Lions Bingo Night; “Yoga Unveiled” screening at YMCA

BY GEOFF MALEMAN

The Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa will hold its board elections along with a number of other Westside neighborhood councils Sunday, April 11th.

All 31 seats of the Westchester-Playa neighborhood council’s board of directors will be up for election, but three of the seats — residential districts 9 (Westport Heights, north of 79th Street), 10 (Westport Heights, south of 79th Street) and 13 (Manchester Square) — currently have no registered candidate on the ballot.

Of the remaining 28 seats with a registered candidate, only eight are being contested.

With the candidate filing period closed, any candidates who have not filed to have their names on the printed ballot can only be elected as write-in candidates.

The following seats are currently being contested:

Lori Kuhn will face Kevin Sher for At-Large Seat No. 2; Scott Carni is on the ballot opposite current council President Cyndi Hench for At-Large Seat No. 3; Lance Williams will face Karen Kanter in the Playa del Rey Business Seat;

Kerri Mosziewicz and Sharma Henderson will vie for the Community Organization Seat, while Patricia Lyon and Renee Anglin are opposite each other on the ballot for the Income Property Owner’s Seat;

Residential Area No. 1, which includes a portion of Playa del Rey, is the site of one of only three contested battles for a residential seat. In that race, Cheryl Burnett will face Cherie Sion. In Residential Area No. 2, another Playa del Rey residential area, Terry Issac will face Steve Soo. And in Residential Area No. 6, which includes portions of Kentwood in Westchester, three candidates — John Loizeaux, Christopher Baker and Shirley Sher ——will be on the ballot;

Finally, in the Senior Citizen Seat race, Booker Pearson will face Berrien Moore.

The following candidates will run uncontested on the ballot:

Ashley Diestel, At-Large Affirmation Director; Nora MacLellan, At-Large Seat No. 1; Geoff Maleman, Westchester Business Seat; Sibyl Buchanan, Playa Vista Business Seat; Andrew Kamm, Education Seat; Sheryl Thomas-Perkins, Los Angeles World Airports Seat; Clarence Griffin, Loyola Marymount University Seat; John-David Webster, Religious Director;

Craig Eggers, Residential Area No. 3; Arlin Kahan, Residential Area No. 4; Alan Quon, Residential Area No. 5; Tony Schaffer, Residential Area No. 7; Tom Flintoft, Residential Area No. 8; Paul Radke, Residential Area No. 11; Denny Schneider, Residential Area No. 12; Alex Eychis, Residential Area No. 14; and Ted Kroeber, Residential Area No. 15.

For more information on the election and the locations of the various residential districts, please visit www.ncwpdr.org/.

LIONS BINGO NIGHT

The Venice-Marina Lions Club will hold its Fifth Annual Bingo Night at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 20th at the Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester Ave., in Playa del Rey.

Sponsored by Playa Vista, L.A. Carpet Warehouse and Graner Oil, the event will include ten games of bingo with a $100 prize per game, as well as a barbecue dinner of tri-tip and chicken presented by The Outdoor Grill. Tickets are $45 per person, and there will also be a silent auction and a variety of door prizes.

Proceeds from the event will go to benefit LAPD Pacific Area DAPS and Explorer programs, Lions Camp for Deaf Children at Teresita Pines/Wrightwood, Lions Seeing Eye Dog Programs, Lions Eye Mobile Screening Unit and other local charities.

For more information, Jann Brauer at (310) 823-7449.

YMCA SCREENS “YOGA UNVEILED”

The Westchester Family YMCA will screen “Yoga Unveiled,” a documentary that explores a comprehensive overview of the yoga tradition, at 6 p.m. Friday, February 19th at the YMCA Annex, 8020 Alverstone Ave. in Westchester.

The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with the writer and producer.

Admission is $10 per person, and proceeds will benefit the Westchester Family YMCA’s 2010 Community Support Campaign.

RSVP by contacting Mukesh Desai at (424) 298-8243.

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