For the members of the Westchester Mental Health Guild, November is an exciting time as they gear up for the Holiday Home Tour. Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, the annual event gives people the OK to be looky-loos for the day and tour some of the area’s most fabulous homes all for a good cause. Continue reading
Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles is holding its first local event this month focusing on Alzheimer’s disease and brain health. For Playa del Rey resident and Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles board member, Chad Cole, the forum is an opportunity for people to not only get information, but also a chance to help change how the disease is perceived. Cole, who is a local real estate agent, has a personal connection with the devastating disease. His grandmother, Edith Snyder, suffered from the disease for over 10 years before passing away, an experience that was profoundly heartbreaking for him and his family. Continue reading
The Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary is a 50+ member strong club dedicated to making a difference in the community. Read more about the club and how to get involved by clicking HERE .
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The Westchester Rotary is hosting the Jim Bunch Memorial Arts Scholarships open to 8th graders who reside or attend school in the Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Del Rey or Marina del Rey areas.
The Rotary Club is looking for candidates talented in the fine or performing arts. Applications will be broken up into three different categories:
• Entries must be original work, created by the individual contestant.
• Art entries must fall into one of the following categories: painting, drawing, photography, ceramic, sculpture or cultural.
• Art entries may not exceed 50 inches in any one direction.
• Limited to one soloist.
• Style is limited to classic ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, tap or cultural.
• Performance should be 1.5 to 2 minutes in length.
• Contestant may bring pre-recorded accompaniment.
• Contestant may be a vocalist, instrumentalist or both.
• Musical performance should be 1.5 to 3 minutes in length.
• Contestants may be accompanied by piano or guitar or may bring pre-recorded accompaniment.
The deadline for applications is Friday, February 24. Candidates must be available to perform or display their artistic entry on the afternoon of March 26 at LA Arts Collective in Westchester. Scholarships in amounts up to $1,000 will be announced at the end of the event.
For more information on the competition or to obtain an application, please contact Cozette Vergari at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 2017. Updated February 2, 2017.
January is often a time for people to make goals and a list of things they’d like to accomplish in the next 12 months. If one of your resolutions this year is to give back and get involved in your local community but you’re not sure where to get started, Covenant Presbyterian Church is hosting its second annual Community Connections event on Sunday, January 29. The goal is to showcase, in an expo type environment, local groups, organizations and nonprofits that can “help you or help others.” Continue reading
The votes are in and we are proud to share the results of our 2016 Fifth Annual Best Of Readers’ Poll with you! Our neighborhood is made up of so many great restaurants, businesses and organizations, and we are honored to be able to recognize some of these outstanding community members every August in our “Best Of” issue. Continue reading
Community members will have another shopping option when it comes to purchasing fruits and veggies now that a new Farmers’ Market is opening in the Westchester Triangle on Sundays. The new market is a collaboration between Westchester Vitalization and the Westchester Town Center BID organizations. Vitalization is also the sponsor for the Westchester Farmers’ Market that takes place every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westchester Park. Continue reading
Grab your red, white and blue and head down to Loyola Boulevard to celebrate America’s birthday at the 17th Annual Fourth of July Parade presented by the LAX Coastal Chamber.