Thursday, August 19

CAL YACHT CLUB LUNCH — Monthly California Yacht Club yachting luncheon features a video of Capt. Irving Johnson, taken on the four-masted, 347-foot barquentine Peking, now on display at New York City South Street Seaport Museum; video includes shots from the 200-foot masts during “Force Ten” stormy seas; noon happy half-hour, 12:30 p.m. buffet and 12:45 p.m. program. $12.75 includes lunch, tax, service and parking. California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 823-4567 or www.CalYachtClub.com

QUALITY TALK COURSE — A free course in personal communication in the form of lively and challenging “Scrimmage”; uses hot topics like gay marriage and support for Israel; meets every third Thursday; 7 p.m., 601 Ninth St., Santa Monica. All are welcome. Information, (310) 578-6536.

VENICE CHAMBER BREAKFAST — Venice Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Forum, sponsored by the chamber and the Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Library; includes Los Angeles city attorney Rocky Delgadillo and Los Angeles Police Capt. Bill Williams, commanding officer, Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Area; 8 to 9:30 a.m., Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-5425; www.venice.net/chamber

Friday, August 20

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY — Nancy Carlberg discusses “Using Basic Computer Research Programs” at meeting of the L.A. Westside Genealogical Society; help offered for beginners; 6:45 to 9 p.m., Burton Chace Park Community Building, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. Tom Lane, (310) 393-5574.

Saturday, August 21

BALLONA BARBECUE — Tom Francis of the Ballona Wetlands Land Trust; Rex Frankel of the Ballona Ecosystem Education Project; Kathy Knight of the Spirit of the Sage Council and Patricia McPherson of Grassroots Coalition discuss the Ballona Wetlands and how participants can support acquisition of the remainder of the acreage at the Ballona Wetland; 6 to 11 p.m., Culver Events Center, 11924 Washington Blvd.

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TRAVEL WORKSHOP — Hostelling International-USA World Travel 101 Budget Travel Workshop on Europe; 11 a.m., Hostelling International Travel Centre, 1434 Second St., Santa Monica. $5 for members, $10 for others; (310) 393-3413.

Monday August 23

BILL JONES DINNER — The 51st Assembly District County Republican Central Committee honors Bill Jones, Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate; 5:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner; Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Blvd., Westchester. $40, $75 per couple when reserved by Thursday, August 19th. (310) 337-1998.

Tuesday, August 24

AIRPORT RELATIONS COMMITTEE — Westchester-LAX/Marina del Rey Chamber of Commerce Airport Relations Committee meets, 8 a.m., in the chamber office, 6151 Century Blvd., Suite 514, Westchester. (310) 645-5151.

Wednesday August 25

LONG-TERM CARE — Santa Monica Family YMCA Older Adult Wellness Lecture Series presents Jeff Adler, insurance agent, long-term care instructor and investment advisor, discussing “Needs and Solutions for Long Term Care, Medicare and Medicare Supplement”; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., YMCA DeWind Room, second floor, 1332 Sixth St., Santa Monica. Free. Lidia Magarian, (310) 393-2721, ext. 109.

Saturday, August 28

ICE CREAM SOCIAL — The Santa Monica Oceanaires Barbershop Chorus event includes music and ice cream, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th Street, Santa Monica. Doors open at 6 p.m., $10, children and seniors, $8; Ticket info and reservations: (310) 472-1382.

PAST LIVES, DREAMS, SOUL TRAVEL — Sirod presents a workshop on past lives, dreams and soul travel; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wild Oaks Market second floor community room, 500 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 396-9650.

TRAVEL WORKSHOP — Hostelling International-USA World Travel 101 Budget Travel Workshop on Women Traveling Alone; 11 a.m., Hostelling International Travel Centre, 1434 Second St., Santa Monica. $5 for members, $10 for others; (310) 393-3413.

Monday, August 30

GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOP — Angeles Girl Scout Council Game Face workshop for girls five to 17 years old, uses sports concepts and activity settings to teach values, self-esteem and teamwork; 2 to 5 p.m., Police Activity League, 1401 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. Stacey Silberman, (310) 450-3720, ext. 103.

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