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Food Truck Friday
Join the City of Inglewood and KJLH on Friday, August  22  for the 4th Friday Food Truck event taking place in downtown Inglewood on Market Street from Regent to Manchester from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  There will be 15 food and dessert trucks, information booths, live entertainment and activities for the kids.  For additional information, contact the Parks, Recreation and Library Services Department at (310) 412-8750.

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Movies in the Park
Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and join us for an unforgettable evening of "Cinema Under the Stars."  Join us for "Movies in the Park" on Saturday, August 9 and 23, 2014.  All movies are free!  Gates open at 6:30p.m. and movies begin at dusk.  Prior to the viewing of the movie, a special presentation of environmental videos will be shown.  Bring 10 recyclable items and receive a free popcorn voucher!  Refreshments will be available for purchase.  For dates, times and specific movie titles, please call the Movie-Info line at (310) 412-8880.
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AFRO-LATIN FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND DANCE
On Saturday, July 26th, Inglewood Cultural Arts, Inc., will present the 2014 Afro-Latin Festival of Music and Dance at the Edward Vincent, Jr. Park Amphitheater from 12 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This event, which is co-sponsored by the City of Inglewood, is for all ages and absolutely free.  Grab your family and friends, pack a lunch and come and enjoy Afro-Latin music and dance.  For additional information, see the event flyer links below or visit www.inglewoodculturalarts.org

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2014 Summer Communty Guide Now Available
The 2014 Summer Community Guide is now available. Click the link below for information about events, programs and activities for children, youth, adults and families.  The information guide also provides information about services offered for older adults, recycling and trash collection, city facilities and key phone numbers for City departments. 

Click here for English
Click here for Spanish

Inglewood Art+Film Lab at the Main Library
The City is partnering with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to present the Inglewood Art+Film LabOpening night is Friday, June 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the City Hall South Mall (One Manchester Boulevard). The evening includes live entertainment, walking tours of the City Hall South Mall, Library and Grevillea Park public art and the LACMA9 Animation Series (beginning at 8:30 p.m.). The Inglewood Art+Film Lab will run through July 27, 2014.  Program days and times vary.  For complete program listing click here.
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Summer Food Lunch Program
Free lunch is currently being offered to youth 18 and under at 13 different locations in Inglewood.  Free lunches are served Monday - Friday, through August 29, 2014.  Menus consist of hot and cold foods such as spaghetti, corn dogs, burritos, and sandwiches. Milk, fruit, and dessert are also served.  Free meals are only available to program participants 18 years old and younger.  Accompanying adults are encouraged to bring their lunch so the group can eat together.  For meal sites, click here
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Swim Offerings
The Edward Vincent, Jr. Park swimming and wading pools will open on Wednesday, June 25 and close on Monday, September 1, 2014. General swim is offered Wednesday through Sunday, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed on Monday and Tuesday. 

66th annual Memorial Day Celebration
Join the City of Inglewood for the 66th annual Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 26, 2014.  The ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. at Inglewood City Hall, on the South Mall Courtyard in front of the Memorial Obelisk Monument. 

Pre-school Classes Offered

The Early Childhood Development Program provides pre-school classes for children 12 months to five years of age.  The program provides a recreation experience with an emphasis on learning through €nds-on€xperiences.  All class activities are designed to promote social, physical and intellectual growth.  Activities include creative arts and crafts, rhythms, finger plays, dance, storytelling, share time and free play.  Additional offerings include, outdoor play activity, nutrition time, field trips and picnics.  Classes are offered at Rogers Park, Lockhaven Community Center and Siminski Park.  For more information contact the Pre-School Office at (310) 412-8882


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Free Kenpo Karate Classes
The Parks, Recreation and Library Services Department in collaboration with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board are hosting free Chinese Kenpo Karate classes at Darby Park.  The self-defense and safety awareness classes are offered to boys and girls ages 9-17.  Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Darby Park is located at 3400 West Arbor Vitae.  Classes culminate on April 24, 2014.  For additonal information call (310) 412-5391. 
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Free Scrapbooking Classes
The Parks, Recreation and Library Services Department is offering "free" scrapbooking classes to youth ages 5-13.  Classes will be held on March 29, April 26 and May 31, 2014.  Youth ages 5-8 meet from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and youth ages 9-13 meet from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  All classes are held at  Lockhaven Community Center - 11125 Doty Avenue, Inglewood, 90303.  Students must bring a minimum of (6) 4x6 photos of their favorite vacation, event or gathering.  For additional information call (310) 412-8700.
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Track and Field
Track and Field is open to boys and girls, ages 6 to 14.  The program provides track and field instruction and guidance, with an emphasis on sportsmanship.  Registration will be held Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Rogers Park - 400 West Beach Avenue.  Applications will be accepted from February 22 through March 8, 2014.  The cost is $30 per child.  Birth certificates must be shown at the time of registration.  For additional information, contact the Sports Office at (310) 412-5370. 
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Be Well Program Offered for High Risk Seniors

A new BE WELL series of 16 weeks of classes will be offered free of charge for seniors 60 and over at Darby Park, 3400 W. Arbor Vitae Boulevard in Inglewood, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. beginning Wednesday February 12, 2014 and ending in June, 2014.   The Program, which will meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays, includes one hour of exercise taught by a certified fitness instructor and one hour of nutrition education, featuring a senior-oriented curriculum on nutrition, medication management and behavior modification taught by registered dietitians, pharmacists and psychologists.    The program is free to seniors


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Inglewood Celebrates the Life and Accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Saturday, January 18, 2014, the City of Inglewood will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration.  Inglewood's King Day celebration will include a rousing commemorative service beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Crozier Middle School Auditorium.   Immediately following the commemorative ceremony, the day's celebration will continue on the grounds of Crozier Middle School with a spectacular family festival.  The festival begins at 11:00 a.m. and will include a variety of entertainment, interactive games, commercial vendors and food selections. For event flyer, click here.

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2013 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
The City of Inglewood will host its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.  The event will take place at Inglewood City Hall - South Courtyard - located at One Manchester Boulevard.  There will be entertainment, refreshments for all, and a special holiday visit by Santa.  The entire community is encouraged to attend this festive holiday event.  For additional information, contact the City's Parks, Recreation and Library Services Department at (310) 412-8750.

Free Summer Food Service Program in Inglewood
Don't miss out on the free lunches offered to youth 18 and under at 12 different locations in Inglewood.  Free lunches will be served Monday through Friday, from June 21 - August 30. 

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Wading Pools
Looking for a place for the kids to cool off this summer?  Bring them to the wading pool. 
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65th Annual Memorial Day Service
On Monday, May 27, 2013, the City of Inglewood invites the public to attend the City's 65th Annual Memorial Day Service.  The ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. at Inglewood City Hall, located at 1 Manchester Boulevard, on the South Mall Courtyard in front of the Memorial Obelisk Monument.  For more information please call (310) 412-8750.
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Quality Child Care Lasts a Lifetime
The City of Inglewood has joined the First 5 LA Early Care and Education (ECE) Workforce Development Public Education Campaign, Quality Child Care Lasts a Lifetime to raise the awareness among parents on the importance of quality child care and the role it plays in a child’s development. 
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30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration!
On Saturday, January 19, 2013, the City of Inglewood will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration.  Join Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, KTLA News Anchor Micheala Pereira, Actress Zoe Hendrix and musical guests Jimmy Fisher and Contagious Praise for a 9:00 a.m. Commemorative Service at Crozier Middle School, located at 120 W. Regent St.  A King Day Festival will follow at 11:00 a.m.  New this year, ALL EVENTS will take place at CROZIER MIDDLE SCHOOL.  Bring the entire family!  For more information call (310) 412-8750.
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Free Fruit Trees Available to Inglewood Residents
If you're interested in receiving a free fruit tree as a part of the Social Justice Learning Institute's 2013 Fruit Tree Distribution Program, or perhaps, giving a fruit tree as a gift to a friend, family member, or neighbor this holiday season, click on the link below and complete the attached application. 

For additional information, contact the Social Justic Learning Institute at 323.952.3466 or via email at dsteele@sjli-cp.org.

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Tree Request Application



News Image 2012 Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
On Thursday, December 6, 2012, Inglewood residents, their families and friends are encouraged to join Inglewood's Mayor and Council Members for the City's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Event will take place at Inglewood City Hall - South Mall at 5:30 p.m. City Hall is located at One Manchester Blvd. The event will include entertainment, arts & crafts, refreshments for all and a special holiday visit by Santa. The entire community is encouraged to attend this festive holiday event.

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News Image 6th Annual Inglewood Open Studios Tour
The 6th Annual Inglewood Open Studios Tour will take place on November 10 and 11, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Designed to highlight Inglewood artists and bring greater awareness to the thriving artist community living and working in Inglewood, the Open Studios Tour will allow visitors to tour the studios of over 45 established and emerging Inglewood artists who work in a variety of mediums. 
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2012 Swimming Pool Offerings
The Edward Vincent, Jr. Park swimming and wading pools will open from Wednesday, June 27 through Monday, September 3, 2012.  General swim is offered Wednesday through Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday.  Admission fee is $1 per person.  The Swim Complex also offers a variety of classes and activities for youth and adults.  This summers offerings include; Youth and Adult Swim Lessons, Parent & Me Swim Classes, Adult Water Aerobics and Family Swim Nights.  Click here for a complete list of offerings.

Ashwood Park Summer Activities
Ashwood Park is offering free summer activities for youth ages 8-12.  The program meets Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Activities include; structured sports, recreational play, arts and crafts and field trips.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Click here for additional information.

FREE SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM
Don't miss out on the free lunches offered to youth 18 and under at eight different locations in Inglewood.   Free lunches will be served Monday through Friday, from June 20 - August 31.
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Summer Camp 2012
The Parks, Recreation and Library Services Department is offering five exciting Summer Day Camp experiences for youth ages 4 and up.  Each camp is an exciting recreational and educational all-day program for children.  Kids explore a different theme in each session as well as participate in arts & crafts, educational activities and sports.  Children also enjoy swimming, supervised outdoor activities and field trips. 
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64th Annual Memorial Day Celebration

Join the City of Inglewood for the 64th Annual Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Memorial Obelisk Monument at Inglewood City Hall located at One Manchester Boulevard.  The commemorative ceremonies will celebrate the lives of war heroes and pay tribute to the courageous men and women who are currently serving in the armed forces. 

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Inglewood Wins $2.6 Million Grant for Center Park

The City of Inglewood has been awarded a $2,670,000 grant for use in revitalizing and expanding Center Park, which is located in the southern section of the city at 3656 West 111th Street. These funds are provided through the State of California's Prop 84 Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program.


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Inglewood Honors Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez

Join the City of Inglewood for the 11th annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration on Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Darby Park located at 3400 West Arbor Vitae.  The entire community is invited to join the celebration that pays tribute to a true American hero - Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist.  The event is free and activities have been planned for the entire family, including, live entertainment, arts and crafts, interactive and carnival style games, face painting, vendor booths, authentic Mexican food and a soccer tournament featuring the 9th Annual Cesar Chavez Day Cup. For more information please call (310) 412-8750.

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Volunteers Needed to Help Build KaBOOM! Playground at North Park
Join us as we team up with KaBOOM! to build a playground at North Park, 611 Hargrave St.  We are seeking 200+ volunteers who do not have to be skilled, trained or have any special tools; they just have to be enthusiastic, energetic, a team player, willing to work, and have fun, fun, fun!  (And be at least 18 years of age).  Volunteers will assist with tasks ranging from registration to assembling and installing the equipment. 

To register online to volunteer click here
Save the Date Flyer - English and Spanish
Volunteer Application - English Spanish

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We're Building a KaBOOM! Playground and Need Your Help!

KaBOOM!, a national non-profit that empowers communities to build playgrounds, and The J. Williard and Alice S. Marriot Foundation recently selected the City of Inglewood as a community playground build partner. Through the KaBOOM! and The J. Williard and Alice S. Marriot Foundation partnership, the City with the help of community volunteers will design and build a new playground for children ages 2 -12 at North Park. North Park is located at 611 Hargrave St.

We would like you to help us select the final playground.  To select your favorite playground design, click the link below to view the designs and cast your vote. Voting will be open through Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 11:59 p.m.   

Click here to vote for your favorite KaBOOM! playground design.
Save the Date Flyer - English and Spanish
To volunteer - register online or print application English Spanish


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Free Practice SAT Testing
The Princeton Review will offer FREE practice SAT testing at Rogers Park.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
9am-1:30pm
Location: Rogers Park, 400 W. Beach Ave. Inglewood, CA 90302

For more information, click here.



Free "Learning as a Family" Workshops Offered
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will host a series of free "Healthy Living" and "Learning as a Family" workshops that provide health and fitness, career, education and mental health information and resource referral.  The next "Learning as a Family" series will begin on March 15 and includes four workshops and a culminating event/graduation.  For more information, click here.

Inglewood Celebrates the Life and Accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Saturday, January 14, 2012, the City of Inglewood will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration.  This year€memorial of Dr. King's legacy will be extremely significant in that it is Inglewood's 29th annual commemoration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. King.

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Plans underway for 2012 King Day Celebration
The City of Inglewood is planning its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration for Saturday, January 14, 2012. You are cordially invited to participate in our King Day Celebration in one or more of the following ways:

- Showcase your wares and or services as a marketplace vendor.
- Promote employment opportunities and share job related information as a job and resource fair exhibitor.
- Place an ad in the commemorative Souvenir Program Book.

To reserve your space, click the link below and complete and return the forms specific to your area(s) of interest.

Intent to Participate Forms

Inglewood Be Well Program Recieves National Award
The City of Inglewood's Be Well Senior Fitness and Nutrition Education Program, a program for seniors with chronic diseases, has been awarded the National Association of Counties 2011 Achievement Award.

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2011 Survey of Inglewood Parks
The City of Inglewood is seeking citizen input on how to improve the City's parks and recreational offerings. Please tell us your thoughts. Make comments or suggestions regarding recreational and cultural activities, park amenities and the development of new park lands. Your input will assist in improving the City's current facilities and programs as well as help shape priorities for future projects and funding.  Complete and submit the Park Survey by June 30, 2011. Your response will quality you to win an Apple IPAD. Winners will be announced via the City's website on July 2, 2011.

Thank you!

Click here for Survey


Summer Day Camp

Not sure what to do with your vacationing kids this summer! Enroll them in one of our themed summer day camps.  The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is offering five exciting Summer Day Camp experiences for youth ages 4 and up. Each camp is an exciting recreational and educational all-day program for children. Kids explore a different theme in each session as well as participate in arts & crafts, educational activities, swimming, supervised outdoor activities and field trips (two per session).

Summer Day Camp is offered in two 4-week sessions with an extended day program offered before and after camp. 

Session I:     July 5 to July 29, 2011
Session II:    July 1 to August 26, 2011


Click here to see the camp brochure or for more information contact the Cultural Office at (310) 412-8700.


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FREE SUMMER FOOD LUNCH PROGRAM IN INGLEWOOD
Don't miss out on the free lunches offered to youth 18 and under at six different locations in Inglewood.   Free lunches will be served Monday through Friday beginning June 20 and ending on August 26, 2011.  The Summer Food Service Program is funded through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  For more information contact the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at (310) 412-8750.

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Earth Day 2011 at Queen Park
The Social Justice Learning Institute with in-kind support from the City of Inglewood presents "Earth Day 2011 - An Inglewood Community Wide Celebration." This event is sponsored by Disney, Home Depot, and Waste Management. Held on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Queen Park in Inglewood, families from all over the South Bay will be celebrating the beauty of the Earth together as a community.

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NOTICE OF EQUALIZATION OF WEED AND CLEANING TAXES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Construction Board of Appeals of the City of Inglewood, will convene on the 18th day of May, 2011 beginning at the hour of 3:00 p.m., of said day in the Council Chamber in the City Hall, One Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, California, to hear any protests or objections to weed or cleaning taxes for the purpose of correcting, modifying or confirming the same.
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Disney and KaBOOM! Playground Build: Exciting Volunteer Opportunity!
Do you enjoy the outdoors and love the feeling of accomplishment?  Do you enjoy meeting new people and having fun as you see a project through to completion?

If this sounds like you, then please come join us and our partners for a KABOOM! - Disney Community Playground Build at Queen Park, 652 E. Queen St.  We are seeking 200+ volunteers who do not have to be skilled, trained or have any special tools; they just have to be enthusiastic, energetic, a team player, willing to work, and have fun, fun, fun! 

Click here to Register Online Now!
Click here to Print Application 

 

News Image Inglewood Celebrates the Life and Accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King
On Saturday, January 15, 2011, the City of Inglewood will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration.  This year's memorial of Dr. King legacy will be extremely significant as it is Inglewood's 28th annual commemoration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. King.  Inglewood was one of the first cities in the nation to designate Dr. King birthday a legal holiday. Inglewood's King Day celebration will include a rousing ecumenical service beginning at 9:00 a.m. in The Tabernacle of Faithful Central Bible Church located at 321 N. Eucalyptus Avenue.
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Notice to residents regarding service delivery

Like many cities and other government agencies, the City of Inglewood is experiencing a major financial crisis stemming from the protracted global recession.  Despite everyone's best efforts, with shrinking revenues and continued growth in costs, there are simply not enough dollars available to maintain the same level of service in all areas.   That said, and with the goal of maintaining Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department core services, some program and service adjustments have been made. 

The City of Inglewood remains committed to providing vital services.  We hope the impacted programs and services can be restored as soon as possible.   Until that time, the following information provides residents with service expectations for the current fiscal year (October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011):


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I-Line Trolley Route Extends to The Village at Century

Beginning on Monday, November 8, 2010, the I-Line Trolley will now include new stops at The Village at Century shopping complex.  The new stops will appear at the following locations: Prairie Ave. and Hardy St.; Century Blvd. and Doty Ave.; Century Blvd. and Club Dr.; Century Blvd. and Village Dr.; Crenshaw Blvd. and Century Blvd.; Crenshaw Blvd. and Hardy St.; and 90th St. and West Blvd./Carlton Way.    Free Trolley service will operate Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., beginning and ending each loop at the Inglewood Senior Center, located at Vincent Park, 330 Centinela Avenue. 


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Volunteers Lend Hand to Help Build a Dream
Amazing, rewarding, fun and hard work are all words that were used to describe the KaBOOM! Playground Build held recently at Ashwood Park.  On Thursday, September 23, 2010, the City of Inglewood partnered with KaBOOM!, Home Depot, North Inglewood Little League and other community volunteers to build a new play space at Ashwood Park located at 201 S. Ash Avenue.
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SOUTH BAY WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD AND CITY OF INGLEWOOD TO HOST SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGAM LIVE STAGE PERFORMANCE

On Thursday, August 12th at 2:00 p.m., and Friday, August 13th at 6:30 p.m., a live stage performance called 'The Eleventh Hour', a production of the YES YOUTH CAN II Summer Youth Employment Program 2010, will be presented featuring an all-star cast of over 30 talented youth from Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lennox and Los Angeles.  The story is about a recreation center that is closing due to bad financial management and a group of kids with a cause hoping for restoration.  The play will be hosted at Crozier Middle School located at 120 West Regent St., Inglewood, CA 90301.
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Swimming and Wading Pool Information
Stay cool this summer and visit the Edward Vincent, Jr. Park swim complex located at 700 Warren Lane in Inglewood.  The pool will be open from June 22 to September 5, 2010.  General swim is Tuesday through Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The pool is closed on Mondays.  Swim attire is required.  Admission is $1 per person.  For more information, please call (310) 412-5452.

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Inglewood's 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular Canceled for 2010

The City of Inglewood's 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular at Edward Vincent Park has been canceled for 2010 due to budget constraints.  However, the park will still be open to residents and park-goers for picnicking and other recreational activities.  Free swimming and tennis will be available throughout the day.  Picnic and barbecue areas will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  For safety reasons, personal fireworks will not be allowed in the park.  For more information, contact the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at (310) 412-8750.



July 4th Fireworks Show Cancelled
The City of Inglewood€s 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular at Edward Vincent Park has been canceled for 2010 due to budget constraints.  However, the park will still be open to residents and park-goers for picnicking and other recreational activities.  Free swimming, and tennis will be available throughout the day.  Picnic and barbecue areas will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  For safety reasons, personal fireworks will not be allowed in the park.  For more information, contact the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at (310) 412-8750.

62nd Annual Memorial Day Celebration

Join the City of Inglewood for the 62nd Annual Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Memorial Obelisk Monument at Inglewood City Hall located at One Manchester Boulevard.  The commemorative ceremonies will celebrate the lives of war heroes and pay tribute to the courageous men and women who are currently serving in the armed forces.


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2010 Youth Amateur Boxing Show

On Saturday, May 29, 2010, the Inglewood Police Activities League in collaboration with the Parks Recreation and Community Services Department will host a spectacular Youth Amateur Boxing Show.  The event will take place at Rogers Park located at 400 West Beach Avenue in Inglewood.  Fourteen exciting bouts will take place throughout the day beginning at 11:00 a.m. and feature amateur boxers from throughout Southern California.  Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under twelve.  

Mark your calendars and plan to attend this exciting event!  For additional information please call (310) 412-5504.


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Inglewood Plans Festivities to Celebrate Cesar Chavez Day
The City of Inglewood will host the 9th Annual Cesar Chavez Day Unity March, Recognition Ceremony and Celebration on Saturday, March 20, 2010.

The event which is sponsored by the City of Inglewood and the Inglewood Unified School District will get underway at 10:00 a.m. at Warren Lane Elementary School located at 9330 8th Avenue.  The march will be led by state and local officials who will be joined by residents and community groups.  Marchers will leave the grounds of Warren Lane Elementary at 10:30 a.m. and will travel west on Arbor Vitae to Crenshaw, north on Crenshaw to Pincay Drive and west on Pincay Drive to Darby Park (via the Pincay Drive entrance). 

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KABOOM! PLAYGROUND PROJECT DESIGN DAY

The City of Inglewood was recently awarded a Community Playground Build by KaBOOM! KaBOOM! is a national non-profit that works to place playgrounds in communities. An integral part of the playground build process includes community based planning by volunteers who will help design and build a playground at Center Park. 

We need your help!  The City is currently seeking volunteers to assist with the planning process.


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Movies in the Park
Grab your blanket and lawn chairs and head out for an unforgettable evening of cinema under the stars.  The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, along with the Public Works Department-Environmental Services Section, will present the Sixth Annual “Movies in the Park” series.

Movies will be shown on the soccer field at Edward Vincent Park, located at 700 Warren Lane, on Saturday, July 11 and 18 and at Darby Park, located at 3400 W. Arbor Vitae Street on Saturday, August 8 and 15.  All movies are free and begin at dusk.  Gates open at 6:30 p.m.  Environmental games and activities will take place prior to the viewing of the movie.  Bring six recyclable items and receive a “Free Popcorn” voucher!  Refreshments will be available for purchase.  To find out what movies will be featured, call the Movie-Info line at (310) 412-8880.

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News Image I-READ SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Registration for the City of Inglewood’s I-Read Summer Reading Program is currently underway.  Students, grades K-12, are invited to participate in this fun-filled program.  Program activities will include free arts and crafts activities, face painting, sing-a-longs, storytelling, and live entertainment, all designed to encourage youth to read during their summer break.  

To register online - click here
To register in person - English  Spanish 
Flyer - English  Spanish 
Book Lists - K-2  3-5  6-8  9-12
Book Review Form - click here

NOTE:  The I-Read ONLINE registration form requires Adobe Reader version 9 or later to use the SUBMIT button.  To download the latest version, click here.


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News Image Free Concerts in Grevillea Art Park
Centinela Valley area residents are invited to attend free concerts on Sundays during the month of June in Grevillea Art Park, across Manchester Blvd. from City Hall and adjacent to Inglewood High School. The concerts on June 7, 14, 21 and 28 will begin at 3:00 pm and continue through 5:00 pm.

For the complete series line-up, click the link below.
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FREE SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM IN INGLEWOOD
School is almost out and it’s time to plan summer activities.  Don’t miss out on the free lunches offered to youth 18 and under at seven different locations in Inglewood.  Free lunches will be served Monday  through Friday beginning  June 22, 2009, and ending on August 28, 2009, with the exception of July 3, 2009, in observance of Independence Day.  The Summer Food Service Program is funded through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  

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July 4th Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular

The City's Annual July 4th Celebration and Fireworks spectacular will take place at Edward Vincent Jr. Park, located at 700 Warren Lane. The Celebration will begin at the outdoor amphitheater where live bands will perform on the stage from noon to 8:00 p.m. At dusk, an elaborate fireworks display will light up the skies to culminate the festivities. 


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I-Read Invitational
The City of Inglewood along with the Inglewood Police Activities League (IPAL) will host the 1st Annual I-Read Invitational on June 27 & 28, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Events will be held at various locations throughout the city.  The site location is determined by the sports activity.
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61st Annual Memorial Day Celebration
On Monday, May 25, 2009, the City of Inglewood will host its 61st Annual Memorial Day Celebration. The ceremonies will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Memorial Obelisk Monument at Inglewood City Hall Mall located at One Manchester Boulevard.
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News Image 61st Annual Memorial Day Celebration

Memorial Day Ceremonies:  City Remembers War Veterans

On Monday, May 25, 2009, the City of Inglewood will host its 61st Annual Memorial Day Celebration.  The ceremonies will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Memorial Obelisk Monument at Inglewood City Hall Mall located at One Manchester Boulevard.


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Inglewood to Host Tree and Flower Planting Event
The City of Inglewood will conduct a tree planting on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Inglewood City Hall (South Mall) to culminate the City’s annual Inglewood Beautification Association (IBA) Spring Planting event and celebrate Arbor Day 2009.   City Hall is located at One Manchester Boulevard.
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I-Thrive: For Excellence
Join the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department for a day of fun and excitement at Rogers Park on Saturday, May 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The event is exclusively designed to increase public awareness about the programs, activities and services offered through the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. 
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News Image 8th Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration
Join the City of Inglewood and Inglewood Unified School District on Saturday, March 21, 2009, for the 8th Annual Cesar Chavez Day Unity March, Recognition Ceremony and Celebration.
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News Image Black History Month Celebration

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the City of Inglewood’s annual Black History Month celebration.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2009, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Darby Park located at 3400 West Arbor Vitae.


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News Image Centennial Time Capsule Dedication
On February 7, 2009, the City of Inglewood will culminate its year-long Centennial Celebration with the installation of a time capsule to be opened in 2033.  The 2033 time capsule will be buried at Inglewood City Hall – South Mall, One Manchester Boulevard at 3:00 p.m.   The event is open and free to the public.  All are invited to attend.  For additional information, contact the City’s Centennial Office at (310) 412-8750.


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Inglewood Celebrates the Life and Accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King
On Saturday, January 17, 2009, the City of Inglewood will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration.  The City will kick-off its King Day celebration with a rousing ecumenical service at 9:00 a.m. in The Tabernacle of Faithful Central Bible Church located at 321 N. Eucalyptus Avenue.  Immediately following the special service, over a thousand marchers will take to the streets to reenact, in a tribute to Dr. King, the symbolic marches of the 1960’s. The City of Inglewood will continue its celebration with a commemorative family festival on the grounds of Hollywood Park

Event Flyer (English and Spanish)
March Route and Map

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Breakfast with Santa
On Saturday, December 13, 2008, the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will host “Breakfast with Santa.” The event will take place at Darby Park located at 3400 West Arbor Vitae, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The event will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. with breakfast and a special holiday  show. Immediately after the show, children will have the opportunity to make up to five holiday crafts. Crafts include creative Christmas cards, holiday picture frames, ornament making, and personalized stockings. Other activities include face painting, cookie decorating and photos with Santa. Join us for some holiday cheer. Create your own holiday gifts and get a jump start on the holiday season. Don’t forget your camera. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children, ages 1-14. To purchase tickets in advance or for more information, please call the City’s Cultural Office at (310) 412-8700.

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Inglewood Celebrates the Arts Market Street Festival
Mark your calendar and plan to attend Inglewood’s 11th annual “Inglewood Celebrates the Arts Market Street Festival,” taking place Saturday, October 4, 2008, from 11:00 a.m. to dusk.  This festival promises fun and entertainment for individuals, families and children of all ages.  Festival activities will take place along historic downtown Market Street from Florence Avenue to Hillcrest Boulevard.

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MOVIES IN THE PARK
Grab your blanket and lawn chairs and head out for an unforgettable evening of cinema under the stars. The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, along with the Public Works Department – Environmental Services Section, will present the Fourth Annual "Movie in the Park" series.  To find out what movies will be featured, contact the City's Movie Line at (310) 412-8880.
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News Image Visit One or All of our Three Skate Parks
Skateboarding is the hottest and fastest-growing "extreme" sport in the United States and Inglewood is keeping pace with the growth.  Inglewood has three thriving skate parks that are filled with excited and energetic skateboarders. Skate Parks are located at the following locations:

Darby Park - 3400 W. Arbor Vitae
Rogers Park - 400 W. Beach
Vincent Park - 700 Warren Lane
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Summer Day Camp
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is offering five exciting Summer Day Camp experiences for ages 4 and up.
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News Image Cesar Chavez Day Program
The City of Inglewood and Inglewood Unified School District will celebrate the life and achievements of Cesar Chavez with a Unity March, Recognition Ceremony and Celebration on Saturday, March 22, 2008. 

The Celebration will get underway at 10:00 a.m. at Hollywood Park Gate 8 (East of Prairie Avenue).   The March will be led by State and local officials joined by residents and community groups.  Marchers will leave the gates of Hollywood Park at 10:30 a.m. and will travel east on Pincay Drive to Darby Park (via the Pincay Drive entrance).....
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News Image “Cherishing Our Past, Embracing Our Future”
The City of Inglewood is proud to celebrate its 100th year anniversary as an incorporated city.  The “official” Centennial Celebration will get underway on Saturday, February 9, 2008, with an Opening Ceremony and Fireworks Spectacular at the Amphitheater located at Edward Vincent Park, 700 Warren Lane.  The event will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and include performances by local community groups, historical retrospectives and special celebrity guests.  The event will culminate at dusk with an elaborate fireworks display.

On Thursday, February 14, the City will host a Birthday Party at City Hall which will include the unveiling of two historic time capsules – one moved from the original City Hall building and a new capsule placed in 1973 as part of the dedication of the existing City Hall building.
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25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration
On Saturday, January 19, 2008, the City of Inglewood will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration.  This year’s memorial of Dr. King’s legacy will be extremely significant as it is Inglewood’s 25th annual commemoration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. King.  Additionally, the 2008 King Day Celebration will be held on the eve of the City’s 100th birthday celebration.  Inglewood was one of the first cities in the nation to designate Dr. King’s Birthday a legal holiday

Event Flyer - English   Spanish

March Entry Form

Map of March Route
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Treasures of Inglewood: Public Art Tour
Take a special journey by chartered bus to view more than ten public artworks throughout the City of Inglewood on Saturday, November 10 at 11:30 – 2:30 pm.

Among the works included on the tour are “The Word” intaglio sculpture by Tom Van Sant located at the Inglewood Main Library, “On your Mark” by Lucy Blake-Elahi and youth from AbilityFirst/Harry Miers Center located at Darby Park and “Culture Fusion” by Richard Wyatt and Ricardo Duffy, located on the exterior wall of the Locust Street Parking Structure.
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Winter Activities Bulletin

Special Events

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony  

     On Thursday, December 6, 2007, Inglewood residents, their families and friends are encouraged to join Inglewood’s Mayor and Council Members for the City’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.  The event will take place at Inglewood City Hall – South Mall at 5:30 p.m.  City Hall is located at One Manchester Boulevard.  The event will include entertainment, arts and crafts, refreshments for all, and a special holiday visit by Santa.  The entire community is encouraged to attend this festive holiday event....

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Lennox Senior Center Nominated for Top Honor
As a part of a series of activities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2007 (September 15th to October 15th) the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration on Aging will recognize nation-wide four model programs serving the Hispanic/Latino elderly at the community level.  The California Department of Aging in Sacramento submitted as their nomination Lennox Senior Center.

In what the Administration on Aging (AoA) calls its “Project Champions”, they praise the work of site manager Victor Cajo and Lennox Senior Center as a model program in which the “site coordinator fosters a close community connection that welcomes family and creates a home atmosphere in tune with Hispanic culture.  Because services are culturally accessible, this small center packs in 90 people daily and plans
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Jazz in the Park: Fifth Annual South Bay Jazz Festival
Looking for something to do to mark the end of summer?  Join us for “Jazz in the Park.”  South Bay Entertainment Group, along with the City of Inglewood, will present Jazz in the Park, the Fifth Annual South Bay Jazz Festival, Saturday, September 1, 2007, at Edward Vincent Jr. Park. The event will feature a stellar line-up of nationally renowned contemporary jazz artists including Jonathan Butler, Loose Ends, the Pete Escovedo Latin Orchestra, Down to the Bone featuring Shilts and several special guests.
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News Image Actress and Journalist Rolonda Watts to Emcee Mural Dedication
Journalist and talk show host Rolonda Watts will emcee the long awaited dedication ceremony of the restored “The History of Transportation” mural on Saturday, August 11, 2007.
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Dedication of “The History of Transportation “ Mural Set for August 11, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007, at 2:00 PM is set for dedication of the restored “The History of Transportation” mural in the new Grevillea Art Park at the corner of Manchester Boulevard and Grevillea Avenue.
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FREE SUMMER FOOD LUNCH PROGRAM
Don’t miss out on the free lunches offered to youth 18 and under at six different locations in Inglewood.   Free lunches will be served Monday through Friday beginning June 25, 2007 and ending on August 31, 2007.  The Summer Food Service Program is funded through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Meals will be provided at Ashwood Park, 201 S. Ash Avenue; Edward Vincent Jr. Park,  700 Warren Lane; Darby Park, 3400 W. Arbor Vitae Avenue; Lockhaven Community Center, 11125 S. Doty Ave.;  Rogers Park, 400 W. Beach Avenue; and North Park, 625 E. Hargrave Avenue. 
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Bright Stars Reading Club
4-Week Session 
Saturdays July 07 – July 28, 2007
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

DARBY PARK
3400 W. Arbor Vitae
Inglewood, CA 90305
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Memorial Day Service
The City of Inglewood cordially invites you to the 59th annual memorial day service on May 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the Memorial Obelisk.  Click here for more  information.

59th Annual Memorial Day Celebration
The City of Inglewood will host its 59th Annual Memorial Day Celebration.  The ceremonies will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Memorial Obelisk Monument located in front of Inglewood City Hall.  This commemorative event will celebrate the lives of war heroes from the City of Inglewood and also pay tribute to the courageous men and women who are currently serving in the armed forces.  Join us as we reflect on the past years and remember the many brave servicemen and women who have given their lives fighting to preserve our freedom.  All are invited.  For more information contact the Cultural Office at (310) 412-8700. 
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Health and Wellness, College and Career, and Earth Day Expo

Saturday – April 21, 2007
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Rogers Park – 400 W. Beach Ave.

The City of Inglewood will host its Annual Health & Wellness, College and Career and Earth Day Expo on Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Roger’s Park located at 400 West Beach Avenue.  The theme for this action-packed day is ““Healthy Life, Healthy Living,” and is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles and bring awareness to issues that impact quality of life, including physical health, education and environmental awareness. 
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Inglewood Games Skate Jam II

April 14, 2008
8:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Darby Park (Skate Park) – 3400 W. Arbor Vitae

Darby Park’s 6,000-square foot skate park will be the venue for the Second Annual Inglewood Games Skate Jam.  The event, which is open to skaters 5 and up, will include both free style and competition events. All age divisions - both young and seasoned are welcome. There will be live entertainment, food, guest pro-skaters and much more.  To register or for more information, call (310) 412-5391.


News Image Cesar Chavez Day Celebration
10:00 a.m. - Unity March begins at Hollywood Park Gate 8
11:00 a.m. - Celebration begins at Darby Park

The City of Inglewood and Inglewood Unified School District will celebrate the life and achievements of Cesar Chavez with a commemorative march and ceremony on Saturday, March 24, 2007.

The Cesar Chavez Day celebration will include a commemorative Unity March and program featuring an inspiring keynote address, musical performances and presentations by the dynamic winners of the Cesar Chavez Day speech contest.

For more information about the Cesar Chavez Day Celebration, contact the City’s Cultural Office at (310) 412-8700
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Cesar Chavez Inglewood Celebrates Cesar Chavez Day

Cesar Chavez Day Celebration

10:00 a.m. -Unity March begins at Hollywood Park Gate 8

11:00 a.m.- Celebration begins at Darby Park

The City of Inglewood and Inglewood Unified School District will celebrate the life and achievements of Cesar Chavez with a Unity March, Recognition Ceremony and Celebration.  The event will get underway at 10:00 a.m. at Hollywood Park Gate 8 (East of Prairie Avenue).  Marchers will travel east on Pincay Drive to Darby Park.  Immediately following the March, the celebration will continue at 11:00 a.m. on the grounds of Darby Park located at 3400 West Arbor Vitae.   Activities have been planned for the entire family, including interactive and carnival style games, face painting, and arts and crafts.  There will also be a soccer tournament - the 4th Annual Cesar Chavez Day Cup.  Mark your calendars now for this exciting event.  For additional information please contact the Cultural Office at (310) 412-8700.

 
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News Image We’re looking for the Inglewood Idol
The Rogers Park Boys and Girls Club is now conducting auditions for Inglewood Idol IV, a talent showcase featuring youth and young adults, ages 4 to 25.  If you are between the ages of 4 and 25, or know of someone - your son, daughter, family member, or neighbor - with a special talent of singing, poetry, dancing – all are invited to tryout for this citywide talent show.  Auditions will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. through March 13, 2007, at Rogers Park, 400 W. Beach Avenue.  For more information or to arrange for an audition, interested persons should contact Herman Browne (from 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) at (310) 412-5504.
 
The showcase will be held Friday, March 31, 2007, at Rogers Park (Gymnasium) from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

“Black History! Educate, Celebrate and Motivate: Looking Back to Move Forward.”

Black History Month Celebration

Darby Park – 3400 West Arbor Vitae

Friday, February 23, 2007

6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

 

The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will present a Black History Month Celebration titled “Black History!  Educate, Celebrate and Motivate: Looking Back to Move Forward.”  The event will feature music, dance, spoken word and winners of the 2007 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speech contest.  The event will also include an art exhibition by local renowned artist Michael Massenburg.  For more information, please contact the Cultural Office at (310) 412-8700.
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99 and Counting: Celebrate the Centennial in 2008
February 14, 2008, will mark Inglewood's 100th year as an incorporated city.  Information about the City's upcoming Centennial is available at www.inglewood100.com.
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Grevillea Art Park Construction Underway....
On November 7, 2006, a six-man crew from the Tree Maintenance and Street Landscaping Section of the Parks Division, removed ten trees from Grevillea Park located 230 S. Grevillea Avenue.
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News Image Halloween Carnival and Haunted House
Darby and Rogers Parks will host their annual Halloween Carnival and Haunted House on Tuesday, October 31, 2006, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  All age groups are welcome at both sites, however, Darby’s event targets the elementary and middle school age groups and Roger’s targets the middle and high school age groups.  Cost for admission to haunted house/maze:  $1.00.  For more information, call Darby Park, (310) 412-5391 or Rogers Park at (310) 412-5504.


News Image Safety On Halloween
Most people think of Halloween as a time for fun and treats. However, roughly four times as many children aged 5-14 are killed while walking on Halloween evening compared with other evenings of the year, and falls are a leading cause of injuries among children on Halloween. Many Halloween-related injuries can be prevented if parents closely supervise school-aged children during trick-or-treat activities.
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“Inglewood Celebrates the Arts” Market Street Festival
The celebration continues on Saturday, October 7, 2006, as the City’s annual “Inglewood Celebrates the Arts” Market Street Festival celebrates its ninth year. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this exciting event. Activities take place along Market Street from Florence Avenue to Hillcrest Boulevard and feature a diverse array of artists, entertainers, crafters, ethnic foods, interactive games, arts and crafts, and more. The event also includes the City’s 32nd Annual Classic Car Show. For more information, please contact the City’s Cultural Office at (310) 412-8700.
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Jazz in the Park: Fourth Annual South Bay Jazz Festival
Looking for something to do to mark the end of summer?  Join us for “Jazz in the Park.”  South Bay Entertainment Group, along with the City of Inglewood, will present Jazz in the Park, the Fourth Annual South Bay Jazz Festival, Saturday, 12:00 p.m., September 2, 2006, at Edward Vincent Jr. Park.
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News Image Sports Turf Maintenance Program
Do you love sports? Learn how to maintain sports fields found in schools, universities, public parks, and stadiums.  Learn about soils, irrigation, fertilizers, and all aspects of preparing the turf for sporting events.
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2006 Cooling Stations
The Inglewood Senior Center has been designated as a Cooling Station by the Community and Senior Services (CSS). Cooling Stations provide basic necessities for the elderly, young children, chronic invalids, the homeless, and other members of the community when the National Weather Service declares a Heat Emergency Advisory. In response to high temperatures, the County has established a list of Cooling Stations where residents who do not have air-conditioning can get some relief from the heat by visiting these stations. The list of stations can be found on the CSS website: www.dcss.co.la.ca.us.
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Year End Celebration for the Integrated Care Management Team
On July 11, 2006, the Integrated Care Management Team of the Inglewood Senior Center, along with a core group of dedicated volunteers were joined by Skip Halloran, Human Services Superintendent, and Michelle Jordan, Care Management Supervisor, for a year end celebration commemorating a productive year for Care Managers, Staff and Volunteers.
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News Image Digital Video and Television Production Camp for High School Students
Students will receive "hands-on" training in broadcast camera operations from a staff of veteran and retired television professionals. Students will receive instruction on Filming for Television (Session I) and Editing in Final Cut Pro (Session II). Cost:  FREE
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58th Annual Memorial Day Service

Monday, May 29, 2006
11:00 a.m.
Inglewood City Hall - South Mall

The City of Inglewood will host its 58th Annual Memorial Day Celebration at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Memorial Obelisk Monument at Inglewood City Hall Mall located at One Manchester Boulevard.  The City’s commemorative ceremonies will celebrate the lives of war heroes from the City of Inglewood who have given their lives for our country.  It will also pay tribute to the brave men and women who are currently serving in the armed forces.  Over 30 local and community-based organizations will take part in the ceremonies.  All residents are invited to join the City in paying tribute to the nation’s and Inglewood’s courageous servicemen and women.


News Image Funds from Foundations Assist with Completion of Mural Project
The City of Inglewood received a $20,000 contribution from the Ahmanson Foundation that will boost its efforts to complete the restoration and relocation of an historic and cultural treasure, the Helen Lundeberg “History of Transportation Mural” mural.  Additionally, the City received $17,500 from the Feitelson Foundation for the project.  Contributors of $15,000 or greater will be recognized as Major Sponsors with a permanent bronze re-dedication plaque that will be prominently displayed in the Art Park surrounding the mural.
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News Image Inglewood Games Skate Jam at Darby Park
Darby Park’s 6,000-square foot skate park will be the venue for the Inglewood Games Skate Jam.  The event, which is open to skaters 5 and up, will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Darby Park located at 3400 W. Arbor Vitae.  Registration gets underway at 8:30 a.m.  Competitions and demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day.  Safety gear is required for all skaters.  No entry fee required!  For more information, contact Darby Park at (310) 412-5391.

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Black and Brown Unity Message Brought to Playhouse Stage
When an African American family adopts two Hispanic children, racial tensions between two neighbors rise. This just doesn’t make sense to Benjamin Richardson, an African-American father of four in the original stage play "Grandpa’s Truth", making its world debut at the Inglewood Playhouse.
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News Image Inglewood Celebrates Cesar Chavez Day
Celebrate the life and achievements of Cesar Chavez with a Unity March, Recognition Ceremony and Celebration on Saturday, March 25, 2006.

The Celebration will get underway at 10:30 a.m. at Hollywood Park Gate 8 just (East of Prairie Avenue).

Marchers will leave the gates of Hollywood Park at 10:45 a.m. and will travel east on Pincay Drive (formerly 90th Street) to Darby Park (via the Pincay Drive entrance).
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Inglewood Plans Three Great Events at One Location
The City of Inglewood, local health care service providers, educators, environmentalists and volunteers are gearing up for Inglewood's Health and Wellness, College and Career, and Earth Day Expo taking place on Saturday, April 22, 2006, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rogers Park, 400 West Beach Avenue.
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INGLEWOOD PLANS CULTURAL AWARENESS CELEBRATIONS DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH
The City of Inglewood Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department has planned an array of cultural activities during Black History Month to showcase the rich culture and legacy of African Americans. 
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King Day 2006: Realizing the Dream: Today, Tomorrow and Beyond
For the 23rd year, the City of Inglewood will recount the numerous contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at its annual march and ecumenical service on Saturday, January 14, 2006.
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IUSD College Fair Night - Hollywood Park Casino
3883 W. Century Blvd.,
Inglewood, CA Thursday,
11/10/05 6-9pm

UC's, CSU's, HBCU's, Community Colleges, Specialty Schools, Private Universities and all branches of the military will attend  

For more information, please call 310-680-5214 - Ms. Kirkwood


23rd Annual Black Women's Forum (non-profit started by Congresswoman Maxine Waters)
Saturday, November 12, 2005 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.  

Los Angeles Southwest College
1600 West Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, CA 90047
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Santa's Workshop
On Saturday, December 17, 2005, the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will host a hands-on holiday craft workshop.  The event will take place at Darby Park, 3400 West Arbor Vitae, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $1 for children (ages 1-15).  To purchase tickets in advance or to find out more information, please call the City’s Cultural Office at (310) 412-8700. 
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Holiday Decorating Contest: Get in the Spirit
Entries are now being accepted for this year’s Holiday Decorating Contest.  The Contest, which recognizes residents for their display of holiday spirit and home décor, will be conducted citywide with individual and group winners in each Council District.  Individuals and block clubs may submit entries for the contest by completing an entry form and returning it to Inglewood City Hall, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, One Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301, Attn:  Holiday Decorating Contest.  Contest entry and group waiver forms must be returned to City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2005.  Judging will be conducted on December 21 and 22.   Winners will be recognized at the first City Council meeting of the New Year.  To obtain an entry form, click the link below.  For more information about the contest, call the City’s Cultural Office at  (310) 412-8700.

“New Stop Added to I-Line Trolley Route”
October 1, 2005  will be “New Stop Day” at Osage Senior Villas for Inglewood’s free I-Line Shuttle Service    This is the day that Osage Senor Villas, located at 924 S. Osage Avenue, will be added to the I-Line route.  The residents of the new senior apartment complex asked the Mayor during a Town Hall Meeting if the route could be added. After a thorough review and the proximity near the Centinela Hospital stop, the request was granted.
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News Image Performing Arts and Video Camp Highlights Youth
Inglewood youth, ages 5 to 18, took to the Edward Vincent Park Amphitheater stage for a performance of “Ease on Down the Road,” an adaptation of “The Wiz.”  The event marked the culmination of a four-week Summer Arts Camp presented by the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department.  The camp included acting, dance, and voice training.  

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News Image Jazz in the Park: Third Annual South Bay Jazz Festival Slated at Vincent Park
South Bay Entertainment Group, along with the City of Inglewood, will present Jazz in the Park, Inglewood’s Third Annual South Bay Jazz Festival, Saturday, September 3, 2005, at Edward Vincent Jr. Park.  The event will feature a stellar line-up of nationally renowned contemporary jazz artists including Jeffery Osborne, Spyro Gyra, Euge Groove, Bob Baldwin, The Braxton Brothers and special guests.  For more information or to purchase tickets, contact South Bay Entertainment at (310) 671-6400.
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Free Recreational Swim at Morningside High School
Free recreational swim will be available at the Morningside High School Swim Complex, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning July 19, 2005 through August 18, 2005, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Morningside High School is located at 10500 Yukon Avenue.  Recreation swim is free and open to the public.  Individuals under seven years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  All lifeguard staff are certified by the American Red Cross.  This program is presented in conjunction with the Inglewood Unified School District.  For more information, contact the City’s Sports Office at (310) 412-5370.
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Inglewood Celebrates the Arts Market Street Festival
SAVE THE DATE - Mark your calendar and plan to attend the City’s annual “Inglewood Celebrates the Arts Market Street Festival,” Saturday, August 27, 2005, from 11:00 a.m. to dusk.  Festival activities will take place along Market Street from Florence Avenue to Hillcrest Boulevard and include multicultural artists, entertainment, crafters, ethnic food, interactive games, arts and crafts, and the City’s 31st Annual Fall Classic Car Show.  For vendor and general information or to register for the Classic Car Show, contact the City’s Cultural Office at (310) 412-8700.

FREE SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM IN INGLEWOOD
School is almost out and it’s time to plan summer activities.  Don’t miss out on the free lunches offered to youth 18 and under at six different locations in Inglewood.   Free lunches will be served Monday through Friday beginning June 27, 2005 and ending on August 31, 2005.  The Summer Food Service Program is funded through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Meals will be provided at Ashwood Park, 201 S. Ash Ave.; Edward Vincent Jr. Park,  700 Warren Lane; Darby Park, 3400 W. Arbor Vitae Ave.; Lockhaven Community Center, 11125 S. Doty Ave.;  Rogers Park, 400 W. Beach Ave.; and Woodworth School, 3200 W. 104th St.
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News Image 57th Annual Memorial Day Ceremonies: City Remembers War Veterans
On Monday, May 30, 2005, the City will host the 57th Annual Memorial Day Celebration and Community Picnic at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Memorial Obelisk Monument at Inglewood City Hall Mall located at One Manchester Boulevard. The City’s commemorative ceremonies will celebrate the lives of war heroes from the City of Inglewood and also pay tribute to the courageous men and women who are currently serving in the armed forces. In conjunction with the event, the Inglewood Park Cemetery will host a Community Picnic immediately following the ceremonies at 1:00 p.m. at Inglewood Park Cemetery.
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NLC Report Focuses on ‘The Afterschool Hours
Vigorous leadership by mayors and city council members can yield big dividends through improvements in the quality of afterschool programs, according to a new NLC publication that spotlights eight successful community initiatives focusing on engaging students in the critical hours after school.
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Holiday Decorating Contest Winners Announced

Every year after the Thanksgiving holiday, Inglewood residents begin to prepare their homes for the City’s annual Holiday Decorating Contest.  The residents showcase their holiday spirit by decorating their homes with bright lights and pageantry.  They use lights and props to create elaborate displays in their homes and neighborhoods.
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DR. KING HONORED DURING INGLEWOOD’S KING DAY CELEBRATION
Over one thousand marchers took to the streets, marched, sang and participated in the festivities of Inglewood’s 22nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration. 

2004 Track and Field Olympic Gold Medalist, Joanna Hayes, 100.3 The Beat radio personality Shirley Strawberry, and KTLA Channel 5 television newscaster Michaela Pereira served as Co-Grand Marshals for a symbolic march which recreated the spirit and enthusiasm of the civil rights marches of the 1960’s.

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News Image Inglewood Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
For the 22nd year, the City of Inglewood will recount the numerous contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at its annual march and ecumenical service on Saturday, January 15, 2005.  New this year, the City will kick-off its King Day celebration with a rousing ecumenical service at 9:00 a.m. in the sanctuary at The Tabernacle at Faithful Central Bible Church located at 321 N. Eucalyptus Avenue.  Immediately following the special service, over a thousand marchers will take to the streets to reenact, in a tribute to Dr. King, the symbolic marches of the 1960’s.

Event Flyer – English  

Event Flyer - Spanish

March Registration Form
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Princeton Review SAT Practice Exam Scheduled
On Saturday, January 22, 2005, the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will offer the Princeton Review Scholastic Aptitude Test  (SAT) Practice Exam, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Rogers Park, 400 W. Beach Ave.   

Registration is required.  For more information click the link below or contact the Human Services’ Office at (310) 412-5508
( Registration Form )
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Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
On Thursday, December 1, 2005, at 5:30 p.m., the City of Inglewood will host its Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.  The event will take place at the Inglewood City Hall South Courtyard located at One Manchester Boulevard. The program will include appearances by Inglewood’s Mayor and City Council, entertainment, refreshments for all, and a special holiday visit by Santa Claus.  The entire community is encouraged to attend this festive holiday event.  For more information, contact the City’s Cultural Office at (310) 412-8700.

Improving Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in California Cities
Californians are often portrayed in the media as slim and athletic. This image is associated with living in a state with temperate weather that lends to year-round outdoor recreation, and a rich agriculture base that has promoted the fresh, lean cooking style known as “California cuisine.” 

Yet, Californians are no more likely than other Americans to eat well and stay physically active.  Unhealthy eating and physical inactivity together are responsible for at least 400,000 preventable deaths each year in the country, second only to tobacco use.
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First Place People's Choice Award Winner 30th Annual Classic Car Show Winners Announced
The City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department hosted its 30th Annual Fall Classic Car Show on Saturday, October 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The event, which coincided with the Inglewood Celebrates the Arts Market Street Festival, took place in Downtown Inglewood along historic Market Street and featured 80 vintage - pre-1970 - vehicles and some special invited vehicles.  

People’s Choice 1st Place winner Lawrence Dary  - 1963 Chevy Impala
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What a Celebration!
The City of Inglewood held its 7th Annual “Inglewood Celebrates the Arts Market Street Festival” on Saturday, October 2, 2004.  Residents and visitors to the City enjoyed a picture perfect afternoon as several thousand people were in attendance for the family centered event. Good music and great food were just a few of the highlights for the day as an eclectic mix of artists, entertainers, food vendors and information booths of local businesses and community services agencies lined the streets.  Judging by the warm smiles, the sounds of hearty laughter, and folks dancing the streets, a good time was had by all in attendance.

Inglewood Celebrates the Arts Market Street Festival
Mark your calendar and plan to attend Inglewood’s seventh annual “Inglewood Celebrates the Arts Market Street Festival,” taking place Saturday, October 2, 2004, from 11:00 a.m. to dusk.  Festival activities will take place along Market Street from Florence Avenue to Hillcrest Boulevard. 

An array of renowned entertainers will present song, dance and spoken word throughout the day on three stages and booths featuring multicultural artists, crafters and food purveyors, interactive games and arts and crafts for children will line the streets.  The event will also include hands-on art workshops and free giveaways.

Click here to view the event flyer.
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News Image Theater in the Park: Inglewood Youth Perform "Circle of Life" Musical
Don’t be alarmed if someone tells you they saw lions, tigers, elephants and bears at Edwards Vincent, Jr. Park.  It was wonderful to see.  Inglewood youth, ages 5 to 18, took to the amphitheater stage for a performance of “Circle of Life,” an adaptation of Disney’s “The Lion King.”  The event marked the culmination of a four-week Summer Arts Camp presented by the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department.  The camp included art, dance, and voice training.

Paul Pierce and Nike to Host Youth Basketball Clinic at Rogers Park
On Saturday, July 10, 2004, Boston Celtic and NBA All-Star, Paul Pierce, and Nike will host the NikeGo Basketball Clinic at Rogers Park, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., located at 400 W. Beach Ave.

Pierce, who grew up in Inglewood and attended Inglewood schools, will be on hand, as part of the NikeGo initiative, to provide instruction and encouragement to clinic participants. 

Nike’s community affairs initiative  - NikeGo – is committed to increasing physical activity among America’s youth by offering thousands of children ages 9 to 15 the motivation and means to help them discover the joy of movement and fun of physical activity.  The clinic is designed to foster healthy competition and activity for youth in the community.

News Image July 4th Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular
The City of Inglewood will host its annual July 4th Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular on Sunday, July 4th, at Edward Vincent Jr., Park, located at 700 Warren Lane.  The day will begin at 12:00 p.m. with cultural exhibitions, live bands, arts and crafts, face painting, activities for children, and much more.  The celebration will culminate at dusk with an elaborate fireworks display.  Free swimming, tennis, balloons, cotton candy, popcorn, games, arts and crafts, and face painting will be available throughout the day.  Picnic and barbecue areas will be available on a first come first serve basis.  For more information contact the Inglewood Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department Cultural Section at (310) 412-8700.

Absolutely no personal fireworks will be allowed in Edward Vincent Park!
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Free Summer Food Lunch Program
Free lunches will be served Monday through Friday to youth 18 and under at various Inglewood locations from June 28, 2004 and ending on August 20, 2004.  In addition to free lunch, the children will participate in exciting games and activities with the opportunity to win prizes everyday!  For more information call the City's Human Service Office at (310) 412-5508.

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College, Career and Health Fair
Join the City of Inglewood Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and its partners for the College, Career and Health Fair.  This event will take place on Saturday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Rogers Park, 400 W. Beach Avenue in Inglewood. 

For more information about the Fair call: 
College and Career - (310) 412-5508.
Health and General Information - (310) 412-8700.
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S.H.A.P.E.
S.H.A.P.E (Students Heightening Academic Performance through Education):  This free program, sponsored by students from the University of California at Los Angeles, offers free homework assistance and peer mentoring to youth 14 to 19 years of age.  The program meets Monday through Thursday at Rogers Park, 400 W. Beach Ave., from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  For more information call (310) 412-5508.

Workshops for Seniors
The Inglewood Senior Center and the Alzheimer’s Association, will partner with the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center to present three Memory Workshops.  The workshops will be held on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Inglewood Senior Center, located at 111 N. Locust Street. 

April 6 - "Memory Loss & Aging"  
April 13 - "Memory Loss & Stroke"
April 20 - "Tips to Maintain & Improve Memory"

Transportation and respite care is available.  For more information contact the Inglewood Senior Center at (310) 412-5338.       


News Image CULTURAL AWARENESS CELEBRATION
Nationally known performers will join local dancers, singers, choirs, painters, musicians, poets and other talents to be showcased during the City's Cultural Awareness Celebration, taking place at the Veterans Memorial Building in Vincent Park on February 29, 2004.  Vincent Park is located at 330 Centinela Avenue (at the corner of Centinela Avenue and Warren Lane). 

The event, “Celebrating the Past, The Present, and The Future,” is designed to spotlight Inglewood’s rich cultural diversity.  It is the City’s third annual Cultural Awareness Celebration, and it’s free to the public. 
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News Image Martin Luther King. Jr. Day 2004 - Day of Peace and Forgiveness
For the 21st year, the City of Inglewood will recount the numerous contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at its annual march and ecumenical service on Saturday, January 17, 2004.  This year’s event is significant in that it will highlight Dr. King’s role as a “drum major for peace.”  It is also the first time the City has held its celebration on a Saturday, instead of the actual King Day holiday, Monday, January 19.  Please join us!

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Holiday Decorating Contest Now Underway
Entries are now being accepted for this year’s Holiday Decorating Contest.  Individuals and block clubs may submit entries for the contest by completing an entry form and returning it to Inglewood City Hall, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, One Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301, Attn:  Holiday Decorating Contest.  Contest entry and group waiver forms must be returned to City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2003.  Judging will be conducted on December 17 and 18.  For more information about the contest click the link below.
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News Image City of Inglewood Night at UniverSoul Circus
Atlanta’s famous UniverSoul Circus will return to Inglewood on November 5 and run through November 16 at Hollywood Park Casino located at 3883 W Century Blvd. 
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Parking Violation Fines in Inglewood Increased
All City of Inglewood parking violation fines, with the exception of citations issued for violation of IMC Section 3-41 (4) (d), for stopping, standing or parking in blue zones designated for handicapped or disabled persons, will increase $5 effective July 10, 2003. The previous rates have been in effect since 1996, and the new rates make the fines and penalties comparable to those in surrounding cities.

News Image Jazz in the Park: First Annual South Bay Jazz Festival Slated at Vincent Park
South Bay Entertainment, along with the City of Inglewood, will present Jazz in the Park, Inglewood’s First Annual South Bay Jazz Festival, August 30, 2003 at Edward Vincent Jr. Park.  The event will feature a stellar line-up of nationally-renowned contemporary Grammy Award winning jazz artists including Norman Brown, Everette Harp, Gregg Karukas, Hiroshima and Wayman Tisdale.  For more information or to purchase tickets, contact South Bay Entertainment at (310) 671-6400.
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Colonel John Wagner III (left) and William C. Murphy War Veterans Remembered During 55th Annual Memorial Day Service
Over 150 individuals were on hand for the City's 55th annual Memorial Day Service. The City’s commemorative ceremonies celebrated the lives of war heroes from the City of Inglewood who gave their lives for our country.  It also paid tribute to the brave men and women who are currently serving in the armed forces. 
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News Image City Gears Up for Annual July 4th Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular
The City of Inglewood will host its annual July 4th Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular on Friday, July 4, 2003 at Edward Vincent Jr., Park located at 700 Warren Lane. 
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