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urlThe upcoming free “Walk & Roll Festival” guarantees to be a fun time for the entire family while learning to bike in the community more safely. Trained instructors will guide you and your kids through the skills course and then take you on a group ride to put your new experience into practice. It all takes place this Sunday, April 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Culver City Middle School front parking lot, 4601 Elenda St. All are welcome – bikes, scooters, skateboards, roller skates, training wheels and tricycles too. There’s something for everyone, plus free raffle prizes, a free Menchies for all kids completing the course, and 15% off chocolates at Essential Chocolatiers. Also – not clear on how to use a Culver City bus? There’ll be one on site to show you how to use the bike racks, Tap cards, etc..
The committee in charge needs Centaurians’ help in finding some missing 1966 Culver City High School grads to invite them to the upcoming 50th Reunion, and just maybe you’re one of them. If indeed you graduated that year, you’re invited to send an email to cchsdelians@gmail.com with your current email contact address, the name you used while attending Culver High and your current name. The list will be kept private, but you’ll be notified of details regarding the reunion.
The third Saturday “Walk With a Doc” takes a different route this Saturday, April 16, when Culver City Historian Julie Lugo Cerra guides interested walkers through some of the great sites in Culver City’s Arts District. Walkers will meet at the parking area in the lot on Venice Blvd. & Helms Walk in front of Rejuvenation Lighting (8780 Venice Blvd.) at 8:45 a.m. and head east from the iconic Helms Bakery Building. There won’t be a WWAD at Vet’s Park in April, but they will return to the Park in May.
Don’t worry if you saw the iconic ice skating figure being removed from the top of the former Culver Ice Arena. Harbor Freight the (new tenant) is assuring folks they’ll restore it and return it to the front of the building…
Anyone who enjoys show tunes is invited to Grace Lutheran Church this Saturday April 16 at 7:00 p.m. to hear “Life in Song (…so far)”, Claire Skelley’s fundraiser benefitting Grace Diner. This will be an evening of musical theater with Claire and friends. The concert is free, but donations to Grace Diner are encouraged. Claire has been volunteering for the Diner since she was 12, and its ministry is near and dear to her heart. She’ll be attending NYU in the fall and majoring in Vocal Production/Musical Theater. (Grace Diner serves hot meals in a warm and comfortable setting to those in the community who just might be having trouble making ends meet. Everyone is welcome, every Monday evening 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. at the church, 4427 Overland Avenue.) AND…this Sunday, April 17 Grace Lutheran will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive right in front of the church, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To sign up, please contact the Church office: (310) 559-1027.
Just Glad It Wasn’t Us Dep’t.: Culver City’s evidently gone nationwide in a Depends commercial where a woman praises the “undergarment” as she walks out of her prominently mentioned Culver City home…
Farragut Elementary School has its Fundraising shoes on and some great events are coming up to fill those! This Saturday, April 16 as part of the Artworks! Series of fundraisers, they’ve got “Fiesta on the Hill,” dubbed an “…exciting, parent-only evening event that will be held at the Baldwin Hills Overlook with a casual dinner, great music, desserts, and silent and live auctions.” Artworks! Allows Farragut to provide extensive and high-quality arts education such as bi-weekly visual arts instruction for all grades; arts education for each grade featuring programs like Do-Re-Mi, Drama Education Network, and Symphonic Jazz Orchestra. Adult tickets are $25.00, or add $5.00 and for just $30.00 you can also buy a ticket for a teacher! There are terrific auction items on board – contact tfrintrup@gmail.com for auction donations, descriptions or ticket purchases!
Happy Election Day/Income Tax Deadline/Beautiful Spring Birthday wishes go out this week to Andy Weissman, Inger Kleckner, Howard Behnken, Britta Eriksson, Janet Shelton (Ashcraft), Lucy Safai, Bernice Mathison, Freddie Wilson, Martin Hente, Barbara Jefferson, Frederick Reinhorn, and James Powers. If you’d like your (or a friend or family member’s) birthday mentioned here, just send the information to jozelles@ca.rr.com and we’ll be happy to post it!
Just in case you need a reminder, this Tuesday, April 12 is Election Day in Culver City! There are seven candidates running for three seats on the City Council and the polls are open from 7:00 a.m. (that’ll be us yawning at the El Rincon School location) until 8:00 p.m. Don’t forget to vote and wear your “I Voted” sticker proudly!

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