LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

Get ready for the Tenth Annual “Cruisin’ Back to the 50’s” Culver City Car Show, coming up on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Downtown Culver City. More than 400 classic cars and hot rods will be on display and it’s not just a “guy thing” (well…you will see a lot of car dudes of all ages there); there will be lots of vendors plus live music throughout Downtown. Some of the most fun is admiring George Barris’ Batmobile, the Munsters’ Koach, Beverly Hilbillies jalopy, and other vehicles featured on TV and film. The Culver City Exchange Club is the creator of this popular event, and is justly proud of its success – and of member Jeff Cooper’s rise through the city council ranks to serve as Culver City Mayor 2013-2014! For more car show information go to www.culvercitycarshow.com, call 310-499-4840 or send your inquiry to [email protected] (Of even more importance to some: this takes place the day before MOTHER’S DAY)

Even if you’re a registered Culver City voter, you may want to sit in on Saturday, May 11th’s “A Dialogue with Black LA (DWBLA)” at West Los Angeles College’s Fine Arts Complex, featuring Los Angeles’ mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel. (Is that election ever going to take place?) DWBLA is designed to bring Los Angeles’ black community together to discuss how they can be a part of the new mayor’s agenda. Two panel discussions will be held followed by interviews with the mayoral candidates. The panel topics are: 1) “What Should Black LA WANT?” and 2) “What Does Black LA NEED To Do?” Panelists include: Congresswoman Karen Bass; Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell; Kwanzaa Founder and Creator, Dr. Maulana Karenga; Brotherhood Crusade President, Charisse Bremond-Weaver; FAME Renaissance Pastor J. Edgar Boyd; and C.O.R. CDC Executive Director, Rev. Everett R. Bell, Jr. Hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and food vendors will be onsite. To reserve a seat, visit www.DWBLA.com.

Spring has indeed sprung at Westside Unity Church, and in addition to their regular Sunday services (10:00 a.m.) they continue to feature Wednesday evening “Meditation, Sharing & Prayer” from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., facilitated by Rev. James Daly. Westside is located at 10724 Barman Ave.

Those of us of a certain age can relate to May being “Historic Preservation Month,” and the Culver City Historical Society certainly contributes, continuing its

over 30 years of preserving local history, by marking 13 historic sites from the 1928 city hall to the Veterans’ Memorial Building. Bronze plaques at each site tell its story. As former Culver City Historical Society president Steve Rose puts it, “Painless education – what could be better?” And not incidentally, congratulations go to Culver City Historian and backbone of the CCHS Julie Lugo Cerra, who was one of 32 women community leaders who were recognized at California State Senator Curren Price’s 7th Annual “Tribute to SHeroes.” (A “SHero” is a “…woman who has demonstrated leadership, pride, volunteerism, and commitment to her community in a meaningful and enduring manner.” And that’s Julie!

The Culver City Garden Club’s monthly meeting takes place this coming Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Star Education Center, 10117 Jefferson Blvd. In addition to the regular plant “Show, Tell & Ask” portion of the program there will be a presentation titled “The Beautiful World of Bromeliads” by Barry Landau, La Ballona Bromeliad Society. The Club’s Annual Garden Tour will be Sunday, May 19, where they’ll visit Members’ Gardens and finish with a potluck.

The month of May is upon us, and Grace Lutheran Church wants you to mark your calendars for their “May Gala,” set for Saturday, May 18. At 4:00 p.m. there will be an “Opera Plus” concert directed by Marya Basaraba, followed by delicious hors d’oeuvres, wine and cheese and a silent auction at 5:00 p.m. You can RSVP at (310) 559-1027 or via email at [email protected] Grace is located at 4427 Overland Avenue.

Wishes for a happy birthday go out this week to Mike Cohen, Hans Matzel, Dan Retting, Barbara Steinberg, Christine Lyall, Kyle Peters, John Meyers, Shawn Lasley Mary Brownlee, Diana Hrabowecki, Michelle Jermansen, Lawrence Loughlin, Sophie Menou, Arleigh Papstein, Norma Wood, Lorrie Boston, Marguerite Phillips, RobbyAmar, Brian Dawley, Katie Laase, Patricia Reiner Lowe, Rolanda Keryakos, Carolyn Rios, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Sheryl Tell, Chris Adams, Paul Gunder, Naida Gutwirth, Tomiyasu Inada, Yuridiana Murillo, Tanya Vaughn, Soondeuk Byun, Matthew Majack, Kelly Makepeace, Robin Patch, Will Seiden and Beverly Herschberger. Let us know if you’d like to have your birthday noted in LOCALmotion – email [email protected]

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