COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Legislator plans Labor Day picnic


State Sen. Tony Mendoza conducts his annual Labor Day Family Picnic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 3 at Artesia Park, 18750 Clarkdale Ave.

Mendoza invites all of his constituents in the 32nd state Senate District to attend.

Planned are free food and refreshments, games and prizes.

Information: (562) 860-3202.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, Sept. 2

Health screenings: PIH Health and the Los Nietos School District continue the fourth annual series of Healthy Los Nietos, a comprehensive school-based wellness collaborative program aimed at reducing the rising rates of childhood obesity, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Aeolian Elementary School, 11600 Aeolian St. Whittier. Blood pressure and body mass index screenings are taken for all students. (562) 692-0271

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, Sept. 3

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

Tuesday, Sept. 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.

Conservator class: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, offers a free class for residents wanting to become a legal conservator from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class provides an overview of conservatorship law, rights of the conservatee, the responsibilities of the conservator and the court forms needed to file for a conservatorship. (562) 868-0775

 

Wednesday, Sept. 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, Sept. 8

Job fair: The city of Commerce Employment and Business Development Center and Citadel Outlets host the eighth annual community job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 100 Citadel Drive, Suite 480, in Commerce. More than 100 local employers, including Citadel Outlets stores, are looking to fill open positions including retail sales and management, clerical, customer service, dining, security and more. Job seekers are advised to bring resumes, a clipboard and pens, dress for success and be prepared for on-site interviews. For information, visit www.citadeloutlets.com.

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

Naturalization: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, hosts a naturalization information session for legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The session discusses the naturalization process, the new naturalization test and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. (562) 868-0775

Friday, Sept. 9

Health screenings: PIH Health and the Los Nietos School District continue the fourth annual series of Healthy Los Nietos, a comprehensive school-based wellness collaborative program aimed at reducing the rising rates of childhood obesity, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Ada Nelson Elementary School, 8140 S. Vicki Drive, Whittier. Blood pressure and body mass index screenings are taken for all students. (562) 692-0271

Saturday, Sept. 10

Emergency team: A three-week training program for the East Los Angeles community emergency response team begins from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alma Family Resource Center, 4701 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. The free program is hosted by the East Los Angeles Preparedness Coalition and the Los Angeles County Bomberos Association. Participants must be at least 14, must register in advance and must attend all three sessions. Information: hchavez@ceooem.lacounty.gov.

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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