Eagle Rock Bark Halloween Party & Pet Rescue is TODAY! Come and join the fun 1-4pm - we've turned City Hall into a HOWL-O-WEEN Village!
FREE ADMISSION - ALL AGES!
Sponsored by Homes Fur All, Fitzburgh Realty & Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce
Eagle Rock Bark is a Halloween Block Party and Kittie and Doggie Adoption Event. It is a volunteer run community event that will take place at 2035 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock on Sunday, October 29th. This event will be Halloween themed with a Trick-or-Treat Village full of fun games, contests, freebies and more!
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Eagle Rock City Hall: 2035 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock
Our mission is to bring the people and pets of NELA together. As members of the NELA community and huge animal lovers, our team (The Homes Fur All and Fitzburgh Realty Team) is so excited to meet our fellow neighbors. We invite all to join us in the celebration of NELA and to find homes for rescue doggies and kitties!
Freebies / Activities / Contests
Prizes / Live Entertainment
FREE Goodie Bags
FREE Doggie Treats
FREE Kittie Treats
FREE Doggie Toys Zippy Paws
FREE "Dogs Don't Care- Dogs Poo Everywhere" Children's Book by Kitty Planet
FREE Kittie Collars Kitty Planet
FREE Pizza Papa John's
FREE Spay/Neuter Vouchers LA Animal Services
FREE Microchipping Affordable Animal Hospital & LA Animal Services
Low-Cost Vaccines Affordable Animal Services
Rescue Doggies & Kitties
Thanks to rescue groups including:
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, LA Animal Services, Kitten Rescue, Pardon The Pups, Walk Me Home Rescue, Dogs Without Borders, Eloise Rescue
Trick-or-Treat Village with Free Candy
Pumpkin Patch with Pumpkin Decorating
LAPD K9 Unit
LAFD with Fire Trucks Hook-and-Ladder along with an Engine
Photobooth Professional photographer taking free family/pet photos
Caricature & Caninecature Artist
Doggie Kissing Booth
Spinning Prize Wheel
Giant Inflatable Blimps Photo Opps
Kids Costume Parade
Doggie Costume Parade
Piper Madison, Madison Fayre, Seth Freeman & Tom Bishel
and Many Distant Cities
Wilshire the Fire Dog (a Dalmatian)
with Firefighter Captain Ryan Penrod
Fire Safety Demonstration & Photo Opps
Cookie the Psychic Wonder Dog
Cookie performs with owner Bill Perron at Hollywood's renowned "Magic Castle"
Human Barking and Howling Contest
Vern's Ice Cream, Belly Bombs , Charlie's Wieners, Kettle-Corn
Come meet the local business sponsors reaching out to community!
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HOMES FOR PEOPLE, HOMES FOR PETS...
We would like to thank our Eagle Rock Bark Sponsors for your contribution to our event! Without your participation and donations, this event wouldn't be possible!
How a better library can change a child's life
By Allie Torgan, CNN / 3:22 PM ET, Thu October 19, 2017
Our NELA Hero: Rebecca Constantino
"Saving One Library At a Time"
Los Angeles (CNN) In 1999, Rebecca Constantino began doing a study at schools across Los Angeles. She had just completed a Ph.D. in language, literacy and learning, and she was analyzing children's access to books in affluent and low-income communities.
One day, she saw something that stopped her in her tracks.
"I was at a school in a wealthy community, and they were getting rid of almost brand-new books because they didn't have room in the library," Constantino said. She put the books in her car and drove them to a school in an underserved community. Shocked by the disparity she saw in public school libraries, Constantino became determined to bridge the gap.
"School libraries are not funded well, and sometimes not funded at all," Constantino said. "If you're a child in an underserved community, you're left with boring, outdated, tattered, uninteresting books."
Word spread about Constantino's work, and books began piling up, literally.
"My goal is that kids can always have a friend in a book and they can always turn to a book to find comfort, to learn something."
"I could actually fit about 4,000 books in my car with paint to paint a library," she said.Today, her nonprofit, Access Books, has provided more than 1.5 million books to public-school and community libraries across California.The group has also refurbished close to 350 libraries in public schools, battered women's shelters and homeless shelters.
Constantino enlists volunteers who work alongside the community to create a warm, vibrant and welcoming library space. Students and their families, as well as school staff and teachers, come together to pitch in.
"We're working together. It's not a gift, it's a partnership. It really builds a sense of community," Constantino said. In addition to book donations and refurbishing libraries, the group offers author visits with schools and holds an annual writers conference for kids on the UCLA campus. "Our whole goal is to spread literacy and the benefits of literacy," Constantino said. "We want kids to feel part of this literacy club. And that all members are welcome. And the doors are unlocked. You just come on in."
CNN's Allie Torgan spoke with Constantino about her work. Below is an edited version of their conversation.
CNN: Every time you help a library, you provide about 6,000 books. Where do they come from?
Rebecca Constantino: Our books come from two sources. Donors purchase new, hardcover books, and we have groups that do book drives.
People have more books than they realize, and their kids have more books that they don't read than they realize. We have drop-off sites all over the city, and children collect for their bar and bat mitzvah. Local schools, Girl Scout troops, Boy Scout troops and churches all collect them. Ideally, people could replicate this anywhere in the country.
CNN: Who receives the books that your group collects?
Constantino: It's children who cannot afford to go and buy books. And it's children who don't have access to quality, public libraries. Some kids have never been to a bookstore. They don't have books at home; the source is the school library.
Our goal is really to provide high-interest fiction and non-fiction, because you learn to read by reading for fun. Kids want to read "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." They want to read books that are multicultural and oriented towards them. They want to see faces like theirs.
If one child discovers their imagination for us redoing that library, we were very successful.
CNN: What are some of the long-term effects of your work?
Constantino: I've spoken to children who have taught their parents how to read, who have taught their little brothers and sisters how to read, who have taken this experience of going to the school library and ventured out into a public library because their understanding is now you can check out books and borrow books and you can get a big stack of books.
If we provide high-interest books and a beautiful library space, they do come and they do read. We found that in the schools that we serve, circulation doubles and triples after we've come. So, we know that kids come to the library. And the books that we give, they're difficult to keep on the shelf because we're giving books that kids are really interested in.
My goal is that kids can always have a friend in a book and they can always turn to a book to find comfort, to learn something.
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THE FITZBURGH REALTY TEAM
IS A PROUD SPONSOR FOR THE
RACE FOR THE RESCUES !
Race For The Rescues is a unique, 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to eliminating animal suffering and euthanasia. Their mission is to unite welfare organizations to fight pet overpopulation and save as many animal lives as possible. By creating this fundraising platform they help animal non-profits raise much needed funds to continue their life-saving efforts. They develop and share leadership skills and tools with innovative ideas to help homeless animals and to make our world a kinder place.
Their largest annual fund-raising event, Race for The Rescues Southern California began eleven years ago and has raised 3.25 million dollars to help animals in need. These critical funds enable hard working local, non-profit animal welfare organizations to continue their life-saving work. The event includes a 5K, a 10K, a Kid’s Fun Run and a 1K Dog Walk.
Their goal will be to save as many animal's lives as possible with the funds raised on race days. All benefitting race partners depend on tax-deductible donations to continue their important work.
We are so grateful for everyone out there who cares
about animals and hope to see you at the race!
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THE FITZBURGH REALTY TEAM IS PROUD
TO BE PART OF THE
EAGLE ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL!
Saturday October 7, 2017
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90041
Doors 4:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
Come meet the Fitzburgh Realty Team
and find out how you can be a hero!
The 18th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival (ERMF) is produced by Center for the Arts Eagle Rock in partnership with Councilmember Jose Huizar and CD14. This "By Locals, For Locals" community festival celebrates the diverse talent and imagination of the musicians, artists, community members and local businesses of Northeast Los Angeles.
At Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, they provide access to local, innovative and accessible programming through arts education, concerts, workshops, film screenings, gallery shows and summer arts camp. They showcase the work of over 200 local artists each year through their art exhibitions program as well as their yearly art auction.
Through Imagine Studio, their after school arts enrichment program, they bring working contemporary artists into elementary and middle schools classroom throughout Northeast Los Angeles to connect our community's youth with the joy and discovery that an exploration of the arts can bring.
Support the arts in our community!
Come join us at the Eagle Rock Music Festival!
For tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1562041
CHECK OUT OUR UPCOMING EVENT!
We are a group of community lovers and animal lovers that happen to also be a group of real estate agents. We have created a volunteer run organization called Homes Fur All with a mission to help better the lives of the people and pets of NELA!
We host and are involved with many events in NELA to fundraise for a number of charities. Some events are: Superbowl Party, Neighborhood Dog Walks, Super Adoption Event, and Glassell Bark Super Adoption & Community Block Party! Learn more about our ridiculously fun events here!
HOMES FOR PEOPLE, HOMES FOR PETS, HOMES FUR ALL...
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