Thursday, July 15th

BOARD OF DIRECTORS — The Westchester/LAX-Marina del Rey Chamber of Commerce board of directors will meet, 7:30 a.m., at the chamber office, 6151 Century Blvd., Suite 514, Westchester. Free. Information, (310) 645-5151.

QUALITY TALK — A free course in personal communication called “Scrimmage”; 7 p.m. , 601 Ninth St., Santa Monica. Open to the public. Information, (310) 578-6536.

Friday, July 16th

MEMBERSHIP/NETWORKING — The Membership/Networking Committee of the Westchester/LAX-Marina del Rey Chamber of Commerce meets; 8 a.m. at the chamber office, 6151 Century Blvd., Suite 514, Westchester. Free. Information, (310) 645-5151.

FARMERS MARKET REMEMBRANCE — The Santa Monica Bay Interfaith Council will hold a Farmers Market Remembrance Community Service to note the July 17th, 2003 incident when an 86-year-old man drove his car into the farmers market, killing ten. In lieu of flowers and other offerings, the church suggests that the community bring nonperishable foods to benefit the Westside Foodbank. 1:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica. Free. Information,

Saturday, July 17th

TEEN COUNCIL — The Playa Vista Library Teen Council will hold its monthly meeting to discuss library programs for youths 11 to 18 years old, 2 p.m., at the Playa Vista Library, 6400 Playa Vista Drive, Playa Vista. Free. Information, (310) 437-6680.

BEGONIA SHOW AND SALE — The Westchester Begonia Society and the American Begonia Society host the 45th Annual Begonia Show and Sale, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6323 W. 80th St., Westchester. Admission is free. Information, (310) 670-4471 or

Sunday, July 18th

“OUT OF GAS” — The United Methodist Women and The Social Concerns Committee present “Out of Gas,” a discussion by Professor David Goodstein about how oil might not be available in the next decade; 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church Simkins Hall, 1008 11th St., Santa Monica. Free. Information, (310) 207-5228.

Monday, July 19th

AFRICAN WILDLIFE — Alice Spring will present videos and slides of African wildlife in Serengeti National Park, the Virunga Mountain Range and the wetlands of Botswana for the Airport-Marina Group of the Sierra Club. 7:45 p.m., Burton Chace Park Community Building, 13640 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. Information, (310) 207-6902.

Thursday, July 22nd

JULY MIXER — The Westchester/ LAX-Marina del Rey Chamber of Commerce July mixer, 6 p.m. at Poolside Crescent Park East, 5710 Crescent Park E., Playa Vista. $25 for nonmembers. (310) 645-5151.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS — Bayside District Corp. of the Third Street Promenade board of directors meets at 6 p.m., Bayside District Corporation offices, 1351 Third Street Promenade, Suite 201. Information, (310) 393-8355.

Saturday, July 24th

MOONLIGHT ON THE MARSH — Friends of Ballona Wetlands presents the Second Annual Moonlight on the Marsh, featuring food, contemporary jazz by the John Hammond Quintet at 5:30 p.m. at the Ballona Wetlands, Playa del Rey. Casual attire. Participants are urged to dress warmly; flat shoes recommended. Valet parking. For Information call The New Philanthropy Group, (310) 899-9191.