LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

unnamedIt’s the first week of June, and you know what that means – Yep, the summer is going to go speeding by, so let’s see what’s going on in Our Town: The Culver City Parks & Recreation Department’s. popular summer theater camp, Dee-Lightful Productions, kicks off Monday June 12-16 with an intensive one-week “Comedy/Improv/Dance Camp” and a late afternoon performance set for Friday, June16th. These programs are great, designed for kids 7-17. Later in the summer they’ll have Musical Theatre Session 1 running June 19-July 15 (which will present “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” July 13, 14, and 15); and Musical Theatre Session 2, July 24 – August 19 (“The Lion King, Jr,” playing August 17, 18 and 19). For more information visit www.dee-lightful.org.
West LA College’s Westside Extension program has scores of interesting summer classes available, including everything from Sea Kayaking and Aqua Zumba to Yoga, Ice Skating (and even Ice Hockey), Textile Design, Blackjack Boot Camp, Crowd Funding, Flying Drones, How to Sell on E-Bay, or Be a Notary Public, Internet Marketing, Buying Real Estate, Homeowner Association Law & Management etc. etc. And that’s only half their catalog. Visit www.westside.wlac.edu to register or call (310) 287-4475
This Saturday, June 10th from 9:30 a.m. – noon marks the 14th Annual Fox Hills Park Clean Up, when the Fox Hills Neighborhood Association will meet (along with friends and neighbors) to be planting and cleaning the Fox Hills Park. Gloves, tools, and lunch will be provided. Participants are invited to meet at the benches by the playground. Also that day, FHNA would like to collect any extra travel toiletries participants may have for the Culver City Homeless Commission. You can RSVP at [email protected] and/or get more information from www.FHNACC.org. Members are especially proud of Fox Hills neighbor Summer McBride, who was recently appointed as a Culver City School Board Member!
It’s “Field Trip” time for Culver City Rotarians at their Wednesday, June 7 meeting at the Culver Hotel: the luncheon meeting will begin promptly at 12 noon, followed by a speaker on the “Wisdom of Walt” (Disney). Members will then leave the hotel at 12:45 p.m. and walk to Linwood E Howe Elementary School to see the impact of their charitable donations at work! Dr. Kim Indelicato (Principal) and the students at Lin Howe will happily show off their new seats: “special needs” chairs donated by Rotary club members and CCRCF.
Have you ever wanted to just drive up, drop off, and drive away? Here’s your chance: This Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., the Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division will be sponsoring an electronic waste and file shredding recycling roundup. All electronics from residents and businesses may be dropped off free of charge. {Limit 25 legal size boxes for shredding.) The event will be hosted at Syd Kronenthal Park, which is located just east of downtown Culver City at 3459 McManus Ave.Culver City, CA 90232 NOTE: Household Hazardous waste materials will not be accepted. Residents may visit the upcoming Too Toxic to Trash event on Saturday June 24, 2017 for proper disposal of those items. For more information visit the City’s website at www.culvercity.org/hhw or call (310) 253-6400.
No rest for the Wicked(?) Dep’t: The Culver City Exchange Club, resting up from another fabulous Car Show, not to mention three-time President Mike Snell’s Installation at Whiskey Red’s last weekend, will be presenting 23 scholarships to Culver City High School students this Monday, June 5th. The students and their parents will then be invited to the club’s June 13th meeting to be introduced and the students’ college plans announced. This Tuesday, June 6, the club’s regular luncheon meeting will instead be held at Rush Street, at 6:00 p.m. It will be upstairs and appetizers will be served to potential new members.
For all you green thumbers or green-thumb wannabes, you won’t want to miss the Culver City Garden Club’s 64th Annual Show & Plant Sale this Saturday, June 10, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 11, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Culver City Teen Center, 4153 Overland Ave. Admission is free and there is free parking. There will be a professionally-judged Exhibition of homegrown plants, flowers and edibles and a Club plant sale table. Twice each day there will be raffles for merchandise & gift certificates donated by local merchants. In addition, there will be vendors selling gardening supplies & plants, Garden Workshops with outside speakers each morning and afternoon, and the Club, a non-profit organization founded in 1953, will be giving free starter plants to kids so they can begin a life of gardening fun.
It’ll be a real Design Field Day at Helms Bakery this Saturday, June 10 from noon – 6:00 p.m., where you’re invited to enjoy “This Modern Life”, a campus-wide day of design celebrating the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi, the art of recognizing beauty in imperfection. Participating showrooms and stores will feature workshops, demonstrations, tastings, sweepstakes and special guests! Plus Local Mercato and Beautiful Things L.A. pop-up will be at Helms Bakery for one day only. Visit www.helmsbakerydistrict.com for more information. There will be free Valet Parking by the Rejuvenation showroom at Helms and Venice.
Summery birthday greetings go out this week to Barbara Honig, Antonia Garland, DeDe Dolce, Bonnie Seeberger, Sean Andrew, Benita Williams, Jennifer Priebe, Christine Johnson, Stanley Genser, Janelle Williams, Ana Maria Guimaraes, Jan Ferguson, Adrienne Louie, and Grace Bruno. If you would like your (or a friend or family member’s) birthday celebrated here, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to post it!

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