The Downey Library’s Literacy Program sponsors an end-of-summer blast with a free concert by Jose-Luis Orozco at noon at the Downey Civic Theatre, 8435 Firestone Blvd.
Orozco is a bilingual educator, children’s author and recording artist.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with music, food and games.
Information: (562) 904-7360.
Other upcoming events include:
Friday, Aug. 28
Golf tournament: The First AME Church of Los Angeles hosts its fifth annual Golf Tournament, complete with dinner-dance and table games, at the Rio Hondo Golf Club, 10627 Old River School Road, Downey. The tournament begins at 11 a.m. and dinner begins at 6 p.m. (323) 735-1251
Technology help: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, offers tablet and smartphone assistance from 4 to 5 p.m. Assistance is first come, first served. Questions longer than 15 minutes may be referred to a private appointment. A library card is required. (562) 868-0775
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
Benefit carnival: Friends of the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station conduct a carnival on the north lawn of Norwalk City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Blvd., through Aug. 30. Proceeds go to various community programs. (562) 864-3681.
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
Saturday, Aug. 29
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
Monday, Aug. 31
Prayer for school: The Bellflower Unified School District, 16703 Clark Ave., conducts its sixth annual prayer for school session on the first day of school at 7 a.m. at the flagpole. (562) 866-9011
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. 1
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.
Back-to-school night: Santa Fe High School, 10400 Orr and Day Road, Santa Fe Springs, conducts back-to-school night at 5 p.m. in the Mendez Gym on campus. Parents can meet the teachers and administrators and learn about the curriculum and academic requirements for each of their students’ courses. Parents can also discover how they can become involved and learn about upcoming school events.
Wednesday, Sept. 2
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
Back-to-school night: Pioneer High School, 10800 Benavon St., West Whittier, conducts back-to-school night at 6 p.m. Parents can meet the teachers and administrators and learn about the curriculum and academic requirements for each of their students’ courses. Parents can also discover how they can become involved and learn about upcoming school events.
Thursday, Sept. 3
Back-to-school night: California High School, 9800 Mills Ave., Whittier, conducts back-to-school night at 6 p.m. Parents can meet the teachers and administrators and learn about the curriculum and academic requirements for each of their students’ courses. Parents can also discover how they can become involved and learn about upcoming school events.
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