LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

The Culver City Garden Club will hold its popular “End-of-the-Year Potluck” this coming Tuesday, December 4, starting at 7:00 p.m. at Star Education, 10117 Jefferson Blvd. (between Raintree & Duquesne). Of course the fun Plant Show, Tell & Ask table will be in action plus a Plant Raffle. Also taking place will be the installation of 2013 board members Deni Friese, President; Beverly Newton, VP Programs; Joanne Thompson, VP Communications; Mel Weisberger, VP Hospitality; Cynthia Jackson, Treasurer; Beverly McAlister, Ass’t. Treasurer; and Carol Evans, Secretary. Guests are always welcome at the club’s first-Tuesday-of-the-month meetings!
Why did the Culver City Education Foundation feel extra-thankful this past Thanksgiving Day? Because the Culver City Lions Club presented Culver City Education Foundation Executive Director Leslie Adler with a check for $2,000 in support of our public schools. Culver City Lions Club President Bob Nila and Banquet Chairman Elliot Heffler made the presentation during their annual Thanksgiving Banquet at the Culver City Senior Center. The Lions Club raised the funds last summer when they partnered with Westfield Culver City to conduct a carnival at the popular mall. Needless to say, the CCEF is very thankful to the Culver City Lions Club for this gift and for their unending dedication to our community.

Described as “a must for any cinephile’s library” is the book “Thomas Ince, Hollywood’s Independent Pioneer,” written by Brian Taves, film archivist with the Library of Congress. The Culver City Historical Society will host Taves at the Archives and Resource Center (ARC) at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, December 8 (doors open at 1:00 p.m. and seating is limited). Taves will show a DVD of a tour of the former Thomas Ince Studios (now the Culver Studios lot), will describe the writing of this work, and will sign books (available in book stores), for those who bring them that day. The book (the first ever written about Ince) was named to the “ten best” film books of 2011 list on Huffington Post; was selected by Turner Classic Movies as their “book-of-the month” for January 2012, and has received praise from many institutions. The program is free and the public is invited – the ARC space is located in the Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue (the entrance is in the back of the building near the parking lot). The public is invited to enjoy this free program in the ARC space in the Veterans Memorial Building at 4117 Overland Blvd. in Culver City. Entrance is through the back of the building near the parking lot. For information, call (310) 253-6941 or leave a message at [email protected]. Visit the website at www.culvercityhistoricalcity.org for updates.
Kicking off a series of events marking the 50th anniversary of The Culver City Sister City Committee will be the public unveiling of the Sister City signpost at the corner of Duquesne and Culver at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 10. The ceremonies will continue at a reception open to the public in the Dan Patacchia Room at City Hall, followed by the presentation of a proclamation during the City Council meeting in Council Chambers. Fifty years ago the City Council of Culver City formed the Culver City Sister City Committee (CCSCC), joining the national Sister City movement begun by President Dwight Eisenhower, recognizing citizen diplomacy as key to the development and maintenance of peace in our ever complicated world.
Next week (Wednesday, December 12 to be exact) the Culver City Democratic Club will host its Annual Holiday Celebration, set for 6:45 p.m. in the Rotunda Room of the Veterans’ Memorial Building. In addition to offering refreshments and a silent auction, the evening’s special guest speaker will be Betty Yee, member of the State Board of Equalization and a Democratic candidate for State Controller in 2014. Members are encouraged to bring family and friends to the event.
Happy December birthdays to Joan Jakubowski, Joyce Cook, Matthew Spaulding, Lynn Stinshoff, Chana Goforth, Ruby Keefe, Greg Sullivan, Gordon Vosburg, Cathy Jarel-Girgis, Andrew McGregor, Robyn Zelmanovitz, Teame Aradom, Ling Dong, Dana Livneh, Emma Stashin, William Rogers Sra., Carla Facchini, Matthew Nuckols, Precious Medina, Janet Elaine Schmidt, Monica Swanson, Mary Wells, Gil Barela, John Binder, Carlos Lugo, Michael Parra, Martha St. Paul, Paul Taylor. Want to include your own or a friend or family member’s birthday in LOCALmotion? Let us know at [email protected].

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