If students also attend Cash for College events in January and complete financial aid forms, they could also become eligible for one of 40 $2,500 college scholarships. For more information, call (213) 482-9847.. Lecture offers tips on care insurance WHITTIER — A lecture on long-term care insurance will take place from 10 a.m. to noon today at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital’s Flo & Frank L. Scott Conference Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. Topics for discussions include available options, attributes of a good plan and questions and answers. Space is limited; for reservations or more information, call (562) 698-0811 Ext. 2444.. Lymphedema is topic of hospital program MONTEBELLO — Beverly Hospital will hold a free lecture on lymphedema …from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today at its Women’s Pavilion & Breast Center, 101 E. Beverly Blvd., Suite 104/105. Lymphedema is a common side effect of breast cancer surgery that includes the removal of lymph nodes, or after chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Because the lymphatic system is the body’s drainage system, lymphedema occurs when the drainage system is not working properly. The class will include demonstrations on exercise and use of a compression pump, as well as contra-indications to physical treatment and when to call a doctor. Reservations are required and seating is limited. For more information, call (323) 725-5033.. Spooktacular haunts community center WHITTIER — A Halloween Spooktacular will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. Highlights will be family games, rides, costume contests, entertainment and refreshments. For more information, call (562) 464-3430.. Smith Park will host Halloween bash PICO RIVERA — Pico Rivera’s Halloween Spooktacular will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the grass area at Smith Park, 6016 Rosemead Blvd. Activities will include costume contests, trick or treat villages, a live band, prizes and 25-cent game booths. For more information, call (562) 801-4430.. VFW post offers ham and cheese meal LA MIRADA — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148 will hold a ham and cheese croissant fund-raising dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 13932 Valley View Ave. in La Mirada. The event is open to everyone and a donation of $7 per person is being requested. For more information, call (562) 941-4097.. From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week No registration is required and topics include such as areas as China painting, ribbon embroidery, quilting, watercolor painting, vocal arts workshops, boating courses, memoir writing, world events, easy cooking and exercise. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. College convention set for today LOS ANGELES — Whittier-area families are invited to participate in the fourth annual College and Career Convention, taking place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today …and Thursday at the Los Angeles Convention Center South Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St. The convention will feature dozens of informational booths dealing with how to access public and private financial aid for college, as well as seminars in English and Spanish on making college affordable, applying for scholarships and explaining the college application process. A “Cash Drop” will take place at 10:30 a.m. today with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa…. As part of a Cash for College program, students in attendance will be entered into a drawing for 25 $1,000 college scholarships. SANTA FE SPRINGS — To celebrate Red Ribbon Week and being drug free, the city of Santa Fe Springs will hold a “Look at Me, I’m Drug Free” community parade this morning at 9:30 a.m. The parade will begin at Lake Center Middle School on the corner of Pioneer Boulevard and Clarkman Avenue. Then, it will turn north on Jersey Avenue, go across Telegraph Road, turn east on Charlesworth Road and end behind Jersey Elementary School on the corner of Charlesworth Road and Alburtis Avenue. School students, California Highway Patrol, L.A. CADA, Kiwanis, American Red Cross, Santa Fe Springs Fire Department and Police Services Center members will march in the parade to advocate a drug-free community. Classes for seniors at activity center LA MIRADA. — The city of La Mirada offers an array of free classes for seniors and adults at the La Mirada Activity Center and the La Mirada Resource Center by teachers from Cerritos College and Norwalk-La Mirada Adult School.