WATCH US SOAR” SILENT AUCTION AND DINNER DANCE TO BENEFIT JOHN MUIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL“Watch Us Soar” Silent Auction and Dinner Dance, buffet dinner catered by Duck Duck Mousse; live entertainment from jazz pianist Tom Regis; dancing to hits spun by DJ Café Con Leche, exceptional Silent Auction with intriguing items and great deals! Friday, February 24: 6 to 7p.m. – Open Wine Bar 7 to 11 – Silent Auction, Buffet Dinner & Dessert, Music and Dancing The Victorian at Heritage Square, 2640 Main Street, Santa Monica (free parking).WHY: To benefit Technology, Science and Arts Programming at John Muir Elementary School.Special EventsFriday, February 17Invisible Children will screen in Santa Monica High’s Humanities Center at 3:30 p.m. The film revolves around the children in Northern Uganda who are forced into becoming child soldiers.Saturday, February 18Self-Care techniques for back pain, “Anti-gymnastics” for pain management and injury prevention. Learn to use tennis balls for massage. Yoga type clothing 3-4:30 p.m. at Soma Syntax Studio, 630 Rose Ave. #6 Venice. Pre-registration required, info (310) 396-3566 FREE Admission. Saint John’s Health Center Symposium on Transfusion Free Medicine & Surgery, 11:30 – 4:00 p.m. Doubletree Guest Suites, 1707 Fourth Street, (310) 829-8789.Sunday, February 19Art and the Labyrinth, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th Street, Santa Monica, portable canvas labyrinth is a replica of the Chartres labyrinth laid in the floor of the cathedral around 1220 AD. In addition to walking, the labyrinth provides a contemplative time for prayer and meditation. Each session will be limited to 12 people, so reservations are essential. A nominal fee of $10 will ensure a space. Additional information may be found on our website at www.santamonicaumc.org or by calling the church office at 310-393-8258.Family Sunday at the Museum of Tolerance – Family Pilgrimages to Manzanar “Reflections on Japanese Internment,” Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., 2:00 p.m., (310) 772-2526, www.museumoftolerance.com.Monday, February 20Alice Spring will present a slide show on “Cruising the Rhone River” to the Airport-Marina section of the Sierra Club. 7:45 p.m. This free program will take place in the Community Room of Burton Chace Park ( W end of Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey). The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Tuesday, February 21“How to Hire In-Home Help” For family caregivers and the general public. Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 5-6:30 p.m. at WISE Adult Day Service Center, 1510 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. Reservations: (310) 452-7802.Saint John’s Health Center presents Matters of the Heart, 6:30-8:30 p.m., repeated Wednesday, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th Street, Santa Monica. Free. Call (310) 829-8453.Nutrition and Aging, YMCA Senior Center, 2nd Floor, 11:30 – 12:30 p.m., Santa Monica YMCA, 1332 6th Street, (310) 393-2721.
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