LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

-1From the Culver City Sister City Committee comes word that the first quarter of their 2014-2015 fiscal year is off to a rousing start. Grace Reitzfeld, Robin Raval, Tim Petersen, and Lyndon Stambler joined the Board of Directors, and Kelli Reitzfeld is the board’s new Student Representative. Two successful student exchanges occurred in July as eight Culver City students visited Kaizuka, Japan and Our Town welcomed eight students from Iksan City, Korea. The experiences of the students who went to Japan and those of the students who hosted the visiting South Korean students will be shared with CCSCC membership and the public at their Quarterly Membership meeting/picnic at Lindberg Park on Sunday, September 21.


This Friday night you can hear locals “Hound Dog Dave and the Mel-tones,” an American Roots and Blues Quartet, just down the street (well pretty much at the end of Washington Blvd.) at Hinano’s from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Dave’s on guitar and if you know Hinano (and who doesn’t?) they’ll be featuring “free popcorn, cheap drinks, famous cheeseburgers, and music too!”

Grace Lutheran Church will be the site of a memorial service for young Elijah Dymant this Thursday, August 28th at 4:00 p.m. 18-year old Elijah passed away in July following a skateboarding accident that occurred in early May near West LA College, where he suffered severe head trauma. Grace Church is located at 4427 Overland Avenue, and his many friends are invited to come to help celebrate Elijah’s life.

The Culver City Senior Center’s busy schedule will make sure that anyone over the age of 50 and in possession of a very reasonable fee to spare for a year’s membership will never be bored! For example, there are Educational Seminars, Fitness Classes (and a Fitness Center), Yoga, Tai Chi, Line Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, Language Classes, Movies, Saturday Dances, Art Classes in Watercolor, Ceramics and Drawing, Holiday Parties, Lunches, Trips, and much more! The Senior Center is located at the northwest corner of Culver Blvd. and Overland Avenue.

Sad to hear from Helen Little that husband Ed, long-time Culver City resident, businessman, Rotarian, city council member, West Basin Water District chief, and loving father and grandfather, passed away in Virginia, where they had recently moved. We’ll provide information regarding services here as soon as we learn details.

This weekend, August 30 & 31, will be your last chance to experience The Actor’s Gang’s free summer Shakespeare in the Park performances. An adaptation of “Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be performed at Media Park at 11:00 a.m. each day. Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch and enjoy!

Culver City Exchange Club member Debra Montgomery was so moved by the sudden passing of fellow member Rick Hudson (whose services were held last week) that she set up a GoFundMe account for the Hudson family. Rick and his son Travis were branding cattle on his family ranch in New Mexico when he suffered as massive heart attack. Those who would like to assist the family can visit www.gofundme.com/cxu6kc to make a donation.

Rounding out the month of August with birthday celebrations are Steve Rose, Earl Eskridge, Ken Smith, Julie Lugo Cerra, Mallory Low, Dr. Bob Montgomery, Jeannette Hjorth, Lorraine Murphy, Kevin Joyce, Christine McLane-Metoyer, Ronald Williams, Laura Avila, Sheilah Booth, Elsa Duenas, Kevin Fujikami, Quincy Surasmith, Min Yang, Stephanie Furlan, Florence Girard, Steven Johnson, Cynthia Landes, Mayrav Gaslin, Renea Greenberg, Joseph Tony Hernandez, Patricia Trelinski, Brianna Upton, Ann Kaneko, Heather Merritt, Ricardo Ramirez, Gregory Smith, Susan Suh, Patricia Hernandez, Kendra King, Laura Mendez, Olga Vaysberg, and Christine Yoshida. 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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