Beyond the Grave


American attitudes toward death changed dramatically from the 1840s, when the Workman family built their home, through the 1920s, when the Temples built La Casa Nueva next door in Industry.

The Homestead Museum will explore these changes as experienced by the two families and includes a visit to El Campo Santo, the private cemetery established by the Workman family in the 1850s. Tours will be offered hourly from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1, 2.

The hour-long tours are free, but reservations are recommended because space is limited. This tour can accommodate visitors with limited mobility and is recommended for ages 9 and up.

For information about any of these programs, or reservations, call (626) 968-8492.

USC offers classical guitar concert

The Hacienda Heights Library will host the second in its series of free guitar concerts at 3 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 1.

The concert will be performed by advanced students of the University of Southern California Classical Guitar program.

The library is located at 16010 La Monde St. in Hacienda Heights. For information, contact Children’s Librarian Kathia Ibacache at (626) 968-9356.

Seniors celebrate Halloween


Scary, very scary!

The Steinmetz Senior Center will hold its annual Halloween Dance and Costume Party on Thursday, Oct. 30. The big event begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

The cost is only $3, and tickets may be purchased at the front desk or at the door. The senior center is at 1545 S. Stimson Ave. For information, call (626) 934-7041.

Boys and ghouls enjoy magic show

Make the boys and ghouls disappear.

Magician Tony Daniels will present an entertaining Halloween-themed magic show at the Hacienda Heights Library on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

The free show begins at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

The Hacienda Heights Library is at 10610 La Monde St. For information, call (626) 968-9356.

Buckboard Days roll out in Rowland

The sound of trumpets and drums, the whirl of dancers, the low purr of a classic car as it
cruises by, the smell of popcorn with a hint of autumn in the air – all these sights and sounds could only mean one thing – it’s time for the Rowland Heights Buckboard Days Parade!

One of the community’s longest traditions, the 37th annual Buckboard Days Parade will march down the streets of Rowland Heights on Saturday. The parade begins at 9 a.m. led by the parade’s Grand Marshal, Assemblyman Bob Huff.

The parade will begin at the intersection of Nogales Street and Colima Road,
then head east on Colima Rd., north on Banida Ave., and then end at Rowland Heights County Park.

Highlights of the parade will include the marching bands from Rowland and Nogales High Schools, dance and cheer squads, classic cars and floats from businesses and community organizations.

The parade’s theme this year is “Reaching out to Our Neighbors,” celebrating our multi-cultural community. Trophies for the best band, float, car and other entries will be presented immediately following the parade at the Fall Family Festival at Rowland Heights County Park.

The Buckboard Days Parade is organized by the Rowland Heights Parade Committee and sponsored by Aera Energy, Bob’s Towing, Supervisor Don Knabe, Lewis and Company, and First General Bank.

For more information about the parade contact Don Delegal at 626/964-4414.

Killian holds Family Science Night

Killian Elementary School in Rowland Heights will hold its third annual Family Science Night tonight. The big event begins at 6:30 p.m.

Principal Susan Halliday says there will be six different activities. Parents and children can select three.

“It’s like six field trips coming to Killian,” Halliday says.

Families can cruise the Aquarium of the Pacific’s touch tank while they wait for their selected activities.

At the end of the evening, the wild animal program will bring out different animals than they originally presented.

The funds to support this comes from the fundraiser that KSCA holds every year.

Who’s your hero?

Who’s your hero?

Rowland Unified School District is asking its students that question to celebrate Red Ribbon Week from Oct 23-31. Their theme is “Who’s Your Hero?”

Rowland students will have an essay contest about the heros in their lives. Should be interesting.

Winners will be announced Nov. 28, with the winning essays printed in a booklet for distribution. Winners get gift certificates at a school board meeting.

During Red Ribbon week, students will wear red ribbons or bracelets. They also sign pledges to lead a drug-free lifestyle and participate in special activities.

Rowland celebrates Buckboard Days

Come to Rowland Heights on Saturday, Oct. 25, for one of the community’s longest-running traditions.

The Buckboard Days Parade and Fall Festival will feature marching bands from across the region, festive floats from local businesses and organizations, classic car clubs, and so much more.

The Kiwanis pancake breakfast will kick off the festivities before the parade at 7 a.m.
The parade will be followed by the Fall Festival at Rowland Heights Park.

Parade route begins at Nogales Street and Colima Road, heads east on Colima Road, then north on Banida Avenue and ends at Rowland Heights County Park, 1500 Banida Ave. For information, call (626) 964-4414.

Cross country championships held

How far can you run?

Orange Grove Middle School in Hacienda Heights will host the Districtwide Middle School Cross Country Championship on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Cross country teams from all the middle schools in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District will meet at Orange Grove to compete, beginning at 3 p.m.

Meanwhile, Palm Elementary in Hacienda Heights will have a Flag Ceremony with Deputy Crowther at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Fairgrove Elementary will hold a Flagraising Ceremony with Police Officer and special performance by its cheerleaders at 8:30 a.m.

Kwis Elementary in Hacienda Heights will hold a Red Ribbon Assembly in the cafeteria at 1:15 p.m.

Lassalette Middle School in La Puente will offer 1:1 Parent Laptop Training in its cafeteria from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.