ARC, a social service agency based in Downey which assists the disabled, conducts its 20th annual fundraiser walk at 8:30 a.m. March 12 at the Stonewood Center, 9011 E. Firestone Blvd., Downey.
The three-mile walk is around the center. Registration is from 7 to 8 a.m. with opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. prior to the walk. Registration is $25 per adult and $15 for those 17 and under. Children under 10 are free.
Information: (562) 803-4606
Other upcoming events include:
Friday, March 11
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
Dance nights: Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier, hosts Friday night dances from 6 to 10 p.m.Dance professionals Rudy andMaria Hernandez offer lessons on a specific style of dancing from 6 to 7 and then a dance party runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $10 and includes light refreshments. (562) 567-9450
Saturday, March 12
Tax assistance: The Cal State Los Angeles Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is offering free income tax preparation services to individuals who make $54,000 or less and need assistance preparing and filing tax returns. Tax assistance is available from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the third floor of Salazar Hall, room 343 on campus, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles. Tax help also is available for persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance. (323) 308-8485
Downey market: A farmer’s 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. It is operated by a nonprofit group called Raw Inspiration. Parking is available in the city’s parking structure there or on marked spaces on surrounding streets. (562) 904-7284
Scavenger hunt: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, offers a technology scavenger hunt for students between the sixth and 12th grade from 4 to 6 p.m. Participants learn a few principles about science, technology, engineering and math before going on the Internet-inspired hunt within the library. (562) 868-0775
Monday, March 14
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
Tuesday, March 15
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.
Wednesday, March 16
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
Tax assistance:College students certified by the IRS provide free basic income tax return preparation for individuals and families who earned $52,000 or less in 2015 as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program from 2 to 6 p.m. at Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Those seeking assistanceshould bring photo identification for all those on the return, Social Security cards, birth dates for filers and all dependents, wage and earnings forms, a copy of 2014 federal and state returns, if available; a blank check with bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit and interest statements, day care records, day care tax ID number. Appointments are recommended. (562) 463-7359
Watch meeting: The Downey Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch Program hosts its fourth annual Neighborhood Watch Block Captain Meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Barbara J. Riley Senior and Community Center, 7810 Quill Drive.Emergency Manager Andrew Stevens introduces the five-step neighborhood preparedness program and block captains learn how to use this outreach program to effectively organize and prepare neighborhoods for emergency incidents and disasters.(562) 904-2374
Thursday, March 17
Coloring club: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, conducts a coloring club called Color us Happy from 1 to 2 p.m. Coloring is a no-pressure art form that helps people unwind from a day at the office. Materials are provided. (562) 868-0775
St. Patrick’s mixer: Flux, a new business at 17817 Lakewood Blvd., Bellflower, hosts a mixer for the Bellflower Chamber of Commerce from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. It includes refreshments, drawings and business card exchanges. (562) 867-1744
Audubon dinner: The Whittier Area Audubon Society conducts its annual conservation dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Church, 2000 West Road, La Habra Heights. Claire Schlotterback, executive director of Hills for Everyone, is honored. Tickets are $35 and support local Audubon programs. Send checks to Whittier Area Audubon, Post Office Box 548, Whittier, 90608-0548. Information: www.whittieraudubon.org.
Friday, March 18
St. Patty’s event: The Santa Fe Springs Department of Community Services conducts a St. Patty’s Day social for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Town Center Hall, 111740 E. Telegraph Road. Admission is $3 for giveaways, games and music. Snacks are available. (562) 868-0511
Artistic event: The city of Norwalk Recreation and Park Services Department conducts its annual ARTastic event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center, 13200 Clarkdale Ave., offering art exhibits, entertainment, a book fair, a community art competition, a street fair with food trucks, an art walk, open mic, and a chalk art competition. (562) 929-5521.
Saturday, March 19
Book fair: The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College, 6760 Painter Ave.,conducts a book fair with authors and book signing fundraisers from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (562) 907-4203
Waste disposal: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County conduct a free trash disposal program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Butler Avenue and Bellinger Street in Lynwood, for household items too toxic for regular trash collections and for electronic wastes. Accepted items include brake fluid, paint thinner, household cleaning fluids, vehicle batteries, motor oil, oil filters, expired prescription medications, anti-freeze and fluorescent light bulbs. Electronic items accepted may include computers, TV and stereo sets, computer printers and cellular telephones. (800) 238-0172
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