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The 2008 Broad Humor Film Festival is looking for submissions of comedic films and screenplays written and directed by women. Feature entries must be over 60 minutes running time or 60 script pages. Medium length entries cover 20-60 minutes/pages. Short entries must be under 20 minutes or pages. Standard deadline is April 11, and late deadline is May 2. Download submission form from broadhumor.com.

The California Teachers Association (CTA) John Swett Awards for Media Excellence is now accepting entries until March 21. Entry forms and information are at cta.org.

Competitive landscape grants of up to $20,000 are being offered by the City of Santa Monica. To qualify for a grant, the landscaping plan must include water-efficient irrigation, plus one or more of the following: California native plants, water-efficient plants, storm-water management systems, graywater systems, and/or other innovative water-saving features. Applications will accepted through March 27, and are available by calling 866.728.3229 or at smepd.org org.

Landscaping Workshops are being offered by the City of Santa Monica Environmental and Public Works Management. Workshops for homeowners will be held March 22, and 29, 9am-noon, $49, registration at 310.434.3400.

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.

Santa Monica Citywide Reads has gone online with a blog, santamonicacitywidereads.blogspot.com. From April 12-May 17, Santa Monica residents are encouraged to read The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch and discuss the book through community groups as well as through the blog. Copies of the book can be obtained through bookcrossing.com.

Santa Monica Playhouse’s Spring Break Create-A-Play Workshop is now enrolling for March 24-28, 310.394.9779 x3.

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