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San Gabriel Mission Plans Thanksgiving Mass

San Gabriel

Thursday November 22

A special Thanksgiving Day Eucharist Mass is scheduled for Thursday,

Nov. 22, at San Gabriel Mission’s Chapel of the Annunciation. The tri-lingual Eucharist will be in English, Spanish and Vietnamese languages and will start at 10 a.m., announced mission Pastor Rev. Bruce Wellems, CMF, a Claretian Missionary.

People are invited to bring the bread that they will use for their Thanksgiving dinner to

be blessed during the service.  There will be no other masses on Thanksgiving Day. Free self-parking is available on a first-come basis in the church lot at the intersection of Mission Road and Junipero Serra Drive in San Gabriel. The address is 427 S. Junipero Serra Dr. and the telephone number is 626-457-3035. San Gabriel Mission was founded on Sept. 8, 1771 as the fourth oldest of 21 missions  in California.  The 241-year-old Roman Catholic parish has more than 50 active groups with a language in either English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog (Filipino) or Chinese.

Calling All Poets! Open Mic Event


Sunday November 25

Calling all Poets to the Claremont Library Poetry Sharing. You are invited to share your poems at our annual Poets About Town open mic event! Please bring up to 2 poems or 2 pages of work to share. Sign up starts at 1:50, first signed, first heard. All poets, all ages and all abilities are welcome. Hope to see you there. Readings begin at 2:00 PM. Claremont Library is at 208 Harvard Street in Claremont.

Flu Shots Offered for those in need

Temple City

Tuesday, November 27

The LA County Department of Public Health is offering flu vaccines at no charge to people who don’t have health insurance or whose healcare provider doesn’t offer flu vaccines. Next location flu shot is offered is at Live Oak Community Center, 10144 Bogue Street, Temple City from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. After that, November 29 at Joslyn Senior Center, 210 N. Chapel Ave., Alhambra, CA 91801 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Housing Rights Center offers Free Workshop on Rent Increases, Evictions, Discrimination and More!

Temple City

Thursday November 29

The Housing Rights Center (HRC), and the County of Los Angeles, will be hosting a FREE ‘Fair Housing Workshop’ for San Gabriel Valley residents and community members on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Temple City Public Library located at 5939 Golden West Avenue, Temple City, CA 91780.  HRC will present information and resources regarding housing discrimination and landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities.

Christmas Dance  Toy Drive by The Medina Court Breakfast Club

El Monte

Saturday, Dec. 1

Great live music by L-360, delicious food by the same Taquero we had last year. Everyone loved it! Bring a donation of a toy of at least $10.00 in value for ages infant to teenager for admission. Lots of fun and dancing, a 32″ LED HDTV Raffle, 50/50, no host bar. Co hosted by VFW Post 10218. All are welcome. 6:00 to 11:00 PM at the VFW Post 10218, 11126 Ramona Blvd., El Monte.

Straight Talk for Cancer Patients About ‘Chemo Brain’ 


Tuesday December 4

A presentation about how chemotherapy drugs affect cognitive function will be given at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena on Tuesday December 4 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The presentation is free. Dr. Arash Asher will present the facts and dispel the myths about ‘chemo brain’ during and after chemotherapy and will suggest ways to help alleviate the side effects of cancer treatment. Location is the Cancer Support Community, 200 East Del Mar Blvd., Suite 118,Pasadena, Ca 91105.  626-796-1083

South El Monte  Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

South El Monte

Thursday December 6

Join the South El Monte Mayor and City Council as it welcomes the Holiday Season with the City’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 6, 2012. The festivities will take place on the front lawn of City Hall, 1415 Santa Anita Avenue, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This joyous evening will include music and dance performances from South El Monte youth groups, lighting of the 20ft Christmas tree, and a special appearance from Santa Claus!  Light refreshments will be served following the lighting ceremony. This merry occasion is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 626.579.2043.

El Monte Holiday House

El Monte

Saturday, Dec. 1

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. at the El Monte Community Center, 3130 Tyler Ave., El Monte. fabulous holiday bolutique, Santa pictues, entertainment, free crafts and great food. First 200 children to visit Holiday House will receive a free holiday surprise!

Festivities include holiday craft vendors, food vendors, free arts & crafts, carolers, saxophonist, folklorico dancers, bouncer  and Petals the Clown Magic Show (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.).  This year there will also be a Gingerbread House Contest and a Christmas Tree Decorating Contest.  The ‘Sergeant Michael Wolf Bicycle Opportunity Drawing’ winners will be announced at 5:00 p.m. Additionally, there will be opportunities to take pictures with Santa Claus and to savor many wonderful foods throughout the day. Breakfast, Lunch & other fare sponsored by various annual fundraisers.

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Events – November 21, 2012 Issue