LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

13-225x300One of the Culver City Rotary Club’s most popular projects is providing dictionaries to all third graders in the Culver City Unified School District. At their last meeting Michele Walman thanked everyone who helped add the CC Rotary labels to the dictionaries and she’ll soon be asking members for assistance on classroom visits to distribute the books. According to Reciprocator editor Dannie Cavanaugh, “This is a fun, hands-on project and it is great to see how excited the young students are when they get their own dictionary.” New at Rotary is having members volunteer to pay $25.00 fines: Last week Janet Chabola announced she had gone to the Notre Dame football game in South Bend and Cy Pierce that he attended the UCLA game in Virginia and had gone to Camden Yards, (are these dedicated fans or what?) and the Rotary treasury grew.

What fun!! The Culver City Historical Society’s Scavenger Hunt/Car Rally is coming up this Sunday, September 21! RSVPs should have been sent in by this Monday, September 15, but maybe there’s still room, so see below. The rally consists of entrants driving around the city searching for certain locations and learning about Culver City History at the same time. A few clues: where did Harry H. Culver first see his wife-to-be, actress Lillian Roberts? Where did drag racing begin? Where is the landmark building that housed the MGM Fan Club? The final checkpoint will be a familiar location where everyone can celebrate with a taco dinner, a no-host bar, and a 50/50 raffle. The cost is $30.00 for Historical Society members; $35.00 for non-members and $10.00 for children ages 6-12. Reservations must be pre-paid and all RSVPs and checks (payable to the Culver City Historical Society) should be sent to the Culver City Historical Society, P.O. Box 3428, Culver City, CA, 90231-3428. For safety, groups/cars of more than one person are encouraged. Packets with tickets and directions will be available at the ARC on September 21 prior to the 1:00 p.m. start time on Saturday. For questions, call 310-253-6941 or send an email to [email protected] or visit www.CulverCityHistoricalSociety.org. All proceeds benefit the Culver City Historical Society.

No one ever really needs an excuse to drop by the Historic Culver Hotel, but this weekend really features something special: It’s the “Affair of the Arts,” presented by The Whole 9, an online community consisting of artists, photographers, designers, marketers, musicians, writers and others. This Saturday, September 20 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 21, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. you can enjoy 60 artists exhibiting paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, photography, and blown glass – plus both days will feature music, snacks, sweets, a children’s area and more. It’s all free and open to the public, so enjoy!

Grandkids can be expensive from the very beginning, to wit: The Culver City Exchange Club has an ongoing program whereby club members can buy immunity from a fine by contributing to a fund honoring the birth of a member’s grandchild. The grandparent/member has to then triple the amount collected and open a savings account for the baby reflecting the balance. Dr. Jay Shery’s new grandson, Brandon Roger Haney, will benefit from the over $117.00 collected from the members last week, especially with the addition of Grandpa’s check, which marks the start of a great college fund!

Coming up this Saturday, September 20 is the monthly “Walk With a Doc,” 9:00 a.m. near the tennis courts/playground at Veterans’ Memorial Park. At 8:45 a.m. Brandon Webb from the Culver-Palms Family YMCA will lead the group in a short warm-up session, followed by Culver City pediatrician Dr. Jeffrey Penso, who will speak briefly on “Sleep, the Final Frontier.” He’ll advise what constitutes too much or too little sleep, and how to succeed without the use of dangerous drugs. For more information call the Culver-Palms Family YMCA at (310) 390-3604 or visit [email protected] and log in “Walk With a Doc.” You’ll enjoy the hour-long “nature walk” around Culver City!

Is this a busy weekend, or not?? This Saturday, September 20 the Culver City Sister City Committee will hold its annual Quarterly Membership Meeting in the Park, celebrating their Youth Programs. Lindberg Park will be the location, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Participants will enjoy an El Pollo Loco lunch plus beverages, and are asked to bring fruit or a dessert to share (they’ll have a contest for the dessert/fruit display that best represents one of their Sister Cities, so creativity will abound!) The program will feature a report from the students who went to Kaizuka Japan and the host families for students who visited Culver City from Iksan, South Korea. Cost is just $10.00 per person, $5.00 for youth 16 and under (no charge for students who participated in the summer’s exchanges) Call Carol at (310) 365-0817 or Alice at (310) 642-7604 to see if you can join in the fun.

Same date (Saturday, September 20), same park (Lindberg) the Culver City Rock & Mineral Club will be enjoying their Annual Club Picnic from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Burgers, hot dogs, buns, plates, utensils and condiments will be provided, and attendees are asked to bring a side dish, salad, fruit or veggies, soft drinks or water, and donations for the Silent Auction.

Hot-hot-hot September birthday celebrants this week include Barbra Hippensteel, Darren Siegel, Sarah Lizer, Aubree Galbiso, Bobo Wince, Amanda Warren, Leon Marr, Isabel Cortes, Doris Green, Kayla Walden, Hannia Baldwin, Jean Ballantine, Kita Curry, Ann Sewill, Irene Sugiyama, Mary Stein, Kelly Young, Negin Azamian, Sean Leighton, Connie Capa, Susan Levy, Araceli Avellaneda, Victor Cervantes, Steven Rincon, Autumn Wegner, Ronald Fink, and Tym Modin. 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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