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    Los Angeles County ~ May Calendar of Events 2019

    CalArts World Music and Dance Festival May 3-5
    With two stages, Wild Beast Concert Pavilion and The Remo and Ami Belli Stage, doubling the number of performances from years past. The World Music and
    Dance Festival weekend features food trucks, instrument, clothing, and artifact vendors. The festival will also include instrument raffles and giveaways!
    Place: 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia 
    Contact: 661-253-7825 / https://music.calarts.edu KJLH 

    Women’s Health Expo May 4
    Women will experience a full day of activities that rejuvenate, excite and motivate them to lead a healthier lifestyle and have fun while doing it.
    The Expo features a panel of health experts live on the radio. The rest of the day is interwoven with Healthy Dishes demos, Exercise Zone, Natural Beauty Area,
    The Wellness Village on Holistic Health, informative Breakout Sessions on health topics that effect our community.
    Time and Place: 7am-4pm / Long Beach Convention Center 
    Contact: 310-330-2200 / www.kjlhradio.com

    Special Needs Job Fair May 4
    Employment Opportunities for People with Developmental Disabilities. Presented by Leadership Torrance in Cooperation with Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce.
    Time and Place: 10am-12pm / Switzer Learning Center, Torrance 
    Contact: 310-540-5858 / www.torrancechamber.com

    PurpleStride 2019 May 4
    PurpleStride events raise awareness about the critical mission of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and give residents the opportunity
    to help make strides toward a better future.
    Time and Place: 7:30am / Los Angeles Zoo
    Contact: http://pcan.at/PSLA19

    South Bay 6K Walk/Run for Water May 4
    Each participant’s $50 registration fee provides life-changing clean water for one person, so when you participate in the Global 6K for Water you take
    that 6K distance away from people in need.
    Time and Place: 8-11am / Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park, Harbor City 
    Contact: www.teamworldvision.org 

    El Monte Police 5K May 4 
    “Foot Pursuit” Every particpant will receive a T-shirt and a medal. We included a 1k family walk/run to invite the entire family to our event.
    Time and Place: 7am / Arceo Park: 3125 Tyler Avenue 
    Contact: 626-258-8842 / www.active.com

    Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation for No Kid Go Hungry May 4
    An abundance of delicious food and drink plus partake in the Silent Auction, Photo Booth, Kids Corner (with crafts and lawn games),
    and the Opportunity Drawing to win a gift card from every participating restaurant.
    Time and Place: 1-4pm / Culver City Media Park 
    Contact: 800-969-4767 / www.nokidhungry.org

    Viva LA Beer Festival May 4
    Taste amazing beers where Hollywood celebrities once displayed their acting craft next to amazing Hollywood movie sets.
    Entertainment including live bands, DJ’s, and street performers.
    Time and Place: 1-5pm / Hollywood Sports Park, Bellflower
    Contact: https://vivalabeer.eventbrite.com 

    Silver Anniversary Gala and Benefit May 4
    Torrance Education Foundation will host their fundraising evening, with cocktail reception, Silent and Live Auctions, gourmet 3-course dinner,
    and dancing. All proceeds benefit the students, teachers and schools in Torrance Unified School District.
    Time and Place: 5-10pm / DoubleTree Hotel, Torrance
    Contact: 310-320-7232 / www.tef4kids.org

    Flea Market & Salsa Festival May 5 
    Family Entertainment, food & fun! Presented by the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.
    Time and Place: 7am-4pm / Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
    Contact: 661-948-4518 / www.avfair.com

    Cinco de Mayo Family Day May 5
    Enjoy live music, dance, and culinary, garden, & art workshops. Food is available for sale.
    Time and Place: 12-4pm / LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes 
    Contact: 213-542-6259 / www.lapca.org

    Verdugo Mountains 10K Trail Run & Hike May 5
    The 6.2 miles and 1,735 foot elevation gain will make for one Sunday morning you will never forget! After the race, participants are invited
    to enjoy a free pancake breakfast.
    Time and Place: 8am-1pm / Brand Park, Glendale 
    Contact: www.RunTheVerdugos.com

    South Gate Health Fair May 10
    There will be Health Screenings, Vendor Fair, Rock Wall, Local Talent Performances and Raffle Prizes.
    Time and Place: 4-7pm / Margaret Travis Senior Center
    Contact: 323-357-9662 / www.cityofsouthgate.org

    Ride for Guides May 10
    Guide Dogs of America will hold their 15th annual Ride for Guides motorcycle ride. The ride will start in Sylmar in the morning and make its way
    through Santa Clarita! An event featuring poker, raffles and a BBQ lunch will be held afterwards.
    Time and Place: 9am-3pm / 13479 Glenoaks Blvd. 
    Contact: 818-833-6429 / www.guidedogsofamerica.org

    The Queen Mary’s Waterfront Cook-Off May 11
    An afternoon of delicious food, competition, brews, and family fun. The event will be the California State Championship competition for BBQ,
    sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, and California State Championship for Chili, sanctioned by ICS and much more.
    Time and Place: 12-5pm / Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach
    Contact: 562-435-3511 / www.queenmary.com

    LA County Fire Dept. Fire Service Day May 11
    A Fire Service Day Open House will be conducted at all Los Angeles County fire stations. Fire Service Day offers the public an opportunity
    to visit their local fire station to learn about the services provided by dedicated personnel.
    Contact: www.fire.lacounty.gov

    Mother’s Day Tea & Fashion Show May 11
    Includes lunch, tea, champagne, fashion show, and private preview of the exhibition “Woven Stories”.
    Time and Place: 11:30am-2pm / Lancaster Museum of Art and History 
    Contact: 661-723-6250 / www.lancastermoah.org

    Spring Fit 5K May 11
    There will be a DJ, Kid Zone, Raffles and Giveaways. This year there will be a competitive race starting at 8am and a recreational run/walk starting at:
    Time and Place: 9am. 6am / South Gate Park Bandstand
    Contact: 323-563-5445 / www.springfit5k.racewire.com

    Hit the Trail Community Bike Ride May 11
    A full 9-mile route or a shorter 4-mile route for those with younger children. Free and open to the public, the ride begins and ends at Valencia Heritage Park,
    where there will be a family fun fair featuring activities, giveaways, and tricycle races!
    Time and Place: 10am-12pm / 24155 Newhall Ranch Rd., Santa Clarita 
    Contact: www.bikesantaclarita.com

    Running Universal 5K May 12
    It’s all part of the excitement during the Inaugural Minion 5K that’s a perfect event for beginners, intermediates, or even racing veterans.
    Time and Place: 6-8am / Universal Studios Hollywood 
    Contact:  www.runninguniversal.com NDVets

    5K Run/Walk May 18
    New Directions for Veterans, a nonprofit agency that assists homeless veterans, would like you to join us in honor of those who have served and
    those who are currently serving in the Armed Forces to benefit a great cause.
    Time and Place: 8am-12pm / 11303 Wilshire Blvd., LA 
    Contact: www.ndvets5k.org

    Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K for Freedom May 18
    All finishing participants will receive a 5K for Freedom commemorative t-shirt. There will be chip timing and sponsor refreshments.
    Time and Place: 6:30-11:30am / Del Amo Fashion Center 
    Contact: www.torrance5k.com

    The Data Science Expo May 18
    Brings together talented people from diverse backgrounds who are doing amazing things with science. Advance your data science proficiency, training, and network.
    Time and Place: 8am-7pm / Pasadena Convention Center 
    Contact: www.datascienceexpo.com

    Out of the Darkness Campus Walk May 18
    This event is open to the entire community and is a journey of remembrance, hope, support and a walk that unites the community – a time to acknowledge
    the ways suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones.
    Time and Place: 8am-12pm / College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita
    Contact: www.afsp.org/santaclarita 

    HomeWalk 5K Family Run/Walk May 18
    Join United Way of Greater Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Rams, City Council members, advocates and your fellow Angelenos in walking together
    to support neighbors experiencing homelessness.
    Time and Place: 8am-12:30pm / Grand Park, Downtown LA 
    Contact: https://homewalk.unitedwayla.org 

    Artisan Row Home Arts & Crafts Show May 18-19
    The public is invited to attend an indoor showcase featuring handmade toys, bed and bath items, and an array of fashion accessories both commercial and handcrafted.
    Time and Place: 10am-4pm / William S. Hart Regional Park, Newhall
    Contact: www.santa-clarita.com

    Family Camp Out May 18-19 
    Bring your whole family out to enjoy the serenity and inspiration of nature through this low-cost camping experience.
    Time and Place: 1:30-10:30pm / Begg Field, Manhattan Beach 
    Contact: 310-802-5419 / www.citymb.info

    Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Celebration May 18-19
    A two-day LGBTQ+ event with live music, community programming, and food and drinks from local eateries. The Long Beach Pride Festival is inclusive and
    strives to promote an environment that is free from prejudice and bias. Parade on Sunday.
    Place: Downtown Long Beach 
    Contact: www.longbeachpride.com

    Downtown Burbank Arts Festival May 18-19
    Featuring over 100 local, hand-selected artisans, shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, paper goods,
    innovative home decor and housewares, art, photography, food, and more.
    Time and Place: 11am-7pm / San Fernando Blvd.
    Contact: www.jackalopeartfair.com

    Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction May 19
    Will highlight the works of nearly 500 Los Angeles-area artists, and will offer fun for all ages, including live music, a beer and wine garden, food trucks,
    artisanal workshops, a family fun zone and more. In support of the Clinic’s mission to provide quality health care for those in need.
    Time and Place: 11am-6pm / Google Los Angeles Campus 
    Contact: www.theveniceartwalk.org

    Alhambra Eco Fair May 19
    Family-friendly activities such as games, raffles, free giveaways, and live demonstrations and entertainment. There will also be many eco-friendly vendors
    on site showcasing a whole host of different environmentally friendly products.
    Time and Place: 9am-4pm / Main Street between Garfield & 4th 
    Contact: 626-300-1543 / www.cityofalhambra.org

    Russian Arts and Culture Festival May 19 
    Free and open to the public and will include entertainment, music, food vendors, Russian crafts and jewelry, and numerous local exhibitors. Gala concert from:
    Time and Place: 4-6pm. 11am-7pm / Plummer Park, West Hollywood
    Contact: 323-848-6501 / www.weho.org

    Flavor of LA May 19
    Gourmet food samplings from some of LA’s best restaurants, craft beers, wine and cocktails. Admission includes all food and drink, and free parking!
    Time and Place: 1-5pm / CBS Studio Center, Studio City 
    Contact: www.flavorofla.com

    Pomona Children’s Festival May 25 
    A free event put on by the community for the community.
    Time and Place: 10am-2pm / Civic Center Plaza
    Contact: 909-620-2311 / www.ci.pomona.ca.us

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