“Kidical Mass” is presenting a Family Fun Ride this Sunday, May 15 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Everyone is to meet at Veterans Park, where the Culver City High Mash Bike Club and Walk ‘n Rollers will lead a family-friendly bike tour of the best parks in Culver City. There will be kids’ activities, bike repair, and more. Visit www.walknrollers.org/kidical-mass for more information.
Described as a “fun and zany musical,” Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” will stage two performances to benefit the Backpacks for Kids program at Farragut Elementary School and the free Afterschool Programs at Grace Church. Performances will take place on Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 4427 Overland Avenue. A suggested donation of $10.00 per person will get you in, but any amount is welcome! Call (310) 559-1027 for more information.
This Monday evening, May 9, the Culver City Rock & Mineral Club invites you to enjoy Kent Lauer’s visual presentation of his glass lapidary workings. Lauer has been working with glass for more than 30 years, and while Kent is a geologist, what started as a fascination with glass soon became a career. His work has since been seen worldwide, on beautiful women, in important homes and historic buildings. Living in Southern California has given Kent many chances to work on glass for films, commercials and celebrities. He has been teaching beveling and dichroic glass sculpture at shows and privately for over 25 years, and will be displaying some of his work at the meeting. Visitors are always welcome, so make sure to be at the Rotunda Room of the Veterans’ Memorial Building at 7:30 p.m. to be dazzled!
One of the Culver City Rotary Club’s most rewarding projects includes Donations to Camp Pendleton Mothers & Babies. There are over 70,000 Marines at Pendleton, and more than 160 babies are born there every month! Many times family and friends are far away when the young couples arrive, and they only have empty living quarters. Rotarians are collecting baby or young children’s clothing, diapers, toys, books, bath tubs, gently-used strollers, car seats and/or cribs and furniture, dishes, pans, household furniture and other household items, and gift cards – all of which help out young Marine families so much! If you have any items to donate, email Dannie Cavanaugh at [email protected]
Pizza sound good for dinner this week? How about visiting Blaze Pizza at 4114 Sepulveda Blvd. Wednesday, May 11 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., bring in their special flyer and Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of the proceeds from your meal to the Culver City Sister City Committee. This great fundraising opportunity was secured with the help of CCSCC’s Vice President Nancy Perdomo-Browning and the Iksan City, Korea, Fundraising Committee. To download the flyer go to www.facebook.com/121599554557659/photos/pcb.1158713267512944/1158712744179663/?type=3&theater
Reading books just became more fun than ever with the Culver City Julian Dixon Library’s Edible Book Festival! What’s an Edible Book? An edible book is anything having to do with books that is made out of edible materials. You can re-create a picture from a book, a book cover, or a play-on-words. It’s a fun way to combine food and literature in any sort of drama or whimsy that inspires you. You can choose to make a realistic facsimile of part of a book, or use your creativity for a play-on-words with the book title and the ingredients. Some examples might range from a plate of Green Eggs and Ham in homage to Dr. Seuss, frowning grapes, for Grapes of Wrath, Alice in Wonderbread, or green- frosted graham crackers for Graham Greene. Participants are invited to make their edible books and bring them to the library on Saturday, May 14 between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m.. From 1:30 to 2:30, you may admire the displays and vote for your favorite. At 2:30, prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Most Humorous, Most Creative, Best Kids’ Book Portrayal, Most Delicious- Looking, Most Inspired, People’s Choice, and more. A special cake will be available for tasting, and everyone’s invited join in celebrating books, food and friendship at the Library, 4975 Overland Avenue. (You don’t have to enter the contest, just come and vote and enjoy the fun!)
Birthday greetings go out this week to our son Garrett Smith, Katie Laase, Daniel Retting, Xavier Nuques, Sam Feingold, Miriam Stenshoel, Rev. Margaret Zamorano, D’Lee Mayberry, Barbara Bilbao, Marilyn Schneider, Claire Skelley, Yolanda Lumel, Michael Hill, Amy Slavitt, and Karyn Smith. 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!