Lakewood’s “Survive for 7” program returns with a one-evening “jump start” for family emergency preparedness efforts. The workshop educates residents about actions they can take to protect their family and teaches skills needed to survive in the first week following a catastrophe. Learn more at www.lakewoodcity.org/7days.
The free program is scheduled for Monday, May 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lakewood Youth Center at Del Valle Park (Woodruff Avenue and Arbor Road).
Register using the eCatalog at www.lakewoodcity.org/eCatalog. The February program is course #34196, “Survive for 7 Disaster Planning Program.” Call 562-866-9771, extension 2408 for additional information.More . . .
Free paper shredding after taxes!
The tax season is a time of pay slips, old tax forms and a potpourri of other sensitive personal documents. In the wrong hands, they can be a windfall to anyone wanting to steal your identity.
The City of Lakewood and EDCO Waste Services are teaming up again to help. Residents are invited to safely dispose of documents containing sensitive information like old bank statements and tax records at "Lakewood Shreds!" on Saturday, April 26. The free shredding event has added "green" features like a mulch giveaway and e-waste drop off.
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at The Centre
This Mother’s Day, show mom how much you appreciate her with an unforgettable, all-you-can-eat brunch and dining experience provided by TGIS Catering at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza on Sunday, May 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Centre’s in-house caterer prides itself on being one of the premier catering and event-planning teams in Southern California.
In addition to a delightful brunch buffet, there will be live entertainment, a complimentary photo booth, complimentary face painting for children, and each mom in attendance will receive a special tote bag with gifts inside. Guests can also surprise their mother with a special personalized greeting that will be displayed on the big screen during the brunch.
Get rid of household hazardous waste and e-waste
Every 2nd Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Lakewood residents can take their hazardous and e-waste to EDCO’s large transfer facility at 2755 California Avenue in Signal Hill. The facility is only 10-15 minutes from the Lakewood Civic Center.
The next free event is Saturday, May 10 and will accept household toxics like paints, insecticides, chemicals, e-waste, sharps and used cooking and motor oil.
Spring vacation programs planned 4/14 - 4/25
On Saturday, April 19, children under the age of 11 are invited to join the Easter Bunny for an outdoor egg hunt at city parks in Lakewood. Kids should bring their own Easter egg basket or come early to make a decorative bag with staff prior to the Easter Bunny's visit.
In addition to a fun day for the kids on April 19, Lakewood’s supervised parks will have programmed activities planned for the week of spring vacation.
Mayfair Park will provide supervised recreation activities beginning Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18. Bolivar, Biscailuz, San Martin, Del Valle, Boyar, Palms and Bloomfield Parks will coordinate fun activities from April 21 to April 25. All organized activities, including arts and crafts and indoor games, are designed for elementary school-aged children.
Event helps teens find volunteer positions
The Lakewood Youth Center is the city’s hub for teen volunteer opportunities. On June 4 the facility hosts “Teen Volunteer Registration Day” from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The event encourages teens to apply for volunteer positions they can use to gain experience and build a resume in our tight employment market.