LOCALmotion- Jozelle Smith

What a good neighbor! If you’re looking for a great deal on tires, wheels, rims, alignment, brake service, etc. and at the same time want to help the Culver City Unified School District, you need to look no further than Globe Tire & Motorsports at 2450 So. LaCienega Blvd. at Venice. Just mention the Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF) at the time of service and a portion of your purchase will be donated to CCEF, which ultimately goes to CCUSD to help our Culver City schools. In addition, for teachers and employees of CCUSD, Globe offers free pickup and delivery while you’re on the job. Hours of service are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. -5:30 p.m. and Sat 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For an appointment, call (310) 836-0804.

This Saturday evening, August 17, at 7:00 p.m., local guy Alex Park will be offering a Classical Guitar Concert at Grace Lutheran Church, 4427 Overland Ave. Alex is a Junior, studying classical guitar under Christopher Parkening at Pepperdine University in Malibu. The concert will also feature Coril Prochnow, soprano, and Wesley Park, piano. This concert is free, so bring the family and enjoy!

SO much going on at this year’s Fiesta LaBallona – the “Party in the Park” – Fiesta hours are 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23; 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 24; and 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25. There’s Carnival Rides, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, CCPD K-9 demonstrations, an Aquacade, and even an Exchange Club Meatball Booth (goes perfectly with their very popular Beer & Wine Garden); Game Booths; Food Trucks; Live Entertainment; Artisan Crafts; and more – so plan to hang out at Veterans Park starting at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23 (the Jumpin’ Joz Band will kick off the music at 4:30 with their swing, jump, jazz and early rhythm and blues, followed by four local teen bands in the “Fiesta Palooza.” On Saturday, August 24th the Mariachi Voces de Mexico will open the day at 12:00 noon with mariachi music followed by Instant Replay playing classic surf hits at 1:45 p.m. Female rocker Jennifer Corday and her all-girl band Kiss Me Deadly will bring their brand of 80s classic rock to the stage at 3:30 p.m. followed by the social awareness hip-hop band The Bricks at 5:15 p.m. Saturday night The World’s Grooviest Disco Show, The Funky Hippeez, will be performing a two-hour disco dance party in their most flamboyant 1970s garb starting at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 25th at 11:45 a.m. Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca will open the stage with their cool blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms followed by Upstream providing an eclectic blend of reggae and soca music at 1:30 p.m. Lisa Haley & the Zydekats will mix it up for festivalgoers with New Orleans zydeco at 3:15 p.m. Katia Moraes & Pure Samba will close out the day’s live performances Brazilian-style at 5:00 p.m. (Special note to Seniors: on Friday, get “Early Bird” food specials from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. ranging from empanadas, to Fish & Chips, Mrs. C’s Famous Eggrolls, Wendy’s, Santa Maria BBQ, Mister Coolee Ice Cream, and more – and the Jumpin’ Joz music will be right down your alley!)

You RAWK! That’s the RAWK Studio & Café, where the Culver City Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals will gather this Tuesday, August 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. RAWK is pleased to host this fun and easy way to meet face-to-face in a relaxed and fun environment with other like-minded business people who share similar interests, all while enjoying live music and sipping on refreshing juice cocktails. RAWK is located at 10846 Washington Blvd. The cost is $20.00 with prepaid registration; $25 the door. The cost includes healthy appetizers, juice cocktails, and great live entertainment. Reservations should be in by 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 12, so hurry!

Happy birthday this week to Kanna Smith, Geoff Maleman, Harold Ekmanian, Manon Tree, Aisha Bernabe, Kimberly Kohatsu, Mohi Chand, Belen Velasco Flore, Erika Lara, Martha Zamorano, Melissa Douma, Stacie Olivares-Castain, Sombra Ruiz, Laura Sisk, Janet Walker, Mark Alcantar, Vicki Daly Redholtz, Marcy Drexler, Beverly Sackett, Jason Varley, Brenna Guthrie, Margaret Littman, Marta Ruvalcaba-Baker, Zivile Zemaitaitis, Judith Wilson, and Tatiana Tatarinova. If you’d like to have your (or a friend, neighbor or family member’s) birthday noted here, send the info to [email protected] and we’ll post!

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