Silver Seminar Series to address senior volunteer opportunities Westside Voices concert; Lend Me a Tenor; Visitation School food truck night
By Geoff Maleman
Four local non-profits have teamed up to provide local seniors with a series of free, monthly seminars focusing on a variety of issues.
Organized by EmpowerTech, Airport Marina Counseling Service, the YMCA and Westchester Playa Village, the Silver Seminar Series will hold its next event from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the Westchester Family YMCA Annex at 8020 Alverstone St. in Westchester.
The event will focus on volunteer opportunities and will allow seniors to discover opportunities in Westchester and Playa del Rey for helping others through voluntary acts of kindness.
Upcoming Silver Seminars include Preventing Falls (Sept. 24), Services Provided by EmpowerTech and Westchester Playa Village (Oct. 22), Dealing with the Holiday Blues (Nov. 19) and Holiday Dance Gala (Dec. 12).
Information, the Welcome Center at the Westchester Family YMCA at (310) 670-4316.
THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE
The Westchester-based a-cappella group Westside Voices will present “The Envelope, Please,” an a-cappella adaptation of Academy Award-winning songs, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 in the Fellowship Hall of Westchester United Methodist Church, 8065 Emerson Ave.
The event will also include a variety of star-studded surprises.
Westside Voices is comprised of solo and choral singers from throughout the area with a repertoire from jazz to classical, from Madrigals to world music, from Doo-Wop to holiday music.
Admission is free, though a voluntary donation of $10 per person is suggested. A dessert reception follows. To reserve seats, Penny at (310) 670-3777.
LEND ME A TENOR
The Kentwood Players’ production of Lend Me a Tenor continues through Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave.
On a historic night at the Cleveland Opera Company, world-famous tenor Tito Merelli is set to perform Otello. Through a series of mishaps, misunderstandings and mistaken identities, Tito receives a double dose of tranquilizers, causing the house manager and his timid assistant to believe he is dead and setting off a chain reaction of slapstick and hilarious escapades.
The production promises a fun and laugh-filled evening.
Tickets are $18 per person with a $2 discount for seniors, students and military. Reservations are required.
To purchase tickets, (310) 645-5156 between 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Information, www.kentwoodplayers.org.
Kentwood Players’ upcoming shows include: Little Shop of Horrors from Sept. 13 through Oct. 19 and It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play from Nov. 8 through Dec. 14.
VISITATION FOOD TRUCK NIGHT
Visitation School will host “C.S.I. – Cuisine Scene Incredible,” a food truck event,
from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 at 8740 S. Emerson Ave. in Westchester.
At least 14 gourmet food trucks, including favorites like Meat the Greek, Border Grill and Ragin’ Cajun, will highlight the event that will also include a performance by the rock band Good Cop, Bad Cop.
The event will also feature O’Malley’s Pub (serving beer, wine, margaritas), the Dessert Stop Café (serving bakery goods and ice cream treats), magicians Fantastic Fig & Newton, “Hoop Dancing with Josie,” Melissa’s Airbrush Tattoos, Euro Soccer by Coach Denver, and movie screenings at 6 p.m. (“The Great Mouse Detective”) and 7:30 p.m. (“The Pink Panther,” featuring Steve Martin).
In addition, Visitation School, participating food trucks and event sponsors will be providing complimentary dinners to the 387th Quartermaster Corps, whose mission is to search for and recover the remains of fallen soldiers on the battlefield. The public can contribute to the effort as well by visiting www.visitationschool.org.
At 8 p.m., the event will feature a special recognition event to honor the 387th Quartermaster Corps, veterans and members of the military who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Information, Terry O’Connor at (310) 994-9904.