Apr 26

May Activities in Los Angeles County 2017

Brides & Bubbles Open House   May 4

Prize raffle, champagne, appetizers & a tour of our venue!

Time/Place: 6:30-8pm / The Sky Room, Long Beach

Contact:562-800-0508 / www.theskyroom.com

La Habra Citrus Fair   May 5-7

The largest non-commercial event in North Orange County featuring award winning Youth Expos, thrilling rides, a variety of entertainment, wide selection of food, beer & wine cantina and merchandise vendors.

Time/Place: Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm / 321 E La Habra

Contact:562-697-1704 / www.citrusfair.com

BBQ & Beer Festival   May 5-7

Mouthwatering BBQ, Live Entertainment, and Handcrafted Brew straight from the Local Breweries themselves!

Time/Place: Santa Clarita Central Park

Contact:805-628-9588 / www.bbqandbeerfestival.com

Los Angeles Dance Festival   May 5-7

An array of dance classes, workshops, and performances mixing different dance style from modern to avant-garde.  

Time/Place: Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, West Los Angeles

Contact:562-412-7429 / www.ladancefest.org

Dress For Success Pop-up Shop   May 6

Youth ages (16-24) will experience a truly fun filled day where they will receive free professional clothing, free resume assistance, access to legal services, and free HIV/STD testing.

Time/Place: 11am-3pm / Community Dev. YMCA: 820 Long Beach Blvd.


McKinley Children’s Center Champions of the Heart Gala   May 6

Compassionately transforming the lives of youth and families through innovative education, counseling, and social services; Inspiring hope to achieve success.  

Time/Place: 6-11pm / Avalon at Pomona Fairplex

Contact:909-670-1577 / www.mckinleycc.org

PurpleStride Los Angeles   May 6

PurpleStride is the signature event of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. A day filled with hope and inspiration to raise funds, awareness and support for pancreatic cancer!

Time/Place: 7-11:30am / Exposition Park, Los Angeles

Contact:877-272-6226 / www.purplestride.org/losangeles

Carson Cinco De Mayo Celebration   May 6

Special Presentation by Mariachi Divas. Free Admission.

Time/Place: 12-5pm / Carson Park: 21411 Orrick Ave.

Contact:310-830-4925 / https://ci.carson.ca.us

Mariachi Festival   May 6

Bands will include youth, teen, and adult musicians. Food, crafts, games, rides, a beer garden, and vendor booths.

Time/Place: 4-11pm / Pioneer Blvd., Artesia

Contact:562-860-3361 / www.cityofartesia.us

#FYIXPO- Teen Health and Wellness Expo   May 6

Pilates, strength training, yoga, meditation, cardio and more. A vendor fair will be offered.

Time/Place: 1-3pm / Malibu City Hall  


Calabasas Fine Arts Festival   May 6-7

Over 150 painters, jewelers, potters, sculptors, photographers, glass artists, woodworkers and more.

Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Commons at Calabasas & the Calabasas Civic Center

Contact:818-224-1657 / www.calabasasartscouncil.com

Manhattan Beach Art Sale   May 6-7

Handmade artworks by City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation students, instructors and staff!

Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Joslyn Community Center Sunrise Room

Contact:310-802-5450 / www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us

Lancaster Chamber Flea Market   May 7

Family Entertainment! Food! Car Show! Shopping! Community Stage and more!

Time/Place: 7am-4pm / Antelope Valley Fairgrounds  


Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance   May 7

Viewing of world-class vintage automobiles and motorcycles. Gourmet food, beverages and libations. Marketplace of automobilia, books, fine art, jewelry, fashion and antiques.

Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills

Contact:310-285-6830 / www.greystoneconcours.org

Monterey Park Cinco de Mayo Celebration   May 7

Performances by popular local and regional performers. Authentic Mexican food as well as several fundraising raffle drawings.

Time/Place: 1-5pm / Barnes Park Amphitheater  


Artwalk on the Boardwalk   May 7

Time/Place: 8am-5pm / Redondo Pier

Contact:310-372-1171 / www.redondo.org

Verdugo Mountains 10K   May 7

The largest single-event Trail Run in Southern California. Race Expo and Free Pancake Breakfast.

Time/Place: 8am-1pm / Brand Park, Glendale  


ASCRS Run For Sight   May 7

This healthy lifestyle activity will showcase the dynamic urban landscape of L.A. and the city’s vibrant commercial center.

Time/Place: 6:30-9am / LA Convention Center


Pan Am Fiesta   May 11-14

Do you like a family-friendly mix of amusement rides, live music with dancing, crafts for sale, and food trucks and food booths?

Time/Place: Mayfair Park, Lakewood

Contact:562-866-9771 x2408 / www.lakewoodcity.org

Play Days Carnival   May 11-14

Features tons of family fun with big carnival rides, kiddie rides, games and plenty of your favorite foods & beverages.

Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Barnes Park, Monterey Park

Contact:626-307-1388 / www.montereypark.ca.gov

Sugar & Stilettos Bake Sale Extravaganza   May 13

Raises awareness and funds for the Westside Food Bank to help end the issues of hunger and food insecurity in L.A.

Time/Place: 1-4pm / 2306 Midvale Avenue, West Los Angeles


West Coast BBQ Classic   May 13

Over 50 barbeque pit masters and amateur grillers will once again come together for a classic showdown.

Time/Place: 11am-6pm / The Queen Mary, Long Beach

Contact:562-435-3511 / www.queenmary.com

Mother’s Day Tea & Exhibition Preview   May 13

Champagne reception. Preview of the “Made in the Mojave” exhibition. Luncheon highlighting locally grown and sourced ingredients. Art as Fashion fashion show. Tea & Dessert.

Time/Place: 11:30am-2pm / Lancaster Museum of Art and History  

Contact:661-979-4092 / www.lmpaf.org

Mother-Daughter Tea Party   May 13

The event features live entertainment, crafts, souvenir photo, and door prizes.  

Time/Place: 11am-1pm / La Mirada Activity Center

Contact:562-902-3160 / www.cityoflamirada.org

Monrovia Fountain to the Falls Run/Walk & Health Fair   May 13

Medals will be awarded to the best time male and female.

Time/Place: 6am-12pm / Library Park Fountain

Contact:626-256-8246 / www.cityofmonrovia.org

Burbank Fire & Police Service Day   May 13

Fun for all ages with emergency vehicles and other fascinating and interactive public safety items on display!

Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Burbank Police & Fire Headquarters

Contact:818-238-5850 / www.burbankca.gov

Saint Bruno Carnival   May 19-21

Annual Parish Carnival. New games, carnival rides, variety of fresh foods.

Time/Place: Saint Bruno Parish and School: 15740 Citrustree, Whittier

Contact:562-947-5637 / www.stbrunochurch.org

Agoura Hills Fire Service/Public Safety Day   May 20

Helicopter flyover, Kidz Zone, open ambulance, canine search and rescue team, hot dogs and snowcones.

Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Fire Station 89: 29575 Canwood St.

Contact:818-597-7361 / www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us

Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K Run/Walk   May 20

Presented by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and UCLA Health in partnership with Village Runner.

Time/Place: 8-11am / Del Amo Fashion Center

Contact:310-540-5858 / www.torrancechamber.com

Annual Family Campout   May 20-21

After setting up your tent, join in family games.

Time/Place: 1pm-10:30am / Begg Field, Manhattan Beach

Contact:310-802-5448 / www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us

Relay for Life La Mirada   May 20-21

Help raise money to help the American Cancer Society.

Time/Place: 9am-9am / Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center

Contact:213-700-7485 / www.relayforlife.org/lamiradaca

The Beverly Hills artSHOW   May 20-21

The free show features art by 240 artists from around the nation who showcase their work.

Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Beverly Gardens Park  


Dinner Dance Extravaganza   May 21

Ohh la la! An evening in Paris! Join us for a Prom Themed evening featuring a live ballroom band, dinner, dancing, wine and so much more!

Time/Place: 5-8pm / La Verne Community Center

Contact:909-596-8726 / www.ci.la-verne.ca.us

Sand and Sea Ball   May 21

Benefits music and dance programs in the Santa Monica-Malibu public schools. Inspired by “Dancing with The Stars.”

Time/Place: 5-10pm / Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Contact:310-396-4557 / www.sandandseaball.com

Russian Arts and Culture Festival   May 21

Music, food, crafts and jewelry, art exhibits, activities for children, sports, live theater and exhibits by local businesses.

Time/Place: 11am-7pm / Plummer Park, West Hollywood

Contact:323-848-6501 / www.weho.org/russian

Finish the Ride, Run, Walk N’ Roll   May 21

All proceeds will benefit Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE), a non-profit organization.

Time/Place: 6am-1pm / The Autry Museum, Griffith Park

Contact:844-884-7233 x801 / www.finishtheride.org

South Bay Beer & Wine Festival   May 21

Tasting of all beer, wine and food is unlimited, and each festival attendee receives a great souvenir glass to take home.

Time/Place: 1-5pm / Ernie Howlett Park, Palos Verdes Estates


Artesia Memorial Day Ceremony   May 25

Join us to recognize Memorial Day and honor the men and women of the armed forces who are no longer with us.

Time/Place: 4:30pm / Artesia Park Veterans Memorial

Contact:562-860-3361 / www.cityofartesia.us

La Cañada Flintridge Fiesta Days   May 26-29

A small town community celebration.

Contact:818-790-4289 / www.lacanadaflintridge.com

The Marco and Sandra Johnson Smooth Jazz Festival   May 27

Gourmet food, wine and live music by Jazz superstars.

Time/Place: 5pm / Antelope Valley Fairgrounds

Contact:661-726-1911 / www.destinationlancasterca.org

Eat Drink Vegan   May 27

Unlimited pours of the region’s best craft beer, wine, ciders, kombucha, cold brew, craft sodas and, new this year, tea tastings. Top restaurants, food carts, trucks, and vendors.

Time/Place: 2pm / Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena

Contact:323-930-5700 / www.eatdrinkvegan.com

Whittier Memorial Day Observance   May 29

Historic military vehicle displays, a plane fly over and more!

Time/Place: 11am-2pm / Rose Hills Memorial Park

Contact:323-887-4837 / www.whittierchamber.com

Inglewood Memorial Day Service   May 29

Join us in recognizing past and present war heroes.

Time/Place: 11am-1pm / City Hall Memorial Obelisk  

Contact:310-412-8750 / www.cityofinglewood.org

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.

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