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The busy Culver-Palms Family YMCA has already opened its Jr. Lakers Basketball registration for this summer! Associate Director of Sports & Recreation Lamondo Greer is expecting a lot of participants from Torrance Y and Westchester Y also this summer, so locals are asked to please register as soon as possible – do not wait until the July 14 skills assessment. And – if anyone is interested in volunteer coaching please contact Lamondo at      ( 310) 390-3604 ext. 7522 or email lamondogreer@ymcala.org. The Skills Assessment won’t take place until Saturday, July 14th at the Culver Middle School Gym, with age breakdowns as follows: 3-5yrs 9-10am; 6-7yrs 10:30-11:30am; 8-9yrs 12-1pm; 10-12yrs 1:30-2:30pm. The cost is $94.00 for Facility Members, $130 for Program Members (plus the uniform cost of $20). The season itself starts July 28 for eight weeks! Go Jr. Lakers!
Shirley and Devin Burke, owners of Universal Cargo Management, are inviting all Culver City Chamber of Commerce members and guests to their corporate offices at 10825 Washington Blvd. this Wednesday, May 23 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for the Chamber’s May Mixer. Since 1985, Universal Cargo Management has been established in the worldwide shipping industry. They have a proven track record of providing great customer service along with excellent ocean freight and air freight rates. They specialize in moving ocean or air freight to or from any location in the world. Through their network of partners and years of growing volume, they have very competitive ocean and air freight rates for both import and export trades. This Mixer offers the opportunity to build business connections, savor great appetizers, wine, and most of all, enjoy the hospitality of the hosts on their courtyard patio. The cost is $15.00 with prepaid reservation (due by Tuesday, May 22) or $20.00 at the door.
Former mayor and Boy Scout advocate extraordinaire Richard Marcus is announcing that on May 26th the Boy and Girl Scouts from the Southern California area will be continuing the annual Memorial Holiday honor of placing flags on the gravesites of the Los Angeles National Cemetery in West Los Angeles. The event starts at 8:00 a.m. and parking will be in the Veterans Administration Facilities through the tunnel on Constitution Avenue. For more information contact Richard at (310) 721-9908 or email him at ramarcus99@aol.com.
The Culver City Garden Club invites you to come and see and smell the flowers this Sunday, May 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Club’s “2012 Garden Hop.” Kicking off from 10 a.m. – 12 noon locations include Steve Coker, 1650 Selby Ave., LA 90024; Katherine Wen, 11120 Queensland St., D-31, LA 90034; and Joanne Thompson, 3308 S. Bentley Ave., LA 90034. From 12 noon – 2:00 pm visit Carol Evans, 3221 Barry Ave., LA 90066; Kathleen Yasuda, 4210 Chase Ave., LA 90066; Camille Greenspan, 10622 Flaxton St., Culver City 90230; Eleanor Osgood, 4224 Lincoln Ave., Culver City 90232; and Mel Weisberger, 2731 Bagley Ave., LA 90034. Then from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. go to Stephanie Nordlinger, 3933 S. Sycamore Ave., LA 90008; Denise Friese, 3814 Lenawee, Culver City 90232; and Beverly Alison, 5603 Heatherdale Dr., LA 90043. Members are free, and guests are just $5.00. Each home will be identified by a yellow balloon.
Save the date: The Culver City Sister City Committee, Inc.’s June Quarterly Dinner and Installation meeting is set for Wednesday, June 6 at the home of member Tina Mollica. Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the program at 6:30 p.m. It’s a barbecue buffet feast, including chicken, carne asada, rice, beans, salad, tortillas, salsa, chips, dessert and soft drinks. (Attendees may BYOB if desired). Cost is $25.00 per person, $10.00 for students. RSVP by May 27 to Alice at (310)642-7604 or alice5651@gmail.com.

 

Onward and Upward Dep’t. – the Culver City Exchange Club members are tired but excited; last week’s “Cruisin’ Back to the 50’s” car show attracted a total 460 autos of all years and styles for the public’s enjoyment. Major sponsors were Wells Fargo, Galpin Ford, RM Auctions and the Armand Hammer Foundation. Nicest news? The 50/50 Raffle was won by Sue Hall, who donated her winnings to the Exchange Club Foundation. Now Exchange’s big 4th of July Fireworks Show is coming up fast, and Earl Eskridge is reminding members that it’s time to start getting ads for the day’s program book.
Eclipsing most birthdays this week (get it?) were Vikram RajVidya Sagar and Jeri Weitz, but also celebrating are Jessica Parr, Caryn Bernstein, Patrick Case, Pat Karrigan, Grace West, Amelia McKean, Marion Fimhaber, Brian Reich, John Maines, Rachel Rubin, Joan Salvaterra, Jae Toyota, Ivor Wan, Lautaro Galvvez-Munez, Robert Guerra, Kendra Gyepes, Tigist Haile, Ashley Mills, Sofia Ames, Shega Aragaw, Lindsay Grossman, Jacqueline Hill, Ayeesha Hussaini, Jessica McNamara, Mat Antell, Kevin Chen, Ellie Dawson, Kathryn Frederich, Victoria Esposito, Noe Jimenez, Morayma Makay, John Stephenson, Rona Trapp, Suzanne Dehmel, Lauri Fogel, Whitney Pouchie, Dane Twichell, Grace Chow, LaNaadrian Easterling, Diana Garcia, and Stephanie Jaeger. If you’d like your birthday mentioned in LOCALmotion, let us know at jozelles@ca.rr.com.

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