April 8 & 9
Beach Tennis USA, Santa Monica launch. Free open play begins at 12pm on Saturday, 11am on Sunday. Local tennis pros and top-ranked beach tennis players will play. Beginners welcome. Santa Monica Beach, south of Santa Monica Pier between Lifeguard stations 17 and 18, near Shutters. 310.396.7851.
World Travel 101, Hostelling International – USA is conducting a budget travel workshop on European Rail. Hostelling International Travel Centre, 1434 Second St., 11am, $5 for HI-AYH members and $10 for non-members. 310.393.3413.
EcoArts Creativity Workshop for Women – Create an Earth Shrine or Altar from natural or recycled materials at a BeARTrageous @ AWBW Workshop for Women with artist Sandra Mueller. 9:30am-1pm in Venice, includes all art materials and refreshments. Proceeds benefit the domestic violence programs of A Window Between Worlds. No prior art experience necessary. 310.459.1948.
Youth Health and Fitness Seminar – Learn how to properly teach and motivate children to establish lifelong healthy eating habits. Gold’s Gym Venice 2:30-4pm., 800.933.8633.
Toddler and Pre-School Holiday Story Hour and Activities in the Community Meeting Room at the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 S. Monica Blvd. Children can watch a Passover Puppet Show, Learn Holiday Songs, and make and take home a Passover Arts and Crafts. Program is geared to children ages 2-6 and must be accompanied by an adult, 3-4pm, 310.828.5725.
Baykeeper Presents…Nancy Sutley – Los Angeles Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment, learn about the green features of the new Santa Monica Main Library (which is pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver certification), and meet Nancy Sutley, Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment under Mayor Villaraigosa. Santa Monica’s new Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., in the auditorium, 6:30pm, 310.822.4522.
Opera Magic, Celebrate the Power of the Human Spirit, A Recital of Puccini and Verdi Arias, Folk Songs and Surprises, First Presbyterian Church, 1220 Second St., 7:30pm, $20, 310.963.7194.