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.
WHITE ELEPHANT SALE — The Santa Monica Elks and the Santa Monica Emblem Club will have a White Elephant Sale; proceeds go to the Santa Monica Elks projects; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Elks Lodge parking lot, 1040 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; open to the public; no admittance charge. Information, Curt Curtiss (310) 645-8989.
Sunday, August 29
GARAGE SALE — Benefits a mission trip to Thailand to build a gravity-fed water system; 8 a.m. to noon, Santa Monica Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1254 19th St., Santa Monica.
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.
Wednesday September 1
CITY OF HOPE, Marina del Rey Chapter, meets; 7:15 p.m., Villa del Mar Apartments clubhouse, 13999 Marquesas Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 398-1425.
Wednesday September 8 WELLNESS COMMUNITY BENEFIT — Bingo, silent auction and raffle benefit the Wellness Community; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., The Mor Bar, 2941 Main St., Santa Monica, $35 includes appetizers and bingo games. Tickets, www.melfersmacaroons.com
Wellness Community, www.twc-wla.org
Saturday, September 11
COMMUNITAS AWARD — Church in Ocean Park hosts its sixth annual Communitas Awards honoring local community members; honorees include Patricia Hoffman, David Pettit, Maria Leon Vazquez, Tony Vazquez, local poet francEyE and Gaile Price; 6 p.m. buffet dinner, 7:30 p.m. awards and musical entertainment; Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., Santa Monica. $50 donation requested. (310) 399-1631.
COMMUNITY PICNIC — Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa del Rey sponsors a community picnic and honors “Stars of the Neighborhood” who have helped their neighbors; includes free barbecue, entertainment, music, games for children and bake-off; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Westchester Park, Manchester Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard. Free.
SHOTS FOR TOTS & TEENS — Saint John’s Health Center and Santa Monica Rotary Club “Shots for Tots & Teens” program provides free immunizations and TB skin tests to all infants, adolescents and teenagers under the age of 18 for protection against diphtheria, hepatitis B, rubella, hemophilus influenza, mumps, polio, tetanus and whooping cough; 10 a.m. to noon, Saint John’s Health Center Cafeteria, ground floor, 1328 22nd St., Santa Monica. (310) 829-8234.
TRAVEL WORKSHOP — Hostelling International-USA World Travel 101 Budget Travel Workshop on European Rail; 11 a.m., Hostelling International Travel Centre, 1434 Second St., Santa Monica. $5 for members, $10 for others; (310) 393-3413.
Sunday September 12
CENTINELA ADOBE FIESTA — Historical Society of Centinela Valley sponsors its annual fiesta; includes historic exhibits and demonstrations, entertainment, pan dulce, tortillas, piñatas, alumni center themes from high school days; wearing of costume is encouraged; 1 to 4 p.m., Centinela Adobe Complex, 7634 Midfield Ave., Westchester. Free admission.
Tuesday September 14
PLAYA DEL REY WOMAN’S CLUB — Monthly meeting, 10:30 a.m., Woman’s Club, 8039 Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. Parking in rear of the building. Reservations requested, (310) 301-6084.