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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS / ONGOING EVENTS:

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 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.

Kentwood Players will hold auditions for “Little Green Men,” an original musical about the confusion generated by the Orson Welles “War of the Worlds” broadcast, on Saturday, July 12 from 10am-3pm and on Sunday, July 13, 6-9pm, at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. Call 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.

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.

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’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.

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/.

Wordsmith Creative Writing Workshop begins June 12 through July 31. Cost $220 for eight weeks, 7-9:30pm, once a week at the Electric Lodge in Venice. Contact lisa@barringtoneditorial.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.

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