Calendar of Events

November 14, 2018

SM Emeritus College Choir Performance

Come and enjoy the Santa Monica Emeritus College Choir Performance
Chorus Director: William Bryant
William Bryant has an illustrious musical background in church choral music and popular LA Motown music. He toured with Marvin Gaye and his group, and has performed with other music legends.
1:00pm – 2:00pm in the Community Room

If you have any questions and want to learn more about our events and programs please contact Lidia Magarian, Chronic Disease Prevention Program at 310/393-2721 ext. 129 or email: lidiam@ymcasm.org.

FREE underground parking available.

Start: November 14, 2018 1:00 pm
End: November 14, 2018 1:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

November 11, 2018

Veterans Day

Date: November 11, 2018

November 10, 2018

18th Street Arts Center’s 30th Anniversary Celebration!

WE THE ARTISTS | 18th Street’s 30th Anniversary Celebration! – an immersive live performance festival!

18th Street Arts Center kicks off a yearlong party celebrating 30 years as Southern California’s leading artist residency program. This evening spectacular spotlights new collaborations with 18th Street’s founding ‘compadres’ La Pocha Nostra and Highways Performance Space, and new commissions by alumni including Kenyatta AC Hinkle, Kate Johnson, Asher Hartman, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Amitis Motevalli, and more! Enjoy live performances, video installations, exhibitions, music, open artist’s studios, LA’s gourmet food trucks, and craft beer!

Start: November 10, 2018 7:00 pm
End: November 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

Bird Fest of the Santa Monica Mountains

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS) – we invite you, your family, friends, readers, families, visitors, and colleagues to the annual BIRD FEST, a great FREE event for outdoors enjoyment celebrating BIRDS! Please share this event information with anyone interested, especially educators, curious minds, and field trip organizers.

Bird Fest of the Santa Monica Mountains
Saturday, November 10, 2018
9 AM–2:30 PM

Free event, free parking!

A day to celebrate the bird! See live birds, listen to talks from local experts, take a guided bird walk, meet representatives from bird-friendly agencies, purchase gifts from local vendors, and more! Bring the kids for special family-friendly activities. Food vendors will be on-site.

Co-sponsored by Conejo Valley Audubon Society, San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society, National Park Service, and Western National Parks Association.

For more info, e-mail samo@wnpa.org or call 805-370-2302.

Start: November 10, 2018 9:00 am
End: November 10, 2018 9:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center, King Gillette Ranch
Address:
26876 Mulholland Hwy. , Calabasas, 91302
Cost: Free

November 8, 2018

The Santa Monica History Museum: Free Admission Day

The Santa Monica History Museum offers free admission once a month.

Join us Thursday, November 8th, 2018, for our next free admission day.

Admission to the museum will be free from 12:00pm to 8:00pm and includes all galleries and exhibits. We hope to see you there!

Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits. With free admission, all are welcome to visit, bring family and friends, and enjoy a day of appreciating our local history and culture.

For more information please contact (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org.

Start: November 8, 2018 12:00 pm
End: November 8, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

November 3, 2018

3rd Annual Seasons of Celebration

Commemorating seven years of providing birthday parties to homeless and foster youth, Cause for Celebration hosts Seasons of Celebrations, a fundraiser where guests have the opportunity to explore the gallery’s current art exhibit, dance to the live band Westside 6, laugh to comedian host Yassir Lester, watch live painter Ronnie Robles, enjoy beer & wine, appetizers, dessert, and bid during the live and silent auction. Seasons of Celebrations takes place on Saturday, November 3, 7:30 p.m. at Lois Lambert Gallery at Bergamot in Santa Monica.

In partnership with shelters in Southern California, Culver City-based Cause for Celebration provides birthday parties for homeless and foster youth. Birthdays are a special time of year. Yet for so many children the day passes like all the others, without any acknowledgment. We believe that children should be celebrated throughout the year, and not just during the holidays.

The evening’s host is stand-up comedian/writer/actor Yassir Lester who can be seen regularly at the Hollywood Improv and World-Famous Comedy Store and many other clubs nationwide and recently had a recurring role on the TV show Champions. The hit vocalist band Westside 6 will provide sophisticated acoustic music with rich vocal harmonies performing everything from jazz standards, to Motown, to Top 40. In addition, guests will be able to watch live painter ‘RO’ Ronnie Robles, the expressive fine artist, muralist, set designer, art therapist and accomplished illustrator create new masterpieces.

Your participation will ensure that our birthday programs for children battling homelessness will continue to have the necessary funding. A birthday party provides participants long-lasting memories of feeling special and the chance to just be a kid on their big day. At the birthday parties, children are treated to games, crafts, food, music and so much more. The day is all about building self-worth and showing each child that they are valued and deserve to be celebrated.

We hope that you will take a moment to read more about our programs and services at http://cause4celebration.org.

Start: November 3, 2018 7:30 pm
End: November 3, 2018 7:30 pm
Venue: Lois Lambert Gallery at Bergamot
Address:
2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: $60 - $100

November 1, 2018

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Confused About Medicare?

Attend our FREE Medicare 101 with our local Medicare expert, Samuel Schwartz. Our complimentary program will get you the answers you need to make an educated decision about Medicare! Bring any and all questions! We will be going over the four parts of Medicare (A, B, C and D), who is eligible, when one can enroll, and what changes to expect in the next few years.
Speaker: Medicare Expert Samuel Schwartz, Licensed Agent, License #0108442

If you have any questions and want to learn more about our events and programs please contact Lidia Magarian, Chronic Disease Prevention Program at 310/393-2721 ext. 129 or email: lidiam@ymcasm.org.

Free underground parking available during the event.

Start: November 1, 2018 12:30 pm
End: November 1, 2018 12:30 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

October 31, 2018

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Healthy Habits for Adults – How Sweet It is! Reducing Sugar in Your Diet

Healthy Habits for Adults
How Sweet It is! Reducing Sugar in Your Diet
Speaker: Miriam Caiden, MSG PhD
Director — Community Aging Resources and Education WISE & Healthy Aging
Event collaboration with LA Oasis WISE and Healthy Aging

If you have any questions and want to learn more about our events and programs please contact Lidia Magarian, Chronic Disease Prevention Program at 310/393-2721 ext. 129 or email: lidiam@ymcasm.org.

Free underground parking available during the event.

Start: October 31, 2018 12:00 pm
End: October 31, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

Halloween

Date: October 31, 2018

October 28, 2018

Santa Monica Bay Audubon: 4th Sunday Malibu Lagoon Bird Walks

SMBAS invites all to our monthly Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, held on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. FREE! Below is more info, for your use, distribution, and enjoyment! Please come out to the beach for a wonderful morning of birdwatching and friendly camaraderie! Bring binoculars if you have them; loaners available if you don’t.

Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year
SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY (SMBAS)

https://smbasblog.com

ADULT WALK 8:30 A.M. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

CHILDREN AND PARENTS WALK 10:00 A.M. – One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot. We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, _YOU MUST CALL LU (310-395-6235)_ to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)

DIRECTIONS: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.
PARKING: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

Start: October 28, 2018 8:30 am
End: October 28, 2018 8:30 am
Venue: Malibu Lagoon
Address:
3999 Cross Creek Road (PCH & Cross Creek Road), Malibu, 90265
Cost: Free

October 27, 2018

Santa Monica History Museum: Hands on History

Join us as we lead an activity that will surely be fun and informative.

Join us on Saturday, October 27th, at 11 AM.
Children and their parents are invited to this free series held monthly on a Saturday morning from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Each session will include a short, age-appropriate history lesson in the galleries followed by a related craft or activity.
Each workshop is designed to be engaging and educational for elementary age (5 – 11 years) children. Topics for the workshops will rotate throughout the year to feature relevant, seasonal lessons and activities.

RSVP is requested, but registration is also available at the door. Every workshop is offered free of charge.

By creating something with their hands related to the history topic of the month, children will further create memories based upon their history lessons. Families can expect a fun-filled learning hour at the museum!

For more information or to RSVP to the next workshop, please contact the museum at (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org.

Start: October 27, 2018 11:00 am
End: October 27, 2018 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

October 26, 2018

Monster Bash Halloween FUN-raiser

Halloween costume party at the Marriott MDR
Complimentary Cocktails – Devilishly Delicious Food- Door prizes – Costume contest – Casino Games -Silent Auction – Live DJ – Dancing – Spooktacular fun
Proceeds support our home delivered meals programs.

Party until the witching hour and support Meals on Wheels West.
Indulge in a 21+ Halloween party. Win prizes in our infamous costume party. Door prizes and casino prizes. Delicious food from Sweet Lady Jane, The Albright and other local eateries.

Start: October 26, 2018 8:00 pm
End: October 26, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: Marriott Marina Del Rey
Address:
4100 Admiralty Way, Glass Rooftop Ballroom , Marina Del Rey, 90292
Cost: $100

October 24, 2018

Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Awards and JUNK & Straws Screening

Join us as we celebrate the Santa Monica Public Library’s annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Awards with a screening of JUNK, a documentary based on Marcus Eriksen’s Green Prize Award-winning book Junk Raft. And a screening of Straws, directed by Linda Booker

The Green Prize is a book award, presented by Santa Monica’s Public Library and the Office of Sustainability and the Environment. In 2007, the Green Prize was created in order to recognize the authors, illustrators, photographers and publishers whose goal is to broaden the public’s awareness of sustainability. To date, the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature has recognized over a hundred titles.

The Films

In 2008, two sailors drifted across the N. Pacific to Hawaii on a raft made from 15,000 plastic bottles tied in old fishing nets stuffed under a Cessna 310 Aircraft. They called it JUNK, and the purpose of the 88 day, 2600 mile voyage was to build awareness and help build a movement to save our seas from plastic pollution. Edited and directed by Chris Jones, JUNK follows the journey and the back story that led to it.

With colorful straw history animation narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, Straws leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution.

Panel Discussion

A Panel discussion moderated by Benjamin Kay, Adjunct Associate Professor of Life and Environmental Sciences will follow the screening.

The panel will include Green Prize winner Marcus Eriksen PhD, Research Director The 5 Gyres Institute, Chris Jones, Director, Producer, Editor, JUNK and Amanda Grossman, Sustainability Analyst City of Santa Monica.

This event is FREE! Please reserve your seats at https://smgreenprize-filmscreening2018.eventbrite.com

Please arrive by 6:40 to guarantee you get a seats

Zero Waste Event – Enjoy the concessions, but when finished, please discard in a sustainable manner to minimize waste…ideally ZERO!

Bring Your Reusable Water Bottle! Water provided by City of Santa Monica

Ride don’t drive, if you can.

Start: October 24, 2018 7:00 pm
End: October 24, 2018 7:00 pm
Venue: Aero Theater
Address:
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, 90403
Cost: Free

October 21, 2018

Westside Food Bank’s 28th Annual 5K Hunger Walk

All are welcome at Westside Food Bank’s 28th Annual 5K Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 12 noon to 3pm. Participation is free and includes live entertainment, a family fun zone with games and activities, and the opportunity to win raffle prizes and fundraising awards. The 5K kicks off at 2pm when hundreds of participants will walk along the beachfront pedestrian path. Participants and “virtual walkers” can set up an individual or team fundraising page and reserve their free event tee shirt by registering at www.wsfb.org. The Beach Bash After Party will be at Perry’s Café (2600 Ocean Front Walk) from 3:30-5pm with a $25 ticket purchase. All proceeds benefit Westside Food Bank’s efforts to fight hunger in our community. With every dollar raised, Westside Food Bank is able to provide food for four nutritious meals, and nearly half of WSFB’s food goes to children. Dogs on leash and strollers welcome.

Start: October 21, 2018 12:00 pm
End: October 21, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Ocean View Park
Address:
2701 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

October 20, 2018

Free Santa Monica Symphony Concert

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 7:30PM
74th Season Premiere
Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra
Guido Lamell, Music Director and Conductor
Roman Kim, violin
Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Kim: Violin Concerto No. 1 in B minor
Verdi/arr. Kim: Variations on ”Brindisi” from La Traviata
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Pre-concert talk 6:30PM
Russell Steinberg, musicologist
Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica
All Santa Monica Symphony Concerts are FREE
Open seating
www.smsymphony.org
(310) 395-6330

The Santa Monica Symphony shares the spotlight of its 74th season premiere concert with award winning young violinist and YouTube sensation Roman Kim. Born in Kazakhstan and trained in Russia, Kim names both Paganini and Jimi Hendrix as major influences. The October concert marks the American premiere of Kim’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Variations on “Brindisi” from La Traviata. The concert opens with Bernstein’s exuberant Overture to Candide and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s beloved Symphony No. 4. The evening includes a pre-concert lecture by musician and composer Russell Steinberg. All Santa Monica Symphony concerts are free and ticketless. For more information, please visit: www.smSymphony.org.

Start: October 20, 2018 7:30 pm
End: October 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Venue: Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School
Address:
600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

October 18, 2018

Santa Monica History Museum: Free Admission Day

The Santa Monica History Museum offers free admission once a month.

Join us Thursday, October 18th, 2018, for our next free admission day.

Admission to the museum will be free from 12:00pm to 8:00pm and includes all galleries and exhibits. We hope to see you there!

Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits. With free admission, all are welcome to visit, bring family and friends, and enjoy a day of appreciating our local history and culture.

For more information please contact (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org

Start: October 18, 2018 12:00 pm
End: October 18, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

October 16, 2018

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Challenge Your Brain — Mental Fitness!

Come and get fit! Give your brain a workout with Cydney!
Challenge your brain to work in ways you didn’t imagine. If you got your physical exercise today, now’s the time to give your brain exercise!
Presented by Cydney Kaplan, Recreational Therapist

If you have any questions and want to learn more about our events and programs please contact Lidia Magarian, Chronic Disease Prevention Program at 310/393-2721 ext. 129 or email: lidiam@ymcasm.org.

Free underground parking available during the event.

Start: October 16, 2018 1:00 pm
End: October 16, 2018 1:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

October 13, 2018

Santa Monica History Museum: New Exhibit Opening

On Saturday, October 13th, the Santa Monica History Museum invites you to join us for our newest exhibition, “From Biplanes to Bombers: Santa Monica Airport’s First Fifty Years, 1917-1967.” The museum will present the early history of the airport and its development over the years. Photographs of the World Cruisers, Amelia Earhart, and Douglas employees will be shown. Artifacts on display will include Douglas Aircraft plane parts, radios, and flight suits.

Once known as Clover Field, Santa Monica Airport’s usage as a landing strip dates to at least 1917. Airplane mania hit Santa Monica in the 1910s, with spirited young locals building homemade flying machines in their garages. Cecil B. DeMille wrote about learning to fly at Clover Field in his autobiography; the airport was also used as a location for silent films. Douglas Aircraft’s rapid development in Santa Monica in the early-1920s led the company to produce the airplanes that would complete the first Round the World Flight in 1924. Three of the open-cockpit World Cruiser planes left Clover Field in Santa Monica and returned intact to beat out other countries vying for the title.

In 1929, Clover Field hosted another first—the first all-female air race in the United States. Pilots included famed aviators such as Amelia Earhart and Bobbi Trout. It became known as the Powder Puff Derby. The Douglas plant at SMO continued to grow, employing many Santa Monicans and developing the neighborhood around the airport. World War II saw a protective camouflage covering envelope the airport to protect Douglas’ essential work for the military from enemy eyes. Douglas was famous for manufacturing the DC passenger and airmail planes as well as the B-19 bomber and other military aircraft integral to Allied success in World War II.

The museum, and this exhibition, are open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays noon to 8:00 PM, and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The museum is closed Sundays and Mondays. General admission for adults is $10.00 ($15 for 2 adults) and $5.00 for seniors & students. Veterans, active-duty military, children 12 and under, and Santa Monica History Museum members receive free admission. Please direct questions to John Klopping, Museum Manager, at (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org.

Start: October 13, 2018 10:00 am
End: October 13, 2018 10:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: See description

October 11, 2018

Coastal Connections 4

The evening of October 11th, in the light of the setting sun, The Bay Foundation will celebrate Coastal Connections 4. The event will feature all the rides and fun of Pacific Park, as well as a cocktail reception and dinner honoring CA State Senator Ben Allen, Fran Diamond – LA Regional Water Control Board, and the California State Coastal Conservancy.

For 30 years, The Bay Foundation has served the people and wildlife of coastal Los Angeles. We created LA’s first wild beach full of plants and wildlife near the Annenberg Beach House. We’ve spent over 8,000 hours SCUBA diving to restore the kelp forests off Palos Verdes and opened a research laboratory to recover abalone before they are lost to extinction. We launched the Coastal Research Institute at LMU, creating a hub that will drive the green innovation LA needs to remain the icon of the California Dream in this century. We welcome and need your support.

Start: October 11, 2018 5:30 pm
End: October 11, 2018 5:30 pm
Venue: Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
Address:
380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $100

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Active with Arthritis

During this educational seminar you will learn the basics of arthritis, the
common types, things that may affect arthritis, at home and doctor
prescribed remedies. How a person can stay active with arthritis and more.
Provided by the Arthritis Foundation.

If you have any questions and want to learn more about our events and programs please contact Lidia Magarian, Chronic Disease Prevention Program at (310) 393-2721 ext. 129 or email: lidiam@ymcasm.org.

Free underground parking available during the event.

Start: October 11, 2018 12:30 pm
End: October 11, 2018 12:30 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

October 9, 2018

A Matter of Balance 8-week FREE program

8-Week Program — Group will meet every Tuesday starting October 9th, 2018
Time: 1pm – 3pm

Fall Prevention
An award-winning, evidence-based program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Anyone worried about falls
Anyone interested in improving
balance, flexibility and strength
Anyone who has fallen

Santa Monica Family YMCA in collaboration with WISE &Healthy Aging Program

If you have any questions and want to learn more about our events and programs please contact Lidia Magarian, Chronic Disease Prevention Program at 310/393-2721 ext. 129 or email: lidiam@ymcasm.org.

Free underground parking available during the program.

Start: October 9, 2018 1:00 pm
End: October 9, 2018 1:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

October 8, 2018

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Navigating Life’s Transitions

Do you ever feel that you are constantly adjusting and adapting to the needs and wants of other people? You’re not alone. Girls and women seem to be expected to navigate life’s transitions without question or complaint: hormonal and other physical changes, career decisions and interruptions, relationship issues, changes in marital status, caring for children and other family members, medical illnesses (ours and others). Too many of these can cause burnout, overwhelm, stress, anxiety, depression, and an overall sense that what you do doesn’t matter.
In this interactive class, participants review and honor their own life transitions and practice mindful meditation as a way to navigate future transitions with more awareness, acceptance, self-care, and calm.
Speaker: Linda England is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Mindfulness facilitator. She has a master’s degree in clinical psychology.

If you have any questions and want to learn more about our events and programs please contact Lidia Magarian, Chronic Disease Prevention Program at (310) 393-2721 ext. 129 or email: lidiam@ymcasm.org.

FREE underground parking available during the event.

Start: October 8, 2018 1:00 pm
End: October 8, 2018 1:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

October 6, 2018

4th Annual Off The Hook Seafood Fest

The 4th annual OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival celebrates National Seafood Month on the iconic Santa Monica Pier with tastings from the city’s best seafood restaurants and chefs, live music, oyster shucking competition, sustainable seafood VIP Lounge and more. This seafood-loving food fest is 100% free of single-use plastics and benefits the Surfrider Foundation who helps to keep our oceans, waves and beaches clean. Tickets available at www.offthehookseafoodfest.com.

Start: October 6, 2018 3:00 pm
End: October 6, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Address:
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: GA: $50 - $65 VIP: $75 - $90

October 4, 2018

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Are you Breast Aware?

October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Are you Breast Aware?
This presentation will cover the risks, screening, and prevention of breast cancer.
Speaker: Ana M. Rocha, MSN, AGNP, RN
Cancer Survivorship Program at Providence Saint John’s Health Center

If you have any questions and want to learn more about our events and programs please contact Lidia Magarian, Chronic Disease Prevention Program at (310) 393-2721 ext. 129 or email: lidiam@ymcasm.org

FREE underground parking available during the event.

Start: October 4, 2018 12:00 pm
End: October 4, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

September 26, 2018

Human Rights Watch presents “Naila and the Uprising”

Human Rights Watch is excited to host the Los Angeles premiere of Naila and the Uprising on September 26th and we hope to see you there! By looking at the little-known yet instrumental role of women during the First Intifada, the movie opens a window into issues still at stake in today’s conflict in Israel and Palestine.

Join us starting at 6:15 pm at Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre for Mediterranean food and drinks and stay after the movie for an engaging discussion with director Julia Bacha, producer Rula Salameh, and Human Rights Watch’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Division Eric Goldstein.

— Justin, Perrine, Kristin, and Jessica
Your HRW Los Angeles team

6:15 pm | Doors open; Hors-d’oeuvres & drinks
7:00 pm | Movie, followed by Q&A
8:45 pm | Light dessert reception

When an uprising breaks out in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in 1987, a young woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family, and freedom. Naila and the Uprising chronicles the remarkable real-life journey of Naila Ayesh, a key figure in the First Intifada, which forced the world to recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination for the first time. Using evocative animation, intimate interviews, and exclusive archival footage, this film tells the story the mainstream media missed: of a courageous clandestine women’s movement at the head of Palestinians’ struggle for freedom, bringing out of anonymity the courageous women activists whose contributions and sacrifices changed history, but whose stories have remained untold until now.

“Stories like Naila’s remind us of a third way: one of nonviolent resistance led by self-reliant, democratic, gender-equal communities.” — The Nation

All attendees are invited to stay after the screening for a Q & A followed by a dessert reception with panelists …

Julia Bacha
Director, Naila and the Uprising

Eric Goldstein
Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa Division
Human Rights Watch

Rula Salameh
Producer, Naila and the Uprising

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General tickets are $30 and student tickets are $15. Tickets are unreserved and seating is first-come, first-served.
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For further information, please contact Perrine Vaillant 
(310) 477-5540 | perrine.vaillant@hrw.org

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Human Rights Watch Film Club

Through regularly scheduled screenings and discussions, Human Rights Watch’s Film Club in Los Angeles creates a forum to advance awareness of human rights issues and empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference.

For 40 years, Human Rights Watch has been at the forefront of the international human rights movement, investigating human rights abuses and exposing the truth in order to bring about deep-rooted change. Around the globe we work in tandem with local activists who often put their lives at risk to protect the rights and dignity of others.

Start: September 26, 2018 6:15 pm
End: September 26, 2018 6:15 pm
Venue: Aero Theatre
Address:
1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, 90403
Cost: $15 - $30

September 16, 2018

Santa Monica History Museum: Back and Into the Future

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The Santa Monica History Museum is hosting its annual Gala Tribute Dinner at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows on Sunday, September 16th at 5:00pm. 

Guests will be able to participate in a silent auction, as well as enjoy dinner and cocktails. With this year’s theme, “Back and Into the Future,” we celebrate and honor the men and women on our past Board who spearheaded and ran the Capital Campaign raising the funds needed to open the doors to our Museum’s new home. Please join us in support of our tribute and celebrate our honorees for their outstanding community support throughout Santa Monica’s history – Kristina Andresen; Joe Deering; Jean Ann Holbrook; Iao Katagiri; Misti Kerns; James Parr, Jr.; Nat Trives; Jean McNeil Wyner; and special honoree Bob Holbrook. Bob Holbrook will receive the Louise B. Gabriel Award.

The Louise B. Gabriel Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to, and passion for, preserving the history of Santa Monica.

Dinner tickets are $175 per person.  For sponsorship or donation information, please contact John Klopping, (310)395-2290, jklopping@santamonicahistory.org

Start: September 16, 2018 5:00 pm
End: September 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows
Address:
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $175

September 15, 2018

Santa Monica History Museum: Free Children’s Workshop

This month’s Hands on History will be learning about Fire Awareness. Join us as we lead an insightful activity.
Join us on Saturday, September 15th, at 11 AM.
Children and their parents are invited to this free series held monthly on a Saturday morning from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Each session will include a short, age-appropriate history lesson in the galleries followed by a related craft or activity.
Each workshop is designed to be engaging and educational for elementary age (5 – 11 years) children. Topics for the workshops will rotate throughout the year to feature relevant, seasonal lessons and activities.
RSVP is requested, but registration is also available at the door. Every workshop is offered free of charge.
By creating something with their hands related to the history topic of the month, children will further create memories based upon their history lessons. Families can expect a fun-filled learning hour at the museum!
For more information or to RSVP to the next workshop, please contact the museum at  (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org

Start: September 15, 2018 11:00 am
End: September 15, 2018 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

September 13, 2018

Santa Monica History Museum: Free Admission Day

The Santa Monica History Museum offers free admission on the second Thursday of each month. 
Join us Thursday, September 13th, 2018, for our next free admission day.
Admission to the museum will be free from 12:00pm to 8:00pm and includes all galleries and exhibits. We hope to see you there!
Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits. With free admission, all are welcome to visit, bring family and friends, and enjoy a day of appreciating our local history and culture.
For more information please contact (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org

Start: September 13, 2018 12:00 pm
End: September 13, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

September 8, 2018

Communitas Awards Dinner

You are invited to join us in affirmation of the power of community and to honor those who make a difference and inspire others. We honor these outstanding individuals who embody and elevate the spirit of community: Margaret Prescod: Long-time, grassroots activist and producer of Sojourner Truth on KPFK. LASAC: Los Angeles Student Activist Coalition – High School students working against gun violence and other injustices. Donna Brown and Ayanna and Yonathan Parker: A family that supports people in need and works to create a better world for all. Mila Cuda: Master of Ceremonies. To Commemorate this being the 20th year, special honors will be given to all past honorees present.

4:30 Gathering/ Social Time (Outside)

5:00 Dinner (Outside)

6:00 Program Begins (Inside)

7:30 – 9:30 Dancing with DJ Fran (Inside)

Ad Space is available for purchase.  $300 for a quarter page, $500 for a half page and $1,000 for a full page.
To donate an item for the Raffle contact Janet McKeithen at minister@CIOP4Justice.org before August 10th.

Start: September 8, 2018 4:30 pm
End: September 8, 2018 4:30 pm
Venue: The Church in Ocean Park
Address:
235 Hill Street, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: $75 - $1,000

September 6, 2018

Sustainable Works Eco Star Awards

Support Sustainable Works by Joining Us in Celebration of Our 2018 Eco Star Winners!

Join us for a fun and interactive evening to bolster the growth of Sustainable Works in a casual, enjoyable atmosphere and celebrate the work and dedication of influential environmental leaders and sustainability advocates. You will meet area leaders, Sustainable Works Eco Stars, who are being honored for their valuable contributions to a sustainable future. You’ll also have an opportunity to mix with others who, like you, have a strong interest in the environment and sustainability.

Organic food catered by Uplifters Kitchen. www.uplifterskitchen.com

Complimentary beer and wine.

• Saving the environment • Saving money

Let’s get to the next level, you can help. Please join us!

Purchase Tickets Here!

Sustainable Works Announces 2018 Eco Star Award Recipient – Senator Ben Allen

We’re excited to confirm that Senator Ben Allen will attend and receive the Community Champion Award. California State Senator Ben Allen was elected in 2014 to represent the 26th Senate District, which consists of the Westside, Hollywood and coastal South Bay communities of Los Angeles County.

Ben truly is an Eco Star!

Meet Our Other Eco Star Awardees:

Bonnie Nixon, Environmental Evangelist and Human Rights Advocate. Bonnie is an incredible veteran leader in sustainability with 30+ years transforming corporate sustainability and supply chain, including leading consortium of fortune 500s.

Earth Friendly Products (ECOS), Family owned and operated since 1967, Earth Friendly Products is the maker of over 200 environmentally friendly products that are safer for people, pets and the planet. Made with plant-powered ingredients, ECOS™ cleaners are thoughtfully sourced, free of dyes, pH balanced, readily biodegradable, easily recyclable and never tested on animals. Earth Friendly Products is a primary manufacturer that makes its own products in sustainable manufacturing facilities located across the U.S; including California.

Start: September 6, 2018 6:30 pm
End: September 6, 2018 6:30 pm
Venue: Capital One Café
Address:
401 Broadway, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $50
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