September News Briefs
Women and Books, First Tuesday of Each Month, There, There by Tommy Orange — Tuesday, September 3 at 7 p.m.
Women and Books is a book club that meets on the first Tuesday of each month to discuss books written by women authors. This month features There, There by Tommy Orange. Women and Books is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood and the West Hollywood Library. Admission is free, but space is limited so RSVPs are encouraged. Free parking will be available at the adjacent five-story West Hollywood Park parking structure with validation. For more information, please visit www.meetup.com/womenandbooksinweho.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
Be Well WeHo Mindfulness Series: Depression — Wednesday, September 4 at 3 p.m. and at 6 p.m.
As part of the City of West Hollywood’s Be Well WeHo Mindfulness Series, the City is offering two opportunities to learn about the topic of depression. Do you feel sad and blue at times? Do you have low energy and do not want to do what you normally enjoy doing? Do you isolate yourself and refuse to participate in activities? This class is designed to put you back in control of your mood and provide you with information that helps you create a meaningful and joyful life. Everyone over 18 is welcome; the workshop is just $3 to attend. For more information and to register, please contact Jenny Ivanova at (323) 848-6302 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 3 p.m. and at 6 p.m. at the West Hollywood Community Center at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Be Well WeHo: UCLA Memory Training — Thursdays, Beginning Thursday, September 5 at 3 p.m.
As part of the City of West Hollywood’s Be Well WeHo Mindfulness Series, the City is offering the opportunity to join four weeks of classes where attendees will be covering memory training exercises. Developed by UCLA, this memory class provides practical ways to help you: keep track of keys, phones, or other personal items; retain and recall dates, phone numbers, and addresses; and, put names with faces. New students may not join after the second session. Everyone over 18 is welcome. Cost $3 per class. To register, visit www.weho.org/recreation. For more information, call (323) 848-6843.
Each Thursday from September 5, 2019 through September 26, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Plummer Park Community Center, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
City of West Hollywood Rec ‘n’ Roll Mobile Recreation Event — Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy recreation in the great outdoors at Kings Road Park this summer when the Rec ‘n’ Roll team rolls into your neighborhood park. Kids ages 4 to 10 will have fun with board games, sidewalk chalk, sports equipment, craft projects, and much more. Please note: Parental supervision is required in order to participate. Admission is free, no registration is required. Rain will cancel this event. For more information, please call (323) 848-6534.
Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kings Road Park, located at 1000 N. Kings Road.
Fertile La Toyah Jackson Volume 1 — Sunday, September 8 at 7p.m.
Presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division Transgender Arts Initiative grant, Dirty Looks Inc. presents a new restoration of Vaginal Davis and Rick Castro’s Fertile La Toyah Jackson Volume 1. For more information, please contact Mike Che at (323) 848-6377 or at email@example.com.
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Long Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Emergency Preparedness Fair: Pizza & Preparedness — Monday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. The City of West Hollywood’s Public Safety Department invites community members to its Pizza and Preparedness with Public Safety community event on Monday, September 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Plummer Park Community Center, Rooms 5 and 6, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. Representatives from the City’s Public Safety Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s West Hollywood station, and Los Angeles County Fire Department will discuss emergency preparedness. The event is free. No RSVP is required. The program will feature: emergency kit and home evacuation plan training; basic first aid and CPR training; earthquake and West Hollywood fault line education; emergency plans for pets; information on how to be CERT trained; and, a vendor will be on hand with emergency supplies for purchase. Did we mention pizza?! More information about the City’s Public Safety Department can be found at www.weho.org/services/public-safety.For more information, please contact Lily Campbell at (323) 848-6831 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, September 9, 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Community Center, Rooms 5 and 6, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Human Rights Speakers Series: Panel Discussion and Screening of Birthright: A War Story — Tuesday, September 10, at 6:30 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series, in conjunction with Hollywood NOW, present a screening and panel discussion of Birthright: A War Story, a feature length documentary that exposes the truth of how American women are being jailed, physically violated, and even put at risk of death as a radical movement tightens its grip across America and allows states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when, and how women will bear children. Panelists include Civia Tamarkin, Writer/ Director, Birthright: A War Story; Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor, University of California, Irvine and Founding Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy; Emiliana Guereca, Founder / Executive Director, Women’s March Los Angeles Foundation; and, duVergne Gaines, Director, Feminist Majority Foundation’s Feminist Campus Program and National Clinic Access Project. Admission is free, but RSVP is required at http://bit.ly/HRSS-Sep2019.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
Junk in the Trunk Rummage Sale — Saturday, September 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division will host a Junk in the Trunk rummage sale. Participants may sell items from the trunks of their vehicles or in the space remaining in designated areas. Anyone who has yard sale items to sell is invited to register to participate in the event — no vendor goods will be permitted. Items can be displayed from car trunks and hatches, or in a parking space sale area using a tarp or table. Sellers are welcome to use one pop-up tent or a canopy in their assigned space, but those must not be bigger than 10’x10’. Participants may start setting up at 8 a.m. Cars will not be allowed to enter the lot after 9 a.m. Parking lot sale spaces, which cover two standard parking spots, are available for $15 and must be reserved in advance. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free for shoppers.
For more information, please contact Michael Gasca, City of West Hollywood Recreation Coordinator, at (323) 848-6546 or at email@example.com.
Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, in the north parking lot, located off of Fountain Avenue.
Summer Sounds: Jimetta Rose — Sunday, September 15 at 5 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood presents its 2019 Summer Sounds Free Outdoor Concert Series, which will take place on selected Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. in open-air spaces at public parks in West Hollywood. On Sunday, September 15, 2019 enjoy Jimetta Rose’s multi-dimensional voice and equally dynamic personality and music that is not constrained by a rigid expectation of what art is or isn’t. Jimetta draws inspiration from jazz, R&B and Hip-Hop. First-come, first-served seating or bring a picnic basket and blanket and enjoy the show. For more information, please visit www.weho.org/summersounds.
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Kings Road Park, located at 1000 N. Kings Road.
Rent Stabilization Ordinance Building Blocks: Tenant Basics — Tuesday, September 17 at 7 p.m.
This Tenant Basics session of the Rent Stabilization and Housing Division’s Building Blocks series will provide tenants with a basic understanding of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) and tenant rights and responsibilities. Topics will include unit re‐registrations, limits on rent increases, security deposits, annual registration fee and pass through, minimum maintenance standards, the hearing process, loss of housing services and rent overcharges, noticing required before entering apartments, repairs, code compliance, temporary relocation, water conservation, being prepared for emergencies, and Airbnb and short‐term rentals. This workshop will be followed by the Tenant Advanced workshop on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Admission is free. For more information, contact Peter Noonan (323) 848‐6596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Plummer Park Community Center, Room 5, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Census 2020 Complete Count Committee Kickoff Meeting — Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Census 2020 will take place on April 1, 2020. The objective of the City’s Complete Count Committee is to develop strategies for engaging hard-to-reach community members so that everyone in West Hollywood is counted during Census 2020.
For more information, please contact Hernan Molina at (323) 848-6496 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Plummer Park Community Center, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Public Facilities Commission Annual Tour — Saturday, September 21 at 9 a.m.
Everyone is invited to jump on the Public Facilities Commission’s shuttle bus for an exciting tour of the City of West Hollywood’s Public Facilities. The Tour route will include Plummer Park, Formosa Park, and the Werle Building where participants will view the progress of the West Hollywood Park Phase II Project. The bus will depart from City Hall at approximately 9 a.m. and drop-off will be at approximately 12 p.m. For more information, please contact Debbie Gonzalez at (323) 848-6511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 9 a.m. beginning at West Hollywood Community City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Advocacy Training Project Open House — Sunday, September 22 at 2 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood’s Women’s Advisory Board and Women’s Leadership Conference, the NCJW/LA 2019-2020 Advocacy Training Project series will kick off with an open house featuring a free advocacy training! This special session will cover Advocacy 101. Advocacy Training Project (ATP) is a series of expert-led workshops on the skills needed to make a difference at the local, state, and national levels held monthly from September 2019 through April 2020. Call (323) 651-2930 for details and to register.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the National Council of Jewish Women LA Council House located at 543 N. Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.
Seniors in Action — Tuesday, September 24 at 2 p.m.
The Seniors in Action: Community, Connection, Conversation interactive event offers activities that provide engaging opportunities for participants to learn something new, contribute their talents and experience, and deepen their connection to the West Hollywood community. Attendance is free and open to the public; RSVPs are not necessary. Refreshments will be served. Presented by the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center in collaboration with the City of West Hollywood and its Senior Advisory Board. For more information, please contact Corey Roskin at (323) 848-6403 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
Rent Stabilization Ordinance Building Blocks Series: Tenant Advanced Workshop — Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m.
This Tenant Advanced session of the Rent Stabilization and Housing Division’s Building Blocks series will provide residents with increased knowledge of their protections and resources available under the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO). This workshop follows the Tenant Basics workshop held on September 17, 2019. Topics will include eviction procedures, tenant harassment, mediation services, social services for low‐income seniors, Home Secure (no‐cost safety and security devices for low‐income seniors), rental assistance, managing finances, hoarding and bedbug issues and assistance, reasonable accommodations under the Fair Housing Act, unit transfers for mobility impaired tenants, information on pets, service dogs, and therapy animals, and Aging in Place / Aging in Community 2020, a 5‐Year Strategic Plan. Admission is free. For more information, contact Peter Noonan (323) 848‐6596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Plummer Park Community Center, Room 5, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
City of West Hollywood Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board 30th Anniversary Celebration — Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m.
This event celebrates the 30th anniversary of the City of West Hollywood Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board, which since 1989 has made recommendations to the City Council on matters relating to the gay and lesbian community, including education, empowerment, equal rights, hate crimes prevention, and other issues. Admission is free. No RSVP is required. For more information, please contact Jenny Ivanova at (323) 848-6302 or email@example.com
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. on the rooftop at the La Peer Hotel, located at 627 N. La Peer Drive.
Free Document Shredding and Electronic Waste Collection Event — Saturday, September 28, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood’s Environmental Services program is offering this free document/hard drive shredding and e-waste collection event for residents and businesses in the City of West Hollywood. E-waste will be handled by certified electronics recycler, Homeboy Recycling, in a way that protects the planet and keeps your data safe while creating jobs for people in the region facing serious barriers to employment. All electronics are accepted, with the exception of hazardous materials, large appliances, thermostats, light bulbs, and batteries. For more information, please contact Matt Magener, Environmental Programs Coordinator at (323) 848-6894 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on West 3rd Street between Foothill Road and Civic Center Drive in Beverly Hills.
Celebrating New Works: David + Jonathan — Monday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m.
With the support of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, Celebration Theatre, LA’s oldest LGBTQ theatre, presents free staged readings of new plays. Donations are gratefully accepted. This reading is David + Jonathan, a biblical LGBTQ love story written and directed by Nathan Mohebbi. As recorded in The Book of Samuel, David + Jonathan follows the heroic shepherd boy, David, and his ill-fated paramour, Prince Jonathan as they navigate what it means to love in times of war. For more information call (323) 848-6577 or email email@example.com.
Monday, September 30, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.