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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Norwalk to showcase community arts programs

The city of Norwalk conducts the ninth annual “Artastic” from 6 to 9 p.m. March 16 at the Cultural Arts Center, 13200 Clarkdale Ave.

Artastic highlights the year-round programming offered at the Cultural Arts Center, including fine arts, music and dance. Those attending can enjoy a variety of art exhibits, a sidewalk chalk art contest, a community book fair, arts and crafts activities, live entertainment and food trucks.

An artist’s reception also is planned for the Box Art exhibition on display through March 30.

Information: (562) 929-5521

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, March 16

Tax assistance: Free income tax assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Those seeking assistance should bring photo identification for all those on the return, Social Security cards, birth dates for filers and all dependents, wage and earnings forms (W-2, W-2, 1099-R), interest and dividend statements (Form 1099s), a copy of 2016 federal and state returns, if available, a blank check with bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit, interest statements, day care records and day care tax ID number. (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

Saturday, March 17

Tax assistance: Cal State Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, is offering free income tax preparation services to individuals who make $54,000 or less and need assistance preparing and filing tax returnsThe Volunteer Income Tax Assistance service is available every Saturday through April 14 from 8 a.m. to noon in room c-343 on the third floor of Salazar Hall. Appointments are not necessary. (213) 278-2070.

Hazardous waste: The Los Angeles County Public Works Department and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County conduct a free disposal of household wastes too hazardous for regular trash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Butler Avenue and Bellinger Street in Lynwood. Accepted are paint, used oil, cleaning fluids and all electronic appliances and items. Not accepted are explosives, ammunition, radio-active items and any items from a business. (800) 238-0172

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

Sunday, March 18

Car show: The Tweedy Mile Association stages the 2018 Azalea Classic Car Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Gate Golf Course, 9615 Pinehurst Ave. The event is part of the Azalea Festival being held in South Gate Park. (323) 920-5886

Monday, March 19

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, March 20

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.

Legal assistance: In partnership with L.A. Law Library, the Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, is offering free law librarian assistance from 1 to 6 p.m. Each help desk visit includes assistance locating information and resources concerning legal issues and court procedures. L.A. Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. (562) 868-0775

Wednesday, March 21

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, March 22

Citizenship clinic: Residents needing help filling out naturalization forms can obtain assistance from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway. Participants also can receive a legal review of their application, study materials and a fee waiver application. Pre-registration is required. (562) 868-0775

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.