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For those of you living in the LA area or planning a visit there in May and looking for some fun things to see or do, check out this May 2019 LA County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Catherine, Peggy Sue and Kathleen, at First American Title:

CalArts World Music and Dance Festival | May 3-5 | 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia

With two stages, Wild Beast Concert Pavilion and The Remo and Ami Belli Stage, doubling the number of performances from years past. The World Music and Dance Festival weekend features food trucks, instrument, clothing, and artifact vendors. The festival will also include instrument raffles and giveaways! For more information: https://music.calarts.edu

KJLH Women’s Health Expo | May 4 from 7am-4pm | Long Beach Convention Center

Women will experience a full day of activities that rejuvenate, excite and motivate them to lead a healthier lifestyle and have fun while doing it. The Expo features a panel of health experts live on the radio. The rest of the day is interwoven with Healthy Dishes demos, Exercise Zone, Natural Beauty Area, The Wellness Village on Holistic Health, informative Breakout Sessions on health topics that effect our community. For more information: www.kjlhradio.com

Special Needs Job Fair | May 4 from 10am-12pm | Switzer Learning Center, Torrance

Employment Opportunities for People with Developmental Disabilities. Presented by Leadership Torrance in Cooperation with Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information: 310-540-5858 | www.torrancechamber.com

PurpleStride 2019 | May 4 at 7:30am | Los Angeles Zoo

PurpleStride events raise awareness about the critical mission of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and give residents the opportunity to help make strides toward a better future. For more information: http://pcan.at/PSLA19

South Bay 6K Walk/Run for Water | May 4 from 8-11am | Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park, Harbor City

Each participant’s $50 registration fee provides life-changing clean water for one person, so when you participate in the Global 6K for Water you take that 6K distance away from people in need. For more information: www.teamworldvision.org

El Monte Police 5K | May 4 at 7am | Arceo Park: 3125 Tyler Avenue

“Foot Pursuit” Every particpant will receive a T-shirt and a medal. We included a 1k family walk/run to invite the entire family to our event. For more information: www.active.com

Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation for No Kid Go Hungry | May 4 from 1-4pm | Culver City Media Park

An abundance of delicious food and drink plus partake in the Silent Auction, Photo Booth, Kids Corner (with crafts and lawn games), and the Opportunity Drawing to win a gift card from every participating restaurant. For more information: www.nokidhungry.org

Viva LA Beer Festival | May 4 from 1-5pm | Hollywood Sports Park, Bellflower

Taste amazing beers where Hollywood celebrities once displayed their acting craft next to amazing Hollywood movie sets. Entertainment including live bands, DJ’s, and street performers. For more information: https://vivalabeer.eventbrite.com

Silver Anniversary Gala and Benefit | May 4 from 5-10pm | DoubleTree Hotel, Torrance

Torrance Education Foundation will host their fundraising evening, with cocktail reception, Silent and Live Auctions, gourmet 3-course dinner, and dancing. All proceeds benefit the students, teachers and schools in Torrance Unified School District. For more information: 310-320-7232 | www.tef4kids.org

Flea Market & Salsa Festival | May 5 from 7am-4pm | Antelope Valley Fairgrounds

Family Entertainment, food & fun! Presented by the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. For more information: 661-948-4518 | www.avfair.com

Cinco de Mayo Family Day | May 5 from 12-4pm | LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Enjoy live music, dance, and culinary, garden, & art workshops. Food is available for sale. For more information: 213-542-6259 | www.lapca.org

Verdugo Mountains 10K Trail Run & Hike | May 5 from 8am-1pm | Brand Park, Glendale

The 6.2 miles and 1,735 foot elevation gain will make for one Sunday morning you will never forget! After the race, participants are invited to enjoy a free pancake breakfast. For more information: www.RunTheVerdugos.com

South Gate Health Fair | May 10 from 4-7pm | Margaret Travis Senior Center

There will be Health Screenings, Vendor Fair, Rock Wall, Local Talent Performances and Raffle Prizes. For more information: 323-357-9662 | www.cityofsouthgate.org

The Queen Mary’s Waterfront Cook-Off | May 11 from 12-5pm | Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach

An afternoon of delicious food, competition, brews, and family fun. The event will be the California State Championship competition for BBQ, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, and California State Championship for Chili, sanctioned by ICS and much more. For more information: www.queenmary.com

LA County Fire Dept. Fire Service Day | May 11 | LA County Fire Stations

A Fire Service Day Open House will be conducted at all Los Angeles County fire stations. Fire Service Day offers the public an opportunity to visit their local fire station to learn about the services provided by dedicated personnel. For more information: www.fire.lacounty.gov

Mother’s Day Tea & Fashion Show | May 11 from 11:30am-2pm | Lancaster Museum of Art and History

Includes lunch, tea, champagne, fashion show, and private preview of the exhibition “Woven Stories”. For more information: 661-723-6250 | www.lancastermoah.org

Spring Fit 5K | May 11 at 6am / South Gate Park Bandstand

There will be a DJ, Kid Zone, Raffles and Giveaways. This year, there will be a competitive race starting at 8am and a recreational run/walk starting at 9am. For more information: 323-563-5445 | www.springfit5k.racewire.com

Hit the Trail Community Bike Ride | May 11 from 10am-12pm | 24155 Newhall Ranch Rd.

A full 9-mile route or a shorter 4-mile route for those with younger children. Free and open to the public, the ride begins and ends at Valencia Heritage Park, where there will be a family fun fair featuring activities, giveaways, and tricycle races! For more information: www.bikesantaclarita.com

Running Universal 5K | May 12 from 6-8am | Universal Studios Hollywood

It’s all part of the excitement during the Inaugural Minion 5K that’s a perfect event for beginners, intermediates, or even racing veterans. For more information: www.runninguniversal.com

NDVets 5K Run/Walk | May 18 from 8am-12pm | 11303 Wilshire Blvd., LA

New Directions for Veterans, a nonprofit agency that assists homeless veterans, would like you to join us in honor of those who have served and those who are serving in the Armed Forces to benefit a great cause. For more information: www.ndvets5k.org

Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K for Freedom | May 18 from 6:30-11:30am | Del Amo Fashion Center

All finishing participants will receive a 5K for Freedom commemorative t-shirt. There will be chip timing and sponsor refreshments. For more information: www.torrance5k.com

The Data Science Expo | May 18 from 8am-7pm | Pasadena Convention Center

Brings together talented people from diverse backgrounds who are doing amazing things with science. Advance your data science proficiency, training, and network. For more information: www.datascienceexpo.com

Out of the Darkness Campus Walk | May 18 from 8am-12pm | College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita

Open to the entire community and is a journey of remembrance, hope, support and a walk that unites the community - a time to acknowledge the ways suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. For more information: www.afsp.org/santaclarita

HomeWalk 5K Family Run/Walk | May 18 from 8am-12:30pm | Grand Park, Downtown LA

Join United Way of Greater Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Rams, City Council members, advocates and your fellow Angelenos in walking together to support neighbors experiencing homelessness. For more information: https://homewalk.unitedwayla.org

Artisan Row Home Arts & Crafts Show | May 18-19 from 10am-4pm | William S. Hart Regional Park, Newhall

The public is invited to attend an indoor showcase featuring handmade toys, bed and bath items, and an array of fashion accessories both commercial and handcrafted. For more information: www.santa-clarita.com

Family Camp Out | May 18-19 from 1:30-10:30pm | Begg Field, Manhattan Beach

Bring your whole family out to enjoy the serenity and inspiration of nature through this low-cost camping experience. For more information: www.citymb.info

Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Celebration | May 18-19 | Downtown Long Beach

A two-day LGBTQ+ event with live music, community programming, and food and drinks from local eateries. The Long Beach Pride Festival is inclusive and strives to promote an environment that is free from prejudice and bias. Parade on Sunday. For more information: www.longbeachpride.com

Downtown Burbank Arts Festival | May 18-19 from 11am-7pm | San Fernando Blvd.

Featuring over 100 local, hand-selected artisans, shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art, photography, food, and more. For more information: www.jackalopeartfair.com

Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction | May 19 from 11am-6pm | Google Los Angeles Campus

Will highlight the works of nearly 500 Los Angeles-area artists, and will offer fun for all ages, including live music, a beer and wine garden, food trucks, artisanal workshops, a family fun zone and more. In support of the Clinic’s mission to provide quality health care for those in need. For more information: www.theveniceartwalk.org

Alhambra Eco Fair | May 19 from 9am-4pm | Main Street between Garfield & 4th

Family-friendly activities such as games, raffles, free giveaways, and live demonstrations and entertainment. There will also be many eco-friendly vendors on site showcasing a whole host of different environmentally friendly products. For more information: 626-300-1543 | www.cityofalhambra.org

Russian Arts and Culture Festival | May 19 from 11am-7pm | Plummer Park, West Hollywood

Free and open to the public and will include entertainment, music, food vendors, Russian crafts and jewelry, and numerous local exhibitors. Gala concert from 4-6pm. For more information: 323-848-6501 | www.weho.org

Flavor of LA | May 19 from 1-5pm | CBS Studio Center, Studio City

Gourmet food samplings from some of LA’s best restaurants, craft beers, wine and cocktails. Admission includes all food and drink, and free parking! For more information: www.flavorofla.com

Pomona Children’s Festival | May 25 from 10am-2pm | Civic Center Plaza

A free event put on by the community for the community. For more information: www.ci.pomona.ca.us

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