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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Former paratroopers plan picnic in Santa Fe Springs

Former paratroopers who are members of the Hispanic-American Airborne Association of Los Angeles and the All Airborne Chapter of West Covina gather for their annual summer picnic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18 at Little Lake Park, 10900 Pioneer Blvd., Santa Fe Springs.

Paratroopers who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan may attend, regardless of what branch of the military they served with.

Admission for adults is $15. Children under 12 are admitted free. Food, live music and a drawing are part of the day’s activities. Mariachi music is provided from 2 to 4 p.m.

Information: (626) 791-2222 or (626) 354-8946.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, June 17

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

Dance night: 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, June 18

Pet clinic: The city of Pico Rivera hosts its annual rabies clinic from 8 a.m. to noon in the City Hall parking lot, 6615 Passons Blvd. Low-cost vaccinations for dogs and cats are offered for $6. (562) 801-4319

Holistic health: Nadine Shozuya speaks on holistic health approaches for good health at the June training conference of the Sierra Mar District of Business and Professional Women at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2009 S. Garfield Avenue, Monterey Park. Registration is at 9 a.m. with the meeting starting at 9:30. The conference and luncheon is open to all interested people. There is no registration cost for guests, but the cost of the luncheon is $15. (626) 825-0472

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

Teen art activity: Young people between the sixth and 12th grades may create pixel art for video games from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway. Materials are provided, including some design patterns for reference. (562) 868-0775

Monday, June 20

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 21

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.

Blood pressure screenings:AppleCare and Pioneer Medical groups provide blood pressure checks free to senior citizens between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Norwalk Senior Citizens Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. Screenings are performed by licensed certified medical staff, with results discussed afterward. (562) 929-5580

Wednesday, June 22

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

Music fair: The Cerritos College Music Department hosts a commercial music Fair at 10 a.m. in the Burnight Center Theatre on campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. It features live product demonstrations, workshops, presentations and the college’s commercial music program. The event closes with an outdoor concert at 5 p.m. featuring student musicians. (562) 860-2451, ext. 2644

Chamber installation: The Norwalk Chamber of Commerce conducts its 93rd annual installation of officers and Salute to Business Award Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex, 13200 Clarkdale Ave. The incoming president is Francella Aguilar of  Republic Services. Cost is $35 per person, $250 for a table of eight. (562) 864-7785

Town hall meeting: Downey City Councilman Sean Ashton conducts a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center, 7810 Quill Drive. He discusses future plans for the city, hears public input and answers questions. (562) 904-7274


Thursday, June 23

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

Craft project: The Norwalk Library conducts a craft project for adults who can make a paracord strap for their water bottle from 2 to 3 p.m. Adults in attendance are entered into a drawing for a Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet at the end of the summer. Light refreshment are provided. (562) 868-0775

Park concert:  —Carlos Se and Los Despiertos, playing Latin surf music, kick off a series of free summer concerts at Veterans Park, 6662 Loveland St., Bell Gardens, from 7 to 9 p.m. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. (562) 806-7650

Friday, June 24

Dental screening:Northeast Dental provides seniors with a free basic dental health screening from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Norwalk Senior Citizens Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. A dental assistant discusses findings with individuals, who can then address issues with their regular dentist. (562) 929-5580

Dance night: The Whittier Parks, Recreation and Community Service Department sponsors a dance night, starting with a social at 6 p.m., followed by dance lessons from Rudy and Maria Hernandez at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road. Featured is disco music from the 1970s and 80s. Light refreshments are also provided. Cost is $10. (562) 567-9450.

Painting night: Area artists gather from 7 to 9 p.m. at Stay Gallery, 11140 Downey Ave., Downey, to display their talents. Cost is $25 and includes a canvas and painting materials. Participants must be at least 18 years old. (562) 774-2056

Saturday, June 25

Cancer fundraisers: Southeast Cities Relay for Life in Huntington Park and the Norwalk Relay or Life groups conduct their annual 24-hour fundraisers to benefit the American Cancer Society, beginning at 9 a.m. The Huntington Park event isat Salt Lake Park, 3401 Florence Ave. The Norwalk program is at the Cerritos College utility field, 11110 Alondra Blvd. Information: Huntington Park Parks and Recreation Department, (323) 384-6218 or city of Norwalk, (562) 929-5700.

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