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City/county to host free ‘smart-gardening’ workshop

The city and county are hosting a free smart gardening workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Wilderness Park, 10999 Little Lake Road, Downey. The class will…

Garbage hauler to give away free mulch

Garbage hauler CalMet Services is giving away mulch from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Discover Sports Complex, 12400 Columbia Way. CalMet is giving away up…

Charles Phoenix to present “Up with Downey!” slide show to benefit Rose Float Association

DOWNEY – Charles Phoenix, the man who makes a living showing campy slide shows composed of images from the 1950s and 1960s, is presenting his “Up With Downey!” slide show…

Artists and art lovers invited to Downey Arts Coalition meeting

The Downey Arts Coalition is hosting a meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mari’s Wine Bar, 8222 Firestone Blvd. The bar is right across from Portos,  and parking is in…

Firefighters to run around in the street to fill the boot

Members of the Downey Fire Department will be out all day Saturday collecting money for Muscular Dystrophy Association. The firefighters will be at Firestone and Lakewood boulevards. Last year, the…

Downey hosting clean-up day

Downey is hosting a city-wide clean-up from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday Oct. 15. The goal is to have groups and individuals clean-up areas in their own neighborhoods. This event…

Comedy show coming to Downey

The Epic Lounge is hosting the Laffaholics and several musical acts starting at 7:30 Thursday at 8239 2nd St., Downey. Along with the comedy, guests can also see the Gips,…

Children’s cooking classes

DOWNEY – The city is hosting five-week cooking classes for children. The Monday class for children ages 6-11 goes from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and starts Sept. 19. The Saturday…

Get local food at 2011 Taste of Downey

The city is hosting the 2011 Taste of Downey from 5:30 to 9 p.m. near Downey City Hall, 11111 Brookshire Ave. The event will feature music and food from about…