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 University Drive, Los Angeles. Tax help also is available for persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance.
Appointments are not necessary.
Information: (323) 308-8485.
Other upcoming events include:
Friday, Jan. 22
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
Counselor breakfast: Rio Hondo College hosts counselors from 25 area high schools for its third annual Regional Counselor Breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Rio Café on campus, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. This year’s event includes a discussion of the college’s academic programs, including the Common Assessment initiative aimed at California’s community colleges and how high school transcripts play a role among other measures in placing students in English and math classes.It also includes a tour of the college’s Automotive Technology Department, which has launched a four-year bachelor of science degree as part of a state pilot program, and of the college’s Career Technical Education facilities.
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, Jan. 23
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
Health fair: State Sen. Tony Mendoza sponsors a free health fair and Covered California (health insurance) enrollment session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cerritos College Student Center, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. A variety of health screenings are available including bone density, glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol. For appointments, call (562) 860-3202
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
Park workshop: Monterey Park hosts a park needs workshop at 10 a.m. in the Barnes Park Service Club House, 440 S. McPherrin Ave. Residential input on needs at city parks is being sought. (626) 307-1497
Tribute concert: Chris Farmer Music presents “Where the Desert Meets the Sea — A Classic Southern California Tribute to the Eagles and the Beach Boys,” at the Whittier Center Theatre, 7630 Washington Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 for general seating and $25 for priority seating in the first five rows. (562) 696-0600
Comedy night: The Norwalk Elks Lodge, 13418 Clarkdale Ave., will hold a dinner comedy night beginning at 6 p.m. Six comedians perform following the dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. (562) 868-6603
Symphony concert: The Downey Symphony Orchestra, directed by Sharon Lavery, presents “Strings Stravaganza,” a concert featuring the group’s string section, at 8 p.m. in the Downey Civic Theatre, 8425 E. Firestone Blvd. Lavery offers a free pre-concert talk at 7:15 p.m. The Downey Arts Coalition also presents the lobby art show, “Tempest” with works from 22 local artists. www.downeysymphony.org
Monday, Jan. 25
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
Coloring club: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, conducts a coloring club for adults from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Coloring is a no-pressure art form that helps people unwind and from a day at the office. Materials are provided. (562) 868-0775
Tuesday, Jan. 26
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.
Artist reception: The photography of photo artist Christine Sneddon is on display at the Whittier City Hall lobby, 13230 Penn St. A free public reception to meet Sneddon and learn about her work is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The free exhibit runs through Feb. 19 during regular City Hall hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (562) 567-9450
Wednesday, Jan. 27
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
Smartphone assistance: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, offers assistance to be people with smartphones and tablets from 6 to 7 p.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
Careerist award: The East Los Angeles-Montebello Business and Professional Women present Stephanie Ruiz with its Young Careerist Award for 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at Polly’s Pies, 1322 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello. Ruiz is the coordinator for the Discovery Program at MERCI in Monterey Park. (626) 307-5650
Transit plan: The city of South Gate conducts its Gateway Specific Plan community workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Senior Center at South Gate Park, 4900 Southern Ave. Residential input is sought on a proposed transit station that would serve the planned Eco-Rapid Transit System and provide access to nearby transportation corridors. (323) 563-9514
Saturday, Jan. 30
Family search: The Whittier Area Genealogical Society conducts its 33rd annual seminar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave. Seminars with talks by genealogy professional Thomas MacEnbtee, author of seven books on genealogy, are featured. Cost is $45 for late registration after Jan. 16 or at the door with another $10 optional for lunch. (562) 695-8511
Waste disposal: Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County conduct a free waste disposal program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rio Hondo College Fire Academy, 11400 Greenstone Ave., Santa Fe Springs, for household items too toxic for regular trash collections and for electronic waste. Accepted items include brake fluid, paint thinner, household cleaning fluids, vehicle batteries, motor oil, oil filters, expired prescription medications, anti-freeze and fluorescent light bulbs. Electronic items accepted may include computers, TV and stereo sets, computer printers and cellular telephones. (800) 238-0172
Lunar celebration: The city of Monterey Park marks the year of the monkey at its two-day annual Lunar New Year Festivalin the downtown area. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 30 and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 along seven blocks of Garvey Avenue from Alhambra to Ramona avenues. The event celebrates the Asian new year and showcases a variety of cultures from the Southern California area. (626) 307-1390
Citizenship clinic: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, in partnership with the South Asian Network, hosts a citizenship clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants receive application support, legal advice, study materials and a fee waiver application. Call the library to register at (562) 868-0775.
Winter concert: The Bellflower Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Joseph Taylor, is in concert at 7 p.m. at the William and Jane Bristol Auditorium, 16600 Civic Center Drive. Bellflower residents are free. For non-residents, general admission tickets are $12, $10 for students and senior citizens. (562) 867-4871.
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