April 28 & 29
Programs of Wisdom, Music & Meditation with His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar – “Experiencing Unity, Honoring Diversity,” Gersten Pavilion, Loyola Marymount University, Friday, 7:30pm. Saturday Workshop, April 29, 9am-4pm, “Leading Into the Light,” a continuation of Friday evening, LMU’s Burns Rec. Center. Tickets not available at door. To order tickets, call 310.820.9429.
24th Annual Community Health Festival, features healthcare demonstrations, free blood pressure screenings, fat analysis, chair massages, alternative health choices and information from local hospitals. Held on the Santa Monica Pier parking lot, 11am-3pm.
Exploring the Adoption Adventure, Montana Avenue Branch Library community room, 1704 Montana Ave. from 10:30am-12: 30pm, 626.482.8404.
Family Park Yard Sale, the “park-yard” sale will feature vintage boutique items, family heirlooms, toddler and kids’ toys, jewelry, handicrafts, books, household items and more. Also featured are children’s activities, food and beverages, from 8:30am-1pm, 310.472.5233.
Semiannual Pancake Breakfast, presented by the youth from the Santa Monica Chapter of the American Red Cross 8am-12noon, 1450 11th St. at Broadway, 310.394.3773.
Carpe Diem Santa Monica Classic 5k and 10k is a fundraiser for Heal the Bay. Meet at the corner of Ocean Park Blvd. & Barnard Way at 8am; the finish line is on the pier. For more information, go to carpediemclassic.com
Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will be holding a day of fun for the whole family on. Commotion in the Ocean will have arts and crafts, celebrity readings of environmental books with ocean themes and oceanographic demonstrations. 1600 Ocean Front Walk, under the Carousel, 9am-6pm. For more information, call 310.393.6149 or www.healthebay.org/smpa
JAMS Fiesta, silent auction, food, games, music – a fundraiser for John Adams Middle School, held from 12-6pm on the lawn, 2425 16th St., 310.452.2326
Carnival of Fun, at A Kid’s Place Preschool, for children ages 1-10. Music, games, prizes, arts and crafts, 12306 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, 11am-4pm, www.akidsplacela.com
A Concert for Universal Healing, with Phoenix Rising, featuring Yuan Miao & friends, 8pm, Sunset Park Christian Church,1515 Maple St., 626.462.1998.
Creating an LLC For You, a workshop to cover situations in the entertainment industry, California Lawyers for the Arts, 1641 18th Street, 310.998.5590.