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A Faery Hunt – In the search for faeries and other mysterious creatures spotted around Heavenly Pond. Saturdays (at the Franklin Canyon location 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.

Boy Scouts of America – Pack 887 is the only pack for home-schooled boys on the Westside. Cub Scouting is for 1st-5th grade boys who enjoy hiking, fun crafts, outings, camping and much more. Scouting provides safe, fun social interaction for home-schooled boys. Boys of all ethnicities and abilities are welcome. For more information, contact Del Herrera at 310.317.9762, Rachel Douglas at 323.939.6106 or Tammy Boone at 310.396.9619.

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.

Del Rey Toastmasters, 7pm sharp every Thursday at the Marina International Hotel in Marina del Rey, 4200 Admiralty Way, 310.301.2000.

Farmers’ Market, four weekly markets of fresh produce and flowers, 2nd and Arizona Ave., Wed. 9am 2pm and Sat. 8:30am-1:30pm; Virginia Ave. Park (corner of Pico Blvd and Cloverfield), Sat. 8am-1pm; Main St. and Ocean Park, The Victorian at Heritage Square, Sun. 9:30am-1pm, features live music, pony rides, coffee, omelets, crepes & free craft workshop; 310.458.8712.

Free Actors Workshop every Thursday, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 1pm, 310.399.3666.

Free Salsa Dancing to DJ: Sundays at Casa Escobar every Sunday night. Salsa dancing, 9pm-midnight free admission. Beginning and Intermediate one-hour dance lessons begin at 7:30pm every Sunday with Isabellesalsa.com for $10 per person. Friendly atmosphere – all ages over 21 are welcome. CASA ESCOBAR, 14160 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey 310.392.3493.

Great Books every third Monday once per month in the Community Room at the Santa Monica Library Fairview Branch, corner of Ocean Park Blvd. and 21st St., 7-8:45pm, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., $15.95, 800.222.5870.

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; www.CaliforniaKarateClub. com.

Lap 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 and 11am Sundays, Wilshire at 25th. You’ll learn why we love our sport! Reservations required, 310.281.1901 or bowls@rightbox.com

Low-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.

Mental Yoga classes every Monday at 8pm at Habitat Creative Center located at 3226 Thatcher Ave. in Marina Del Rey. Sessions last 90 minutes, and the first time is always free. After that, classes are only $15. Anyone can register and find other details, including session topics, at www.mentalyoga.com.

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 more information, call 310.452.1116.

Musicians invited to meet weekly and perform in concert with the Santa Monica College Emeritus Band, Lincoln Middle School, in the Bandroom, California and 14th Sts., Tuesdays, 7pm 310.474.5271.

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.

Reading 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-Malibu Unified School District operates quality preschools at several sites throughout Santa Monica. Our programs are well-equipped and staffed with qualified professionals. No cost to qualified families. Enroll now! Call Child Development Services at 310.399.5865.

Sand & Sea Speakers, a top-ranking Toastmasters club. Learn to become a more confident, poised speaker, Best Western Gateway Hotel, Carousel Room, 1920 Santa Monica Blvd. (at 20th St.), Monday nights, 7-9pm, 310.474.7704.

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.oceanaires.org, 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.

Spring has Sprung! The Venice Circle of Peace, a Peace and Justice Vigil, has returned to Fridays, beginning at 5pm, at Main and Windward. Bring your own sign or use one of the group’s. Appropriate issues include “Out of Iraq,” “Save Lincoln Place,” “Keep the MTA lot public,” “Stop the Freeway,” etc.

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.

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.

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