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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Norwalk Senior Center to host health, wellness event

Wave Staff Report

Vendors and representatives from various agencies attend a health and wellness event from 9 a.m. to noon June 9 at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive.

Participants include the Braille Institute, Alzheimer’s of Greater Los Angeles, Pioneer Medical Group, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Norwalk Dial-A-Ride and many more. They offer information and answer questions about available resources for local senior citizens. Health screenings also are provided.

Information: (562) 929-5580.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, June 8

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

Healthy cooking: The Chef Dude shows how to prepare nutritious and tasty meals from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. (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

Saturday, June 9

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 or on marked spaces on surrounding streets. (562) 904-7284

Monday, June 11

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, June 12

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, June 13

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

Air quality meeting: The South Coast Air Quality Management District hosts a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. at South Gate Park, 4900 Southern Ave., to discuss the prioritization of environmental justice communities where enhanced monitoring and/or emission reduction strategies may be implemented under a new law, Assembly Bill 617, which creates more opportunities to collaborate with environmental justice communities to improve air quality in the hardest-hit areas in the region. (909) 720-9056

Saturday, June 16

Gun violence: Loren Loeb from the Brady Campaign speaks on gun violence at the daylong Sierra Mar June training meeting at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2009 S. Garfield Ave., Monterey Park. The meeting is open to the public, but registration is required by contacting Linda Wilson at (626) 307-5650. The meeting is free, but for those interested in a box lunch the cost is $10.


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