Bridge to Health, a free health and wellness fair, is planned from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 3 at the Mariachi Plaza, 1831 E. First St., Boyle Heights. It is sponsored by White Memorial Medical Center and the White Memorial Community Leadership Council.
The Boyle Heights 5K Run/Walk kicks off the event, which also features health screenings, flu shots, information booths and a kids’ zone.
Information: (323) 307-8937
Other upcoming events include:
Friday, Oct. 2
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 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, Oct. 3
Shred-a-thon: Electronic wastes are received for disposal and important papers shredded, free of charge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Norwalk City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Items accepted include televisions, cell phones, computers, printers, stereo equipment and microwave ovens. Shredding is limited to five boxes per vehicle. Service is on a first-come basis. (562) 929-5964
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
Winningham honored: The city of Downey honors a former mayor, the late Robert C. Winningham, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. by unveiling a plaque formally naming the banquet hall of the Rio Hondo Event Center, 10627 Old River School Road, for him. The ceremony and dedication is at 10 a.m. Winningham served on the City Council from 1998 to 2002, and was mayor during 2000-01. (562) 904-7238
Drought gardening: The Downey City Library, 11121 Brookshire Ave., hosts a free workshop on water-efficient landscaping from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starter kits are provided free while supply lasts. Sponsors are the city of Downey, the Central Basin Municipal Water District and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. (562) 904-7360, ext. 132.
Safety workshop: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, conducts a personal safety workshop for children 4 to 10 and their parents from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The workshop is designed to help participants identify risks and evaluate options for dealing with threats of violence. Registration is required. (562) 868-0775
Monday, Oct. 5
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 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, Oct. 6
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, Oct. 7
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
Chamber golf: The Downey Chamber of Commerce conducts its 19th annual golf tournament with a noon tee time at the Rio Hondo Golf Course, 10627Old River School Road. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and lunch is at 11 a.m. The awards banquet is at 5 p.m.Cost of an individual player is $175 for golf, a cart, lunch and dinner. (562) 923-2191
Teen movie: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, shows popular teen movies from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. for students 13 to 18. All movies are rated G or PG 13. (562) 868-0775
Returning students: Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, hosts a career success conference in the Mid-Quad area of the campus for students 25 or older who are beginning college or returning after a five-year absence.
Thursday, Oct. 8
Cancer awareness walk: Soroptimists of Montebello raise breast cancer awareness at the 10th annual Pink Shawl Walk, which starts at 6 p.m. on the steps of Montebello City Hall, 1600 W. Beverly Blvd. For a $5 donation, the first 200 participants will receive a commemorative tote bag. The walk will end at City Park, 1301 W. Whittier Blvd. The Montebello-Commerce YMCA conducts warm-up exercise from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Businesses along the path of the walk are encouraged to show their support by joining the walk from their business, displaying pink balloons, banners, ribbons, or just cheering the participants in the walk. (323) 712-8727
Friday, Oct. 9
Shakespearian play: The Cerritos College Theatre and Film Department begins a two-week production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” at the Burnight Studio Theatre on campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. Show times are at 8 p.m. Oct. 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17; and 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Tickets may be purchased online (credit card only) at www.cerritos.edu/theatre or in the box office one hour prior to each performance. Pre-sale cost is $15 general admission, $14 for students and senior citizens with identification and $12 for children 5 to 12. Cost at the door the night of the performance is $17 general admission, $15 for students and staff, seniors 60 or older and $13 for children age 5 to 12. (562) 467-5058
Saturday, Oct. 10
Fundraiser breakfast: The Southeast Japanese School and Community Center, 14615 Gridley Road, Norwalk, hosts a pancake breakfast and holiday boutique beginning at 7 a.m. Cost is $5 for a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, rice, eggs, coffee and juice. Holiday gifts are for sale. Proceeds go to the Norwalk youth sports programs. (562) 929-5700
Violence symposium: The Greater Federation of Women ‘s Clubs of Huntington Park conducts a free symposium on domestic violence and sexual assault awareness from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Huntington Park Community Center, 6925 Salt Lake Ave. There are featured speakers, small workshops, a resource fair and self-defense demonstrations. (323) 584-6352
Free disposal: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and Sanitation Districts sponsor a free disposal of household waste from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Huntington Park City Yard, 6900 Bissell St. Items accepted include brake fluid, used motor oil, paint thinner, household cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides, vehicle batteries, expired drugs and fluorescent light bulbs.Dry items must be in a sturdy box. Liquid items must be in closed containers. Items not accepted include any wastes from a business, trash, tires, explosives, ammunition, large appliances and controlled substances. (800) 238-0172
Bellflower birthday: The Bellflower Chamber of Commerce marks the city’s 58th birthday with a “Taste of Bellflower” program from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Civic Center Plaza, Belmont Street east of Bellflower Boulevard. Local restaurants and caterers offer samples of their cuisine. There is live music by the Smokin Cobras and a family fun zone including the city’s mobile games vehicle. (562) 867-1744
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