Kudos to the Culver City Rotary Club! Past President Chris King reported that the Upward Bound House’s two Rotary-adopted units will be ready to be occupied within the next few weeks. Upward Bound will provide the Rotary Club the demographics of the two families who will be moving in (how many children, what their likes are, etc.), and a shopping list of what the families need. Chris is now looking for some volunteers to go shopping for those items with him, and also volunteers who will help decorate the units within the next two to four weeks. The club will be reimbursed for all that they purchase through the funds that the club has already donated to Upward Bound.
If you’re crazy “fore!” golf, you’ll like the Culver City Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Golf Tournament, set for Monday, October 20 at DeBell Golf Club, 1500 E. Walnut Ave., Burbank. This may sound like another language, but we’re quoting directly from the flyer: “It’s a Shamble Format with a double bogey maximum score,” which we’re sure golfers understand, but we don’t… A Registration/Skills Contests run from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., 11:00-11:45 a.m. Canyon Grille Box Lunch, 11:45 a.m. Shotgun Start, and at 5:30 p.m. a Sumptuous Awards Reception. Entry packages run from $225.00 to $1,300.00, with a portion of the tournament proceeds going to the Culver City Education Foundation. To register and find out the benefits of each level of participation/package, call Barbara Brody at the Culver City Chamber of Commerce, (310) 287-3850 or email her at [email protected].
We’re off to see the Wizard! And if you’re a “Wizard of Oz” fan, you’ll love the Culver City Historical Society’s next general meeting, coming up on Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Teen Center, 4153 Overland Avenue. It’s the Wiz’ 75th birthday this year, and Aljean Harmetz, author of The Making of the Wizard of Oz, will discuss her book and reveal facts about this classic movie, made in Culver City. There’ll be songs from the film, a slide show narrated by Harmetz, a documentary with interviews and stories from many of the original cast, and a question and answer session. A signed copy of Harmetz’s 75th anniversary edition of her book will be given by a drawing, and all attendees will have a chance to win. After the program, a book signing will take place in the Culver City Historical Society’s Archives and Resource Center (ARC), just steps
away, where her book will be for sale for $19 (cash or checks only) while supplies last. Harmetz also will sign books for those who bring them that night. The ARC will have displays showing movie history in “The Heart of Screenland.” For more information call the Society at (310) 253-6941 or inquire by e-mail at [email protected]. Also, visit the CCHS website at: www.culvercityhistoricalsociety.org for updates.
Here’s a fun way to raise money for our Culver City Unified School District: The Culver City Education Foundation is presenting its annual Sip for Our Schools this Saturday, October 11 from 7 to 10 p.m. It promises to be a “casual and engaging evening of friendship, music, beer and wine tasting, along with savory and sweet bites, while supporting our schools.” Music will be provided by the talented Culver City High School AVPA Jazz Combo, and some savory bites will be provided by Public School 310, one of Downtown Culver City’s most popular restaurants. The event will take place at Rachlin Partners’ beautiful venue at 8640 National Boulevard. The cost is $45.00 per person in advance, $50.00 at the door. To RSVP, contact Chris Richardson, Culver City Education Foundation, (310) 842-4220 Ext 4212 or email [email protected].
Celebrating their birthdays Indian Summer style are Agnes McClain, Marina Tidwell, Eric Seeberger, Natalie Meyers, Cathie Seeman, Shirley Cox, Robert Tidwell, Sarah Lovett, Hye Sung Ahn, Anthony De Jesus, Patricia Parker, Brian Buenviaje, Karen Sackett, Sarah Stevenson, Sara Bock, Olivia Canada, Vivian Ellenburg, Andrew Harrison, James Kerswell, Stuart Campe, Darrell Osborne, Jessica Villegas, Ricardo Guevara , Gudrun Anni Naschak, Alfonzo Miguel Wilson, Kevin Winton, Janice Church, Jeffrey Fennema, Barbara Hodson, Priscilla Ishibashi, Theresa Jones, Gladys Schubach, Kimiko Kelly, David Friedland, Kenneth Lai, Ken Ruben and Michael Pitts. 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!