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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Commerce library hosts comic book invasion

The Commerce Public Library hosts its second annual Comic Book Invasion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 27 at Rosewood Library, 5655 Jillson St.

The event is free and open to the public featuring workshops, presentations, panel discussions and signings from more than 30 comic book artists, writers and cosplayers.

The event is being organized by Teen Librarian Erik Jackiw and comic book artist Javier Hernandez.

Information: (323) 722-6660

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, Aug. 26

Health screenings: PIH Health and the Los Nietos School District begin the fourth annual series of Healthy Los Nietos, a comprehensive school-based wellness collaborative program aimed at reducing the rising rates of childhood obesity from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Los Nietos Middle School, 11425 E. Rivera Road. Blood pressure and body mass index screenings are taken for all students. (562) 692-0271

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

Summer festival: The city of Pico Rivera conducts another Friday night summer street festival between 5 and 9 p.m. on Mines Avenue between Rosemead Boulevard and Lindsay Avenue. Tierra performs Latin and rhythm and blues music. The festival includes 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. (562) 801-4430

Saturday, Aug. 27

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

Citizenship clinic: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, in partnership with the South Asian Network, hosts a citizenship clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Participants can receive application support, legal review, study materials and a fee waiver application. Call the library to register and receive a list of documents to bring to the workshop. (562) 868-0775

Monday, Aug. 29

Prayer rally: The seventh annualback-to-school prayer rally is planned from 7 to 7:30 a.m. in front of the Bellflower Unified School District Office, 16703 Clark Ave. The event marks the first day of the new school year for the district. (562) 546-3517

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.

Blood drive: The city of Bell Gardens holds a blood drive in cooperation with the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the second floor conference room at City Hall, 7100 Garfield Ave. The community is invited to participate and is encouraged to sign up online atredcrossblood.org.Special promotions will be provided by the Red Cross. Donors must bring identification to donate blood. (562) 806-7606

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, Aug. 30

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.

Smartphone assistance: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, offers assistance to people with smartphones and tablets from 10 to 11 a.m. Those attending are asked to charge their device in advance. Assistance is on a first come basis and those needing more than 15 minutes of assistance may be asked to make an appointment. (562) 868-0775

Back-to-school night: Frontier High School, 9401 Painter Ave., Whittier, conducts its back-to-school night at 5:30 a.m. Parents can meet teachers and administrators, learn about the curriculum for their students’ courses, discover how they can volunteer on campus and learn more about upcoming events that contribute to their children’s academic progress.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

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, Sept. 1

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

Back-to-school night: California High School, 9800 S, Mills Ave., Whittier, conducts its back-to-school night at 5:30 a.m. in the school quad. Parents can meet teachers and administrators, learn about the curriculum for their students’ courses, discover how they can volunteer on campus and learn more about upcoming events that contribute to their children’s academic progress.

Parents night: La Serna High School, 15301 Youngwood Drive, Whittier, invites parents and students to attend back-to-school night at 6:30 p.m. in the large gymnasium, where they can learn more about academic and extra-curricular programs and how to ensure success for students.

Friday, Sept. 2

Health screenings: PIH Health and the Los Nietos School District continue the fourth annual series of Healthy Los Nietos, a comprehensive school-based wellness collaborative program aimed at reducing the rising rates of childhood obesity, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Aeolian Elementary School, 11600 Aeolian St. Whittier. Blood pressure and body mass index screenings are taken for all students. (562) 692-0271

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