Audience encouraged to wear costumes to performances
The Palmdale Playhouse will host the Palmdale Repertory Theatre’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors” in October.
Will stay in position until successor is confirmed
United States Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., the first African American to hold the position who announced his resignation, effective as soon as he is officially replaced, said that while his time in public services is coming to an end, he will keep trying to make the United States and its justice system better. “I will never leave the work,” Holder said. “I will continue to serve and try to find ways to make our nation even more true to its founding ideals.”
To celebrate and raise awareness of the Antelope Valley’s rising-star-status within the entertainment industry, the city of Lancaster, in partnership with AV BizPro and the Antelope Valley Film Office, will host AV Hollywood Days on October 2 from 5–9 p.m., in conjunction with The BLVD Farmers Market.
The Pepperdine University Black Alumni Council (BAC) will host its second annual “BAC Sound Investment” scholarship concert on Saturday, Oct. 11. The event will take place at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach, 700 Queensway Drive, from 5-9 p.m. The goal of the event is to raise $45,000 to support African American students at Pepperdine.
October is Liver Awareness Month
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during Liver Awareness Month in October.
They completed supply drive with delivery of goods to Laos orphanage
In April, Westside Neighborhood School played host to a school-wide school supply drive to (WNS) benefit the charity, Kids for Laos Orphans (KiLO). KiLO is the brainchild of WNS middle school students and brothers Andrew, Matthew, and William Liner. After visiting the Luang Prabang Orphanage in Laos during the summer of 2013, the brothers decided they wanted to give back to the orphans they met and created KiLO as a means to help. While most of KiLO’s activities have revolved around raising money for a new bathroom facility for the orphanage, the boys hoped to engage their peers in a different way. With the support of WNS, they initiated a school-wide drive and asked other students to donate new school supplies to the boys and girls at the orphanage.
NASA 911 served 38 years
The second of NASA’s two modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is open for public display at Joe Davies Heritage Airpark in Palmdale. The early-model airliner, once used to carry the space shuttle “piggy-back style” back to Florida when it would land at Edwards Air Force Base, is parked next to a Boeing B-52D “Stratofortress” on the west side of the outdoor aircraft museum. You can see both aircraft, along with many more that were either designed or built at Edwards, each weekend Friday through Sunday.
#ISpeakUp campaign will use videos spread awareness
Recognizing bullying as a health, educational and legal issue that affects millions of kids and families each year, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have joined Cartoon Network’s recently announced “I Speak Up” call-to-action asking one million people to upload and share “I Speak Up” mobile videos to help fight bullying. The pro-active fall campaign serves as a focal point to Cartoon Network’s Speak Up Week (Sept. 29-Oct. 3), the latest phase of its award-winning “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” initiative, which leads into National Bullying Prevention Month.
The City of Carson Veterans Affairs Commission has organized a Veterans Career and Resource Fair for Friday, October 3.
Grammy Award Winner Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea takes centerstage as the City of Carson presents the first Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in the city.