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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Maywood ceremonial walk honors last Aztec emperor

Area residents with Aztec roots pay tribute to Cuauhtémoc, the last of the Aztec emperors of Mexico, with their 11th annual Ceremonial Walk on Pine Street between 53rd and 54th streets in Maywood from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A group of Aztec dancers organizes at Pixley Park off 56th Street at about 10 a.m. and proceeds through the neighborhood to Pine Avenue Park for ceremonial dances and activities through the day.

Dances will take place from noon to 3 p.m. followed by live music and cultural displays.

Crafts and food are sold until 5 p.m.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, Feb. 26

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

Police honored: The Whittier Chamber of Commerce presents its 18th annual Silver Shield Awards banquet, honoring local police officers for their efforts in Whittier and Santa Fe Springs, at the Pacific Palms Resort, Industry. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., dinner and awards are at 7. Tickets are $100. (562) 698-9554

Stage production: The Cerritos College Theater Department conducts a play titled “Balm in Gilead,” to be staged at the Burnight Studio Theatre on campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, weekends through March 6. Show times are 8 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27, March 3, 4 and 5; and 2 p.m. March 6. Pre-sale tickets run from $12 to $15. Tickets at the door cost $13 to $17. (562) 860-2451, ext. 2638.

Saturday, Feb. 27

Fundraising run: Healthy Downey, a private group that seeks to promote health, conducts its fourth annual five-kilometer run with proceeds going to the True Lasting Connection Family Resource Center, a social service program in the Downey Unified School District.Registration is at 6:30 a.m. at Apollo Park, 12544 Rives Ave., Downey, with the run beginning at 7:30 a.m.The run includes a loop around Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center and a trail in Apollo Park.Along the route are vendors, cheer squads, live performers and music. (562) 904-7238

Tax assistance: The Cal State Los Angeles Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is offering free income tax preparation services to individuals who make $54,000 or less and need assistance preparing and filing tax returns. Tax assistance is available from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the third floor of Salazar Hall, room 343 on campus, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles. Tax help also is available for persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance. (323) 308-8485

Waste disposal: Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and Sanitation Districts conduct a free waste disposal program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southern California Gas Company, 8101 Rosemead Blvd., Pico Rivera for household items unfit for regular trash collections and for electronic wastes. Accepted items include brake fluid, paint thinner, household cleaning fluids, vehicle batteries, motor oil, oil filters, expired prescription medications, anti-freeze and fluorescent light bulbs. Electronic items accepted include computers, TV and stereo sets, computer printers and cell phones. (800) 238-0172

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

School cleanup: The Huntington Park Department of Public Works seeks volunteers to help clean up the area around Middleton Elementary School, 6537 Malabar St., from 9 to 11 a.m. (323) 397-1061

Sunday, Feb. 28

Student benefit: The Cerritos College 2016 Spring Faculty Showcase brings together faculty, students, alumni and the community for the annual event to raise funds for students in the applied music program, 2 p.m. at the Burnight Center Theatre on campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. Performances feature a wide variety of musical genres by the Cerritos College Music Department faculty. Tickets in advance run from $8 to $12. Tickets at the door are $10 to $15. (562) 860- 2451, ext. 2629

Symphony concert: The Rio Hondo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kimo Furumoto, offers a free concert at 3 p.m. in the Vic Lopez Auditorium of Whittier High School, 12417 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier. The theme is “Song of the Vikings,” featuring compositions by Nordic writers including Jean Sibelius’ “Finlandia” and “Symphony No. 2” and the “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1” by Edward Grieg. (562) 698-8626

Monday, Feb. 29

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

Teen board: The Teen Advisory Board of the Clifton M. Brakensiek Library, 9945 E. Flower St., Bellflower, meets from 5 to 6 p.m. at the library. Membership of the volunteer board is open to all students in grades six through 12. Meetings are held the last Monday of the month. (562) 940-8462

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, March 1

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.

Library musical: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, hosts a musical theater performance of “Aesop’s Fables” at 4 p.m. With the help of students, performers enact the stories of “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf ” and “The Fox and the Crow.” (562) 868-0775

Wednesday, March 2

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

Tax assistance: College students certified by the IRS provide free basic income tax return preparation for individuals and families who earned $52,000 or less in 2015 as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program from 2 to 6 p.m. at Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Those seeking assistanceshould bring photo identification for all those on the return, Social Security cards, birth dates for filers and all dependents, wage and earnings forms, a copy of 2014 federal and state returns, if available; a blank check with bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit and interest statements, day care records, day care tax ID number. Appointments are recommended. (562) 463-7359

Thursday, March 3

Chamber lunch: The Downey Chamber of Commerce conducts its monthly luncheon meeting at noon at the Lazy Dog Restaurant, 8800 Apollo Way in the Downey Promenade. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. RSVP to (562) 923-2191 or email to mayra@downeychamber.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

Friday, March 4

State of the city: Norwalk City Manager Mike Egan gives the state of the city address at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Doubletree Hotel, 13111 Sycamore Drive. Tickets are $45 and must be purchased by Feb. 29. (562) 400-8188

Saturday, March 5

Family run: The Whittier City School District conducts a fundraising Family Run from 8 to 11 a.m., starting and ending at Longfellow Elementary School, 6005 S. Magnolia Ave., Whittier, and using the city’s Greenway Trail. Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for children age 14 or under and $10 for a Kiddy Run for those 6 and under. (562) 639-4313 or (562) 789-3000

Gardening workshop: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, hosts a smart gardening workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Employees of the county Department of Public Works teach backyard composting, water-wise gardening, worm composting and grass cycling. (562) 868-0775

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