Jan 24

February Activities in Los Angeles County 2017

The purpose of the Asian Business Connection is to empower business to thrive in Beverly Hills as it relates to Asian based businesses with Beverly Hills business interests or locally based businesses with Asian business interests. The Year of the Rooster Celebration presented by Kennedy Wilson will be An Epicurean Lunar New Year Experience with an Extravagant Runway Show.
6-9pm / Kennedy Wilson: 151 S. El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills
(310) 248-1000 x126 / www.beverlyhillschamber.com

Black & White 2017 Recognition Gala Feb. 24
This annual event honors outstanding local leaders and organizations, including: Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. Pre-paid reservations are required by Monday, February 20th; no walk-ins. Black & White formal attire requested.
6:30-9:30am / Hyatt Regency Westlake: 880 S. Westlake Blvd.
(805) 370-0035 / www.conejochamber.org

General Assembly Feb. 24
Will explore how cities can leverage innovative technologies to increase their competitiveness in attracting and retaining businesses as well as providing their residents with the capacity to take advantage of the Internet of Things, Smart Homes, 24-hour city halls, and more. This FREE event is for elected officials, city staff, city commissioners, community and business leaders, along with the general public.
8:30am-3pm / Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center: 801 E Carson Street, Carson
(310) 371-7222 / www.southbaycities.org

Hispanic Outreach Taskforce Fundraiser Feb. 24
The Hispanic Outreach Taskforce will be having a La Pachanga fundraiser. The fundraiser will also feature a crazy hat contest. Join them for a night of dinner, dancing and fun!
6-10pm / Friendly Hills Country Club: 8500 Villaverde Drive, Whittier
(562) 328-8360 / www.whittierchamber.com

Invitational High School Choral Festival Feb. 24
Please join us at our annual Hearts for Heroes Gala as we honor leaders of our community for their dedication to serving veterans in our community. This year, we will be honoring Princess Cruises with the Hammer of Hope Award.
6pm / Sheraton Universal Hotel: 333 Universal Hollywood Dr., Universal City
(818) 884-8808 / www.humanityca.org

Youth Summit Feb. 25
Dare to dream big! This Summit is an event that the SGV-NAACP is putting on to help our youth and parents alike in different areas. We will have several breakout sessions geared towards each group with great topics such as: For Students: Study Skills, What is College, Credit and How it Works. For Parents: Social Media, Financial Aid Tips.
9am-1pm / West Covina Senior Center: 2501 E Cortez St.
(323) 309-3954 / www.sgvnaacp.org

Santa Colorita 5K Fun Run Feb. 25
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announces that we will hold a festival of community, color, fitness, fun and families. This event is for runners and participants of all ages…there’s only one rule, WEAR SOMETHING WHITE.
7:30am-12pm / Castaic Lake Recreation Area, Lot #9: 32132 Castaic Lake Dr., Castaic

Free Guided Tours Prime Desert Woodland Preserve Feb. 26
Park Rangers provide personal tours of the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve’s beautiful trail system. Following the tours, check out the exhibits in the Interpretive Center.
2pm / 43201 35th Street West, Lancaster
(661) 723-6077 / www.cityoflancasterca.org

Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame Banquet Feb. 27
Athlete of the Year, Performers of the Year and Special Achievement awards are presented to high school and collegiate athletes who live in Lakewood or attend school in Lakewood.
6-9:30pm / The Centre at Sycamore Plaza
(562) 866-9771 x2408 / www.lakewoodcity.org

Jan 24

Understanding Probate

Everyone has a will or plan, whether created or by default. Even if you have not
made out a will or a trust, you still have a plan – a plan dictated by the laws of
the state where you reside upon your death. Making a will is not a way to avoid
“probate”, the court procedure that changes the legal ownership of your property
after your death. Probate makes sure it is your last valid will, appoints the executor
named in your will and supervises the executor’s work. You can do several things
now that can help your executor and family later, hopefully much later on.

Dec 19

January Activities in Los Angeles County 2017

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Here are suggestions for actuivities in the month of January 2017. Brought to you by your Realtor Diana Wood

“CHILL”at The Queen Mary Through Jan. 8
Light up the holidays this winter at the Queen Mary’s CHILL as we proudly present Alice in Winterland – 130 life size sculptured lanterns, Ice Tubing on the Glacier Glide, Ice Skating, Live Entertainment, North Pole Village, Prancer’s Paintball, Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Claus Cottage and more!
The Queen Mary, Long Beach
(877) 342-0752 / www.queenmary.com

Tournament of Roses Jan. 2
The Rose Parade will feature floral floats, spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units along the 5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Boulevard. Penn State and USC will face each other in the 103rd Rose Bowl Game.
Parade 8am, Game 1:30pm / Pasadena
(626) 449-4100 / www.tournamentofroses.com

Palmer Park Grand Re-Opening Jan. 7
CSP staff will entertain youth with a game of S-K-A-T-E on the new skate park element. There will be arts & crafts presented by the department’s Park & Play truck. Glendale ROCKS! climbing wall will be available for all persons looking for a quick challenge. Light refreshments will be served.
10:30am-1pm / Palmer Park: 610 E. Palmer Ave., Glendale
(818) 548-2000 / www.glendaleca.gov

Polar Plunge Jan. 8
Take a chilly ride down the water slide. Free hot chocolate after the plunge and picture opportunity with Burrr Bear!
11am-2pm / Verdugo Aquatic Facility: 3201 West Verdugo Avenue, Burbank
(818) 238-5391 / www.burbankca.gov

UCT Winter Festival Jan. 13-15
Teams are comprised of individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities. The event is sanctioned the American Special Hockey Association (ASHA) for athletes with developmental disabilities.
Ice Station Valencia
(800) 848-0123 / www.uct.org

Culver City Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Jan. 14
This year’s theme is “Peaceful Warriors for Positive Change”. This event is free to the public.
11am / Culver City Senior Center: 4095 Overland Ave.
(310) 253-6700 / www.culvercity.org

Wildflowers of the San Gabriel Mountains Jan. 14
Come to see and experience a special selection of plant photographic artistry and story. Featured are the vast arrays of wildflowers that you may see on trails, or in yards and gardens, or on drives along the freeways or in the mountains.
11am / Glendora Public Library
(626) 914-8200 / www.ci.glendora.ca.us

Annual Duarte Elks Lodge – Elks Hoop Shoot Jan. 14
A free contest open to all children ages 8 to 13 from schools along the “Foothill corridor” (Including, but not limited to, the cities of Azusa, Duarte, Monrovia, Bradbury, Glendora, Pomona, San Dimas, and LaVerne.)
9am-12pm / Azusa Parks and Recreation Memorial Park: 320 N. Orange Avenue
(626) 961-5069 / www.duarteelks.org

Indoor Community Flea Market Jan. 14
This “one stop shop” will feature clothing, jewelry, vintage accessories, furniture, knick knacks and much more! Need a unique gift for that special someone – come on by! Need to clean out your closet or garage, become a vendor!
7am-2pm / Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center: 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas
(818) 880-2993 / www.ahccc.org

West Covina Martin Luther King Celebration Jan. 16
Featuring Kenote Speaker, Los Angeles Firefighter, Captain Brent F. Burton.
11am-2pm / City Hall: 1444 W. Garvey Avenue South
(323) 309-3954 / www.sgvnaacp.org

Claremont Restaurant Week Jan. 16-27
We’ve made it easier to participate: Put together a Claremont-related special for the 2 weeks and print it onto a template that we will be sending you. Restaurants might choose to offer a prix fixe, or special cocktails and small plates; food boutiques can offer Claremont-inspired baked goods, sandwiches or flavors.
(909) 624-1681 / www.claremontchamber.org

Artesia Restaurant Week Kick-Off Jan. 17
Participating Restaurants in Artesia will be offering discounts and promotions to participants during Restaurant Week. Come to the kickoff event on 1/17 to receive a discount booklet of participating restaurants and their special offers. Food truck rally, live entertainment and discount books will be available.
5-9pm / Pioneer Blvd. between 186th & 187th Streets
(562) 860-3361 / www.cityofartesia.us

Irwindale Chamber Dinner & Awards Gala Jan. 20
This year we are going to have a “Black and Gold Masquerade Ball” themed event filled with music, mystery and fun. Please join us in your best attire as we honor outgoing Chair of the Board, Phyllis Ferguson, California Custom Fruits & Flavors and celebrate incoming Chair of the Board, Victor Benavides of City of Hope.
Courtyard by Marriott Monrovia
(626) 960-6606 / www.irwindalechamber.org

Monrovia Chamber Awards Gala & Membership Dinner Jan. 20
Honoring The Iris Award, Susan Hirsch; The Monroe Award, Nancy Bond, Nancy Bond Insurance Services; The Dick Lord Award, Clay Harding, 38 Degrees Ale House & Grill; Military Service and Stewardship Award, Odette Cuccaro.
6-10pm / Doubletree Hotel: 924 W. Huntington Drive, Monrovia
(626) 358-1159 / www.monroviacc.com

Color Vibe 5K – Palmdale Jan. 21
Grab your friends and family and join us as we blast you with lots of fun, epic beats and TONS OF COLOR while you run/walk our course. You’ll come as a blank canvas and leave a colorful mural! A portion of our proceeds will also go towards a local charity, West Coast Classical.
9-11am / Palmdale Amphitheater: 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard

Touch-A-Truck Jan. 21
A special event where children can see, touch, explore and honk the horns of their favorite trucks and emergency vehicles serving the Malibu community. All ages welcome! Construction Trucks, Emergency Vehicles, Story time with Children’s Librarian Lauren Kratz, Art Activity, Lego Robotics, Apollo’s Expresso and Shaved Ice.
10am-12pm / Malibu Public Library: 23519 Civic Center Way
(310) 456-2489 x239 / www.malibucity.org

South Pasadena Snow Day Jan. 21
We will have sled runs, snow play, and a trackless train. Separate sled runs and our Tot Land area will be available for younger children. Each wristband is good for 45 minutes of access to snow play and sled runs, there will be four 45 minute sessions. You can select your session on-line. Children under 1 are FREE, with 1 paid adult.
10am-2pm / Garfield Park: 601 Stratford Ave.
(626) 403-7380 / www.southpasadenaca.gov/recreation

Polar Bear Party! Jan. 21
Enjoy a polar experience at the Library with Ocean Adventure as they share footage of their most recent adventures in the Arctic Circle observing polar bears in their natural habitat. Kids can create their own polar bear-inspired craft. Free!
2-4pm / Santa Fe Springs City Library
(562) 868-7738 / www.santafesprings.org

Monterey Park Lunar New Year Festival Jan. 21-22
Features vendors offering unique gifts and specialty items, food booths with various types of delectable items, amusement rides, and lots of live entertainment. The traditional New Year lion and dragon dancers along with firecrackers will kick-off the festival Saturday morning. Various types of entertainment will be featured on both days. A large carnival fun zone will be featured in parking lots at the corner of Garvey and Lincoln Avenues.
Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-7pm / Downtown Monterey Park
(626) 307-1458 / www.montereypark.ca.gov

FLAIR Networking Event Jan. 24
Register for January’s FLAIR evening mixer specifically designed for finance, law, accounting, insurance & real estate and to share in the synergy that defines your profession.
6-8pm / Ocean Prime Beverly Hills: 9595 Wilshire Blvd.
(310) 248-1000 / www.beverlyhillschamber.com

Covina Installation of Officers & Citizen of the Year Jan. 24
Honoring: Dawn Cychner, Citizen of the year & John Brittain, Incoming Chairman. We will also be congratulating Outgoing Chairperson Andreea Barbu for a great year! Dress Code: Business/Cocktail Attire.
5:30-9:30pm / South Hills Country Club: 2655 South Citrus Street, West Covina
(626) 967-4191 / www.covina.org

Whittier Business Expo Jan. 25
The Business Expo gives Whittier Chamber members the opportunity to network, promote, and sell their products and services to people who attend the tradeshow. Local restaurants will be handing out food throughout the evening. The evening will serve as an afterhours mixer complete with music and entertainment by RMH Dance & Productions and opportunities to win raffles prizes throughout the night, including a trip to Hawaii.
4-7pm / Whittier Community Center: 7630 Washington Ave.
(562) 698-9554 / www.whittierchamber.com

SCV Chamber of Commerce Awards & Installation Gala Jan. 27
Come celebrate the legacy of the film industry in the Santa Clarita Valley and economic benefits to our local businesses here in “Hollywood North.”
6-10pm / Tournament Players Club: 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia
(661) 702-6977 / www.scvchamber.com

Friends of the AV Community Clinic Jan. 28
All are welcome. Bring your mask, SEMI-FORMAL GATSBY STYLE ATTIRE. Dinner, Music, Entertainment, Auction, Raffle, and more. Tickets are $75. Proceeds support the mission of AVCC.
5-10pm / Antelope Valley Partners for Health: 44226 10th St. West, Lancaster
(661) 942-2391 x422 / www.avclinic.org

San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival Jan. 28
The event will include a dance competition, street food fair, crafts village, dessert land, a chalk art competition, beer and wine garden, art and shopping, a kid’s zone and free live entertainment all day on the main festival stage. The festival is free to attend and open to everyone.
11am-10pm / Mission Playhouse: 324 S. Mission Dr.
(626) 308-2800 / www.sangabrielcity.com

Lakewood State of the City Luncheon Jan. 31
Hear what city leaders are saying about the community’s 2017 opportunities and challenges.
12-1:30pm / Lakewood – Centre at Sycamore Plaza/Civic Center, 5000 Clark Avenue
(562) 866-9771 x3123 / www.lakewoodcity.org

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