featuring the news and activities of the HRC’s partners and friends
MARCH 15: 40th Birthday Bash—Get your tickets for the Westside Family Health Center’s 40th anniversary celebration of its past, present, and future. Sat Mar 15 | 7-11pm Food, Drink, Dancing, Silent Auction | 8:30pm Live Auction | Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica | 530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica 90405 | tickets at wfhcenter.org
MARCH 19: Pico Spring Mixer—Don’t miss the Pico Improvement Organization’s first mixer of 2014. Join the PIO for refreshments, door prizes, and more! The PIO is committed to promoting business and commerce within the Santa Monica Pico Blvd Business Improvement area. The PIO is committed to promoting goodwill between the business community and the residential areas immediately adjacent to the Boulevard. Wed Mar 19 | 5:30-7pm | Vidiots| 302 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica 90405
APRIL 27: The Ed Foundation’s Pier Party—Save the date for fun at the Santa Monica Pier to benefit our students, our schools, and our community in support of the SMMUSD Vision for Student Success. Ticket Level 1: $25 or 5 for $100 includes wristband for unlimited rides. Ticket Level 2: $50 includes wristband for unlimited rides, 5 games tickets and a meal ticket. VIP event: $175 includes unlimited rides, 5 game tickets, brunch prepared by exclusive restaurants and parking pass. Contact [email protected] or 310-396-4557. Sun, Apr 27 | 10am-2pm | Palisades Park
APRIL 27: Spring Cleaning Clothes-Out—The Church in Ocean Park’s next clothing exchange will benefit the Ocean Park Community Center. Sun, Apr 27| 1:00pm | CIOP, 235 Hill St, Santa Monica 90405
NEW Community Civic Engagement Strategy—The Office of the Santa Monica City Manager recently raised civic engagement to the level of an initiative with the unanimous support of the City Council. The hope of the Community Civic Engagement Strategy (CCES) is to complement the extant level of engagement in Santa Monica by increasing the number and spectrum of residents who are involved in the civic process of local governance, decision-making, and access to local government. The strategy seeks to create more transparency, two-way dialogue, and greater synergy. The first of various rollouts that are planned for the next two years is The People’s Academy—a free seven-week course about local government in Santa Monica. Twenty residents will be selected from the applications received through March 5th, and will meet once a week from April through mid-May. Seven two-hour sessions are designed for the participant residents to “better understand how to get things done, and ways to become more informed and connected with the community.” Follow the academy at http://academy.smgov.net.
NEW Pico Branch Library—The excitement over the new Pico Branch Library is increasing. The new staff has started to meet. The grand opening is being planned. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.