Los Angeles City Councilman José Huizar and City Engineer Gary Lee Moore host a fun-filled event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 585 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, offering on a first-come basis, approximately 1,000 rocks from the Sixth Street Bridge, which is coming down due to an alkali-silica reaction that threatened the long-term integrity of the bridge.
A large model of the new Sixth Street Viaduct, designed by Michael Maltzan, is on display at the event, which also features music and food trucks.
Participants also may sign a large banner of the new bridge and take pictures in a photo booth with the old bridge as the backdrop.
The 1,000 rocks vary in size from as small as a paper weight to as large as a softball and come with a certificate of authenticity.
Information (213) 473-7014
Other upcoming events include:
Friday, Aug. 12
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
Summer festival: The city of Pico Rivera begins a series of Friday night summer street festivals between 5 and 9 p.m. on Mines Avenue between Rosemead Boulevard and Lindsay Avenue. Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano performs. It includes a variety of exhibitors, pony rides, face painting, jumpers, free kids crafts, and strolling entertainment. Food and refreshments, including a beer and wine garden, are available. (562) 801-4430
Saturday, Aug. 13
Back to school: The Lynwood Unified School District holds a free back-to-school event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Firebaugh High School, 5246 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., that provides blood pressure checks, community resources and drawings for a bike, backpacks and school supplies. Erik Cork, creator of International Write Now Inc., hosts a full-day workshop on Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme: Rebuilding the Writing Foundation. (310) 886-1600
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
Coffee conversation: Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia meets with constituents for coffee from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Bell Gardens Senior Center, 6722 Clara St. Residents may bring ideas, questions and concerns about legislative issues
Monday, Aug. 15
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, Aug. 16
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, Aug. 17
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
City Hall concert: The Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department conducts a free concert at 7 p.m. featuring Sangria, performing old-school Latin music and oldies, on the north lawn of the Civic Center, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Those attending may bring blankets, lawn chairs and food, but food also is available for purchase. (562) 929-5702
Thursday, Aug. 18
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
Bandshell concert: The city of Montebello offers its summer concert series in the bandshell at Montebello City Park, 1301 W. Whittier Blvd. Festivities run from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. with the concert starting at 6:30. BomBam Boom and Joe May and Tuxedo Junction perform. (323) 887-4540
Bell concert: The city of Bell continues its summer concerts in the park with Mariachi Latino and Sonora Santanera performing at 7 p.m. at Treder Park, 6250 Pine Ave., (adjacent to the Bell Community Center). Food is available for purchase and there is a bounce house for children. (323) 773-1596
Friday, Aug. 19
Summer festival: The city of Pico Rivera conducts another Friday night summer street festival between 5 and 9 p.m. on Mines Avenue between Rosemead Boulevard and Lindsay Avenue. Britain’s finest Beatle tribute band performs. The festival includes a variety of exhibitors, pony rides, face painting, jumpers, free kids crafts, and strolling entertainment. Food and refreshments, including a beer and wine garden, are available. (562) 801-4430
Outdoor concert: The Santa Fe Springs summer concert series continues at 6:30 p.m. Heritage Park, 12100 Mora Drive, with the band Kulayd performing. Those attending may bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food is available for purchase.
Saturday, Aug. 20
Summer celebration: The Norwalk Senior Citizens Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive, hosts an end of summer celebration from 1 to 4 p.m., featuring a barbecue lunch and live entertainment, open to those 50 years and older. Tickets are $6.50 per person, which must be purchased by Aug. 18. Entertainment is provided by the Jumpin’ Joz band. (562) 929-5580
Music and movie: The city of Downey hosts a summer music and movie night at 5 p.m. at Golden Park, 8840 Golden Ave. The band Retro Soul performs and a family-friendly movie, “Inside Out, is shown. Games and arts and crafts are provided for children.
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