Thursday, July 1st

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.

Saturday, July 3rd

SANTA MONICA COLLEGE FIREWORKS — The 75th annual Santa Monica College “Celebrate America” show sponsored by the college and Santa Monica community groups; includes live music, exhibits, food stands and fireworks show; doors open at 5 p.m., Dan Crow and the Thunderwear Band at 6 p.m, House Brew band at 7 p.m., USC Marching Band at 8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks. Gates close at 8:45 p.m. Santa Monica College Corsair Field, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Free but donations sought. Parking, $5. Information, 434-3001.

Sunday, July 4th

WESTCHESTER JULY 4TH PARADE — The Westchester-LAX/Marina del Rey Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Westchester July 4th Parade; starts at noon at Loyola Boulevard and Manchester Avenue, continues north on Loyola Boulevard to Loyola Marymount University campus. Sponsored by Decron Properties, Playa Vista and Cripps-Crockett Realty. Information from the chamber, (310) 645-5151.

MARINA DEL REY FIREWORKS —The County Department of Beaches and Harbors presents the annual Marina del Rey fireworks over the Marina main channel; radio station KXLU (88.9 FM) choreographs patriotic music that can be heard over loudspeakers at Burton Chace Park, channel end of Mindanao Way. Other viewing areas include Fisherman’s Village and waterfront areas in the Marina. 9 p.m. Information, Marina del Rey Visitor Center,

(310) 305-9545.

Monday, July 5th

YOGA NIGHT — The Heart Touch project hosts yoga night Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 3400 Airport Ave. #42, Santa Monica. $10 suggested minimum donation.

Information, (310) 663-1694.

Wednesday, July 7th

CITY OF HOPE — The Marina del Rey Chapter of the City of Hope Hospital hosts an open meeting to discuss health and hospital issues, 7:15 p.m. at the Villa del Mar Apartments clubhouse, 13999 Marquesas Way, Marina del Rey. Free. Ring #285 to enter the complex. Information, (310) 398-1425.

Thursday, July 8th

SIERRA PICNIC — The Sierra Club hosts a potluck picnic and classical concert. The club suggests guests bring warm clothes, food for eight, beverages, cups, plates, utensils. 6 p.m., at Burton Chace Park, 13640 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. Information, (310) 821-1609.

Friday, July 9th

ASTRONOMY CLUB — The Santa Monica Amateur Astronomy Club presents Susan Stolovy, discussing “The Universe Like You Have Never Seen It: New Results from the Spitzer Space Telescope”; 7:30 p.m., New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. Information, (310) 490-7727 or

Saturday, July 10th

SIERRA CLUB — A four-mile sunset and moonlight walk along the Marina Beach and Venice Canals for singles and couples; includes dinner. 6:30 p.m. at Public Parking Lot 13 on Via Marina. Information, (310) 305-9391.


HEALING FESTIVAL — 20-minute readings including tarot, past lives, career, palm, love life, money and aura. Readings $8 or three for $20. Admission and healings are free. 1 to 4 p.m. at 1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. Information, (310) 587-3536.

Tuesday, July 13th

LOS ANGELES COMPUTER SOCIETY — Rick Eaton of the Simon Wiesenthal Center discusses terror and hate on the Internet and how terrorists use the Internet; 7 p.m., at the Fellowship Hall, 8065 Emerson Ave., Westchester. Open help forums for PC beginners at 6 p.m. Free. Information, (310) 289-7177 or