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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Chicano Legacy Project stages play in Lincoln Heights

The Chicano Legacy Project premieres the student-written play “I: Witness,” a story of the courage and hope inspired by the lives of Chicano elders told through today’s youth April 7 and 8 at Plaza de La Raza’s Margo Albert Theatre, 3450 N. Mission Road, Lincoln Heights. Showtime is at 8 p.m. April 7 and 2 p.m. April 8.

The play is based on interviews with Chicano elders: poet Gloria Enedina Alvarez; muralist and visual artist Yreina Cervantez; poet Marisela Norte; and filmmaker and producer Jesús Treviño. In the play, the main characters are guided by the jaguar, a spirit animal, as they search for purpose and gain the courage to stand and affect change.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students with identification and free for kids 13 and under. VIP tickets, which include reserved seating and a reception afterwards, are $50 for April 8 only.

Information: (323) 739-6182.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, April 7

Tax assistance: College students who have been certified by the IRS are providing free basic income tax preparation services from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, for individuals and families who earned $54,000 or less in 2016 as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The service is offered in the Administration of Justice Building, Room 203. Those needing help with taxes must bring all documents needed for tax services. (562) 463-7359

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, April 8

Tax assistance: Cal State Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, and its 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 help is available from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance. In addition, there are free services on financial literacy and asset building, as well as microcredit and business planning. The service is available in room 343 on the third floor of Salazar Hall. Appointments are not necessary. (626) 820-3925.

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

Easter celebration: The city of Downey and the Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis Club offer Brunch with the Bunny and an Easter carnival from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Golden Park, 8840 Golden Ave. Brunch is served at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Parents may take pictures of the Easter bunny with their children. Free community activities not part of the brunch are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include carnival games with Easter egg prizes, Easter basket prize walk, a portable skating structure and face painting. (562) 904-7238

Health fair: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health celebrates Public Health Week with a health fair at 10 a.m. at the East Los Angeles Library, 4837 E. Third St. The free event features health screenings and fun activities for the whole family. (213) 240-8144.
Earth day: The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County host Earth Day 2017 starting at 10 a.m. at its main office, 1955 Workman Mill Road, Whittier The annual event features educational activities, performances and eco-friendly arts and crafts. (562) 908-4288

Monday, April 10

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, April 11

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, April 12

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, April 13

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.

Adults create: Friends of the Norwalk Libraries hold a creative class for adults from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway. Those attending may make a terra cotta pot using chalk paint. All materials are provided. (562) 868-0775

Saturday, April 15

Citizenship clinic: The South Asian Network offers help on immigration issues from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway. Participants may receive a legal review of their application, study materials and a fee waiver application. Call the library to register and receive a list of documents to bring to the workshop. This event is free, but registration is required. (562) 868-0775

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