EVENT CALENDAR: Ring In the Holidays With Philanthropy and Advocacy

With the holiday season in full swing, many elected officials will be hosting special events and philanthropic endeavors in the coming month.

These events are a great opportunity for UCLA advocates to get out into the community and show Bruin pride, while also making a difference throughout Los Angeles County.

UCLA Government & Community Relations has compiled a list of special events and open houses, which will be updated periodically as we learn of more, and we wish you and your families the very best holiday season!

And don’t forget to tag @UCLAadvocacy on social media so we can spread the good cheer!

November 30

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Holiday Meet and Greet Toy Drive

Senator Ben Allen

Pacific Theaters at the Grove

189 The Grove Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Notes: Bring new, unwrapped toy donations to be collected at the event for local children in need

December 1

6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

District Office Open House

Senator Ricardo Lara

3939 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 107

Long Beach, CA 90807

Notes: Bring an unwrapped toy for the 2017 Holiday Toy Drive.

December 3

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Holiday Party and Toy Drive

Congressmember Judy Chu and Honorable Mike Eng

Arcadia Elks Lodge 2025

27 W. Huntington Drive

Arcadia, CA 91007

Notes: Bring an unwrapped new toy to benefit children in need and local organizations. Food and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Becky at rsvpforjudychu@gmail.com or 626-667-4699

December 4

11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

CHIPS for KIDS Holiday Toy Drive

Assemblymember Matt Dababneh

Westfield Topanga Mall

6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard (first floor entrance, near Target)

Canoga Park, CA 91303

Notes: Bring unwrapped toys for local Valley children.

December 6

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Holiday Open House

Senator Robert Hertzberg

6150 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 400

Van Nuys, CA 91401

Notes: Bring your ideas for a better community and discuss the upcoming legislative year.

December 6

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Open House and Holiday Party

Assemblymember Laura Friedman

300 East Magnolia Boulevard

Burbank, CA 91502

December 6

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Vermont Square Winter Wonderland

Councilmember Curren Price

Vermont Square Park

1248 West 47th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Notes: Family fun, snow slide, raffles and children’s arts and crafts village. Pictures with Santa. Get your boots and sled ready, it’s going to snow in the Ninth District. For more information, call 323-846-2651.

December 7

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Holiday Office Open House and Toy Drive

Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer

Annenberg Building

700 Exposition Park Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Notes: Bring a new, unwrapped toy. Gift cards also accepted.

December 8

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Community Holiday Reception

Senator Ed Hernandez

Grace T. Black Auditorium

3130 Tyler Avenue

El Monte, CA 91731

Notes: Bring new and unwrapped toys for children ages 0-14.

December 9

12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

End of the Year Legislative Briefing

Congressmember Nanette Diaz Barragán

Michael’s Tuscany Room

470 West 7th Street

San Pedro, CA 90731

Notes: RSVP by calling 310-831-1799 or emailing rsvp.barragan@mail.house.gov. Food will be available. Seating is limited.

December 9

Noon to 4 p.m.

Winter Wonderland Holiday Celebration

Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw

Sear lot, off of Stocker Street

Notes: Sledding, snow play, s’mores bar, giveaways, entertainment and more. RSVP at WinterWonderlandSouthLA.eventbrite.com.

December 10

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Celebration

Senator Anthony Portantino

Maryland Avenue Paseo (between Broadway and Wilson Avenue)

143 North Maryland Avenue

Glendale, CA 91203

Notes: Please bring an unwrapped, new K-6 book to be donated to local school libraries. RSVP to 818-409-0400 or email rsvpsenatorportantino@gmail.com.

December 10

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Council District Four Holiday Party

Councilmember David Ryu

Hollywood District Office Community Room

6501 Fountain Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Notes: RSVP to davidryu.lacity.org/events. Please join in the drive to support homeless women this holiday season by bringing a feminine hygiene product.

December 11

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Annual Canned Food Drive and Community Reception

Assemblymember Richard Bloom

50th District Office

2800 28th Street, Suite 105

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Notes: Light snacks and beverages. Please consider bringing a donation of a canned/packaged, non-perishable food item.

December 12

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Open House and Shoe Drive

Assemblymember Chris Holden

600 North Rosemead, Suite 117

Pasadena, CA 91107

Notes: Donate a new pair of athletic shoes or socks in size 10-youth through size 12-adult.

Through December 18

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Toy Drive with Toys for Tots

Congressmember Norma Torres

3200 Inland Empire Boulevard, Suite 200B

Ontario, CA 91764

Notes: Partnering with the Marine Corps for 3rd annual toy drive at her district office. All proceeds will go to military families. For more information, call 909-481-6474.

December 21

6:30 to 8 p.m.

End of the Year Legislative Briefing

Congressmember Nanette Diaz Barragán

City Banquet Hall

2201 Long Beach Boulevard

Compton, CA 90221

Notes: RSVP by calling 310-831-1799 or emailing rsvp.barragan@mail.house.gov. Food will be available. Seating is limited.

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