Westside Thanksgiving Community Dinner

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Since 1982, volunteers have been coming together to serve a free holiday meal for the community. It is open not only to not to the homeless but also many students, singles, seniors, low-income families, or anyone alone on Thanksgiving.

The meal is served from 11 AM to 3 PM. There will also be games and family activities. Due to several generous donations, free haircuts, blankets, clothing, hygiene kits, and a resource fair will be provided to those individuals and families in need.

If you would like to volunteer, please call ahead so they know which shift you will be covering. Phone number is (310) 394-3153. Lots of information can be found on their website.

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Santa Monica Binge Free Festival

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Santa Monica is hosting it’s first Fringe Fest, running from October 17th to October 30, 2016. Productions will cover a wide variety of topics from all genres, from comedy to drama and fairytale.

Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance by calling the box office at 310-394-9779 Ext 1. Or email the playhouse at theatre@SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com (when emailing be sure to leave your full name, contact number, and number of seats you’d like to reserve).

Check their Facebook event page for a schedule of plays and workshops.

Zombie Preparedness Class

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Did you ever think you would be great at surviving the zombie apocalypse? Would you want to find out?

Two REI stores in LA County are hosting free classes to challenge you to think about what you or your family would do in the event of a zombie outbreak (or other natural disaster).

Class is from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at either location. You must pre-register at the location of your choice.

Santa Monica: October 19, 2016

Woodland Hills: October 24, 2016

 

Santa Monica Pumpkin Carry

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On Wednesday, October 26th you can get all the pumpkins you can carry in Santa Monica for just $5!

Visitors to the pumpkin patch can grab, stack, and arrange the gourds in any way in their arms and must walk a 25-foot aisle with their haul. They get to keep what they can carry for just $5 (then figure out how to get them home later). Event goes from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM – or until all the pumpkins are gone.

Visit the Santa Monica tourism website for more details. Costumes are strongly encouraged.

Veterans Stand Down

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A Veterans Stand Down is an opportunity for veterans to receive a multitude of services free of charge. They can also meet with social workers to discuss benefit options. This one will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the VA Welcome Center in West LA.

There is no website for this event. We were unable to obtain more information by emailing various sources. The contact number listed above is Melinda Estes at 310-478-3711, ext. 48325.

Found LA

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Found LA: Festival of Neighborhoods offers free guided tours throughout several neighborhoods in Los Angeles County. It’s a great way to experience the diversity of all the different cultures throughout are area. Tours are led by local residents, artists, and public figures.

Tours are scheduled to take place Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th.

Visit their website to find out more and see which locations are offered this year.

Culver City Art Walk

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To celebrate the fall art season, on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 2 PM to 6 PM guests are encouraged to take a free self-guided tour of the art galleries, retailers, and creative spaces in Culver City. The walk is on Washington Boulevard, between Helms and Fairfax Avenue.

To alleviate parking congestion in the area, guests can take advantage of unlimited bus rides for $1 courtesy of Culver CityBus. Guests can purchase an ART WALK bus pass from the driver on the day of the event. The ART WALK bus pass is valid for unlimited rides on Line 1 and Line 4 between noon and 8 PM.

To see a listing of participating venues and entertainment, please visit their website.