L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Central Avenue to host annual jazz festival

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Councilman Curren D. Price Jr. and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development will host the 20th annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival at 11:30 a.m. July 25 in front of the Dunbar Hotel, 4225 S. Central Ave.

The free community festival, which celebrates the rich cultural history of Los Angeles’ Central Avenue, will feature nearly 20 performers including Poncho Sanchez, Barbara Morrison and Jazz America.

The two-day event will also host several pavilions for youth, arts, business resources and health and wellness.

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

Information: www.centralavejazz.org.

Workshop offers

business advice

LOS ANGELES – Registration for the workshop “Best Practices for Obtaining Corporate and Business Sponsorships” will end July 29, hosted by the African American Board Leadership Institute.

Senior Vice President Byron Reed of Wells Fargo and President Angela Gibson of AG and Associates will join other panelists to discuss how organizations can build mutually beneficial relationships with dynamic companies, organizers said.

The workshop is from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 5 at the California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St.

Information: (213) 346-3241 or events@aabli.org.

Organization hosts

walk, health fair

WEST ATHENS — People for Community Improvement will host its sixth annual Walk for Life Community Festival, Health Fair and Car Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Youth Activity Center, 11922 S. Vermont Ave.

The walk will begin at a Ralphs grocery store across the street from the youth center and will end at Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park, where walkers can enjoy the health fair and car show, organizers said.

Information: (323) 303-3339 or www.pcicenter.org.

Workshops aim

to help parents

INGLEWOOD – Great Beginnings for Black Babies, 301 N. Prairie Ave. Suite 515. will host separate workshops for men and women at 10 a.m. July 24.

“Sister to Sister” is an interactive workshop which addresses relationship building to financial planning, while “Role of a Father” will cover topics designed to provide men with skills needed to care and support their children, organizers said.

Information: (310) 677-7995.

Leimert Park

hosts book fair

LEIMERT PARK — The ninth annual Leimert Park Book Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The event offers author readings, book signings, writing workshops, panel discussions, film screenings, exhibits, dance and musical performances and children’s activities.

Highlights include a panel discussion with producer Attica Locke and writers from Fox television’s hit series“Empire,” a remembrance of the 1965 Watts Riots, a workshop on writing graphic novels featuring Erika Alexander (“Living Single”) and screenwriter Tony Puryear (“Eraser” and “Fahrenheit 451”) and a cooking demonstration by chef Alice Randall.

Information: leimertbookfair.com.

Exhibit features

rock music art

GLENDALE — Forest Lawn Museum officials announced they will display “Revolutions 2: The Art of Music,” an exhibition celebrating the artists behind some of the most iconic album artwork in music, until Aug. 2.

The exhibit features several West Coast artists who created beautiful, technically exceptional and thought-provoking posters, album and CD covers from the 60s to 80s, organizers said.

The museum is located on the cemetery grounds, 1712 S. Glendale Blvd.

Information: (800) 204-3131 or www.forestlawn.com.

Family event

planned in Carson

CARSON – Quantum Kids will host “Learn ‘N’ Play Summer Event” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Carriage Crest Park, 23800 Figueroa St.

The family-friendly event will feature obstacle courses, trivia games, sports, music and more, organizers said.

Tickets are $5 and include lunch.

Organizers say they are looking for people to sponsor admission for children.

Information: (844) QKIDS-4-U or www.quantumkids.net.

Meeting addresses

community improvement

Who: 1,000 Women in White

What: Informational Meeting

When: 9 a.m. to noon July 25

Where: The Radisson Midtown Hotel at USC, 3540 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles

Why: The organization is preparing for an event in January, but is holding a meeting to discuss how people can participate or learn more about its mission, according to organizers.

Information: mothernature7@gmail.com

Mall hosts

fitness fun for kids

Who: South Bay Pavilion Mall

What: Cool Kids and Teens Move

When: 4 to 6 p.m. July 25

Where: South Bay Pavilion Mall, 20700 Avalon Blvd., Carson

Why: The event is designed to make exercise fun for kids and will feature entertainers and trainers that will inspire people to move, organizers said.

Information: (310) 366-6629 or smontinola@vintage-vre.com.

Reunion planned

for HBCU alumni

Who: Cali HBCU Alliance

What: Annual reunion

When: 1 p.m. July 25

Where: Loma Alta Park, 3333 N. Lincoln Blvd., Altadena

Why: The annual reunion will feature free giveaways, food trucks, competitions, Greek row and music, organizers said.

Information: (424) 374-9744 or SouthAngeles@Gmail.com.

Stage production

explores racism

Who: The Fountain Theatre

What: “Citizen: An American Lyric,” a play

When: 8 to 10 p.m. July 25 to Sept. 14

Where: The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles

Why: The world premiere production is a stage adaptation based on an award-winning poetry book which explores race in America, according to officials.

Information: (323) 663-1525 or Lucy@lucypr.com.

Class aims to

empower girls

Who: M. Shannon Etiquette Consulting

What: Miss Prissy Book Club for Girls

When: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 1 to Sept. 19

Where: Inglewood Public Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood

Why:  The weekly course will teach young girls self awareness and social skills while empowering them through a collection of books and activities, according to organizers.

Information: (323) 289-5326 or Michelle@MShannonConsulting.com.

Compiled by Shawnte Passmore.

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