LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

GetAttachmentGood wishes go out to Ed Little, longtime Culver City business owner and former city councilman currently serving as Chair of the West Basin Water District Board , who’s temporarily kicking back at Marycrest Manor (maybe he’s just tired? We would be!)

Do you want the good news? Or the bad news? The good news is that the Culver City Julian Dixon Library is about to undergo a much-needed renovation that includes additional electrical outlets, new lighting, new paint, new circulation and information desk with new self-check machines, new carpeting and new furniture throughout. The bad news? The Library (and its parking lot) will be closed for approximately one year. Effective April 22 a temporary facility (with limited services) will be available at the Mayme Clayton Library, 4130 Overland Ave. Services will include holds placement, holds pick up and a small browsing collection, including children’s books. Public computer use and internet service will not be available. The temporary library hours will be Tuesday-Friday 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (closed on Sunday and Monday).

Congregants at Grace Lutheran Church already know that Easter season is busy, but take a look at what’s happening: There’s going to be an all-church clean up this Saturday April 12 plus decorating for Palm Sunday, April 13, which will also include a Bake Sale. Maundy Thursday service is Thursday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m., and Good Friday service April 18 at 7:00p.m. Saturday, April 19 they’ll put together the sanctuary’s lily cross and decorate the church plus do the brunch fixin’s . . .all leading up to Easter Sunday, April 20 with services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m., a service of songs, bells, horn and praise brunch in between, and for the little ones there’ll be pictures with the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt. Grace Church is located at 4427 Overland Avenue. For more information call (310) 559-1027. Everyone is welcome!

Sadly ironic – we saluted Don Perlick last week as his birthday was in the first week of April, not knowing that Don had passed away just a few days before. Funeral services were held at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park last Wednesday, with a dinner for friends and family following at Temple Akiba. Condolences go to Don’s wife Joyce and family.

To reinforce the Culver-Palms Family YMCA’s commitment to Healthy Living, a Diabetes Prevention Program is being developed. If you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s year-long program will begin with 16 small, one-hour weekly classroom sessions, then eight monthly sessions, all teaching strategies for healthy eating, physical activity, and other lifestyle changes. It’s a supportive environment where you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt healthy habits to reduce your risk (one of the session topics is Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out – a good one!). Are you at risk? Visit www.ymcala.org/page/s/diabetes-prevention-inquiry. Then contact Tina Groff, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator at (310) 390-3604 or [email protected] for more information.

This Monday, April 7 the Culver City Rock and Mineral Club’s program will feature “Roger Halas: Creative Jewelry Design.” Roger is both a lapidarist and jeweler, with techniques that are highly varied, modern and at times unconventional. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Building’s MultiPurpose Room (enter from the rear door). Guests are always welcome.

Anything going on this Tuesday, you ask? Culver City voters will go to the polls on April 8, 2014 to select two members of the City Council, that’s what! Polls open Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. As always, ballots will be processed and counted at the Mike Balkman Council Chambers, and members of the public are welcome to join in the tradition of suspense beginning at 7:45 p.m. Results will also be posted on the City’s website and broadcast on the City’s television channel: CCTV 35 (AT & T Uverse Channel 37 and Verizon FIOS – See your listings).

Warm birthday wishes go out this week to Doneil Weissman, Monti Leeka, Jack Skelley, Kevin Kawamoto, Len Lovgren, Ruth Moreno, James Powers, Janice Metz, Brenda Sisson, Richard Shaffer, Frederick Reinhorn, Candy Bailey, Jane Bishnauth, Sandra Herron, Rose Malsed, Jay Wolf , Karen Crawford, Cathleen Long, Daniel Stafford, Sixta Alvarez, Beth Paschal, Meredith Flynn, Terry Nunn, Faycal Hatime, Raul Juarez, William Page, Candace Chatman, Will Gallie, Rachel Arbing, Sabrina Huttepain, Marc Ketchem, Mercedes Griffin, Aimee Mendoza, Medhat Rafla, Max Robinson, Amanda Chapman, Damien Daurio, Danita Rafalovich, Margaret Benson, Manuel Flores, Angelica Hinojos, Maxwell Jetter San Gemino, Ruth Tecle, Alexandra Coatney, Boris Durjava , and Glenn Gonzalez. Would you like to have your – or a friend or family member’s – birthday mentioned here? Let us know at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to post it!

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