Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Sunday, Sept. 22
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8 a.m. WESTCHESTER — Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services will hold its 15th annual 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention. Proceeds benefit the center's Suicide Prevention Center. Registration at 6:30 a.m.; warm-up at 7:45 a.m.; race at 8 a.m.
Location: West 88th Street and La Tijera Boulevard.
Contact: Dienna D'Olimpio, PR, (310) 656-4668, or cell, (310) 980-6936.
8:30 a.m. VARIOUS — "The Greatest Escape," a memorial motorcycle ride honoring victims of mesothelioma, will be held to benefit the Punch Worthington Laboratory at UCLA Medical Center and Pacific Meso Center. The event is held on the 50th anniversary of "The Great Escape" film starring Steve McQueen, who lost his life to the disease. Registration at 8:30 a.m.; ride at 10 a.m.
Location: Ride begins at Bartels' Harley-Davidson, 4141 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey, and concludes with a concert by Johnny Cash Tribute band The Walking Phoenixes at Sycamore Cove State Beach, 9000 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.
Contact: (888) 996-MESO.
Noon. ARCADIA — Final day of the 55th annual Pasadena Greek Fest, featuring live entertainment, cuisine and pastries, cooking demonstrations, folk dancing, lectures on Greek history and religion, a Kids' Fun Zone with rock climbing, carnival games, rides and raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit community outreach programs run by Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Pasadena.
Location: Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive.
Contact: Susan Bejeckian, (626) 570-1051, or cell, (626) 232-3040.
1 p.m. HOLLYWOOD — The Los Angeles Bi Task Force will host Bi Arts Fest celebrating bisexual pride.
Location: The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place.
Contact: Katie Pomerantz, center, (323) 860-7325.
3:30 p.m. BEVERLY HILLS — Singer Chaka Khan will be honored with the Icon Award at the 24th annual Heroes and Legends Awards. Additional honorees include singer-songwriter Siedah Garrett with the Achievement in Music Award, '50s doo-wop band Terry Johnson & the Flamingos with the Pioneer Award and music manager Troy Carter with the Triumph Award. Actress JoMarie Payton will emcee and presenters will include Claudette Robinson, Miller London, Marla Gibbs, Mary Wilson, Ray Parker Jr. and Billy Vera. Proceeds benefit scholarships for students pursuing the arts. Media check-in at 3:30 p.m.; arrivals at 4:30 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m.; awards at 7 p.m.
Location: Beverly Hills Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 9641 Sunset Blvd.
Contact: Debra Burley, HAL Awards, (818) 907-0257; Errolyn Meadoux, HAL Awards, (310) 895-6360.