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SMC’s Drescher Planetarium announces June events

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium invites you to enjoy an evening of magnificent deep-sky images, including star clusters, planetary nebulae, and even a bright supernova remnant. The planetarium's June schedule also offers an opportunity to gaze at the Moon and Saturn through telescopes. The feature shows and the evening... Read more →

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St. Matthew’s Music Guild season finale set

On Friday, June 5, at 8 p.m., St. Matthew's Music Guild concludes its 2014-15 season in Pacific Palisades with a program featuring The Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew's in Mendelssohn's Suite from the Incidental Music for Shakespeare's “Midsummer Night's Dream.” The program also includes two choral masterpieces: Franz Joseph Haydn's Te... Read more →

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Rusty’s fundraiser to benefit Church in Ocean Park

Forty-three years ago, Reverend Jim Conn, went to the United Methodist Bishop and made a deal. The historic church building at the corner of 2nd and Hill was a sorry place indeed. The congregation had been dying off for years and it was a mere skeleton of a church. Conn cut a deal with the Bishop who guaranteed two years' salary to get... Read more →

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Fundraising bicycle ride comes to Santa Monica

On April 19, 57-year old grandfather Eric McIntyre left the comfort of his home in New Orleans and to ride his bike 75 miles a day, over 7,000 miles, for a 3-month journey in tribute to his wife Liz and her ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer. McIntyre's journey throughout the United States is a fundraiser for the Lazarex Cancer... Read more →

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In June, there’s music in the air at Santa Monica College

The Santa Monica College Music Department will present a variety of spring concerts in June in The Broad Stage or The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica). The concerts include a performance of Haydn's “Paukenmesse” (Missa in tempore belli), famous for its inclusion of the timpani in... Read more →

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NorthStar Moving, Coldwell Banker partner for food drive

NorthStar Moving Company has teamed up once again with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for its third annual “Let's Send Hunger Packing” food drive to feed hungry children in Los Angeles and Orange counties. “Last year we were thrilled to collect over 8,000 pounds of food which provided 6,487 meals to the area's hungry... Read more →

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Summer fun at Annenberg Community Beach House

Make a splash this summer at the Annenberg Community Beach House — open to all, no membership required. Whether lounging at the oceanfront pool or paddleboarding in the Pacific, there's plenty of opportunity for a great day at the beach at this one-of-a-kind public beach house. New this summer Sunset Swim, for ages 18 and up, on the... Read more →

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Helping Hands hosts ‘Great Giveaway’

Santa Monica Church of the Nazarene is hosting a community giveaway event on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers describe it as similar to a community garage sale, except nothing's being sold. Everything is free. Participants are allowed to take what they or someone they know might need. Helping Hands is a ministry at the... Read more →

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Pedal on the Pier to support kids’ camps

The Harold Robinson Foundation will transform the Santa Monica Pier into a high-energy outdoor cycling studio for its annual fundraiser May 31 with a mission to raise money to send over 25 Los Angeles inner-city schools to camp. The 5th annual Pedal on the Pier, a 100-mile ride overlooking the Pacific Ocean, will be led by renowned Los... Read more →

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Synapse Dance Theater to showcase new works at Broad Stage

Santa Monica College's Synapse Dance Theater — the innovative and widely praised contemporary dance ensemble — will present a program of new repertory by professional guest artists, award-winning faculty artists, and up-and-coming student choreographers on May 30 and 31. Performances are at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, and... Read more →

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Children’s nonprofit seeking foster families

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize that everyone can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care. There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California. Los Angeles County's foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with 450 foster children waiting to be connected to a family... Read more →

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Fitness, fashion and food at Santa Monica Pier

Level Sports' The Fit Tour, May 29 at the Santa Monica Pier, will feature 25 gyms/trainers, top fitness and health brands, and a pre-event fitness fashion show. The Fit Tour, open to all regardless of fitness level, is a unique, immersive experience aimed at helping everyone stick to their fitness resolutions and achieve their fitness... Read more →