April 22, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

SMC’s Emeritus College To Celebrate 40th Anniversary:

Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with events ranging from an open house and art exhibition and reception, to a silent benefit and a special tribute to Retired Emeritus College Associate Dean Maggie Hall.

“Throughout the past four decades, Emeritus College has survived and thrived because of the dedication and warm connections between students, faculty, staff, and volunteers,” said Emeritus College Acting Associate Dean Gita Runkle. “We are so fortunate to be in a community that values lifelong learning and we hope the community enjoys our 40th Anniversary activities. A committee full of amazing volunteers has been working tirelessly to create a fun-packed and meaningful celebration for this momentous occasion.”

Emeritus College was founded by SMC in 1975 to serve the lifelong learning interests of older adults. Today, the widely praised program offers more than 120 free classes and special programs, and serves over 3,000 students each year.

All anniversary events are free and will be held at Emeritus College, 1227 Second St., Santa Monica. Parking is available next door in Santa Monica Public Parking Structure No. 2.

The 40th Anniversary activities include:

• Monday, May 4: Open House & Silent Benefit Preview from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Emeritus College Art Gallery. Festive event will include live music by Emeritus College students, display a pictorial review of Emeritus College’s history, feature live portrait drawings by an Emeritus College student, and start the preview period (May 4-8) for the amazing selection of creative works, collectibles, services, and experiences contributed to a Silent Benefit organized by Emeritus Gallery Director Jesse Benson in support of Emeritus College.

• Tuesday, May 12: 40th Anniversary Emeritus College Art Exhibition Opening Reception & Start of Silent Benefit from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Emeritus College Art Gallery. Opening reception – with Ikebana arrangement by Tory Lowitz, light refreshments, and a pictorial review of Emeritus College’s history – for exhibition of works by Emeritus College and guest professional artists, including Charles Arnoldi, Steven Bankhead, Merwin Belin, Jesse Benson, Judy Benson, Olivia Booth, Carla Danes, Erwin Glaub, John Greco, Scott Greiger, Jacob Melchi, Renee Petropoulos, Catherine Tirr, and Erin Watson. The reception opens the Silent Benefit bidding period (May 12-22) for the art on exhibit, as well as jewelry, event tickets, professional services, antiquities, experiences, memorabilia, and more, with selections ranging from very affordable items to valuable collectibles. Exhibition runs through June 16.

• Monday-Friday, May 18-22: Emeritus College Annual Fund Drive all day at the Emeritus College Walkway. Find out about Emeritus College, then make a contribution to the Annual Fund and get the chance to spin the wheel for prizes!

• Thursday, May 28: 40th Anniversary Closing Event from 12 to 1 p.m. in Emeritus College Room 107. Welcome by Emeritus College Acting Associate Dean Gita Runkle, presentation of resolution from State Assembly Member Richard Bloom’s office, and a special tribute to Retired Emeritus College Associate Dean Maggie Hall.

The Emeritus College 40th Anniversary sponsors include Merrill Lynch Bank of America Corporation, UCLA Health, and Heart Light.

For more information about Emeritus College and its 40th Anniversary activities, visit www.smc.edu/emeritus or call (310) 434-4306.

Related Posts

Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Committee’s Annual Commemoration

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

Annual event to be held virtually Thursday April 15 Submitted by the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Committee Standing at...

Film Review: Minari

March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021

MINARIRated PG-13115 MinutesReleased February 26th Amazon Prime, Google Play, DirecTV/ Virtual screening on A24films.comWon Golden Globe – Best Picture Foreign...

Video: Indoor Dining Close to Returning in LA County?

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

Indoor dining could return to LA County very soon. Learn more and hear what diners have to say in this...

The Importance of Upgrades

February 23, 2021

February 23, 2021

Whether you’re talking about upgrading your home, business, or computer systems, the results are the same: upgrades are essential maintenance...

Film Review: Bliss

February 14, 2021

February 14, 2021

FILM REVIEWBLISSRated R103 MinutesReleased February 5th on Amazon Prime Do you find that when return home from travels to another...

Art of Recovery Projects Connect the Community and Brighten Santa Monica Streets

February 9, 2021

February 9, 2021

The City of Santa Monica’s Cultural Affairs Division’s next round of Art of Recovery projects will be implemented throughout Santa Monica in the...

The International Gem & Jewelry Show Is Coming

February 3, 2021

February 3, 2021

The last time the International Gem & Jewelry Show was highlighted in Santa Monica, offers ranged from $5 to $5000...

We-Drive Ins Opening New Location In Santa Monica

February 2, 2021

February 2, 2021

WE Drive-Ins has announced the opening of an exclusive premiere drive-in experience featuring all new release films, with their newest...

Film Review: One Night in Miami

January 28, 2021

January 28, 2021

One Night in Miami is an extraordinary film crafted by a superb team of filmmakers and cast. Four men who...

“The Marksman” – Liam Neeson Delivers Another Knock-Out Performance

January 28, 2021

January 28, 2021

There is a reason why award-winning actor Liam Neeson is one of the highest box office grossing actors in the...

Brian Dennehy Stars In The Tender DRIVEWAYS – His Final Film

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

What makes DRIVEWAYS particularly poignant is that it was Brian Dennehy’s last film before he died and his cinematic presence...

What To Pack When Traveling

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021

When you are traveling, whether it is for vacation or business, you need to consider many things. Obviously, to begin,...