Cerritos College, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, hosts its first economic development summit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Teleconference Center on campus.
The conference brings businesses and community members together to discuss challenges and opportunities that face area businesses and organizations in order to improve the economic development and social services infrastructure across the region.
Information: (562) 860-2451, ext. 2204.
Other upcoming events include:
Friday, Sept. 22
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, Sept. 23
Parent symposium: The Los Angeles Unified School District hosts the 2017 parent symposium from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock. More than 350 parents, guardian and students are expected to attend workshops on early literacy, planning for college, special education and mental health. School board Vice President Monica Garcia is expected to attend.
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
Mexican painting: The Alondra Library, 11949 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a Mexican bark painting craft class from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mexican bark painting uses stencils and paper for paintings that usually depict flowers, animals and every day stories from the community. All supplies are provided and all ages are welcome. (562) 868-7771
Monday, Sept. 25
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, Sept. 26
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, Sept. 27
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
The East Los Angeles-Montebello Business and Professional Women presents a program on early aviator Pancho Barnes at MERCI Board Room, 525 N. Chandler Ave., Monterey Park. Networking starts at 4:30 p.m. with dinner served at 5 p.m. Price of dinner is between $10 and $15. Reservations are required. (626) 307-5650
Homeless session: The Los Angeles County Homeless Services Authority conducts an information session on homelessness from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 14722 Clark Ave., Bellflower. The meeting is for residents of Service Planning Area 7, which includes most of Southeast Los Angeles County.
Thursday, Sept. 28
Job fair: The Shops at Montebello holds a job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Center Court, 2134 Montebello Town Center, for people looking for holiday season jobs at stores within the mall. Those attending can talk with hiring managers about upcoming opportunities, submit resumes, and fill out applications. Participating retailers include Macy’s, Forever 21, Olive Garden, Fashion Nova, Lenscrafters, Zales Jewelers, Gap, Allied Universal Security Services and Simon Guest Services.
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
Saturday, Sept. 30
Gardening workshop: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, hosts a bilingual smart gardening workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Those attending can learn backyard composting, water-wise gardening, worm composting and grass cycling. Compost bins are available for purchase at the end of the workshop. (562) 868-0775
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a daytime phone number.