Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Volunteers Needed: Hearts of Compassion Fall/Winter Events

Catholic High School Night: Bosco Tech, Rosemead

Autumn Moon Festival: Gedatsu Church, South San Gabriel

Parenting Classes: Anger Management & Grandparents as Parents, MUSD

Dia De Los Muertos: East L.A. Civic Center


Southern California College Fair: Pomona

Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center: Pomona
Free admission. Parking $5, Gate 3.
Over 60 colleges, universities, and trade schools are participating. Speakers and seminars held throughout the event.

Tuesday, October 7

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Queen Mary 80th Anniversary Celebration: Free Admission

Friday, September 26
10am - 7pm
Free Admission
$5 Parking
$10 All Tours
At 4pm, the first 1,000 guests to arrive will be treated to a presentation in the Grand Ballroom, a slice of a 15' Queen Mary replica cake, and a chance to win a trans-Atlantic trip on the Queen Mary 2!


Splah Swim Event: Montebello-Commerce YMCA


20th Anniversary Celebration: Hacienda Heights Trailhead

 The Habitat Authority website reads, "Join the Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority for its 20th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The event is free and will be held in Hacienda Heights at the Hacienda Hills Trailhead located at the terminus of 7th Avenue at Orange Grove Avenue from 9am to 1pm.

The event will include:
  • 9am Hikes for Kids and Adults
  • 11am Program (Preserve Passport Raffle & Community Awards)
  • Refreshments
  • Crafts & Face Painting
  • Partner Booths/Displays
  • Free Photo Booth"

Mole Festival: Olvera Street

Friday, September 19, 2014

Rio Hondo Symphony Free Concerts, Whittier High School

Rio Hondo Symphony: Free Concerts
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
3PM - 5PM
Whittier Avenue & Bailey Streets
Whittier, CA 90601

From the Rio Hondo Symphony website:
"The Rio Hondo Symphony performs four ADMISSION-FREE classical music concerts each season at the Vic Lopez Auditorium at Whittier High School, Whittier Ave. in Whittier California. The concerts start at 3 PM, have one intermission, and are completed before 5 PM."


Senior Health Fair: Montebello-Commerce YMCA

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Parents for a Healthy Whittier Meeting: Uptown Whittier YMCA

For more information call 213-321-9649.

Halloween Maze 2014: Montebello Performing Arts Center

Montebello Performing Arts Center is once again hosting a Halloween Maze for the public on Saturday, October 18. The not-so-scary maze, crafts, and costume contest for kids is from 5pm-7pm, and teens & adults can experience the horrifying maze from 8pm-10pm. Costs to enter the maze ranges from $5-10.

The Montebello Performing Arts Center is located at 1122 Washington Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640. Call 323-727-6030 for more information.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Fiesta, Rosemead Park, Rosemead

From the hours of 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $1 children 17 and under; $2 adult 18 and over.
Location: 9155 E. Mission Drive, Rosemead

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations: Shops at Montebello

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, The Shops at Montebello is hosting special events throughout the month in recognition of the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.


  • Thursday, September 25, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Center Court - LA Dodger Miguel Rojas appearance featuring meet and greet and photo opportunities. There will be no autographs during this event.
  • Saturday, September 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Center Court - AMP Radio 97.1 on-site with a free ticket giveaway, entertainment and more.
  • Saturday, October 4, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Center Court - Mariachi Kids Performance.
  • Saturday, October 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Super Estrella 107.1 on-site in Center Court featuring radio personality, music and giveaways.
  • All Month: Biographies of prominent Hispanic-American figures like astronaut Ellen Ochoa, U.S. Cabinet Secretary Hilda Solis, Activist Cesar Chavez, Actress Rita Moreno, and many more will be placed throughout the center.
Visit The Shops at Montebello on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to stay up-to-date on additional event details.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Goodwill Store Grand Opening: Montebello, 9/26

From the Goodwill Website:

"Friday, September 26

820 W. Beverly Blvd.
Montebello, CA 90640
Thurs – Sat 9a–9p
Sun – Wed 10a – 8p
Shop our new Montebello store, where it’s easier than ever to find the fabulous fashions you love, now sorted by size!

On opening weekend enjoy fabulous prizes and special offers* including:
      • First 100 Shoppers In Line Receive a $10 Merchandise Voucher*
      • Drawings for a Flatscreen TV and 2 Blue-ray Players
      • For Every $50 Spent Receive a $5 Merchandise Voucher
      • 200 Free Items Hidden Throughout the Store
* Vouchers not valid at GSC outlet centers. Vouchers good at participating GSC retail stores after September 29, 2014. While supplies last. No purchase necessary to enter drawing. One free item per person. Eighteen years or older."

Friday, September 12, 2014

Astronomy Nite: East Los Angeles College

On campus parking is $2.
Park at the top level of the structures, or in the flat lot at the north-west corner of campus.

Fiestas Patiras Festival: Olvera Street

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in downtown L.A. at Olvera Street!

Live performances will start at Noon and run through 10pm on Saturday, and 9pm on Sunday.  Dora and the explorer girls are set to make 6 on-stage apperances throughout the two-day festival.

Admission is free. Surrounding parking rates vary.

College Fair 2014: Don Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead


Health & Resource Fair: Beverly Boulevard Foursquare Church

Beverly Blvd. Foursquare Church is hosting a Free Heath & Resource Fair on Saturday, 9/27 from 10am-3pm. Resources at the fair include free ultrasounds, dental check-ups, dental sealants for kids, blood screenings, massages, flu vaccinations, and more. 
Beverly Blvd. Foursquare Church, 1901 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, CA 90640

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Free Pizza in the PennySaver!!!

Don't throw away your PennySaver!
There's a free pizza inside!

Fast 5 Pizza in Montebello is offering a free pizza to the first 20 customers that bring their PennySaver advertisement/coupon into the restaurant on Thursday, 9/11, Friday, 9/12, and Saturday, 9/13.

The restaurant opens at 11am on Thursday, and 10am on Friday & Saturday.

Month-long Latino Heritage Celebration: City of Montebello

Art Walk: Montebello City Park

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

L.A. County Fair: Free / Discount Tickets, Promotion Days, & Kids Ride Free!

The Fair is the only place you should eat this.
The L.A. County Fair
August 29 - September 28
Open Wednesday - Sunday
Adult Tickets (13 years +) = $19 Weekend / $12 Weekday

Children Tickets (6-12 years) = $12 Weekend / $8 Weekday

Children (5 or younger) = FREE

Senior Tickets (60+ years) = $15 Weekend / $10 Thurs & Fri / $6 Wednesdays with coupon

Season Pass $29.99

Parking $15 / $30 Valet

Plan ahead to save on admission through these Promotion Days:

Read to Ride: Kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade can read books, write book reports, and receive free ride vouchers! 3 book reports = 3 free rides or 6 book reports = 6 free rides. Click here to print out the certificate. Kiddie rides start at $3 in tickets, the bigger rides are up to $6 in tickets; this Read to Ride program is definitely worth it!

Give Back Thursdays: Bring in 5 new school supply items and get free fair admission from Noon-3pm. 

Food Drive Fridays: Bring in five food items between Noon-3pm for free fair admission.

East L.A. College students get in free on Thursday, 9/11 with a printed coupon & student ID.

$5 after 5pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays. Must present coupon.

Hero Weekend: Active & retired military, police, fire, & paramedics receive $2 fair admission for themselves & a guest on 9/13 & 9/14.

Donate Blood! Donors receive an Any-Day Admission Ticket. Bloodmobiles will be available on  9/11, 9/12, 9/13, 9/14, 9/19, & 9/20 at 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768, adjacent to the fairgrounds.

Any-day tickets at Ralphs, $11 adults, and $6 children.

Costco sells a family pack that includes 4 tickets, a parking pass, and 44 ride tickets for $60.
More promotions are available online. There are links to print out coupons if you belong to certain organizations, information about group sales, purchasing tickets online and more. Click here to see all these and more for the the L.A. County Fair.

9/11 Memorial Walk and Ceremony, Montebello City Park

9/11 Memorial Walk and Ceremony
Thursday, September 11
4:30pm Memorial Walk
5:00pm Ceremony


The event will begin with a march of several organizations at Whittier Blvd and 10th Street and proceed west to the Veteran's Monument at City Park, 1300 W. Whittier Blvd, Montebello. The public is welcome to join the march.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Mexican Independence Day Parade: East Los Angeles

The parade begins at 10:30am at Cesar Chavez Blvd at Mednik in East Los Angeles and travels west on Cesar Chavez to Gage. A festival will be held from Noon-6pm at Cesar Chavez & 1st Street.

Julius Jr. Experience: Shops at Montebello

Julius Jr. Experience
Saturday, September 6
Center Court
Shops at Montebello

The Nick Jr. television show, Julius Jr., is making it's way to the Shops at Montebello for an experience that includes Julius Jr. themed activities!

Kids can make character masks to wear, and dance and sing along in the viewing area with screening of an upcoming episode of Julius Jr. music videos.
Some activities may require a Simon Kidgits Club membership to participate.

Weekend Swap Meet: Schurr High School

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tanaka Farms: Pumpkin Patch, Irvine

Tanka Farms Pumpkin Patch
Tanaka Farms is a 30 acre organic farm in Irvine. The farm offers pick-your-own-veggies tours and has a well stocked fresh organic produce stand.

This weekend the pumpkins are ripe for picking and Tanaka farms is officially opening the Pumpkin Patch! Pumpkin and fall themed activities are available weekends and include a petting zoo, U-pick Pumpkin Patch, U-Pick Vegetables, a pumpkin cannon, fresh roasted vegetables, games, and wagon rides.
Bring your camera as there are lots of great fall-themed photo opportunities and wear shoes that you don't mind getting dirty! I've been to Tanaka Farms a few times and my family always has fun, it's definitely worth the drive.

Pumpkin Festival/Insect Fair: Cal Poly Pomona

The festival features a corn maze, petting zoo, horse rides, live entertainment, a pumpkin-themed movie, and games & activities for kids.  Families may wander the pumpkin patch and chose their own pumpkins. Many families bring wagons or strollers and load up as the prices are usually cheaper than the grocery store.

The Pumpkin Festival and parking is free, but many activities have a cost. Pumpkins are $5 from the patch.

An Insect Fair with half a million live insects will be held the same weekend from 9-5pm. Admission is the Insect Fair is $5 for adults, $4 for children ages 3-12/senors/military/students, & children under 2 are free.