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jsmith01-cropThis Tuesday, October 18 Culver-Palms Meals on Wheels is having a “Munch & Mingle” at Casa Sanchez. Reservations are $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door (Call 310-559-0666 or email www.mowculverpalms@gmail.com for advance tickets). There’ll be appetizers, free soft drinks, prizes, gift sales and half-price drinks – all to benefit this non-profit, non-sectarian, volunteer, community-based organization that has been created to provide nutritious, affordable meals to people confined to their homes because of illness, accident, age or convalescence. Don’t worry about the overhead – 100% of the ticket proceeds from this event will go toward fulfilling the MOW mission.

Something we didn’t really know about but appreciate: Culver City’s Downtown Business Association’s Clean Team is on the streets in downtown daily, providing a variety of services through sidewalk maintenance programs. Some of the services include sweeping and pressure washing throughout the district, emptying trash cans and cleaning street furniture, graffiti reporting, and cleaning and removing trash from sidewalks and tree wells. The DBA is also responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of the decorative tree lights throughout downtown. THAT’s why we look so good!

This Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., why not grab the kids and head down to the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility at 1935 Hughes Way in El Segundo, where the West Basin Municipal Water District’s annual Water Harvest Festival takes place. This is a free family event which will include games, a kid’s costume contest, stage shows and water education booths and tours.

Know anybody interested in working for the City of Culver City? Direct them to www.culvercity.org then “Employment Opportunities” and see what pops up – full time, part time, and even one non-paying (volunteer) opportunity as a Police Explorer. Culver City: A great place to live, work, learn and play!!

Grace Lutheran Church’s Holiday Bazaar takes place on November 4th and 5th this year, and it’s a re-imagined (we just love that word) event: They’re asking specifically for high quality items only – this is NOT a “yard sale,” so no clothing or furniture except for vintage/antique. This includes women’s and men’s jewelry, Christmas décor, crafts and gifts, fine quality china, silver, crystal, soaps, candles, frames, teacups, coffee cups, glassware, specialty items, collectibles, and hats. The Bazaar benefits programs for Grace Church youth. For drop-off times or more information, contact Marina or Lisa at (310) 559-1027.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee. has been established to assist the City in the organization and production of the Annual Dr. King Event, to stimulate community interest in the event through community involvement, advertisement and volunteer opportunities, and to continually explore ways to improve the Event and provide for greater enjoyment for residents. Would you like to join in the planning? The next meeting will be this Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Room C77 at the Culver City Senior Center, 4095 Overland Avenue.

On the “Great California Shake Out Drill” Day (this Thursday, October 20) Culver City CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) will conduct a community-wide disaster drill from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. They need non-CERT volunteers to be “victims” for this drill. If you or someone that you know would like to be a “victim”, they will need you from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20th. They may also need people to volunteer their front yards for the drill. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, please visit www.culvercitycert.org/ (And don’t forget to put your “OK” sign in a window visible from the street – your NERT – Neighborhood Emergency Response Team – members will be doing a neighborhood drive-through.) You can download your own “OK” sign by visiting www.culvercity.org/emergencyprep.
“Moderately strenuous” is how the bonus Walk With a Doc set for this Wednesday, October 19 is described, and we can understand why: it takes place beginning at 5:00 p.m. starting at the parking area at the Culver City Park near the Boneyard the and goes over to the Baldwin Hills Overlook (above Jefferson Blvd.). Gratefully it should finish by 6:00 p.m.
If it’s Wednesday (and this week that would be the 19th) it’s “Mystic Knights Trio” time at Gaby’s Mediterranean, 10445 Venice Blvd. from 7:30 p.m.—11:00 p.m. Dave, Roger, and Sonny play here each Wednesday and you’re invited to enjoy great food and great music. You can BYOB and all ages are welcome to relax on the patio and enjoy the evening.
Fall birthday leaves are falling on birthday celebrants Vince Punturere, Paul Struhl, Mary Kravitsky, Finn Swenson, Kennedy Simon, Nancy Watson, Joan Engen, Holly Westhoff, Richard Parra, and Charlie B Warne. 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!

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