Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013
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7 a.m. LONG BEACH — Easter Seals Southern California’s 13th annual “Walk With Me” 2K walk and 5K run will be held to benefit local children and adults living with autism. Registration at 7 a.m., program at 8:30 a.m. Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way. Contact: Marianne Tomich, (310) 649-2073.
7 a.m. HOLLYWOOD — The Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood’s inaugural 5K run benefiting My Friend’s Place, a nonprofit that serves homeless youth, takes place on Hollywood Boulevard, with bands and deejays performing along the way. The race begins and ends at Hard Rock Cafe at Hollywood & Highland Center. Contact: Donald Wilson, (310) 899-2900.
9 a.m. LOS FELIZ — The National Wildlife Federation will present “Hide & Seek,” a family outing experience intended to inspire a child’s sense of adventure through a nature hike and scavenger hunt. The one- and two-mile go-at- your-own-pace hike will include interactive “Stop & Study” nature stations with nature crafts, live wildlife displays and other learning activities. Griffith Park, Mineral Wells Picnic Area/Amir’s Garden, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive. Contact: Christina Batcheler, (703) 438-6098.
9 a.m. LA VERNE — The Empowerment Through Sport Leadership Series will present the inaugural Los Angeles-area conference, drawing 150 girls, parents and coaches. Former Olympians Angela Hucles, Lorrie Fair and India Trotter and Los Angeles Clippers nutritionist Meg Mangano will be among the speakers. Mexico soccer Olympian and ESPN commentator Monica Gonzalez will deliver the keynote address. University of La Verne, 1950 Third St. Contact: Greta Teller, Greta@etsleadershipseries.com.
9 a.m. LONG BEACH — AARP will host the inaugural “Work@50+” half-day conference featuring a keynote speech by Kerry Hannon, author of “Great Jobs for Everyone 50+,” panel discussions and workshops on technology, entrepreneurship and branding. Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Contact: Charee Gillins, (626) 585-2606.
9 a.m. COSTA MESA — The fourth annual Fall Pet Days will begin a two-day run, featuring pet adoptions, face painting and pet training. Orange County Market Place, OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive. Contact: Jill Lloyd, (714) 267-4657.
9 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The second of Stan Lee’s three-day Comikaze Expo, featuring panel discussions and appearances by such celebrities as Stan Lee, Elvira, Weird Al Yankovic, LeVar Burton and others. Los Angeles Convention Center. 1201 South Figueroa St., South Hall, Los Angeles. Contact: Dawn Miller, Dawn@miller-pr.com or Julie Messing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 a.m. LOS ANGELES — “Obamacare Comes to You: A Workshop On What the New Healthcare Act Means To You” will be presented by Sen. Holly Mitchell, D- Los Angeles. A Q&A session, one-on-one counseling and on-site insurance enrollment will follow. Trinity Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 2040 W. Jefferson Blvd. Contact: Charles Stewart, (310) 342-1070.
10 a.m. LOS ANGELES — The Children’s Bureau will host an information meeting for those interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents. Children’s Bureau Family Center, 1910 Magnolia Ave. Contact: Marcia Morris, (661) 272- 9996.
10 a.m. PALMDALE – The Antelope Valley African American Chamber of Commerce will host its Bowling for Scholarships Tournament. Brunswick Vista Lanes, 38241 30th St. East. Contact: (661) 272-5807.
11:30 a.m. GLENDORA — The second annual Dia de Los Muertos Cultural Festival at Oakdale Memorial Park & Mortuary will include community altar building and display, food trucks, artwork displays, children’s activities and performances. 1401 S. Grand Ave. Contact: Victoria Portugal, (562) 587-9525 or Delia Lopez, (323) 359-8869.
Noon HOLLYWOOD – Hollywood Forever Cemetery will host its 14th annual Dia de Los Muertos event. Performances are scheduled by Saul Hernandez, former lead singer of the bands Caifanes and Jaguares; Ceci Bastida; Latin-fusion band Buyepongo; psychedelic-soul band Chicano Batman; Afro-Latin group Quitapenas; singer-songwriter Rafael Mendoza; Spanish rock group Los Garcia; Mexican folk singer Esteban Leon; along with a presentation by Kikiri Kaja of The Immigrants Theater Group on three stages. Other activities include traditional Aztec blessings and dance, a children’s art project presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, food vendors and an altar competition. 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Contact: Brenda Herrera, (626) 841-3699.
Noon LOS ANGELES – LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes will present a Dia de Los Muertos Family Day celebration, including hands-on art, culinary and garden workshops inspired by the “Day of the Dead.” 501 N. Main St. Contact: (888) 488-8083.
2 p.m. ECHO PARK — El Centro Del Pueblo’s fifth annual Dia de Los Muertos commemoration will feature altar displays, music, an art exhibition, face painting, food vendors arts and crafts. 1157 Lemoyne St. Contact: (213) 200-6161, (213) 215-7551 or (213) 483-6335.
7 p.m. CIVIC CENTER – The Association of Black Women Physicians will host its 32nd annual Charity and Scholarship Benefit, themed “Visionaries of Medicine: Innovators for Wellness.” The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Dr. Patricia Bath, the first woman ophthalmologist on faculty at the UCLA Jules Stein Institute. Humanitarian of the Year Awards will be presented to county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Dr. Carole Jordan-Harris of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave. Contact: Jessie Sherrod, (310) 292-1450.