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Help choose the Fourth of July Parade theme!

Every year, thousands of community members gather for Westchester’s largest patriotic celebration in honor of America’s birthday and to show a little hometown pride at the Westchester Fourth of July Parade. Next year, when America celebrates its 243rd birthday, the parade will also be celebrating a momentous occasion–its 20th anniversary!

Organizers have already started meeting to create a wish list of entries, floats and entertainment, but first they need the community’s help in selecting a parade theme. The parade committee is asking anyone with an idea for a fun, engaging theme for the event to email laxcoastalonparade@gmail.com by Friday, November 23rd. Every person who submits an original idea will be entered into a $25 gift card raffle to a local restaurant. If a submitted theme is selected for the 20th anniversary event, the winner will be invited to ride in the parade with their family and will also receive a parade swag bag.
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Our picks for the best local fall & Halloween events

Fall is here, and October is gearing up to be the best month of the year for community events and activities for the whole family. Whether you’re looking to hop on some classic carnival rides while enjoying cotton candy or to be scared by undead pirates on a haunted ship, there’s an activity for you to enjoy this month! Not into thrills and chills? There’s also plenty of opportunities to paint pumpkins and win prizes at game booths! Continue reading

It’s Best Of voting time!

We all have our favorite local spots, so now is your chance to vote for who will take home our 2018 Best Of honors! Our community is full of great businesses and organizations that deserve to be recognized, so show your support by voting!

First round voting: May 11 through June 7: Now Closed.

Final round of voting starts Friday, June 8. Voting ends on Friday, June 29.

Voting link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/finalhtnbestof2018

 

Calling all artists!

Interested in helping beautify the community through art?

We are looking for artists to apply to paint murals on utility boxes in Westchester and Playa del Rey!

Applications have been extended to January 22, 2018 due to the holidays.

Selected artists will be contacted in the new year with painting anticipated to begin in January/February.

Selected artists will receive a fixed stipend for materials. During this first round of the Utility Box Mural Project, approximately 10 designs will be selected to be painted on boxes along major thoroughfares in Westchester and Playa del Rey.

Please email westchesterplayaart@gmail.com for an application with criteria and eligibility requirements.

Updated January 2018.

Westchester Mental Health Guild’s 35th Annual Home Tour provides opportunity to tour area homes for charity

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

Local Easter Egg Hunts

Grab your baskets and get ready to search for candy-filled eggs at one of these local Easter Egg hunts:

• Celebrate the spring season at the Westchester Farmers’ Market on Sunday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 12. On Sunday, April 9, the farmers’ market will have a free petting zoo and visit from a fire truck from 9 to noon and an Easter Egg hunt and story-time from 11 am to noon. All day, guests to the market can enjoy community booths, Easter crafts and live music. The Sunday Farmers’ Market runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Westchester Triangle, located on the 6200 block of 87th Street between Truxton’s Ave. and Sepulveda Eastway. Continue reading

Break out the knitting needles for Yarn Crawl

If you’ve ever wanted to knit a scarf, crochet a blanket or complete a needlepoint to hang on your wall, the L.A. County Yarn Crawl is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

During the four-day event, taking place from Thursday, April 6 through Sunday, April 9, Westchester’s Needlepoints West will be one of 20 stores throughout L.A. County that is opening its doors for newbies, novices and experts for a day filled with yarn, crafting, giveaways and more. Continue reading