Community Calendar


Here are FOX 11's Community Calendar Events for March, 2016:

VITA – Tax Preparation Assistance

UCLA students from VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) provide FREE tax filing assistance for Federal and California income taxes.  Appointments are limited and on a first arrival basis.

  • Santa Monica Library (Main Branch) 301 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica
  • Saturday, March 05; 11:00 am-3:00 pm
  • For more information, call (310) 458-8600 or visit

Pasadena Grows: Biochar

Biochar, a high carbon content and porous composition helps to improve your soil, enhancing the nutrient availability and enabling the soil to retain water and nutrients longer, all while helping to combat global climate change.  Learn how to make it from brush and other hard-to-compost organic material.  Presented by Michael Wittman, founder of Third Planet Energy, Inc.  a California biofuel company and The Blue Sky Enterprise, an alternative energy consultation and supply company. 

  • Pasadena Public Library (Hill Ave Branch) 55 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena
  • Saturday, March 05; 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Admission:  Free
  • For more information, call (626) 744-7264 or visit


Coloring is not just for kids anymore!  Adults enjoy coloring as a creative, meditative, or therapeutic outlet.  Coloring pages, utensils, warm tea, and light snacks will be provided.  Prepare to add a little color to your life!  18+ recommended.

  • West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood Room, Hollywood
  • Saturday, March 05 & Saturday, March 19; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Admission:  Free
  • For more information, call (310) 652-5640 


Lakewood Run

The Lakewood Run returns! Sheriff’s deputies, recreational runners, families and kids will gather at the starting line in front of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station to run the event’s 5K/10K course for time, or do the 1K “Fun Run” or a 5K walk.  Lakewood’s tree-lined residential streets provide the backdrop. The flat, “runner friendly” course is “fast” for practiced runners and comfortable for fitness fans and family members.

  • Lakewood - Sheriff's Station, 5130 North Clark Avenue, Lakewood (City Hall)
  • Saturday, March 05; All Day
  • For more information, call (562) 623-3500

Earth Walk

´╗┐Lakewood's free Earth Walk event returns with interactive experiences for kids and adults.  The event will be held at the city's rustic "gem," Monte Verde Park.  Activity stations will be located throughout the park and along the trail. Adults and children can enjoy a nature walk, plant seeds, create nature-themed crafts and learn about recycling.  The free event is a fun and educational day for family members of all ages focused on helping keep the earth beautiful and protected.

  • Lakewood - Monte Verde Park, 4626 North Shadeway, Lakewood, CA, 90713 (City Hall - Location In)
  • Saturday, March 12; 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • For more information, call (562) 866-9771 x 2408

Free Health Screenings

Registered nurses from Huntington Hospital provide free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, referrals and health education.

  • Pasadena Public Library (Hastings) 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena
  • Tuesday, March 15; 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • For more information, visit



Jazz Concert – Charged Particles

Charged Particles or jazz fusion, blends jazz with elements of Latin music , funk, classical music, and other genres.  The group’s original compositions are mixtures of complex orchestration and elaborate improvised solos.  The band brings a similar approach to playing arrangements of tunes by other jazz artist and traditional jazz standards by the composers of America’s most popular songs from decades ago, each played with a new twist.  Charged Particles are a treat to hear.

  • Civic Center Library- Reese Hall, 101 S. First St., Alhambra

Meet the Grunion

From March through July, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium presents special evening programs to introduce you to the unique and elusive grunion fish.  The Aquarium opens at 8 pm and an auditorium program begins at 9, followed by guided observation at the beach. Warm clothing and a flashlight are recommended. April and May are closed season. March, June and July are open season, when grunion may be taken by hand only and a valid California fishing license must be displayed if you are 16 years or older.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr. San Pedro

  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro
  • Friday, March 11 & Friday March 25; 11:05 pm (predicted run time)
  • Admission:  Members Free or $5 adults, $1 seniors, students and children
  • For more information, visit




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