L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Inglewood to show ‘Black Panther’ in park

Wave Staff

INGLEWOOD — The city of Inglewood will hold its final summer movie in the park with the screening of “Black Panther” at Edward Vincent Park, 700 Warren Lane. The program starts at 6 p.m. with a performance by the Inglewood Theater Group.

The film will begin at dusk. Those who bring 10 reclyable items will receive a free popcorn voucher. 

Park offers

diabetes fair

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A diabetes prevention fair partnered with L.A. Care and Southside Coalition will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at Mt. Carmel Park, 830 W. 70th St.

The fair will provide access to education and resources to reduce the rates of diabetes among South L.A. residents.

Information: (310) 678-1129

Children’s Bureau

helps foster children

LOS ANGELES — A foster-adopt a child meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 18 at the Children’s Bureau Magnolia Place, 1910 Magnolia Ave.

The Los Angeles County foster care system has more than 21,000 children in the system and about 200 children left without a family.The Children’s Bureau is providing a foster and adoption care program to connect children with families to care, protect and nurture them.

Information: (213) 342-0162 or RFrecruitment@all4kids.org.

Museum opens

photo exhibit

EXPOSITION PARK — The National History Museum will hold a special media preview of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit that will begin at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 16 at the Museum, 900 W. Exposition Blvd.

The exhibit will showcase the 99 award-winning photographs from the Wildlife Photographer of the year competition.

Information: (310) 552-4105.

College to welcome

new students

COMPTON — Compton College will hold its new student welcome day from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Gymnasium, 1111 E. Artesia Blvd. New students will be able to tour the campus and learn about the academic programs and student resources available to them. Students also will receive their student ID and parking permit that day.

RSVP: http://www.compton.edu/studentservices/nswd.aspx or in person at the Welcome Center RM D-27.

Church marks pastor’s

second anniversary

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 5300 S. Denker Ave., will hold its second pastoral anniversary service for Pastor and First Lady Rev. DeNon A. Porter and Sister Michelle N.Porter from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 26.

Special services are being held to celebrate the church and members of the congregation.

Information: (323) 759-4996.

Film festival hosts

producer’s panel

LEIMERT PARK — The Pan African Film Festival will hold a producer’s panel from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Hot and Cool Cafe, 4331 Degnan Blvd.

A couple of the subjects that the panel will focus on are developing a storyline, packaging and financing.

Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paff-institutes-presents-pga-producers-panel-tickets-48829011889

Health, wellness

FunFest planned

BALDWIN HILLS — The Health and Wellness FunFest will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 18 at Norman O. Houston Park, 4800 La Brea Ave.

At the event there will be a 5k run/walk, Zumba, yoga, food trucks, entertainment and health resources.

Power Fest

planned Aug. 25

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Community South L.A. Power Fest will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Aug. 25 on Vermont and Manchester, 8400 S. Vermont Ave.

Community Coalition presents the Power Fest, featuring empowerment and health workshops. In addition, there will be food trucks, carnival games, entertainment by Tommy the Clown and a ferris wheel.

Information: free and all ages are welcome

Compiled by Kamerie Gibson. 

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