LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

-1Are you a resident of the Fox Hills neighborhood? Or simply love to walk, picnic, and enjoy Fox Hills Park? Everyone’s invited to come meet Fox Hills residents and join with them in cleaning and weeding at their Annual Fox Hills Park Clean-Up Day! It’s this Saturday, June 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., starting at the Playground. This event is brought to you by the Fox Hills Neighborhood Association, and they’d like for you to rsvp at [email protected].

The Jazz Bakery’s Moveable Feast has popped up at – wow – the Kirk Douglas Theatre on Thursday, June 12, where Alan Broadbent will present a one-set solo piano performance at 8:00 p.m. For ticket information, hurry and visit www.Jazzbakery.org – tickets should go fast!

The Culver City Rock & Mineral Club just welcomed Heather Barber, Sheila Bolton, and Hellena Jones Elbling to its ranks – making a total of 126 members! You can bet that all members are hard at work getting ready for this year’s 42nd Annual Fiesta of Gems, set for Saturday, June 28 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 29 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Avenue. For more details visit www.culvercityrocks.org/fiesta.htm.

This Saturday night, June 14, marks the Culver City Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd. at Duquesne, at 7:30 p.m. There is a post-concert reception for ticket holders and a raffle drawing (no pre-concert talk at this concert). On the program is Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City” (1939); Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” (1947) featuring Lori Stinson, Soprano; Maurice Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin” (1917-1919); and Joseph Haydn’s “Symphony No. 99” (1793). Tickets are available by cash or checks only at the box office: $25.00 general admission starting at 6:30 p.m., and on the orchestra website, or directly through PayPal; $15.00 for members of the SoCal Symphony Society and 17-years-of-age and under, only at the box office. Show your tickets to receive discounts at the following Kirk Douglas Theater Community Partners’ locations: the wallace; LaRocco’s Pizzeria; Lukshon by Sang Yoon; Akasha; BottleRock; Café Vida; City Tavern; The Culver Hotel; Lundeen’s; Lyfe; Meet in Paris; Muddy Leek; Novecento; Rocco’s Tavern; Rush Street; Seventy7; Tub’s Fine Chili; Ugo; and Wildraft Sourdough Pizza. For more information visit www.culvercitysymphony.org.

What better way to start summer and celebrate the longest day of the year (Saturday, June 21st) than participate in a cleanup of Ballona Creek? It’s going to be a Summer Solstice celebration from 9:00 a.m. – noon, meeting at Centinela Ave. at the Ballona Creek Bike Path Entrance between Culver Blvd. and the Marina Freeway (I-90). Volunteers of all ages are welcome for this fun and worthwhile activity (waivers required for adults and participants under 18, available onsite or online at www.ballonacreek.org.) It’s suggested that you bring your own water in a reusable container – extra water will also be available at the event. Wear closed-toed shoes, cap and sunscreen and either bring your own gear or bags, buckets, grabbers, gloves and other tools will be available for use. NOTE: they’ve vowed not to produce more trash than they’re picking up! Everything collected will be sorted then weighed: the last cleanup in April saw trash amount to 706 pounds and 153 pounds of recyclables – a total of 869 pounds diverted from reaching the Pacific! Let’s see what the totals are this time!

The Culver City Rotary Club will be presenting an “Honoring Our Veterans Event” chaired by Joel Forman on – most appropriately – Flag Day, June 14, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall 5300 South Sepulveda Blvd. Rotarian veterans, families and friends are invited to a special day in honoring all branches of military service. Veterans are invited to display memorabilia and to share stories of service to support veterans for this special day. Enjoy a delicious lunch, hear from guest speakers, and honor our proud warriors. Lunch is $25.00RSVP to event chair Joel Forman, [email protected] or 310-837-7455 Make checks payable to “Rotary District 5280” and send to Linda Forman, 11260 Overland Ave, #9G, Culver City, CA 90230.

Birthday celebrants this week include Bonnie Seeberger, Daphne Yemofio, Benson Samuel Gilliard, Alicia Minette, Felice Ganz, Anthony Ferrari,Timika Mason, Benjamin Nyblade, Orit Wernor, Teclezghi Andemariam, Irwin David Sherry Gandara, Maya Grafmuller, Yve Marie Antista, Candice Balkman, Lara Embry, John Mayer, Justin Nowlen, Hugh O’Gorman, Elizabeth-Clare Porter, Jyoti Puvvula, Esperanza Banachowski, John Matthiesen, Fahad Rehmani, Sulaiman Abdulmalek, Kevin Basurto, Daisy Canga, Colin Woods, Brooke Boldemann, Frank Fischer, Ave Jacinto, Dinakar Jayarajan, Veronica Lopez, Raidel Perez, Jessica Rains, Seth Siegel and Keiko Yabushita. 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! This Sunday, June 15, marks Father’s Day – do you have a dad or grandpa you can hug? An uncle, father-figure or step-dad; yours or somebody else’s? Go for it! Tell every dad you know how much they’re appreciated this Sunday!

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