February 7, 2008
The Calendar Girls: Picks, kicks and plugs
February 9 -- 15
(Page 2 - Previous Page)Super Sunday phone-a-thon, which raised $4 million last year. Register by calling the Jewish Federation Goldsmith Center, (323) 761-8319, Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance, (818) 464-3227 or Jewish Federation South Bay, (323) 761-8292. SuperSunday@JewishLA.org.
Krav Maga means "contact combat" in Hebrew, and it has been used to train Israel's Defense Forces since before 1948. Now Stephen S. Wise Temple's The W Group (20s-30s) is gearing up to learn some self-defense techniques. So get out your black belt, Gucci belt or army belt and prepare for some serious physical conditioning! 2-4 p.m. $15. Location given upon registration. (310) 889-2242. http://www.wisela.org.
Stroll through the romantic Venice Canals with Social Circle, a unique singles group for people between the ages of 45 and 65. After the walk, enjoy a scrumptious brunch at Baja Cantina Restaurant with old and new friends. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free (bring money for lunch). Meet at Baja Cantina, 311 Washington Blvd., Venice. (213) 215-4333. email@example.com.
MON | FEBRUARY 11
Have you ever wished that instead of working for your career, your career could work for you? Authors Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio can tell you how to turn your wish into reality with "The Girl's Guide to Kicking Your Career Into Gear: Valuable Lessons, True Stories, And Tips for Using What You've Got (A Brain!) To Make Your Worklife Work For You." Learn how to empower yourself in one of the two workshops happening this week. Mon., Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. Free. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 449-5320. Also, Tue., Feb. 12 at 11:30 a.m. $55-$70 (luncheon included). Beverly Hilton Hotel, Whittier Room, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. R.S.V.P. required, (310) 553-2222. http://www.girlsguidetobusiness.com.
The Jews of Shanghai fled Baghdad to escape the farhud, Russia to escape the pogroms and Germany to escape the Holocaust. Writer, poet and speaker Leah Jacob Garrick, a fourth-generation Shanghailander, will tell the fascinating story of this community's survival, resettlements and unity. Sponsored by Adat Shalom Women's League and Men's Club. 7:30-10 p.m. Donations welcome. Adat Shalom, 3030 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 475-4985. http://www.adatshalomla.org.
WED | FEBRUARY 13
Who said Valentine's Day is only about chocolates and fancy dinners? Prepare yourself for a night out, or a night in, with mini-facials, make-up consultations and massages at the National Jewish Council of Women's "Spa Fundraiser." In addition to pampering yourself, you can donate to a good cause -- Women Helping Women Services' "Emergency Survival Fund," which provides emergency food, transportation and clothing to women and children in need. 4-9 p.m. $50 donation. Origins at Century City Westfield Mall, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City. To schedule treatments call, (323) 852-8515. http://www.ncjwla.org.
Whether you write fantasy fiction, sci-fi thrillers or crime novels, the "Write On!" writer's group at the Santa Monica Barnes and Noble can help nudge your work in the right direction. Led by writer Debra Eckerling, the monthly workshop focuses on setting goals, troubleshooting, light critique and networking. 7 p.m. Every second Wednesday of the month. Free. 1201 Third St. Promenade, Santa Monica. (310) 260-9110. http://www.coastbunny.com.
FRI | FEBRUARY 15
With a fresh face and an old soul, American folk singer Brett Dennen will perfectly complement the Skirball's Bob Dylan exhibition by demonstrating the influence of the legendary rock star on today's music. Part of the "Interpreting Dylan" concert series, Dennen echoes the same folk heart, soulfulness and social commentary that made Dylan a cultural icon. 8 p.m. $15 (students), $20 (members), $25 (general). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (877) 722-4849. http://www.skirball.org.
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