Westside Unity Church will be starting a new Wednesday evening series beginning this week on Wednesday, June 3, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The subject will be Emma Curtis Hopkins’ “Class Lessons of 1888,” taught to all the budding spiritual leaders of her time, which included Charles and Myrtle Fillmore and gave rise to their Unity Movement. The public is invited to this 13-week journey designed to “assist in grounding all who participate in the mystical understanding that Ms. Hopkins bestowed on her students”. Class suggested registration donation is $40 (book included). Westside Unity is located at 10724 Barman Avenue, and hosts regular Sunday morning services by Rev. James Daly. Call the church office at (310) 838-4761 for more information.
Boy, here’s a demonstration of dedication to your service club! Culver City Exchange Club past president Mike Snell and his fiancée Lisa de Rose are hosting the Hospitality Party for the District Convention at their home on Thursday, June 11th. He is recruiting members to help with set up and clean up. No wonder. (Mike and Lisa are getting married the next day, June 12th!!)
The Annual (and giant) Grace Church Yard Sale takes place this Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 on the lawn in front of the church, 4427 Overland Ave. Friday’s hours are Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a. m. – noon. You’ll find a huge supply of gently-used clothing in good condition; books, CDs, DVDs, vintage and “boutique” items; electronics; household wares; and furniture.
Mark your calendars now for Saturday, June 27, 9:00 a.m. – noon when the Ballona Creek Renaissance (BCR) will host its next BCR Creek Cleanup at the Ballona Creek bike path entrance at Centinela Ave. and Milton St. in LA’s Del Rey Neighborhood. The April 25th Earth Week Cleanup was a big success and was both hard work and fun for both young and older participants. Basic information and waivers for the June Cleanup can be downloaded at www.ballonacreek.org.
Have you been to the new Culver City ArcLight Cinemas yet? Formerly the Pacific 12 complex, this theater complex is SO comfortable, so well (re)decorated, the staff very friendly and helpful, a lobby bar with small plates to nosh on before or after the movie (and yes it’s true, you can take your glass of wine into any screening) – it’s a terrific addition to Downtown Culver City. We’re so spoiled we can barely make the drive all the way to Playa Vista’s Cinemark complex, which is so very tempting itself…
Calling all Foodies (especially those who want to help children in need) – this is for you! This year’s “Taste of the Nation 2015” is coming up on Sunday, June 7th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Media Park, 9070 Venice Blvd. Dubbed the “nation’s premier culinary fundraising event”, it features top chefs and mixologists — all of whom come together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America. Enjoy offerings from over 40 of LA’s best restaurants, local wineries, and craft breweries, and bid on auction items. 100% of ticket prices go to end childhood hunger. This year’s recipients include Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, California Food Policy Advocates and No Kid Hungry Los Angeles. Ticket prices range from $110-$160. This event is produced by Share our Strength and sponsored by the City of Culver City. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.nokidhungry.org/losangeles.
Who knew??? One of Los Angeles’ most in-demand architecture and design firms is wHY, located on Jefferson Blvd. in Culver City, and they’ll be presenting a two hour behind-the-scenes program focusing on wHY’s creative process through impacting the environment, adaptability and usability rather than a specific style or image. You can sit at the desks of various artists, civic leaders, designers and curators, and be completely immersed in the design environment. Culver City’s Cultural Affairs Foundation and architectureTALKS have put this program together to showcasse internationally renowned professions who are based in Culver City. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit technical enhancements (lighting, sound, and projection equipment) for the Veteerans Memorial Auditorium, in order to increase public performances and film screenings there. Ticket prices are $35.00 each, and can be ordered online by visiting www.architecturetalks-wHY.eventbrite.com.
Got a few extra minutes that might just save someone’s life? How about a short course called “Sidewalk CPR”? This Thursday, June 4 in front of Fire Station No. 1 (9600 Culver Blvd.) the Culver City Fire Department will be teaching compression “hands only” CPR free to anyone stopping by (no certification will be issued). For more details, call Capt. Rob Kohlepp at (310) 253-5900.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Harvey Schneider, Kristina Tepley, John Snodgrass, and Sean Andrew. 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!