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Cerritos Friends of the Library Book Sale Oct. 14-16
The Friends of the Cerritos Library will hold its fall book sale October 14 through 16 in the Cerritos Library Skyline Room.
A Friends of the Cerritos Library members-only presale will be held on Friday, October 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. The book sale will be open to the public on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A “Fill a Bag for $3” event will take place on Sunday, October 16 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Membership to the Friends’ group will be available at the door on Friday evening, October 14. The cost of memberships is $10 for individuals; $15 for families; $25 for organizations and corporations; and $100 for lifetime memberships.
A great selection of fiction and nonfiction books will be available at bargain prices. Come early for the best selection.
The Cerritos Library is located at 18025 Bloomfield Avenue in the Cerritos Civic Center. For more information, call Padmini Prabhakar at (562) 916-1389.
Arts Colony of La Mirada Art Show
The Arts Colony of La Mirada will present their “Mirrors of your Mind” annual juried open art show in November.  Local artists are welcome to enter.   Take in for artworks will be on November 1 and 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada 90638.  The artworks will be on exhibit beginning November 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. excluding weekends and ending with the awards reception on Saturday, November 19  from 3:00 to 5:00.  Entry forms may be accessed on the Colony’s website, acolm.org.  For further information call 562-448-3427 or 562-941-4116.
Golden State Water Open House
Golden State Water Company  (Golden State Water) invites all Artesia water system customers to an informational Open House meeting on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. The Artesia water system serves the communities of Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, east Lakewood and east Long Beach. Central District General Manager Richard Mathis and staff will be present to discuss topics such as:
• Public Health Goals • Conservation Tips • Drought Conditions • Water Quality • Local System Investments (i. e. infrastructure, projects, etc.) Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at 6 p. m. Albert O. Little Community Center 18750 Clarkdale Ave. Artesia, CA 90701  Golden State Water encourages all customers to participate and contribute to the discussion, as we help answer any questions you may have. This meeting will serve in conformance with the California Health and Safety Code Section 116470 (b) for Golden State Water to review the Public Health Goals Report on water quality for your area. Public Health Goals Reports for Golden State Water are available for public review online at www.gswater.com/2016-reports-on-public-health-goals/.
If you have additional questions, comments or concerns, we encourage you to contact our 24-hour Customer Service Center at 1-800-999-4033 or [email protected].
Long Beach Craft Beer Festival
October 14-15, 2016
Long Beach, CA (October 4, 2016) – The stage is now set with a stellar line up of 55 local, regional, national, and international breweries from as far away as New Zealand. The inaugural Long Beach Craft Beer Festival will be hosted on the beautiful California State University, Long Beach campus Saturday, October 15th. The event will include Garage Project from Wellington, New Zealand, Stone Brewing Company, and local Long Beach legend Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, to name a few.
The event kicks off with renowned Craft Beer guru Dr. Bill Sysak hosting the Chartroom Craft Beer Pairing event on Friday, October 14th from 6pm-8pm featuring 8 courses of rare craft brews paired with specialty dishes and 2 exquisite dessert offerings from local chefs + live entertainment.
The Main Festival on Saturday, October 15th from 1pm to 5pm offers unlimited two ounce pours of over 100 amazing beers and features a variety of food offerings available for purchase from Legends Sports Bar, Naples Rib Co., and food trucks along with craft beer related vendors/exhibitors and live entertainment by MO50.
For more information, detailed event schedule as well as updated event guest brewery and food vendor participants, please visit http://www.lbbeerfest.com/.
Norwalk Hosts 2016 “Monster Bash”
All ages are invited to dress in costume and enjoy this safe, fun alternative to trick or treating.
Norwalk Recreation and Park Services Department presents the City’s annual Halloween festival on Monday, October 31, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  This free event is open to the public and takes place on the Civic Center Lawn at Norwalk City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Boulevard (corner of Imperial Highway).
The evening’s theme, “Monster Bash,” celebrates witches, ghosts, goblins and all creatures calling Halloween their favorite holiday.  Activities, entertainment and costume contests highlight the evening’s programming, which focuses on family and community.  New this year, the Scarecrow Contest offers prizes to participants with the best homemade creations in three categories: Traditional, Most Original and Monster Bash. Application deadline is October 24.  Visit Norwalk.org or call (562) 929-5521 for details.  Food will be available for purchase.
Schedule of Events
6:00 p.m. Festival opens: Games, crafts, attractions, live band and food vendors
6:30 p.m. Community Scarecrow Contest judging
7:00 p.m. Costume Contests (Arrive 15 minutes early to join the line up)
9:00 p.m. Festival closes
Fall Youth Sports Leagues in La Mirada
Register now for fall youth sports leagues offered by the City of La Mirada. Recreational youth sports offered for the fall season Friday Night Football.
Get ready to spend Friday nights out at the field, with La Mirada’s semi-annual Friday Night Football league.  Open to participants ages 5 to 14, the league is played with flags and emphasis is on football fundamentals. Friday Night Football games are played at Behringer Park during the fall season. The league cost is $70, and includes one practice during the week and one game on Friday night.
“These leagues are a great way for young players to learn the fundamentals of the sport while having fun and getting exercise,” says Community Services Coordinator Joshua Gire.
Players are guaranteed to play a total of eight games and each player receives a medal and team jersey. October 24 for football. For more information or to sign up, visit www.cityoflamirada.org or call (562) 902-2938.
Kids Art Exhibition at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach  
Join Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach for this year’s pediatric patient art exhibition featuring the artwork of current and former patients. The first 150 attendees will receive a free original patient art calendar. Patient art calendars and greeting cards will be available for purchase to benefit the Artful Healing Program at Miller Children’s. Contact Denise Clayton-Leonard at (562) 243-0170 for more information.  Friday, Oct. 28, noon – 5 p. m. Miller Children’s, Houssels Forum 2801 Atlantic Avenue Long Beach, CA 90806
Cerritos Haunted Car Show And Jail
Haunted car show and jail offer spooky fun Residents are invited to the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station for a family-friendly Haunted Car Show and Haunted Jail event on Saturday, October 22. The jail is at 18135 Bloomfield Avenue.
There is a $3 suggested donation for entry. The Cerritos Sheriff’s Station’s second annual Haunted Car Show is from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. There will be awards for the best interior, best paint, best engine, best original, best Halloween theme and best in show. The Haunted Jail and Kidz Zone takes place from 3 to 9 p. m., offering music, candy and a raffle.
Food, face-painting, drinks and creepy desserts are offered for a fee. A costume contest, for children age 10 and younger, starts at 5 p. m. For more information, call the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station at (562) 467-6842.
Cerritos Veterans Day Ceremony
The community is invited to attend the City of Cerritos Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11 near the Cerritos Veterans Memorial in the Cerritos Civic Center. The program begins at 9:45 a.m. with prelude music and the ceremony is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. The event is being held in honor of those who have defended our nation’s freedom by serving in the United States Armed Forces.
For more information about the Veterans Day Ceremony, contact the Community Participation Division at (562) 865-8101.
League of Women Voters to Discuss Nov. 8 Propositions at AAUW Meeting
The public is invited to come to the Thursday, October 20, 2016 meeting of t the La Palma-Cerritos Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Skyline Room of the Cerritos Library at 18025 Bloomfield Avenue in Cerritos. Guest speakers Sue Guilford, President of the Central Orange County League of Women Voters, and Secretary Frankie Brady, will be presenting the pros and cons of different propositions that will be on the ballot on November 8.
There are 17 propositions on the Statewide Ballot this year, dealing with the death penalty, gun control, plastic bags, healthcare and other issues.  The League of women Voters urges everyone to come and be informed about the propositions before you cast your ballot so you will know who sponsored the measures, what will change if it passes, what the arguments for and against are, wo supports or opposes and who is donating money for or against the measures. The program will be presented in balanced non-partisan manner.
There will be a brief business meeting prior the presentation by the League of Women Voters and new members are always welcome.  For more information, contact President Paulette Smith at 714-897-7848.
Whittier Home Tour Returns
The Whittier Historic Neighborhood Association (WHNA) is proud to announce the return of its Annual Uptown Home Tour on Saturday, October 15, from 10am to 4pm.
 Most everyone walking or driving through Uptown Whittier’s residential district is captivated by the abundance of attractive older homes and the variety of classic architectural styles. Well, now’s your chance to see inside some of these beautiful homes! Yes, on October 15th, five gracious homeowners are opening their doors and inviting us to tour through their lovingly maintained houses.
 This year’s featured homes include the very first house in Whittier (an 1868 Folk Victorian), a 1905 Queen Ann Victorian that served as a parsonage, a 1907 Victorian built by the son of one of Whittier’s founders, a 1910 Craftsman belonging to one of the area’s pioneering citrus farmers, and a 1910/1987 Colonial Revival overlooking Central Park (built in 1910, then rebuilt after the 1987 Whittier Earthquake).
Added attractions include classic automobiles on display in front of each tour home, a raffle offering memorable prizes that maintain the vintage home theme, quilts and potted succulents for sale and on display, and a hand-cranked phonograph playing old-time music. Light refreshments will be available for sale.
Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance, or $30 on the day of the event. On the day of the event, tickets can be purchased at 13150 Hadley Street (corner of Washington Ave). Advanced tickets can be purchased on-line, at the Friday Morning Uptown Whittier Farmer’s Market, or at any of these fine establishments: Purchase On-line at: www.WhittierHistoric.org
California Retired Teachers Association Meeting
California Retired Teachers Association “CalRTA” Area VIII, Whittier Division 31 welcomes retired, active and friends of education to its meeting on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the Elks Lodge #1258, 13620 E. Whittier Blvd. Whittier, CA.
Themes: Retired Teachers week November 6-12 and Veterans will be recognized.
The 1:00 p.m. entertainment is a presentation on The History of California.
Meeting begins at 11:00 a.m., luncheon at 12:00 noon. Menu consists of Roast Turkey, potatoes, salad, vegetable, roll, pumpkin pie, coffee, iced tea.
Cost is $18.00. Call Margery Barnings, 562-861-7693 to make a reservation.
Artesia  Chamber 2016 Business Expo
The business expo will take place Sat.  November 12th from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM. It will be held at the Artesia Community Center 18750 Clarkdale Ave. in Artesia. Tables are available to connect and engage and promote your business. You can contact Ina Dahilig at 562-881-8743 or [email protected]
Cerritos Regional Chamber Of Commerce E-Waste Drive. 
This is a free event, Saturday, October 29 from 9 AM to 3 PM in the Liberty Park parking lot located at 19033 Studebaker Rd. in Cerritos.
From more information call 562-467-0800 or email the chamber at [email protected].
Representatives from Beachside Recycling will be on hand to recycle your unwanted electronic equipment including televisions, monitors, , computers, telephones, cell phones, cameras, video cameras, printers, speakers, radios.
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