“L.A. Rocks the Vote,” a non-partisan celebration of voting, volunteerism and being “angels” of the city of Los Angeles is planned at the Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., in downtown Los Angeles, July 1 starting at 7:30 p.m.
The event features a concert by L.A.’s Acoustic Generation and speeches by City Councilman Jose Huizar and actor Ed Begley Jr.
Other upcoming events include:
Friday, July 1
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 night: 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, July 2
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
Tuesday, July 5
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.
Sports trivia: The summer reading program at the Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, offers sports trivia games from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for young people between the sixth and 12th grades. Summer reading bookmarks also can be turned in for prizes and weekly drawing entries. (562) 868-0775
Bridge project: Residents of Boyle Heights can receive an update on the progress of the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Art Share LA, 801 E. Fourth Place, Los Angeles. Information is available on demolition, detours and construction timelines. (213) 400-8398
Wednesday, July 6
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
Anime program: Teens who love anime and Japanese pop culture may join the Teen Otaku Club at the Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway. The club meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for young people between the eighth and 12th grades. (562) 868-0775
City Hall concert: The Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department conducts a free concert at 7 p.m. featuring Mariachi Cachanilla 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
Twilight concert: Downey’s free Twilight Summer Concert series starts at 7 p.m. at Furman Park, 10419 Rives Ave., featuring Smith, the Band, performing country music. Those attending may bring blankets and lawn chairs and food, although Miss Downey and members of the Downey Rose Float Association are selling snacks as a fundraiser. (562) 904-7238
Thursday, July 7
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
Parnell Park concert: The city of Whittier’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services conducts a free concert at 7 p.m. at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road, featuring Scot Bruce performing early Elvis Presley music. Pets, barbecues and alcoholic beverages are not allowed. (562) 567-9400
Friday, July 8
Rabies clinic: Low-cost vaccinations ($6) are given at a pet clinic from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Norwalk City Hall lawn, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Microchipping services and flea control products also are available and dog licenses can be renewed. All dogs must be on a leash. (562) 929-5711
Teen art programs: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, offers art programs for young people 3 to 17 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Each week features a new visiting artist who will teach those present something about mosaic tiles, origami, headdresses or something else they can make. (562) 868-0775
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