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Friday, Aug. 15, 8:30 p.m.

“Retablos de Mexico: The Tradition Continues”

The San Fernando Valley based Ballet Folklorico Ollin returns to the Ford Amphitheater in a powerful performance of “Retablos de Mexico: The Tradition Continues” with the nationally recognized home grown youth group Mariachi Tesoros de San Fernando. Also scheduled are guest performances with the acclaimed Hermanos Herrera and two time Grammy Award winning Mariachi Divas.

The Ford Theatre is located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., East Hollywood (just off the 101 Hollywood Freeway between Hollywood and Barham boulevards). For more information, call (323) 461-6373 or visit id/740#sthash.mPq1cQjk.dpuf.

Every Thursday Thru Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m.

CSUN Associated Students Annual Summer Movie Festival

This is a free event open to all and offers weekly family- friendly movie screenings outdoors on the Oviatt Lawn in the center of campus. A variety of food trucks will be on hand each week. Some weeks will include interactive games and music to fit the theme of the movie.

Oviatt Lawn, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. On campus parking is $6. For more information, call (818) 677-2123.

Tuesday, Aug. 5, beginning at 6 p.m.

National Night Out, featuring “The Lego Movie”

Join the Los Angeles Police Department, with L.A. City Councilmember Mitchell Englander, for various activities including safety information, free popcorn and face painting for the kids. At 8 p.m., watch “The Lego Movie” with friends and family.

Northridge Park, 18300 Lemarsh St., Northridge. For more information, call the Community Service Center at (818) 882-1212.

Saturday, Aug. 9

The 3rd Annual Community Health, Wellness and Senior Resources Expo

The North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce will host health screenings, directory of resources, and more than 70 professional service providers at this event.

Northridge Women’s Club, 18401 Lassen St., Northridge. For more information, call the North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce at (818) 349-5676.

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Open House

Veterans and family members are invited to learn about healthcare, benefits and meet with employers for possible job opportunities. Veterans and family members can receive information about VA specialty programs, local job opportunities and healthcare enrollment.

VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. For more information, call (818) 891-7711.

Now thru Sept. 6, 10 a.m. Pre-show activities begin at 9 a.m.

Big! World! Fun! Family Summer Series Returns

The Big!World!Fun! Family Series returns to the Ford Theatres this summer with an exciting lineup of music and dance performances appropriate for children ages 4-12 and their families. Events are free for children and $5 for adults. Gates open early for the pre-show, and kid friendly nature activities in partnership with the Natural History Museum and the County of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation, Natural Areas Division. Highlights include a rousing tap dance performance that features the jazzy melodies and fancy footwork of Sarah Reich’s Tap Music Project (August 2); and the infectious reggae beats and soulful singing of Aaron Nigel Smith (August 30). The County of Los Angeles Public Library will once again provide customized book lists for each Big! World! Fun! Event.

Ford Theatres 2580 E. Cahuenga Blvd., in East Hollywood (just off the 101 Hollywood Freeway between Hollywood and Barham boulevards). For more information, call (323) 461-3673. Families are advised to arrive early, space is limited.

“Rescue the Mission”

The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission needs your help. The fire that destroyed the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission's emergency shelter, vehicle fleet, clothing warehouse and food pantry have left homeless families with few resources To rebuild the shelter, cash donations can be made by visiting the mission’s website at www. Donations can be dropped off at the Sun Valley Thrift Store, located at 9007 Lankershim Blvd., Sun Valley, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; the West Hills Baseball facility located at 7001 Valley Circle Blvd., in West Hills from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends; or the CD 12 Community Service Center, 9207 Oakdale Ave., in Chatsworth from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 23:21