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Published on March 27th, 2013 | by RLn Staff


Harbor Currents: FAMILY/COMMUNITY March 27, 2013

March 28
Cesar Chávez, The Man
El Camino College Compton Center will celebrate civil rights leader Cesar Chávez with a series of activities, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. March 28, in the Student Lounge.
The day’s festivities will include a produce exhibit with samples; music by “Mariachi Cachanilla de Mexicali” directed by Arturo Cortez; and a selection of Mexican cuisine for purchase. The celebratory event is free and open to the public.
The highlight of the Cesar Chávez Day Observance will be a performance entitled “Cesar Chávez, The Man” by Adolph Lopez.
Chávez founded and led the first successful farm workers’ union in the United States. When he passed away on April 23, 1993, he was president of the United Farm Workers of America. Against all odds, 1960s grape pickers made history when they won the right to bargain after beginning their fight thinking their chance at success was close to zero. Generations that followed have one man to thank for decades of tireless leadership and nonviolent tactics used in the fight for social justice, especially for migrant farm workers.
In 1994, Chávez’s family and the officers of the UFW created the Cesar E. Chávez Foundation ( to inspire current and future generations by promoting the ideals of Chavez’s life, work and vision.
Details: (310) 900-1600, ext. 2802
Venue: El Camino College Compton Center
Location: 1111 E. Artesia Boulevard, Compton

March 30
San Pedro Shred
San Pedro will host its Festival of Skate on March 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Events will include an open downhill ride, a half-pipe and the Street Course Pro-athlete Slide Jam. Free things will be given out throughout the event.
Location: 36th Street and Gaffey Street

April 6
Habitat For Humanity Bike Ride
The Habitat for Humanity will host a bike ride on April 6.
This ride will help raise funds to help build homes in need. The course will begin at Terranea L.A. Oceanfront Resort and will have three destinations to choose from. The destinations will depend on the length of your ride. A 17, 34 and 50 mile course is being offered. The 17-mile course will begin at 8:45 a.m., the 34-mile course will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the 50 mile course will begin at 6:30 a.m. You can register now for $65, but will be charged $75 after April 1.
Venue: Terranea Resort
Location: 6610 Palos Verdes Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes

Used Book Buy Sale
The San Pedro Public Library is hosting a used book sale April 6, at 11 a.m.
Details: (310) 548-7779
Venue: San Pedro Library
Location: 931 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro

Job Shadow: Mammalogist
The Aquarium of the Pacific will host Job Shadow: Mammalogist on April 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Job Shadow takes a closer look at the field of marine mammal training. Tickets cost $35 a student and $29 for aquarium members. Aquarium admission is not included with the price. Only seven through twelfth grade students are allowed. Call the number below to make reservations.
Details: (562) 951-1630;
Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific
Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

Beach Clean Up
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators will be hosting the beach clean up event April 6, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Help maintain and learn about the Cabrillo Native Garden. Groups must call to make reservations by April 4.
Details: (310) 548-7562;
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro

April 7
Spectordance presents Ocean
The Aquarium of the Pacific will host the dance media project Ocean on April 7, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ocean is a collaboration of artists, scientists, educators and presenters, working to expand and contribute solutions to the issue of climate change. Tickets will range between $15 and $25 for aquarium members. Please purchase the tickets online.
Details: (562) 590-3100;
Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific
Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

April 7
QSpeak Celebrates Women’s History Month
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we have invited Helen Factor to share her experience with the Chicago Women’s Graphics Collective, from 3 to 6 p.m. April 7, at The Center Long Beach.
The Women’s Graphics Collective wanted their feminist art to be a collective process in order to set it apart from the male-dominated Western art culture. Each poster was a joint creation by the members and most of the posters were not signed. Per the collective’s catalog, “We’re all in charge here.”
Joining Helen Factor will be Marie Cartier, scholar, visual performance artist, queer activist, poet and theologian. Cartier will be conducting a one-on-one interview with Helen regarding her experience joining the collective, her experience in the collective and her art. Cartier teaches at UC Irvine in Film and Media Studies, and California State University Northridge in Gender and Women’s Studies. Her book, Baby You Are My Religion: Women, Gay Bars and Theology before Stonewall, which includes information and images from the Women’s Graphics Collective, will be published by Acumen Press, 2013.
The event is free.
Venue: The Center Long Beach
Location: 2017 E. 4th St., Long Beach

Weekend Tidepool Walk
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators will host the Weekend Tidepool Walk on April 7, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Visitors are allowed to come join educators in taking a tour of the aquariums tidepools. Outdoor shoes are recommended. Adults must accompany young children.
Details: (310) 548-7562;
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro

April 12
Sister Spit QSpeaks
The Center Long Beach announced Sister Spit as part of the QSpeak Series, at 7:30 p.m. April 12, at MaDhaus in Long Beach.
Venue: MaDhaus
Location:  624 Pacific Ave., Long Beach

April 13
Sock Hop
The Sock Hop dance event will take place on April 13, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes.
Details: (310) 732-1270;
Venue: Port of Los Angeles
Location: 110 E. 22nd St., San Pedro

April 13
Fishing with Uncle Larry
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is offering a free program, “Fishing with Uncle Larry” from 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 13,  
Details: (310) 548-7562 ext. 223
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro

April 14
Sunday Storytime
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium “Tell sea tales by the seashore,” from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. April 14.
Listeners of all ages can join along and be part of the story by integrating puppets and other props or may choose to read a book of their own. This is a free activity; however, reservations are requested for groups.
Details: (310) 548-7562;
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

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