The Culver City Chamber of Commerce’s “Good Morning, Culver City,” a network connection breakfast held monthly, takes place this Wednesday, May 15 from 7:44 – 9:00 a.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton, 5990 Green Valley Circle. Participants (Chamber members only, please) have a great opportunity to build their network, market themselves and their business, hand out brochures and flyers, and in general market their business to more than 50 potential clients/referral sources/other businesses. Reservations ($23.00 per person) must be in by 1:00 p.m. this Tuesday, May 14, or it will cost you $28.00 at the door. To reserve, contact [email protected].
Culver City High School Class of 1958 grads may have to put their glasses on to read this: Your 55th Reunion is coming up and there are some fun events in store for attendees: how about a Happy Hour on Friday, July 19 at the Culver Hotel, a big picnic at Carlson Park on Saturday, July 20 (admission is free, just bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park’s sheltered tables with benches, four barbeques, two fireplaces, and lots of grassy areas under shady trees), and then wrap it up with Sunday breakfast at Dinah’s. To register (even though it’s two months away, they’ve already got positive responses from more than fifty alums!) visit www.culverhighalumni.org/class-of-58-reunion.html
The Culver City Rock & Mineral Club’s May meeting is this Monday evening, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Veterans’ Memorial Building (enter from the rear door). Guests are always welcome, and will especially enjoy this month’s program: “How Exotic Gems are Revolutionizing the Jewelry Market.” Author Renee Newman will speak on the value factors that can be more important than color; care tips and appropriate setting styles for fragile gems; pricing; geographic sources, and more. Sure to be on hand are new members Matt Wilson, Stanley Genser, and Carla Gardner Genser. For more information on this active club (and its upcoming “Fiesta of Gems”) visit www.culvercityrocks.org.
Would you like to be dazzled by some beautiful gardens? Then join in the Culver City Garden Club Hop, this Sunday, May 19 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Each garden will be open for just about 1 ½ hours, so follow in the order and time listed and look for the yellow balloon that identifies your stop. Start at 11 a.m. at Mel Weisberger’s “Wicked Garden,” 2731 Bagley Avenue, followed by a Tropical Garden and Koi Pond at Willie & Deionne Tarver’s home, 2626 So. Halm Ave. Both these are in the Palms area. By 12:15 visit Camille Greenspan’s “Colorful, Sensuous Explosion of Flowers” at 10622 Flaxton St., followed by Shirley Chami & Katherine Wen’s “Tomato is Queen” garden at 10625 Flaxton St. – both homes in the Culver Crest area. At 1:15 p.m. Lupita Solis will be ready with “What You See is What You Get!” at 11124 Culver Blvd., then journey to Mar Vista by 1:45 p.m. to see Larry Ebner’s “Renter’s Container Garden with Unusual Plants,” 12455 Walsh Ave. Next up (2:30 p.m.) journey over to Beverly McAlister’s “Plants & Colors that Feed My Soul” at 5224 So. Verdun Ave., LA 90043 then Beverly Newton’s “My Garden Magnifies My Travel” at 5606 Adale Place, also LA 90043. (This is the View Park/Windsor Hills area) The tour concludes at 3:45 p.m. with a tour and potluck (please bring food to share) at Beverly Alison’s home, 5603 Heatherdale Dr, also LA 90043, where you can admire her “30-Year Collection of Cacti & Succulents.” Carpooling is suggested. Don’t forget to bring water, a hat & sunscreen. This is free to Culver City Garden Club members, and just $5.00 for non-members. To RSVP, get a map and plan out your tour, email [email protected]
To keep that Mother’s Day vibe going, Downtown Culver City’s Third Wednesday event (this Wednesday, May 15 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) is titled “Kick Up Your High Heels!” – in other words, a Ladies Night Out Neighborhood Happy Hour(s)! Spa treatments, yoga sessions, a mani-pedi, then trying out new cocktails and entrees at any one of the hottest bars and restaurants located on Downtown CC’s tree-lined boulevards—what fun! After that you can enjoy after-dinner drinks and dessert under the stars in comfortable patio-seating areas with heated lamps or be cosmopolitan with a round of martinis. And to top it off “…one of the most kick-butt groups around,” AK & Her Kalashnikovs will be rocking Town Plaza with a wild and eclectic brand of “new old-world music.” Parking is free in municipal structures for up to two hours, or valet parking is available at three convenient Downtown locations.
This Monday evening, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mike Balkman City Council Chambers, the City Council will consider a first reading of the proposed Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban ordinance. (Ballona Creek Renaissance strongly endorses this important next step and encourages others to show their support by attending the meeting or emailing comments to [email protected])
Beautiful weather for a birthday, agree Sonny Clapp, Sherm Gardner, Ed Montgomery, Yolanda Lumel, Linda Davis, Nancy Block, John Rodd, Wim Scholten, Tammy Bersing-Steiner, Audrey Fiorini, Elizabeth Harmetz, Joanna Garcia, Renell Moret, Deborah Thorne, Leandro Baiz, Suzi Gomez, Suzanne Quinn, Leonel Sanchez, Roger Jayne, Paloma Perez, Marcelo Cavalheiro, Jane Kitano, Naomi Roth , and Carey Zeiser. Let us know if you’d like to have your birthday noted in LOCALmotion – email [email protected]