LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

Guess we’ll have to wait another week to get an update on the Culver City Rotary Club’s Annual Fishing Trip (assuming the same number of participants came back as those who left…) The fish stories are usually so good, we can’t wait to report them here. Or not. Incidentally the Rotarians voted overwhelmingly to make The Culver Hotel their permanent weekly lunch meeting site and, surrounded by history, they love it!

Know any gamers? We bet you do? And they’ll want to be at IndieCade Game Walk at Fire Station #1 (9600 Culver Blvd) and IndieCade Village, (9300 Culver Blvd – the Parcel B Parking lot) on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6th from 10:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m. The Gamewalk at Firestation #1 is free and offers a great opportunity to play and preview the games that have been nominated for festival awards. Other activities are available by purchasing a wristband or badge. The IndieCade Festival celebrates independent video (and other) games, those who make and play them and the interactive entertainment industry. Events include a professional conference track, the student Game U track, business networking, social events, tournaments and entertainment, as well as family-focused activities, meet-and-greets with game creators, and hands-on gameplay with more than 150 independent games. The IndieCade Festival is sponsored by the City of Culver City. For more information, go to www.IndieCade.com.

The next General Meeting of the Culver Crest Neighborhood Association will be this coming Tuesday October 1, 2013, at the El Rincon Cafetorium, and will include a Culver City School Board Candidates’ Forum. All seven School Board candidates will be at the Forum: Steve Levin, Kathy Paspalis, Susanne Robins, Karlo Silbiger, Vernon Taylor, Claudia Vizcarra and Robert Zirgulis. In this forum each candidate will make an opening statement and then will answer questions posed by the Moderator, Ron Ostrin. Written questions will be solicited from the audience and asked by the Moderator. All Culver City voters, not just Culver Crest residents, are welcome to attend. The CCNA will also have a brief updates from the Culver Crest Neighborhood Association’s subcommittees, however, including their Emergency Preparedness efforts and Neighborhood Watch.

Current Members of the Culver City Garden Club have been offered the opportunity to join the Culver City Women’s Club on a bus trip to Lotusland in Santa Barbara on October 9, and they’re an excited bunch! (Lotusland is a 35-Acre garden-estate founded by Polish opera singer Madame Ganna Walska. She worked on creating a fantastic and varied garden environment from her purchase of the property in 1941 until her death in 1984. It opened to the public in 1993. There are many separate gardens, including succulent, water, Australian, bromeliad, fern, orchid, Japanese, topiary and cacti/ euphorbia.) Admission is by reservation only and visitors must join a tour. The two clubs’ bus will depart at 9:30 a.m., and will include transportation, admission, and lunch at the Summerland Beach Café. It’s great to see cooperation like this between Culver City clubs and organizations!

Speaking of the Garden Club, their upcoming Tuesday, October 1 meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Garden Room at the Veterans Memorial Building. Happy to be back at Vet’s, the club is presenting “The Benefits of Bees and Beekeepers and the Demise of Urban Bees” as the program, with Ceebs Bailey moderating. There will be refreshments, a Show & Tell session and a raffle, of course!

The first Tuesday of each month is Opera day at the Culver City Senior Center, and this Tuesday, October 1 the film will be Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier.” The film begins at 1:00 p.m. and the running time is 211 minutes, so opera fans will get their fill and undoubtedly love every minute of it! This Sunday is Sony Sunday Movie Day, with “The Company You Keep” screening October 6 at 1:00 p.m. The cast includes Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, Chris Cooper, Nick Nolte and Stanley Tucci. Running time: 121 minutes. You must be a member of the Culver City Senior Center to enjoy these twice-weekly film sessions, PLUS lots of activities, trips, classes, and programs galore. (We especially like one taking place on Wednesday, October 9 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Employees from the local computer headquarters of Symantec are volunteering their expertise in helping folks with their cell phone and/or laptop questions. They’re asking that you bring along the equipment they need help with — along with their chargers–plus a pen and paper to take notes.) Stop by and check out the beautiful Center, meet some fun folks and learn more about everything that’s going on! Center hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The Center is located at 4095 Overland Avenue, corner Culver Blvd.

This coming Sunday, October 6, Grace Lutheran Church will be hosting its annual “Blessing of the Animals Service” on the front lawn, at 12:30 p.m. It says here that “all pets are welcome,” which should be a real treat to view. Grace Church is located at 4427 Overland Avenue.

Falling into….well, dare we say Fall…are birthday celebrants Agnes McClain, Marina Tidwell, Eric Seeberger, Kenneth Leung, Harriet Earle, Aimee Eng, Ileana Goldenstein, Teresita Ong, May Sun, Candace Wright, Hye Sung Ahn, Anthony De Jesus, Mitra Eskandari-Azari, Patricia Parker, Flavia Carrieri, Lisa Davis, Harmony Leiker, Karen Sackett, Patricia Del Valle, Antonia Lianos, Sarah Stevenson, Albert Stoessel, Sara Bock,Vivian Ellenburg, Andrew Harrison William Wang, Alyssa Jarnot, and Jessica Villegas. . 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 it!

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