The Santa Monica Conservancy seeks volunteers to be trained as docents for a walking tour of downtown Santa Monica. Training sessions will be held in two-hour sessions on six consecutive Saturdays beginning January 6 through February 10, 310.496.3146.
18th Street Arts Center is offering a warehouse space for rental on a short-term basis. The space is adjacent to Highways Performance Space, is 20×27 feet and will be available through January 31, 2007. Contact Clayton Campbell or Michael Sakamoto, 310.453.3711 or email@example.com.
The St. Joseph Center in Venice has moved its Thrift Store from 404 Lincoln Blvd. to 2545 Lincoln Blvd., just north of Washington. The Thrift Store has been operating since 1978 and in addition to selling used items, gives vouchers for free clothing and household goods.
The Veterans Administration and Westside Community Adult School offers Cook Trainee and Food Preparation classes to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the restaurant and food service fields. Registration is $20 with a $30 materials charge. Students may enroll at any time. Classes are held at the Veterans Administration Food and Nutrition Building, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., WLA, 310.210.2086.
Walk For Rides, Kathy Freund, will walk through Santa Monica, the Palisades and Brentwood to raise awareness for ITNSantaMonica, a senior transportation network. Walk with Kathy and/or sponsor her, 310.576.2550 x 260.
The Play’s The Thing workshop offered by UCLA Extension’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 10am-12:30pm, Room 204, 10920 Lindbrook Dr., WW, 310.825.9168. Also November 29.
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.
Exercise classes for seniors are now being offered by the Westside Community Adult School. Weekly classes are held at Westside locations such as Barrington Park, WLA, Stoner Recreation Center, and the Pacific Presbyterian Church in Pacific Palisades, $1.00 per month, 323.653.4085 or 310.477.2084.
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.
H.O.P.E. Unit Foundation for Bereavement, Loss and Transition offers Widow/Widower Support Groups for people coping with the first two years of loss. Two ongoing support groups are available and meet Tuesdays, 7-9pm, at Wilshire Blvd. Temple, Imas Campus, 16611 Olympic Blvd., WLA. For information: 818.788.4673.
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Salsa Dance Lessons, 7:30pm Sundays, $10 a lesson, free dancing afterwards, Casa Escobar, 14160 Palawan Way, MDR, 310.392.3493.
Round Dancing Lessons, includes waltz two step, cha-cha and fox trot, first time free, $5, 6-7:30pm, Marine Park, 16th St. and Marine, 310.312.1749.
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 email@example.com.
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.