LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

13It’s “Inside Out” time this Sunday, October 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. when L.A. GOAL proudly presents its 25th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale featuring Koplin Del Rio. You’re invited to join in celebrating what’s described as “the whimsically creative, colorful, confounding and reassuring artwork of Inside Out artists” at L.A. GOAL, 6031 Washington Blvd. L.A. GOAL is a non-profit agency that guides adults with developmental disabilities in finding, recognizing and utilizing their abilities. Purchases are tax-deductible. (You are asked to please be respectful of L.A. GOAL’s neighbors and refrain from parking in residential areas.)

You just can’t beat our Culver City Fire Department: Last month Engine 3 crews went up to help with the Butte Fire in Northern California, providing important containment lines and structure protection. Now all through the month of October Culver City firefighters are once again going “PINK”, wearing pink to support those whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. (You can join them and show your support by purchasing a CCFD breast cancer awareness t-shirt.) Pink t-shirts in both men’s and women’s sizes are available at Fire Station 1 (9600 Culver Blvd.) for $15.00 each. 100% of the t-shirt sales proceeds go directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

No! Tell us we’re not too old for this! The IndieCade Festival takes place this Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 2 once again right here in Culver City and features over 150 of the latest indie games, a professional conference track, networking events, tournaments, social gatherings, live entertainment, and fun programs for the entire family. Join game developers, artists, publishers, academics, and the most enthusiastic indie game fans around for three days of ultimate fun! Festival highlights include think:indie, GameU, IndieXchange, Night Games, IndieCade Awards, and parties! Learn more:www.indiecade.com/2015/. Get more details & tickets – group rates available: www.indiecade.com/2015/tickets/

Hooray! The Ballona Creek Bike Path was voted #1 on the Westside last month in the Argonaut’s “Best of the Westside 2015” edition! With more people enjoying the path for recreation, commuting, birdwatching, and exercise, more improvements are on the way. Culver City-based Ballona Creek Renaissance (BCR) is pleased to have been a part of the bike path’s ongoing renaissance! Would you like to participate with this active group? Visit [email protected].

The Culver City Friends of the Library (“FOL”) has been pretty quiet this year, as they await the re-opening of the renovated library. The project is on track, and although there are still just “early 2016’ predictions for re-opening the library, they are beginning to think about plans for when it does reopen. This is a great time to join or renew your memberships, and even think about serving on the FOL board. There will be a Grand Opening Celebration (or two!) when the library re-opens, and they’re looking for folks who would like to be part of the festivities. Send an email either to [email protected] or [email protected].

The City of Culver City – in association with the Culver City Senior Citizens Association – is presenting the 2nd annual ZUMBATHON charity event this Friday, October 23, hosted by licensed ZUMBA instructor Yvonne Giffin Beraldi, with a return engagement by LZI Jackie McGee. Tickets (including attached opportunity tickets) are available at the door on Friday for $15.00. There’ll be giveaways, refreshments and prizes (plus washcloths available for purchase, which you’ll no doubt need!). This all takes place at the Veterans’ Auditorium on Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 100% of the proceeds goes to the Culver City Senior Citizens Association and Culver City’s Senior Social Services Programs. For additional information call/text Yvonne Griffin Beraldi at (424)222-6197.

Harvesting birthdays this week are Joanne Scheding, Kennedy Simon, Nancy Watson, John Engen, Holly Westhoff, Jan Dunn, Richard Parra, Charles Warner, Paul Struhl, Mary Kravitsy, Ken Owens, Setsuko Tsuji (Cohn), Nickie Jessup and Gary Willens. 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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