LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

13-225x300Are you a senior having vision problems? Take a look at this: The City of Culver City invites you to a Low Vision Seminar on Tuesday, September 9 from 9:30 a.m. – noon in the Rotunda Room of the Veterans Memorial Building. The program – which is free – focuses on (get it??) Advances in Age-Related Macular Degeneration; Living with Low Vision and Overcoming Obstacles; The Implantable Miniature Telescope; and The game changer: A Simple Way to Enjoy Reading Again. Please RSVP to Diane at (310) 988-1970, ext. 162 or email [email protected].

The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival is presenting “Of Culture, Of Self” this Friday, September 6th at 8:00 p.m. at the Ivy Substation (home of The Actors’ Gang) at 9070 Venice Blvd. Performers include Karen A. Clark, Sariyah Idan, Ada Luz Pla, and Kat Kramer. For ticket information, call (818)760-0408. Best of all, you can enjoy several pre- (or post) performance dinner options within a block or two at one of our exciting Downtown Culver City restaurants!

Just one of Grace Lutheran Church’s great outreach efforts is Grace Diner, deemed a “free meal for our neighbors in need.” The sit-down dinner, with table service by Grace volunteers, takes place every Monday from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. upstairs in the Fellowship Hall at the church, 4427 Overland Avenue. The hot meal with multiple courses is currently served to 75-85 folks weekly, who are enjoying dinner as well as making new friends!

West L.A. College’s Westside Extension catalog of classes for Fall 2014 is out and offers more than 500 great classes, including Business, Money & Careers, Medical Coding & Billing, Pharmacy Technician, Fashion Design, Dance, Fitness & Recreation, Hands-On Computer Classes, Online Classes and Classes for Kids. If you haven’t received the catalog yet, call WLAC at (310) 287-4475 or go to 9000 Overland Avenue and go to Parking Lot 5. Office hours are Monday-Friday, noon – 5:00 P.M., but will expand as of September 10. Enroll online by visiting [email protected].

Hooray! The Culver City Julian Dixon Library’s regular hours have been restored! (Just in time for it to close for remodeling? No, we won’t be that cynical…) The LA County Board of Supervisors has increased library budgets so that hours can be increased – effective this Monday, September 2 the hours are as follows: Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Library, located at 4975 Overland Avenue, will be closed on Sunday.

It’s not ALL about football…The Culver-Palms Family YMCA’s Fantasy Fitness Challenges kicks off this Thursday, September 4th at 5:00 p.m. at Islands in the Howard Hughes Center. The Fantasy Fitness Challenge is described as “an upbeat approach to developing a successful workout program during the regular 17-week football season,” which is correct, since we’ve participated in it before! Teams (named after NFL and AFL teams) try to get to their own Super Bowl by scoring more points for various workout programs than the next team. Just to get everyone in the mood, the kick-off will feature the opening game of the NFL season – the Packers vs. Seahawks – on the giant TV screens throughout the restaurant.

It’s September – ALREADY?? Happy about the fact are birthday celebrants Jack Nakanishi, Darrel Cruz, Davina Fellows, Naja Johnson, Stephen Douglas, Ilca Guerra, Phillip Bonacich, Heidi Gamble, Edita Niemi, Maria Siciliano, Melinda Blechner, April Boyd, Peter Clune, William Grisham, Lynne-Anne McGrail, Sue Beber, Matthew Falker, Donavan Martinelli, Delia Sinajon, Michelle Grimpo, Linda Locksy, Gabriela Martinez, and Preetha Sivalingam. 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!

Happy Labor Day! Take some time to enjoy the last of summer (heat) and just relax!

The Actors' Gang

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