LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

Don’t forget to duck, cover, and hold on tight this Thursday, October 18 –at 10:18 a.m. practice your survival skills at home or at work, along with 10 million (and counting) other Californians. That same evening you can participate on a local level in Culver City’s “ShakeOut” (Annual Disaster Drill) at 7:00 pm with a family duck-cover-hold at home and also by utilizing the City’s “OK” sign program that lets first responders know that you are “OK”. First responders will be canvassing neighborhoods starting at 7:00 pm counting “OK” signs as they practice their emergency preparedness plans. Just place an “OK” sign in your window or on your door in a location most visible from the public right-of-way to signal that you and your family are “OK”. (In the event of a real disaster, if your family was not “OK”, you would post nothing and contact 9-1-1 to let them know of injuries, etc.) For more information visit www.culvercity.org/emergencyprep
Sipping wines and craft beers is pretty nice any time, but when you can actually “Sip for our Schools,” it’s even better! This Saturday evening, October 20 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. you can join the Culver City Education Foundation for liquid tastings as well as some appropriate nibbles and proceeds from the event will go to benefit our schools. The event will be held at The Redd Collection, 8440 Warner Drive ) in Culver City (they’re purveyors of wines straight from the cellars of private collectors). Tickets purchased in advance are $45.00 per person, or $55.00 at the door, so go to www.ccef902230.org or call (310) 842-4220, ext. 4212 to reserve!
Next week’s meeting (Tuesday, October 23) of the Fox Hills Republican Women Federated promises to be entertaining as well as informative, with singer/scholar/ Ed Ames (yes, the Ames Brothers) as the guest speaker. His topic: “My Life from Communist Family to Solid Conservative with a Touch of Showbiz: Extensive Knowledge about Middle East Politics and Obama History: U.S. Politics.” Ames is west coast president of ZOA (Zionist Organization of America), member of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, Freedom Alliance, Act for America, etc. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton, 5590 Green Valley Circle, and the luncheon and program at 12 noon. Luncheon cost is $22.00 and parking is free. You can bet newest associate members Keith McCowen and Necky Weslocky will be there. Call President Ruth Walter at (310) 823-9948 to reserve a spot.
Here’s a Halloween Party the whole family can enjoy: Grace Church’s “October Masquerade Ball,” set for this Saturday, October 20 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. DJ Jack Skelley will be spinning dance music from Frank Sinatra to Donna Summer to Niki Minaj, and costumes for all ages are encouraged. Tricks and treats will be available (by donation) and the event is open to the entire community. Cost is $7.50 for singles, $15.00 per couple, and kids under 10 are free. Grace Church is located at 4427 Overland Avenue – call the office at (310) 559-1027 or email [email protected] to reserve your place!

Raise a Stein for OKTOBERFEST! Downtown Culver City’s ‘Third Wednesday Neighborhood Happy Hour’ will be bubbling over with free samples, live music, dining and merchant specials this coming Wednesday, October 17, 5 – 9 PM Pick up your “OktoberFest Passport,” featuring a complete list of offers and specials, at Melrose Mac, 3825 Main Street. Bars, restaurants and retail outlets are participating in Downtown Culver City’s annual Third Wednesday ‘OktoberFest’ : the great place to enjoy free samples of frothy beer, sizzling sausages, pretzels and more-plus fun discounts and special offers from local merchants, boutiques and galleries.
This Monday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. Westside Unity Church presents a special evening and book signing by Cindy Wigglesworth, author of “Spiritual Intelligence” Cindy is the President and Founder of Deep Change, Inc., a company dedicated to helping individuals and organizations integrate and access their Deep Intelligence®. With 20 years of experience in global HR management, she has been running her own business since 2000, the creator of the SQ21™ Spiritual Intelligence self-assessment, the first competency-based spiritual intelligence assessment instrument. In addition to her many radio talks she has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show and PBS television. The public is invited to come and hear more about SQ21: the new frontier of personal growth and organizational leadership. Westside Unity is located at 10724 Barman Ave., and their phone is (310) 838-4761.

Birthday wishes go out this week to Ken Ruben, Emily Asheghian, Olivia Andrew, Sara Grimm-Weeks, Finn Swenson, Frances Codd, Kennedy Simon, Nancy Watson, Franzoia Joh, Hilary Bein, Paul Madison, Marilyn White, Bonnie Heidler, Vince Punturere, Paul Struhl, Mary Kravitsky, Enrique Campos, Ron Milberger, Gopinath Sudhakaran, Pat Starr, Mary Templeman, Amar Kumaraiah, Alison Noel, Dan Regan, Kjerstin Thorson, Cynthia Walser, Claudia Armstrong, Catherine Matsuda, Samuel Nieva, Lise Kleckner, Nancy Perdomo-Browning, Jessica Wong, Marissa Castro, Kristen Hill, Tikva Josfan, Tom Kielty, James Martinez, Keith Melchor, and Marco Rodriguez. Would you like to add your or a friend’s to our weekly birthday greetings list? Let us know at [email protected]


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