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October News Briefs

Post Date:October 03, 2019 12:19 PM

NewsBriefsCity of West Hollywood Rec ‘n’ Roll Mobile Recreation Event — Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy recreation in the great outdoors at Kings Road Park 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 that 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, October 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kings Road Park, located at 1000 N. Kings Road.

 

Reception for Knock on Wood — Saturday, October 5 at 4 p.m.

Sean Noyce and Katya Usvitsky present Knock on Wood, an interdisciplinary show that explores the objects and symbols that influence our behavior in a visceral way. In addition to this reception there will be an Artist Talk on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Exhibit hours are Friday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit http://noyskyprojects.com/knock-on-wood. This exhibition is presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood. For more information, please contact Andrew Campbell at (323) 848-6883.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Plummer Park Long Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Human Trafficking Education Forum — Tuesday, October 8 at 10 a.m.

The City of West Hollywood invites community members to a Human Trafficking Education Forum. There are an estimated 24.9 million human trafficking victims worldwide, and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. Attendees will learn more about human trafficking from a Cast LA, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Dawn Schiller, who for more than 15 years has been a survivor-leader in the anti-trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault movements. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested by phone at (323) 848-6371, by email to bsmith@weho.org or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-trafficking-educational-forum-tickets-75209875763.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

spcaLA to Host a Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic — Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The spcaLA Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic will offer low-cost vaccinations. For details, please visit www.spcala.com or call (888) 772-2521. For more information, please contact Dan Mick at (323) 848-6882 or dmick@weho.org.

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Planning and Development Services Open House — Tuesday, October 15 at 6 p.m.

Come and check out what’s planned for your neighborhood. Join planners and building officials for an update on projects and programs aimed at improving your community. Food and drinks will be provided. For more information, please contact Rachel Dimond at (323) 848-6486 or rdimond@weho.org.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6 p.m at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Human Rights Speakers Series: Panel Discussion and Screening of River of Gold — Wednesday, October 16, at 6:30 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series, in conjunction with the Amazon Aid Foundation, will present a screening and panel discussion: River of Gold. Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, this film chronicles the clandestine journey into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to uncover the savage unraveling of pristine jungle by illegal small-scale gold mining. Admission is free. To RSVP, visit http://bit.ly/HRSS-2019Oct16. For more information, please contact Joy Tribble at (323) 848-6360 or jtribble@weho.org.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 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.

 

City of West Hollywood Disabilities Resource Fair — Thursday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood, in collaboration with the City’s Disabilities Advisory Board, will host a Disabilities Resource Fair featuring free flu shots, legal consultations, MediCal and Calfresh enrollment, and other community-based resources for people with disabilities. There will also be workshops taught by experts in the field covering benefits and emergency preparedness. Admission is free and no RSVP is required. For more information, contact Derek Murray at dmurray@weho.org or (323) 848-6478, or Joan Mithers at jmithers@weho.org or (323) 848-6540.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the West Hollywood Community Center at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, Rooms 5 and 6.

 

XIII International Arts Competition for Young Performers 2019: Colibri, Dance Competition — Sunday, October 20, 12 p.m.

The Colibri (or “Hummingbird” in English) competition promotes integration of all cultures, increases mutual understanding, and creates a favorable platform for the youth movement throughout the world. The XIII International Arts Competition for Young Performers 2019: Colibri, Dance Competition will include children who competed in the dance category; they will perform in a Gala Concert. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Tatiana Rodzinek at (323) 848-6826 or trodzinek@weho.org.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 12 p.m. at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Artist Talk for Knock on Wood — Sunday, October 20 at 2 p.m.

Sean Noyce and Katya Usvitsky present Knock on Wood, an interdisciplinary show that explores the objects and symbols that influence our behavior in a visceral way. In addition to this artist talk there will be a reception on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Exhibit hours are Friday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit http://noyskyprojects.com/knock-on-wood. This exhibition is presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood. For more information, please contact Andrew Campbell at (323) 848-6883.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Plummer Park Long Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Seniors in Action — Tuesday, October 22 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 croskin@weho.org.

Tuesday, October 22, 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: Landlord Basics Tuesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.

This Landlord Basics session of the Rent Stabilization and Housing Division’s Building Blocks series will provide landlords with a basic understanding of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) and landlord rights and responsibilities. Topics will include just cause and no-fault evictions, prohibition against tenant harassment, mediation, pets, service dogs, available social services for low income seniors, rental assistance, hoarding, reasonable accommodation under the Fair Housing Act, and unit transfers for mobility impaired tenants. There is no charge to attend. RSVP is not necessary. This workshop will be followed by the Landlord Advanced workshop on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Admission is free. For more information, contact Tom Trevor at (323) 848‐6472 or ttrevor@weho.org.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Plummer Park Community Center, Rooms 5 and 6, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Disabilities Advisory Board Special Meeting and Disability Service Awards — Wednesday, October 23, at 5 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood will host its 21st Annual Disability Service Awards, which recognizes individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations for work with people living with disabilities including accessibility issues, attention to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, or advocacy. For more information, contact Derek Murray at dmurray@weho.org or (323) 848-6478, or Joan Mithers at jmithers@weho.org or (323) 848-6540.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 5 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.

 

Calling Children of All Ages! Drag Queen Story Hour — Saturday, October 26 at 11 a.m.

Start Saturday morning off on the right uh… high heel, with our fun and fabulous Drag Queen Story Hour. Children are invited to bring their parents, guardians, friends of all ages and join the City of West Hollywood at the West Hollywood Library for Drag Queen Story Hour, which is exactly what it sounds like: glittering, magical drag queens capturing the imagination, playfulness, and gender fluidity of childhood, while giving kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. At Drag Queen Story Hour, children are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people present as they wish — a world where dress up is real. For children of all ages. No registration necessary. Admission is free. Co‐sponsored by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division. For more information, please visit www.colapublib.org/libs/whollywood.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

West Hollywood Youth Halloween Carnival — Saturday, October 26 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division will host its annual Youth Halloween Carnival, “Halloween on the Green” at a new location, West Hollywood Park. There will be entertainment, game booths and prizes, a Tiny Tot Zone, family pumpkin patch, costume showcase, food and more. Shuttles will depart from Plummer Park every 30 minutes beginning at 1:30 p.m. Meet at the South parking lot located at Santa Monica Boulevard and Martel Avenue.

For more information, please contact Susana Salazar at (323) 848-6479 or recreation@weho.org.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at West Hollywood Park’s Great Lawn, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

NCJW|LA Presenting Your Advocacy Message — Sunday, October 27 at 2 p.m.

Don’t miss the first session of the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles’s 2019-2020 Advocacy Training Project, “Presenting your Advocacy Message” and learn to effectively communicate with succinct messaging. This workshop will teach skills and tools useful in all forms of communication including speaking, writing, and social media. For more information, please contact Nabila Sosa at (323) 852-8508 or nabila@ncjwla.org.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2 p.m. at NCJW|LA Council House, located at 543 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles.

 

Domestic Violence, Custody, and the Family Court — Monday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m.

The Join the City of West Hollywood and its Women’s Advisory Board for a special event to raise awareness about domestic violence, custody, and the family court. The event will feature a screening of the documentary film What Doesn’t Kill Me by Rachel Meyrick, about domestic violence and the battle for custody. Following the film screening, there will be a panel discussion with survivors, advocates, and legal experts about the issue of court-related abuse, in which perpetrators of domestic violence use the family court as a means of maintaining contact with their victims in order to continue to abuse them. Admission is free.

For more information, please contact Larissa Fooks at (323) 848-6823 or lfooks@weho.org.

Monday, October 28, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Women In Film Speaker Series: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - Women in Horror — Monday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood, the Women In Film Speaker Series presents: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - Women in Horror. Join Women in Film this October as we hear from some of the most creative, accomplished women working in the horror field today. How are women changing the horror genre from the inside out? Admission is $10; Women In Film members, free. For details and information, please visit www.womeninfilm.org

Monday, October 28, 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.

 

City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads Fall 2019 Series: City of Immortals: Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris — Tuesday, October 29 at 7 p.m.

Join the City of West Hollywood for its Fall 2019 WeHo Reads series event celebrating the hauntingly unforgettable new book, City of Immortals: Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, by writer, photographer, and longtime West Hollywood resident Carolyn Campbell, released just in time for Halloween. The author’s talk will include a slide show about the most famous cemetery in the world, a Q&A, and a raffle of a free book and giveaway souvenir photos to people who show up in costume dressed as someone buried at the cemetery. A book-signing will follow, with books available for sale by Book Soup. Free Admission. For more information, please visit www.weho.org/wehoreads.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7 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.

 

Rent Stabilization Ordinance Building Blocks: Landlord Advanced Tuesday, October 29 at 7 p.m.

This Landlord Advanced session of the Rent Stabilization and Housing Division’s Building Blocks series will provide landlords with an increased understanding of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) and landlord rights and responsibilities. Topics will include unit re-registrations, rent increase limits, security deposits, registration fee and pass through, maintenance standards, housing services, hearing process, avoiding rent reductions and overcharges, temporary relocation, requirements for entry, emergency preparedness, Airbnb and short-term rentals. There is no charge to attend. RSVP is not necessary. This workshop will be preceded by the Landlord Basics workshop on Tuesday, October 22s, 2019. Admission is free. For more information, contact Tom Trevor at (323) 848‐6472 or ttrevor@weho.org.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Plummer Park Community Center, Rooms 5 and 6, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval — Thursday, October 31, 2019

This year’s West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval will take place on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Santa Monica Boulevard between N. Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard. Each year, the City of West Hollywood hosts its Halloween Carnaval, one of the most unique Halloween gatherings in the world. Staged over a one-mile stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard/Historic Route 66, the Halloween Carnaval will feature incredible people-watching for a one-of-a-kind festival. This event is open for all to enjoy, but children and pets are not recommended. Halloween Carnaval was launched in 1987 and is rooted in the foundation of the City of West Hollywood’s diverse culture and community. The event has grown year-by-year into an annual gathering of phenomenal costumes, entertainment, culture, and self-expression with a myriad of observers, revelers, exhibitionists, and performers.

For more information, please visit www.weho.org/halloween. (Detailed information will be posted as it becomes available.)

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