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first_imgWHITTIER – The Shelter’s Right Hand is seeking volunteers to work Tuesday mornings and Wednesday/Thursday afternoons at its thrift shop, “Sacks on the Boulevard,” 12300 Washington Blvd., Suite J. All proceeds from the thrift shop sales are donated to the Women & Children’s Crisis Shelter, which provides a haven for women and children who have fled homes with domestic violence. The thrift shop also provides clothing to women and children in the shelter, as well as those in the Women In Transition program. Those interested in volunteering should call thrift shop manager Jan McMahon at (562) 699-1558. Friends of Library to hold auction WHITTIER – The Friends of the Public Library is auctioning several collectibles this month, including a first-edition Caldecott-winner “Old Market Street.” Ten items are up for bid, including the September 1948 children’s periodical, “Wee Wisdom,” and school textbooks like “Pioneers” (1934) and “Meeting Our Neighbors” (1942). The items are ranked in fair to excellent condition. Minimum bids are posted with the books displayed in the case in the main branch of the Whittier Public Library, 7344 Washington Ave. Bidding ends at noon Sept. 29. Auction proceeds will be used to buy library materials, equipment and activities such as special children’s programs. For more information, call (562) 464-3452. Whittier City school board meets WHITTIER – The Whittier City School District board of education will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in Room 6 of the district office, 7211 S. Whittier Ave. District officials will give presentations on this year’s student testing data and the English Language Learner program. For information call the district at (562) 789-3000. Stamp aficionados will meet today MONTEBELLO – The Montebello Stamping Mavens is meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today in the Multipurpose Room at the Montebello Public Library, 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. Adults with an interest in creating rubber-stamped art are encouraged to participate. There is no registration fee. Participants are expected to provide their own rubber-stamping supplies, participate in the group’s monthly exchanges, and do a demonstration for its “make-it, take-its” project sometime during the year. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (323) 722-6551. Free magic show at Norwalk library NORWALK – Magician Jay Leslie will give a free magic show for children of all ages at 5p.m. Tuesday at the Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway. Admission is free. The show will take place in the library’s meeting room. For more information, call (562) 860-0775 and ask for Teen Services. Volunteers sought for training SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Southeast Area Counseling Center is seeking volunteers to undergo training on working with clients Oct. 13 at its facility at 10909 Orr and Day Road. Training will be conducted by professionals in the mental health field. The agency is open from 1 to 8p.m. Monday through Thursday. To qualify for the training, fax a resume to (562) 868-7030 or call office manager Sally Navarrette at (562) 868-9919. Tips on how to reverse aging LA MIRADA – The Biola University nursing department will hold a presentation on “Aging Gracefully” at 10 a.m. Thursday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The event will discuss how to delay and reverse many of the effects of aging. For more information, call (562) 906-3160 or visit – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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