LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

Hello? In case you didn’t know it, there’s a LOT to do in Our Town! For example, the “Culver City Living” brochure is a guide to leisure activities provided by our own Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department, and is available online on a quarterly basis. (You’ll be amazed at all the offerings in the Winter 2013 edition, just out.) To become a brochure subscriber all you have to do is visit www.culvercity.org/subscribe and provide your email address. After subscribing you’ll receive an email notice each time the new online brochure is available. You can call (310) 253-6650 for more information.

Missed enrolling in the Culver City Adult School’s Fall 2013 classes? You missed a lot! The good news is that the Winter 2014 session (beginning January 6) will have the same classes available, e.g., Country Line Dance, Hatha Yoga, Flamenco, Zumba Dance Fitness, and Tennis, plus classes in Jewelry Making and Languages (French, Japanese and Spanish); Sewing and Crocheting; Visual and Performing Arts; Piano, Flute, Painting, Photography, and more. To establish your new year’s resolution plan, visit the Culver City Adult School office at 4904 Overland Avenue over the next few weeks, pick up a schedule of classes and plot out your January 2014 enrichment program!

Coming up next week – Tuesday, December 3 – will be the Culver City Friends of the Library’s First Tuesday Story & Craft Time, guest reader to be announced. Kids (and their parents too) really like this monthly event, which begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Avenue.

If you like live music, you’ll love “Hound Dog Dave and the Mel-tones,” an American Roots and Blues Quartet.” They’ll be appearing at Hinano’s, just a few miles west on Washington Blvd. very near Culver City this Friday, November 29 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Dave will be on guitar for this show with Rick and Sonny “B”. Come for the music–stay for the popcorn, beer, and the burgers! Then the faces change a little on Sunday, December 1 when it’ll be “U.S. 99” — Blues & Rock ‘n Roll featuring ‘Big Harmonica Bob’ from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., same place (Hinano’s – 15 Washington Blvd.) Were you too late to reserve a spot at the Culver City Sister City Committee’s Holiday Dinner? Want to just stand outside at the Del Rey Yacht Club on Wednesday, December 4 and stare through the window at all the fun they’re having? Maybe, just maybe you can still get in – call Carolyn Wispe Burns at (310) 365-0817 – a great group of people and a wonderful dinner for just $26.50…give it a try!

Congratulations to the Culver City Senior Center’s November “Senior of the Month,” Angel Romano. Angel has been volunteering at the Senior Center every Monday and Wednesday for 20 years, referring to the Center and the Merry Makers Club as her “happy place.” She helps with the sale of greeting cards, plus sends cards to members of the Merry Makers for birthdays and other occasions; helps with the White Elephant Sales, Bingo games and more. Born in Iran, Angel relocated to New York City in 1948. Already proficient in Persian, Armenian andFrench, she worked as a lab tech in a French hospital while going to school to learn English. She and husband Carlo Romano enjoyed 56 years together, and moved to California to be near their three children and two grandchildren. Angel loves to cook, and her lucky family benefits every weekend! Angel’s enthusiasm and lovefor the Center is legendary, and we salute her as November’s “Senior of the Month!”

Winter? Could be…anyway, b-b-b-b-irthday c-c-c-c-elebrants this week include Kyle Johnson, Jana Koppula, Krystyna Riban, Peter Stenshoel, Cathi Bratton, Linda Owens, Jo Ann Callis, Carrie Cook, Jessica Lynn Woods, Lisa Fuqua, Sonia Madan, Laura Vandeweghe, Jessica Westcott, Jessica Burton, Carla Degroot, Joanne Tortorici Luna, Sheila Merrill, Mark O’Brien, Vincent Palazzola, Jacqueline Stinson, Heriberta Lazaro, Byron Stock, James Lim, and Matthew Spaulding. . 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!

Best wishes to all our readers for a wonderful Thanksgiving – and Hanukkah. We are all blessed by living in a wonderful town and a wonderful country – enjoy sitting down with family and friends, and take a deep breath: the holiday season is just beginning!

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