The city of Hawthorne will sponsor many family-oriented programs. (File photo)

The City of Hawthorne will celebrate diversity, honor history, and connect people with City resources at our 9/11 Ceremony, 3rd Annual World Festival, and Household Hazardous Waste event.

On Monday, September 11, the City of Hawthorne will hold a solemn 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the Hawthorne City Hall. Mayor Alex Vargas, Mayor Pro Tem Angie Reyes English and Council Members Katrina Manning, Alex Monteiro, and David Patterson, will lead the ceremony.

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The 3rd Annual World Festival is set for September 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will celebrate a variety of music genres, dance styles, customs, cuisine, crafts, and cultural presentations.

On Saturday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the L.A. County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event will take place at the Betty Ainsworth Sports Center. Residents can properly dispose of paint, cleaning products, batteries, electronic waste (e-waste), and more. Participation is free of charge for Los Angeles County residents.

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