Category Archives: Community Fun

Make and decorate a Kite!

Come on out for South LA Earth Day 2012! You can make and decorate your very own kite with us. We’ll also be testing out two different easels for our new Art In The Park program. Image

It’ll be fun!


Play Day, This Saturday!

The Center : South LA has been invited to bring the art for Best Start, First 5 LA’s awesome play day in the park! Come out this Saturday the 25th and enjoy:



Fun fun fun!!!


Click here for the flyer: PlayDay Flyer_English
And here for the Spanish version (Español) PlayDay Flyer_Spanish 

Saturday, June 25, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Helen Keller Park, 1045 W. 126th Street, Los Angeles, 90044

We have a really fun art project for this event. So come on out, and bring your youngest kids!

Dia De Los Niños / Childrens Day

Photo by Patty Courtland

Come and join us at the park that kids built! There’s a great Dia De Los Niños / Childrens Day event going on organized by the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust and we’ll be providing the art project.

Come out and have your child (or you!) create your own book. Tell your story, your favorite things, your goals and dreams.

This is the park that children built. Literally. In 1982, a garbage-strewn lot in South Los Angeles was converted into an oasis of open space in a neighborhood that had none. The effort was led by a group of fifth- and sixth-graders and their teachers at Norwood Street Elementary School.

See the event on Facebook:!/event.php?eid=207174035969374

When: Sunday, May 1
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Estrella Park—(South LA, North University Park)
1956 Estrella Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007

And just for fun you can read more about the park here:

Valentine’s Day was Awesome!

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We had such a great time at EXPO Center’s Valentine’s Day Dance. The nice people there had a table and chairs and everything all set up for us. With balloons!

The youth made awesome Valentines day cards for their mothers, fathers, crushes, friends and family. There were a couple kids that didn’t even dance, they stayed outside making cards the whole time! And they were some really creative kids!

Even our volunteers got in on the action and made a few cards of their own.

What a fun night. 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day!

EXPO Center is having a Valentine’s Day Dance this for the youth (ages 10-17) this Friday February 11th, 2011. From 7pm-9pm. There will be games, music, food, and US! Making Valentine’s day cards. Come out and get crafty with us! We picked up some really cool paper, stickers, and metallic pens that we’re all looking forward to using.

Valentines themed hearts, skulls and crossbones paper for the older kids, how cool is that?

Date: February 11, 2011
Time: 7pm-9pm
Ages: 10-17
Place: Multi Purpose Room
Address: 3980 Bill Robertson Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Holiday Wreath Making Class

Join us for a fun Holiday Wreath Making Class. This one’s for the adults!!!

Decorate your home this holiday season with a beautiful wreath you made yourself.

Class size is limited so register today!

To Register: email
Exact address to come once you’ve registered.

Class Fee : $10

Two Fun Events

A great South Los Angeles group CSU (Community Services Unlimited) is having two awesome events in November. If you remember these are the amazing folks that put on the South LA Earth day every year. (We had an artsy booth at this years!) If you’re looking for locally grown organic produce you can sign up with CSU and for an incredibly reasonable fee, pick up a bag weekly. It’s the best. Read more about it at : And now the events!


Friday, November 12th : 6pm to 8pm.
Caribbean Cuisine Food Party!
featuring Kamilche Sea Farms Mussels
Hosted by Shema Muhuga, a friend of CSU at his Playa Del Rey residence, this food party will feature the mouthwatering flavors of the Caribbean. Soca and Calypso will be the music playing for the evening along with video footage from the October 2010 Los Angeles Carnival and the February 2010 Trinidad and Tobago carnival. As always local seasonal produce will be highlighted, but a special item for this evening will be a treat for sea food lovers. Kamilche Sea Farms has been farming mussels in the Puget Sound since 1981 and since 1986 has specialized in the culture of the premium Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis).  These mussels, common to Spain, are believed to have been brought over to the Pacific centuries ago on the bottoms of Spanish Galleons.  Today Kamilche Sea Farms grows these mussels starting with premium hatchery seed.  Suspended from long lines in the rich deep waters of the Puget Sound, a premium mussel is ready for harvest in less than a year. Kamilche Sea Farms’ growing waters, in Totten Inlet, have been state certified since 1926. This bay is designated by the Washington Department of Ecology as a “Unique Growing Area” due to its pristine waters and high shellfish productivity. Strict watershed protection measures ensure that it will remain pure for generations to come. A huge thank you to Kamilche Sea Farms for the donation of the mussels for this Food Party, we encourage you to check out and support those businesses that support sustainable communities. A detailed menu and address for the event will be sent to those that RSVP, but you can be sure to get home cooked gourmet food, featuring locally grown and beyond organic produce, at an incredible price of $20.00, along with great company and the knowledge that your dollars are supporting a great cause.
Spaces are limited, so RSVP soon to or call 323 299 7075.

Saturday, November 13th : 9am to 1pm.
Garden Gateway Workshop Series
Planting to Amend Soil + Healthy Greens
EXPO Center/CSU Urban Farm, corner of King and Bill Robertson Lane (formerly Menlo Ave), 3980 S. Bill Robertson Lane., LA, CA 90037, next door to the senior center, enter from Bill Robertson Lane. Garden Gateway Project Workshop Series takes place on the 2nd Saturday of every month. The Community Gateway to Building Food Self-Reliance –  Free Gardening, Nutrition and Cooking Workshop! In partnership with: The EXPO Center, UNO and USC Keck School of Medicine Childhood Obesity Research Center.
To RSVP call 323 299 7075
and please be prepared to attend the entire workshop.  Download flier at