The third annual My Lynwood Healthy Cities five- and 10-kilometer run and walking event take place Sept. 19 at Lynwood City Park, 11301 Bullis Road.
Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Pre-registration is $20 for the five-kilometer race and $30 for the 10-kilometer race. On-site registration is $35 and $40, respectively.
Information: (310) 603-0220, ext. 501
Other upcoming events include:
Friday, Sept. 18
Halloween shopping: Goodwill Southern California is offering a special three-day shopping opportunity for Halloween lovers who want to get a jump on finding the perfect costume at its Glassell Park Community Enrichment Center at Fletcher Square, 3150 N. San Fernando Road, beginning at 9 a.m. The Halloween Pop-Up Store is open Sept. 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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
Country concert: The Bellflower Civic Chorus, directed by Jackie Beery, with accompanist Hani Yang, presents “Country Cookin’,” a concert of country and western songs, at 7 p.m. at the William and Jane Bristol Auditorium, 16600 Civic Center Drive. Matinees performances also are offered at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 19 and Sept. 20. (562) 867-1744
Saturday, Sept. 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
Library Pirate Day: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, marks Talk Like a Pirate Day at 2 p.m. Performer Christopher Yates takes families on a pirate adventure. (562) 868-0775
Moon watch: The Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, takes part in International Observe the Moon Night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Members of a local Astronomy Club provide telescopes for free viewing of the moon outdoors, along with informational discussions. Admission to the facility is $5, free to members of the Columbia Memorial Space Center group. (562) 231-1200.
Casino night: Soroptimist International of Norwalk conducts a fund raising casino night from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 12138 Front St. Cost is $30 and includes $100 play money and light refreshments. Proceeds go to support Soroptimist programs and scholarships for women and girls. (562) 505-0633
Monday, Sept. 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
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 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
Author appearance: Residents may meet and greet author Andi Teran from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Cormack Room of the Downey Library, 11121 Brookshire Ave. Teran discusses her latest book, “Ana of California,” a coming-of-age story inspired by the classic young girl novel, “Anne of Green Gables.” Admission is free. (562) 904-7360
Tuesday, Sept. 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.
Retired teachers’ brunch: The Whittier Area Division of the California Retired Teachers Association meets for brunch at the Whittier Elks Lodge, 13620 E. Whittier Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP by Sept. 18 to (562) 696-0265
Wednesday, Sept. 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
Fuel station: The city of Monterey Park conducts a grand opening and dedication of its first compressed natural gas fueling station at 10 a.m. at 751 S. Alhambra Ave.. The non-polluting fuel is used to power municipal vehicles. The ceremony is open to the public. (626) 307-1373.
Technology help: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, offers tablet and smartphone assistance from 6 to 7 p.m. Assistance is first come, first served. Questions longer than 15 minutes may be referred to a private appointment. A library card is required. (562) 868-0775
Rooftop concert: Quitapenas performs Afro-Latin music in a free concert at 7 p.m. on the roof of the four-story parking structure at Second and New streets next to the Krikorian Theatre in Downey. Patrons may take the elevator or stairs to the roof, beginning at 6:30 p.m. There are food vendors, arts and crafts for kids and exhibits by local artists. (562) 904-7238
Thursday, Sept. 24
Fall mixer: The Bellflower Chamber of Commerce conducts a fall networking mixer hosted by The Guild House, 9958 Artesia Blvd., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (562) 867-1744
Town Hall: Downey City Councilman Sean Ashton conducts a public meeting at 6 p.m. in the Barbara Riley Senior Center, 7810 Quill Drive, to discuss city issues, answer question and get resident input. (562) 904-7274.
Saturday, Sept. 26
Drug disposal: The Downey Police Department offers area residents no questions asked free disposal of old prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the police station’s west parking lot, 10911 Brookshire Ave. Over-the-counter medications may also be dropped off but sharps and needles are not be accepted. (562) 904-2374.
Batman day: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, conducts a teen Batman day for teenagers 12-18 from 4 to 6 p.m. Episodes of “Batman: The Animated Series” are expected to be shown and a Batman-themed scavenger hunt is planned at 5 p.m. (562) 868-0775
Final movie: The last of the summer movies in the park is “The Goonies” at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier. The movie, shown on a 28-foot inflatable movie screen, begins at dusk. Moviegoers may bring lawn chairs and blankets for festival-style seating and a picnic. Pets, barbeques and alcoholic beverages are not allowed. (562) 567-9450
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