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Academic Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (AFICE) is looking for individuals to work as Community Representatives, who will find host families for international students and will work with them and their families. Call Anne Ring, 866.462.3423.

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers. Various positions are available. To volunteer, call Tom Viscount at 310.394.3773 x112 from 1-5 pm, Monday-Thursday.

The American Red Cross of Santa Monica, KABC 7, Arco and Sav-on Drugs have teamed up for the 12th Annual “ABCs of a Safe Summer,” May 22 – August 20. The program includes First Aid, CPR, water safety, fire/barbeque safety, electrical safety, and an all-new driving safety component. Pre-registration strongly recommended. Call 310.394.3773 or visit www.redcrossofsantamonica.org.

Ananda LA offers free Thursday Night Lectures, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, anandala.org.

The Assistance League of Santa Monica is celebrating their 70th anniversary, Assistance League Bargain Bazaar, 1453 14th St., 310.395.2338.

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

The Board of Education is hosting public input sessions on Thursday, June 12th at 3:30pm and again 6:00pm in the SAMOHI library and also the Malibu HS library so members of both communities can attend. The purpose of the sessions is for the Board of Education and the Leadership Associates advisors to receive feedback regarding the qualities and characteristics employees and community members are seeking in an Interim Superintendent. This is short notice but please consider attending.

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 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.

Donate blood on Monday and Wednesdays at the American Red Cross of Santa Monica, 1450 11th St. Hours for donations vary, so call to schedule an appointment. 1.800.GIVE.LIFE or 1.888.POR.FAVOR.

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). $100 members and $150 non-members, 310.825.7325.

The Fraternal Military Asociation of USA invites current and past military personnel, friends, family, and the public to journey to the Normandy Invasion Beaches, London, Paris, Bastogne, Brussels, Amsterdam and more, June 17-29, 2008 from NY (JFK), to commemorate the 64th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944. For Information call Sy Canton 561.865.8495 or write to 14130-C Nesting Way, Delray Beach, FL 33484.

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 second Saturdays of each month, supper at 6pm, films start at 7pm, free, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteers for its summer camps. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and able to lift and care for a young person between the ages of 6 and 21, 310.450.9032.

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.

Rosie’s Girls is a three-week summer camp program for girls, designed to build self-esteem and leadership. The program, run by Santa Monica’s Community and Cultural Services and Community Maintenance Departments, has just received a $15,000 grant from the Women’s Foundation of California Los Angeles Donor’s Circle, to aid girls from low-income families to be able to attend. Rosie’s Girls Santa Monica is held at the City Maintenance Yards, 2500 Michigan Avenue. Contact Robin Davidson, Human Services Administrator, 310.458.8701.

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.

The Santa Monica Library is presenting MyVoice, a teen writers workshop, from July 9-August 15. Workshops will meet Wednesdays and Fridays from 3-5pm and participating teens’ works may be published in the new “teen zine” to be launched in September. Registration begins June 9 at the Youth Reference Desk in the Main Library or over the phone at 310.458.8621.

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 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’s Solid Waste Division’s website answers many residential and business customer queries. To learn how to set up 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.

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.

Solar Santa Monica (SSM), the City of Santa Monica’s program for encouraging adoption of solar technologies, will be hosting a Solar Finance Workshop on Monday June 16th at 7:00 pm at the Santa Monica Main Library.

For more information contact SSM at 310.458.4992 or at www.solarsanta monica.com.

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 presents new art and photography courses this summer including Photography Now: A Tour of Contemporary Photography (June 21 through July 26), Portraiture in Pasadena (July 12-26), and Encountering the 2008 Whitney Biennial (August 23). For information call 310.206.1422.

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