The Russian National Ballet performs “The Sleeping Beauty” at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Downey Civic Theatre, 8435 Firestone Blvd. Staging is directed by Elena Radchenko.
Tickets are available at the box office, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and one hour before show time.
Information: (562) 861-8211
Other upcoming events include:
Friday, Feb. 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
Dance nights: Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier, hosts Friday night dances from 6 to 10 p.m. Dance professionals Rudy and Maria 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, Feb. 13
Tax assistance: The Cal State Los Angeles Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is offering free income tax preparation services to individuals who make $54,000 or less and need assistance preparing and filing tax returns. Tax assistance is available from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the third floor of Salazar Hall, room 343 on campus, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles. Tax help also is available for persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance. (323) 308-8485
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
Used oil filters: Area motorists may trade in their used motor oil or oil filter for a new one free of charge from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Auto Zone Auto Parts, 13927 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk. Used oil must be stored in a clean container.Up to two free filters for each used one is offered. (562) 944-4766
Smartphone assistance: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, offers assistance to be people with smartphones and tablets from 10 to 11 a.m. Those attending are asked to charge their device in advance. Assistance is on a first come basis and those needing more than 15 minutes of assistance may be asked to make an appointment. (562) 868-0775
Monday, Feb. 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, Feb. 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, Feb. 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
Tax assistance:College students certified by the IRS provide free basic income tax return preparation for individuals and families who earned $52,000 or less in 2015 as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program from 2 to 6 p.m. at Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Those seeking assistanceshould bring photo identification for all those on the return, Social Security cards, birth dates for filers and all dependents, wage and earnings forms, a copy of 2014 federal and state returns, if available; a blank check with bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit and interest statements, day care records, day care tax ID number. Appointments are recommended. (562) 463-7359
Thursday, Feb. 18
Children’s choir sings: The Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda performs at 10 a.m. in the Wray Theater on the campus of Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. The performance is part of the California leg of the choir’s 2015-16 “Oh, What Love” tour to raise awareness of African children orphaned or who face significant health challenges. (562) 692-0921
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
Parks workshop: A public workshop to explore the future of parks in the city of Bell Gardens takes place at 6 p.m. at Veterans Park, 6662 Loveland St. Residents are invited to share their ideas for new programming and park improvements. Dinner is provided for those who RSVP. (562) 806-7650
Saturday, Feb. 20
Health screenings: Alignment Healthcare and Los Angeles Christian Health Centers host a free comprehensive health screening clinic for children and adults from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alignment Healthcare Center, 6201 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles. A team of medical and dental providers offer free medical exams, routine blood work, dental fillings and dental extractions. Free food, refreshments and children’s activities are provided. (888) 979-2247.
Cash for college: Bell Gardens High School, 6119 Agra St., conducts a cash for college workshop from 8 a.m. to noon in the school library. Students should bring all appropriate financial information with them. (323) 826-5151
College expo: Cal State Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, hosts “Journey to Success,” a college expo for Asian American and Pacific Islander students and families, fro, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Golden Eagle Ballrooms 1 and 2. The expo includes breakfast, prizes, college resources, workshops, student panels and free parking. (323) 343-3000
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