LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

It was an especially boisterous crowd that turned out at Boulevard Music’s Open Mic Night on last Sunday. Who were all those noisy folks? The crowd was overrun with Culver-Palms Family YMCA members there to cheer on Mallory Lowe, who has worked as a Fitness Counselor for the Y for nearly seven years. Mallory, who has many music and TV credits to her name, performed three numbers to whistles and cheers from her family, friends, and Y fitness addicts. Owner Gary Mandel had a good idea when he opined that she’d be good at marketing Boulevard’s events!
Do business and enjoy breakfast? How about the Culver City Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning, Culver City, this Wednesday, March 20 from 7:44 – 9:00 a.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton, 5990 Green Valley Circle. The cost is $23.00 with prepaid reservation; $28.00 at the door, and RSVPs should be in by 1 PM Tuesday, March 19. This month’s meeting is sponsored by Embassy Suites Los Angeles Airport South. Besides being a fun wake-me-up and delicious breakfast, Chamber members can market their businesses, pass out brochures, and network their hearts out. Be sure to RSVP by contacting [email protected]
Congratulations to new Culver City Rock & Mineral Club members Jonathan Shaham, Eileen Karrigan, Diane Moser, Jillian Daniels, and John Klute. You can bet they’re enjoying the monthly programs, the Shop with all its equipment, but probably most of all, schmoozing with other enthusiastic rockhounds! Sound like fun? Visit www.culvercityrocks.org and find out more. Visitors to their monthly meetings are always welcome.
The Culver City Emblem Club #254 is announcing its Installation of Officers this Tuesday, March 19 at the Culver City Elks Lodge, 11160 Washington Place. The Installation begins at 7:30 p.m., with refreshments immediately following.
Lots going on this weekend, e.g. Culver City Rotarians will follow the Yellow Brick Road this Friday, March 22 at the Culver City Senior Center, where Rotarians and friends can gather to sample tasty restaurant offerings, wines, and bid on exciting auction items. Community Hero honorees will be Mike Cohen, Mr. Culver City, and the Culver City Education Foundation.


Get well wishes go to Kit Betts, half of the long-time Rotary team of Kit and Red Betts, who fell and broke her arm last week.
On Saturday, March 23: a Work & Decoration Day for Palm Sunday and set up for Grace Lutheran Church’s legendary Bake Sale that day. Members are asked to help in any area they can – contact Lisa Skelley at [email protected]; this Saturday evening the Culver City Chamber Orchestra’s Wind Ensemble will be performing at 8:00 p.m. at Culver Palms United Methodist Church (call (310) 397-2490 to see if there are still tickets available.
Can’t believe that it’s time again for Downtown Culver City’s Third Wednesday bash, but this Wednesday it is, March 20. They’re inviting everyone to put a “spring in their step” from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Getting into the swing of things asap is the new Wildcraft Sourdough Pizza, where you can meet Kelcey Fisher, the Wall Artist of Wildcraft and get an advance look at his new artwork, as well as sample the NY pizza specialties; LYFE will offer free samples of wine from the most environmentally wine program in the country; there’ll be Frank Sinatra karaoke on the patio at LaRocco’s Pizzeria on Main Street along with free cheese pizza samples and champagne punch, live music at the Culver Hotel, and if you haven’t yet visited Public School 310 this is your chance. And Tender Greens? Back open and better than ever! Stroll all of Downtown and enjoy lots of food, beverages, and music.
Teeth chattering through the “Happy Birthday to you” (at least as we go to “press”) are Dave Ruebsamen, Luther Henderson, George Dobbs, Abbas Zawawi, Chris Golden, Nancy Krim, Ocko Michalak, Mike Halahan, Sonya Algosaibi, Dave Baker, Caty Kehs, Helen Omer Gebrihiwet, Mikea Gray, Hope Morrow, Natalie Petro, Carole Yu, Inna Cantaragiu, Deena Czerwinski, Megan S Griffin, Brenda Podemski, Thomas Tarigo, Irene Toh, Bahman Rowhani, Alberto Diaz, Sarah Gardner, Sandy Hill, Thomas McKiver, Shilpa Khanna Sahi, Angela Collins, Marsha Brilliant, Tracey Gee, Allen Polinski, Natalia Rodrigues and Amy Yen. Want to include your own or a friend or family member’s birthday in LOCALmotion? Let us know at [email protected].

Editor’s note – It’s also a birthday for LOCALmotion; this is column #52 ! Comments post, so give Jozelle a round of applause for a whole year’s worth of Culver City events and heroes.

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