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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Business women’s group to hold annual conference

Retired Monterey Park City Clerk Dave Barron discusses “Astro Turf Organizing” at the annual conference of the Sierra Mar District of Business and Professional Women April 29 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2009 S. Garfield Ave., Monterey Park.

Registration is at 8:45 a.m. with the meeting starting at 9:15 a.m. with a memorial service for members who passed away this past year. The conference starts at 9:30 a.m. The conference with luncheon is open to all interested people.

The afternoon speaker is Carol Wong Quan, supervising special assistant in the office of the Los Angeles County Assessor.

There is no registration cost for guests, but the cost of the luncheon is $10. Call or email Marie Clifton at (626) 287-5306 or mclifton40@msm.com for more information.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, April 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

School fundraiser: Students at Rancho Santa Gertrudes Elementary School, 11233 Charlesworth Road, Santa Fe Springs, take part in the second annual jog-a-thon fundraiser at 12:30 p.m. Students have collected pledges from friends and family members and will see how many laps they can complete walking, jogging or running for 20 minutes. (562) 692-0841

Nonproft workshop: Assemblyman Ed Chau hosts a nonprofit organization workshop with presentations from the California Franchise Tax Board, CalNonprofits and Public Counsel at the Barnes Park Service Club House, 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park. (323) 264-4949

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

College fundraiser: Rio Hondo College Foundation’s popular “A Taste of Rio” evening of wine, beer and food tasting begins at 6 p.m. on the college campus, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Those attending sample food from about 20 area restaurants. There is live entertainment and drawing prizes. Tickets are $35 in advance, $50 at the door and $75 for a VIP package. as well as select libations, entertainment and scores of prize drawings. (562) 908-3476


College musical: The musical revue “It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues” begins its run at 8 p.m. in the Burnight Center Theatre at Cerritos College, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. The show tells the history and evolution of blues music and features some of the most famous and celebrated songs in the history of the blues movement. Other shows are at 8 p.m. April 29 and May 4-6, and 2 p.m. May 7. Advanced tickets range from $14 to $18 and tickets at the door range from $15 to $20. (562) 467-5058

Saturday, April 29

Arbor Day event: The city of Norwalk conducts its fourth annual Arbor Day event from 8 to 11 a.m. at D.D. Johnston Elementary School, 13421 S. Fairford Ave. Residents are invited to take part in a community tree planting to help beautify the city. (562) 929-5514

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, May 1

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, May 2

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, May 3

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

Thursday, May 4

Free college: Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, announces the Rio Hondo College Promise at 10 a.m. in the Wray Theater on campus. The program is a comprehensive student support initiative launching next fall that includes free tuition for the first year and priority registration for 2017 graduates of all Whittier Union, El Monte Union and El Rancho Unified high schools and private schools in the college service area. (562) 463-3145


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.

Saturday, May 6

Bike ride: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services takes part ion a bike ride and resource fair at 9 a.m. at Clara Park, 4835 Clara St., Cudahy. The county is kicking off CalFresh Awareness Month at the event, providing information to residents on how to sign up for the CalFresh program. (562) 908-8482

Whittier birthday: The Historical Society Foundation of Whittier, a nonprofit group, conducts its annual Founders Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Park, 6582 Friends St. The event includes food booths, musical entertainment and information booths. (562) 567-9999


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