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A Breast Cancer Survivor Group called “Sharing Hope” is being formed in Santa Monica and is seeking a breast cancer survivor to volunteer for 1 1/2 hours a month to be a facilitator/moderator. Free monthly meetings will be held at the Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, 1210 4th St., date and times flexible and set according to the volunteer’s preference, or call toll free 888.843.5600.

18th Street Arts Center is now accepting applications to its Residency Program for four non-live-in and two live-in artists. To apply, see form and requirements at www/

LAUSD’s Adult and Career Education Division has expanded “Westside Enrichment,” a fee-based nonprofit educational program for adults. Classes begin the week of October 10 at nine locations including Pacific Palisades Charter High School, University High School, Varieties International Dance School in Santa Monica, and PATH in West Los Angeles, 310.312.8727 or

The Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department is accepting applications for its Cultural Transportation Grant program. Funds for transportation to cultural events and venues are available for any Santa Monica-based groups (students, community and social groups). Applications should be submitted to Santa Monica’s Cultural Affairs Division by 5pm on Wednesday, November 15. Contact Hamp Simmons in the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division at 310.458.8350 or

Health & Fitness

October 5-December 14

A 10-week Home Living Skills/Recovering Stroke class taught by Dr. Iris Maybruck, free, Felicia Mahood Senior Center, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., 323.653.4085.

October 10

Hormone Replacement for Men and Women: Pros and Cons, lecture by Hans D. Gruen MD with Sam Sheldon, Pharm D., 7pm, free, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.966.9144.

October 11

Basic Bike Maintenance will teach bike riders how to fix any problems with bikes, 6:30pm, REI Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.4370 x207.

Maintaining Flexibility and Balance with the Feldenkrais Method of Movement Education, lecture by Ellen Sevy, 10am-noon, free, Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., 310.576.2550.


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.

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 /

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

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.

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

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, 6:30-7:30pm; Thursdays, 10-11am, yoga and writing workshop continues to 12:30pm; and Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am, 310.358.3338 or

Westwood Co-Op Folk Dancers offers International Folk Dancing every Thursday evening. Featured dances are Sirto from Bulgaria and Tex Mex. Beginners 7:15-8pm, intermediate 8-9pm, followed by general dancing, ending at 10:30pm., $3, Felicia Mahood Senior Center, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, 310.474.5953.

Yoga Classes at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, including a kid’s yoga class, classes in Spanish, beginner’s courses and free meditation and kirtan every Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday at 6:30pm, 13325 Beach Ave., MDR, 310.822.YOGA.

Young Adults Group Fighting Cancer Together, the Wellness Community – WLA, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1040, Tuesdays, 310.314.2555.

Senior Scene

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 third 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.

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