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Today is October 22, 2016

La Mirada, CA 90638

Nearby communities: Lamirada / Mirada

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

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    - Register by September 16, 2016.
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  • - On October 22, 1962 President John F. Kennedy, demanded the removal from Cuba of Soviet missiles, launched equipment and bombers and he imposed a naval "quarantine" to prevent further weaponry from reaching Cuba.
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    - On this day millions of Americans unite to do good for others on Make a Difference Day. A USA Today initiative, backed by Gannett, who are proud to head this nationwide effort and recognize the everyday people whose contributions improve communities and better lives. Annually, the fourth Saturday in October. Make a difference today! For details checkout, click for details.

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Halloween, history
    - American attitudes toward death and memorialization changed dramatically from the 1840s through the 1920s. Learn about these changes as experienced by the Workman and Temple families as you tour the historic site, and be prepared to meet a few special guests along the way! Tours include a visit to El Campo Santo, one of the oldest private cemeteries in Southern California.

    Tours depart on the hour from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Space on each tour is limited and advance purchase is recommended. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students/seniors (55+) and include light refreshments. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (626) 968-8492.

    This tour can accommodate visitors with limited mobility. Recommended for ages 9+.
    Homestead Museum
    15415 E. Don Julian Road City of Industry CA 91745
    Homestead Museum 626.968.8492
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    - An occasion to honor mothers-in-law for their contribution to the success of families, and for their good humor in enduring bad jokes.

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

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    - "What greater gift than the love of a cat?"—Charles Dickens.
    Celebrate cats and help them to find forever homes. Cats can lower blood pressure, offer unconditional love and companionship, tons of laughs and alert their owner to danger. Please visit a local shelter and offer love and life by adopting a cat. Visit click for details for more information.

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

  • | 11:00am - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Festival, Art Festival, Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead
    - Come and join us for our 4th annual Dia de los Muertos Art Festival in the heart of Downey.

    You don't want to miss out on this amazing event!!! This all day festival includes:
    -Live Music and Dancing
    -Ballet Folklorico
    -Aztec Dancers
    -Screenings of "MACARIO" and "The Book of Life"
    -Papel Picado demonstrations and display
    - Decorate Calaveras
    -Altar Contest
    - Costume Contests
    -Trunk Altars
    -Exhibition by local artists
    -Sculpture Alley
    -Food Trucks
    -Beer and Wine Garden
    Trios in the Zocalo:
    Mariachi Sensacion de Mexico - 12 PM
    Pachuco Jose y Los Diamantes - 3 PM
    Conganas - 6 PM

    What's Happening on the Theatre Main Stage:
    Groupo Folklorico Mexcaltian 11 AM
    Tradicion Dance Company 11:30 AM & 6:30 PM
    Grandeza Mexicana 12 PM & 3 PM
    Resurreccion Mexican Folk 12:30 PM & 3:30 PM
    Mixteco East LA 6:00 PM & 7 PM
    Ballet Coco 7:30 PM

    Screenings of the Film “Macario” at 1 PM & “The Book of Life” at 4 PM

    Performances in the Community Stage:
    Tonatiuh Danza Azteca – 11:00 AM
    Paso de Oro 12 PM
    Steps of Gold Dance Studio 1 PM
    Groupo Folklorico Xochipitzahuatl 2 PM
    Costume Contest Held at 3 PM on the Community Stage
    BF Fuego En La Sangre de CA 4 PM
    ZaZa Dancers 5 PM
    Spotlight Dance Studio 6 PM
    Paramount Dance Company 7 PM

    For more information about this event please visit: click for details
    Downey Civic Theatre
    8435 Firestone Blvd Downey CA 90241
    Box Office 562.861.8211
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:38PM, EDT.

Monday, October 31st, 2016

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    - Also known as All Hallows Eve, the observance, dating from the sixth or seventh century has long been associated with spirits, witches, and ghosts.
    Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into
    jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing and games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

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    - This day was created for the men who do not know their way around the kitchen and are not familiar with cooking appliances, as well as for the women in their lives who need a break. Non-cooking men are encouraged to have some fun and whip up a special meal for their loved ones. Barbecues not allowed!
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Saturday, November 5th, 2016

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    - Register by Oct 7, 2016.
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    - A popular occasion where women and girls take initiative in inviting a man or boy of their choice for a date. This tradition established in "Li'l Abner" comic strip in 1930s by cartoonist Al Capp. Usually on the first Saturday in November.

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

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    - Standard time resumes 2AM on the first Sunday in November in each time zone. Many people use the popular rule "spring forward and fall back" to remember which way to turn their clocks.

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

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    - Generally, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

Friday, November 11th, 2016

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    - Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.

Monday, November 14th, 2016

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    - Native American Tribes of New England and the Great Lakes named the November Full Moon the Beaver Moon because at this time of year, beavers are preparing themselves for the coming winter. Moon enters Full Moon phase at 8:52am, EST.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

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    - A program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. Every year event organizers educate the public through thousands of events. For information visit click for details.

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

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    - The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event is your chance to triumph over addiction. Annually, the third Thursday to encourage smokers to go the distance, and to finally give up smoking. For information, visit click for details

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, 60s music, beatles, paul mccartney, john lennon,
    - The music of the Beatles -- John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr -- continues to stand the test of time. "In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles" will give you a fresh perspective on the band's history. It's more than a tribute concert; the show has a narrative element that depicts everything from the famed "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance to the final performance atop the Apple Corps offices. You'll see the Fab Four through the eyes of their late manager, Brian Epstein, who serves as narrator to renowned Beatles tribute band Abbey Road as they perform 33 of the group's classic hits.
    Carpenter Performing arts Center
    6200 E Atherton St. Long Beach CA 90815
    Andy Nagle 562.480.7951
  • - On this date in 1863, 17 acres of the battlefield at Gettysburg, PA, were dedicated as a national cemetery. The address that Lincoln delivered in less than 2 minutes was later recognized as one of the most eloquent of the English language.

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

  • - On this date in 1963 President John F. Kennedy was slain by a sniper while riding in an open automobile in Dallas, TX. Accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby while in police custody awaiting trial.

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

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    - A part of everyone's Thanksgiving, the parade gets bigger and better every year. Featuring floats, giant balloons, marching bands, and famous people. The three-hour Macy's event is held in New York City starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952.
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    - Legal public holiday. Observed in all states. Originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.

Friday, November 25th, 2016

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    - The traditional start of the Christmas shopping season on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Called "Black Friday" because traditionally retailers were in the "black" by this day of year.
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