COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Norwalk group raises funds for veterans

The Norwalk Community Coordinating Council hosts a flapjack fundraiser Oct. 7 until 10 a.m. at Applebee’s Restaurant, 12129 Imperial Highway, Norwalk.

Funds support scholarships for veterans who are students at Cerritos College.

For tickets, visit or call Gordon at (562) 400-8188 or Liz at (562) 480-4741.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, Oct. 6

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

Church festival: St. Anthony Church, 1901 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel, begins its weekend-long Family Fall Festival celebrating its 69th birthday at 6 p.m. The festival features musical performances, a food court and carnival games. (626) 242-6281

Saturday, Oct. 7

Beautification day: The city of Montebello conducts a community beautification day from 8:30 a.m. to noon at City Park, 1301 W. Whittier Blvd. Volunteers from various community groups are being sought. Lunch is provided. (323) 887-4540

Recycling event: The city of Norwalk offers free electronic waste collection and a shred-a-thon on a first come basis from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Shredding is limited to five boxes per vehicle. Electronics received include TV sets, computers, cell phones, fax machines, printers, VCR and DVD players, stereo equipment, game stations and radios. Rain barrels are sold for $30 plus tax with a $35 rebate within 60 days. (562) 929-5964

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

Artist’s reception: Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, hosts a reception from noon to 2 p.m. in the college art gallery for artist Crystal Maes, whose new art exhibit depicts her struggle with breast cancer. Maes works in the college marketing and communications department. The exhibit aligns with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Monday, Oct. 9

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

Russian exhibit: A traveling exhibit commemorating the centennial of the Russian Revolution opens in the Fine Arts Gallery at Cal State Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles. The opening reception runs from 4 to 8 p.m. and the exhibit runs through Oct. 18. “Revolutionizing the World: The Russian Revolution at Its Centenary, 1917-2017” features a collection of art and cultural artifacts from premier cultural institutions, such as the Getty Research Institute, the Wende Museum of the Cold War, and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. (323) 343-4040

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. 10

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.

Candlelight dinner: The Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive, holds a candlelight dinner for senior citizens 50 and older from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes pot roast, vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, dinner rolls, dessert and beverages. Tickets are $6.50 if purchased before Oct. 7 and $8 if purchased by Oct. 9. No tickets will be sold at the door. (562) 929-5580

Wednesday, Oct. 11

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. 12

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

Craft-making session: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, teaches adults how to create a Halloween charm bracelet from 2 to 3 p.m. The bracelet combines beads, charms and silver separators. All materials are provided, but supplies are limited. (562) 868-0775

Saturday, Oct. 14

Civic birthday: The city of Bellflower celebrates its 60th anniversary of incorporation with a program from 4 to 8 p.m. on Bellflower Boulevard between Flower and Oak streets. There will be live music, food vendors, a cake ceremony and a fireworks show. Britain’s Finest, a Beatles tribute band, performs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. followed by the 802 Allstars from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. (562) 804-2268

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 Please include a daytime phone number.


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