Why I Love Santa Monica
November 8, 7 p.m., free
Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St.,
In the aftermath of the election, it’s a nice idea for everyone to take some time to reflect on what is valuable to us about Santa Monica. Those interested in expressing their feelings about the city can join hosts Marissa and Jerry Rubin for this community forum.
Our Santa Monica Bay
November 9, 7 p.m., free
Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St., 310.395.1308.
Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club inaugurates a free history lecture series with Families of the Rancho Boca de Santa Monica. Speakers Terri de la Peña and Sharon Reyes will trace their heritage as the descendants of the Rancho Marquez and Reyes families, recipients of the 1839 Mexican land grant for all Santa Monica Canyon, who played a vital role in the development of Santa Monica as we know it today.