ave. & Bellinger (enter on Alameda; and at the El Monte Airport, 4233 N. Santa Anita Ave, El Monte. Safely discard household hazardous waste: antifreeze, old medications, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, needles, syringes, lancets, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs; and e-waste such as TVs, monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones. For more information, call LA County Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to www.888CleanLA.com or call LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.

10am-12pm–Small Business Start-Up Workshop at East Los Angeles Library Sponsored by LA County Consumer & Business Affair. Get the basics on starting a business, County contracting & resources, licensing from LA County Treasurer, Tax Collector & Business Tax from the LA County Assessor. No Fee, but registration required. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more info or to rsvp, call (323) 881-3964 or visit lacountyptac.ecenterdirect.com/events.

2-3:30pm–‘Viva Cesar Chavez!’ – Musical Theater at the East Los Angeles Library. Free program explores Chavez’ youth as a migrant worker in California & will feature dialogue, music and dance performance by the Tierra Blanca Arts Center in celebration of Cesar Chavez Week. Library located at 4837 E. 3rd St., LA 90022. For more info, call 323-264-0155.

Tuesday, March 28

2-3pm–CHP- Age Well Drive Smart Workshop at the Montebello Library. Tune up your driving skills & knowledge. Get tips on adjusting to age-related changes, driving alternatives & when to stop driving. All adults welcome. Library located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. For more info, call (323) 722-6551.

Wednesday, March 29

4-5pm–Intro to Animation Workshop at the Anthony Quinn Library in East LA. Cal State LA animation professor Sarah Beeby presents a fun starter workshop in experimental animation. Teen will be working on a promotional video for our upcoming Summer Discovery Program. This is the third part in the series.

Wednesday, March 29

4-5pm–Budgeting for Teens Workshop at Chet Holifield Library Montebello. Learn basics of handling money & credit cards at an early age. No charge. Library located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. Montebello, 90640. For more info, call (323) 728-0421.

4-5pm–City Terrace Library Family Storytime Honors Civil Rights leader, Cesar Chavez. Followed by “Make a Hand, Lend a Hand” art activity: you will get to decorate your handprint and send it to the Bezos Family Foundation, who have pledged to donate $1.90 per hand to help children in need in Nicaragua and Indonesia. Open to ages 5-11. Library located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr.

LA 90063. For more info, call (323) 261-0295.

Upcoming

California High-Speed Rail Authority Hosts Community Open House Meetings on the Los Angeles to Anaheim Project March 30-April 8. Public is invited to learn about the proposed project udring a half-hour presentation. First meeting held March 30 at the SoCal Institute of Architecture. Time: 5:30-7:30pm. Location: 960 E. 3rd St. L.A. 90013. For info, call (877) 669-0494.

Anthony Quinn Library Family Storytime March 29 Honors Civil Rights leader, Cesar Chavez. Followed by “Make a Hand, Lend a Hand” art activity: you will get to decorate your handprint and send it to the Bezos Family Foundation, who have pledged to donate $1.90 per hand to help children in need in Nicaragua and Indonesia. Open to ages 5-11. Time: 4-5pm. Library located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. LA 90063. For more info, call (323) 264-7715.

llusions by Allen Oshiro April 1 at the Bell Gardens Library. Oshiro will amaze audience with magic tricks & comedy. Live audience participation & incredible levitation! Open to children of all ages & families. Time: 2-3pm. Library located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. Bell Gardens, 90201. Call (562) 927-1309 for more details.

Yuri’s Night Kids–Free Space Festival April 8 at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey. Exciting activities for kids age 3 through high school. Learn about space; build a rocket; meet rocket scientists; talk to young rocket engineers & space techs about industry careers & more. Time: 10am-4pm. Space Center is located at 12400 Columbia Way in Downey. For full schedule and to register, go to https://www.la.yurisnight.net/kids .

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