The Latino Equality Alliance and Proyecto Vecindad co-host the Economic Justice for Trans Liberation Forum and Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the East Los Angeles College South Gate Educational Center, 2340 Firestone Blvd., South Gate.
The festival, which includes workshops and a resource fair, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The forum runs from 1-3 p.m.
The event is part of Latino Equality Alliance’s public education effort to change attitudes and build support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Latino community.
Information: (213) 446-7125
Other upcoming events include:
Friday, Nov. 11
Veterans Day: The city of Monterey Park and American Legion Post 397 hold the annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on the front lawn of City Hall, 320 W. Newmark Ave. The event includes the presentation of a wreath at the city’s veterans and war memorials as well as patriotic music and speeches by local elected officials. (626) 307-1388
Norwalk ceremony: Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell is the main speaker at the Norwalk Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. on the north lawn of City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. City officials and members of the Norwalk American Legion Post No. 359 take part along with area veterans. Music is provided by the Norwalk All City Band.(562) 929-5735
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, Nov. 12
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
Space center exhibit: The Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, presents an exclusive temporary exhibit, “Engineering the Unlimited Future: Albert “Buddy” Lawbaugh,” from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit highlights the life of Lawbaugh and his role in Downey’s aerospace history. The Space Center collaborated with Lawbaugh’s family to produce the exhibit, which includes rare artifacts and memorabilia, as a celebration of what would be Lawbaugh’s 101st birthday Nov. 13. (562) 231-1200
Monday, Nov. 14
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, Nov. 15
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.
Blood pressure screenings: Pioneer Medical Group performs blood pressure screenings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. The service is provided by licensed medical staff who discuss results with patients. (562) 929-5580
Book club: The Alondra Library, 11949 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, holds a discussion on E.M. Forster’s “A Passage To India” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. as part of its Classics I Always Said I Was Going To Read Book Club reading for November. Refreshments are served and new members are welcome. (562) 868-7771
Wednesday, Nov. 16
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
Harvest moon dance: The Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive, hosts a special harvest moon dance from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free with a donation of any non-perishable canned food item. Canned goods support the Norwalk Emergency Food Cupboard. (562) 929-5580
Thursday, Nov. 17
Light exchange: Norwalk residents can exchange old Christmas lights for free new energy-efficient lights from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex, 13000 Clarkdale Ave. Exchange participants must be Southern California Edison customers and must bring a copy of their monthly electric bill and a photo ID to exchange the lights. The exchange is limited to the first 100 people. (562) 929-5700
Flu shots: Assemblyman Tony Mendoza talks about current legislative issues and offers flu shots to local senior citizens from 9 a.m. to noon at the Los Nietos Senior Center, 11640 Slauson Ave., Whittier. Flu shots are provided by AltaMed. RSVP to Ursula Parra at (562) 860-3202
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
Creative exercise: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, invites adults to create an autumn leaf mobile using an embroidery hoop and jute cord from 2 to 3 p.m. All materials are provided. (562) 868-0775
Citizenship clinic: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, hosts a citizenship clinic from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Representatives from the South Asian Network provide assistance and review applications, study materials, and a fee waiver application. Register by calling (562) 868-0775
Saturday, Nov. 19
Art walk: The Bellflower Chamber of Commerce andthe Art Walk Community Committeeoffers an art walk in downtown Bellflower from noon to 8 p.m. The event is conducted along Bellflower Boulevard between Flower and Oak streets and features artwork by local students, vendor booths and live music. (562) 867-1744
Symphony concert: The Bellflower Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Joseph R. Taylor, opens the 2016-17 concert season at 7 p.m. with the annual fall concert entitled “Symphony 101” by Haydn in the William and Jane Bristol Auditorium at 16600 Civic Center Drive. The concert ends with a Christmas fugue and a Christmas waltz to prepare for the holidays. Admission is free with a current Bellflower Symphony membership card, or a $12 donation. Bellflower residents are admitted free.
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