L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Urban League to honor Byron Allen

HOLLYWOOD — The Los Angeles Urban League will honor Byron Allen, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Entertainment Studios, with the 2019 Whitney M. Young Award April 18 at the Dolby Ballroom in the Hollywood Highland Center. The red carpet begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a cocktail reception at 6 and the dinner at 7.

In addition to the Whitney Young Award, the Los Angeles Urban League has created a new award to honor leader John Mack, who died last year. The inaugural John Mack Legacy Award will be presented to Mack’s friend and colleagues Fred Ali, president and CEO of the Weingart Foundation.

 The league also will honor Jeffery T.D. Wallace with the Dr. Winston C. Doby Community Coalition Award.

Leimert Park hosts

masks workshops

LEIMERT PARK — The annual Leimert Park Day of the Ancestor Festival of the Mask will offer free community art workshops on mask and costuming from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and West African dance and drumming from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays beginning May 4 and running through June 29.

The workshops will be held in the People Street Plaza, in Leimert Park Village, 4343 Leimert Blvd.

The Leimert Park Day of the Ancestor Festival of the Mask began eight years. The festival features a procession, libation ceremony dance and musical performances.

The festival culminates the last Sunday in June with a blessing and then a procession featuring drumming, dance, masks and giant puppets followed by performances by local cultural groups.

Spring festival planned

at EXPO Center

EXPOSITION PARK — EXPO Center will host its annual Spring Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 at Exposition Park Rose Garden, 701 State Drive.

This is a free, family-friendly event that features an egg hunt, family arts and crafts, live entertainment, a public art exhibit, a rose grooming workshop and a Ferris wheel. For more information, call (213) 763-0114.

Mall to host

Easter egg hunt

BALDWIN HILLS — A free Easter egg hunt will be held from noon to 3 p.m. April 20 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Library to host

fair housing workshop

INGLEWOOD – The Housing Rights Center will host a free fair housing workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. April 23 at the Inglewood Main Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd. Topics discussed will include security deposits, late fees, rent increases and reasonable accommodations.

Treasurer to offer

financial workshop

INGLEWOOD — Inglewood’s city treasurer will host a special community financial workshop that focuses on earning power, wills and trusts, credit scores and mortgages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at Inglewood City Hall, 1 W. Manchester Blvd.

Information: (310) 412-5642.

UNCF to host

volunteer event

LOS ANGELES — The United Negro College Fund will host its 75th Founder’s Day volunteer event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 25, at United Negro College Fund’s Los Angeles office, 3699 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 675.

Food and drinks will be provided. This is a no-cost opportunity to give back to UNCF. Contact Karika Thompson at karika.thompson@uncf.org or (213) 639-3800.

Manhood conference

planned in Compton

COMPTON — The Positive Results Corporation will host its third annual Promoting Healthy Manhood Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the Douglas F. Dollarhide Community Center, 301 N. Tamarind Ave.

This is a free community event and continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Community resource partners will also be on hand. Register at https://carsonsouthbaycommunitynews.wordpress.com/…/promo…/…

Museum exhibit

visits library

HYDE PARK — Hyde Park Library will welcome The Broad Museum to discuss its new exhibit “Soul of a Nation,” an expression of the Black Power Movement at 2 p.m. April 27 at Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. 2205 W. Florence Ave.

In addition to getting a peak into the exhibit, participants will have an opportunity to create poetry and hands on art inspired by the exhibit and the concepts of black power. All participants will receive a free pass to the exhibit, which runs through Sept. 1. This is for adults only. Information: (323) 750-7241.

Small business summit

hosted by mayor

LOS ANGELES — The 2019 Mayor’s Small Business Summit will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29 at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, 400 W. Washington Blvd.

Event highlights include discussions on access to capital, government contracting, capacity building workshops, certification assistance and a resource expo. Food trucks will be on hand. Event parking is free. Information: (310) 971-9221.

Community meeting on

stormwater planned


LOS ANGELES — Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division will host a community meeting for the Washington Boulevard Stormwater Diversion Project from 7 to 9 p.m. April 30 at Coeur d’ Alene Elementary School Auditorium, 810 Coeur d’ Alene Ave.

Construction is set to begin in June on the project. The meeting will provide an opportunity to learn about the project’s clean water and urban greening elements and the project’s potential traffic and parking impacts during construction.

Information: (310) 253-6457.

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.

 Compiled by Angela Parker.

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