Upcoming Events for Families in L.A. County

Here’s a roundup of events on perinatal health and family strengthening compiled by LA Best Babies Network. Share with the families you serve! 

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Other resources: Upcoming Events for Early Childhood Professionals | Recorded Webinars, On-Demand Training | Ongoing Support Groups, Meetings, Classes | Other Organizations’ Events Calendars


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Upcoming Events

See our updated list of food giveaways for families throughout L.A. County! For all in-person events, remind families to wear masks, maintain social distancing, and stay home if they feel sick or have been diagnosed with COVID.

Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations – and Book Giveaways
October 2021
, 10:00am – 4:00pm (every Friday in October)
Morgan Park, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA 91706
No appointment or ID required.
Presented by the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis and El Proyecto del Barrio

Survey on Community Experiences with Local Safety Nets and Policy Making
Other survey languages:
Español | Korean | Traditional Chinese | Vietnamese | Tagalog
Share about your experiences with local safety net systems, such as emergency response (paramedics, fire, police), health care, mental health, public health, and social services. All California residents are welcome to participate. The survey is completely anonymous and takes approximately 15 minutes. Participants will have a chance to be entered in a raffle to win a $50 gift card.
Presented by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Enrollment
Ongoing, while funding remains
Provides low-income households a temporary discount of up to $50 per month on internet bills, as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a device from a participating provider. See if your household fits into any eligible categories. Families should apply immediately, as this program ends when all funds are depleted.
Presented by Universal Service Administrative Co., with oversight from the FCC

Free or Low-Cost Internet for Students
Visit GetConnectedLosAngeles.lacity.org or call 3-1-1 to learn about available options.
Presented by the City of L.A.

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Free COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone age 12 and over, regardless of health insurance and immigration status, at dozens of locations across L.A. County. Many of the vaccination sites are open late and on weekends. Some don’t require an appointment. Click here or visit VaccinateLACounty.com to find a location near you. Also see California’s Vax for the Win program for $50 gift cards and tickets to Six Flags … just for protecting yourself and your loved ones from a potentially deadly virus.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Abriendo Puertas Classes Virtuales/Opening Doors Virtual Classes
October 6 – December 15 (Wednesdays)
, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
The Opening Doors series builds family leadership skills and knowledge to promote family well-being and positive education outcomes for children. For more information and to sign up for the virtual classes, please contact Marvel Martinez at (323) 646-9135.
Presented by Children’s Bureau, Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, and Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services Prevention & Aftercare

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
October 16
, 7:00am: Grand Park, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by American Cancer Society

Tenant Workshop and Legal Clinic
October 16
, 9:00am
This workshop will be accessible through Zoom and by phone. Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Stay Housed L.A. and Pomona Economic Opportunity Center

Diaper Drive-By Giveaway
October 16
, 10:00am – 1:00pm (while supplies last): 2152 W. Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047
Pre-registration is required: call (323) 926-6594. Diapers will be available to pregnant women and families with babies ages 0-12 months old who live in the following zip codes: 90002, 90003, 90044 and 90047. Bring proof of address and proof of pregnancy or child’s age.
Presented by El Nido Family Centers

9th Annual Spring into Love: Fall Edition 2021
October 16
, 10:00am – 12:30pm
The event is for youth ages 14-24 from all backgrounds.
Presented by WeCanStopSTDsLA Coalition and others

Drive-Thru or Walk-Up Free Groceries, Flu Shots, and Gifts!
October 16
, 10:00am– 2:00pm (while supplies last): Palmdale High School, 2137 E. Avenue R, Palmdale, CA 93550
Presented by L.A. Care Community Resource Center and others

Alebrijes Workshop/Taller de Alebrijes
October 16
, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Participants interested in attending the in-person, live workshop will need to reserve a spot by contacting yadira@esperanzacommunityhousing.org. Participants interested in attending the virtual workshop will have the option to join via Facebook or YouTube.
Presented by Esperanza Community Housing

4 Under 40 Event – Listen to 4 Survivors Tell Their Story About Being Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Under the Age of 40
October 16
, 2:30pm – 4:00pm: Aziz Gallerie, 3343 W. 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

Mother and Daughter Tea Event to Celebrate Mothers and Daughters During Breast Health Month
October 17, 2:00pm – 5:00pm: Aziz Gallerie, 3343 W. 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008
This is a first come, first served event.
Presented by Black Women for Wellness and Cupcakes and Shine

Tenant Workshop and Legal Clinic
October 18
, 10:00am
This workshop will be accessible through Zoom and by phone. Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Stay Housed L.A. and Coalition for Economic Survival (CES)

Free Online Breastfeeding Support for African American Families
October 18
, 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby and The Children’s Collective Inc.’s Black Infant Health program

Nana and the Bushwoman Book Event
October 18
, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

Expecting Fathers Group for Black Dads – What to Expect During Labor and Delivery
October 19
, TBA
To sign up for this free Zoom workshop, please email dmauldin@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Black Infants and Families

Tenant Workshop and Legal Clinic
October 19
, 10:00am
This workshop will be accessible through Zoom and by phone. Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Stay Housed L.A. and Coalition for Economic Survival (CES)

Completing the FASFA: A How-To for Adult Supporters of Foster Youth
October 19
, 10:00am
Presented by John Burton Advocates for Youth

Donor Breast Milk Drive Event
October 19
, 10:00am – 1:00pm: Henry Mayo Hospital’s Lactation Department, 23861 McBean Parkway, Suite B-14, Valencia, CA 91355
Breast milk is life-saving to the most vulnerable infants. Please donate your frozen breast milk to the Lactation Department. For more information, please call (661) 200-1515.
Presented by Henry Mayo Hospital, in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank

Tenant Workshop and Legal Clinic
October 19
, 6:00pm
This workshop will be accessible through Zoom and by phone. Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Stay Housed L.A. and The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)

The 37th Georgette Shatford Memorial Lecture Series: How to Survive and Thrive When Mental Illness Affects You and Your Family – Helpful Family Roles
October 19
, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Presented by NAMI San Gabriel Valley and Pacific Clinics

Health Coverage Enrollment Fair/Inscripción de Cobertura de Salud – Official Event
October 20
, 8:00am – 2:00pm: 10833 E. Avenue R, Littlerock, CA 93543
For more information, contact Amora Coles at (661) 944-509 ext. 196 or email at coles_cherie@lacoe.edu.
Presented by Los Angeles County Office of Education and others

Food Distribution/Distribución de Comida
October 20
, 9:00am (while supplies last): 611 S. Lorena Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023 (At the intersection of 6th and S. Concord, behind the building)
For more information contact pgutierrez@elacc.org, call (323) 604-1954 or text (323) 539-3862
Presented by East Los Angeles Community Corporation

Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative – Community Input Meetings (Antelope Valley – SPA 1)
October 20
, 3:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative

Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative – Community Input Meetings (West LA – SPA 5)
October 21
, 9:00am
Presented by Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative

Tenant Workshop and Legal Clinic
October 21
, 10:00am
This workshop will be accessible through Zoom and by phone. Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Stay Housed L.A. and Coalition for Economic Survival (CES)

Tenant Workshop and Legal Clinic
October 21
, 5:00pm
This workshop will be accessible through Zoom and by phone. Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Stay Housed L.A. and The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)

Pampering and Wellness Event in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 21
, 6:00pm – 8:00pm: Aziz Gallerie, 3343 W. 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008
This is a first come, first served event.
Presented by Black Women for Wellness and Cupcakes and Shine

Free Drive-Thru/Walk-Up Flu Shot Clinic in East L.A.
October 22
, 10:00am – 2:00pm (while supplies last): Los Angeles Christian Presbyterian Church, 2241 N. Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90032
Individuals ages 3 and older who get a flu shot at this location will also receive a free gift. Advanced registration is preferred, but not required.
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center

Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations – and Book Giveaways
October 22
, 10:00am – 4:00pm (every Friday in October)
Morgan Park, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA 91706
No appointment or ID required.
Presented by the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis and El Proyecto del Barrio

Tenant Workshop and Legal Clinic
October 23
, 9:00am
This workshop will be accessible through Zoom and by phone. Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Stay Housed L.A. and Pomona Economic Opportunity Center

Free Online Breastfeeding Support for African American Families
October 23
, 10:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby and The Children’s Collective Inc.’s Black Infant Health Program

Northeast Station Pumpkin Patch & Trunk-or-Treat
October 23
, 10:00am – 1:00pm (while supplies last): 3353 N. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065
The first 100 kids will receive school supplies and the first 50 families will receive a pantry bag. There will be free pumpkins, candy, arts and crafts available.
Presented by Los Angeles Police Department of the Northeast Area

Emergency Renters Assistance Program Workshop: Get One-on-One Help With Your Application
October 23
, 10:00am – 2:00pm: Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, 152 W 32nd St., Los Angeles, 90007
For more information, call 213-745-9961.
Presented by SAJE – Strategic Actions for a Just Economy

Free Essentials + Diaper Giveaway Event
October 23
, 2:00pm – 4:00pm (while supplies last): Jim Gillian Park, 4000 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90008 (Enter from Nicolet and Santo/Tomas)
Up to 2 children per household can receive diapers. Sizes N-6 will be available. Advance registration is required for diaper pick up.
Presented by Open Arms Food Pantry and Resource Center

Get Screened for Breast Cancer (Mobile Digital Mammography)
October 25
, 8:30am – 2:00pm: Northgate Market South Gate, 4155 Tweedy Boulevard, South Gate, CA 90280
To qualify for this free service, you must be 40 years of age or older, have no breast symptoms, have a low household income and have no insurance. Schedule an appointment by calling 1 (877) 4AN-EXAM / 1 (877) 426-3926.
Presented by Alinea Medical Imaging

Expecting Fathers Group for Black Dads – Postpartum: Steps to Take Once Baby is Born
October 26
, TBA
To sign up for this free Zoom workshop, please email dmauldin@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Black Infants and Families

Los Talleres de Leyendo en Familia  – Sesión 2
October 26, 28, November 2 & 4
, 9:00am – 10:15am
Los talleres son para adultos que están trabajando en sus habilidades de alfabetización en inglés y son cuidadores de niños de 0 a 8 años. Para más información, envíe un correo electrónico a literacy@lapl.org o llame al (213) 228-7540.
Presentado por Los Angeles Public Library

Families Read Together Virtual Workshops – Session 2
October 26, 28, November 2 & 4
, 10:30am – 11:45am
These workshops are for adults who are working on their English literacy skill and are parents or caregivers for children ages 0-8 years old. For more information, email literacy@lapl.org or call (213) 228-7540.
Presented by Los Angeles Public Library

Free Virtual Baby Shower, Prizes, Support, and Community Resources
October 26
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
This event is for expecting families living in and around the Los Angeles area. Prizes, community resources, and prenatal/postpartum support will be available. Families are encouraged to register for this event as space is limited.
Presented by Adventist Health White Memorial Medical Center’s Welcome Baby program

Your Home is Someone’s Workplace! How to Hire a House Cleaner, Nanny or Homecare Worker
October 26
, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Consumer & Business Affairs and Hand in Hand – The Domestic Employers Network

The 37th Georgette Shatford Memorial Lecture Series: How to Survive and Thrive When Mental Illness Affects You and Your Family – Building Healthy Relationships
October 26
, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Presented by NAMI San Gabriel Valley and Pacific Clinics

Health Eating Lifestyle 5-Week Program (H.E.L.P)/El Programa de Estilo de Vida y Alimentación Saludable (H.E.L.P., por sus siglas en inglés)
October 27, November 3, 10, 17 and 24
, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
This program is for overweight or obese children ages 8–12 years old. The five-week virtual (zoom) program will help guide children to adopt new healthier eating and physical activity habits. To register, please contact Barbara Gonzalez at (213) 742-5553 or via email at Barbara.Gonzalez@CommonSpirit.org.
Este programa es para niños con sobrepeso de las edades de 8-12 años. El programa virtual de 5 semanas ayudará a los niños a adoptar un estilo de vida saludable e incorporar más actividad física. Para registrarse, por favor contacte a Barbara Gonzalez al 213.742.5553 o Barbara.Gonzalez@CommonSpirit.org.
Presented by Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

Free COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic for Anyone Ages 12 and Older
October 29
, 8:00am – 3:30pm: Roosevelt Park, 7600 Graham Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90001
No appointment needed. Bring photo ID to confirm age. For questions, call the office of Supervisor Holly Mitchell at 213-974-2222.
Presented by the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and others

Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations – and Book Giveaways
October 29
, 10:00am – 4:00pm (every Friday in October)
Morgan Park, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA 91706
No appointment or ID required.
Presented by the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis and El Proyecto del Barrio

Free COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic for Anyone Ages 12 and Older
October 30
, 8:00am – 3:30pm: Roosevelt Park, 7600 Graham Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90001
No appointment needed. Bring photo ID to confirm age. For questions, call the office of Supervisor Holly Mitchell at 213-974-2222.
Presented by the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and others

Closing Night – Fun, Food, and Music!
October 30, 5:00pm – 7:00pm: Aziz Gallerie, 3343 W. 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

Programa de Educación y Capacitación en Diabetes Gratuito
Noviembre 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 y Diciembre 6
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Para registrarse o para más información, por favor contacte a Christina Portillo a Christina.Portillo@CommonSpirit.org o (213) 742-5569.
Presentado por Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

Online Breastfeeding Class for African American Families
November 1 & 8
, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby & The Children’s Collective Inc’s. Black Infant Health Program

Expecting Fathers Group for Black Dads – Embracing Responsibilities Associated with Infant Care
November 2
, TBA
To sign up for this free Zoom workshop, please email dmauldin@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Black Infants and Families

Free Diabetes Empowerment Education Program
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & December 7
, 9:00am – 10:30am
To register or for more information, please contact Christina Portillo at Christina.Portillo@CommonSpirit.org or call (213) 742-5569.
Presented by Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

Free Online Breastfeeding Support for African American Families
November 8
, 8:45pm – 9:15pm
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby & The Children’s Collective Inc.’s Black Infant Health Program

Expecting Fathers Group for Black Dads – Encouragement: Resources/Bring It All Together
November 9
, TBA
To sign up for this free Zoom workshop, please email dmauldin@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Black Infants and Families

Black Daddy Dialogue Social Support Group – Changing the Narrative of African American/Black Fathers and Families
November 10
, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Fathers and father figures of all ages who are raising African American/Black children are welcome to join. For more information, contact LeHenry Solomon at fathersforabrighterfuture@gmail.com or call (424) 223-2133.
Presented by South Los Angeles/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality  Community Action Team

Free Online Breastfeeding Support for African American Families
November 15
, 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby & The Children’s Collective Inc.’s Black Infant Health Program

Food Distribution/Distribución de Comida
November 17
, 9:00am (while supplies last): 611 S. Lorena Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023 (At the intersection of 6th and S. Concord, behind the building)
For more information contact pgutierrez@elacc.org, call (323) 604-1954 or text (323) 539-3862
Presented by East Los Angeles Community Corporation

Free COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic for Anyone Ages 12 and Older
November 19
, 8:00am – 3:30pm: Roosevelt Park, 7600 Graham Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90001
No appointment needed. Bring photo ID to confirm age. For questions, call the office of Supervisor Holly Mitchell at 213-974-2222.
Presented by the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and others

Emergency Renters Assistance Program Workshop: Get One-on-One Help With Your Application
November 19
, 10:00am – 6:00pm: Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, 152 W 32nd St., Los Angeles, 90007
For more information, call 213-745-9961.
Presented by SAJE – Strategic Actions for a Just Economy

Free COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic for Anyone Ages 12 and Older
November 20
, 8:00am – 3:30pm: Roosevelt Park, 7600 Graham Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90001
No appointment needed. Bring photo ID to confirm age. For questions, call the office of Supervisor Holly Mitchell at 213-974-2222.
Presented by the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and others

3rd Annual Free Adaptive Sports Festival for the Whole Family
November 20
9:00am – 4:00pm: Brookside Park (by the Rose Bowl), 360 N. Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91103
Pre-registration is required. To register for this event, click here.
Presented by Triumph Foundation

Free Online Breastfeeding Support for African American Families
November 20
, 10:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby & The Children’s Collective Inc.’s Black Infant Health Program

Work Ready 6-Week Program to Enhance Job-Readiness
November 22 – December 13
, TBA
Presented by Los Angeles County Library

Political Advocacy 101 and Hot Topic Conversations
December 2
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by StrengthUnited’s Leadership and the Staff Advisory Committee

Black Daddy Dialogue Social Support Group – Changing the Narrative of African American/Black Fathers and Families
December 8
, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Fathers and father figures of all ages who are raising African American/Black children are welcome to join. For more information, contact LeHenry Solomon at fathersforabrighterfuture@gmail.com or call (424) 223-2133.
Presented by South Los Angeles/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality  Community Action Team

Emergency Renters Assistance Program Workshop: Get One-on-One Help With Your Application
December 10
, 10:00am – 6:30pm: Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, 152 W 32nd St., Los Angeles, 90007
For more information, call 213-745-9961.
Presented by SAJE – Strategic Actions for a Just Economy

Free Online Breastfeeding Support for African American Families
December 13
, 8:45pm – 9:15pm
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby & The Children’s Collective Inc.’s Black Infant Health Program

Food Distribution/Distribución de Comida
December 15
, 9:00am (while supplies last): 611 S. Lorena Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023 (At the intersection of 6th and S. Concord, behind the building)
For more information contact pgutierrez@elacc.org, call (323) 604-1954 or text (323) 539-3862
Presented by East Los Angeles Community Corporation

Free Online Breastfeeding Support for African American Families
December 18
, 10:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby & The Children’s Collective Inc.’s Black Infant Health Program

Free Online Breastfeeding Support for African American Families
December 20
, 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby & The Children’s Collective Inc.’s Black Infant Health Program

Virtual Baby Shower for New Mothers with Children Under 1 Years Old and Expectant Mothers
January 18, 2022
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
To sign up, email info@laccnp.org or call (213) 482-8616
Presented by Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP) and Anthem Blue Cross with other community partners

Virtual Baby Shower for New Mothers with Children Under 1 Years Old and Expectant Mothers
April 19, 2022
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
To sign up, email info@laccnp.org or call (213) 482-8616
Presented by Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP) and Anthem Blue Cross with other community partners


Other resources: Upcoming Events for Early Childhood Professionals | Recorded Webinars, On-Demand Training | Ongoing Support Groups, Meetings, Classes | Other Organizations’ Events Calendars

Disclaimer: LA Best Babies Network provides this content as a service to the community. Listing an event here does not necessarily imply endorsement or approval. Please contact the host organizations directly for more information on any of these events.