Ananda LA offers free Thursday Night Lectures, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, anandala.org.
Baha’i Center in Santa Monica is located at 3102 Colorado Avenue, 310.394.7971 or go to santamonicabahai.org.
The Brentwood Networking Group/Leads Club meets every Thursday from noon-1:15pm, at the West Restaurant, 17th floor, Angelino Hotel, 170 N. Church Lane, Brentwood, RSVP to Cori Solomon, 310.880.4924.
The California Waste Management Board is offering a new online application process, in an effort to save natural resources and make it easier and faster for California businesses and private nonprofits to apply for the 2008 Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP). Online applications will be accepted through May 31 at ciwmb.ca.gov/WRAP/.
The City of Santa Monica seeks qualification statements from consultants for a regulatory signage program for Santa Monica’s park system and the beach. The Request for Qualifications can be downloaded at smgov.net/ccs/projects.
Do you have a dog rescue story? Enter your story (one paragraph) in Walk for the Underdog’s Best Rescue Story contest, walkfortheunderdog.org/submit_story.php.
Food Addicts Anonymous has free meetings every Saturday from 11:30am at the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 6700 W. 83rd St., Westchester, foodaddictsanonymous.org.
Fowler Museum at UCLA presents KidsMuse Summer camp sessions July 14-18 (ages 6-8) and July 21-25 (ages 9-12). Cost is $100 members and $150 non-members, 310.825.7325.
Frank Pictures Gallery is looking for a new gallery director/assistant. The ideal candidate should know dreamweaver/html, be able to maintain and develop relationships with artists, corporate partners, sponsors, and individual collectors, schedule and mount exhibitions, arrange parties, manage and design website and “sell, sell, sell.” Call 310.828.0211 or email email@example.com.
Kentwood Players is seeking actors to audition for a production of The Lion In Winter by James Goldman. Those interested should contact Kentwood Players to audition on May 17 from 10am-3pm and May 18 from 7-9pm at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310.645.5156.
Mt. Olive Film Night, entertaining and thought-provoking films shown on the second Saturdays of each month, supper at 6pm, films start at 7pm, free, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.
Musicians invited to meet weekly and perform in concert with the Brentwood-Westwood Symphony Orchestra, Tuesdays, 6:30pm, bandroom, Paul Revere Middle School, 1450 Allenford Ave., Brentwood, 310.829.3149.
Pacific Park is encouraging the community to post memories of experiences at the park on the official website, pacpark.com. Go to the home page, click the blog link “Posting Pacific Wheel Memories,” and share your special stories or pictures of the world-famous Ferris wheel.
Santa Monica Playhouse is now open for enrollment for its summer Actors’ Workshop. Sessions meet Mondays from 7-10pm, beginning May 5. To arrange an appointment call 310.394.9779 x3.
Santa Monica Playhouse’s Summer Theatre Adventure 2008 is open for enrollment. This year’s two-week tour departs for London on June 24, 310.394.9779 x3.
Santa Monica’s 2008 Youth Summer Guide is now available and includes information from the Santa Monica Pier (with bonus coupon) and the Santa Monica Public Library, along with safety tips from the Police Department. Copies are available at City Hall, various city facilities, and at smgov.net.
SMC’s Continuing Education Program is offering free ESL and Citizenship classes, 1-4pm Wednesdays, at SMC’s Bundy campus, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., WLA, and at the Madison campus, 1310 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.
Steps To Success is a career exploration mini-camp for students with hearing loss. African-American, Latino American, and Native American students with hearing loss who are entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade, are invited to apply to the weekend camp. For information call 585.475.7695, or go to ntid.rit.edu/prospective/steps/.
UCLA Extension is offering the course “The Grand Tour: Biennials, Triennials, Quinquennials, and Art Fairs,” May 17, 10am-1pm, $50, 310.206.1422.
The UCLA Thrift Shop’s spring collection is now available. Shop for designer clothing, shoes, purses, antiques, furniture, artwork, books, linens, and children’s clothing and toys. Proceeds benefit UCLA Medical Center’s patient services and hospital projects. UCLA Thrift Shop, 11271 Massachusetts Ave., WLA., uclathriftshop.com.
Yappy Hour, new ongoing social event, every Thursday dogs and people can meet and greet each other, 6-8pm, free, Tails of Santa Monica, 2912 Main St., 310.392.4300.