Community Calendar


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


Armchair Visit to the Gardens of England

Join professional tour guide Sheila Stone as she discusses and shares images of Royal Botanical gardens, cozy cottage gardens, surprising rooftop gardens and intimate hidden gardens across Britain.

  • Santa Monica Library (Main Branch) 601 Santa Monica,
  • January 30; 3:00p.m.(MLK JR. Auditorium)
  • Admission:  Free
  • For more information, call (310) 458-8600 or visit


Living a Long, Healthy Ageless Life

Author and chef Mimi Kirk discusses how to improve health and wellbeing in the new year through diet, exercise, and positive thinking.  A juicing demo and Q&A follows her lecture.

  • Santa Monica Library (Montana Avenue Branch) 1704 Montana Ave,
  • January 23; 2:00 p.m.
  • Admission:  Free
  • For more information, call (310) 458-8683 or visit


Winter Wonderland

Get your glide on this winter.  Ice scating, games, craft activities, music, story time and hot cocoa. 

  • Santa Monica Library (Pico Branch) 2201 Pico Blvd.
  • January 23; 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Admission:  Free
  • For more information, call (310) 458-8683 or visit


Food and Clothing Drive @ MLK Jr. Day of Service

As part of the City of West Hollywood’s 2016 MLK Jr. Day Service, local volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food items that will benefit the SOVA Food and Community Resources Program.  Donations of new and used clothing and shoes will benefit the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth CenteronHighland.  Just stop by curbside at West Hollywood Elementary School and drop off items in the donation area.

  • West Hollywood Elementary School
  • 970 N. Hammond Street. Hollywood,
  • For more information, call 323/848-6885 or visit


Winter Sounds Concert: Dawn Norfleet and Friends

Winter Sounds is an indoor concert series of Jazz, World, and Folk music presented by the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission.  All concerts are free to attend, and first come, first served seating is provided.  The music of Dr. Dawn Norfleet is rooted in traditional jazz but heavily infused with 1970s soul, global rhythms, and progressive music.  In addition to her vocal work on Kamasi Washington’s recording.  The Epic, she has performed for LACMA’s Jazz Series. 

  • Plummer Park North Parking Lot , 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, (Fiesta Hall) Hollywood
  • January 23; 4:00 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • For more information, visit

The 5th Annual Holiday Concert and Santa Monica on the Pier

The 5th Annual Holiday Concert presented by Redondo Pier Association is free and open to the public.
The event will benefit Love in the Mirror, a youth-led charity and their annual toy drive for homeless and disadvantaged youth. Attendees are invited to bring a new unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more in exchange for a chance to win pier prizes.  Visit Redondo pier website for details about FREE Holiday Parking at the Pier!

  • The Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fisherman's Wharf - Redondo Beach
  • December 12; 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Admission:  Free
  • For more information visit    


Lyric Chorus Winter Concert

The SMC Emeritus Lyric Chorus, directed by Bill Elliott, returns for a seasonal concert featuring a variety of Broadway songs and winter favorites.


  • Santa Monica Library (Main) 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica
  • December 17; 11:00 a.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • For more information, call (310) 458-8600 or visit



The Emmy® Award-winning 56th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration – your L.A. tradition! Music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of the region celebrate the season during this free three-hour holiday show that’s perfect for the whole family. Highlights of this year’s Holiday Celebration include choral music ensemble Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers; Invertigo Dance Theatre, which will perform a remixed version of “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies”; the 50-member choral group Colburn Children’s Choir and Young Men’s Ensemble; Pacifico Dance Company, performing a folklorico piece from the Chihuahua region of Mexico; Korean-American indie folk-rock band Run River North; Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, a Grammy-nominated all-female ensemble of 12 musicians, which will perform “El Gallo,” a witty original song that breaks gender stereotypes; MôForró, which will perform a medley of holiday songs in the style of Brazilian forró; Mostly Kosher, marking their first appearance on the program with the Hanukkah song Ma’oz Tzur (Rock of Ages); and more.


  • Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles
  • December 24; 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • For more information, call (213) 972-3099




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