December 16, 2017
SANTA MONICA’S BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE PIER. Outdoor craft market with a unique flair!
Odd Market on The Pier returns for our 2nd year bringing even more great family fun than before with over 80 local artists, makers, crafters & designers plus 3 food trucks. Perfect for all ages. Pets are welcome. Bring a blanket and your appetite. Sponsored by LA Weekly. Free admission and parking is available on the pier and under the pier.
Located on the West Half of the Pier
Bring your family and friends and spend the day
Over 80 pop-up shops
Live Music and Guest DJ’s.
Easy Parking. On the Pier and Below.
Ho Ho Ho! The merriest night of the year in Santa Monica – the 9th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl – returns Saturday Dec. 16th at 5 PM! Join thousands of crawlers spreading merry good cheer throughout the city and raising money for the Westside Food Bank. Last year’s event raised more than $20,000…enough for 100,000 meals! Choose between the Pier, Promenade, Main St. & Wilshire routes, get your tickets, and celebrate the holidays at the SANTA crawl. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of for the SMPC official wristband, which gives you access to food and drink specials at all of the participating bars on your route. Don’t miss the official SMPC after party at Wokcano after you’ve visited all the bars on your route!
All participants are asked to dress in Santa/Holiday attire, either individually or in teams, so that the streets of Santa Monica remain merry and bright. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual-santa-monica-pub-crawl-tickets-32598986446?aff=es2
December 24, 2017
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)
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.
December 25, 2017
January 1, 2018
February 15, 2018
Westside Family Health Center’s annual fundraiser will feature gourmet food, drinks, silent auction, dancing, music and more. Early bird tickets are $100 increasing to $125 after February 1 and sponsorships range from $250 – $20,000.
All proceeds will benefit WFHC, a non-profit community health center that has been an integral part of the community for 43 years.
The event has been generously sponsored by individuals and businesses and more sponsorship opportunities are available.