1. Highland Park Old L.A. Certified Farmers' Market & Outdoor Fair
Highland Park's weekly Farmers' Market is scheduled today, Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Avenue 57 and Marmion Way, adjacent to the Metro Gold Line. This is a special kind of market: Proceeds go to the North Figueroa Association, a nonprofit group that will use the money for the security, cleanliness and improvement of the North Fig corridor and community. And this month, for the whole of October, Mardy's Munchies, the Montecito Heights bakery, will be donating 10 percent of all its proceeds from sales at the farmers' market to Aldama Elementary School. So this is your last chance to satisfy your sweet tooth and make a difference. Questions? Call (323) 255-5030 or visit www.oldla.org.
2. Food Truck Feast
Highland Park’s weekly food truck feast unfolds at 5:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the parking lot in front of the former Figueroa Produce building, located at 6312 N. Figueroa St. Food trucks from across Los Angeles are expected to be there until 9 p.m. Stay tuned for details.
3. Kiwanis Meeting
Mark your calendars: The Kiwanis Club of Highland Park is scheduled to hold its weekly board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 31. The Kiwanis will meet as usual at Milo Terrace Baptist Church Community Room, 754 N. Avenue 50, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The meeting is free; lunch is $5 at the door. As always, attendees are encouraged to bring their ideas for a better Highland Park.
4. ‘Behind the Scenes’ Southwest Museum Tour
Mark your calendars: The El Plan Del Southwest Museum Task Force, a local voluntary organization dedicated to connecting individuals in an effort to find ways for the long-term sustainability of the Southwest Museum, is organizing two tours of the museum on Saturday, Nov. 2. The first tour, at 1 p.m., will be bilingual and is limited to 50 people. The second tour, at 2 p.m., will be in English and is also limited to 50 people. Click here to visit the task force’s website and view details on how to register.
5. Highland Park Heritage Trust Community Preservation Awards
The Highland Park Heritage Trust is seeking nominations for its 2013-14 Community Preservation Awards in recognition of the preservation of Arroyo communities. Categories for the awards include everything from buildings, murals and gardens to individuals and organizational efforts that have made a difference in preserving the Arroyo. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 27. Click here download a nominations form as well as to read further details.