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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Bellflower to celebrate 58th birthday

The Bellflower Chamber of Commerce marks the city’s 58th birthday with a “Taste of Bellflower” program from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Civic Center Plaza, Belmont Street east of Bellflower Boulevard.

Local restaurants and caterers offer samples of their cuisine. There is live music by the Smokin’ Cobras and a family fun zone including the city’s mobile games vehicle.

Information: (562) 867-1744.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, Oct. 9

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

Shakespearian play: The Cerritos College Theatre and Film Department begins a two-week production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” at the Burnight Studio Theatre
campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. Show times are at 8 p.m.
Oct. 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17; and 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Tickets may be purchased online (credit card only) at www.cerritos.edu/theatre or in the box office one hour prior to each performance. Pre-sale cost is  $15 general admission, $14 for students and senior citizens with identification and $12 for children 5 to 12. Cost at the door the night of the performance is $17 general admission, $15 for students and staff, seniors 60 or older and $13 for children age 5 to 12. (562) 467-5058

Saturday, Oct. 10

Fundraiser breakfast: The Southeast Japanese School and Community Center, 14615 Gridley Road, Norwalk, hosts a pancake breakfast and holiday boutique beginning at 7 a.m. Cost is $5 for a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, rice, eggs, coffee and juice. Holiday gifts are for sale. Proceeds go to the Norwalk youth sports programs. (562) 929-5700

Violence symposium: The Greater Federation of Women ‘s Clubs of Huntington Park conducts a free symposium on domestic violence and sexual assault awareness from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Huntington Park Community Center, 6925 Salt Lake Ave. There are featured speakers, small workshops, a resource fair and self-defense demonstrations. (323) 584-6352

Free disposal: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and Sanitation Districts sponsor a free disposal of household waste from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Huntington Park City Yard, 6900 Bissell St. Items accepted include brake fluid, used motor oil, paint thinner, household cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides, vehicle batteries, expired drugs and fluorescent light bulbs.Dry items must be in a sturdy box. Liquid items must be in closed containers. Items not accepted include any wastes from a business, trash, tires, explosives, ammunition, large appliances and controlled substances. (800) 238-0172

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

Monday, Oct. 12

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

Coloring club: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, conducts a coloring club for adults from 6 to 7 p.m. Coloring is a no-pressure art form that helps people unwind and from a day at the office. Materials are provided. (562) 868-0775

Tuesday, Oct. 13

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, Oct. 14

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

City affairs: Downey Mayor Pro Tem Alex Saab speaks at a city affairs meeting at noon at Farmers and Merchants Bank, 9001 Firestone Blvd. Light refreshments are served. It is sponsored by the Downey Chamber of Commerce. (562) 923-2191

New member: The Downey Chamber of Commerce conducts a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome new chamber member, Chita’s Floral Design, 7435 Florence Ave., at 3 p.m. (562) 923-2191

Teen movie: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, shows popular teen movies from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. for students 13 to 18. All movies are rated G or PG 13. (562) 868-0775

Thursday, Oct. 15

Mineral show: The Whittier Gem and Mineral Society conducts its 66th annual show at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. (562) 567-9430

Friday, Oct. 16

School carnival: Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 10442 S. Downey Ave., Downey, begins a three-day fund-raising carnival. Featured are mechanical rides, jumpers, kiddie rides, food sales, a beer garden, live entertainment and games. Carnival hours are 5 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 16, noon to 11 p.m. Oct. 17 and noon to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18. (562) 861-3714

Musical on stage: “The Wiz,” is presented at the Whittier Centre Theatre, 7630 Washington Ave., for two weekends beginning 7 p.m. Oct. 16. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the box office. Performances are at 7 p.m. Oct. 16; 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 17; 2 p.m. Oct. 18; 7 p.m. Oct, 23; 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 24; and 2 p.m. Oct.  25. (562) 567-9430

Sunday, Oct. 18

Car show: The Santa Fe Springs Rotary Club presents its eighth annual Car Show fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in conjunction with an open house at the Santa Fe Springs Fire Station, 11760 Telegraph Road. Pre-1985 vehicles are on display. There is music, drawings and food for purchase.

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