LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

url‘Tis the season – football season that is, and the Culver City Elks Lodge #1917 members will be ready to gather the herd to root for their favorite teams starting September 12 at the Lodge.

Continuing to regularly attract new members is the Culver City Rock & Mineral Club, most recently adding Stella Green, Ashley Huitron, Renee Kraus, Kaoru Rogers, Peter Stankavich, and Sencee Tagami to their roster of rockhounds. We’re betting they’ll be at the club’s September monthly meeting, set for Monday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. when the program will be “Ethiopian Opals and Green Amber,” presented by Gabriel “Gaby” Mosesson, of Ethiopia Imports. Gaby and his family just returned from a month in Ethiopia, and he will have photos, videos, and gemstones to share. Gabriel’s two-part visual presentation will be augmented with many actual examples of his gemstones. (Plus, he’ll have rough and cut stones for sale). Guests are always welcome at the meetings, held at the Veterans’ Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue.

Dems just gotta have fun! Next up they’re going to enjoy “Legendary Bingo” at Hamburger Mary’s, West Hollywood on Wednesday, September 7 starting at 7:00 p.m. and the Culver City Democratic Club invites all to join this fun(d)raiser. For $20.00 per person at the door, you can help the CCDC raise money, win fabulous prizes and have a blast, all at the same time! Friends are invited to enjoy the full menu and bar options (at menu prices) at Mary’s, located at 8828 Santa Monica Blvd. (street and valet parking available). “Legendary Bingo” was named “Best Bingo” by Los Angeles Magazine and L.A. Weekly, and features Hamburger Mary’s “Drag Queen Bingo Hostesses” and favorite celebrities. Come for the fun, food, and knowing that a portion of the night’s proceeds benefit the Culver City Democratic Club. For more information, visit hamburgermarys.com/weho/bingo

From Culver City Woman’s Club president Carol DeSalvo comes word that their first meeting of this season is coming up fast. A business meeting and lunch takes place on the second Monday of every month from September through May at the Fellowship Hall of the Culver Palms Methodist Church, 4464 Sepulveda Blvd., “…and we’re always looking for new people to come to our meetings to hear what we’re all about.” The meeting will be on Monday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m. For additional details and reservations, interested women can call Carole at (310) 453-2314.
Who better to be the Activities Chair of the Culver City Sister City Committee than Colleen Jones? And Colleen is announcing that the CCSC’s Annual Picnic “Hoedown” has been set for this Saturday, September 10 at Lindbergh Park from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The event will be catered by Santa Maria BBQ and will include trip-tip sirloin, chicken, beans, garlic bread, green salad with ranch or Italian dressing, homemade BBQ sauce and (mild) salsa, and an ice cream sundae bar and cookies. The cost is $15.00 per adult, $10.00 for students 18 years and younger. RSVP and payment is due by September 6, so hurry and contact Carolyn Burns at [email protected] or mail your check to CCSC c/o Carolyn Burns, 10950 Rhoda Way, Culver City, CA 902230. You can reach Carolyn by phone at (310) 365-0817. (Truly a hoedown theme and menu, complete with a picture of a young Dale Jones on a horse on the invitation!)
Right down to the wire! Culver City Unified School District proudly opened the curtain on the first day of school to present the county’s newest, safest, and absolute best playground equipment for just about all preschool and elementary students to enjoy. The passage of the Measure CC Bond enabled the purchase and installation of equipment that will help our kids develop not only their physical abilities, but increase cognitive and vocabulary skills with opportunities to play and learn for years and years to come!

The Culver City Senior Citizens Association Board of Directors is pleased to honor the Wednesday Volunteer Crafts Group as “Seniors of the Month” for September, 2016. These dedicated Wednesday Volunteer Crochet Group members crochet sweaters, hats, booties, blankets and scarves to give to various Veterans groups, Operation Smile, Para Los Ninos Children’s Center and a multitude of nursing homes and children’s groups. The group has existed in many forms for many years, with the present group being led by Shirley Kym Campbell. She is very proud of the work that these women do to help others and values the time spent each Wednesday making beautiful handmade items to give comfort to others. They share stories and enjoy each other’s company while creating their gifts. Congratulations to this terrific group who gives so much! Their gifts of handmade items give warmth and comfort to so many people in the community. If you would like to donate yarn to the group, they would be very appreciative! The Culver City Senior Center is located at 4095 Overland Avenue, corner Culver Blvd.
Official Fall Birthday greetings go out this week to Paul Netzel, Jack Nakanishi, Pastor Jim Maines, Katherine McKeon, Karen Ellingson, and Victor Rachootin. 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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