Happening in Alhambra
September 28 – Navigate Electronic Waste Recycling event at Marguerite Gardens (700 N. Stoneman Ave.) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information call Nancy Dyleuth at (626) 300-3711.
September 29 – Ministry Faire at All Souls Catholic Church (1500 W. Main St.) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Food, memorabilia, rummage sale, free raffle and more. Proceeds will be donated to parish beautification fund.
Happening in Arcadia
September 29 – Groundbreaking ceremony of the Arcadia Historical Museum Foundation’s Education Center at 380 W. Huntington Drive at 5:30 p.m.
Happening in Burbank
September 27 – Alexander Sadoyan solo exhibition at the Armenian Society of Los Angeles (117 S. Louise St.) from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free. See www.alexandersadoyan.com
September 29 – “A night of laughs, a lifetime of smiles” fundraising event by The Kid’s Community Dental Clinic from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Flappers Comedy Club (102 E. Magnolia Blvd.) Hosted by Fritz Coleman. Tickets are $75 per person include dinner and comedy show. All proceeds go towards maintaining the operations of the clinic. Call (818) 841-8010 for information.
Happening in Duarte
September 28 – “Gateway to Hope” parade starts at 10 a.m. on Huntington Drive from Cotter St. to Mt. Olive Ave. Immediately followed by fair at Royal Oaks Park (2627 Royal Oaks Drive) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Will include music, food, crafts, and more. For information call (626) 357-7931.
Happening in El Monte
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September 28 – In Spanish – “Seguridad en tu bicicleta” workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jack Crippen Senior Center (3120 N. Tyler Ave.) First 12 participants to arrive with their bycicle will receive a pair of lights and a helmet for free. Contact Miguel at (626) 375-6799 or Miguel@multicultimobility.org to sign up for the workshop.
September 29 – El Monte Historical Society Tea at the Museum (3130 N. Tyler Ave.) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
October 3 – “Fall Boutique” – hand crafted items, foods, gift ideas and more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jack Crippen Senior Center (3120 N. Tyler Ave.) For information call (626) 580-2210.
Happening in Glendale
September 28 – Art show fundraiser in aid of the HALO Trust on the rooftop of the Hollywood Production Center (225 E. Broadway). Works by several artists will be displayed. A portion of the purchase will be allocated to HALO. Evening will include food and beverage, and music by the Snake Charmer Ensemble.
September 29 – The Glendale Historical Society presents its 2013 home tour which will showcase five homes including a mission-revival house that was the famous Casa Verdugo Restaurant. This is a self-guided tour held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homes are within walking distance of each other and docents will escort guests through the properties. Suitable for ages 18 and older. Photo/video is not allowed. Call (818) 242-7447 and see www.glendalehistorical.org
October 2 – Free flu shots for seniors 60 years of age and older. Reservations are needed to (818) 548-3775. From 9 a.m. to noon at the Adult Recreation Center (201 E. Colorado St.)
Happening in La Canada
September 28 – Scandinavian cultural pot luck. Free at the Lutheran Church of the Foothills (1700 Foothill Blvd) at 6:30 p.m. Call P. Hamilton (818) 247-9042 for more information.
Happening in Los Angeles
September 27 to 29 – Italian Feast of San Gennaro at 1651 N. Highland Ave. See www.feastofla.org
September 28 and 29 – 32nd annual Watts Towers Day of the Drums Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Free admission. Located just south of the Metro Rail Blue Line at 103rd Street/ Hahn Station at 1727 East 107th Street. Multiple musical performances include samba, Mexican dance, Creole, and more.
September 29 – Live from Walt Disney Concert Hall in Grand Park at 4 p.m. – the Los Angeles Philharmonic live on a giant screen. Concert will include LA Phil, YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, pianist Herbie Hancock and La Santa Cecilia. No RSVP required. Prepared food picnics encouraged. Grilling prohibited. No alcoholic beverages. Blankets. See www.grandparkla.org
October 2 – Actors for Autism presents “Reach for the Stars” at the Rockwell Stage (1714 N. Vermont) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Evening will include a red carpet VIP cocktail reception and silent auction followed by dinner and a show. Tickets are $125 and available at www.rockwell-la.inticketing.com. Joe Mantegna will be honored this evening with The Humanitarian of the Year award.
October 3 – “Nuestro LA” on the 4th floor plaza level of the Westin Bonaventure (404 S. Figueroa St, downtown LA) from 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. $20 cover include complimentary tastings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Orquesta Tabaco y Ron (salsa) performs between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Cigars, mariachi, appetizers, and more. See www.lpnonline.com
Happening in Monrovia
September 30 – The Allied Veterans Council of the Upper San Gabriel Valley will meet at 7 p.m. If you are a member of a Veterans organization you are welcome to join them to make plans for the Veterans Day Observance at the Monrovia Library Park that will be held November 11. Meeting will be at the VFW Post Hall (825 South Magnolia Ave.)
Happening in Pasadena
September 28 – “Arroyo Seco Via,” hosted by Arroyo Seco Foundation, is a bicycle ride from Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles. Ride is 11 miles long each way appropriate for every effort level. Prices start at $20. Riders must be over 12 and those under 18 must be accompanied by adult. See http://bike.arroyoseco.org
September 28 – “Havana Nights” at La Salle High School from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. $25 admission. Mursuli Cigar Shop will be rolling cigars for a nominal fee. See www.lasallehs.org or call (626) 446-6292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
September 29 – Wiggle Waggle Walk Fair at Brookside Park (480 N. Arroyo Blvd). Walk starts at 9 a.m. The three mile walk will go around the Rose Bowl loop or you can opt for the one mile option. There will be plenty of water stations for you and your dog. Find out more at www.pasadenahumane.org
September 30 – Meditation: Introduction to the Practice of Buddhism. Each class consists of meditation, a talk, and discussion. At the Neighborhood Church (301 N. Orange Grove Blvd) from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More information at (323) 223-0610 or visit www.meditateinla.org. $10 per class.
September 30 – An evening with Gustavo Arellano at the Altadena Library (600 East Mariposa St. in Altadena) at 7 p.m. The author will give visitors an entertaining tour through the history and culture of Mexican food in the US. After there will be a book signing of “Taco USA” and “Ask a Mexican.” Snacks will be served.
October 3 – Kids event at One Colorado (41 Hugus Alley) at 4:30 p.m. Obediah Thomas will entertain for 40 minutes with magic, dancing, trumpet playing and more. Free. See www.onecolorado.com
Happening in San Gabriel
September 28 – San Gabriel Health and Wellness Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Union Bank San Gabriel Branch (401 East Valley Blvd.) Free health screenings, heart-health information and financial planning tips. Call Alma Lerma at (213) 291-7033 or email email@example.com for more information.
September 29 – Pizza and entertainment from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Shakey’s Pizza (866 E. Las Tunas Drive) as a fundraiser for the San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre.
Happening in Sierra Madre
September 27 – “The Lion in Winter” at the Sierra Madre Playhouse (87 West Sierra Madre Blvd.) at 8 p.m. Tickets $15 to $25. See www.sierramadreplayhouse.org or call (626) 355-4318.
September 28 – Launching two new interactive digital storyboards at the Sierra Madre Public Library (440 West Sierra Madre Blvd) beginning at 10 a.m. at the Library and continuing at 11 a.m. at the Richardson House. Free. For information call (626) 355- 7186.
October 2 – Parent/child workshop from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Families with children ages 36 months and younger are encouraged to register. Free with enrollment. Call Meegan Tosh at (626) 355-7186. Workshop will be held at the Library (440 West Sierra Madre Blvd)
October 3 – Design with California Native Plants – workshop by Andreas Hessing from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Sierra Madre Room at the Community Recreation Center (611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd). Free.
Happening in Temple City
September 27 – Adult program at the Temple City Library (5939 Golden West Ave.) at 3 p.m. – Discussion of mosquito life cycles, how to keep them from growing in your backyard.
September 28 – Happy 50th birthday to the Temple City Library (5939 Golden West Ave.) at noon. Refreshments, activities, Korean cooking demonstration. First 100 people will receive a gift.