LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

13As a reminder, Westside Unity Church continues its Wednesday evening classes with April 22’s program “The Twelve Powers of Man,” starting at 7:00 p.m. (Sunday worship is always at 10:00 a.m. preceded by meditation at 9:45 a.m., both programs conducted by Rev. James Daly.) Westside Unity is located at 10724 Barman Avenue.

Will you be there? This Sunday, April 26 is the Culver City Healthy Family & YMCA Healthy Kids Day, with lots of activities, all taking place at the West LA College Campus, 9000 Overland Avenue. The 5K Run/Walk starts at 9:00 a.m., and a Family Fun Walk at 9:30 a.m. Fees are: 5K Adults ages 14+ $35.00 online, $40.00 on Race Day; 5K ages 6-13, $20.00 online, $25.00 on Race Day, and 5K Ages 5 and under are free. The Family Fun Walk is also free! T-shirts are available for purchase too, adult sizes $10.00, youth sizes $7.00. All proceeds go to the Culver City Teen Center, Culver-Palms Family YMCA Youth Programs and the Boy Scouts of America. The race is open to all ages, including young children. (All minors must be accompanied by an adult who is registered for the event.) In addition to the Run/Walk, there will also be all kinds of healthy family events plus entertainment, food booths, games, arts and crafts and Information stations. The event is sponsored by the City of Culver City, The Boy Scouts of America, the Culver-Palms Family YMCA and the Culver City Rotary Club. To register online, go to www.culvercity.org or http://bit.ly/19651QT .

S.A.V.E.S. (St. Augustine Volunteer Emergency Services) Food Pantry will be the beneficiary and folks attending this Saturday night’s S.A.V.E.S. Annual Italian Dinner Benefit will have all the fun! It’s a real “Taste of Italy” from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the St. Augustine Parish Hall, 3850 Jasmine Avenue, and in addition to dining and dancing folks will enjoy Jimmy Brewster, performing as Frank Sinatra! Tickets in advance are $25.00 and $30.00 at the door. For more information call (310) 838-2702.

Lots going on this weekend: the Culver City Woman’s Club invites everyone to attend their Ice Cream Social, this Saturday, April 25 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. There’ll be ice cream sundaes, banana splits and yummy homemade cookies, plus local pianist Dolly Balin will lead a sing along featuring nostalgic melodies. Children will be delighted with the animal balloons created by Toni Owen. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, children 3-12 $5.00, and children under 3 are free. For tickets, call Pat Harmon at (310) 670-2990. All proceeds to go benefit the charities supported by the Culver City Women’s Club, and the event takes place in the Community Room at the Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, 4464 Sepulveda Blvd., next to the Culver-Palms YMCA.

Culver City Exchange Club members offer good wishes to members facing health challenges: Pat Dolce is at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Bob Clarke is also in the hospital, Greg Goodyear keeps a positive attitude in his cancer fight, and Virgie Eskridge will have further treatment.

Here’s a really new twist to a “family fun event” – from Christine Parra, Culver City’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, comes the invitation to you and your family to attend “CPR at the Park” this Saturday, April 25 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Lindberg Park, 5401 Rhoda Way. This is a free “Hands-Only CPR” training event (doesn’t use mouth-to-mouth breaths) and is recommended for use on teens and adults who may be unresponsive and not breathing. In addition to training sessions, every 15 minutes, each participant has an opportunity to win a Disaster Supply Kit for a family of 4. Participation is encouraged for ages 5-95, since you’re never too young or too old to learn how to save someone’s life! For more event information, visit the City’s website at www.culvercity.org.

From Bill Wynn comes word that BADWEST (Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West) will be presenting a free screening of “Afraid of Dark” at 7:00 p.m. next Monday, April 27. This documentary is part of the St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday free screenings at the Mayme Clayton Library & Museum, located at 4130 Overland Avenue.

Birthday wishes go out this week to Maureen Genteman, Ilene Siegel, Jennifer Williams-Rouise, Margaret Lowe, and Jim Harrold. 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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