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, 310.452.1116.
Preserve & Restore the El Segundo Dunes, second Saturday of each month, at the center of the Santa Monica Bay shoreline: just north of El Segundo on the west side of Pershing Dr. between Imperial Hwy and Westchester Pkwy, 9am-noon, 13 years of age and up, 310.641.3738 or www.dune-prairie.org.
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.
The Venice Circle of Peace, a Peace and Justice Vigil continues on 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.
Write Away, Share your existing work in a supportive, constructive, free weekly meeting, 12-2:30pm, Tuesdays & third Monday of the month, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.4675 or www.writeawaywritinggroup.com.
Become a Mentor. The City of Santa Monica along with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce invite you to join Big Brothers Big Sisters in mentoring local at risk youth. Call Miguel at 213.481.3611 x212.
Free Stroke Recovery Program at the WISE Adult Day Service facility at 1510 Pico Blvd. The program runs from 9am-noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays and includes therapeutic exercise and classes on the psychological aspects of stroke recovery for stroke survivors and family members. Pre-registration is required, 310.575.1699.
Men’s Group, weekly support group for people 55 and older, talk about personal issues in a confidential environment, Wednesdays, 11:15am-12:45pm, Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., must RSVP, 310.576.2550.
Mentoring Program Seeks Retired Teachers. Help mentor first-year teachers in Compton, Pasadena, Los Angeles and Lynwood by offering your expertise, including classroom observation and feedback. Call UCLA Center on Aging, 310.794.0676.
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.
Santa Monica Strutters, a walking program for seniors sponsored by UCLA Healthcare, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8-10am in the 3rd level Community Room at Santa Monica Place, 310.319.4560.
Senior Improv Workshop. Ongoing free class for seniors over 55, 1-3pm Tuesdays, Santa Monica Senior Rec. Center, 1450 Ocean Ave., 323.512.8245.
Senior Suppers. Discounted meals for people over 55, 3:30-7pm in the cafeteria at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, 1250 16th St., $3.25 plus tax, 310.319.4837.
Widows and Widowers discuss feelings that often accompany loss, Tuesdays, 10-11:30am, Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., 310.576.2554.
WISE Retired and Senior Volunteer Program offers opportunities for volunteers 55 plus to tutor children at lower income schools. Tutor reading, work with children on art and other projects or use computers to teach literacy, training available, 310.394.9871 x452.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Age Is Just A Number, first part of a two-part seminar about learning to age gracefully, sponsored by UCLA Healthcare’s 50-plus program, 11:30am, free, Community Room at Santa Monica Place Mall, reservations, 800.516.5323.
Shots for Tots and Teens. Westside Family Health Center, in collaboration with St. John’s Hospital, is offering free immunizations and TB skin tests for children and teens under 18, 12:30-2pm, Westside Family Health Center, 1711 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.2191.
Head and Neck Laser Treatments. A seminar about the use of laser technology in treating ear, nose and throat problems, 7-8:30pm, free, Community Room at Santa Monica Place Mall, reservations, 800.516.5323.
Seminar: Looking Beyond HDL and LDL Cholesterol: Exploring the True Causes of Heart Disease, 12-1:30pm, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., 310.393.2721.
Fitness Programs for Women with Cancer, Team Survivor, a nonprofit providing free health and fitness programs for women in cancer treatment and recovery, weekly walking groups and exercise classes in the Santa Monica area, 310.829.7849 for locations and information.
Just Between Men, Prostate Cancer Networking Group, the second Monday of each month, 7-9pm, The Wellness Community, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Ste. 1040, 310.314.2555, 310.314.7586.
L.A. Leggers, for marathon and half marathon training program and year-round club for runners and walkers of all abilities. Meets Saturday mornings in Santa Monica. Membership fee includes seminars, beginner-to-advanced pace groups, membership guide, marathon book, support stations and t-shirt, 310.577.8000 or www.laleggers.org/”www. laleggers.org.
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, must RSVP, 310.281.1901 or [email protected]
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.
Lymphedema Support Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7:30pm-9pm. All are welcome for information and mutual support. Call 310.815.1077 for location.
Nike Club Run L.A. at FrontRunners will host a marathon and half-marathon training program and offer refreshments, Nike footwear trials and a friendly, supportive running environment, 8am every Sunday through October 15, 11620 San Vicente Blvd., 310.207.0216 or www.frontrunners77.com.
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 Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am, 310.358.3338.
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. $3, Felicia Mahood Senior Center, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, 310.306.7372.
Young Adults Group Fighting Cancer Together, the Wellness Community – WLA, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1040, Tuesdays, 310.314.2555.