The Montebello Unified School District hosts its fifth annual Día de los Muertos Scholarships for Scholars fundraising dinner reception and celebration Oct. 14 at the Applied Technology Center, 1200 W. Mines Ave., with a reception at 4 p.m. and the program at 5 p.m.
The event, created because undocumented students who are ready to enter college are rarely eligible for financial aid, features a variety of vendors, crafts for children, altars to honor loved ones and entertainment by students to raise funds for the district’s Scholarships for Montebello Scholars program.
Information (323) 887-7900.
Other upcoming events include:
Friday, Oct. 14
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, Oct. 15
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
Monday, Oct. 17
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, Oct. 18
College job fair: Job seekers may speak with more than 40 employers at Cerritos College’s semi-annual job fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Falcon Square sidewalk on campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. Those attending may explore current job opportunities, apply for some positions on site, and network with employers from several industries including health care, sales, retail and government/public sectors. Job seekers should dress in business attire and bring copies of their resumes. (562) 860-2451, ext. 2366
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, Oct. 19
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, Oct. 20
Legal resources: In partnership with LA Law Library, the Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, offers free law librarian assistance from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. It does not provide legal advice. (562) 868-0775
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
Saturday, Oct. 22
Prescription take back: The Downey Police Department holds an unused and unwanted prescription drugs collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the west parking lot of the Downey Police Station, 10911 Brookshie Ave. The event offers residents a chance to rid their homes of potentially dangerous drugs and minimize the potential for misuse and abuse. (562) 904-2374
Citizenship clinic: Representatives from the South Asian Network provide assistance for those seeking U.S. citizenship at the Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants may also receive legal review of their application, study materials and a fee waiver application. Call the library to register and receive a list of documents to bring to the workshop. (562) 868-0775
Choral performance: Chorale Bel Canto, a community masterworks chorale, performs its season opening concert, “It’s the Water!,” at 4 p.m. at First Friends Church in Whittier, 13205 Philadelphia St. The concertincludes choral music by Monteverdi, Samuel Barber, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eric Whitacre, as well as folk songs and spirituals. (888) 460-9222
Symphony concert: The Downey Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sharon Lavery, performs the world premiere of “Downey Celebration Suite” by local composer Lars Clutterham in concert at the Downey Civic Theatre, 8435 Firestone Blvd., at 8 p.m. Chorale Bel Canto also performs. Tickets range from $10 for students with identification to $35. (562) 861-8211
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