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EVENTS – October 31, 2012 Issue

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Senior Halloween Health Fair & Luncheon

Temple City

Today, October 31

The City of Temple City will host its first annual senior “Trick or Treat” health fair and “Spooky Halloween” luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue St.

The health fair begins promptly at 9 a.m. and continues through noon. Sponsored by Health Care Partners, the event will feature more than 30 vendors providing resources on healthy living and free screenings for blood pressure, bone density and stroke. The celebration continues at the Halloween luncheon where seniors are encouraged to join the fun by participating in a costume contest, table decorating contest and more. Pre-registration for the luncheon is required by Friday, Oct. 26. There is a suggested donation of $2 per meal. For more information on the event, call Roman Rodriguez at (626) 579-0461.Transportation to and from the event is available to seniors and mobility-impaired individuals through the City’s Dial-A-Ride program. Cost per trip is 50 cents. For reservations, call (626) 285-2456.

Fifth Annual Comedy Night at Rio Hondo


Thursday, November 1

The Rio Hondo College Veterans Club presents the Fifth Annual Comedy Night Thursday, Nov. 1, in the College’s Wray Theater at 7 p.m. The event for mature audiences will feature Comedian Benny Mena & Friends. The Veterans Club’s annual fundraising event will provide scholarships for Rio Hondo veteran students as well as benefit the nonprofit organizations Wounded Warrior Project and Stand Down. General admission tickets are $15; students with ID $10, and veterans $10. Free tickets will be given to the first 50 veterans who stop by the Veterans Services Center at Rio Hondo College, SS150. For information on the College or its programs, please call 562-692-0921 or visit

Free Recital at Pasadena Presbyterian Church


Saturday, November 3

Organist Daryl Robinson, first-prize and audience-prize winner in this year’s American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP), will make his Southern California recital debut on Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. on the magnificent Æolian-Skinner pipe organ of Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd (at Madison Ave.) in the playhouse District of downtown Pasadena. Free Admission. for more information call (626) 793-2191. Free Parking.

County to Host Used Oil Recycling Event in El Monte

El Monte

Saturday, Nov. 3

Los Angeles County Public Works Department will host a free used motor oil

and used oil filter recycling event at the El Monte O’Reilly Auto Parts, 12034 Valley Boulevard, on Saturday, November 3, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In exchange for turning in their used oil, participants will be rewarded with free oil containers, oil filter containers, shop towels, and funnels while supplies last.  Those recycling oil filters will receive one new oil filter also while supplies last.

In addition, residents can drop-off used motor oil and used oil filters for free at weekend County-sponsored Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Waste Collection Events or at local Certified Collection Centers.  A full calendar of collection events and a list of these centers can be found at

Residents are asked to prepare items for drop-off by placing used oil filters in sealed plastic bags and storing used motor oil in leak-proof containers without mixing the oil with other liquids, including water.

For additional information on the County’s oil and oil filter recycling program,

call Edna Gandarilla, Program Manager, at (626) 458-6536.


Duarte High School Sports Stadium Grand Opening


Friday November 5

The Duarte Unified School District Board of Education and Superintendent will host an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to mark the Grand Opening of the Duarte High School Sports Stadium. The modernized venue has a beautiful new synthetic track and field, press box with elevator access, ticket booth, lighting enhancements, digital scoreboard and can seat 3,000 Falcon Fans. The ceremony will be held on the field of the new stadium located at Duarte High School, 1565 East Central Avenue, Duarte California 91010. November 2, 2012  6:00p.m..


San Gabriel

Monday November 5

San Gabriel Mission High School is having their 19th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Monday, November 5th at the San Gabriel Country Club. Everyone is welcome!  Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with a noon shotgun start. At 5:00 p.m.

no-host cocktails (beer hosted) and at 6:00 p.m. the dinner will take place with awards/raffle. For reservations or more information, please contact our Development and Alumni Relations Office at (626) 282-3181, ext. 116.

Spiritual Support for Cancer Recovery


Tuesday, November 6

On Tuesday November 6 2012 from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., Cancer Support Community-Pasadena will present a workshop for cancer patients and recovering cancer patients on ways to reach out for support and the benefits of reaching out to others on a cancer journey. The workshop, which is entitled ‘Walk With Me’ is free.

Reverend Scott Westervelt and his wife Jo will share their personal story of reaching out for support and will share their suggestions on how to do this. Location is the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena, 200 East Del Mar Blvd., Suite 118, Pasadena, Ca 91105 626-796-1083.

Arcadia Interfaith Action Group to host Thanksgiving Service & Food Drive


Monday, Nov. 19

The Arcadia Interfaith Action Group is inviting community members of all faiths to take part in its annual Thanksgiving Service where representatives from an array of faith traditions will share those common beliefs that bring us all together. The service will be held on Monday, November 19th at 7:00 PM At the Church of the GoodShepherd, 400 West Duarte Road, Arcadia Seven faith traditions will discuss “How We Give Thanks,” and attendees will hear inspirational words from the Baha’I, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh traditions on this subject.  The program also will include choral music from some of our local choirs, as well as the popular Young People’s Candle Lighting ceremony.  Participants and members of the community attending the event are asked to bring cans of food to share with our neighbors in need. These food items will be distributed by Foothill Unity Center and the Arcadia Welfare and Thrift.

For more information on this event please call the Church of the Good Shepherd at

(626) 447-2181.


Food Shortages in the SGV – Easy Ways You Can Help


Month of November

Public and private donations to food pantries are dramatically down in 2012, but in the long economic downturn, more and more families have been impacted and are in critical need of food assistance.  The upcoming holidays are a time not only of great need, but also a great opportunity to help the hungry right here in the San Gabriel Valley for very low cost. The Irwindale Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a program to help citizens and businesses partner with the Chamber to support Cory’s Kitchen, a local non-profit that provides food to over 600 local families.  Food donations, including frozen foods, can be dropped at the Chamber offices anytime between 9:00 AM Monday through Wednesday at noon, throughout the entire month of November.  Food donations will be picked up weekly by the special refrigerated truck operated by Cory’s Kitchen.  There is a particular need for frozen turkeys this year.



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EVENTS – October 31, 2012 Issue