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LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

jsmith01-cropNeed a break from your household’s usual “bedtime story” routine? This Tuesday, November 8 (and every Tuesday night) from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. it’s “Storytime” at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Avenue. The Library’s Storytime is a special time to make new friends and share stories, songs, play, art activities and more. No advance registration is necessary, just bring your little ones up to 8 years old. Babies, toddlers and families are all welcome.

This Friday, November 11 marks Veterans Day, with schools, banks and government offices closed, as well as no mail delivery. So Thursday, November 10 Culver City employees will gather to bid fond farewell to Culver City Employees Federal Credit Union Executive Manager Joanie Tellez, who is retiring. Joanie has been with the City for 30 years, so everyone’s invited to the Dan Patacchia Room, first floor City Hall between 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. to give Joanie a goodbye hug!

What a busy weekend coming up for the Culver City Woman’s Club! First up is a fashion show fundraiser at Talbots in Manhattan Village (3200 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach) on Saturday, November 12th. Breakfast goodies will be served starting at 8:45 a.m. and the show starts at 9:15 a.m. Tickets are $20.00 and all proceeds will benefit a number of local non-profits supported by the CCWC. For reservations or more information call Pat at (310) 670-2990. The next day (Sunday, November 13) Culver City Woman’s Club members and friends will enjoy a Theatre Outing at 3:30 p.m. at the Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. The ticket price is $25.00, which includes a $6.00 donation to the Culver City High School Drama Club. For reservations or further information call Judith at (310)433-8898.

From Matthew Hetz, President/Executive Director of the Culver City Symphony Orchestra, comes a rave review of the recent Centennial Gala held at Sony Pictures Studios. One of the reasons Hetz attended the event was that “…the Sony lot was the mythical MGM Studios, and way back last century at the end of the 1970s, I worked for MGM as a stagehand. I have since moved on to other things, like running the orchestra to bring to you its fine concerts, but my memories from that time working for MGM remain strong and exciting” He strolled the lot a bit, then “…I went back to the party, and after the delicious Wolfgang Puck dinner, the dancing started, and while it took me a while, I joined in with the other dancing enthusiasts for a fantastic evening. Indeed, I was drawn in by the excitement and enthusiasm of the dancing throng, and it became apparent that Culver City is a city that likes to dance.” He has beautiful memories of the musicals produced there during the MGM days, and at the former RKO Studios lot, now Culver Studios. The Culver City Symphony’s inaugural concert of the 2016-17 Season will be on December 17, 8:00 p.m., at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Since that is Beethoven’s birthday, it is an All-Beethoven concert. For more information visit www.culvercitysymphony.org.

Taking place tonight, Monday, November 7, the Culver City Julian Dixon Library is presenting a Family Place Parent Child Workshop – a free five-week program for families and children 3 years old and younger. It is an opportunity for parents and caregivers and their children to play and learn together. Age-appropriate toys and art activities are provided. A different community resource specialist will be available each week to answer questions in their area of expertise. The series takes place Monday evenings from 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. from October 17 – November 14, with hopefully more scheduled for later this year at the Library, 4975 Overland Avenue.
Coming up next Monday evening, November 14, The Culver City Rock & Mineral Club will feature speaker Deidre Green, aka, “The Copper Doctor”, who will inform all as to how to transform ordinary and industrial objects into unique jewelry and works of art. Deidre transforms every day, ordinary, and industrial objects that can be recycled (e.g. nails, screws, security door mesh, electrical lugs, cable swags, bike chains, refrigerator and sprinkler tubing) into never seen before jewelry and works of art. She creates her beautiful and unique works of art by utilizing garage tools, computer numerical control (CNC) machining, photo chemical etching, hydraulic stamping press, casting, water jet cutting machine, and engravers to adapt these items into eye catching, health advancing jewelry that heightens the wearer’s circulation. Attend and experience folk wisdom at its finest. The meeting is free and open to the public at 7:30 p.m. at the Culver City Senior Center, 4095 Overland Avenue.
Falling into Fall birthday celebrations are Todd Miller, Alida Brundo, Debbie Jacobowitz, Betty Davis, Veronica Jones, Roy Mathison, Timothy Lowe, Randal Rhodes, and Rose Klapman. 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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