COMPTON – Mayor Aja Brown is expected to share accomplishments made by the city and the future of Compton during her first state of the city address at 6 p.m. July 10, at the Douglas F. Dollarhide Community Center, 301 N. Tamarind Ave.
The event also will feature Compton Champion Awards, which highlight residents for their positive contributions to the community, officials said.
In 2013, Brown made history when she became the youngest mayor elected in Compton. Presently, she is implementing her New Vision for Compton initiative, which is centered on 12 key principles that focus on family values, quality of life, economic development and infrastructure growth, officials said.
to convene here
LOS ANGELES – Cornel West, Judge Mablean Ephriam and U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver are among the scheduled speakers during the National Bar Association’s 90th annual Convention and Exhibits, July 19-23 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, 404 S. Figueroa St.
The convention, hosted by the nation’s oldest and largest national association for black lawyers, aims to promote legislation that will improve the economic condition of all American citizens, officials said.
Bus trip planned
to historic black town
LEIMERT PARK – We Can Foundation is sponsoring a bus trip to Allensworth for the annual festival commemorating the only town in the state founded by African Americans. The bus will leave from 4329 Degnan Blvd. at 10 a.m. July 11 and return around 5:30 p.m.
This year’s Allensworth Festival theme is “Honoring the Black Woman” and will pay tribute to Josephine Leavell Allensworth, the wife of Col. Allen Allensworth, and the co-founder of this historical black town, organizers said.
Information: (310) 948-5524.
comes to Inglewood
INGLEWOOD – The Inglewood Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd., will host a traveling national exhibition of President Abraham Lincoln beginning July 11.
“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” examines how the former president used the Constitution to confront the secession of Southern states, slavery and civil liberties during wartime, library officials said.
This is the last stop for the exhibition in California, and the only stop in the county, organizers said.
Information: (310) 412-5380 or email@example.com.
to host meeting
LOS ANGELES – The Park Mesa Heights Community Council will host its general meeting from 10 a.m. to noon July 11 at Angeles Mesa Elementary School, 2611 W. 52nd St.
Board members encourage stakeholders in the communities of Hyde Park, Angeles Mesa and View Heights to come get involved, stay informed and make a difference, officials said.
A light breakfast will be provided. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month.
Information: (323) 298-6124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artwork comes to life
in Laguna Beach
LAGUNA BEACH — The Pageant of the Masters is underway in this coastal community.
The pageant is a 90-minute presentation that re-creates classical and contemporary artworks with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original artwork. It is accompanied by a professional narrator, an orchestra and period songs by professional vocalists.
This year’s theme is “Pursuit of Happiness” and includes works by Winslow Homer, Currier & Ives, Norman Rockwell and others.
The Pageant of the Masters runs nightly at 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 31.
More information can be found at http://www.foapom.com/pageant-of-the-masters/pageant-theme/.
Radio DJ hosts
Who: 102.3 KJLH – Brent Jones
What: Enjoy Your Life: A Night of Soul Music
When: 6 p.m. July 11
Where: Celebrity Centre International, 5930 Franklin Ave., Hollywood
Why: “If you’re tired of the ‘turn up’ and vulgar music on the radio, come and experience a night of joy and positive energy through ‘feel good’ live music,” Brent Jones said.
Information: (949) 836-2558 or VanessaPayne@live.com
Church event hosts
a day for healing
Who: Strait-Way Church
What: Healers’ Empowerment Day
When: 10 a.m. July 11
Where: Strait-Way Church, 102 E. Kelso St., Inglewood
Why: Organizers say the event enables them to heal their communities through prayer.
Information: (714) 299-0869 or email@example.com.
Dance party planned
at Skirball Center
Who: Steppin It Up
What: Hot Summer Nights Party
When: 7 p.m. July 11
Where: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles
Why: The event will feature Cha Cha, Chicago Steppin, Detroit Ballroom, the cool 2-Step, and of course Line Dancing on a huge beautiful wood floor, organizers said.
Information:(310) 890-5009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
held for singles
Who: Crush Council Events
What: Singles Networking Event
When: 6 p.m. July 9
Where: Peking Tavern, 806 S. Spring St., Los Angeles
Why: Organizers say Crush Council is a unique dating and networking event mixing art, music, fashion, culture and some of LA’s most eligible singles all under one roof.
Gospel fest held
in Long Beach
Who: Antioch Church of Long Beach
What: Long Beach Gospel Fest
When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 19
Where: Marina Green Park, 386 Shoreline Dr., Long Beach
Why:Get ready for the most highly anticipated inspirational event of the year, The Long Beach Gospel Festival, showcasing some of the best in local, national and international Gospel Music performers, organizers said.
Information: (562) 265-8011 or email@example.com
Compiled by Shawnte Passmore.
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