LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

unnamedNo, not already! This Thursday, August 10, marks the Boulevard Music Summer Festival’s grand finale, and will feature two-time Grammy winner Albert Lee’s hot country/rock/blues. Is he good? Well, he played regularly with the Everly Brothers for over 20 years; five years with Eric Clapton, and on a regular basis you can enjoy his hot guitar with Bill Wyman’s (Rolling Stones) Rhythm Kings. The music starts at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Courtyard and you can get a reserved seat for $10.00 at Boulevard Music, Culver & Sepulveda. Better yet, the gates open at 4:30 p.m. so you can spread your picnic blankets and sand chairs down and enjoy the late afternoon listening to them rehearse before the performance starts! Thanks go out to Gary Mandel for putting together yet another great series.

This Wednesday the Culver City Rotary Club’s meeting, chaired by President of the Month Cartwright Sheppard, will forgo a speaker in favor of a board meeting, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the historic Culver Hotel. We’re sure they’ll be discussing the successful CCPD’s “National Night Out,” held last week at Vet’s Park, which they helped sponsor. Next up they’ll be hosting Japanese exchange students August 15 – September 3, and host families and Rotarian activities are needed. Members are asked to sign up to be part of this annual exchange program.

This Sunday, August 13 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m, marks the Culver City Elks Lodge’s Annual Picnic, Potluck and BBQ. Our guess is that it will be in the park across the street from the Lodge – Tellefson Park, at Washington Place and Tilden. Elks members and families and friends are sure to all have a great time!

Our own West Los Angeles College bills itself as “The Community College for Working Adults,” which only adds to its appeal. The “2 Years x 2 Nights” ACT (Accelerated College Transfer) allows college-ready students to earn an AA Degree and be qualified to transfer to a university in two years by attending just one or two nights per week or on the weekend, plus some online work. For additional information, visit www.wlac.edu. (West has one of the largest and most praised online education programs offered by any Southern California community college – you can complete your degree entirely online or just a few classes.)

Who attracts more new members than the Culver City Rock & Mineral Club? The August report from Brad Smith, Membership Chair welcomes rockhounds Anneli Acomazzo, Anna Chafe, Jeffrey Chu, Frank Comfort, Mary Lou French, Denise Friese, Robin Geselowitz, Darline Johynson, Justin Lescoulie, Matthew Marin, Sonya McLaughlin, Forrest Podrat, Jose and Marta Roig, Marie Rooney-Hardwick, and Edward and Sue Sharp Sullivan. You can bet they’ll be on hand for the club’s next meeting, set for Monday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Building’s Multi-Purpose Room (enter from the rear door). Guests are always welcome.

If you’re looking to do a good deed locally, coming up this Saturday, August 12, try to drop by Vet’s Auditorium any time between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and be dazzled by the 45+ local non-profits who are always looking for volunteers. In its quest to establish Culver City as a “City of Kindness” City Councilmember Jim Clarke and the Culver City Exchange Club have managed to fill both the auditorium and the Rotunda Room with organizations that range from the AMVETS to Boy Scouts, from the Culver City Historical Society to Meals on Wheels to Mom’s Club of Culver City West, to Shoes for the Homeless, Sierra Club and more.

Nancy Perdomo-Browning, President of the Culver City Sister City Committee is excited to share the results of the 2017 Sister City International Young Artists and Authors Showcase. (CCSCC participates in this competition every year by inviting students ages 13 to 18 from our middle and high schools to participate in our local competition.) This year Culver City High School student Stanley Funnell’s art piece “Inspired Resolution” represented Culver City in the competition. Stanley was thus awarded a scholarship that covered his registration to attend the 2017 Youth Leadership Summit in Virginia Beach, Virginia from July 12 -16. The Leadership Summit took place in conjunction with the Sister City International Conference. CCSC thanks Stanley for representing our city and their organization as Student Delegate at the Summit and for creating such an outstanding piece of artwork. If you’re interested in learning about the 2018 competition, email Nancy at [email protected].

Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to Nancy Joujon-Roche, Dan Cohen, Geoff Maleman, Megan Hayes, Leda Rogers, Joyce Watanabe, Minda Moe, Kathy Paspalis, and especially Betty Scheding, celebrating her 101st birthday!. If you’d like your (or a friend, family member or neighbor’s) birthday mentioned here, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to post it!

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