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Membership Meeting For Friends Of The Library

 

January 21, 2010



Lots of (well-deserved) recognition for Lions International and the great work that local Lions Clubs do in the media lately. The Culver City Lions, active in Fiesta LaBallona, Flag Day, Peace Poster contest and White Cane Day as well as performing free annual eyesight screenings at each of our elementary schools, meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Sizzler Restaurant across from the Westfield Culver City Mall. Folks interested in meeting with energetic, community-minded others are welcome to visit and hear more!

Mark your calendars: The Annual Membership Meeting and Board Installation Dinner for the Culver City Friends of the Library is coming up next Thursday, January 28 at 6 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 6161 Centinela Ave. Non-members are welcome as well to not only celebrate the CCFOL’s great work, but enjoying the ambience of the hotel’s hot new Culver Club Lounge. Mayor Andy Weissman will do the installation honors in an evening that includes a multi-choice-entrée dinner (6:30 p.m.), silent auction, book sale, etc. The cost is $30 per person. Please RSVP to info@ccfol.org.

Wintry birthday celebrations are on this month for Mary Ruebsamen, Janey Campbell, “Red” Hardy, Bob Planck, Alek Stenshoel, Claire Sheftel, Charlotte Gilbert, Barry Chapman, Ashok Parikh, Daniel Mezhun, Cathy Biggs, Rich Krueger, Glenna Citron, Jesse MacGregor, Mumbie Fredson-Cole, John Collier, Shannon Yi, Tom Connolly, Art Pinto, Barbara Dixon, Sumiko McCallum, Walt Holly, Jr., Michelle Dodson, Alice Roberts, Patrick Richey, John Tobin, John Drewery, Steve Baril, Wanda Rafael, Noe Saenz, Janice Dudley, Joseph Ryan, Jenny Mayeda, Shirley Hanf, Joe Eastburn, Flint Smith, Paula Ehrlich, Charles Ellenburg, Helen Elson, and Elizabeth Ferman.

“Family Game Night” is back at Grace Lutheran Church. Tomorrow night, Friday, Folks are invited to bring a refreshment to share, your favorite card or board game and come be a part of the family of Grace. Games, snacking, and good times take place from 6 p.m. to 9 in the cozy Fireside Room at Grace, 4427 Overland Avenue.

Speaking of Grace, don’t take it personally, fellas -- the “No Boys Aloud” all-female horn quartet appearing Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at the church doesn’t mean you can’t come enjoy them! There’ll be familiar classics, German hunting choruses, Wagnerian preludes and jazz-inspired “Fripperies” by hornist Lowell Shaw (wait a minute: this must be a guy…). The four members of the female ensemble though, boast backgrounds that range from the Santa Monica Symphony, “Star Wars in Concert” orchestra, Golden State Pops, Hollywood’s Kokak Theater and more. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free (donations cheerfully accepted).

Do you have a Middle-Schooler you think just might be interested in finding out more about the world (whether they admit it or not)? The Culver-Palms Family YMCA’s Model United Nations program is having an informational meeting next Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the branch, 4500 So. Sepulveda Blvd. MUN participants have the opportunity to meet and make more than 500 friends from all over California while learning about global issues and politics. Who knew??? It’s a four-month long simulation of the actual United Nations program that includes two overnight conferences with students from around the state, debates, and social activities as well. The program is open to Middle School teens grades 6-8. For more information, attend the informational meeting or contact Megan McDuffie, (213) 639-7525, meganmcduffie@ymcala.org.

How heartwarming our community’s response has been to the catastrophic earthquake toll in Haiti. Almost every club, organization, church, temple and spiritual community, school or neighborhood has responded with efforts to help the victims. Go, Culver City – you’ve got heart!

So did they all file? The next General Meeting of the Culver Crest Neighborhood Association will take place on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Marycrest Manor. The highlight of the evening will be the Candidates Forum. All four "registered" candidates for the City Council will be there, and will undoubtedly be peppered with questions about the city and particularly any Crest issues.

 

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