Good Morning Lakewood/What’s Happening in June

Be a hero, give a little blood this month Tuesday, June 24 from 12:00 noon to 6:15 p.m. Residents have another chance to give back to their community by donating blood this summer. The American Red Cross, in cooperation with the Lakewood Sheriff’s Community Safety Center, has a drive set for Tuesday, June 24 from 12:00 noon to 6:15 p.m. at the Lakewood Center location.
All participants will receive a voucher for two tickets to an LA Galaxy game ($20 processing fee), a coupon for a free Citrus Slaw Taco from Wahoo’s and two complimentary tickets to the Laugh Factory. [FULL STORY]

Civic Center Block Party returns! Starts Saturday, June 28 at 4:00 p.m. Family fun, a rockin’ good time and a big, professional fireworks show return to Clark Avenue and the Lakewood Civic Center on Saturday, June 28. The Lakewood Civic Center Block Party begins at 4:00 p.m. with the Family Fun Zone activity area for kids and families and the always popular “Taste of Lakewood.” Live entertainment from pop band The Zippers starts at 5:00 p.m.


Family Fun Zone 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. –  Located in the parking lot south of the Angelo M. Iacoboni Library, the Family Fun Zone will feature carnival games and amusements for kids and families, including a mechanical bull, giant slide, adrenaline obstacle course, bouncers, joust war game, rock climbing wall, pirate ship, mechanical cars and trackless train. No tickets for the Family Fun Zone will be sold after 8:00 p.m., and all activities will stop at 9:00 p.m.


Taste of Lakewood 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Lakewood restaurants and specialty food purveyors will be offering great food at affordable prices. The Taste of Lakewood is sponsored by the Friends of Lakewood Libraries and helps support the purchase of books and materials for the Iacoboni and Nye libraries. [FULL STORY]

Free ‘smart’ gardening programs Programs are ongoing Two free educational programs can help would-be “green thumbs” make water-wise plans. Both programs are ideal ways for homeowners to learn how to improve their yards or learn water-wise basics they can use to consider applying for the city’s water conservation rebates. Rebates—up to $915—are offered for water-wise irrigation and turf removal. See
Los Angeles County offers dozens of free “Smart Gardening” workshops on ways to get a great-looking yard while using less water and energy and wasting fewer resources. See [FULL STORY]

Mayfair Pool offers pre-summer swim opportunities Registration ongoing The City of Lakewood operates two swimming pools and six wading pools throughout the summer season. Registration began in early May for limited “pre-summer” swim programs at Mayfair Pool. Lessons started Tuesday, May 27. Pre-summer recreational swimming sessions continue on weekends only at Mayfair Park.
Pat McCormick Pool at Bolivar Park will open on Saturday, June 21. At that time, Mayfair and McCormick will begin to offer their full complement of aquatics programs. See those at [FULL STORY]

Lakewood Youth Sports volunteer coaches needed Volunteer coaches are needed for baseball, softball and T-ball teams for the summer season at all Lakewood parks. Although moms and dads of players make great coaches, it’s not necessary to have a child playing to enjoy the volunteer experience. No coaching experience is necessary. [FULL STORY]

Nominate a Lakewood home! Lakewood Beautiful nominations began in March and will be accepted through the end of June. Now in its 34th year, the Lakewood Beautiful Home Awards honor Lakewood homes that reflect a special “pride of ownership” in property upkeep, landscaping and other general appearance.
Studies show that home upkeep and beautification efforts by caring, committed residents keep crime rates low and property values healthy, thereby benefitting everyone in a city. Residents can view a slide show of past Distinguished Recognition honorees at [FULL STORY]


Before going into real estate in 2001, I worked in the medical field. Found it very rewarding helping others and decided to make a switch and help those, who want to achieve the "American Dream". As a homeowner, I know the importance of home ownership and nothing gives me more pleasure than to place those keys into the hands of a new homeowner. I look forward to helping you, with all your real estate needs.

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