If you attended the Centennial Celebration Gala at Sony Pictures Studios this past Saturday night, you might still be in a daze. A wonderful setting, marvelous food and service, music, dancing, and visiting with folks you may not have seen in years. Special thanks go out to Sony, who hosted brilliantly.
Busy week coming up: The Culver City Garden Club will be meeting this Tuesday, October 4 at the Veterans’ Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. with a program, plus refreshments and a plant raffle. Admission is open to all green-thumbers out there, and you’re guaranteed to enjoy. Did you happen to catch the marchers from the Club in last week’s Centennial Parade? You must have – they were all dressed like flowers, and member Beverly Allison obviously had a ball with it!
It’s back and bigger and better than ever – what fun to celebrate the beginning of the fall art season at the Culver City Arts District’s Art Walk 2016 this Saturday, October 8, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Art Walk will take place on Washington Boulevard between Helms and Fairfax Avenue. There’ll be art, music, dance, food, and all kinds of interactive activities. You can stroll along the free self-guided tour of art galleries, retailers, restaurants and creative spaces and also enjoy music and dance performances at Art Walk venues. Performers include Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA), HOLA’s Rock Band, Par Avion, Super Ultra Megatones and Victoria Van Winkle. PLUS: Street Food Cinema will be doing a showing of “Jurassic Park” after the Artwalk. Put it on your calendar now!
Also on Saturday, October 8 Grace Lutheran Church and Grace Diner are working with MMA -Medical Mission Adventures, and there is still a need for Dentists and/or Dental Technicians this coming Saturday Oct. 8, so if you are (or know one) willing to serve, please contact Ken Smith at (310) 995-4337). 4427 Overland Ave. Clinic patients and volunteers are asked to park in the lot next to/behind Farragut Elementary School, 10820 Farragut Drive.
“Everybody Loves Katie” Dep’t. – Katie Laase, long-time Culver-Palms Family YMCA staff member, Caravan counselor, Youth & Government leader, and mentor to scores of tweens and teens, married Matt Saperstein last weekend at – where else? YMCA Camp Round Meadow at Angelus Oaks, and you can bet there were some sentimental singing hijinks around the campfire among the bride and grooms friends and family members.
Deep in Centennial mode, as part of the Culver City Friends of the Library’s “One Book, One City” program for the Centennial, the Friends of the Library are hosting a book discussion of West of Sunset (about author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s later years at MGM Studios) this Thursday, October 6 at 4:00 p.m. at Temple Akiba, 5249 Sepulveda Blvd. This will be led by Rosie LaBriola and is the last chance to discuss the book before the author’s visit. Then at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 15 author Stewart O’Nan will speak at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Avenue, about his book. No RSVP is necessary. For more information, go to the Friends of the Library website at www.ccfol.org.
This Sunday, October 9, the Culver City Emblem Club #254 will present a Fashion Show & Luncheon. Social hour begins at 12:00 noon, with the luncheon at 1:00 p.m. and fashions by The Dress Barn at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 each, and all are invited to enjoy the friendship and camaraderie of the Emblem Club ladies, fashions, and a delicious luncheon, with the knowledge that you’re helping to fund their scholarship programs. For reservations call (310) 397-8923. This all takes place at the Culver City Elks’ Lodge #1916, 11160 Washington Place.
Did you realize this was “Walktober?” And to promote it, the Culver City Walk ‘n Rollers will celebrate International Walk to School Day this Wednesday, October 5th. All families are invited to join this worldwide celebration of the benefits of walking and biking to school, which helps create healthier, safer communities. On Walk to School Day—and every day— students and parents are invited to take the Three Block Challenge. (Even if you must drive to school, you can park just a few blocks away and walk the rest.) Do your part to reduce traffic near schools and help your student start their day on the “right foot”! Everyone should be aware that more kids will be walking to school on October 5th so be sure to drive extra cautiously in school zones. For more information about Walk to School Day activities at your child’s school, go to www.ccwalkandroll.com/overview.
Falling into Fall birthdays are Eric Seeberger, Natalie Meyers and Michael Hill. 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!