LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

Oh, yum – the Culver City Chamber of Commerce’s March “Business After Hours” Mixer will be at Copenhagen Pastry. Owner Karen Hansen offers an authentic taste of Denmark (translation: butter, sugar and flour) in recipes that the Danes have been baking for centuries. We know locals who were born in Denmark who rave over Karen’s products, so they must be good! Chamber members can look forward to networking while at the same time snacking on flaky, light as air, fresh out-of-the oven pastries and other Danish delicacies. Not just breakfast items, there’ll also be rye bread, cheese and smoked salmon paired with wine in Karen’s cheerful bakery, a moderne design with sleek wood, white walls and pops of orange. The date is this Wednesday, March 27 from 5-7:00 p.m. Copenhagen Pastry is located at 11113 Washington Blvd. Reservations should be in by Tuesday, March 26. The cost is $15.00 prepaid, or $20.00 at the door. Call the Chamber Office at (310) 287-3850 to reserve.
Okay, it may be out of Culver City a bit but it is on Washington Blvd. That’s the famous Hinano Café, at 15 Washington Blvd., where “Hound Dog Dave and the Mel-tones,” an American “Roots and Blues Quartet” based out of Our Town will be performing this Friday night from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Hinano’s is a legendary burger joint, and Culver City friends of “Hound Dog Dave” (who’ll be on guitar) will love to listen…and eat…and eat…
Wow – in 1953, the newly-formed Culver City Garden Club held its first “Flower Show,” which means that this year marks the Club’s Diamond Anniversary! Rental rates have really gone up over the years, and the club is working with the city to negotiate a reasonable fee for the use of the Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium for this year’s 60th anniversary “Annual Garden Show & Plant Sale,” tentatively set for the weekend of July 5-6-7. The word has gone out to members that this will require a huge volunteer effort (at least three hours per member) to pull off. Can they do it? The final decision will be made at the club’s April 2 Potluck meeting, 7:30 p.m. at the Star Education Center, 10117 Jefferson Blvd. Visitors are welcome.
Teen Camps, Summer Day Camps, Soccer Camps, Music, Dance, Art, Theater, Sports for all ages: Culver City’s got it all! The Spring 2013 edition of the Culver City Living brochure is available online at www.culvercity.org/CulverCityLiving, offering a variety of fun and exciting recreation classes for all ages. Online registration is available through the Active Network at http://activenet.active.com/culvercity. (Some classes are not available for online enrollment) Call (310) 253-6650 for more information.
This Sunday – Easter Sunday, of course – the Culver City Emblem Club #254 will be presenting its annual Easter Breakfast, served from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Of course there’ll be an Easter Egg Hunt, and that takes place at 12 noon. Donation is Adults, $8.00, and Children $4.00. It all takes place at the Elks Lodge, 11160 Washington Place.
There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt between services (that’s approximately 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, and rumor has it that the Easter Bunny may even be there to take pictures with the kids! Grace is located at 4427 Overland Avenue. Put on your Easter bonnet, enjoy Pastor Jim Maines’ Easter services, and find some eggs!
The Culver City Chamber of Commerce is presenting another opportunity for folks (and no, you don’t have to be a Chamber member) to visit Cuba! The trip, eight days beginning November 8, 2013 kicks off with a night at the Miami Airport Hilton including an informational meeting, then it’s off to Havana! You’ll visit the Plaza of the Revolution, Old Havana, have lunch and check in to the Melia Habana Hotel for a six-night stay. Round-trip airfare? Visa? Gratuities? Baggage handling? Tour Guides? 16 meals? First-class hotels? The world of Ernest Hemingway? It’s all included for $4,099 per person/double; $450 single supplement. This is mighty tempting to this columnist, who visited Havana in 2002 – one of the best experiences of her life…To find out more, contact Jaylon Letendre, Travel Coordinator, Culver City Chamber of Commerce,310-941-3739, or email [email protected].
Springing into BirthdayLand are Don Ericsson, Peter Benjamin, Ron Peterson, Marty Zissner, Daniel Maki,Victor Sanchez, Eric Salsman, Odille Hansen, Katherine Haviland , Deborah Hoshizaki, Valeri Tompkins, Dr. Suzanne DeBenedittis, Nan Jia, Terrence Keelan, Alan Levine, Frank Manley, Randolph Ochoa, Lisa Grace, Emmy Song, Lauren Carris, Valentina Gloginic, Louise Hayter, and Maria-Liza Valerio. Want to include your own or a friend or family member’s birthday in LOCALmotion? Let us know at [email protected]
Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Passover and/or Easter – whether you celebrate one or both – blessings to everyone!

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