March 19 — The annual West Covina Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off spring on Saturday, March 19, from 12 to 6 p.m. at the East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center, 1203 W. Puente Ave. in West Covina.
The public is invited to experience Japanese flavors, sights and sounds. The schedule of performances is to include demonstrations by West Covina Judo Dojo, Eibukan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do, Covina Kendo Dojo, and West Covina Shinkendo/ Aikido. Kishin Daiko, Miyagi Nosho Okinawa Odori, Cal Poly Pomona Touzan TaikoKansei Odori-Kai will entertain traditional Japanese and pacific-islander dance and music.
For more information about the schedule of events for the festival, contact Brandon Leong, ESGVJCC program director, at (626) 960-2566. Vendor applications are available at www.esgvjcc.org.