Volunteers Wanted with Crohn’s Disease – Approximately 500,000 Americans are estimated to suffer from Crohn’s disease and may be eligible to participate in new clinical trials taking place around the country. These Phase 3 trials are evaluating the drug LEUKINE® (sargramostim) in Crohn’s disease. Patients interested in learning if they qualify for these trials can visit www.noveltrials.com or call toll-free 866-NOVELCD Monday through Friday between 7 am and 4 pm Pacific Time.
Meals on Wheels, more volunteers urgently needed, to drive between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, to volunteer, call (310) 394-7558.
Thursday, June 23
Understanding Communication Challenging Behaviors, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, 7 – 9 p.m., Home Instead Senior Care, Pacific Garden, 851 Second Street, (310) 477-8300.
Saturday, June 25
Festival of Gems, presented by the Culver City Rock & Mineral Club, Culver City Veterans Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Ave., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., free admission & parking, (310) 314-1203.
Sunday, June 26
Coffee and Movie Night, meet at AMC theatre, 3rd and Arizona, 11:30 a.m., (310) 512-7871.
UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 2 – 4 p.m., Marymount High School, Cantwell Hall 10643 Sunset Blvd. (north of UCLA, just east of the 405 highway).
Monday, June 27
Evening of Education: Employment, Health Insurance, Government Benefits and Mental Ilness, What You Need to Know, Louis Jolyon West Auditorium at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, 720 Westwood Plaza, admission is free, parking is $7, (310) 794-9584.
Tuesday, June 28
The Evening Adult Reading Group meets at 6 p.m., in the community room to discuss “The Death of Vishnu,” Friends of the Kaufman Brentwood Branch Library, 11820 San Vicente Blvd., (310) 472-0163.
Free Advancing Healthy Aging Lecture: Chinese Medicine & Heart Health, Yo San University (3rd floor UTM room), 13315 W. Washington Blvd. (310) 577-3000 ext. 20, www.advancing-healthy-aging.org.
Promoting Healthy Attachments between Parent/Child, Workshop to be held at NCJW/LA, 543 N. Faifax Ave., 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., (323) 655-3807.
Singles Restaurant Dinner, Hop Li’s Chinese Restaurant, 4730 Lincoln Blvd., Marina Del Rey, 7 p.m., $4 + dinner, (310) 827-1441.
Wednesday, June 29
Buzz Aldrin with read and autograph “Reaching for the Moon,” 10:30 a.m. – noon, ages 6 and up, Children’s Book World, 10580 ? Pico Blvd., (310) 559-BOOK.