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! 

Also see our continually updated COVID-19 Information and Resources for Home Visitors and the Families They Serve. We also maintain this list of trainings and upcoming events for home visitors and other early childhood professionals

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Do you have something for us to include here? Email snish@labestbabies.org. 
Looking for LA Best Babies Network’s training calendar? Go here. Looking for a partner to coordinate a training in L.A. County? Submit your collaboration request here. Looking for a trainer? Check out HomeVisitingLA.org and its directory of trainings.

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 for Families in L.A. County

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.

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.

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
A recent 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):
Get Connected Los Angeles
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 Rapid & PCR COVID Testing
Dates and times vary
: Locations varyFree testing will be available by appointment only.
Presented by Total Testing Solutions

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 Children’s Savings Account Program Information Sessions
Recorded on June 8
Learn about Opportunity LA, a children’s savings account program, available for current LAUSD first graders and how you can receive $25 to help your child start saving for college!
Presented by the L.A. County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

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
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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.

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
Tuesdays, Now – 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
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

South LA Pride Community Picnic
July 1
, 3:00pm – 10:00pm: Norman O. Houston Park: 4800 La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Presented by Community Coalition and others

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

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

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

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

2022 Teen Summer Program
July 11 – 15, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
High school students will take part in a week of academic and personal development workshops and then attend Disneyland’s Imagination Campus. All activities and services are free! Only 30 spots are available. Call Kim or Evelyn M at (323) 789-4717 to see if your child meets the eligibility requirements.
Presented by The Children’s Collective and others

Virtual Event: The International Conference on Group B Strep (ICGBS) 2022: Community Week
July 11 – 15

Presentations will be uploaded at midnight EST daily.
Presented by Group B Strep International

Paternidad Activa: Desarrollo de Valor y de la Estima Propia
12 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

Free Back-to-School Event
July 15
, 10:00am – 2:00pm: Lynwood High School, 4050 E Imperial Hwy., Lynwood, CA 90262
All students 3 years of age and up will receive a free backpack with school supplies. Students should be present. Limited quantities will be available for students who are not present. For more information, call (877) 287-6290.
Presented by the L.A. Care and BlueShield Promise Community Resource Center

2022 Teen Summer Program
July 18 – 22, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
High school students will take part in a week of academic and personal development workshops and then attend Disneyland’s Imagination Campus. All activities and services are free! Only 30 spots are available. Call Kim or Evelyn M at (323) 789-4717 to see if your child meets the eligibility requirements.
Presented by The Children’s Collective and others

Paternidad Activa: Como Comprender y Recaminar el Mal Comportamiento
19 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

Wellness Campus Project Community Meeting
July 19, 6:30pm – 8:00pm: MLK Community Healing & Trauma Prevention Center, 11833 Wilmington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
Share your opinions and learn about the development plans for this project that will serve the Willowbrook and surrounding communities.
Presented by Charles R. Drew University and others

Webinar: Orientation for New Refugees and Asylees
July 21 – December 15, 6:00pm
Participants learn about available services, including information on refugee rights, and access to resources. Questions? Call (800) 593-8222.
Presented by the L.A. County Office of Immigrant Affairs

2022 Teen Summer Program
July 25 – 29, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
High school students will take part in a week of academic and personal development workshops and then attend Disneyland’s Imagination Campus. All activities and services are free! Only 30 spots are available. Call Kim or Evelyn M at (323) 789-4717 to see if your child meets the eligibility requirements.
Presented by The Children’s Collective and others

Paternidad Activa: Paternidad Activa Para Tener Éxito en la Escuela
26 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

10th Annual Health Fair
August 6
, 10:00am – 1:00pm: Wilmington Community Clinic, 1009 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington, CA 90744
Local organizations will be providing health screenings, mental health services, and information on how to access other community health resources. To pre-register for this event, please call (31) 549-5760, ext. 158 or email CMedina@WilmingtonCC.org.
Presented by the Wilmington Community Clinic

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