Rotary Club used book sale; Paseo del Rey raffle; singles group event for homeless

The LAX Kiwanis Club’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament will be held Monday, April 18 at MountainGate Country Club in Brentwood, just north of the Getty Center.

A goal of the LAX Kiwanis Club is to invest in the future of the community by supporting programs for local youths. In 2010, the organization raised over $30,000 for students from airport-area high schools, some of whom are now attending some of the finest universities in the country, according to the club.

The tournament, which is the club’s primary fundraising event, will begin with an 11:30 a.m. shotgun start, followed by live and silent auctions as well as a three-course dinner. The entry fee is $180 per player, but non-golfers may join for dinner only at a cost of $65 per person.

For more information or to reserve a spot, please call Jeff DeLarme at (310) 721-2869.


The Rotary Club of Westchester will hold its 56th Annual Used Book Sale beginning Friday, May 27 through June 4.

More than 50,000 books will be on sale at the event, which will be held in the Ralphs Westchester Village parking lot at 89th Street and Sepulveda Boulevard.

Funds raised during the sale will be used to fund the diverse projects of the club including community grants, teacher mini-grants, youth grants, YMCA Youth in Government programs, scholarships for local schools, Drug and Alcohol Awareness Programs and an Extreme Home Makeover.

Drop-off barrels are located at the Westchester YMCA, the Westchester Senior Center, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, Dr. Jeff Marshak’s office at 6225 W. 87th St. (in the Triangle area), The Real Estate Consultants at 7151 W. Manchester Ave., and at Armstrong Printing at 524 W. Arbor Vitae St., Inglewood.

The used book sale hours are as follows:

Friday, May 27 – 1 to 7 p.m.;

Saturday, May 28 to Friday, June 3 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and

Saturday, June 4 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For more information, please contact Rod Tyler at (310) 677-6132, or Mina Bharadwa at (310) 846-0030 or


Paseo del Rey Natural Science Magnet will hold its 2011 Island Raffle and Silent/Live Auction event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7 on the campus at 7751 Paseo del Rey in Playa del Rey.

The event is organized in support of the fight against childhood obesity and providing quality education to the school’s community of diverse learners. The campus will be turned into a tropical paradise with games, activities and food for the entire family.

Last year’s event helped fund the school’s physical education program and other vital programs. Celebrity host and emcee Robert Kovacik, the lead morning reporter for “Today in LA.,” and a surprise celebrity auctioneer will conduct a live auction that includes an all-inclusive trip to the Mana Island Resort on the island of Fiji.

NFL greats and other sports personalities are also scheduled to be on hand.

For more information, facebook.compaseodelreypto, or


A new singles group, FOCAS (Fellowship of Christian Adult Singles), has been formed at the University Christian Church in east Westchester.

The group began in February and recently spent a Friday night delivering blankets and food to the homeless on Venice Beach. Among the group’s activities are singles Bible study on the second and fourth Monday of each month, and a monthly social event and service project. In June, the group is planning to hold Operation Pillow Drive to collect pillows and food for the homeless on Venice Beach.

For more information, Scott Hinsche at (310) 670-4747.