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May 18, 2004

Community Events for June in Southern California

From: WRAD/HLO - May 18, 2004

What is happening in the Southern California area for June, 2004? Many, many events, and many of them are accessible to deaf and/or hard of hearing people. Here are the HLO-recommended events in Southern California for June, 2004.


Tuesday June 1st- DHH Gathering at Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, 5164 East Palm Ave, Burbank, CA. 7-9pm

Thursday June 3- DHH Gathering at Shakey's Pizza, 10340 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA
A Fundraiser for HLO

Friday June 4- Starbucks Coffee, 450 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA

**** 22ND ANNUAL SALUTE TO RECREATION FAMILY FESTIVAL: Friday, June 4 (6 pm-10:30 pm); SATURDAY, JUNE 5 (10 am - 10:30 pm); Sunday, June 6 (10 am - 9 pm). The largest annual Department of Recreation and Parks event in the San Fernando Valley. PLENTY of activities for the whole family, includinga children's area, petting zoo, carnival rides, games, food booths, International Village, Hawaiian Village, arts and crafts boutique, Teen Night and entertainment on four stages, WITH A FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA ON SATURDAY NIGHT, JUNE 5 !!

Saturday June 5- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Gathering at the Coffee Bean at the Grove/ Farmers Market, Los Angeles. NEAR THE LARGE FARMERS MARKET TOWER CLOCK. on Fairfax and 3rd Street- 7pm-11pm. Plenty of restaurants to choose at Farmers Market but be sure to go there before they close at 9pm. Many other restaurants remain open after 9 at the Grove area.

Saturday June 5th- DHH Gathering at Starbucks Coffee, 3429 Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA. 730pm-11pm

** IT'S A SORO WORLD FESTIVAL; Sunday, June 6 (11 am - 5 pm). South Robertson area of Los Angeles. Featuring music, entertainment, arts and crafts, games, rides for children, and Kosher, Egyptian, French, Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Vegetarian food booths. See the website at

** FOOD, WINE AND MICRO-BREW FESTIVAL: June 10, 5 pm-9 pm, Westfield Mall, Woodland Hills. Fundraiser for the Valley Cultural Center, with the ultimate in dining from restaurants, wineries and micro-breweries. Admission: $30.00. See the website at

Thursday June 10- DHH Gathering at Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance, CA. 6-9pm

Saturday June 12- DHH Coffee Gathering at Java and Jazz Coffee, 24300 Town Center Drive, Valencia, CA 91355. 7-11pm

Wednesday June 16- Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, 24415 Town Center Dr, Valencia, CA. 7-10pm. A DHH Gathering.

Thursday June 17- DHH Pizza at Vince's Pizza on 25th Street East and Avenue S in East Palmdale, CA 93550. A nice place where you can also watch two TV with closed captioning. 5pm- 9pm.

Friday June 18- DHH Gathering at Starbucks Coffee, 19758 Rinaldi Street, Northridge, CA 91326. VERY POPULAR EVENT SO DO NOT MISS IT !!!! 7pm to Closing.

** JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION: June 19, 10 am-10 pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Long Beach. June 19 is the 138th Anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the African-American slaves in the United States, and led to the Civil Rights that many people enjoy today, including people with disabilities. See the website at

**** VERY UNIQUE AND INTERESTING!! 6TH ANNUAL CAPOEIRA FESTIVAL, June 21-26 (call (323) 935-2224 or see the website at Have you ever heard of Capoeira? It is a unique martial art, originally from Africa, which developed in Brazil. It combines circular and straight kicks, acrobatics, takedowns, creativity, and spirituality. Masters from all over the world will be giving lectures and workshops. There will also be a music competition, and a Bautizado graduation ceremony on June 26. Bencao Brasil Cultural Center, 5557 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles.

***** QUEEN MARY LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL: June 25-27 (noon to 8 pm each day): For the past 16 years, this event has given the BEST family entertainment. Come and enjoy Cajun and Zydeco bands, delicious creole food, craft vendors, and some of the most beautiful costumes you have ever seen! See the website at

Sunday June 27- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Beach Party, Santa Monica Beach, Lifeguard Station #26. 10am until Sunset. Bring volleyball as we can play volleyball on the beach. Near Ocean Park Blvd by the ocean. Parking for a fee at the parking lot on the beach.



1.) DANCE CAMERA WEST INTERNATIONAL DANCE FILM FESTIVAL: If you like dance, there is a month-long festival of film screenings and events, featuring experimental short films, docmentaries and feature films at locations around Los Angeles, with a special outdoor event called "Outside the Edges." See the website at

2.) NATIONAL GAY PRIDE MONTH: A citywide celebration in Los Angeles acknowledging Southern California's gay and lesbian contributions int he areas of education, politics, the arts, culture and the humanities. Educational programs, gallery exhibitions, theatre and dance performances. See the websites at and

3.) JOHN ANSON FORD AMPHITHEATRE 2004 SEASON: Jazz, world music, dance, classical music, theatre, film, choral events and family shows at a 1,200 seat outdoor amphitheatre (it's close to the Hollywood Bowl). See the website at

4.) JAPANESE OUTLAW MASTERS FILM FESTIVAL: Japanese films have become very popular in the USA, and Japanese films are now stronger than ever. [NOTE: MANY OF THESE FILMS ARE SUBTITLED/CAPTIONED]. See the website at

5.) MODS AND ROCKERS FILM FESTIVAL: For those who loved the 1960s, this film festival provides smiles and happy memories of the grooviest decade of the grooviest century. See the website at

6.) CONCERTS IN THE PARK: The Valley Cultural Center in Woodland Hills has free concerts during the summer, every Sunday afternoon. See the website at

7.) THE IFP LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL: This festival shows the best American AND INTERNATIONAL [NOTE: MANY ARE SUBTITLED/CAPTIONED] independent films, with over 100 screenings. See the website at


Have a great time in June, and get ready for the Fourth of July and other fun summer events and activities!