Dia de los Ninos (Day of the Children) at the HUB

Dia de los Ninos (Day of the Children) at the HUB

Join us at “The Hub” in celebrating children & families.  There will be
Information on Classes & Workshops
Summer Program Info & Early Sign-ups
Preschool Guided tours & Enrollment
Info on Local Services
Local Vendors
Free Giveaways
Snacks, Activities & Special Guest
Fun for all

When:         Sunday, April 28, 2013
Time:          12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Where:        The Hub on Venice, 11827 Venice Blvd
Info:            www.thehubonvenice.com
(310) 915-5200  or e-mail below:

Joint Forum on the Santa Monica Airport Saturday

Joint Forum on the Santa Monica Airport

The Venice Neighborhood Council and the Mar Vista Community Council will hold a joint forum on the effects of the Santa Monica Airport (SMO) on Los Angeles residents.

When:         Saturday, April 27, 2013
Time:          1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where:        Penmar Recreation Center
1341 Lake St., Venice, CA (vicinity of Walgrove & Rose)

(310) 396-8735
Click on this Link to get Facebook Info:           Details on Santa Monica Airport Event 

Pacific LAPD Senior Lead Officer Summit April 24, 2013

Pacific LAPD Senior Lead Officer Summit
Wednesday April 24th from 6:30-8:00 pm,
Playa Vista Center Point Club, 6200 Playa Vista Drive
·         Be sure to spread the word to your friends and family – ALL ARE WELCOME
·         Meet your LAPD SLO, Meet your neighbors, Connect with your community.
·         Special focus on Disaster Awareness and Emergency Preparedness
·         Special Guests/Presenters include: American Red Cross, LAFD Community Emergency Response Team unit,  City of LA Emergency Management Department and more!!
·         Great handouts too including: Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch,  Map My Neighborhood, Lock It Hide It Keep It, LA County Disaster Manuals and more
·         This is a DON’T MISS EVENT of the year especially if you care about building caring communities, safety and security, emergency preparedness!
·         For more information or questions please free to contact LAPD SLO Officers Kristan Delatori 32914@lapd.lacity.org or Marcy Garcia 33003@lapd.lacity.org

Summer Camp Sign Up starting April 22, 2013

Summer Camp Sign Up

It’s hard to believe we’re already talking about Summer Camp but early registration begins on April 22nd.  Summer Camp will be held from June 10th – August 9th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

When:         Early Bird Registration is from April 22, 2013 – May 3, 2013
Where:        Mar Vista Park
click on the link        Info:            Mar Vista Park Info

Garden Tour and Book Sale Saturday April 20, 2013

5th Annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase

The Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase has put Mar Vista on the map with over 2000 attendees last year.  There will be 98 gardens on the tour this year.  Please check out their website link below and plan a tour for yourself and a group of family and/or friends.

When:         Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time:          10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where:        See map on their website for gardens
Cost:           Free
Info:            http://marvistagreengardenshowcase.blogspot.com

and on the way  check out the Book Sale at Mar Vista Library 12006 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90066

When:        Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time:         10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where:       Mar Vista Library

Bicycles on Venice Blvd. for CicLAvia this Sunday

Venice Blvd. East will be closed most of the day on Sunday April 21, 2013

Here is the info.

It’s time for CicLAvia! Following please find street closure/map information to help you navigate your travel routes this weekend! Here is their website if you would like more information: http://www.ciclavia.org/

Eastbound Venice Blvd is open to motorists between Crenshaw/Venice and the western part of the route at Venice and Grand. Westbound Venice is closed to cars the entire route.

31 Crossing points for cars are at the following intersections starting from west to east:

1. Pacific and Grand
2. Abbot Kinney and Venice
3. Lincoln and Venice
4. Beethoven and Venice
5. Centinela and Venice
6. Sawtelle and Venice
7. Sepulveda and Venice
8. Overland and Venice
9. Culver and Venice
10. Robertsone and Venice
11. National and Venice
12. La Cienega and Venice
13. Cadillac and Venice
14. Fairfax and Venice
15. Hauser and Venice
16. La Brea and Venice
17. Crenshaw and Venice
18. Arlington and Venice
19. Western and Venice
20. Normandie and Venice
21.Vermont and Venice
22. Pico and Alvarado
23. Olympic and Alvarado
24. 8th and Alvarado
25. 7th and Union
26. 7th and Figueroa
27. 7th and Grand
28. 7th and Broadway
29. 6th and Main
30. 3rd and Main
31. Temple and Main

CicLAvia – To the Sea, Downtown <—> Venice

Sunday, April 21st marks the sixth round of CicLAvia, one of Los Angeles’s premiere public events. It returns in 2013 in a special fashion as the route, for the first time, will not only go through Council District 5, but will also connect the city’s downtown historic center with seaside Venice.
Fifteen miles of city road will be closed to motorists and transformed into a safe, car-free, open space for pedestrians and cyclists to gather, walk, bicycle, and experience Los Angeles from a different and whole new perspective. The program’s expansion to the coast enables participants to explore and traverse many of LA’s rich and diverse communities that lay between downtown and the sea, without the worries of traffic congestion and gridlock that normally plague our thoroughfares.
CicLAvia will begin at 10am and will end at 3pm. During this time, Eastbound Venice Blvd will be accessible to motorists. A full map of the route, crossing points for cars, and metro rail station locations in close proximity to the festival can be found at this link. Please visit the website whether you are participating in the event or traveling in the area.
There is much to see on the fifteen mile stretch, as it is often said that CicLAvia allows participants to encounter neighborhoods of their own and those unfamiliar to them with fresh eyes. In addition, there will also be several hubs stationed along the route to offer information, activities, free water, food vendors, restrooms, first aid, and other services.
There are a number of ways to experience and nagivate CicLAvia, so using the event’s Trip Planner is encouraged to make the day run smoother.  It is advised that you plan to return to your point of origin or destination by 3:00pm to avoid car traffic.
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