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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Historical society to hold Christmas party

The Montebello Historical Society conducts its Christmas party at the Sanchez Adobe, 946 Adobe Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m Dec. 19.

The party includes Christmas caroling and dessert. Those attending are asked to bring an ornament for the adobe’s Christmas tree.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, Dec. 18

Dental screening: Northeast Dental provides senior citizens 50 and older with free dental health screenings from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. A dental assistant is available to discuss findings with seniors who can then address issues with their regular dentist. (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

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

In concert: Urban gospel singer Princess Lady Chang performs at Angel City Café, 16507 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, at 7:30 p.m. (562) 818-4065

Saturday, Dec. 19

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

Smart gardening: The Water Replenishment District of Southern California offers a free seminar on how to conserve water while gardening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Maywood City Hall, 4319 Slauson Ave. (562) 275-4234

Sunday, Dec. 20

Candlelight service: Apostolic Lighthouse, 12127 Pine St., Norwalk, conducts a Christmas candlelight service from 10 a.m. to noon. (562) 863-6727

Monday, Dec. 21

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

Health information: The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program offers free community education, counseling and advocacy on Medicare and related health insurance issues at the Norwalk Senior Citizens Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive, for those 50 and older. An appointment is required. (562) 929-5580

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

Coloring club: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, conducts a coloring club for adults from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Coloring is a no-pressure art form that helps people unwind and from a day at the office. Materials are provided. (562) 868-0775

Tuesday, Dec. 22

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.

Holiday luncheon: The Norwalk Chamber of Commerce conducts its Creating Connections Luncheon and white elephant sale at 11:45 a.m. at the Outback Steakhouse, 12850 NorwalkBlvd. Those attending are asked to bring a wrapped gift valued at $10 to exchange. (562) 864-7785.

Wednesday, Dec. 23

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

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