Thursday, July 29th

FUNDRAISING BARBECUE — Pacific Area Boosters Association honors Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Sgt. Kelly Shea, community relations officer, at a fundraising barbecue, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the LAPD Pacific Community Police Station parking lot, 12312 Culver Blvd., Del Rey area. Donations in Shea’s name accepted. Information, (310) 202-4524.

CHAMBER ENERGY WORKSHOP — Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Environmental Affairs Committee Business Energy Workshop, sponsored by The Gas Company, Southern California Edison, the City of Santa Monica and Sustainable Works; Free. 3:30 to 6 p.m., Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth St.., Santa Monica. Registration, (310) 393-9825, ext. 10 or

Tuesday, August 3rd

SM CHAMBER WEB SITE LUNCH — Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce honors the best in Web site design at monthly luncheon; awards for best chamber member Web sites; speaker is Bill Bush of Gramercy Partners, publisher of Santa Monica Magazine and Santa Monica Business; tips on how to have a great company Web site; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Four Points by Sheraton, 530 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $25 for prepaid chamber members, $30 for other members at the door and $35 for nonmembers.

Wednesday, August 4th

CITY OF HOPE MEETING — City of Hope Marina del Rey Chapter open meeting, 7:15 p.m., Villa del Mar Apartments, 13999 Marquesas Way, Marina del Rey, (ring #285). (310) 398-1425.

Wednesday, August 11

WESTCHESTER STREETSCAPE — Westchester Streetscape Improvement Association meets to help plan the enhancement, beautification and improvement of Westchester streetscapes. The group interacts with the community and elected officials at the local, state and federal levels. 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday, Los Angeles Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski office community room, 7166 Manchester Ave., Westchester. Meetings open to the public. Information, John Ruhlen, president, (310) 641-4504.

Thursday, August 19th

CAL YACHT CLUB LUNCH — Monthly California Yacht Club yachting luncheon features a video of Capt. Irving Johnson, taken on the four-masted, 347-foot barquentine Peking, on display at New York City South Street Seaport Museum; video includes shots from the 200-foot masts during “Force Ten” stormy seas; noon happy half-hour, 12:30 p.m. buffet and 12:45 p.m. program. $12.75 includes lunch, tax, service and parking. California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 823-4567 or