francEyE’s 85th Birthday Poetry Fest and Fundraiser, March 31.
Running the Malibu Waves benefit, hosted by Pepperdine, March 31
The Art Institute Of California-Los Angeles announces a High School Scholarship Program. Students graduating in 2007 will receive a full tuition scholarship in Art Institute programs. Submissions must be in by March 31. For details on applying go to aischolarship.com/losangeles.
Chabad Jewish Community Center of Pacific Palisades is hosting a Community Seder on April 2 and 3. The interactive ceremony will feature storytelling, singing, discussion, chicken soup, matzah and more, $25 adults, $12 children, reservations 310.454.7783.
Learn To be A Sommelier at Surfas, 5:30-6:30pm, classes continue the third Wednesday of every month, 8777 Washington Blvd., CC, surfasonline.com.
Lenten Worship Services, 7pm, Wednesdays through March 28, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1730 Wilshire Blvd., 310.829.4113.
Santa Monica Teen Film Festival is now accepting submissions from teens ages 12-18 or grades 7-12. Deadline is May 4. For entry forms and guidelines see smteenfilmfest.org or call 310.458.8634.
Santa Monica Twilight Dance Series Poster Contest is now open for submissions. Deadline is April 6. To submit entries see santamonicapier.org/2007_rules.pdf.
UCLA Extension’s Creative Writing Program is now enrolling for spring classes in humor writing, crime writing, screenwriting, creative nonfiction and finding an agent. Classes begin March 31, 310.825.9415.
Health & Fitness
Healthy Aging, a seminar by UCLA Health Care 50 Plus, 2-3:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Germ Warfare with Dr. Zachary Rubin, hospital epidemiologist at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital, noon-1:30pm, free, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., 800.516.5323.
Feldenkrais Method of Movement, class, 10-11:30am, free, Center For Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., 310.576.2550.
Dr. Patch Adams will be leading two community workshops entitled “Living a Life of Joy” and “The Joy of Caring” for doctors, nurses, social workers, therapists, counselors and professional and family caregivers at the Calamigos Ranch Cooperative Center, 327 S. Latigo Canyon Rd., Malibu. Fee is $195, register at 951.769.4780.
The Elks Lodge of Santa Monica will host a special community blood drive for the American Red Cross from 9am-2pm at the Elks Lodge, 1040 Pico Blvd., 310.452.3557.