L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST Nutrition classes coming to Willowbrook

WILLOWBROOK — Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles, the largest mission-driven operator of farmers’ markets in Southern California and a leader in nutrition education and improving food access, will start a new five-week nutrition class cycle.

Classes will focus on general nutrition topics like My Plate, meal planning, increased fruit and vegetable intake and healthy substitutions. They will be taught by a team of highly trained health educators and are accompanied by a cooking demonstration and taste test.

Classes will be held every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. through May 22 at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital Cafeteria Patio, 1670 E. 120th St.

The educational program is part of Champions for Change and is funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to lower obesity in underserved communities while increasing awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy lifestyles. Participants may sign up in person.

Free college prep

workshop planned

 LOS ANGELES — The AKA Sorority and the Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center will host a free college-prep workshop for youth from 4:30 to 6 p.m. May 3 at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 8305 S. Gramercy Place.


Compton prom dress

party to be held

COMPTON — The Positive Results Corporation and the Office of Mayor Aja Brown will host Compton Girls Prom Dress Party, a free prom dress gift away, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at Douglas F. Dollarhide Community Center, 301 N. Tamarind Ave. To RSVP, call (323) 787-9252.

Bank offers

essay contest

LOS ANGELES — OneUnited Bank President and Owner Teri Williams, author of “I Got Bank! What My Granddad Taught Me About Money,” will give away signed copies of her book May 8 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Jefferson-Vassie D. Wright Memorial Branch Library, 2211 W. Jefferson Blvd.

OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank, is offering its ninth annual “I Got Bank!” Financial Literacy Contest where 10 children will win a $1,000 savings account on Aug. 31. Youth between the ages of 8 and 12 are encouraged to read a financial literacy book of their choosing, and either write a 250-word essay or create an art project to show how they would apply what they learned from the book to their daily lives.

Women’s health expo

planned in Long Beach

LONG BEACH — Radio station KJLH will host its annual women’s health expo, The Power of Self Care, from 7 a.m.  to 4 p.m. May 4 at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.

There will be free health screenings, healthy dishes, massages, a beauty area, prizes and giveaways.  Admission is free. For more information, visit kjlh.com.

YWCA to honor

phenomenal women

LOS ANGELES — The YWCA of Greater Los Angeles will host its annual 2019 Phenomenal Woman Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel, 251 S. Olive St.

Culver City hosts

annual car show

CULVER CITY — The 16th Annual Culver City Car Show, hosted by the Culver City Exchange Club, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 at Veterans Memorial Park, 4117 Overland Ave. The event will feature live music, a beer garden, gourmet food truck court and vendors.

Parking for the event will be located at the Sony Pictures Entertainment parking structure (enter off of Overland Avenue). Please avoid parking in residential neighborhoods and remember that dogs are not permitted in the park. For more information, call (310) 499-4840 or visit the car show website at http://www.culvercitycarshow.com/.

FAME plans walk

to end hunger

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Sarah Allen Women’s Missionary Society of First AME Church of Los Angeles will commemorate the 30th anniversary of their annual Walk to End Hunger beginning at 8 a.m. May 11 from FAME Church, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd. Registration begins at 7 a.m. To participate or obtain information, call the church at (323) 735-1251.

Winery offers

soulful Sunday brunch

 LOS ANGELES — Taste with Grace Catering and San Antonio Winery will host a soulful Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 at the San Antonio Winery, 737 Lamar St. Tickets are available through San Antonio Winery Los Angeles’ website at sanantoniowinery.com or call (323) 223-1401.

Chamber plans spring

membership mixer

LOS ANGELES — The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce will host its spring membership mixer from 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 15, at the Luxe City Center Hotel, 1020 S. Figueroa St.

The event is free for members and $20 for non-members. For more information, call (323) 292-1297 or visit www.glaaacc.org/calendar/mm19.

Black women’s group

to hold awards brunch

TORRANCE — The Coalition of 100 Black Women, Los Angeles, holds its community scholarship and award brunch at 10 a.m. May 18, at the Doubletree by Hilton Torrance, 21333 Hawthorne Blvd.

The event will honor black women in the community.

For tickets and sponsorship info, visit https://awardbrunch.eventbrite.com.

Africa Day Fest 2019

planned May 25

LOS ANGELES — Africa Day Fest 2019, a free, fun, family-friendly street festival to celebrate African arts and culture through music, food, fashion show, performance and children’s activities, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25 at Catch One, 4067 Pico Blvd.

Compiled by Angela Parker.

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