COMMUNITY CALENDAR: State senator to host annual Labor Day Picnic

State Sen. Tony Mendoza hosts his annual Labor Day Picnic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 2 at Artesia Park, 18750 Clarkdale Ave.

Food and refreshments, games and prizes are provided as Mendoza provides an update on his legislative agenda to constituents of the 32nd state Senate District.

Information: (562) 860-3202.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, Sept. 1

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, Sept. 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, Sept. 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 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

Thursday, Sept. 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

Saturday, Sept. 9

Library concert: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, presents a musical performance by Finger Dancers from 2 to 3 p.m. Inez Woods plays the guitar and sings and Gloria Estrada plays the upright electric bass in this musical act that combines jazz and blues. The concert is sponsored by county Supervisor Janice Hahn. (562) 868-0775

Night in the park: Norwalk families are invited to connect with city public safety staff and local law enforcement at the final Night Out in the Park event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Sara Mendez Park, 11660 Dune St. The evening includes a free hot dog barbecue, ice cream social, field games and several activities, such as kid fingerprinting, face painting and a meet and greet with Rocky the Raccoon. (562) 929-5732

Sunday, Sept. 10

East L.A. parade: The 71st annual East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. The parade route will run along Cesar Chavez Boulevard from Mednik Street to Gage Avenue. Following the parade, a festival will be held at Belvedere Park, 4801 E. Third St.,

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