Upcoming Events for the Week of July 4th

Here is a roundup of this week’s conferences, webinars, and trainings for home visitors and others who work with pregnant women and families with little ones. Also included: events around L.A. County that you can share with the families you serve. Want to look further into the future? See the comprehensive lists we update weekly for:

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Events happening throughout July

Pick-Up Testing Kit Program
If you have COVID symptoms or think you were exposed to COVID, you can pick up a free PCR testing kit, administer it yourself, and return it to a designated site for processing. See pick-up locations here.

Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) Program
This program is open to low-income individuals who live in Los Angeles County. LIFE offers discounts on weekly and monthly transit passes on Metro and any LIFE participating transit agencies.
Presented by Metro

LA County Summer Recreation Programs: Sports, Recreation, Aquatics and More!
LA County parks are offering a range of activities and programs for the whole family this summer! For more information, please visit parks.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

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.

Resources to Bridge the Digital Divide
Yesterday’s LA Health Collaborative focused on helping underserved families in LA County get connected. For a very comprehensive library of resources, see the Digital Divide Toolkit from the Community Clinic Association of LA County. Here are a couple of good links to share with clients (those without Internet access can call 3-1-1 to learn about available options):
1. Get Connected LosAngeles
2. Affordable Connectivity Program

COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available to Children Older Than 6 Months
Over 900 locations across Los Angeles County are now vaccinating children ages 6 months and older. Visit VaccinateLACounty.com or VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) to learn about locations, and schedules for clinics offering these and other COVID-19 vaccines.

Free COVID-19 Vaccines
Safe, effective and free – COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone age 5 and over, regardless of health insurance and immigration status, at hundreds 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.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Free RT/PCR Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing
Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
, 9:00am – 1:00pm (by appointment): Progress Park, 1500 Downey Avenue, Paramount, CA 90723 (Between Somerset & Alondra)
Testing will be by appointment only, no walk-ins.
Presented by Price Care Pharmacy

Free Rapid & PCR COVID Testing
Dates and times vary
: Locations vary
Free testing will be available by appointment only.
Presented by Total Testing Solutions

Free Eye Exam and Basic RX Eyewear
Wednesdays, by appointment: Lenscrafters in Westfield Santa Anita, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007
Free eye exam and basic RX eyewear are available for qualifying NAMI SGV members and friends. No drop-ins; appointments are required: Contact sgvnami@pacificclinics.org.
Presented by Dr. Tina Chiou of Clarity Advanced Optometry and One Sight of EssilorLuxottica

Free, Court Approved Anger Management Classes
Fridays, 
9:30am – 11:00am: 4801 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles, CA 90022
A 20-week course designed to teach anger management techniques and useful methods to regulate emotions. See full calendar.
Presented by the L.A. Care and BlueShield Promise Community Resource Center

Virtual: Free Breakthrough Parenting Classes
Wednesdays,
 Spanish 10:00am – 12:00pm; English 4:00pm – 6:00pm
A 15-week course that gives parents techniques to build stronger relationships with their children. See full calendar.
Presented by the L.A. Care and BlueShield Promise Community Resource Center

Infant Formula Resources for Families in L.A. County and Across California 
See this updated post in the Stronger Families Blog for resources and information to share with the families you serve.

Free COVID-19 Vaccines, Food, Diapers, Wipes, and more! 
By appointment only
To make an appointment, call (323) 789-4717. 
Presented by The Children’s Collective – Family Source Center

LA County Library’s Annual Summer Discovery Program Returns!
June 1 – August 14
Log books you read, complete fun activities, and discover all the resources the Library has to offer. You can even win prizes, like books, and be entered into drawings along the way. Interested in participating? Sign up at LACountyLibrary.org/Summer-Discovery or pick up a paper version of the game and activity ideas at your local library. 
Presented by LA County Library

LA County Library’s Annual Summer Discovery Program Returns!
Now – August 14
Log books you read, complete fun activities, and discover all the resources the Library has to offer. You can even win prizes, like books, and be entered into drawings along the way. Interested in participating? Sign up at LACountyLibrary.org/Summer-Discovery or pick up a paper version of the game and activity ideas at your local library. 
Presented by LA County Library

Free Lunch at the Library
Now – August 5
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Select locations
This summer, kids and teens 18 and under can pick up free lunch at the library. Meals are available on a first come, first served basis at select libraries from 12 – 1 pm, either Mon – Fri or Tue – Fri, depending on location (see schedule). Also, check out the LA County Parks & Rec’s Free Summer Lunch and Snack Program!
Presented by the LA County Public Library and others

Summer Reading Program: Read Beyond the Beaten Path
Now – August 30

Explore familiar stories, discover new favorites, and earn prizes for reading. For more information, call (562) 989-7323.
Presented by the Signal Hill Public Library

Golden Bear Pass
CalWORKs families can now receive a complimentary 2022 Golden Bear Pass, which grants free entry at 200+ state parks and beaches. Learn more and apply here (or in Spanish here). Questions? Contact the California Dept. of Social Services at (916) 651-0515 or calworksoutreach@dss.ca.gov.

Virtual: Queer & Trans Parent Support Group
Every Wednesday
, 11:30amPostpartum Support International’s Queer & Trans Parent Support Group is free and open to all members of the queer & trans community who are expecting, adopting, and/or parenting babies up to 2 years. Please contact Megan Roberts for more information.
Presented by Postpartum Support International

Yoga Class and Nutrition Education
Tuesdays, June 14 – July 26, 1:00pm: The Ruben F. Salazar Park Gymnasium, 3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90023
Bring your yoga mat, water, and towel, and join a yoga and nutrition education class every Tuesday. Clean and sanitized yoga mats will be available for those who do not have one.
Presented by the L.A. County Department of Health, Wellness Community, and Active San Gabriel Valley

Virtual Parent Workshops: How to Talk to Your Teen About Sexual Health
June 14 – August 23, 10:00am – 11:00am Workshops take place almost every other Tuesday, with the next session talking about body image and boundaries. For details, email spa2@ph.lacounty.gov or WhittierWC@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by the Los Angeles County Public Health Community and Field Services Division Region 2, Antelope Valley Wellness Community, and Whittier Wellness Community

Scholarship Opportunity: Rising Scientist Awards Nomination Period
Now through July 5

Teachers may now nominate high school students for the 11th Annual Child Mind Institute Rising Scientists Awards. Winners receive a $2,000 college scholarship in addition to this honorary distinction that aids in college applications. Nominations for students from groups that have faced historical barriers are encouraged. Nomination period closes July 5, 2022, and winners will be announced in August. 
Presented by the Child Mind Institute

Monday, July 4

Marina Del Rey 4th of July Fireworks Show
July 4
, 9:00pm: Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 and Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
For more information, visit marinadelrey.lacounty.gov or call (424) 526-7900.
Presented by L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors

Tuesday, July 5

Paternidad Activa: Responsabilidad y Disciplina
5 de julio
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Para registrarse, contacte a Katerin Ochoa por correo electrónico (KOchoa@pacsla.org) or llamando al (562) 526-7980.
Presentado por Pacific Asian Counseling Services

Wednesday, July 6

Critical Competencies Coaching Program
July 6 – August 8
, TBA
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Thursday, July 7

Child Development Class
July 7
, 9:30am – 11:00am: L.A. Care and BlueShield Promise Community Resource Center, 4801 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles, CA 90022Attend this class to learn about and understand milestones, and find out what resources are available if you need help. Classes are FREE and open to all! If you have any questions, please call (213) 438-5570 for more information.
Presented by Help Me Grow LA, LA Care, and Patient Family Centered Care Partners.

Webinar: Role of ‘isms and Abuse in Later Life
July 7
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Presented by the Los Angeles Later Life Intimate Partner Violence Learning Collaborative

Virtual Training: Touchpoints in the Context of Developmental Challenges
July 7 – August 11
(6 sessions), 5:00am – 9:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Friday, July 8

Virtual Event: Healing Centered Engagement Foundations Series – Aspirations: Dreams Not Deferred
July 8
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Flourish Agenda, Los Angeles County Arts & Culture

Saturday, July 9

Virtual: Parenting Classes for New Dads
July 9, 9:00am – 12:00pmAn informal, hands-on class that provides practical information and a boost of confidence for expectant dads. Participants connect with other expectant dads, and have the opportunity to talk with a “veteran dad” who has been through the class.
Presented by the Center for Men’s Excellence

Too Toxic To Trash: Free Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Drive-Thru Collection Event
July 9
, 9:00am – 3:00pm: Lawndale High School, Lloyde Parking Lot, 14901 S Inglewood Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260
This event is open to all LA County residents – no business waste accepted. Please read the flyer linked above for full details.
Presented by the L.A. County Departments of Public Works and Sanitation Districts

Sunday, July 10

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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