Beverly Hills Lunar New Year Celebration Feb. 1
Produced with our Asian Business Connection, Lunar New Year welcomes more than 400 guests, representing Beverly Hills businesses. The event features traditional Lunar New Year entertainment with a Beverly Hills touch.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / 8833 W Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills
Contact: 310-248-1000 / www.beverlyhillschamber.com
San Dimas Parent Sweetheart Dance Feb. 1
Put on your dancing shoes and take your little ones out for an evening of fun with dinner, dancing, entertainment, and memories that will last a lifetime.
Time/Place: 5:30-8pm / San Dimas Senior/Community Center
Contact: 909-394-6230 / www.cityofsandimas.com
La Brea Lunar New Year Celebration Feb. 2
Festivities include Chinese Dragon and Lion dances, K-pop dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, acrobatics, crafts for kids and adults, a pig statue unveiling and other Year of the Pig themed activities!
Time/Place: 2-5pm / The Original Farmers Market
Contact: 323-933-9211 / www.farmersmarketla.com
Santa Monica Place Lunar New Year Celebration Feb. 2
Hosted by comedian Paul PK Kim, celebrations will include authentic cultural performances and activities such as the traditional Chinese lion dance, Korean fan dance, stilt walkers, traditional dough artist, balloon twister, classical folk music from a Chinese musical duo, New Years Wishing Trees and family-friendly arts and crafts.
Time/Place: 2-6pm / 395 Santa Monica Place
Contact: 310-260-8300 / www.santamonicaplace.com
Temple City Lunar New Year Celebration Feb. 2
Food, bell-ringing and a lively lion dance will help Temple City usher in the Year of the Pig! Co-sponsored by the Temple City Chinese American Association.
Time/Place: 1-4pm / Temple City Park: 9701 Las Tunas Dr.
Contact: 626-579-0461 / www.ci.temple-city.ca.us
South Gate J.A.A. Parking Lot Sales Feb. 2
Fundraiser for the South Gate Junior Athletics Association.
Time/Place: 7am-5pm / Parking Lot 3 (corner of Tweedy & Pinehurst)
Contact: 323-566-4700 / www.cityofsouthgate.org
Lunar New Year Art Market Feb. 2-3
Drop by the Librarys Art Market and receive special APL dollars to purchase a variety of supplies to make crafts in celebration of the Lunar New Year. A fun and educational program for all ages. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult to assist with the crafts. All materials will be provided while supplies last.
Time/Place: 2:30-4pm / Arcadia Public Library
Contact: 626-574-5400 / www.arcadiaca.gov
Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10K/5K Race Feb. 2-3
Participants and guests can also enjoy great food, beverages and a variety of running accessories at the 2-day Health & Fitness Expo presented by Michelob Ultra. Race Features: Finisher Medal, All runners will receive a custom race shirt, Custom awards will be presented to the top three male & female finishers in each category, Michelob Ultra Post Race Hospitality Area, Live music, Costume Contest.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 6-11am / Seaside Lagoon
Veterans Career Fair Feb. 7
Veteran employers will be in attendance to discuss career opportunities that they have available and answer any questions veterans may have about their respective industries. Come prepared to interview, please be sure to bring your resume and any current certificates and DD214.
Time/Place: 5-6:30pm / Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
Contact: 310-248-1000 / www.beverlyhillschamber.com
Groundhog Job Shadow Day Feb. 7
Hundreds of Duarte students and business community members will have the opportunity to spend the day learning about a variety of careers.
Time/Place: 7:30am-4:30pm / Duarte Community Center
Contact: 626-357-7931 x260 / www.accessduarte.com
La Mirada Father-Daughter Dance Feb. 8
A Night Among the Stars Dancing, crafts, food & snacks, photobooth, games and prizes. $37/couple. $17/additional child.
Time/Place: 7-9pm / La Mirada Gymnasium: 15105 Alicante Road
Contact: 562-943-7277 / www.cityoflamirada.org
Belmont Shore Chocolate Festival Feb. 9
Homemade Dessert Contest, Chocolate Tasting, Hofs Hut Pie Eating Contest. $10 for 12 tickets (cash only)
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Belmont Shore, Long Beach
Contact: 562-434-3066 / www.belmontshore.org
Norwalk Mother & Son Dance Feb. 9
Out of this Galaxy Calling all moms, aunts, and grandmas to bring that special boy and dance the night away dressed as your favorite Star Wars characters! The evening will consist of finger foods, dancing, games, and making a memorable craft. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Time/Place: 5:30-8:30pm / Arts & Sports Complex: 13000 Clarkdale Ave.
Contact: 562-929-5922 / www.norwalk.org
Womens Heart Health Affair Feb. 9
AVH is celebrating American Heart Month. This free event will feature health screenings, beauty services, health presentations, Hands-Only CPR training, prizes, goody bags and continental breakfast. FREE gift for first 50 attendees!
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / Antelope Valley Hospital Comm. Resource Center
Contact: 661-949-5000 / www.avhospital.org
Forge Festival Feb. 10
Sparks will fly at this family-friendly blacksmithing festival that features live demonstrations, hands-on activities, tomahawk throwing, musical performances, artisan metal and craft marketplace and more. Event is hosted by Adams Forge.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Audubon Center at Debs Park, LA
Contact: 323-303-4522 / www.adamsforge.org
Felix LA Art Fair Feb. 14-17
Will showcase a diverse selection of 39 forward-thinking exhibitors from across the globe, including galleries located in Europe, North America, China, South Africa, and Australia. Free and open to the public, with a non-corporate, informal setting, the fair offers the perfect environment for attendees to experience the raw downtown LA energy.
Time/Place: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, LA
San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival Feb. 16
Celebrate the Year of the Pig. Street Food Fair, Marketplace, Carnival Games, Chalk Art Contest, and Kids Zone!
Time/Place: 11am-8pm / San Gabriel Mission District
Health & Wellness Fair Feb. 16
Healthcare services for you and your whole family! Join us for raffles, giveaways, exercise and food demos. Preventative services information will be provided regarding: Glucose, Eye Exam, BMI, Bone Density, Blood Pressure, Dental Services.
Time/Place: 10am-1pm / Recreation Park, San Fernando
Contact: 818-898-1290 / www.ci.san-fernando.ca.us
Queen Mary ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXVI Feb. 16-17
Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine, paying homage to the Queen Marys Scottish legacy.
Time/Place: 9am-6pm / Queen Mary, Long Beach
Contact: 877-342-0738 / www.queenmary.com
Rosso – 25 Years of FCSAW Cruise-In Feb. 17
The cruise-in is set to the be the largest gathering of Ferrari on the west coast. Cars will be displayed on the 3rd floor of the museums parking structure. All cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome to attend. Coffee and snacks will be free to all attendees.
Time/Place: 8-11am / Petersen Automotive Museum, La Brea
Bell 5K Run/Walk and Childrens 1K Feb. 17
The Community Services Department would like to encourage all individuals to take part in this great event to promote health and fitness in the community and the greater southeast Los Angeles region.
Time/Place: 7-11am / Bell Community Center: 6250 Pine Avenue
Contact: 323-773-1596 / www.cityofbell.org
Silver Shield Awards Banquet Feb. 22
The Whittier Chamber is proud to host the Annual Silver Shield Awards Banquet and Appreciation Dinner in honor of those who have taken an oath to serve and protect.
Time/Place: 5:30-10pm / Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry
Contact: 562-698-9554 / www.whittierchamber.com
Special Olympics Team Norwalk Kick-Off Dance Feb. 22
Kick off the season with family, friends, dancing and good food! This fun evening will include introducing new athletes to existing team members, meeting the coaches and having a great time! Even if youre not part of Special Olympics, come support Team Norwalk! In order to support Team Norwalk, we ask that all people in attendance purchase a ticket. Bring additional money for raffles.
Time/Place: 6:30-9:30pm / Arts & Sports Complex: 13000 Clarkdale Ave.
Contact: 562-929-5922 / www.norwalk.org
Rosemead Chamber Lunar New Year Banquet Feb. 22
Join us and celebrate the year of the pig at our 17th Annual Lunar New Year Banquet! Showcase and gain more exposure by contributing a product, service, and/or unforgettable gift in our raffle prize offering.
Time/Place: 6:30-9:30pm / 888 Seafood Restaurant
Contact: 626-288-0811 / www.rosemeadchamber.org
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market Feb. 22-23
More than 100 vintage, antique and handmade vendors. All things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade will be on display in inspiring booths. Live music, delicious food, drinks, photo ops and infinite amounts of design inspiration.
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Pomona Fairplex
Contact: www. junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com
Poker Tournament Santa Clarita Feb. 23
Canyon High School Football Booster Clubs Vegas style Poker Tournament experience. Payout to the last ten seated players with 1st Place winning a Gold Krugerrand!
Time/Place: 5:30-11:30pm / Canyon Club: 24201 Valencia Blvd.
Bark in the Park Feb. 23
Dog Costume Contest, Dog/Owner Look-Alike Contest, Tail Wagging Contest, Food for you and your pet, Face painting with Fancy Pantz, Vendors with dog-specific goods and services, Donated items benefit local community and pet-focused organizations, Vendors. Benefitting non-profit Paw Works. Suggested donations: blankets, leashes, collars, beds, toys.
Time/Place: 11am-2pm / Malibu Bluffs Park
Contact: 10-456-2489 x239 / www.malibucity.org
SCV Senior Center Celebrity Waiter Event Feb. 23
The Greatest Show in the SCV! This event is a great opportunity for you and your guests to have a night out on the town and enjoy some great music, while also supporting the important programs and services of the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.
Time/Place: 5-10:30pm / Sand Canyon Country Club, Santa Clarita
Contact: 661-259-9444 x144 / www.myscvcoa.org/celebritywaiter
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive Feb. 26
The Battle of the Badges is a friendly competition among first responder agencies that helps the Red Cross meet patient and hospital demand for blood. Community members are needed to roll up their sleeves and donate blood.
Time/Place: 2-8pm / Alhambra Police Department
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