Tee Time is just a week away! The Culver City Chamber of Commerce/Culver City Firefighters/Culver City Lions Club Golf Tournament is set for next Monday, August 20 at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana. Tee time is 12:00 PM. Costs are: individual player $175; foursome with 1 sign sponsor $775; foursome with 4 sign sponsor $1050; tee sign sponsor $125; Bag sponsor $1000; Hole-in-One Sponsor $750; Shirt Sponsor $2000; Lunch Sponsor $1000; Dinner Sponsor $1500; Beverage cart sponsor $500; For any or all of the above, contact [email protected] or call (310) 287-3850.
This coming Saturday, August 18 from 1-3 p.m. the Culver City Historical Society will be welcoming anthropologist and archeologist Dr. Charles Rozaire at a special meeting where he will present his perspective on local Native Americans and the early history of the land that became Culver City. It’s also interesting that Dr. Rozaire grew up in Culver City and attended Culver City Grammar School, and former classmate Virgie (Tinger) Eskridge has already put in her reservation to attend the meeting, to be held in the Archive & Resource Center (ARC). Museum curator, professor and writer, Dr. Rozaire’s presentation is certain to be fascinating. Seating is limited. Enter behind the Veterans’ Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue. For additional information call 310-253-6941
Busted! As Culver City Rotary Club bulletin editor Don Trepany was driving to the club meeting last week he noticed a certain ” Fast Signs” truck driven by fellow Rotarian Clint Ehlers making a left turn into Tito’s Tacos and not into the Elks parking lot to attend the Rotary Meeting…and he never made it to the meeting. Those tacos are addictive, we guess!
Tomorrow’s a day awayyyyyy…Another opening, another show – and it’s a shortened version of the family-friendly musical “Annie,” opening this Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. and playing Saturday, August 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 4427 Overland Ave. “Annie Jr.,” presented by Grace’s Musical Theater Camp/Grace Player Kids will also be presented on Saturday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 26 at 2:00 p.m., just a short stroll from Fiesta LaBallona at Vet’s Park, so you can include it in your weekend fun! Admission is by a free-will donation.
Getting their leis and hula skirts out of the closet are members of the Culver City Emblem Club #254 – it’s almost Hawaiian Luau time! On Saturday, August 25 Elks Lodge members will don aloha shirts to make it official – cocktail time is 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m. and the dancing (to music by the One Man Band) starts at 8:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 11160 Washington Place. Cost per person is $15.00. Friends and family of Elks and Emblem Club members call (310)397-8923 for reservations.
The phrase “bigger and better than ever” seems inadequate when describing this year’s Fiesta LaBallona, dubbed “Culver City’s Party in the Park.” The rolling jail-on-wheels, dubbed “The Pokey,” has been resurrected by the Culver City Rotary Club, Boy Scouts, and city’s equipment maintenance division, and is back after jailing hundreds of citizens some thirty years ago. Watch out, city officials – if you’re not wearing Fiesta garb, you too may be put behind bars. There will be more than 100 food, crafts, game and information booths, a beer and wine garden, kick-off pancake breakfasts on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, carnival rides, music, fitness sessions, Police & Firefighter demonstrations, rhythm workshops, yoga, art, tie dye, martial arts, bicycle skill sessions, wash & repair, and on and on. Applaud Grand Marshalls Dave Sanchez and Cathy Zermeno on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. The crowd over the three-day Fiesta (opening this Friday evening) is expected to top 20,000 – so don’t miss out! Oh, yes – parking? Best bet is in the Sony parking structure, Overland access (between Culver & Washington Blvds.) There will be lots of bike-friendly activities as well, so taking two wheels instead of four is an even better idea.
The birthday beat goes on, with good wishes going to Nancy Joujon-Roche, Dan Cohen, Margaret Gottschalk, Mark Johnson, Lynda Harrold, Keeshawn Andrew, Helen Evans-Simon, Ema Guy, Melissa Douma, Magdalena Martinez, Harold Ekmanian, Toni Schaffer, Barbara Daniels, Manon Tree, Richard Prehoda, Brad Smith, Laura Sisk, Mark Alcantar, Maria Del Toro, Marcy Drexler, Beverly Sackett, Margaret Littman, Marta Ruvalcaba-Baker, Zivile Zemaitaitis, Marcus McMillan, Michael Rangel, Amanda Wasman, Judith Wilson, Sherry Kelly, Don Miller,Geoff Maleman, Mary Ellen Fernandez, and Arthur Monson. If you’d like to have your birthday included in LOCALmotion! Email [email protected]