LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

-1It’ not too late to attend the Culver City Education Foundation’s 16th Annual Tribute to the Stars, this Saturday May 3, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Sony Pictures Studios Main Street (Madison Avenue Entrance, 10202 W. Washington Blvd.). Complimentary parking will be available at Sony Pictures Plaza Building, East side of Madison Avenue – and please note that a photo ID will be required for entrance. The timeline is as follows for your enjoyment: 6:00 p.m. Wine and Cheese Reception; 6:45 p.m. Awards Presentation; 8:00p.m. Street Party with Food, No Host Bar, Dancing, Balloon Pop and more! The attire is – what else? – “casual chic.” For ticket information contact Chris Richardson at (310) 842-4220×4212.

Want your 11-17 year olds to learn to work out and get fit in a real gym? Take a look at the Culver-Palms Family YMCA’s Youth Fitness I and Youth Fitness II classes. They begin with lectures and direct, hands-on experience to discover the principles of safe exercise, good nutrition and overall fitness that can be practiced for a lifetime! Youth Fitness I includes the fundamentals of proper exercise, safe use of weights and gym equipment, gym etiquette and good nutrition. Classes are Tues 4:30 – 5:25 p.m. and Fridays, 5-5:55 p.m. Then it’s on to Youth Fitness II, open to those who have completed YF I. Here they’ll learn more advanced exercises and workout programs plus additional nutrition strategies. Completion of both I & II allows full use of the Fitness Center without direct supervision of an adult. YF II classes are Tues and Friday, 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. For more information call Jason Forman at (310) 390-3604 or [email protected].

More fun coming up this weekend is “Seussical the Musical” Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4 at the Robert Frost Auditorium. There will be three shows: a Saturday matinee at 3:00 p.m., then Saturday night at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. What makes this Culver City Middle School production unique is that this show’s co-producer/directors, Isabel Berliner, Celine Cuadra and Emily Wulf, are 12 and 13 years old. The crew members, who have built their own sets and created their own costumes, and every member of the cast are all between the ages of 11 and 14. The music, for the second year in a row, will be provided by members the AVPA Jazz Combo, former participants in this middle school program. There’s no “teacher” teaching these students their craft. With adult supervision only for safety concerns, this is the third year that CCMS students are learning every aspect of show production, from auditions to creative choices to the marketing of the show. 100% of the proceeds from the current show will be re-invested into next year’s production. Ticket prices are $10 per person, all ages 4 and up. E-mail [email protected] for more information on how to order tickets, or just send ahead your cash or check for $10 per ticket (all ages) to the attention of: CCMS Performances, Room 111, Culver City Middle School, 4601 Elenda St. Culver City, CA 90230. Please be sure to include your name and the number of tickets needed; tickets will also be available at the door, but priority seating is a bonus for your pre-payment.

The good news that the Culver City Julian Dixon Library has postponed its closure for renovations includes the fact that Tuesday night Bedtime Stories will still be taking place! This Tuesday, April 29 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. it’s story and craft time at the Library for the little ones (to age 8). The Library is located at 4975 Overland Avenue. This takes place every Tuesday evening. In addition, Toddler and Preschool daytime Storytimes registration takes place this Wednesday, April 30 at 10:00 a.m., phone registration after 11:00 a.m. Space is limited to 40 children in each class, first come, first served, with sessions beginning Wednesday, May 8th. Toddler Storytime for children under 2 ½ years will take place on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and Storytime for children 2 ½ – 5 years on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. For more information call (310) 559-1676.

The birthday song rings out this week for both Hans and Barbara Matzel, Katie Laase, Christine Lyall, Skylar Lima, Kyle Peters, Wayne Maass ,John Meyers, Harriett Baker, Bronwen Hunter, Rocio Lara, Jacob Villafana, Mary Brownlee, Bret Davis, Diana Hrabowecki, Michelle Jermansen, Peter Stuart, Li-Chin Wang, Norma Wood, Jung-Eun Lee, Erasmo Lopez, Tyneese Lott, Joanne Morrissey, Marguerite Phillips, Robby Amar, Brian Dawley, Nicole Kang, Skylar Lima, Caroline Quinn, Yasuko Yoshinari, Catherine Estacio, Jennifer Hodur , Sheryl Tell, Chris Adams, Talita Alves, Paul Gunder, Naida Gutwirth, Tomiyasu Inada, Kathryn Santistevan, and Tanya Vaughn. 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 add our congratulations.

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