Friday, June 18th

MEDICATIONS — UCLA Healthcare hosts a lecture on how to buy, store and properly take medications, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Santa Monica Place Mall Community Room, Broadway and Fourth Street, Santa Monica. Free. Information, (800) 516-5323.

Saturday, June 19th

BOOK SALE — The Mar Vista Branch Library hosts a book sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. Free admission. Information, (310) 390-3454.

AQUATIC CENTER — The UCLA Marina Aquatic Center hosts an open house, 5 to 9 p.m. at the Aquatic Center, 14001 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. Free. Information, (310) 823-0048.

Monday, June 21st

LOW BACK PAIN — Dr. Langston Holly will discuss common causes of lower back pain, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center Cafeteria Conference Room, 1250 16th St., Santa Monica. Free. Information, (800) 516-5323.

SIERRA CLUB — The Airport-Marina Group of the Sierra Club will hold a discussion of local conservation issues, including Ballona Wetlands and the LAX expansion, 7:45 p.m. at the Burton Chace Park Community Room, west end of Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. Information, (310) 398-6350.

Tuesday, June 22nd

DIGESTION — Wild Oats Natural Marketplace and Dr. Sandy Tang present a session on how people can restore their digestive functions naturally, 7 p.m. at the Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, 500 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. Reservations and information, (310) 968-4086.

Thursday, June 24th

CHAMBER FORUM — The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce hosts a business technology forum; noon to 1 p.m. at the Santa Monica Chamber office, 501 Colorado Ave. Suite 150, Santa Monica. Space available to first 40 who reserve. Free. Information and reservations, (310) 394-1868.

Friday, June 25th

DOC TALK — The UCLA Healthcare 50-Plus Program hosts a seminar on patient rights and responsibilities and how patients can improve their communication with doctors, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Santa Monica Place Community Room, Broadway and Fourth Street, Santa Monica. Free. Information, (800) 516-5323.

Saturday, June 26th

BUDGET TRAVEL — Hostelling International-USA is conducting a World Travel 101 Workshop on Europe. Topics include planning a sensible itinerary, finding affordable accommodations and packing suitcases, 11 a.m. at the Hostelling International Travel Centre, 1434 Second St., Santa Monica. $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Information, (310) 393-3413.

ELECTION WORKSHOP — The League of Women Voters and the Santa Monica Education Fund are sponsoring a workshop on running for local elected office. Topics include becoming a candidate, campaigning and what to do after getting elected, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth St., Santa Monica. $25. Reservations and information, (310) 720-8761.

Monday, June 28th

CARPAL TUNNEL — Wild Oats Natural Marketplace and Dr. Sandy Tang presents a session on how people can learn to prevent and treat carpal tunnel syndrome, 7 p.m. at the Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, 500 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. Reservations and information, (310) 968-4086.

BIBLE SCHOOL — First Baptist Church Westchester presents a one-week Vacation Bible School for children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Snacks will be served and prizes awarded, 7 to 9 p.m. at the church, intersection of Manchester and La Tijera Blvd., Westchester. Free. Registration is today. Information, (310) 645-5755.

Tuesday, June 29th

WOMEN SPEAK — The Westside Women’s Network presents a roundtable discussion featuring a grass-roots political activist, an entrepreneur and a gangs division police officer. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Back on Broadway, 2024 Broadway, Santa Monica. Reservations required by June 21st. Payment by check or credit card. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Information, (310) 473-7897.

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