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A Faery Hunt. In search of faeries spotted around Heavenly Pond. Saturdays (pending weather, closed holidays). 2600 Franklin Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, at the William O. Douglas Outdoor Classroom. Look for the “Faery” sign for parking. Don’t forget to bring your camera, hats and sunblock! 818.324.6802, $10 suggested donation.A.R.T.S. Anonymous, a support group for creative people, meets every Sunday at 10:30am, Wild Oats Community Room, 500 Wilshire Blvd., 310.836.1495.City Speakers Toastmasters, RAND hosts a Toastmasters club that meets from 12–1pm, on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Meetings are held at RAND, 1700 Main St., Conference Room 1734. For more information, call Penny, 310.393.0411, x7159.Dance and Live Fiddle Band, the California Dance Cooperative holds contradances (which is sort of like square dancing, only more fun) on the first and fourth Saturday night of every month, Brentwood Youth House, 731 South Bundy Drive, just north of Montana Ave. 7:30pm. All ages welcome. Snacks provided, $9. 818.951.2003.Free Actors Workshop every Thursday, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 1pm, 310.399.3666.Free Salsa Dancing to DJ: Sunday nights. Salsa dancing, 9pm–midnight, free admission. Beginning and Intermediate one-hour dance lessons begin at 7:30pm every Sunday with for $10 per person. Friendly atmosphere – all ages over 21 are welcome. CASA ESCOBAR, 14160 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey 310.392.3493.Israeli Folk Dancing. Every Tuesday, 7:30pm-midnight, Westside (JCC) Jewish Community Center, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., $7, all ages welcome, 310.284.3638.Karate Club, a community club that operates on the principle that no child will be turned away for lack of funds, 2013 Colorado Ave., 310. 892.KICK, Time, an 8-week series for babies 0-24 months,, Santa Monica Public Library, Fairview Branch, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.Lawn Bowl at Douglas Park with the friendly Santa Monica Lawn Bowls Club. Join us for a FREE lesson at noon Monday-Wednesday-Friday or at 10am or 11am Sundays. Wilshire at 25th. You’ll learn why we love our sport! Reservations required: 310.281.1901. bowls@ rightbox.comLow-Cost Law Clinic, daily consultations with different attorneys for just $25, call for schedule. Document preparation service also available, The Legal Grind, 2640 Lincoln Blvd., 310.452.8160.Marshall McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club, the first Monday of every month, Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, Venice Blvd., 6-8pm, 310.821.1769.Mt. Olive Film Night, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., entertaining and thought provoking films shown on 2nd and 4th Saturdays, supper at 6pm, films start at 7pm, free. For information call 310. 452. 1116.Nature Walk with The Children’s Institute, everyday, various locations in the Santa Monica Mountains, from Malibu to Topanga to Beverly Hills. For directions and reservations, call 310.998.1151. All walks begin at 10am, $7 suggested donation per family, $5 for members.Painting/drawing classes for children ages 4-11, to promote self-expression and communication through visual arts, Art Works Painting Studio, 13051 West Washington Blvd., MDR, 310.202.1894.Preserve & Restore the El Segundo Dunes, second Saturday of each month, at the center of the Santa Monica Bay shoreline: just north of El Segundo on the west side of Pershing Dr. between Imperial Hwy and Westchester Pkwy, 9am-noon, 13 years of age and up, 310.641.3738 or Tutor Cynthia Kolodny will help children in grades K-6 with reading skills, beginning at 2:30pm Advanced registration for the 30-minute tutoring session is required. Friends of the Kaufman Brentwood Branch Library, 11820 San Vicente Blvd., 310.472.0163.Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club Social Bridge, Mondays, 12-3:30pm, 1210 4th St., dessert & beverages served, $2 for non-members. Call Joyce 310.395.2100.Santa Monica Oceanaires barbershop harmony chorus invites men of all ages and voice parts to sing each Tuesday, 7–10pm, Church of Christ, 9733 Venice Blvd., WLA, www., 310.202.1380.Soroptimist is a service organization available to help women and children, meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month, for more information, call 310.395.6168.Stage Movement, for actors, singers and dancers, free first class for new students, with Irina Skobeleva, Santa Monica Dance Studio, 211 Arizona Ave., 2-3:30pm, 310.319.5339.Talk About It, a monthly book discussion group for 5th, 6th and 7th graders. They will discuss “Howl’s Moving Castle,” Montana Ave., 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.Teen Youth Group, All high schoolers welcome for games, snacks, and hanging out, Fridays 8–10pm, Santa Monica Quaker Meeting House, 1440 Harvard St. Bring a friend! (Totally non-religious content.) Joanna or Jos, 310.815.9730.Toddler Time on Thursdays, a fun-filled, theme-based program designed for parents and toddlers (2–4) using a hands-on approach to explore the museum, play and tell stories, advance registration required, $10, general; $6, members). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 10–11:15am, 310.440.4636.Usable Household Donations. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is facing a severe shortage of usable donated items such as couches, chairs, tables, drawers, coffee tables and major appliances. To donate, call 800.974.3571 or visit Away, Share your existing work in a supportive, constructive weekly meeting, 12 –2:30pm, Tuesdays & 3rd Monday of the month. Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.4675 or Free.

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