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.
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. Come see “What Lakewood Means to Me,” “Honoring Lakewood’s Military Members and Veterans,” and “Original Residents,” as well as interesting collections of photos from the city’s own archives. More . . .
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.
This month on CityTV
In March tune in to Revisiting the Holy Land, Café 5050and Community Digest. CityTV channel 31, on Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS TV, produces programming each month ranging from local news and entertainment to sports and special events.
Youth Hall of Fame honors student athletes; photo gallery published
J.P. Crawford received top honors as Athlete of the Year at the Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame awards event February 24 at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza. Along with Crawford, a total of 65 athletes and teams were honored at the 33rd annual banquet, a tradition recognizing the accomplishments of Lakewood’s student athletes. Photo: J.P. Crawford, holding award, is flanked by members of his family and Mayor Steve Croft.
Whale watching trip
Continuing Lakewood's tradition of fun, affordable, family-friendly travel programs, the city’s next trip provides residents a chance to get up close to one of California’s biggest annual visitors: the Gray Whale.
Enjoy a day out on the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, March 22 looking for these majestic creatures. The trip is perfect for the entire family. The cost is $36*. Register at www.lakewoodcity.org/eCatalog using class #34534.