60th Anniversary event is sold out Galleries will be displayed over weekend and online
Tickets for Lakewood’s 60th anniversary open house event have sold out! Please call Nanette Davis in the city’s Community Relations Office at 562-866-9771, extension 3123 for details on how you may be placed on the waiting list in case additional tickets become available.
Weekend gallery showing
Even if you can’t attend the open house, you may still view the galleries of historic Lakewood photos, including those submitted by Lakewood residents, on Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza, 5000 Clark Avenue. No tickets are required and there is no admission charge to view the galleries on those days. The galleries of photos will also be viewable at www.lakewoodcity.org/60thPhotos starting March 22.More . . .
What Lakewood Means to Me
Honoring Lakewood’s Military Members and Veterans
Then and Now
Pan American Festival
Mayfair Park is Macy's "Heart Your Park" fundraising recipient
Mayfair Park has been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a program introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign, that aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country. From March 7 to March 31, customers at Macy’s at Lakewood Center can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent of the donations benefiting Mayfair Park. To further spread the love, Macy’s will match the total customer donation across all stores, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000 in total.
Suggest a Volunteer Day project site
On Saturday, April 26, hundreds of Lakewood residents will fan out across the city to spruce up the yard or home exterior of fellow Lakewood residents in need. Please help them find Lakewood homes to work on.
Qualifying sites need to be private homes in Lakewood owned by a Lakewood resident. Recipients of help can be seniors or persons of any age who, because of disability or limited economic means, need some neighborly help to make their yard or home exterior a little nicer.
Two chances to be a hero
Residents have two chances to give back to their community by donating blood this spring. The American Red Cross, in cooperation with the Lakewood Sheriff's Community Safety Center, has a pair of blood drives coming to the center at Lakewood Center mall: Tuesday, March 11 and Thursday, April 17--both are from 12:00 noon to 6:15 p.m.
All participants will receive a voucher for discounted tickets for select Los Angeles Kings hockey games. Donations take about an hour. Participants are encouraged to drink plenty of water and eat a nutritious meal ahead of time and bring a photo ID.
Income tax assistance at Weingart Senior Center
Volunteers are available at Weingart Senior Center to help low-income families, individuals and seniors prepare their basic tax returns. Appointments are for Mondays and Thursdays, through April 10. Reservations are required. Call 562-630-6141 to make an appointment. If you are filing a joint return, both husband and wife must come to the appointment. The Weingart Senior Center is located at 5220 Oliva Avenue in Lakewood.
“Ranger Jack” will be giving hourly guided tours introducing visitors to the quarter-mile-long California nature trail that loops around the park’s perimeter. The trail is a voyage through several ecosystems representing elements of the native California landscape like an oak grove, dry creek and a fern dell. The park features many California native plants.