Briefs

Library launches Peeps candy diorama contest

Creative kids are encouraged to utilize the seasonal Peeps candy to enter the Peeps-apalooza Diorama Contest at the Santa Monica Public Library on Tuesday, April 7. To participate children aged 17 and under must design and create a diorama at home using Peeps candies with a boot or shoe box base. Dioramas must be based on a book. One entry... Read more →

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SMC master dance class series resumes April 2

The Santa Monica College Dance Department is proud to present the Spring 2015 Masters of Dance Series, an eclectic series of master classes and lectures. The series opens on April 2 with a special dance seminar — “How to Make Money with Your Dance Degree” — presented by Monica Reid, an expert with more than 10 years of experience in... Read more →

Health

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Childhood nutrition: key to the economy?

Childhood nutrition is a dietary issue with complex health consequences — but a growing body of medical experts, researchers and advocacy groups also see economic implications. They point out that children whose nutritional needs are not met are more likely to have difficulties focusing and more likely to miss school days for... Read more →

Community Profiles

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A tale of two Kevin McKeowns

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a multi-part series about Santa Monica’s two Kevin McKeowns. Kevin McKeown still remembers the campaign posters bearing his name, a somewhat odd sight considering he wasn’t running for office. He soon learned it wasn’t some sort of practical joke, but rather a quirk of fate: another Kevin... Read more →

Briefs

SMC symphony presenting special concert

The Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra will present a special concert Sunday, March 29, featuring a Romantic program of music both happy and sad. Los Angeles baritone John Atkins joins the symphony to perform as guest artist. SMC student Joseph Rishik, a cellist, is also featured. The concert will be held at 4 p.m. in The Broad Stage... Read more →

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‘Wake Up With The Waves’ returns to Santa Monica Pier

Now in its ninth year, the children's concert series "Wake Up With The Waves" returns to the Pier on Saturday mornings. Starting March 28 through May 16, children 1-8 and their parents can enjoy free interactive concerts and activities including singing, dancing and movement, puppets, talent shows, dress-up, face-painting, prizes and... Read more →

Briefs

Blowin’ Smoke hosting 20th birthday bash

On Saturday, March 28, from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., there's going to be a huge 20th birthday bash presented by, and featuring, Larry "Fuzzy" Knight's Blowin' Smoke Rhythm & Blues Revue featuring The Fabulous Smokettes, at Harvelle's, 1432 4th St., in Santa Monica. Admission is $10. Info: (310) 395-1676 or santamonica.harvelles.com. Two... Read more →

People

Honoring women who shape Santa Monica

The four women come from different backgrounds and work in a variety of fields, but they are united by one goal: improving the local community. These active citizens — Julia Miele, Rochelle Fanali, Julie Rusk and Sandy Jacobson — will be recognized at 7 p.m. March 26 during the eighth-annual celebration of “Women Who Shape Santa... Read more →

Community Profiles

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Faces of Santa Monica: Heal’s Renee Dua

Dr. Renee Dua fell into entrepreneurship after creating Heal, an on-demand app for health care. Heal brings doctors to you within the hour for a flat rate of $99. Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media, talks to Renee about Santa Monica, the future of health care and Heal.   Erik Huberman: What made you want to become an entrepreneur? Renee... Read more →

Briefs

Community giveaway at The Church in Ocean Park

The Church in Ocean Park, in conjunction with the L.A. Peace Society, will host a community give-away on March 22 from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the church, 235 Hill St. This event is based upon a Native American ceremony called "Giveaway" and its purpose is to create balance in the community. Residents are asked to bring items that they no... Read more →

Briefs

Library to host mystery authors

The Santa Monica Public Library celebrates Women's History Month with "A Tale of Two Cities: Mysteries Set in Paris and New York," a discussion with writers Cara Black and Rhys Bowen, on Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library's MLK, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Bestselling authors Cara Black and Rhys Bowen take... Read more →