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Community Announcements / Ongoing Events:

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers. Positions are available for desk and telephone receptionists, blood services, computer and web design, public relations, class instructors, fundraising, working in disaster preparedness, and assisting the chapter’s youth program.  To volunteer call Tom Viscount at 310.394.3773 x112 from 1-5 pm, Monday through Thursday.               

Ananda LA offers free Thursday Night Lectures every other Thursday at 7:30pm. Go to anandala.org for dates and topics.

 The City of Santa Monica is offering an Arts and Cultural Transportation Grant Program, through Los Angeles County. Santa Monica Arts and Cultural Transportation Funds may be used for transportation to bring Santa Monica residents to arts destinations. Applications should be submitted by 5pm, November 16, 2007 to [email protected]                    

The Assistance League of Santa Monica is celebrating their 70th anniversary. Help the ALSM by shopping at their thrift shop, the Assistance League Bargain Bazaar, 1453 14th St., 310.395.2338.

Baha’i Center in Santa Monica located at 3102 Colorado Avenue. For calendar information, call 310.394.7971 or go to santamonicabahai.org.

 Beyond Baroque offers free literary workshops, including weekly Tuesday night Creative Non-Fiction, 8pm, weekly Wednesday night Poetry, 8pm, and 4th Saturday Poetry and Prose, 11am, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

 The 12 Steps for Everybody’s writing meeting, Thursdays 7-8pm, 16730 Bollinger Dr., PP. Call Frank L. at 310.454.5138.

The Fairview Library is looking for volunteer library tutors who will meet once a week with children in grades 1-5. To apply, call Sylvia Anderle, Fairview Branch Children’s Librarian, 310.450.0443.

 Hire A Hero is a nonprofit program which helps the military community to network and find careers, hireahero.org/donate.

“I’ve Got 7” is a campaign to alert Santa Monicans to disaster preparedness, launched by the Santa Monica Red Cross, the Santa Monica Fire Department and the City of Santa Monica, ivegot7.com.

 Leads Club is an international organization that offers a weekly forum for business people. The Santa Monica branch meets for breakfast every Thursday from 7:30-8:45am at Bravo Cucina, 1319 Third Street Promenade, 310.442.5752.

 LAUSD offers classes for veterans at Westside Education and Career Center. Classes are held at the University High School campus, 11800 Texas Ave., WLA, $20, 310.914.3565.

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.

Sand and & Sea Speakers is a top-ranking Toastmasters club. Learn to become a more confident, poised speaker, Best Western Gateway Hotel, Carousel Room, 1920 Santa Monica Blvd., Monday nights, 7-9pm, 310.474.7704.

The Santa Monica Police Activities League has partnered with Santa Monica Place and the Bayside District for the 2nd Annual “Best Gift Ever” toy drive. Community members and local businesses are invited to drop off gifts from November 12 to December 20, at the Winterlit Gift Wrap Station (1400 Block of Third Street Promenade), Santa Monica Place Guest Services on Level 2, or at participating Santa Monica Starbucks Coffee locations.  Go to winterlit.com for store listings.

 

Santa Monica’s Solid Waste Division has a website that answers many residential and business customer queries. To learn how to setup recycling programs at apartment buildings, what to do with unwanted electronics devices, where to drop off bulky items like refrigerators and answers to many more questions go to smgov.net/swm.

 

The Santa Monica Conservancy’s walking tour of downtown Santa Monica is offered weekly. Tours meet at 10am every Saturday and cost $10 general, $5 for Conservancy members, RSVP 310.496.3146.

 

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, oceanaires.org, 310.202.1380.

 

Santa Monica’s Solid Waste Division has a website that answers many residential and business customer queries. To learn how to setup recycling programs at apartment buildings, what to do with unwanted electronics devices, where to drop off bulky items like refrigerators and answers to many more questions go to smgov.net/swm.

Skirball Cultural Center is offering courses through its Continuing Education program. Among the courses are International Dining Club, Demystifying the Los Angeles Gallery Scene, Experiencing the World Through Music, Memory Enhancement and classes in religion, jewelry making, and book discussion groups, 310.440.4500.

SMC’s Continuing Education Program is offering free ESL and Citizenship classes, 1-4pm Wednesdays, at SMC’s Bundy campus, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., LA, and at the Madison campus, Santa Monica Blvd. and 11th St. 310.434.3400.

Soroptimist is a service organization available to help women and children, meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month, 310.395.6168.

 Treepeople’s Gift of Life program offers a chance for people to honor loved ones by planting trees dedicated to them. A single tree is $25 and a grove of five is $100, treepeople.org.

Write Away, share your existing work in a supportive, constructive, free weekly meeting, noon-2: 30pm, Tuesdays and third Monday of the month, Fairview Branch Library, 2101

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