Art Experience Group Expanding the Limits meets weekly. Participants don’t have to be practicing artists but only need be open to a most daring examination of themselves through a visual experience. The groups meets 3-4:30pm, Wednesdays, at 502 Rialto Ave., Venice. Cost: $320 a month. Call 310.450.6685.
Baha’i Center in Santa Monica is located at 3102 Colorado Avenue, 310.394.7971 or go to santamonicabahai.org.
Beyond Baroque offers free writing workshops including Monday night Literary and Experimental Fiction, 8pm, Tuesday night Creative Non-Fiction, 8pm, Wednesday night poetry, 8pm, Thursday night alt screenplay, 8pm, Saturday afternoon poetry 1:30pm, and 4th Saturday of the month morning poetry and prose 11am. Beyond Baroque Literary / Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
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 10:30-11:30am at the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 6700 W. 83rd St., Westchester. There are no dues or fees, just the desire to abstain from the foods we crave. foodaddictsanonymous.org.
Kehillat Israel is hosting three nights of phone banking against Proposition 8 on Sunday October 12 from 4-8pm, Monday October 27 from 6:45-9:30pm, and Wednesday October 29 from 6:30-9:30pm. If you are interested in taking action, please contact Rabbi Jon Hanish (email@example.com) at 310.459.2328 x262, Meg D’Amico (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 310.459.1569 x280 or Trystan Reese (email@example.com) at 202.329.2871.
Salsa Sundays with Isabelle Salsa, 7:30-9pm, $15, beginner and intermediate levels. Two separate classes. “Club Narain” at the Fisherman’s Village. 13723 Fiji Way. Marina Del Rey CA 90292.isabellesalsa.com
SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center) is seeking online submissions from multi-media artists for a group show “Death of the Bush Era: What Next?” To submit, include contact details, a brief bio, 2-4 jpgs of work, statement about work, with title, height x width (inches), medium, and price, and link to web site if available. Submit at sparcmurals.org. Deadline is October 27.
Take a walk through Santa Monica history! The Santa Monica Conservancy conducts downtown walking tours every Saturday at 10am. Tickets are $5 for Conservancy members, $10 for non-members. For reservations, call 310.496.3146 or go to smconservancy.org.
The Westside Eclectic is now accepting show proposals from sketch and variety acts to fill Wednesday 10:30 slots. Selected acts will be booked on a trial basis with potential to move into future bookings and monthly slots. If interested contact Lloyd at 310.451.0850.