Upcoming events at community center

DOWNEY - The annual Pumpkin Patch will be held on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the backlot of Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center.Admission is free and the event features free carnival games, costume contest for toddlers to adults, glow walk and free popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, drinks to all in attendance. This event is co-sponsored by the City of Downey, Optimist and Soroptimist Clubs of Downey. This is a great family event and provides for a fun and safe alternative to walking the streets. Contest registration forms are now available at the Barbara J. Riley Community & Senior Center for the annual Downey Holiday Home Decorating Contest. This is a great event to highlight and award all the hard work of homeowners who have decorated their homes for the holiday season. The categories include: Best Use of Lights, Lawn/Room Display, Animated Display, Religious Display, Total Display, and Window Display. Awards are given by themes: Mayor's Award, Santa's Award, Christmas Spirit, Santa's Workshop, Toyland, Winter Wonderland, Christmas Magic, North Pole, Christmas in Motion, and Holiday Fantasy. Entry deadline is Monday, Dec. 5 and the date of judging is Thursday, Dec. 8 and is only open to Downey residents. Celebrate New Year's Day at the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. Grandstand tickets are $67 per person for those 8 and older and are still available, with no limits on the number of tickets to purchase. Tickets include transportation and great grandstand location for this unique California spectacle. This is a great opportunity for families and/or friends to travel in comfort and avoid the traffic. Tickets are available for purchase at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center. For additional information regarding any of the programs, contact the Barbara J. Riley Community Center & Senior Center at (562) 904-7223, or visit us at 7810 Quill Drive, Downey, 90242.

********** Published: October 27, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 28