COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Norwalk Senior Center hosts Valentine’s dinner


The Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive, hosts a Valentine’s Day dinner from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Feb. 14.

The meal includes top sirloin steak, baked potato, salad, dinner roll, dessert and a beverage. Tickets are $6.50 if purchased before Feb. 11, $8 if purchased after that. Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 13.

Information: (562) 929-5580.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, Feb. 10

Tax assistance: College students who have been certified by the IRS are providing free basic income tax preparation services from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, for individuals and families who earned $54,000 or less in 2016 as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The service is offered in the Administration of Justice Building, Room 203. Those needing help with taxes must bring all documents needed for tax services. (562) 463-7359

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

Bilingual play: A bilingual stage production of Disney’s “Aladdin” continues its run at Casa 0101 Theater, 2101 E. First St., Boyle Heights, at 8 p.m. The play is performed seven times a week on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays, 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1, 4 and 7 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $20 for Boyle Heights’ residents with identification, $25 for students and senior citizens and $30 general admission. (323) 263-7684.

Saturday, Feb. 11

Tax assistance: Cal State Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, and its 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 help is available from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance. In addition, there are free services on financial literacy and asset building, as well as microcredit and business planning.The service is available in room 343 on the third floor of Salazar Hall. Appointments are not necessary. (626) 820-3925.

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, Feb. 13

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, Feb. 14

Prayer breakfast: Pastors Philip and Holly Wagner of the Oasis Church are the keynote speakers at the 17th annual Norwalk Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. at the Double Tree Hotel, 13111 Sycamore Drive. The breakfast is hosted by Door of Hope Youth and Family Resource Center. Donation is $20.

(310) 809-7679 or (562) 343-8268.

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.

Book club meeting: The Classics I Always Said I Was Going To Read Book Club at the Alondra Library, 11949 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, discusses “Candide” by Voltaire from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Copies of the book are available. Refreshments are served and newcomers are always welcome. (562) 868-7771

Wednesday, Feb. 15

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

Health issues: The Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive, hosts representatives from the Center for Health Care Rights from 10 a.m. to noon, providing community education, guidance and support on Medicare and related health insurance issues. (562) 929-5580

Grand opening: Cerritos College, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, marks the grand opening of the new Mathematics/Computer Information Science and Fine Arts Buildings at 4 p.m. The new building is a $23-million project funded by Measure CC Bond dollars and located in the area previously occupied by the Technology Building. The 33,000-square-foot facility’s first floor supports math faculty, math classrooms, and a study center. The second floor features computer information labs, classrooms, and a study center.

Transit meeting: The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority hosts a meeting to update the community and obtain feedback on the Gold Line Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Commerce Senior Citizen Center, 2555 Commerce Way. The MTA is evaluating options to extend the Gold Line east from its current terminus at Pomona and Atlantic boulevards in East Los Angeles to South El Monte or Whittier. (213) 922-3012

Thursday, Feb. 16

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

Transit meeting: The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority hosts a meeting to update the community and obtain feedback on the Gold Line Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project from 6 to 8 p.m. at AltaMed – Pace, 5425 Pomona Blvd., East Los Angeles. The MTA is evaluating options to extend the Gold Line east from its current terminus at Pomona and Atlantic boulevards in East Los Angeles to South El Monte or Whittier. (213) 922-3012

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 dwanlass@wavepublication.com. Please include a daytime phone number.

 

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