AROUND TOWN

By: Mavis Hansen
March 7, 2013 • 520 views

March, the third month of our year was originally the first month of the year in the Roman calendar.  The Romans named the month after Mars, the God of War.  March is usually the windiest month of the year and a perfect time to be flying kites.  This year, International Women’s Day is observed on March 8, 2013, Daylight Savings Time will fall on Sunday, March 10 and a fun day to observe is Saint Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17, 2013.  The first day of spring this year will be March 20th and Easter Sunday, early this year, will be on the last day of the month, Sunday, March 31, 2013.

    The San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs will hold their Spring Council at the Covina Women’s Club, 128 S. San Jose Avenue, Covina, California on Friday, March 8, 2013. The Spring Council is a special annual meeting at which contests for Art and Photography and a Music Competition is held.  Art and photography entries from many of the local women’s clubs will be judged on Thursday, March 7, 2013 and the awards presented on Friday, March 8, 2013.  The Art Contest Chairman is Nancy Anzalone, Photography Contest Chairman is Nancy Hippach and the San Gabriel Valley District Arts Chairman is Terry Perkins.  Judges for the Art Contest and the Photography Contest are:  Emily Kemper, Hisako Koga and Bonnie Pooley.

    The Music Competition will be presented by the winners of the local women’s clubs, in the San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs, on Friday, March 8, 2013 and four students, one winner in each category, will be awarded a $500.00 Music Scholarship.  The entrants in Pop Vocal are: DAISY RIOS, Baldwin Park High School, Baldwin Park woman’s Club; WILLIAM GLOVER, Duarte High School, Duarte Woman’s Cllub; NICOLE GUZMAN, El Monte High School, El Monte Women’s Club; DENNIS PEREZ, Montebello High School, Montebello Woman’s Club; CALVIN MULYADI, Mark Keppel High School, Monterey Park Woman’s Club; DENNIS PEREZ, Montebello High School, Montebello Woman’s Club and GIO THOMAS, Walnut High School, Walnut Valley Women’s Club.

    Pop Instrumental:  LINGGONG LU, Charter Oak High School,  Charter Oak Woman’s Club;  SIMON HUA, El Monte High School, El Monte Women’s Club; JOCELYN LOPEZ, Marshall High School, Pasadena Woman’s Club and  CHRISTIAN ALCALA, Walnut High School, Walnut Valley Women’s Club.

    Classical Vocal:  ALEJANDRA FLORES, El Monte High School, El Monte Women’s Club; YOCHEVED FIGUROA, Schurr High School, Montebello Woman’s Club and CHRIS HUNTER, LACHSA High School, Sierra Madre Woman’s Club.

    Classical Instrumental:  VIVIAN FELIX, Sierra Vista High School, Baldwin Park Woman’s Club; NICOLAS MONTELL, Charter Oak High School, Charter Oak Woman’s Club; ELLICE LIN, El Monte High School, El Monte Women’s Club; KARLO ALDANO, Schurr High School, Montebello Woman’s Club; SARA ALURA RUPP, La Salle High School, Sierra Madre Woman’s Club and MARTIN HSU, Walnut High School, Walnut Valley Women’s Club.  Judges for the Music Competition are:  Ron Folsom, Sharon Schlarb and Diana Tyson.  San Gabriel Valley District Music Chairman is Jeanne Long.

    The Senior President’s Council, Hispano Americano Club will hold their Black and White Dance on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Jack Crippen Multipurpose Senior Center, 3120 Tyler Avenue, El Monte, California.  Dance from 12:00 Noon until 5:00 PM.  Tickets pre-sale price: $8.00 and tickets sold at the door $9.00.  Lunch is from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 p.m. and $5.00 per person, optional.  Music provided by the Ornelas Band and attire is semi-formal.  For further information contact Rolando Ganuza at 213-880-7309 or the Senior Center at 626-580-2210.

    State Senator Ed Hernandez in partnership with Alta Med extend an invitation to a free Citizenship and Waiver Workshop to receive free assistance with the Naturalization application  on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the East Los Angeles Alta Med PACE, 5425 East Pomona Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.  For further information contact the District Office at 626-430-2499.

    Free Tax Assistance will be provided on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Career Partners Work Source Center, 3505 N. Hart Avenue, Rosemead, California.  Families and individuals with household incomes of $51,000 or less may attend this free tax assistance event.  Certified volunteers will be on hand to help file Federal and State Taxes.  The Controller’s Office is an official VITA site.  For further information, call the office of Senator Ed Hernandez at 626-430-2499.

Always lots to do, see you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN

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