LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

The Culver City Exchange Club’s 5K raffle is this Tuesday evening, April 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge –the club will be dark for lunch that day. Always a lot of fun – and profitable for the winners – the event features dinner plus a silent auction with lots of terrific prizes. Past President Mike Fate’s birthday is coming up and it must be a big one – wife Francia’s having a reception at her gallery followed by dinner at Versailles Restaurant next weekend in Mike’s honor!
Attention all you green (or not so green) thumbers: The monthly meeting of the Culver City Garden Club is set for this Tuesday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. at Star Education, 10117 Jefferson Blvd., between Raintree and Duquesne. Since it’s a Potluck Dinner, there won’t be an official program, but more important will be the official Potluck Discussion: How can the Club observe and/or celebrate its 60th anniversary? A small, medium or large Flower & Plant Show? A special event at the end of the annual annual Garden Hop? Commemorative t-shirts, caps, etc.? This is an important (and also delicious, as always) dinner meeting, and visitors are welcome – just email [email protected] and see how you can get involved!
Isn’t it fun to stroll out of a movie and your Downtown dining choices are laid out in front of you, all styles and cuisines (but when is the Lion “fountain” coming back on – so fun to watch the kids dodging the bursts and bubbles)? We opted for the historic Culver Hotel this past Saturday eve, were lucky enough to get a table and enjoy terrific soups, cheese board and wine while listening to Mark Allan’s twists on traditional jazz. Most fun was watching the parade of guests headed to a private party upstairs, all in 1920’s vintage wear – an extra treat, and actually looking more appropriate to the Culver Hotel setting than what we were wearing!
Is EVERYTHING happening on Tuesday, April 2? Also – at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library at 7:00 p.m. that evening, Culver City Board of Education president Kathy Paspalis will be conducting the Story Time! Kathy will be reading “Seven Silly Eaters” by Mary Ann Hoberman. A fun craft for the kids will follow the story. Pajamas are permitted.
Wait a minute! Here’s something! On NEXT Wednesday, April 10, the Culver City Democratic Club’s 7:00 p.m. meeting at the Veterans’ Memorial Building will feature a free screening of the “Healthcare” movie, plus a discussion with Dr. Bill Honigman of Progressive Democrats of America. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.culvercitydemocraticclub.com.

If any kind of emergency should strike Culver City, do you feel like you’d be adequately prepared to help your family and your neighbors? If you are interested in joining the Culver City Community Emergency Response Team, find a course where you will be able to commit yourself to attend ALL of the training dates and times. If you do not complete ALL of the training components you will not be able to participate in any team activations until you make up the missed training component(s). The training takes place right in Culver City at the Fire Department Training Facility at 9275 Jefferson Blvd. just east of Duquesne Ave. next to the Transfer Facility. Training is available for businesses, schools, and residents of Culver City. Questions? Want more information? Go to www.culvercity.org/government/publicsafety/cert or contact Earle at (310)253-5903.
No April Fools here – just birthday celebrants, e.g. Don Perlick, Bev Peterson, Rafia Dadabhoy Cooper, Coleen Jones, Jody Hall Esser, Mike Fate, Susan Green, Candy Bailey, Shauna Clark, Richard Culver, Sandra Herron, Kristen Melancon, Jay Wolf, Karen Crawford, Spencer Gray, Jeff Kean, Cathleen Long, Daniel Stafford, Sixta Alvarez, Susan Wiedem, Meredith Flynn, Yomaira Guevara, Raul Juarez, William Page, Eyerusalem Tesfatsion, Julie Ticknor, Candace Chatman, Donna Steiner, Rachel Arbing, Sabrina Huttepain, and Kenneth Tran. 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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