LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

Jozelle SmithDon’t forget the wearin’ of the green this Tuesday – It’s St. Patrick’s Day all day long! The Culver City Senior Center’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Party will take place at the Culver City Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are on sale at the Business Desk at the Senior Center for $3.50 until sold out. The party includes lunch and live entertainment. The Center is located at 4095 Overland Avenue.

If you’d like to party on just a little later, visit Joxer Daly’s Irish Pub at 11168 Washington Blvd. In addition to a full bar with great beer and wine selections and tasty pub food, this Tuesday’s St. Patrick’s Day Party will feature music from The Praties, Oxalis, and Shenanigans.

Speaking of going green, Culver City High School’s baseball team played its first game on its new field on March 11 but if you missed that, the Centaurs’ softball team will kick off play on its new field at 3:15 p.m. this Thursday, March 19 when CCHS plays St. Monica. A first pitch ceremony for that field will begin at 3 p.m. Come out and cheer on the Centaurs and check out their incredible new fields!

A visioning process is about to take place, and your input is invited. This is for a proposed Hospitality & Entertainment District near the 405 and 90 Freeways – roughly the Westfield Culver City Mall area and the Doubletree, Four Points and Courtyard Marriott hotels. The process is expected to build upon this area and may include a mix of uses, a more predominant southern gateway for the City, enhanced streetscape, landscaping, bicycle and pedestrian connections, public art, branding, and signage. This will be presented by the City and its consultant, PlaceWorks, and takes place this Thursday, March 19 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Building’s Multi-Purpose Room (4117 Overland Avenue). For additional information visit www.culvercity.org (look on the home page under Announcements) or contact Culver City staffer Todd Tipton at [email protected]

From co-founder Dr. Jeff Penso comes word that it’s time for Walk With a Doc again in Culver City this Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:45 a.m. As usual, walkers will gather near the tennis courts at Veterans’Memorial Park, where Vincent Puncturere, DC will first provide an update on ‘Chiropractic and Your Health.’ The Culver-Palms Family YMCA’s Brandon Webb will follow with a brief warm up before a pleasant one-hour walk (at your own pace) through Culver City. Next month’s WWaD, set for Saturday, April 18, the theme will be another Culver City History Walk, led by City Historian Julie Lugo Cerra. (This one will begin in downtown Culver City.) For more information, visit www.docwalk.org. Co-WWaD founder Grace Elliott, now residing in Sydney, Australia, reminds everyone to “…Bring a friend, a dog, a bike, your kids, or come alone and enjoy the morning. Walk as long as you want, as fast as you want or stop off along the way to enjoy the view.” We’ll be there, matey!

Have you gotten used to daylight savings time yet? Don’t you just love it? We know, you’ve changed your clocks, but have you tested your smoke alarms? The Culver City Fire Department recommends testing your smoke alarms around the time you set your clocks ahead and at least once per month. You can visit the Department’s web page at www.culvercity.org/fire to learn more about smoke alarm testing and other fire safety tips.

The Culver City Julian Dixon Library may be closed for renovations, but Storytime goes on! Storytime is a special time to make new friends and share stories, songs, play and more. This program is for children 0-5 years of age. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are all welcome. No registration is required. The Winter Session continues with this Wednesday, March 18th’s Storytime taking place from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue. (Spring session will then begin on April 22, following a two week hiatus.) Space for Storytime is generously provided by the City of Culver City’s Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department during the library closure. For more information contact Joan Mead at (310) 679-8193.

Putting the proverbial Spring in their step with birthday celebrations this week are David Oliver, Dave Ruebsamen, Dave Baker, Sofie Lyddon, Bruce Mensinger, Elaine Behnken, Luther Henderson, Eva Westholm, Joyce Raichel, Mark Kleinman and Annalivia Martin-Straw. If you’d like to have your (or a friend, neighbor or family member’s) birthday noted here, send the info to [email protected] and we’ll post it!

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