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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Foundation holds 5K fundraiser in Lincoln Park

The EmBrase Foundation holds its fourth annual five-kilometer fun run-walk fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Plaza de la Raza in Lincoln Park, 3540 N. Mission Road, Lincoln Heights.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9:30. A festival is held following the race.

The EmBrase Foundation was started by Jose Estrada and his wife, Yvette Olivares-Estrada, in honor of their late son, Jose “JoJo” Estrada, who was killed in a car accident in 2014.

It is an arts-based organization that provides funds for Eastside youth to pursue their dreams in the arts.

Information: (323) 394- 3486.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, March 2

Tax assistance: Free income tax assistance is available from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rio Hondo Educational Center at Pico Rivera, 9426 Marjorie Ave. Those seeking assistance should bring photo identification for all those on the return, Social Security cards, birth dates for filers and all dependents, wage and earnings forms (W-2, W-2, 1099-R), interest and dividend statements (Form 1099s), a copy of 2016 federal and state returns, if available, a blank check with bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit, interest statements, day care records and day care tax ID number. (562) 463-7359

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

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

Play festival: Casa 0101 Theater, 2102 E. First St., Boyle Heights, is presenting “Brown & Out IV,” a festival of 10 short plays celebrating the LGBT and Latin experience Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. This year’s festival tackles themes of friendship, family, gender identity, HIV, suicide, religion and old school vs. millennial differences. The plays feature strong adult language and mature themes. Tickets range from $15 to $20. (323) 263-7684

Saturday, March 3

Tax assistance: Cal State Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, is offering free income tax preparation services to individuals who make $54,000 or less and need assistance preparing and filing tax returnsThe Volunteer Income Tax Assistance service is available every Saturday through April 14 from 8 a.m. to noon in room c-343 on the third floor of Salazar Hall. Appointments are not necessary. (213) 278-2070.

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, March 5

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, March 6

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, March 7

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, March 8

Adults create: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, invites adults to create wrap bracelets from 2 to 3 p.m. Participants will use black or tan leather, beads, C-Lon cord and shank buttons to create a fashion-forward bracelet. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. (562) 868-0775

Dance concert: The Cerritos College Dance Department presents its spring dance concert at 8 p.m. in the Burnight Center Theatre on campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. The show is repeated March 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. Choreographed by faculty, students and guest artists, the concert features classical and contemporary dance works performed by students. Pre-sale tickets are $10 and tickets at the door are $15. (562) 860-2451, ext. 2846

Friday, March 9

Tax assistance: Free income tax assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Those seeking assistance should bring photo identification for all those on the return, Social Security cards, birth dates for filers and all dependents, wage and earnings forms (W-2, W-2, 1099-R), interest and dividend statements (Form 1099s), a copy of 2016 federal and state returns, if available, a blank check with bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit, interest statements, day care records and day care tax ID number. (562) 463-7359

 

Saturday, March 10

 

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