Howard Zinn & Dr. Gino Strada speak on “Just War,” followed by a Q&A session, 7:30-9:30pm, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 323.350.7800 or www.emergencyusa.org
May 12 & 13
Money Management. A free financial seminar arranged by UCLA Healthcare’s 50-Plus Program, 10-11:30am, Community Room at Santa Monica Place, Broadway and 4th St., 800.516.5323.
Adoption Information Session, 5777 W. Century Blvd., #1450, 9:30am-2pm, 310.215.3180.
Garden Tour of nine private gardens in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica and Westwood, as part of the Garden Conservancy’s National Open Days Program, $5 admission for each garden, no reservations required. Tour maps available at Greystone Estate Park, 905 Loma Vista Dr., BH, 9:30am-3:30pm, 888.842.2442.
Spiritual Healing Today, an interactive talk at the Christian Science Reading Room, 1227 5th St., 2-3:30pm, free, limited space, RSVP to 310.395.1411.
Mother’s Day Remembrance Service, 10am & 2pm, Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 Centinela Ave., 310.641.0707.
American Institute of Architects Interiors Program, monthly meeting at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 6pm, 310.458.8600.
West Coast Blessing of the Bicycles. Religious leaders from different faiths will bless bicycles in support of Bike to Work Week and National Bike Month. Good Samaritan Hospital, 616 S. Witmer St. & Wilshire Blvd., 213.977.2911.
The Web and the Law, an experienced attorney discusses how to use the Net as a business and marketing tool, 7-8:30pm, $20 ($10 for members & for SM residents). California Lawyers for the Arts, 1641 18th St., 310.998.5590.
Campfire, join your neighborhood naturalist for a campfire program, including songs, stories and marshmallows. Dress warmly and bring a blanket. Meet at the campfire area, near the dining hall, 8pm. Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.1395 x106 or www.lamountains.com.
How to Keep Customers On Your Website, SM Chamber of Commerce, 1234 6th St., #100, 9-10am, 310.394.1868.
The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica is hosting a talk about State Ballot Propositions 81 & 82, Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., 7:30-9pm.
Marina del Rey Boat Show, from kayaks to luxury yachts, Burton Chace Park, Mindanao Way, hours vary, 949.757.5959 or www.marinadelreyboatshow.com.
Human rights activist Francis Bok, a former slave in Sudan, will discuss with SAMOHI ninth graders, his personal journey of being stolen from his family as a child and then forced into slavery. Call for time and more information, 310.482.3461