AROUND TOWN

By Mavis Hansen
April 17, 2014 • 164 views

Easter Season comes at a most beautiful time of the year, including inspiring services for all faiths, Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Baskets, jelly beans, and a very special dinner  Enjoy your day and have a very HAPPY EASTER !
Many Easter Bonnets were seen at the El Monte/South El Monte Soroptimist International Spring Tea, which was held on Saturday, April 12th at the Dean l. Shively Middle School.  All profits from the Tea will go to the Scholarship program, which benefits students from community high schools.  Women wearing their lovely hats were invited to participate in the “Easter Bonnet Contest.” Receiving the most/loudest applause was Sandy Fout, wearing a most beautiful pink hat with a brimful of pale pink roses.  Sandy was declared the winner and presented a prize.  A fabulous Barbie Doll Display was presented by Eva Stoltz, Barbie Doll Collector.  The afternoon entertainment was a fantastic presentation of Live Historical Theatre, presented by students of the Dean L. Shively Middle School who depicted many notable men and women from the history of our past.   Many door prizes were won.
A Special “Easter Day Luncheon” will take place on Thursday, April 17th at the Jack Crippen Senior Center.  The lunch will feature Baked Ham with sweet potatoes, cornbread, creamed spinach, green salad, Easter Cake(or fruit) and orange juice.  The Luncheon will be on Thursday because the Senior Center will be closed on Good Friday, April 18th.  For further information or reservations phone 626-580-2210.
East Los Angeles- Montebello Business and Professional Women will hold their monthly Business, Dinner and Program meeting on Wednesday, April 23rd at the Double Tree Hotel Restaurant, 888 Montebello Boulevard, Rosemead.  Networking begins at 4:30 P.M. and dinner (selected from the menu) by 5:00 P.M.  The program for the evening will be presented by Kim Plater and Alice Slaughter who will speak on Domestic Violence and Denim Day. Denim day is April 23rd in recognition of Sexual Violence Awareness Month.  The California Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW) supports elimination of all violence perpetrated against women and supports the protection of victims’ rights.  East Los Angeles-Montebello BPW is a member of the California Federation and also a member of EPW-USA and BPW International.  Membership is open to anyone who supports this and other items on the Public Policy Statement.  There is no charge for the program and dinner is open to all interested.  For reservations and or further information, phone Linda Wilson, 626-307-5650 or Email: lindawilson@juno.com.
Sierra Mar District of Business and Professional Women will hold their Annual Business Meeting and Installation of New Officers on Saturday, April 19th at the Double Tree by Hilton, 888 Montebello Boulevard, Rosemead.  The Registration will open at 8:30 A.M. and the meeting will begin at 9:00 A.M.   The morning program will be presented by Young Professionals who will speak on “The Future of Feminism.” Installation of Officers will follow lunch.  New 2014-2015 Officers will be installed by Shirley Campbell.  President: Mary Jo Kolakoski, President-Elect:  Mavis Hansen,  Secretary:  Mary Ann Wesson and Treasurer Denise Rubin.  Conference Chairman is Marie Clifton.
El Monte Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 22nd at the El Monte Community Center, 3130 N. Tyler Avenue.  The meeting will begin at 11:00 A.M., presided by President Rita Cazares.  This meeting will recognize and honor all Club Past Presidents.   Luncheon Hostess is Cathi Eredia.  Installation of new officers will be installed in May by San Gabriel Valley District President-Elect Rosemary Morabito.  All members of the El Monte Women’s Club are community volunteers and members of the San Gabriel Valley District. El Monte Women’s Club is proud of over 112 years of community volunteer service. For information or membership contact Membership Chairman Esthela Siegrist at 626-442-0175.   Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month, there is no charge and guests are always welcome.
Ending this week very sadly as we acknowledge the terrible bus accident involving El Monte High School Students.  Sincere Sympathy to family and friends of Adrian Castro.  A wonderful son, friend and student who will be missed.

Lots to do!  See you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN

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