Filipino community calendar of events
The following are some of the events taking place in the Filipino American community across the US until February 2015:
October 17 – 19
Friends of the Cerritos Library Fall Book Sale
The Friends of the Cerritos Library will hold its fall book sale this month in the library Skyline Room, with a special members-only sale to be held on Friday, Oct 17 from 6 to 8pm. The book sale will be open to the public on Saturday, Oct 18 from 9am to 3pm, and the “Fill a Bag for $3” event will take place Sunday, Oct 19 from 1:30 to 3pm. A great selection of fiction and nonfiction books will be available at bargain prices; come early for the best selection! Membership to the Friends’ group will also be available at the door on Friday evening, Oct 17. Cost of memberships is $10 for individuals, $15 for families, $25 for organizations/corporations, and $100 for lifetime membership. Cerritos Library is located at 18025 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, CA. For more information, call (562) 916-1389.
October 17 – 24
US Trade and Investment Mission to the PH, hosted by the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce
Entrepreneurs and investors are invited to come and join the US Trade and Investment Mission to the Philippines on Oct. 17 to 24, 2014. The delegation will get to meet President Benigno S. Aquino III and will be hosted by seven governors of Central Luzon. The mission will allow you to meet future global business partners, and will let you explore investment opportunities in the Philippines. Seats are limited. For more information, please contact Mary Ann R. Omega at (818) 430-3972; Ethel Reyes Mercado at [email protected] or [email protected] TX.org; or Gus Mercado at [email protected], or (972) 814-7548 or (940) 728-2222.
Builder Lions Club Outstanding Parents Awards Night
The Builder Lions Club is all set for their 2014 Outstanding Parents Awards Night to be held at the Almansor Court on October 18, 2014. Music will be provided by The Midnight Motion Duo. For further questions, please call District Governor Sonja Menor (323) 465-0613, President Cora Pati (562) 806-2270, Chairperson Emmy Manansala or Secretary Tita James at (818) 203-2325.
BASC Fiesta Dinner Dance
The Binangonan Association of Southern California (BASC) is inviting all our kababayan on its 27th Annual Fiesta Celebration dinner-dance)in honor of St. Ursula, to be held on Saturday, 18 October 2014 , 6:00 p.m. at Holiday Inn, Buena Park, CA 90620. For further inquiries please contact Ms. Aleht Membrebe @ 562-659-1506 and/or Olan Celestial @ 323-356-3090.
October 18 – 19
ANCOP USA Disaster Preparedness Summit
ANCOP USA, in partnership with Catholic Relief SErvices, Caritas in Veritate International and other nonprofit relief agencies, invite the Filipino community to come and join the 1st ANCOP USA Disaster Preparedness Summit. The Summit will be a day and a half, scheduled for Oct. 18-19, 2014, at the Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 60089. Limited Seating. Registration fee of $130 includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Oct. 18, and breakfast and lunch on Oct. 19. For more information on the summit and the registration process, please visit www.ancopusasummit.org. Exhibitors welcome. Please contact Roger Santos (848) 459- 8019, [email protected]
Salute to the 70th Anniversary of Leyte Landing
Sponsored by the Filipino Veterans Foundation (FVF), this special event will remember history from the events of WWII in the Philippines and from those heroes who fought bravely in the Pacific, highlighting the 70th anniversary of the landing on Leyte on October 20, 1944. Program includes special guest speaker Jaime Zobel, curator of the Douglas MacArthur Foundation, and author of “WWII in the Philippines” Jay Wertz. Admission is FREE; held at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in Los Angeles from 9am until 12 noon.. Luncheon reception with $25 donation to follow at the Purple Heart Inn. To RSVP, contact Rico from the FVF: 213-765-9625.
“An Evening with Raul Sunico” Benefit Concert
Presented by GMA Pinoy TV, on Saturday, October 25, at 6:00 PM, talented musical artists including world-renowned pianist Raul Sunico will be performing in a dazzling classical music concert for one night only at the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena (500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA). Proceeds from “An Evening with Raul Sunico” will help Christian ministers and missionaries through the JIR Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting Christian workers in need. Along with Sunico, the benefit concert will also feature a variety of brilliant performers, among them Soprano Annie Nepomuceno, the Harana Men’s Chorus, and the Soriano Strings Duet. Please visit www.raulsunico.eventbrite.com or call 818 612-4500.
Larry Itliong Tribute Day & March
The City of Carson and various organizations will join the entire community in honoring the life’s work and legacy of Larry Itliong – a Filipino-American labor leader and organizer who brought together immigrant farm workers and cannery workers for over 30 years, and led the successful “Great Delano Grape Strike” of 1965. The tribute march will start at 9 a.m. from the USW-Local 675 Union Hall, located at 1200 E. 220th Street in Carson and end up at the East Parking Lot of the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center located at 801 E. Carson Street in Carson. The event is open to the public and admission is free. The event will feature music, refreshments, inspirational messages and awards presented to the labor awardees. On October 2010, Carson City Council passed a resolution establishing October 25 as Larry Itliong Day in Carson. City officials are encouraging the community to take part in observing this special day by attending this event honoring the life’s work and legacy of Larry Itliong who promoted and fought for the well-being of all of California’s Farm Workers.For more information about this event, please call (310) 830-7600 ext. 1000 or Fe Koons at (310) 987-8886.
Batanguenos USA 25th Anniversary Dinner-Dance
The Batanguenos USA will hold their 25th Anniversary Dinner-Dance at Double Tree in Norwalk on October 25, 2014. Music will be provided by Willie Manacsa & The Midnight Motion Band. Kindly call the following officers for additional information, President Tony Panganiban (714) 686-8228, Vice Presidents Dhing Silang or Edsel Arceo (818) 632-2183 or Adviser Emma Gutierrez at (626) 913-5236
17th Annual Cancer Challenge 5K/10K Run/Walk
Hosted by the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, the 17th Annual LA Cancer Challenge 5K/10K Run/Walk (LACC) and Kids Can Cure Fun Run will be held on the Veterans Administration (VA) Grounds in West Los Angeles. Southern California’s best Halloween-themed fitness event includes a Fit Family Expo with more than 60 outdoor exhibitor booths, activity tents, a stage with a huge video screen, a Kids Zone, and an adult costume contest, kids costume parade and more creating a fun-filled day for all! Registration includes a Chip Timed Event, T-Shirt, Bib, Finishers Medal and Runner’s Gift Bag. At the heart of the LACC, which has raised over $5 Million to date, is our goal to unite generations, young and old, through physical fitness to create public awareness and raise much-needed funds for pancreatic cancer research. The Run/Walk will take place Sunday, October 26 at 6:00am at National Veterans Park; 11454 San Vicente Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049 (across street from VA Grounds). For more information visit www.lacancerchallenge.org.
Arcadia Parol ng Pinoy: Parol Making Workshop
Brought to you by Pinoy Town Hall, come and join us in celebrating the richness of Filipino culture as we gather and be one with the community in reminiscing the art of parolmaking – a folk craft art that has been part of the Filipino Christmas tradition and culture for more than 100 years! The Parol ng Pinoy workshop will take place on Sunday, Nov 2nd, from 12 to 5pm at 370 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007. Another Parol ng Pinoy craft workshop will also take place Nov. 15th in Carson, CA. Both workshops are FREE, with free parol kits for the first 50 registrants. Register online at www.pinoytownhall.com/parol before Oct 30, 2014, or call Cynthia at 818-655-0212.
Filipino Children’s Foundation 22nd Annual Charity Auction
The Filipino Children’s Foundation (FCF) will hold its 22nd Annual Charity Auction at the Castaway in Burbank on November 8, 2014 (Saturday). It will be a lunch event and will feature live and silent auction, as well as entertainment and door prizes. California corporation whose mission is to provide financial assistance to street children, including impoverished and abandoned kids, in the Philippines. For reservation and ticket information, please call LINDA WEAVER at (818) 631-6880 or REY TUAZON at (323) 256-4499. Inquiries can also be sent to [email protected] or [email protected]
St. Louis University Alumni Reunion
Baguio City-based Saint Louis University alumni members and friends worldwide has slated a grand “Journey to the Past and the Future” reunion on Nov. 8, 2014 (Saturday) from 6 p.m. to midnight at Harrahs Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. A registration fee of $110 per person must be pre-paid and payable to SLU Reunion. Payments should be mailed to SLU Alumni Assn. c/o Michael Montemayor, P.O. Box 7151, Mission Hills, CA 91346. Attire is semi-formal. Music entertainment provided by Purple & Hearts Band, and former SLU instructor and Baguio City broadcaster Eddie C. Ferrer will host the festivities. For inquiries, reservations, souvenir program ads and payment please contact Henry Fine at 949-683-1869 or [email protected]; Mike Montemayor at 818-687-2534 or [email protected]; and Larry Caguioa at 760-207-1887 or [email protected] Please visit website for details: SLUAlumninternational.org.
November 8 – 9
Mapua High School’s “Red Robin Rockin’ Reunion”
The Mapua Institute of Technology High School (MITHS) will hold its first grand reunion and formal dinner-dance at the Airtel Hotel in Van Nuys, CA on November 8th and 9th. Led by MITHS Batch ’74 in celebration of its 40th anniversary, this two-day event “Red Robin Rockin’ Reunion” begins with a full day of fellowship on Saturday, November 8th at the hospitality suite of Airtel Hotel, and an opportunity to reminisce and formally organize a MITHS Alumni Association in the US. The weekend will be capped by the first formal dinner-dance on Sunday, November 9th at Airtel Hotel Ballroom at 7 p.m. Attendees are urged to spend the evening with their classmates, former teachers and fellow Mapuans in an evening of dancing and entertainment. A souvenir program will be printed to commemorate this occasion. Mapuans are encouraged to participate by placing their family pictures, business ads, and batch photos in the commemorative reunion souvenir program. For more details and registration inquiries, interested parties may call Bhot Salas @ 818-335-2417 or Dony Rondilla @ 661-373-0991.
UP Alumni Association – New Jersey Chapter biennial general assembly
All UP alumni, family, and friends are invited to come and join the Biennial General Assembly and Elections of the UP Alumni Association New Jersey Chapter to be held at the Doubletree Hotel, Newark, NJ, from 1pm to 6pm. The Outstanding UP Alumni awardees will also be honored at the event. For more info, please contact Madelyn Yu at (201) 247-3437, and Flor Yalong at (732) 991-2395.
Annual Christmas Dinner Dance
The SANTO NIÑO DE CEBU ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC. invites all to celebrate its annual Christmas Dinner Dance, Saturday, December 6 from 6 pm – 12 am, at the Almansor Court Lake View Hall (700 S. Almansor St., Alhambra, CA 91801.) For tickets & inquiries, please contact the association president Danny C. Diluvio at (323) 252-4991 or [email protected]
Kawit High School/Emiliano Tria Tirona Memorial National High School Grand Reunion
Calling all KAWIT HIGH SCHOOL/EMILIANO TRIA TIRONA MEMORIAL NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL graduates or former students to come out and join up the “2015 GRAND REUNION” of our Alma Mater on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Emiliano Tria Tirona Memorial High School, Marulas, Kawit, Cavite, Philippines and on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Josephines Restaurant, Magdiwang Highway, Kawit 4104, Philippines. Alumni now residing in Canada, the US, and other parts of the world are invited to share this special day with their fellow graduates or former students in the Philippines. For Philippines inquiries, please contact Carolina Ferrer, 46-484-4739 / 0908-789-2214 or e-mail: [email protected] For USA – Dorothy Ferrer, (707) 761-5073 or e-mail: [email protected]
SANTO NIÑO DE CEBU ANNUAL FIESTA
The SANTO NIÑO DE CEBU ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC. invites all to join in the Annual Fiesta honoring Santo Nino De Cebu. The celebration will take place Saturday January 10th, from 10am – 5pm at St. Bernard Catholic Church (9647 E. Beach St. Bellflower, CA 90706). Please contact the association president Danny C. Diluvio at (323) 252-4991 or [email protected] for any questions.
UST-Education High School Batch ’72 Reunion
UST College of Education High School Batch ’72 invites all classmates to come and join the UST Educ. HS Batch ’72 Reunion on Feb. 14, 2015., from, 7pm – onwards, at the Sequoia Hotel, 91-93 Mother Ignacia cor. Timog Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines. For more information, please email [email protected]
“ONE PWU. Reunited. Revisited”
The Philippine Women’s University will hold its 84th Grand Alumni Homecoming on February 28, 2015, Saturday, 3 PM, at Le Pavillion, Metro Park, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. The occasion aims to bring together the various affiliate schools under the PWU umbrella (PWU, PWC Davao, PWC Iloilo and JASMS) for an afternoon of camaraderie and reminiscing. Spouses, children and grandchildren are welcome. Working towards ONE PWU – PWU Centennial (1919 to 2019), the program features the jubilarian groups from elementary, high school and college of batches 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010. Entrance fee is P300 per person. Food will be available for sale at the premises. For tickets and inquiries contact: PWUAA office (Meanne) at [email protected] or 4651734 Loc 263; event chair Lourdes Maramba Fajardo, [email protected] or 09178559788; Vicky Amalingan Sales, [email protected] or 09178049681; Fe Ilagan, [email protected] or 09175750100; Maria Lim Ayuyao, [email protected] or 09202381638; or Corazon Gianzon Santillan, [email protected] or 09178959461.
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