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


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

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 or call LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or

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:

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 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.


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

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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  1. Open House
    Sunday, June 4 12:00PM-4:00PM
    Presented by:
    Action Fund for the Blind: Creators of Twin Vision Books
    18440 Oxnard St.
    Tarzana, CA 91356

    Come explore this hidden gem of Tarzana where we produce books with both print and Braille so that blind parents can read with their sighted children OR blind children can read with their sighted parent. Join us on SUNDAY, JUNE 4 from 12:00pm-4:00pm to learn how we change lives!
    Why join us for our open house?
    This is an opportunity for members of the community to:
    • Learn the astounding history of how one woman’s dream has grown into a library that serves patrons across the United States
    • Get an up-close look at the Braille production process
    • Learn how we produce our Braille Calendars
    • Meet the great volunteers who run the show
    • Meet blind authors and Twin Vision Enthusiasts Michael Hingson (9/11 survivor and author of Thunder Dog) and Ever Lee Hairston (author of Blind Ambition)
    • Children will go home with their own Braille alphabet card and a copy of their name in Braille!
    To learn more call us at 818-343-2022 or email

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