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first_imgPICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera History and Heritage Society is hosting an afternoon tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pico Park, 9528 Beverly Blvd. Tickets are $10. For tickets and information, call (562) 949-7100 or (562)949-6996. Sculpture exhibit The exhibit, which runs through Nov. 3, will showcase works of bronze, glass, stone, clay and mixed media by eight accomplished sculptors. The artists are Rude Calderon, Armando Baeza, Greg Kailian, Karen Schmidt, Marlene Gardiner, Joanne Reich, Jose I. Fernandez and J. David Carlson. The Bluebird Art House is dedicated to artists and the cultivation of their talents and wants to engage the community with the arts for the purpose of challenging, educating and enriching lives, said owner Veronica Martinez. For more information, call (562) 696-9493 or visit the Web at www.bluebirdarthouse.com. Latino AIDS awareness day set SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 11015 Bloomfield Ave., invites members of the Latino community to take part in National Latino AIDS Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19, with free HIV testing. The first 12 people who come in to test will receive a free AMC movie ticket. Since 2004, more Latinos have died of AIDS in Los Angeles County than any other ethnic group, according to L.A. CADA. More than three-fourths of Latinos who test positive for HIV did not know they were infected, and many did not realize they were putting themselves and others at risk through their behavior. National Latino AIDS Awareness Day is an annual event designed to promote education about HIV/AIDS, which is considered a major health emergency for Latinos. They have a four times greater risk of contracting the disease, and are four times more likely to die from it. “Being a part of the Latino community, I’ve been affected by numerous of my friends and family who have HIV,” said Erik Escareno, L.A. CADA HIV outreach worker. “There is a lot of help out there and my job is to link people with those resources,” he said. L.A. CADA is organizing National Latino AIDS Awareness Day in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Office of AIDS Policies and Planning. For more information, call (562) 906-2676 or visit wwwlacada.com Society to host afternoon tea PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera History and Heritage Society is hosting an afternoon tea from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Pico Park, 9528 Beverly Blvd. Tickets are $10. For tickets and information call (562) 949-7100 or (562) 949-6996. Sculpture exhibit to open in Whittier WHITTIER – The Bluebird Art House, 6747 Bright Ave., is presenting its first-ever group sculpture exhibit beginning Saturday. An artist reception from 5-10 p.m. will be held on the first night with a jazz band for musical entertainment. The exhibit, which runs through Nov. 3, will showcase works of bronze, glass, stone, clay and mixed media by eight accomplished sculptors. The artists are Rude Calderon, Armando Baeza, Greg Kailian, Karen Schmidt, Marlene Gardiner, Joanne Reich, Jose I. Fernandez and J. David Carlson. The Bluebird Art House is dedicated to artists and the cultivation of their talents and wants to engage the community with the arts for the purpose of challenging, educating and enriching lives, said owner Veronica Martinez. For information call (562) 696-9493 or visit the Web at www.bluebirdarthouse.com Families invited to free movie LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Activity Center, 13819 La Mirada Blvd., is hosting an “At the Movies” program at 1 p.m. Saturday. Families are invited for a free movie, popcorn and punch while they watch “Everyone’s Hero,” a movie about a young boy who travels across the country to return a baseball bat to Babe Ruth during the 1932 World Series. The movies are sponsored by Movie Express, 15775 Imperial Hwy. For information call (562) 902-3160 or visit www.cityoflamirada.org Event to promote AIDS awareness SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 11015 Bloomfield Ave., invites residents in the Latino community to take part in National Latino AIDS Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 with free HIV testing. The first 12 people who come in to test for HIV will receive a free AMC movie ticket. Since 2004, more Latinos have died of AIDS in Los Angeles County than any other ethnic group, according to L.A. CADA. More than three-fourths of Latinos who test positive for HIV did not know they were infected and many did not realize they were putting themselves and others at risk through their behavior. National Latino AIDS Awareness Day is an annual event designed to promote education about HIV/AIDS, which is considered a major health emergency for Latinos/Hispanics. They have a four times greater risk of contracting the disease, as well as are four times more likely to die from it when they do get it. “Being a part of the Latino community, I’ve been affected by numerous of my friends and family who have HIV,” said Erik Escareno, L.A. CADA HIV outreach worker. “There is a lot of help out there and my job is to link people with those resources,” he said. L.A. CADA is organizing National Latino AIDS Awareness Day in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Office of AIDS Policies and Planning. For information call (562) 906-2676 or visit the Web at wwwlacada.com Senior center to host horror fest WHITTIER – The Whittier Senior Center is hosting a Classic Horror Film Fest at 1 p.m. through Oct. 19. You can enjoy Hollywood’s scariest classics, including “Dracula” from 1931, “The Bride of Frankenstein” from 1935 and “The Blob” from 1958. Admission is free. You can enjoy the movies at the Whittier Senior Center, 13255 Walnut St., or Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road. For information call (562) 464-3370. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 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