COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Downey Chamber conducts annual street fair May 5


The Downey Chamber of Commerce conducts its 25th annual street fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 on Brookshire Avenue between Firestone Boulevard and Civic Center Drive.

The street section will be closed between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The fair features vendors offering food, crafts, antiques and information, as well as a car show, live entertainment, a beer garden and a children’s fun zone with a bounce house, inflatable slides and carnival games.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, May 4

Women’s conference: The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation presents the 2018 National Latina Women’s Conference at the Quiet Cannon Conference and Events Center, 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello. High school and college-aged women convene for professional and career-focused workshops, panel discussions and speakers. Maribel Garcia, superintendent of the El Monte City School District; Anabel Munoz, ABC7 reporter; and Vanessa Delgado, mayor of Montebello, are among the women expected to participate. (323) 278-3652

Job fair: Cerritos College, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, conducts a job fair designed to recruit part-time teachers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Falcon Square on campus. Representatives from campus departments including liberal arts, science, engineering mathematics, fine arts, business and social sciences, health occupations, technology and physical education, are in attendance. Assignments may start as early as the 2018 summer term. Job seekers should dress in business attire and bring copies of their resumes.

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

Chamber tour: The Bellflower Chamber of Commerce holds an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 16730 Bellflower Blvd., Suite A. All first-time businesses can receive a 50 percent discount off the chamber’s membership fee. Refreshments are served all day. (562) 867-1744

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, May 5

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 or on marked spaces on surrounding streets. (562) 904-7284

Monday, May 7

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 8

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.

Legal assistance: In partnership with L.A. Law Library, the Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, is offering free law librarian assistance from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Each help desk visit includes assistance locating information and resources concerning legal issues and court procedures. L.A. Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. (562) 868-0775

Wednesday, May 9

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 10

Straw painting: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, invites residents to discover the Mexican folk art of “straw painting” from 2 to 4 p.m. Participants can make their own painting and banner. Pre-registration is required as supplies are limited. (562) 868-0775

Friday, May 11

Open mic night: Singers, dancers and poets may showcase their talents from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Norwalk Cultural Arts Center, 13200 Clarkdale Ave. Participants may perform up to two selections. Light snacks are provided. (562) 929-5521

 

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