LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

Was it a great night or what? The Culver City Rotary Club’s 33rd Annual 10K Drawing coupled with a Casino Night, all held at the Culver City Senior Center last Saturday eve. It was indeed a great night, put together by chair Janet Chabola, bringing together long time Culcitizens with younger community enthusiasts, all there to enjoy raising money for local projects, benefiting schools, sports and other worthwhile Rotary efforts.

Not many Friday-Saturday Yard Sales, but check out Grace Lutheran Church’s selection of good quality clothes, children’s stuff, household items, electronics, jewelry, finer vintage, and Christmas items, starting this Friday, November 9, 9:00 a.m. ‘til 5:00 p.m. and the same hours on Saturday, November 10th. Grace is located at 4427 Overland Avenue.

Fans of the Culver-Palms Family YMCA’s Fitness Counselor Desmond Styles are getting together this weekend to applaud Desmond’s performance in the Cornerstone Theatre production, “Seed – A Weird Act of Faith,” at 8:00 p.m. this Saturday night at Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood (corner Redondo & West). Ticket cost is “pay-what-you-can,” with a suggested donation of $20.00. There’s ample free parking, and even a farmer’s market-type produce sale prior to the agri-themed play!

Speaking of the YMCA, the competition’s getting fierce in the second month of their new “Fantasy Fitness” program. Teams of ten include the Raiders, Broncos, Giants, Jetts, Seahawks, Rams, Act of Faith, Eagles, 49ers, Steelers and Leap of Faith, vying to see who can rack up more points doing cardio, free weights, fitness machines, etc. Each team has its logo t-shirts, and the spirit is contagious – not only to win the weekly prize for the most points garnered, but what the heck? It’s the weight loss, toning, team spirit and overall positive results that keeps these teams in the game!

A performance made possible in part by the Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and our donors will take place on Saturday, November 10 at 8:30 p.m. at the Brasil Brasil Cultural Center, 11928 Washington Blvd. Donna Sternberg & Dancers Presents Beauty and Desire, with a program that includes the premieres of The Back of Beauty inspired by an image from the movie “Snow White and the Huntsman” and Inhale, a look at the desires that reside in the deep places of our being, as well as a section from the company’s full- length work, The Flowering of Desire entitled Parasites. An informal discussion of how scientific theories of beauty and desire were used to inform and inspire the choreography will accompany the performance. For reservations and information call 310-260-1198 or visit www.dsdancers.com.

Lots of classes are still available in the Fall session of the Culver City Adult School: how about Microsoft Excel 2007 Basics, Bellydancing Levels 1, 2, 3 AND advanced; Learn to Knit; Learn to Crochet, and more. Call (310) 842-4300 or visit www.ccusd.org/adultschool for registration or more information.

Still feels like summer, but happy October birthday greetings to out nonetheless to Betty Davis, Vernica Jones, Roy Mathison, Nicholas Bucher, Angela Alston, Jessica Coronado, Vickie Fite, Jacqueline Whitley, Patti Binder, Maria Dobrovolska, Jeffrey Penso, Raquel Gallegos, Armand Kamiya, Henry Mateo, Brenna Moore, Sophie Robertson, Annaleigh Breeden, Anurag Jain, Sanny Simon, Suzanne Hickenlooper, Veronica Jones, Josephone Sandy Noh, Kathryn Lundeen, Yosief Tesfamariam, Leonard Velez, Alejandra Dorros, James Schnauer, and Jeremy Zuniga. Want to include your, a friend, or family member’s birthday in LOCALmotion? Let us know at [email protected].

Election? What election? Unfortunately a lot of folks are so burned out by the seemingly never-ending commercials, flyers, phone calls, etc. that it will be a relief when it’s over and the city, county and country can get down to business. (Even the Culver City Democratic Club hosted a “Thank Goodness It’s the Last Debate” party in October.) Blessings to those who have suffered the wrath of Hurricane Sandy – they’re the ones who most need our attention.

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