COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Last week of free tax help offered at Cal State L.A.


Cal State Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, is offering the final week of free income tax preparation services to individuals who make $54,000 or less and need assistance preparing and filing tax returns

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance service is available from 8 a.m. to noon April 14 in room c-343 on the third floor of Salazar Hall.

Appointments are not necessary.

Information: (213) 278-2070.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, April 13

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

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, April 14

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

Learn to meditate: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, offers a lesson in meditation from the ISHA Foundation from 2 to 3 p.m. Isha Kriya is a gentle, seated meditation that helps people maintain physical, emotional, and mental stability. The ISHA Foundation is a nonprofit, non-religious public service organization. (562) 868-0775

Monday, April 16

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, April 17

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 to 6 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, April 18

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

Asian festival: Cerritos College hosts the Festival of Asian Cultures from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Falcon Square on campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. The festival brings together various cultures of Asia, with performances, activity booths, workshops, free food while the supplies last, giveaways and prizes. The festival is free and open to the community. (562) 860- 2451, ext. 2798

Thursday, April 19

Smartphone assistance: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, offers assistance to people with smartphones and tablets from 2 to 3 p.m. Those attending are asked to charge their device in advance. Assistance is on a first come basis and those needing more than 15 minutes of assistance may be asked to make an appointment. (562) 868-0775

Saturday, April 21

Women’s conference: Alejandra Marchevsky speaks about sexual harassment and what can be done to alleviate it at the annual conference of the Sierra Mar District of Business and Professional Women at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2009 S. Garfield Ave., Monterey Park. Registration is at 8:45 a.m. with the meeting starting at 9:15 a.m. Marchevsky speaks at about 1:15 p.m. She teaches in the Liberal Studies Department at Cal State Los Angeles and teaches courses in Women’s and Gender Studies, Latin American Studies and with the Honors College. The conference and luncheon is open to all interested people. There is no registration cost for guests, but the cost of the box lunch is $10. Call Marie Clifton at (626) 287-5306.

Waste disposal: The Los Angeles County Public Works Department and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County offer a free collection of trash too toxic for regular disposal from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at South Gate Park, Tweedy Boulevard at Hildreth Avenue. Items accepted include paint and solvents, household cleaners, used oil, sharp medical items ad electronic wastes such as computers. Not accepted are any wastes from a business, explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials, tires and large appliances. Items should be in a sturdy container. Limits are 15 gallons of fluid wastes or 125 pounds of items per trip. (800) 238-0172

Items for the Community Calendar may be submitted in care of Wave Newspapers, 3731 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 840, Los Angeles, 90010 or by email to dwanlass@wavepublication.com. Please include a daytime phone number.

 

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