Volunteers Needed to Teach Memory Training The UCLA Center on Aging seeks volunteer trainers to present its Memory Training course at local venues. Volunteers will complete 10 hours of training given by a geriatric psychologist. Memory Training is a five-week course that teaches practical techniques for enhancing memory ability. The course is designed for people with age-related memory problems, and is presented by two trained volunteers to groups of 15 to 25 participants. For further information on how to become a volunteer memory trainer, please contact the UCLA Center on Aging at (310) 794-0676.
Thursday, August 18
Conversations At Leon’s, 7 p.m., singles group combining discussion, every Thursday at 7 p.m., 639 26th Street, S.M. just north of Montana, (310) 393-4616. ConverseatLeons@yahoo.com, $17.00 / $15.00 with reservations by noon Thursday, includes light dinner, wine and soft drinks, dessert and coffee after the program.
Saturday, August 20
Santa Monica Quilt Show, also Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., West Los Angeles College, 9000 Overland Ave., Culver City, $7, (310) 393-9287.
Smart Space, a new creative arts center for kids, classes, workshops, parties, art lounge, free class demos for belly dancing, puppet making, dance, and more, all activities are free and appropriate for children ages 1 – 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., (310) 827-2458.
Sunday, August 21
The Spirit of Imagination Festival, music, art and theater, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., 1:00-4:00 p.m. $5 and children 3 and over are $3. Grandparents, members and children two and under are free. (Tickets can be bought at the door), (323) 761-8998 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, August 23
Car Wash – Youth volunteers will be washing cars from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the parking lot at the Santa Monica chapter of the American Red Cross, 1450 11th Street in Santa Monica. Money raised will go towards supporting a wide range of youth activities at the chapter. 310-394-3773 or online at www.redcrossofsantamonica.org.