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Sunday, September 21

The Second Annual Walk of Hope

Claremont Boat Launch @ Granada Beach

54th St and Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, 90803

9:00am to 12:00pm

Chances are you or someone you know us living with infertility. There are nearly 800,000 people diagnosed with infertility living in California. Join us for Southern California's Inaugural Walk of Hope, a family friendly event dedicated to increase awareness about infertility. If you are currently facing infertility you are not alone. Registration is free! Bring your friends and family so they can show you they support and care about your struggle. When you’re facing infertility, no one should walk alone. Register today by visiting www.resolve.org/socalwalk

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CAR FREE SFV RIDE AND REFRESH, A FAMILY-FRIENDLY BIKE RIDE

MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.

14741 Calvert St., Los Angeles, CA

10:00am

A 10 mile ride along the Orange Line Bike Path from Van Nuys Blvd. to Balboa Park.  We’ll take a loop around the park, stop at the R/C airplanes and miniature airport.  The ride will finish at MacLeod’s Ale Brewing Company, the first microbrewery in the San Fernando Valley.  We’ll get a tour of the Brewery, and LA County Bike Coalition members showing their membership card get 15% off drinks and merchandise.

(Those under 21 are allowed on the premises and the tour, but of course can’t purchase alcohol.)

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FARE Walk for Food Allergy - Los Angeles

Columbia Park

4045 190th Street, Torrance, 90504

11:00am to 2:00pm

www.foodallergywalk.org/losangeles2014 Welcome to the FARE Walk for Food Allergy! The walk brings together thousands across the country who are seeking a safer world for the 15 million Americans living with food allergies. The Walk is a family-friendly event that takes place in communities nationwide to raise funds for food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness. This special day will include fun activities for the entire family. Register today as an individual or start a team and invite your friends, family and co-workers to help us say FAREwell to food allergies! Global parenting expert Jo Frost is the first National Ambassador for the FARE Walk for Food Allergy, and she will be present at the Los Angeles walk. Frost, known for her television shows and best-selling books, (Jo Frost Toddler Rules, Family Matters, Supernanny and Family S.O.S.) was diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies to nuts, shellfish and rye as a child. She also has asthma and multiple environmental allergies. The FARE Walk for Food Allergy, presented by Mylan, has raised more than $19 million since its inception in 2004. With an estimated 15 million Americans living with food allergies, there are 15 million reasons to walk. Open to all, individuals who want their steps to make a difference are encouraged to form a team or participate as an individual to support the cause. In 2013, the FARE Walk for Food Allergy program attracted 40,000 walkers across the nation who raised a record $3.6 million.

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Quinceanera Magazine Expo

Embassy Suites Arcadia

211 East Huntington Dr, Arcadia, 91006

12:00pm to 5:00pm

Quinceanera Magazine expo, find everything needed and more to complete that special date under one roof, and you brides to be; those same professional will be here too. Expo will be featuring a fashion show, with the latest Quinceanera gowns, meet the current Quinceanera Magazine Miss Cover Girl, find special discounted products and services to be presented at the expo, discover optional ideas to enhance your upcoming celebration, and receive a chance to win one of many giveaways.

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LA Opera Talk with Live Performances

Crowell Public Library

1890 Huntington Drive, CA, CA 91108

2:00pm to 3:00pm

The LA Opera season starts with Giuseppe Verdi's classic romance, La Traviata, one of the most popular operas today. And the LA Opera Talk series at Crowell Library starts off in a very special way, with performances by soprano MARIANA RAMIREZ, singing selections from the opera in the role of Violeta, along with baritone ERIC CASTRO singing the role of Alfredo, with pianist ABRAHAM FABELLA accompanying. The dazzlingly Art Deco-inspired LA Opera production at the Music Center features Placido Domingo in a Roaring Twenties setting.

Acclaimed by Review Plays as a "genuine opera star in progress, with a voice that has a rich quality and clarity," Mariana Ramirez is becoming widely recognized for her performances. In the role of Antonia in Tales of Hoffman, she was claimed by Harbor Independent News as “the evening’s standout with her warm, luxurious voice that encompasses romantic and poignant moments with a sympathetic presence.” This season, she performed Lia in Debussy’s L’Enfant Prodigue and in Mozart’s Requiem as a soloist under the direction of James Vail. She received her Master of Music degree with Distinction at California State University Northridge 2011 and Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance cum laude.

As a baritone soloist, Eric Castro has appeared multiple times at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Shrine Auditorium, Long Beach Carpenter Centre, Las Vegas Smith Center, and Redlands Bowl. He was recently featured with the String Orchestra Project in Bach’s Cantata Ich Habe Genug, and with San Diego Festival Orchestra in Dvorak’s Te Deum. Eric earned his B.A. from Yale University, where he studied art, music and drama; and his Juris Doctor from USC’s Gould School of Law. Eric is a Corporate Partner in the law firm of LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP.

Accompanist Abraham Fabella is a composer, pianist, and conductor who received graduate degrees in composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at the University of California, Riverside and additional graduate training at UCLA. Mr. Fabella is a much sought-after vocal coach and collaborative pianist.
Ray Busmann has worked as an artist and educator both in his native Germany and in Southern California for over 30 years. He enjoys sharing his passion for opera with audiences of all ages. This is Ray's third season as a volunteer Community Educator for LA Opera and he will undoubtedly reveal some fascinating facts in his presentation in the Library’s Barth Community Room. Arrive a bit early as this program will undoubtedly fill up. The program is free and open to all opera aficionados and first timers. Light refreshments will be served.

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