LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

JSmith01-cropFinally – it’s this Saturday night! The Culver City Education Foundation’s annual Tribute to the Stars, “on location” at the Culver Studios. This event honors top members of the Culver City Unified School District plus volunteers and is dedicated to raising funds to continue providing support for teachers and students in the CCUSD. At this new venue, you’ll enjoy live music, dancing, world-class cuisine from over of 20 of Culver City’s top restaurants, live auction items, the chance to win a gem in the Champagne Gem Raffle, and when’s the last time you popped balloons for prizes? The fun starts at 6 p.m., so visit www.ccef4schools.org to purchase your tickets, or call (310) 842-4220 for more information.
The “Art & Science of Photography” is the theme of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce’s April ‘Business After 5’ mixer, hosted by CFP Studio. Participants are invited to join Craig and Laura Ferre on Wednesday, April 27 at their newly-renovated CFP Studio. CFP Studio has been serving Culver City and its neighbors for over 30 years, and the Ferres figure that this is the perfect time for the business community to take a look around and get a taste of just what they do. Attendees can experience CFP Studios’ very own INSTAPIX, the newest in mobile photo fun. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a live photography demonstration featuring a local martial arts instructor. As usual this will be a great networking opportunity with plentiful food and beverages from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at CFP Studio, 4935 McConnell Avenue Unit #6, LA 90066. The cost to Chamber members prepaid, $15.00; Not-Yet members prepaid, $20.00; or $25.00 at the door. RSVP by Tuesday, April 25 by contacting Barbara Brody at (310) 287-3850.
You may have already heard that the month of April has been designated Earthquake Preparedness month in the State of California? It’s estimated that the average person needs approximately one gallon of water per day, and having an adequate supply of water in case of an emergency should be a priority. The Culver City Emergency Preparedness team along with the Lindberg Park Neighborhood Watch are pleased to announce their new program – Water First. Water First is a program that allows residents of Culver City to purchase 55-gallon water barrels at a group discounted rate. It is being organized by Christine Parra, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator of the Culver City Fire Department. The 55-gallon water storage system comes with a barrel, siphon pump, two caps, plastic wrench and water preservative. For more information and details on how to order, please visit www.culvercity.org.
No more “shhhhhhhh!” at the Library? Jazz Appreciation Month has designated one month annually to publicly spotlight jazz as our original music, born in America and celebrated worldwide. This is intended to draw public attention to the glories of jazz as both a historical and living treasure. So drop in to enjoy a Jazz Appreciation program, featuring Evyn Charles, at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library this Saturday, April 30 – the program is from 2:00 pm – 3 pm. This is free and open to the public. The Library is located at 4975 Overland Avenue.

The Culver-Palms Family YMCA will be celebrating Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Y, 4500 Sepulveda Blvd., and you’re invited to stop by for free games and other fun activities. (And if you’re planning to enroll your kids in the summer day camp program starting in May, be sure to mark April 30, Healthy Kids Day, on your calendar. Registration for summer day camp opens that day, 10:00 a.m. at the Y.) School’s out super-early this year and the summer day camps fill up quickly, so you are urged to stop by the Y and register this Saturday. For additional information, call Brooke Miyamoto, Membership Director at (310) 390-3604 or email [email protected].
This Monday eve, April 25, is a big night for Culver City government, e.g., the official City Council “goodbyes” to two-term, former mayor members Andy Weissman and Micheal O’Leary, and the official installation of re-elected member Meghan Sahli-Wells and newly-elected members Goran Eriksson and Thomas Small. The public is invited to cheer on our city leaders, including the new mayor (whoever he may be…).
Birthday greetings go out this week to new Culver City Councilmember Thomas Small, Valerie Sulkin, Idalia Valero, Sephanie Dangott, Margaret Lowe, James Harrold, Kaiya Weeks, and Albert Prabhu. If you’d like your (or a friend or family member’s) birthday mentioned here, just send the information to [email protected] and we’ll be happy to post it!

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