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.
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 email@example.com
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 Streets, Tuesdays, 7pm 310.474.5271.
Painting/drawing classes for children ages 4-11, to promote self-expression and communication through visual arts, Art Works Painting Studio, 13051 W. Washington Blvd., MDR, 310.202.1894.
The Parent Network, seminars for parents of teens and young adults, Of One Mind, 2001 S. Barrington Ave., Suite 300, WLA, 310.479.9065 x108. Led by Richard B. Cohen, Wednesdays 7-9pm, free, RSVP necessary.
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.oceanaires.org, 310.202.1380.
Santa Monica Rugby Club, men’s and women’s teams play touch on the beach every Thursday evening throughout the summer from 6pm, Tower 27, just south of Ocean Park Blvd.
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.
3rd Street Comedy at The Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street Promenade, Fridays at 8pm, 310.656.8070 x17.
Write Away, Share your existing work in a supportive, constructive, free weekly meeting, 12-2:30pm, Tuesdays & 3rd Monday of the month. Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.4675 or www.writeawaywritinggroup.com.
HEALTH & FITNESS
The Balance Disorders Institute will be conducting Balance Training and Fall Prevention classes every Tuesday, 9:30-10:20am, Pharmaca, 15150 W. Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.1345, $120.00 per person for an 8-class session, www.balancetherapy.com.
Co-opportunity’s Monday Night Food For Thought. Talks on health, well-being, family and finances. Mondays, 7-8:30pm, Sha’arei Am – The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St., 310.451.8902.
Creative Living For Women, a circle of women discuss current health and personal issues in a safe, supportive atmosphere, Library of the Presbyterian Church in Pacific Palisades, Tuesdays at 1pm, 310.475.1211.
Fitness Programs for Women with Cancer, Team Survivor, a nonprofit providing free health and fitness programs for women in cancer treatment and recovery, holds weekly walking groups and exercise classes in the Santa Monica area. Other programs available, call 310.829.7849 for locations and information.
Food Addicts Anonymous meets every Monday from 7:30-8:30pm, Beit T’Shuvah Treatment Center, 8831 Venice Blvd., and every Saturday at noon at the S.H.A.R.E. Center, 5521 Grosvenor Blvd., 310.412.6620.
Freedom from Smoking, Saint John’s Health Center, 1328 22nd St., developed by The American Lung Association. Meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunchtime, 12-1:30pm. Cost for the 8 sessions is $80; advance registration is required, 310.829.8453.
Health workshops and lectures, some free, some at cost, ranging in topics from blood pressure to breastfeeding to parenting to care for the elderly, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, 1250 16th St., 800.516.5323.
Lip-reading classes for the hard of hearing, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am, Felicia Mahood Senior Center, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, 310.477.2084.
Lose Weight For Good. Saint John’s Health Center, 1328 22nd St., announces a new approach to healthy weight management meeting Monday evenings, 7-8:30pm, through July 17, 310.829.8453.
Overeaters Anonymous, Newcomers Meeting, Wednesdays, 6:30pm, Reed Park Auditorium, Wilshire Blvd. and 7th St. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Regular meeting follows from 7-8pm., 310.392.1130.
Therapeutic Hatha Yoga, with Bea Ammidown, RYT 500, Wednesdays, 7-8pm, Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm, and Fridays, 10-11am; Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am, Yoga & Writing Workshop continues on Fridays to 12:30pm, 310.358.3338.
T.O.P.S. Weight Loss Support Group, new in MDR/Venice area, 821 Dickson St. Sundays 6-7pm. Enthusiasm high, cost low, $1. All welcome, contact Andres at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.488.2375.
Walking for Health and Fitness, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Santa Monica Relay for Life Program and the Santa Monica Track Club. The group meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4pm and Sunday mornings at 9am in Palisades Park at San Vicente Blvd., coach Jerry Condon, 310.451.4139.
Westwood Co-Op Folk Dancers offers International Folk Dancing every Thursday evening. Beginners teaching 7:15-8pm, intermediate teaching 8-9pm, followed by general dancing, ending time, 10:30pm. Felicia Mahood Senior Center, $3 donation at the door, 310.306.7372.
Young Adults Group Fighting Cancer Together, the Wellness Community – WLA, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1040, every Tuesday of every month, 310.314.2555.