Category: Calendar Listings

Westside Happenings

Thursday, April 15 Virtual Commemoration of the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Committee will host a virtual VJAMM Commemoration via Zoom and will welcome a stellar lineup of speakers that includes U.S. Congressmember Ted Liu. Hama Sushi in Venice will once again host a VJAMM fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. Proprietor Esther Chiang will donate 10% of all dinner receipts to the VJAMM Committee for educational outreach, VJAMM maintenance, and funding the Arnold Maeda Manzanar Pilgrimage Grant. To attend, visit (Zoom meeting ID: 86774770786) Saturday, April 17 Marina del Rey Farmers Market, 8 to 9 a.m. (seniors), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (general public) This weekly outdoor event allows Westside residents to support local produce sellers and other vendors. Food from a wide variety of businesses is available for purchase. Masks are required and only 40 people are allowed to shop at any one time. Held in parking lot 11 at 14101 Panay Way. More information is available at Roads to Respect: Keeping Kids Safe, 10 to 11:30 a.m. This workshop for parents and caregivers of elementary school children focuses on how to prevent child sexual abuse and help keep kids safe. Conversations body safety should happen in every family and can be done without fear or discomfort. Presented by Kimberly R. White form the...

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Westside Happenings

Compiled by Kamala Kirk Thursday, Nov. 12 Free Flu Clinic, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Public Health will be offering free flu vaccines to those six months of age and older at the Veterans Memorial Building. 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City. The drive-thru clinic entrance will be at the west side of the parking lot of Coombs Avenue. Clinic dates and times may change. Call 213-833-2750 to confirm before. Burton Chace Park Walking Club, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Get some exercise while taking in the beautiful views of LA’s Marina at the waterfront Burton Chace Park. The club is...

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Westside Happenings: HALLOWEEN EDITION

Compiled by Caden Sullivan As the chaos of the pandemic stretches into the fall, 2020’s Halloween is becoming an individual celebration. With the communal traditions such as trick-or-treating, haunted houses or block parties discouraged this year by county health officials, locals are left with a personal decision on what’s best for their own families. Whether you’re able to attend a socially-distanced ceremony or choosing to stay in, here’s our curated list of spooky (and fun!) options for Westsiders. Oct. 29 to Oct. 31 Platform’s Socially-Distanced Celebrations In an attempt to make the celebration process fully drive-through, Platform has created...

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City & Neighborhood Council Meeting Calendar, September 2020

Joining Local Council Meetings from Home, on your Computer or Phone Compiled by Stepan Sarkisian Covid-19 is making everything more difficult, but the pandemic has made participating in your local city or neighborhood council meeting actually easier. While restrictions on in-person gatherings continue, those interested in attending and making public comments can attend their local council’s meeting on their computer or phone by using Zoom or another video conferencing platform. Zoom is an online video and audio-conferencing service that allows users to communicate remotely from the safety of home. Zoom is available through download or on your browser. You...

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Westside (Virtual) Happenings

Compiled by Stephanie Bell Friday, May 1 Venice Farmers’ Market, 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. Enjoy some fresh air while shopping for essential groceries at the Venice Farmers’ Market. 500 Venice Blvd. at Venice Way. Brewin’ with Bobby and Minka, 10 a.m. Join coffee enthusiasts Bobby and Minka of Demitasse Café for live brewing demos and tutorials every Tuesday and Friday on Instagram. Afternoon Poetry Happy Hour, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Celebrate Poetry Month with Erika Lane Enggren as she reads the poetry works of different authors and poets from around the world. Shut In & Sing, 5...

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