LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

13It’s back! “Walk With a Doc” this Saturday, October 17 at 8:45 a.m. meet for a warm-up, brief chat by Dr. Jeffrey Penso, and then an hour-long walk around a Culver City neighborhood. The warm-up will be conducted by Culver-Palms Family YMCA Fittness Counselor Brandon Webb. Park near the tennis courts at Veterans Memorial Park and look for the “WWAD” banner. Dogs (on leashes) are welcome too!

Yes, Virginia, there is life on West Washington Blvd. – its finally a burgeoning restaurant row, and “A Taste of Washington West” is a reality. This event, set for this Saturday, October 17th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., will be centered on West Washington Boulevard between Centinela Avenue and Wade Street and will feature a variety of complimentary tastings and drink specials from ten area restaurants hailed by LA Eater as “the most compelling restaurant row in this part of town.” The event will include an art show showcasing new and distinguished artists as well as live performances. Entertainment will include the El Marino Language School Rainbow Taiko drummers, music by Acoustic Shadow and Danny Sandock, and a chef talk with Hatchet Hall’s Brian Dunsmoor. There will also be fitness, yoga and TRX classes at Kinesis, and will kick off with a “kid’s happy hour” at 3:00 pm with face painting and balloon creations at A Magic Forest, a Halloween-themed photo booth at Art Printer and fishing for yo-yo’s at Sunny Blue. Guests are encouraged to bike, walk, or carpool to the event and to please avoid parking in the adjacent residential areas. For more information about Washington West Business District, restaurants, shopping and promotions please visit www.wwbusdistrict.com or Facebook.com/wwbusdistrict.

The Culver City Rotary Club’s excited – Rotary’s District Governor, DJ Sun, will visit the club this Wednesday, October 14 at the DoubleTree Hotel, second floor. At 11:00, the Board of Directors will proudly present all the projects in which the local club is involved, and at 12:15 p.m. the regular luncheon meeting will begin, with District Governor Sun participating in the recognition of special Rotarians and a presentation of Paul Harris Fellows to partners in the community. There will be a plated lunch, so President Carmela Raack needs to know just how many will be attending. Lunch is $25.00. So that there are enough meals, please RSVP by this Monday morning to [email protected]. Payments are needed for this meeting and attendees are encouraged to bring extra cash for a very special drawing.

Can it really be six years??? Meet in Paris French bistro is celebrating its anniversary in grand style this Thursday, October 15. There’ll be special menu items and live jazz (“Sylvia & the Rhythm Boys” will play from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.), plus 10% of all sales will be donated by owners/dog lovers Sebastien and Cecile Cornic to animal charities. Meet in Paris is located at 0727 Culver Blvd. Call (310) 815-8222 for reservations.

C-E-L-L-O! The Culver City Chamber Orchestra is presenting Cello Mania II this Sunday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m. at Culver Palms United Methodist Church, 4464 Sepulveda Blvd. There’s something for everybody, since they’ll be performing works by Monteverdi, Puccini, Coldplay, Lady Gaga and more!! Admission is $20.00 for adults; seniors and students, $15.00; and children under 12, $5.00. For information, call (310) 397-2490 for visit their website: www.ccchamberorchestra.org.

If you’re a rockhound, dash on over to the Culver City Rock & Mineral Club’s meeting tonight, Monday, October 12 and hear Ken Jones, consultant, lecturer and gemstone and bead expert talk about the changing gemstone and bead industries, the new finds, fakes, created, dyed and enhanced – everything in an illustrated talk. The program starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Veterans Memorial Building (enter from rear parking lot). Guests are always welcome.

Registration is now open for the Culver-Palms Family YMCA’s Youth Basketball League for boys and girls, 3–13 years old. Your child will develop basic skills, practice teamwork, and build confidence for continued growth in the years ahead. The Basketball League runs for eight Saturdays, October 24–December 12, at Culver Middle School. In addition to Saturday games, all players will practice once during the week. Registration fees are as follows: Facility members, $100; Program members, $135; Cost of uniform, $20. Adult volunteers are needed – to help out as a coach or team parent, call Lamondo Greer at (310) 754-4972 or email [email protected].

The local band “Mystic Knights Trio” – American Roots and Blues – plays this Wednesday, October 14 as well as every Wednesday this month from 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. at Gaby’s Mediterranean, 10445 Venice Blvd. Trio members Dave, Roger, and Sonny invite you to enjoy great food, great music, BYOB. All ages welcome.

Autumn leaves are falling on birthday celebrants Al Schreibman, Robert Tidwell, Cindy Lundquist, John Ziegler, Olivia Andrew, Sara Grimm-Weeks, Finn Swenson, and Michael Hill. If you’d like your (or a friend or relative’s birthday) mentioned here, just let us know at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to post it!

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