Oct 5 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

The Gardena Police Department will host its annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Nakaoka Community Center, 1670 W. 162nd St., Gardena. Breakfast is $5 per person, and donations are welcome. This event benefits the GPD K-9 program.

Oct 5 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The annual Gardena Heritage Festival and Street Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the City Hall Complex. There will be more than 80 booths of retail vendors, community organizations, and food vendors. Highlights to include live entertainment on two stages and a children’s area. For booth information, call the Recreation Department at 310-217-9537.

Oct 12 @ 6:00 PM

The Italian Catholic Federation, branch 237 which is in partnership with Gardena St. Anthony of Padua Parish and School, will have its annual Columbus Day Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Oct. 12.

“We reach out with high school and college scholarships,” a spokesperson said. “Our Community support includes these and more: Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, The L.A. Mission, Parish Thanksgiving Baskets and Gardena’s Helping Hands Food-Bank.”

This year, the ICF is celebrating its 50 years of “faithful service to our Church and Community. Join us on our mission to continue to ‘Light a Fire.’”

For additional information or to purchase tickets, call Rose Moore at 310-516-0480.


Dec 19 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

The Gardena Elks Lodge No. 1919 will present its 2nd Holiday Drive-thru event, “Stuff a Stocking Drive-Thru” on Sunday, Dec. 19 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The event is for kids 10 years and younger and will take place at 1735 W. 162nd St., Gardena. Stockings will be provided. All guests must stay in their vehicles. The event is limited to 300 kids.

For more information, call 310-327-1919.

Free Virtual Fair Housing Workshop to Teach Fair Housing Rights & Responsibilities
Mar 9 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Gardena, CA – To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Fair Housing Foundation will be holding a Virtual Fair Housing  Workshop via Zoom from 10:00am to 11:30am on Wednesday, March 9, 2021, for the city of Gardena. This workshop is free and open to the public. Attendees will learn about how they are protected under fair housing laws, what their rights and responsibilities as tenants and landlords are, and how to deal with tenant and landlord disputes. Fair Housing Foundation will explain state and federal fair housing laws, discuss state and federally protected classes, notices, security deposit, rent increases, how COVID-19 has impacted housing including moratoriums and the COVID 19 Tenant Relief Act, and much more.

The Fair Housing Foundation services residents of the city of Gardena. We are contracted by the city of Gardena and receive funds through the Community Development Block Grants. We educate the public about Fair Housing rights and responsibilities through workshops, trainings, and community events. FHF provides mediation and counseling services through our housing assistance hotline 1-800-446-FAIR (3247) and walk-in clinics. We also investigate issues of discrimination related to housing.

For more information, visit

Registration is mandatory. RSVP here

 About the Fair Housing Foundation:

Founded in 1964, the Fair Housing Foundation (FHF) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan educational agency dedicated to promoting the enforcement of fair housing laws and encouraging an atmosphere of open housing through education, enforcement activities, counseling services, and outreach programs. The Fair Housing Foundation is an approved HUD Housing Counseling Affiliate. We are contracted with cities throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties to provide Fair Housing Services. Fair Housing Foundation serves over 10,000 clients annually through our programs.