The Pacific Resident Theatre will kick off the celebration for the Venice High School centennial with two community events featuring high school alumni Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1 and 2.

Beginning at 7 p.m. March 1, Venice High graduates from 1939 to 1960 will share memories of their experiences as students during an event at the Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. A display of archival materials will open at 6 p.m.

The Centennial Committee will have displays of old Gondolier yearbooks, and old issues of the Oarsman newsletters, plus large display boards of 100 years of Venice High photos and graphics. Centennial souvenirs will also be available.

No reservations are required. A $5 donation is suggested at the door. Information, (310) 822-8392.

Headlining a Pacific Resident Theatre event at 7 p.m. March 2 is 1939 Venice High graduate John Quincy Tabor, who will share memories along with other family members with displays of photos over 100 years. Display of archival materials will begin at 6 p.m.

Tabor, who will turn 90 this year, began the high school news column “Through the Venetian Blinds” and in 1942 became the area’s first African-American lifeguard. He plans to bring memorabilia including the bell of the yacht Sultana.

No reservations are required. A $5 donation is suggested at the door.

Information for both events, (310) 822-8392, www.pacificresidenttheatre.com.

The Venice High School centennial events and parade are scheduled during the weekend of June 25 and 26.

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