Foothill Gold Line Open House Mar. 5
Major construction on the Foothill Gold Line light rail project will begin late this summer. Ahead of major construction starting, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority invites you to attend a community open house to learn the latest about the project and to understand how and when construction may impact you.
Time and Place: 5:30-7:30pm / Bidwell Forum at the Glendora Public Library
Contact: 626-471-9050 / www.cityofglendora.org
Conejo Valley Chamber “Blue Diamond” Recognition Gala Mar. 6
honoring outgoing Chairman of the Board, Don Phillipson of WSI ePro Marketing and other winners in seven different award categories. Cocktail Hour with special guest Steve Garvey. Dinner & Awards Presentation.
Time and Place: 6:30-9:30pm / Hyatt Regency Westlake
South Gate Azalea Festival Mar. 6-28
There will be carnival rides, games, a petting zoo, pony ride, retail vendors, entertainment and much more. In addition, enjoy live music and a wide variety of international delicacies.
Time and Place: See website for schedule of events. / South Gate Park
Contact: 323-357-9637 / www.cityofsouthgate.org
Saints Run 5K Mar. 7
All proceeds from the SAINTS RUN 5K go to our financial aid program providing over $1 million in tuition assistance annually to underserved, low income families who would not otherwise be able to afford a quality, Catholic, college preparatory education.
Time and Place: 8-11am / Shoreline Aquatic Park, Long Beach
Barbie You Can Be Anything Festival Mar. 7
The day will include hearing from female role models, interactive workshops, and hands-on activities, culminating in a dance party and musical performance. All ticket sales will be donated to the Dream Gap Project on GoFundMe and is committed to inspiring limitless potential in every girl.
Time and Place: 10am-4pm / Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport
Lions Club of Montebello Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Mar. 7
Price Includes: Pancakes, Sausages, Eggs & Coffee, Milk/Orange Juice. All proceeds benefit the Lions Club of Montebello Charities Foundation in serving our communities. Donations of used eyeglasses, used cell phones, used ink jet cartridges are requested and welcomed.
Time and Place: 8:30-11am / Montebello Senior Center: 115 S. Taylor Ave.
Contact: 323-724-3104 / www.lions4l2.org
West Hollywood Int'l Women’s Day Celebration Mar. 7
The program combines the cultural flavor of the West Hollywood’s Russian speaking community with the other diverse cultures that make up the West Hollywood community, including the LGBTQ, African American, Asian, and Native American communities. Features musical performances, dancing, flamenco show, presentations, food, and much more.
Time and Place: 12-3pm / West Hollywood Park Auditorium
Conejo Valley Community Concert & Jazz Bands Spring 2020 Concert Mar. 8
Time and Place: 4-5:30pm / Lindero Canyon Middle School, Agoura Hills
Contact: 818-597-7361 / www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us
OWL International Women’s Day Networking Celebration Mar. 12
This motivational and fun event gathers the top women business leaders from around Santa Monica. Each year, “Owlies” are honored in relation to the Women’s Day theme for their commitment to the community.
Time and Place: 5-8pm / Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Gold Hunt Mar. 13
A Gold Hunt lead by a special guest from Los Angeles Princess Company. Story-time with the children’s librarian. akMo Mobile Makers. Art activity with CReATE Studio. A gold panning activity. Interactive musical performance. Snacks donated by Bare Snacks and GoGo Squeez. Giveaway.
Time and Place: 10am-12pm / Malibu Bluffs Park
Calabasas Shamrock Shuffle Mar. 14
Runners will enjoy the post-race St. Patrick’s Day Celebration featuring Live Irish Music, Kids Inflatables / Carnival Games, Face Painting, Irish Step Dancers, Beer Garden featuring an Irish Coffee Bar, and much more!
Time and Place: 8am-3pm / Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
Torrance Firefighters Association Spaghetti Dinner Mar. 14
Bring the whole family to this special annual event and enjoy all the spaghetti you like and feel great about it later. All proceeds benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation Summer Camp for burn patients.
Time and Place: 4:30-8pm / Ken Miller Recreation Center
Contact: 310-781-7000 / www.torranceca.gov
Poverty Simulation Mar. 14
An immersive, experiential experience where participants will role-play the lives of low income families. 100% proceeds will be donated to a non-profit.
Time and Place: 8:30am-1:30pm / Joslyn Community Center
CSULB Annual Pow Wow Mar. 14-15
The largest spring event of its kind in Southern California, the Pow Wow at Cal State Long Beach is focused on displaying the university’s strong American Indian presence. Admission is free. Features American Indian dancing, arts, crafts and food.
Time and Place: Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-7pm / 1250 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach
Contact: 562-985-8528 / http://web.csulb.edu
Quilt Show “Alive with Color” Mar. 14-15
Over 100 hand-crafted quilts, vendors, boutique, quilt sales, silent auction and opportunity quilt raffle.
Time and Place: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm / La Habra Community Center
Sakura Matsuri – Cherry Blossom Festival Mar. 16
A beautiful day of music, arts, food, demonstrations, vendors, and, of course, tea ceremonies will be on the agenda. The festival will be in the Friendship Garden; it is free and family-friendly. There will be three traditional tea ceremonies during the day inside the Shoseian Teahouse.
Time and Place: 10am-3pm / Brand Park, Glendale
Bravo’s Top Chef Food & Wine Festival Mar. 19-20
Sample an all-inclusive eclectic menu inspired by Bravo’s hit series, “Top Chef,” experience live competitions and special panels featuring Top Chef alums. Ages 21 and over.
Time and Place: 7-10pm / Universal Studios Hollywood
Contact: 866-258-6546 / www.universalstudioshollywood.com
Hike To End Homelessness Mar. 21
Raises vital funds for The Center’s Community Wellness Program that serves thousands of vulnerable individuals living unhoused on the streets in our neighborhood.
Time and Place: 8am / Griffith Park, LA
Water Lantern Festival Mar. 21
Enjoy food trucks, music and fun! Each adult ticket comes with the following: Wristband for entry into the festival area with food trucks, Floating lantern kit, LED candle, Commemorative drawstring bag, Marker, Lantern retrieval and water clean up.
Time and Place: 4-10pm / Marine Stadium, Long Beach
Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild Spring Arts & Crafts Faire Mar. 21
Door Prize & Opportunity Drawing, Music, Refreshments Available, Free Parking & Free Admission.
Time and Place: 10am-4pm / Ken Miller Recreation Center
Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women & Children Fundraising Gala Mar. 21
The event will feature fine food, cocktails, music, dancing, complimentary valet, and a silent auction. The evening’s program will honor dedicated GSC supporters Maureen and Don Binder and include presentations from current GSC residents. Cocktail attire.
Time and Place: 6:30-9pm / Vibiana Cathedral, Downtown LA
Contact: 213-482-1834 / www.gschomeless.org
Los Angeles County Air Show Mar. 21-22
Features military jets, aerobatics, warbirds, skydivers, the largest Kids STEM Exhibition, History Panels, U.S. Navy Blue Angels and more.
Time and Place: 12-3:30pm / William J. Fox Airfield, Lancaster
Contact: 661-927-7469 / www.lacountyairshow.com
Pasadena Festival of Women Authors Mar. 22
The festival provides a stimulating setting where authors and guests interact with each other. Authors are available to answer questions and sign their books for guests. Continental breakfast and luncheon is served.
Time and Place: 9:30am-3pm / Pasadena Convention Center
Dole Great Race Mar. 28
Cheseboro Half, Neftin Mazda Old Agoura 10K, Deena Kastor 5K, Kids 1 Mile and the Camp Kinneret Family Fun Run 1 Mile. (The Pacific Half is on hiatus until the original course is restored.) To date, the Dole Great Race has raised over $1.7 million for Agoura Hills and Oak Park schools and will continue to donate a portion of race proceeds in 2020.
Time and Place: 7:30-11am / 5550 Medea Valley Dr., Agoura Hills
Contact: 877-478-7223 x4 / http://greatrace.run
Call to the Wall Mar. 28
The event will feature poetry, art and music by local artists. The headlining poet, Dr. David St. John has been honored with significant accomplishments and recognition awards in poetry. Also includes musical performances from DPAK of the band Robot Nature and a “wall” of children’s artwork influenced by Malibu artist, Carla Bates.
Time and Place: 4-6pm / Malibu City Hall
Glendale Cesar Chavez Celebration Mar. 28
The City of Glendale invites you to celebrate the life and work of Cesar Chavez. Free tacos will be served from 1:15pm.
Time and Place: 1-4pm / Pacific Community Center & Park
Contact: 818-548-4098 / www.glendaleca.gov
Sight for Kids Mar. 28
Save the date for the 24th Annual Whittier Host Lions Club Sight for Kids event. Wine tasting. Dinner. Silent auction. Since 2002, LCIF has partnered with Johnson & Johnson Vision to provide school-based eye health education and vision screening to more than 25 million children around the world through the Sight for Kids program.
Time and Place: 5:30-8pm / Whittier Community Center
Contact: 562-556-1967 / www.whittierhostlionsclub.com
South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society Gem & Mineral Show Mar. 28-29
There will be an exhibit of rocks from all over the world that display beautiful colors under ultraviolet lights presented by the Fluorescent Mineral Society. ‘How to’ demonstrations such as bead working, sphere making, gem carving, glass bead making, workshops for kids, and more.
Time and Place: 10am-5pm / Ken Miller Recreation Center
The Help Group’s Resource Fair Mar. 29
This is an opportunity for parents and professionals to discover the wonderful resources that Los Angeles has to offer its special needs community. Plus there will be children’s activities, food & family fun!
Time and Place: 11am-2pm / 13164 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks
Contact: 818-778-7136 / www.kidslikemela.org
Ukrainian Pysanka Festival Mar. 29
Attendees can sample authentic Ukrainian food, participate in several workshops, watch lively Ukrainian dancing, enjoy other crafts and learn how to make a real Pysanka (traditional Ukrainian Easter egg).
Time and Place: 12-5pm / Ukrainian Cultural Center, Mid-Wilshire