LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

urlThe first of Two Nights of Music is coming up this Friday, May 20 when Culver City High School’s AVPA (Academy of Visual & Performing Arts) Pink Elephant Music Company presents its Orchestra, Chamber Singers, Chamber Music ensembles and Jazz Combo performing at 7:00 p.m. at the Robert Frost Auditorium. Admission is free (but donations are gratefully accepted). The auditorium is located at 4401 Elenda Street. It’s hard to believe, but this is AVPA’s 20th anniversary, and its performances are terrific!
If you’d like to extend your talent to serve your city, applications for Culver City Commission, Committee, and Board appointments are being accepted by the City Clerk’s Office through Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Openings are available on the new Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Civil Service Commission, Committee on Homelessness, Cultural Affairs Commission, Disability Advisory Committee, Finance Advisory Committee, Fiesta La Ballona Committee, Landlord Tenant Mediation Board, Planning Commission, LAX Area Advisory Committee, West Los Angeles Vector Control Board, and Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission. The City Council plans to interview applicants at a special meeting on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Appointments for these openings are tentatively scheduled to be considered by the City Council on Monday, June 13, 2016.
The Helms Bakery District is booming! During the month of May they’re welcoming three new showrooms: Harbour Outdoor, Kohler Signature Store and Louis Poulsen. Triple Grand Openings will take place during the month, so you’re invited to pop in for a visit and welcome these leaders of design to the ‘hood. The Culver City Arts District, the Platform with its designer boutiques (and even a great, reasonable taco restaurant from what we hear) are all combining to extend our city’s personality even further!
Lots going on this Saturday, May 21: Walk with a Doc returns at 8:45 a.m., back at Veteran’s Park (4117 Overland Ave. – at Culver Blvd.) where Dr. Sarah Carpenter will provide an update on “Blood pressure and your Health” at 8:45 a.m. Then you can stretch with Brandon Webb (Fitness trainer at the Culver-Palms Family YMCA) at 8:50 a.m. Walk at your own pace starting at 9:00 am. There are new WWAD shirts that are free – for the first 15 walkers to sign in.
Also this Friday AND Saturday, as part of the celebrations for the opening of the Expo Line to Santa Monica, on Friday, May 20, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will offer free rides both Friday and Saturday and will hold station celebrations on Saturday, May 21. The free rides will be on the entire Expo Line, from 7th St/Metro Center to Downtown Santa Monica. (On Friday, free rides will begin at noon and will continue until the close of service.) On Saturday, May 21, the free rides will start at 4:42 a.m. in Downtown Santa Monica and at 4:45 a.m. at 7th/Metro Center and will last until the end of service around 2 a.m. The station celebrations will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the following new stations: Downtown Santa Monica, 17th St/SMC, 26th St/Bergamot, Expo/Bundy and Palms. The Culver City Station at Washington & National that has been open since 2012 will be joining the celebrations big-time! There’ll be entertainment, children’s activities, food trucks, bike valet and bike-pit stops and information booths are among the activities. Throughout the day, some 60,000 – 80,000 people are expected to “ride the rails” – wonder how many of these will stop at the Culver City Station???
Birthday greetings go out this week to Crystie Rooney, Patrick Hayes, Betty Karlberg, Todd Miller, Patricia Lowe, Jessica Parr, Patrick Case, and Emma Baker. 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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