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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Lynwood event to celebrate women

The Lynwood City Council presents “A Celebration of Lynwood Women” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 13 in the Avalos Community Center at Burke-Ham Park, 11832 Atlantic Ave.

The event celebrates the contributions of Lynwood women and the role they play as community leaders. It features a keynote speaker, workshops, vendors and a panel discussion on challenges local women leaders face on their path to success.

Information: (310) 603-0220, ext. 319.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, May 12

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, May 13

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

Police open house: The Whittier Police Department conducts an open house with a health fair from 9 a.m. to noon at City Hall, 13230 Penn St. The event includes tours of the police station, health screenings, BMX bike demonstrations, and a fun run for children. At 11 a.m. the unveiling of a memorial for Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer takes place. Boyer was killed in the line of duty earlier this year. (562) 567-9200

Film festival: The 2017 Golden Eagle Film Festival begins at 3 p.m. in the Music Hall at Cal State Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles. The festival features screenings of student film projects, live entertainment, food and a networking hour for all Cal State filmmaking students. The festival will conclude with an awards ceremony honoring students for their filmmaking achievements. The event is free to the public.

Annual dinner: The East Los Angeles College Foundation holds its annual dinner celebrating the 60th anniversary of ELAC’s Vincent Price Art Museum at 6 p.m. at the J.W. Marriott L.A. Live, 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. The event honors state Sen. Kevin de Leon, Pacifica Services CEO Ernest Camacho and Getty Foundation Director Deborah Marrow. (323) 265-8901.

Monday, May 15

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, May 16

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.

Wednesday, May 17

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, May 18

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 Friends of the Norwalk Libraries teach adults how to create a lei made from candy, cellophane and ribbon from 2 to 3 p.m. at Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway. The leis make wonderful graduation gifts. (562) 868-0775

Friday, May 19

Commencement: Cerritos College holds its 2017 commencement ceremony to honor its graduating students at 6 p.m. in Falcon Stadium on campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. More than 2,300 students are receiving degrees and certificates, making it one of the largest graduating classes in Cerritos College history. The commencement speaker is Michele Siqueiros, president of the Campaign for College Opportunity.

Saturday, May 20

Paper shredding: The city of Bellflower offers free shredding of documents for residents from 8 to 11 a.m. at Simms Park, 16614 S. Clark Ave. A limit of five boxes or bags of documents per vehicle is required on a first come basis. Personal documents are accepted. Phone books, hardcover books and plastic or metal items are not accepted. (562) 866-7510

Water festival: The Water Replenishment District of Southern California, 4040 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, presents its 10th annual Groundwater Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. There are educational booths on water conservation, a petting zoo and face painting, along with food vendors. (562) 275-4231

Braves gala: St. John Bosco High School, 13640 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, holds the 2017 Braves Gala on campus, beginning with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. Dinner, entertainment and a live auction follow. The sixth annual Braves Gala benefits academic, athletic and service programs that support students and faculty. Tickets are $175. (562) 920-1734

 

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