Register for free ‘Survive for 7' disaster planning program
Recent earthquakes in Southern California are a reminder to residents to get their homes and families prepared for disasters that can strike locally. To help, Lakewood’s “Survive for 7” program returns with a one-evening “jump start” for 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 at www.lakewoodcity.org/eCatalog. The program is course #34197, “Survive for 7 Disaster Planning Program.” Call 562-866-9771, extension 2408 for additional information. More...
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.
Volunteer sports coaches needed
Volunteer coaches are needed for baseball, softball and T-ball teams for the summer season at all Lakewood parks. Although moms and dads of players make great coaches, it's not necessary to have a child playing to enjoy the volunteer experience. No coaching experience is necessary. City staff will provide the appropriate training. Inquire at any Lakewood park for complete details or call 562-866-9771, extension 2408.
Pan American Fiesta is coming!
Lakewood’s fiesta is the nation’s only community-wide celebration of Pan American culture outside of Washington, D.C.--and it’s coming back in May! It’s a great way for Lakewood residents to take part in one of the city’s longest-running traditions.
The Pan American Fiesta begins its three-day, family-friendly celebration at Mayfair Park on Friday, May 9 at 5:00 p.m. The festival continues on Saturday and wraps up on Sunday.
Save hundreds on a new electric lawn mower
The AQMD mower exchange program is coming to Long Beach on Saturday, May 3. Lakewood residents can save hundreds of dollars by trading in an old gas-powered mower for a new electric mower. Discounts are 50-75% off retail pricing. Residents must register in advance to trade in their polluting, gas-powered lawn mower for a new cordless, rechargeable mower at a significant price break.
To register, call 888-425-6247 or visit www.aqmd.gov. Additional events will be held on May 25 in Pasadena, June 8 in Riverside and July 13 in Anaheim. Once registered, residents can RSVP to attend one of several trade-in events to be scheduled this summer.
Participate in Relay For Life The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 24-hour “Relay For Life” returns to Lakewood on Saturday, May 17 at 9:00 a.m. at Mayfair High School at 6000 Woodruff Avenue. Friends, neighbors, families, co-workers, service clubs, local businesses, schools and church groups are forming teams that will keep at least one member walking the course during the entire 24-hour relay because “Cancer never sleeps!”
Spectators are invited to gather to celebrate survivors and caretakers, and remember those lost to cancer. In addition to relay information, the event website lists times of scheduled activities,www.relayforlife.org/lakewoodca.
Adult sports registration starts soon
Signups for Lakewood's Adult Softball and Volleytennis summer league will take place between May 5 and 15. Softball leagues play on various evenings (Tuesday through Friday) and Sunday afternoons. Volleytennis plays Monday evenings. All ability levels are encouraged. Signups are taken at City Hall. Registration packets including fees and further information are available now at www.lakewoodcity.org/sports or by calling 562-866-9771, extension 2408.