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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Area cities to observe National Night Out

Several area cities will observe National Night Out, a crime prevention program, Aug. 1.

The city of Downey hosts its fifth annual Night Out event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Center, 11111 Brookshire Ave. There is no admission and food is free. There are children’s activities, police dog demonstrations, community information booths and a crime prevention workshop. Information: (562) 904-2374.

Bellflower holds National Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. at Thompson Park, 14001 Bellflower Blvd. Information (562) 804-1424, ext. 2530.

Lynwood observes National Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. at City Hall, 11330 Bullis Road, with information booths, entertainment and equipment displays from the Los Angeles County fire and sheriff’s departments. Information: (310) 603-0220, ext. 505.

Huntington Park conducts National Night Out activities from 5 to 9 p.m. at Robert Keller Memorial Park, 6550 Miles Ave.

Monterey Park holds National Night Out events from 6 to 8 p.m. on the front lawn of City Hall, 320 W. Newmark Ave. It includes informational displays and refreshments. Information: (626) 307-1215.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, July 28

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

Movie night: The Norwalk Recreation and Park Services Department conducts a family movie night at Norwalk Park, 13000 Clarkdale Ave. The film “Secret Life of Pets” begins at dusk. Those attending may bring their own food, blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the movie of a 400-square-foot screen. (562) 929-5702

Saturday, July 29

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 there or on marked spaces on surrounding streets. (562) 904-7284

Monday, July 31

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

Senior scams: Assemblyman Miguel Santiago conducts a seminar about different types of scams targeting senior citizens from 2 to 3 p.m. at TELACU Pico Aliso, 1450 E. First St., Boyle Heights. Those attending may receive valuable tips, informational materials and resources. (213) 620-4646

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

Concert in the park: Upstream performs reggae music at 7 p.m. at Central Park, 6532 Friends Ave., Whittier, as part of the city’s summer concert series.

Tuesday, Aug. 1

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, Aug. 2

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

Norwalk concert: The Mariachi Divas perform at 7 p.m. on the lawn of Norwalk City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Those attending may bring blankets, chairs and picnic baskets. Refreshments also are available for purchase. (562) 929-5702

Thursday, Aug. 3

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

Memory book design: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, teaches adults how to design mini memory books from 2 to 3 p.m. Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of Norwalk Libraries. (562) 868-0775

Concert series: Bellflower’s Summer Streetfest concert series continues with a performance by classic rock band the Answer from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Bellflower Boulevard in downtown Bellflower. In addition to the music, there are food vendors, craft and business vendors and activities for children.

Paramount concert: Stone Soul performs soul and Motown music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Progress Park, 15500 Downey Ave., Paramount, as part of the city’s summer concert in the park series. Those attending may bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets.

Parnell Park concert: The Mariachi Divas perform at the summer concert series at 7 p.m. at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier. Those attending may bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets.

Bandshell concert: Joe May and Tuxedo Junction Orchestra and Bom Bam Boom from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Montebello City Park Bandshell, 1301 W. Whittier Blvd.

Friday, Aug. 4

Summer street fest: Pico Rivera begins its Friday night summer street festival from 5 to 10 p.m. on Mines Avenue between Rosemead Boulevard and Lindsey Avenue. The event features a variety of exhibitors, pony rides, face painting, jumpers, free kids crafts and strolling entertainment. Food and refreshments, including a beer and wine garden, are available for purchase. The Suffragettes, Conganas and Mariachi Los Comperos perform.

Movie night: The Norwalk Recreation and Park Services Department conducts a family movie night at Norwalk Park, 13000 Clarkdale Ave. The film “Power Rangerer” begins at dusk. Those attending may bring their own food, blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the movie of a 400-square-foot screen. (562) 929-5702

Saturday, Aug. 5

Music and movie: The Downey Parks and Recreation Department presents a live concert with a Santana tribute band at 5 p.m. at Golden Park, 8890 Golden Ave. Admission is free. At sundown a free movie, “Trolls,” is offered. Those attending may bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free popcorn is available on a first-come basis. (562) 904-7238

Sunday, Aug. 6

Historic slide show: The Charles Phoenix Big Retro Southern California Slide Show comes to the William and Jane Bristol Civic Auditorium, 16600 Civic Center Drive, Bellflower, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for the special incorporation price of $19.57 per person. The slide show performance takes a look back at the 1950s and ’60s in Bellflower, plus famous Southern California landmarks like Disneyland. Tickets are $19.57 in honor of the year Bellflower was incorporated. (562) 804-1424, ext. 2249

 

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