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RKC/Rosemead Community Past Events Archive - March, 2012


Thursday, March 1, 2012 - Library Event


Workers Rights and Legal Aid - Chinese edition - Presented in Mandarin, this workshop from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm is presented by Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County


Saturday, March 3, 2012 – Community Activity


Yard Sale and Emergency Preparedness Fair  – Used and handmade items will be featured from booths at Southern California Edison, 2255 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead. Booths will be open from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Emergency Preparedness exhibits from 8:00 am-1:00 pm with free hot dogs while they last.  


Admission is free but booths do carry a nominal charge ranging from $20 to $40 depending on size and whether exhibitor is a Rosemead resident.  Booths must be reserved by February 23 – call 626/569-2160 or visit the City of Rosemead website, here, for details. For emergency preparedness information call Mandy Wong at the Rosemead Safety Center, 626/569-2168.


Monday, March 5, 2012 - Head Start Event


Community Read In -- Caring individuals are invited to read a book to pre-school children at either 8:30 am or 1:00 pm as part of this annual event, held at the Head Start administrative offices, 7424 Newmark, Rosemead. Call 626/307-3396 for information or to reserve a slot.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012     Rosemead Library Event       


Low Income Assistance Program Sign-up  - From 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the Rosemead Public Library assistance will be offered relative to the following government programs:  Medi-Cal (California version of Federal Medicaid program) , Cal Fresh (aka Food Stamps) , Healthy Way LA (Los Angeles County Health Services – see news item in 1/09/2012 Kiwanicle)


Friday, March 9, 2012 - Community Event


Dinner and a Show - the Temple Intermediate School Performing Arts Society will host an evening of music, food, family friends and even salsa dancing from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  The event will be held at at the Temple Intermediate School Athletic Center, 8510 East Fern Avenue, Rosemead, CA, 91770.  This is a fundraiser to benefit the school’s Spring musical to be held later this school year.


Program: Featured will be talented Fern Intermediate student individual performers, the Temple Knights bands and choirs, and an Afro - Latin ensemble from Cal-State Los Angeles directed by Dr. Paul DeCastro. There will also be a 25 piece professional Latin jazz band featuring Temple's Music Director George Woo at the piano.


Menu: Three different meal combinations are offered: Orange Chicken/Beef and broccoli; BBQ Chicken kabobs and potato steak; or vegetarian egg rolls with mixed vegetables. All are served with chow mien and steamed rice courtesy of the China Way restaurant.


Costs: Seating and acknowledgement package options are available with dinner choice for three prices. ranging from $10-$20.  The $10 package gives a meal and reserved ticket; $15 adds premium seating, a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage, plus honorable mention in the event program;  $20 adds preferred seating, unlimited complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, and special mention in the program.


Ordering: All of the forgoing are to reserved from student representatives or via email at  Unreserved seating tickets without dinner or beverage options may be available for $5 on the night of the show.


Saturday, March 10, 2012     Rosemead Library Event


Betsy Ross and the American FlagIn a FREE program for ALL ages attendees to this special presentation about the life and times of Betsy Ross who, according to legend, designed the first national flag. It will run from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. 


Born in 1752, Betsy Ross became a wife, working mother and entrepreneur who led a life filled with triumph and tragedy.  In 1777, when George Washington, Robert Morris, and George Ross asked Betsy if she could make a flag from the design they presented to her, she said, "I do not know, but I will try."


The Betsy Ross story was brought to public attention in 1870 by her grandson, William Canby, in a speech he made to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Canby and other members of Betsy's family signed sworn affidavits stating that they heard the story of the making of the first flag from Betsy's own mouth.


Betsy Ross will be portrayed by Suzan Gallerito, a member of Knott's Berry Farm's Entertainment and Education Team, Living Legends, and Women in Theater who performs regularly as a historical impressionist for schools, civic groups, presidential libraries, parades, and fairs. .


Saturday, March 17, 2012    Rosemead Library  Event


Vegetarian Cooking - Come and learn the joys of meat-free cooking from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. This free Rosemead Public Library program will be conducted in Chinese with English translation. 


Saturday, March 24, 2012    Rosemead Library  Event


Indian Cooking - Come and explore the rich and diverse culinary traditions of India with Chef Kaumudi Marathe, from 2:00 pm. - 3:00 pm. This is a free Rosemead Public Library program presented by the Library's Asia Pacific Resource Center. 


Thursday, March 29, 2012 –     Safety Center Event


Dog license and dog/cat rabies vaccination - held at the Rosemead Safety Center, 8301 Garvey Blvd,  from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm this will be a cash only event – no checks or credit cards. Dogs must be on a leash and cats in a container.