Baha’i Center in Santa Monica is located at 3102 Colorado Avenue, 310.394.7971 or go to santamonicabahai.org.
Host families are needed by Pacific Intercultural Exchange for foreign high school students, 866.546.1402.
The St. Jude Heroes Charity Athlete program has openings for Los Angeles Marathon racers who run as St. Jude Heroes. To reserve your Los Angeles Marathon race bib, and to register as a St. Jude Hero, go to stjudeheroes.org or call Mariana Vargas at 800.227.6737.
The Marshall McLuhan-Finnegan’s Wake Reading Club meets first Mondays from 6-8pm at the Venice Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., free, 310.306.7330 or venicewake.org.
Meals on Wheels West needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound people in Santa Monica. Deliveries are from 11am-1pm, Mondays-Fridays. To volunteer call 310.394.7558.
Mt. Olive Film Night, entertaining and thought-provoking films shown on the 2nd Saturdays of each month, supper at 6pm, films start at 7pm, free, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.
Nominations are now being taken for the 2008 Green Prizes in Sustainable Literature. Books from publishers and authors, or titles suggested by the public must be submitted by March 31. The winners will be announced at a presentation in October. For information go to smpl.org/green prize.htm.
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.
The Santa Monica Rotary Club is accepting applications from area nonprofits for capital and equipment funding requests. Applications are due January 31 for the next funding cycle. Applicants can call the Rotary Club at 310.917.3313 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venice Arts has an array of classes, including two Comics classes, Black and White, Intermediate, and Advance Photography classes, and Advanced Studies Film as well as an internship program for advanced students. Registration, by appointment only, is on Saturday, January 26th for continuing students and Saturday, February 2nd, for new students. You must call in advance to make an appointment, 310.578.1745.