The Southeast Relay for Life conducts its annual 24-hour walkathon to benefit the American Cancer Society starting at 9 a.m. June 20 and ending the following day on the baseball fields at Salt Lake Park, 3401 E. Florence Ave., Huntington Park.
It begins with an opening ceremony followed by a survivor’s lap for those who have survived cancer.
An evening program places lighted candles in bags of sand around the track to in memory of people who have lost their lives to cancer.
During the 24 hours, there traditionally are educational programs on cancer, information booths, food for sale from vendors and free entertainment.
Spectators are welcome and teams must have a member on the track at all times.
Information: (626) 290-8650
Other upcoming events include:
Friday, June 19
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
Dance nights: Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier, hosts Friday night dances from 6 to 10 p.m.Dance professionals Rudy andMaria Hernandez offer lessons on a specific style of dancing from 6 to 7 and then a dance party runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $10 and includes light refreshments. (562) 567-9450
Saturday, June 20
Downey market: A farmer’s 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. It is operated by a nonprofit group called Raw Inspiration. Parking is available in the city’s parking structure there or on marked spaces on surrounding streets. (562) 904-7284
Genealogy meeting: The monthly meeting of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society is held at 1 p.m. at the Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave.Nancy Carlberg, a professional genealogist, will be the featured speaker, talking about “Brick Wall Busting,” using actual problems encountered by society members. (562) 698-1457
1980s party: The Downey Arts Coalition conducts a “Totally 80’s” flashback party to benefit the Downey Symphony Orchestra from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Epic Lounge, 8239 Second St. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. (562) 879-3029
Monday, June 22
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 23
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 24
Home care instruction: A program begins at Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, for students between the ages of 18 and 23 interested in a free pilot program that trains them as personal home care aides in the entry-level health care field.The course is being offered through a unique collaboration among Rio Hondo College, the Southeast Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board and health care employer Cambrian Homecare. The intensive 120-hour, hands-on course covers all requirements needed to aid individuals who require personal care but desire to remain in their homes. Graduates are certified by Rio Hondo College and will immediately begin on-the-job training with Cambrian Healthcare.Students pay no fees for the class or required background checks. (562) 484-5061
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
Chamber installation: The Downey Chamber of Commerce installs new President Cindy Kovach of U.S. Bank at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Rio Hondo Event Center, 10627 Old River School Road. Cost is $35 per person. RSVP online at www.downeychamber.com or call (562) 923-2191.
Thursday, June 25
Norwalk installation: The Norwalk Chamber of Commerce conducts its 92nd annual Installation of Officers and Salute to Business from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex, 13200 Clarkdale Ave. The chamber honors outgoing president Toni Grijalva of Cerritos College and incoming President Julia Emerson of the Gas Company along with member businesses. Cost is $35 per person, or $250 for a table of eight. (562) 864-7785
Saturday, June 27
Rabies clinic: Low-cost vaccinations for dogs and cats are offered from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot at Pico Rivera City Hall, 6615 Passons Blvd. Rabies shots are available for $6 each. Other services include additional vaccinations, new dog licenses, license renewals and tag replacements, together with free pet educational materials and health care tips. Licenses cost $35 for non-spayed/neutered pets, and $17.50 for spayed/neutered pets. (562) 801-4319
After-school program: Orientation is conducted at 9, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Barbara Riley Community and Senior Center, 7810 Quill Drive in Downey for youngsters in kindergarten through eighth grade interested in taking part in the city’s ASPIRE program. Summer sessions are at Alameda, Carpenter, Gauldin, Griffiths, Lewis, Old River, Price, Sussman, Unsworth, Stauffer and Williams schools. Offered are homework assistance, sports, arts and crafts, field trips and enrichment clubs. (562) 904-8145
Guitar concert: The Orange County Guitar Orchestra presents a free concert from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at the Alondra Library, 11949 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. The orchestraperforms music by Bach, Corelli and Johansen as well as new works by Perez and Ponce. (562) 868-7771
Elton John tribute: The city of Whittier and FoxTale Entertainment presents an Elton John Tribute show, “Kenny Metcalf as Elton and The Early Years Band,” at 7 p.m. at the Whittier Center Theatre, 7630 Washington Ave. Tickets are $25 for general seating, and there are a limited number of premium tickets for $35, which also includes a “meet and greet” with Metcalf. (562) 567-9430
Sunday, June 21
Open house: The Rio Hondo Golf Club, 10627 Old River School Road, Downey, conducts a free community open house from 3 to 7 p.m. the event includes a concert on the greens from 5 to 7 p.m. by a live band, Kings of 88, with festival seating. Visitors may stroll the grounds and strollers are welcome but not pets. There is food for purchase and a no-host bar, plus an information booth concerning the 18-hole golf course. (562) 927-2329
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