LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

(Steve Rose didn’t say this, but we will) The Backstage Bar & Grill, located at 10400 Culver Blvd. will be hosting the Culver City Chamber of Commerce February Business After Hours Mixer on Wednesday, February 27. But did you know that the Backstage is known as one of the best dive bars in the area? Ben Myron, owner of the Backstage, invites all Culver City Chamber members and guests to this Culver City landmark that he has turned into a favorite party spot for fun and food. The time is set for 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., and the cost to Chamber members is $15 with prepaid registration; $20 at the door, but your reservation must be in by 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 26.
The vibrancy of Culver City schools acknowledges its debt to its volunteers – parents and other community members who spend hours enriching the lives of Culver City students. They inspire with their creativity, intelligence and dedication, and so it is with great pleasure the Culver City Education Foundation is announcing the See’s Candies CCUSD’s Volunteers of the Year for 2013: Office of Child Development: Megan Rawls; El Marino: Gina Marie Walker; El Rincon: Ali McCann; Farragut: Steve and Lisa Levin; La Ballona: Monika Okker; Linwood E. Howe: Michelle Lucas; Culver City Middle School: Bonnie Wacker; Culver City High School: Nancy Burne; Culver Park: Diana Watson; and Culver City Adult School: May Woo. Join these star volunteers when they are honored at CCEF’s Tribute to the Stars gala on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Find out what makes them so exceptional and celebrate their accomplishments with food, music and dancing on SONY’s Main Street. You can find out more by calling CCEF at (310) 842-4220, ext.4212, or [email protected]
Grace Church members are always ready to tackle another project, and this Sunday, March 3 between services (10:10 a.m.) they’ll be meeting with Habitat for Humanity staff to learn all about the organization and how Grace can be part of it. They’re eager to help a deserving local family be able to move into a suitable new home built through the efforts of the family itself and Grace Church volunteers! Grace Church is located at 4427 Overland Avenue, corner Franklin Ave. For information regarding this and other Church activities for children and adults, call (310) 559-1027.
No, it’s not too early to start thinking about summer – and what your restless young ones might want to do to fill the time. The Culver-Palms Family YMCA’s Summer Day Camps are all about discovery, and that’s why kids 4 to 14 years of age look forward to these camps every summer. Young campers have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try different activities, gain confidence and create lasting friendships and memories. This year Culver Y Summer Day Camps run from June 10 to August 23, and will offer camps for all age groups. Summer Camp Sign Up starts Saturday, March 9, 10am–1pm, at Culver Y, 4500 Sepulveda Blvd., so mark your calendars now. They’re making the day special: register your kids for summer day camp and enjoy giveaways, prizes and refreshments from 10am to 1pm. For more information contact Christopher Jefferson at 213-639-7383 or via email at [email protected]
The Culver City Rock & Mineral Club welcomed new members Eileen Karrigan and Jonathan Shaham into their ranks in February. Club meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Veterans Memorial Building. Visitors are always welcome to come enjoy the program, hear about the club’s annual “Fiesta of Gems” (set for July 13-14 this year), summer picnic, as well as field trips, other gem and mineral shows, and the shop schedule for lapidary-related uses. For more information visit www.culvercityrocks.org.
Happy birthday this week to Esther Ekmanian, Debbie Rich, David Eggers, Frank Hollis, Faten El Bach, Joy Novak, Sunil Patel, Kerri Eich, Andrew Federanko, Kimberly Goodman, Masaaki Ikeda, Christine Lambertson, Curtis Majers, Alexander Niakoulov, Heath Row, Nellie Painter, Kelly Rogondino, Julie LaRue, Eden Rountree, and Rachel Vaidman. Want to include your own or a friend or family member’s birthday in LOCALmotion? Let us know at [email protected]

Editor’s Note – Jozelle just got back from the Academy Awards festivities, so she apologizes for the lateness of her column. Some people just know how to have fun.

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