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UCLA Healthcare Seeks Volunteers: Anyone interesting in learning about rewarding volunteer opportunities to help others ought to check out the Volunteer Services department, that will host an Open House from 2  to 4 p.m. on three upcoming Saturdays, also April2, and May 7, for possible volunteering at the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza in Westwood, (310) 825-6003.

Friday, March 4  Discussing the ties that bind food to Jewish tradition, University of Judaism Professor Miriyan Glazer, Mishkon Tophilo, 206 Main Street, Venice, following Friday night services, 6:30 p.m., (310) 392-3029.

Saturday, March 5

 Comix Comix, learn about graphic novels; comics to manga, Santa Monica Public Library, Montana Avenue Branch, 1704 Montana Ave., (310) 829-7081. Free Immunizations for Children and Teens, at Saint John’s Health Center, Westside Family Health Center, 1711 Ocean Park Blvd., 12:30 – 2 p.m., (310) 450-2191.

Marathon Weekend Events, including discussion, music, art lectures, quilting, craft projects and California African American Museum,  600 State Drive, Exposition Park.  Admission is free.  Parking is $6.  For more information, please call (213) 744-7432. Hostelling International – American Youth Hostels is conducting a World Travel 101 Workshop with an emphasis on Women Traveling Alone in Europe.  The workshop will be conducted at the Hostelling International Travel Centre, 1434 Second Street, 11 a.m.  Parking is available across the street from the Travel Centre.  Admission is $5 for HI-AYH members and $10 for non-members.(310) 393-3413 for additional information.

Sunday, March 6 Ballona Nature Walk sponsored by Wetlands Action Network, led by biologist Robert Roy van de Hoek.  A 2.5 hour walk, free of charge.  The only Ballona nature walk that educates about the different ecosystems that are part of the Ballona Wetlands region – lagoons, creek, sand dunes, salt marsh…all being visited now by birds on their migration flights. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing for unpredictable weather. Meet at Del Rey Lagoon Park on Pacific.  2 pm.   Call 310-821-9045 to reserve space.

Tuesday, March 8  Jewelry Making Workshop, grades 4 – 12, registration is required, Santa Monica Public Library, Fairview Branch, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 4 – 5:30 p.m., (310) 450-0443.

Wednesday, March 9

Are YOU normal? Girls aged 11 to 13 can explore the answers to these and other questions at a three-part workshop,entitled, “Moon Magic: Growing Up and Loving It.”The workshop series, part of the YWCA Santa Monica / Westside’s Girls  In Action program, will be held at the YWCA Santa Monica / Westside, 2019 14th Street, from 3:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.  Admission is free. Registration is required; space is limited.  Call the YWCA at (310) 452-3881 to register.

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