Culver City Friends of the Library welcome Culver City’s Honorary Artist Laureate for Poetry Dr. Janet Cameron Hoult this Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. for April Story Time. Dr. Hoult will read “How do Dinosaurs go to School?”, where you can find out if dinosaurs behave in school and make friends with the other classmates! There will be a fun arts and crafts Dinosaur project to follow, and admission is free! Culver City Julian Dixon Library is located at 4975 Overland Ave.
Congratulations to the newest members of the Culver City Exchange Club: Lamondo Greer and Roni Amitai. They’re going to be busier than ever, since this service club has a multitude of great community service programs going on.
The Culver City Elks Lodge #1917 will be holding its Installation of Officers this Wednesday night, April 5th at 7:30 p.m. at the Lodge, 11160 Washington Place. All members are invited, and asked to RSVP so they can get an accurate idea of what the turnout will be.
Don’t forget to get your Centennial TAP Cards while supplies last: The Transit Access Pass cards are now available for $2.00 at City Hall and the Transportation offices. They’re only available for a short time – with a great scene of the 1922 Culver City Offices on the front of the card.
Coming up next week – Wednesday, April 12 – is the monthly meeting of the Culver City Democratic Club. This month’s program features Brian Stiger, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs. Also on the agenda, the Executive Board of the Club has adopted a resolution and will now call on the Culver City City Council to also adopt it in support of naming the inner section of Overland Avenue and Culver Blvd. the “Judge Harold I. Cherness Plaza.” The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Rotunda Room of the Veterans’ Memorial Building. There is no charge for guests, and refreshments are available.
Some people are visiting this parking garage just to see how it works, then are subsequently amazed at all that’s happening in the Helms Bakery District – what attracted their attention? It’s an automated parking garage located at 8758 Venice Blvd, constructed by AUTOParkit. To access the garage, drivers enter through a traditional garage door, turn off their car, and walk a few short steps to a kiosk where they activate the AUTOParkit System. Then the driver’s car is safely whisked away by an industrial, commercially adapted high tech system. There are no attendants required, since the system is self-monitored with notifications on performance, sent electronically via email, text, or automated call.
It was a pleasure to meet Jim Shanman at the Healthy Family 5K last Sunday – Jim is the “Walk ‘n Rollers” guru, and he’s excited about the 4th Annual Walk & Roll Festival, set for Sunday, April 30 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Participants will meet in the front parking lot of Culver City Middle School, 4601 Elenda Street. This free Walk & Roll Festival promises a fun time for the entire family, with trained instructors guiding you and your kids through the skills course , then taking you on a group ride to put your new experience into practice, resulting in biking in the community more safely.(All are welcome – bikes, scooters, skateboards, roller skates, training wheels and even tricycles.)
No April fooling here: Only celebrating birthdays, like Colleen Jones, Rafia Cooper, Michael Fate, John Cohn, Jody Hall Esser, Doneil Weissman, Patricia Limbaugh, Claire Skelley, Claudia Van de Ven, and Carol Hoebink. If you would like your (or a friend or family member’s) birthday mentioned here, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to post it!