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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Air quality district to host event honoring Cesar Chavez

For the fourth consecutive year the South Coast Air Quality Management District honors the memory of civil rights and labor activist Cesar Chavez with an event focusing on the environment and air quality.

The event is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Golden Eagle Ballroom at Cal State Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles.

Longtime labor leader Maria Elena Durazo and Marc Grossman, a friend of the late Cesar Chavez, are keynote speakers and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa receives the Richard Alatorre Environmental Justice for All Award.

Gabriela Teissier, news anchor, reporter, and host for Univision in Los Angeles will emcee the event.

Information: (909) 720-9056.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, March 23

Tax assistance: Free income tax assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Those seeking assistance should bring photo identification for all those on the return, Social Security cards, birth dates for filers and all dependents, wage and earnings forms (W-2, W-2, 1099-R), interest and dividend statements (Form 1099s), a copy of 2016 federal and state returns, if available, a blank check with bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit, interest statements, day care records and day care tax ID number. (562) 463-7359

Support group: Senior citizens who have lost a spouse, family member or friend can share their experiences from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. The group is led by a trained professional from the Telecare Corporation. (562) 929-5580

Library market: A farmers market is open in the Bruggemeyer Library parking lot, 318 S. Ramona Ave., Monterey Park, from 4 to 8 p.m. It features fresh and organic fruits, vegetables and flowers grown at California farms. Also available are hummus, breads and tamales, raw honey from Energy Bee Farms, peaches from Arnett Farms and a wide selection of Asian vegetables from Vu Produce of Fresno. (626) 307-1388

Saturday, March 24

Tax assistance: Cal State Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, is offering free income tax preparation services to individuals who make $54,000 or less and need assistance preparing and filing tax returnsThe Volunteer Income Tax Assistance service is available every Saturday through April 14 from 8 a.m. to noon in room c-343 on the third floor of Salazar Hall. Appointments are not necessary. (213) 278-2070.

Downey market: A farmers market offers fresh produce and other items from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Downey Avenue between Second and Third streets in Downey. Parking is available in the city’s parking structure or on marked spaces on surrounding streets. (562) 904-7284

Monday, March 26

Bellflower market: A farmers market operates from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Simms Park, 16614 S. Clark Ave., Bellflower. Fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, breads, sprouts, honey and more are available. (562) 866-7510.

South Gate market: Harbor Area Farmers Markets sponsors a farmers market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at South Gate Park, Tweedy Boulevard and Walnut Avenue. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, fish, eggs, honey, baked items and gardens plants are available. (323) 774-0159

Junior golf: Youngsters from 7 to 17 may participate in the Pico Rivera Junior Golf Club at the Pico Rivera Golf Course, 3260 Fairway Drive, from 5 to 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per week or $30 for the month. (562) 692-9933

Community update: Cerritos College hosts its second community forum to update residents about efforts to change the parking lot located at 166th Street and Studebaker Road at 5 p.m. in Science Building 201 on campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. Last September, the Cerritos City Council approved the college’s temporary use permit for four years allowing the college to convert the property into an automobile storage facility. (562) 860-2451, ext. 2204

Tuesday, March 27

Farmers market: The Norwalk Committee on Aging conducts a farmers market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Excelsior High School south parking lot, on the south side of Alondra Boulevard west of Pioneer Boulevard. Fresh fruits, flowers, vegetables and fish are available.

Transit options: Staff from Fiesta Taxi explain the various transportation options available to Norwalk senior citizens needing to get to doctor’s appointments from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. Those attending also can receive help in obtaining a taxi card. (562) 929-5580

Legal assistance: In partnership with L.A. Law Library, the Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, is offering free law librarian assistance from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Each help desk visit includes assistance locating information and resources concerning legal issues and court procedures. L.A. Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. (562) 868-0775

Wednesday, March 28

Fresh produce: The Huntington Park Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and other items from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Salt Lake Park, 3401 E. Florence Ave. (323) 584-6218

Resource fair: Cerritos College hosts its 10th annual Community Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the amphitheater sidewalk in Falcon Square on campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. Attendees can learn about resources in the community for child care, health care, legal aid, housing assistance, emergency shelters, social services, treatment programs, foster youth services and many more. Representatives from service agencies are available to answer questions about the services they offer. (562) 860-2451, ext. 2362

Business women meet: Marjory Hopper, program and projects chair of the California Federation of Business and Professional Women, speaks about women in history at the dinner meeting of the East Los Angeles-Montebello Business and Professional Women at Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 220 S. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park. Networking starts at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m. Those attending can order off the menu, but reservations are encouraged. (626) 307-5650

Saturday, March 31

Egg hunt: The Norwalk Recreation and Park Services Department conducts its annual Egg-stravagant Egg Hunt from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the Norwalk Civic Center lawn, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Admission is free. Photos with the Easter Bunny are $3 each. (562) 929-5566

 

Items for the Community Calendar may be submitted in care of Wave Newspapers, 3731 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 840, Los Angeles, 90010 or by email to dwanlass@wavepublication.com. Please include a daytime phone number.