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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Downey church to hold Greek Festival

St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 10830 Downey Ave., Downey, will conduct its annual Greek Festival from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 6 and 7.

It features Greek foods and sweets, beverages including soft drinks, beer, wine and liquor; live entertainment on a stage and Greek dancing and a Kids Zone with small mechanical rides.

Independent vendors offer jewelry, ceramics, books, art work and general merchandise.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, June 5

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

Photo exhibit: Parents in Bell are hosting a photo exhibit featuring images of unhealthy foods and drinks marketed to children from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Bell Community Center on 6250 Pine Ave.

Dance nights: Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier, hosts Friday night dances from 6 to 10 p.m.Dance professionals Rudy andMaria Hernandez offer lessons on a specific style of dancing from 6 to 7 and then a dance party runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $10 and includes light refreshments. (562) 567-9450

Stage production: Casa 0101 Theater, 2102 E. First St., Boyle Heights, presents three performances of “An L.A. Journey — The Story of Lorenzo Alfredo” beginning at 8 p.m. Other performances are at 8 p.m. June 6 and 5 p.m. June 7. The play is co-written by Emmanuel Deleage and Lorenzo Alfredo and directed by Emmanuel Deleage. Tickets range from $15 to $20. (323) 263-7684

Saturday, June 6

Family run: Santa Fe Springs conducts its first Family Fun Run/Walk from 8 a.m. to noon at Lake Center Athletic Park, 11641 E. Florence Ave. Events include a health and safety expo with more than 30 booths offering free health screenings and information. There are demonstrations, drawings and free games and activities for children.  (562) 692-0261

Downey market: A farmer’s 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. It is operated by  a nonprofit group called Raw Inspiration. Parking is available in the city’s parking structure there or on marked spaces on surrounding streets. (562) 904-7284

Oil filter exchange: Area motorists may exchange old motor oil filters for new ones free of charge at Auto Zone, 13927 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Used oil must be stored in uncontaminated containers to donate for recycling. (562) 944-4766

Monthly walk: Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D-Downey, conducts her monthly Walk and Talk event at 9 a.m. at Gerdes Park, 14700 Gridley Road, Norwalk. Area residents may walk around the park with the assemblywoman and talk with her about state legislation and other concerns. (562) 861-5803

Monthly cleanup: The Keep Downey Beautiful Committee conducts a cleanup with volunteers in the area of the Auto Zone parking lot, 13028 Paramount Blvd., from 9 to 10 a.m. Volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. www.downeyca.org

Sunday, June 7

Community awards: The Norwalk Community Coordinating Council conducts its annual awards luncheon from 1 to 3 p.m. at the NorwalkSports and Arts Complex, 13200 Clarkdale Ave., with a 1950s theme. Awards are presented to the Citizen of the Year, the Youth of the Year and to member organizations. Tickets are $20 and are available from Gordon Stefenhagen at (562) 400-8188 or email to ncc@usa.com.

Monday, June 8

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, June 9

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, June 10

Business seminar: The Norwalk Chamber of Commerce and city of Norwalk conduct a business resource seminar and expo from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. The topic is “Strategies for Success in Today’s Economy.” Jerome Horton, chairman of the state Board of Equalization, participates in collaboration with representatives of Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Cerritos; state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia; Assemblyman Ian Calderon, D-Industry; and county Assessor Jeffrey Prang. (888) 847-9652.

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

‘Grease’ auditions: Auditions for young people ages 13 years through college have been scheduled for the musical “Grease.” Sponsored by the city of Whittier Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and Stagelight Family Productions, the auditions will be held at 6 p.m. June 10 at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. Call backs are at 6 p.m. June 11, also at the Community Center. Fees to participate are $122 for Whittier residents and $137 for non-residents. There may also be additional costs for costumes. (562) 567-9430

Thursday, June 11

Chamber mixer: The Bellflower Chamber of Commerce conducts a mixer from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. at Catalina’s Little Grill, 16701 1/2 Bellflower Blvd. (562) 867-1477

Saturday, June 13

Gardening workshop: The Central Basin Municipal Water District, Los Angeles County Public Works and the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts conduct a free smart gardening workshop on organic gardening, landscaping with drought-tolerant plants and stopping bugs without pesticides from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Wilderness Park, 10999 Little Lake Road, Downey. Bins are available to purchase $40 of composting vegetation and $65 for composting worms.

Sunday, June 14

Old Timers lunch: The Norwalk Old Timers Club conducts a luncheon from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Norwalk Sports and Arts Complex, 13200 Clarkdale Ave. Lunch is served at 1 p.m. Cost is $12. (562) 864-5160

Pet care fair: The Southeast Area Animal Control Authority and the Lucy Pet Foundation conduct a pet fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Gate Park, 4900 Southern Ave. Offered are rabies vaccinations for $6, plus a $2 disposable fee, low cost spay or neuter procedures ($50 to $70 for cats, $80 to $100 for dogs), and vaccinations, pet adoptions, humane education, family activities and grooming demonstrations. (855) 499-5829

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