Thursday, January 19
The Life of CS Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia, six week class begins, Thursday evenings from 7 – 8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th Street, Fireside Room, (310) 393-8258, ext. 103.
Friday, January 20
Live Reading of selections from the play “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller with a discussion to follow, Readers Theater, Pt. Dume Mobile Home Park, 29500 West Heathercliff Road in Malibu, call Virginia, (310) 457-7839.
Saturday, January 21
Workshop: Tiny Books for Tiny Tots. 1:30-3 – at the Pump Station, 2451 Wilshire Blvd. $25. (310) 858-1442.
Saturday, January 21
Creativity Retreat Day for Women with arts, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Retreat will be held at the Malibu Canyon Labyrinth – all art materials and gourmet lunch provided. No prior art or labyrinth experience required. (310) 459-1948.
Where Do I Put the Apostrophe, the Independent Writers of Southern California present the return of a popular grammar seminar, “Where Do I Put The Apostrophe?” at The Writers Store, 2040 Westwood Blvd., 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $35 ($15 for members). 1-(877) 799-WRITE [799-7483], or see www.iwosc.org.
Meditation Techniques, breathing, vocalizing, chanting, movements, visualizations, and postured, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., The Wellness Community – West LA, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1040, (310) 314-2555.
World Travel 101 – Budget Travel Workshop, Europe by Rail, 11:00 a.m. Hostelling International – USA is conducting a World Travel 101 Workshop on European Rail. Hostelling International Travel Centre, 1434 Second Street, Parking is available across the street from the Travel Centre. Admission is $5 for HI-AYH members and $10 for non-members. Call (310) 393-3413 for reservations.
Sunday, January 22
Pianist Louis Durra will play a jazz concert with his trio on Sunday, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, 1260 18th St. (on the corner of 18th and Arizona) in Santa Monica. $10 will be accepted at the door. (310) 403-8627.
Reed Park, the “Hearts of Peace,” Sangha plans monthly walks in different locations, 2 p.m. (818) 385-1355.
Tuesday, January 24
Celebrity Meet & Greet / Charity Auction, to benefit the Spirit Haven Center – An alternative energy community center – powered by geothermal, wind and solar power. Art, collectibles, and antiques. www.SpiritHavenCenter.org. Monsoon Cafe’ 1212 Third Street Promenade — Cross Street: Wilshire Blvd.
Wednesday, January 25
“Faith & Reason: Theology Uncorked” UCLA Outreach – 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., “Saints and Gender in Christian Spirituality” – Professor Charlene Villa señor Black of UCLA’s Department of Art History examines how saints’ cults such as the Holy Family, St. Joseph, St. Anne and the Virgin Mary create, define and uphold gender roles, both historically and today. Her talk draws from her new book, Creating the Cult of St. Joseph: Art and Gender in the Spanish Empire (Princeton University Press, 2006). Wine & cheese reception precedes the presentation.(818) 997-4166 or [email protected] Alban’s Episcopal Church is at 580 Hilgard Ave., across from the UCLA campus, 310-208-6516 or http://stalbanswestwood.com
Sha’arei Am: The Santa Monica Synagogue presents Adult Education Program: “Living with Loss and Bereavement”, The Santa Monica Synagogue will present as part of eries: “Living with Loss and Bereavement,” 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. (310) 453-4276.