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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Highland Park art event to benefit homeless kittens

Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats hosts an art opening, holiday shopping bazaar, reading and poetry slam event, with proceeds benefiting homeless kittens from noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at Mor York, 4959 York Blvd., Highland Park. The event continues Nov. 5 from noon to 4 p.m.

Among the artists participating in the event are Gary Baseman, Dabsmyla, Robbie Conal, Sam Kalda, Paul Koudounaris, Albert Reyes and Karen Fiorito.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, Nov. 3

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

Saturday, Nov. 4

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

Day of the dead: The Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles hold a dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration starting at noon at Calvary Cemetery, 4201 E. Whitier Blvd., East Los Angeles. People are encouraged to build their own altars for a deceased loved one or in honor of a group – those who died due to recent natural disasters, victims of violence, military veterans or injustice in the U.S. or abroad. Food and refreshments are provided by local vendors. (213) 637-7254

Sunday, Nov. 5

Day of the dead: The Tweedy Mile Association conducts its second annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) observance from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the intersection of Tweedy Boulevard and San Carlos Avenue. Admission is free. The event features food, games and activities, including cash prizes for best costumes for children and adults, and for altars decorated in honor of a deceased person or persons. (323) 920-5886.

Playwright session: Award-winning playwright Josefina Lopez holds a question-and-answer session after the performance of her new play “An Enemy of the Pueblo” at Casa 0101 Theater, 2012 E. First St., Boyle Heights. The play is staged Friday through Sunday with show times at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays. Tickets range from $15-$20. (323) 263-7684

Monday, Nov. 6

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

District BandJam: The Whittier Union High School District holds its Band, Color Guard and Pepster Jamboree, otherwise known as BandJam, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sandra Sanchez Thorstenson Stadium at California High School, 9800 Mills Ave. The annual event that features the district’s five comprehensive high school marching bands, cheer squads and drill teams. General admission tickets are $8 and tickets for students with ID are $5. Children under age 5 are free. (562) 698-8121, ext. 4077

Tuesday, Nov. 7

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.

Law library advice: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, offers a law library workshop from 1:15 to 2 p.m. This month’s topic is how to use resources available on the California Courts official website. (562) 868-0775

Wednesday, Nov. 8

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, Nov. 9

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

Adults create: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, celebrates Native American Heritage Month by teaching interested adults how to make their own dreamcatcher from 2 to 3 p.m. Materials are provided but supplies are limited. (562) 868-0775

Saturday, Nov. 11

Tree lighting: More than 18,000 bulbs light up the world’s tallest live-cut tree (115 feet high) during the grand finale of Citadel Outlet’s 16th annual Tree Lighting Concert from 5 to 8 p.m. at 100 Citadel Drive, Commerce. The free concert is a family-friendly holiday tradition that includes a mix of original pop songs and holiday favorites. John Lindahl, Forever in Your Mind and the All-American Boys Chorus perform. Santa Claus arrives on the scene at 7 p.m.


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