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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Whittier to host community health fair, police open house

The city of Whittier conducts its annual community health fair and Police Department open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16 at City Hall, 13230 Penn St.

The annual event included the kiddie fun run at10 a.m.; tours of the Police Station, demonstrations from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, health screenings, healthy lifestyle information, Jaws of Life demonstrations and rock climbing.

Fun Run registration begins at 9 a.m.

Information: (562) 567-9400.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, May 15

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

Choral concert: The Bellflower Civic Chorus presents a program of World War II-era songs under the theme “I’ll Be Seeing You” at 7 p.m. in the William and Jane Bristol Auditorium, 16600 Civic Center Drive. The show repeats at 2:30 p.m. May 16 and 17. Jackie Beery is musical director and Hani Yang is the accompanist. General admission tickets are $5. (562) 804-1424

Saturday, May 16

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

Job fair: State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Long Beach; and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, in collaboration with the city of Maywood and the Huntington Park-based Hub Cities agency, conduct a Southeast Los Angeles County job and career fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Southeast Rio Vista YMCA, 4801 E. 58th St., Maywood. Those attending are advised to bring resumes, wear business attire, attend workshops and meet prospective employers.

Gardening tips: The Water Replenishment District of Southern California offers a free workshop on ecological gardening from 9 to 11 a.m. at Salt Lake Park, 3301 E. Florence Ave., Huntington Park. (323) 584-6218

Aloha festival: The Santa Fe Springs Parks and Recreation Department offers a Hawaiian program at Heritage Park, 12100 E. Mora Drive, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and again Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for Hawaiian entertainment and vendor booths selling Hawaiian products. (562) 946-6476

Strawberry festival: The two-day L.A. Strawberry Fun Fest is held at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, 555 N. Durfee Ave., South El Monte, offering a variety of recreational activities for the whole family, live entertainment, drawings, giveaways, contests and more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 16 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 18. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Student authors: Fourth and fifth grade students at Huntington Park Elementary School present a reading of their book, “The Futurists of Huntington Park,” published last year, at the Huntington Park Library, 6518 Miles Ave., between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The program features a special performance by school musicians. Signed copies of the book are available for purchase. (323) 583-1461

Sunday, May 17

Serve weekend: Plymouth Congregational Church conducts a wrap up celebration for its Serve Weekend with events at Central Park, 6532 Friends Ave., Whittier, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. It includes band music, singing and testimonials. It concludes a weekend of community services conducted by several congregations. (562) 567-9460

Military band: The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, directed by Capt. Dustin Doyle from Travis Air Force Base, performs in concert at the Downey Civic Theatre, 8425 Firestone Blvd., at 8 p.m. Admission is free but advance tickets are needed. (562) 861-8211

Monday, May 18

Chamber golf: The Greater Huntington Park Area Chamber of Commerce conducts its 35th charity golf tournament at the Rio Hondo Golf Course, 10627 Old River School Road, Downey. This year’s tournament benefits the Salvation Army and Southeast Churches Services, both based in Huntington Park. There is a putting contest at 7:45 a.m. with a breakfast and shotgun start at 8 a.m. Play is open to the public for $150 per golfer and includes green fees, golf cart, souvenir gift bag, beverages, breakfast, raffles and a buffet luncheon at the awards banquet following the tournament. (323) 585-1155.

Adult school fundraiser: The Downey Adult School conducts its first benefit golf tournament to raise funds for student scholarships at the Rio Hondo Golf Course,10627 Old River School Road, Downey. Registration is at 11 a.m. and tee off is at noon. Cost is $125 per person and includes golf, golf cart and evening awards banquet. (562) 940-6200

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, May 19

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, May 20

Veterans event: Goodwill Southern California, in partnership with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other community partners, hosts its third annual Veteran Stand Down event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its Los Angeles campus, 342 N. San Fernando Road, Lincoln Heights. The event offers at-risk and homeless veterans and their families a variety of free services including employment services, health screenings, meals, clothing, haircuts, entertainment, legal services, benefits counseling, and referrals to other services such as healthcare, housing, mental health and substance abuse treatment. All branches of military veterans and their families and pets are welcome.

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

Business women: The Norwalk Chamber of Commerce conducts a Women in Business luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex, 13200 Clark Ave. Cost is $25 for lunch only and $50 for lunch and a vendor table. There are vendor tables, breakout sessions and a keynote speaker. (562) 864-7785

Alzheimer’s care: The Norwalk Senior Citizens Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association of Los Angeles, concludes a free three-week caregivers workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. The focus is on those caring for someone who is in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease. (562) 929-5580

Dancing with Stars: Tickets are on sale for this year’s “Dancing With the Whittier Stars,” where prominent local officials, business persons and others compete in a dance contest at the Whittier Community Theatre, 7603 S. Washington Ave. Shows are at 4 and 7 p.m. with a reception at 6 p.m. The show is repeated May 21 at 7 p.m. Cost is $45. (562) 567-9400

Saturday, May 16

Free disposal: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts sponsor a free disposal of household waste too toxic for regular dumping from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maywood Park, 57th Street and Heliotrope Avenue. 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 

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