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January News Briefs

Post Date:December 27, 2019 10:48 AM

NewsBriefsJanuary 2020 Ongoing Events

Annual Clothing Drive for LGBTQ Youth in Need — Monday, January 13 to Tuesday, January 21

The City of West Hollywood will host its eighth annual clothing drive for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Services program this January. The New Year is the perfect time to clean out your closet and lend a helping hand to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth in need. Many young LGBT people at the Center do not have warm winter clothing, nor do they have professional clothing for job interviews or to wear as they start their careers; travel-sized, new hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, feminine menstrual products, shaving items, etc.); as well as boxes of snack bars (granola) are also needed.

The City of West Hollywood will be accepting items in collection bins in the courtyard at West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard, from Monday, January 13, 2020 through Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Gift cards, preferably in $5 denomination, can be left with staff members in the City’s Strategic Initiatives Division at City Hall. Please write the dollar value on the gift card. Validated parking for West Hollywood City Hall is available in the automated parking garage behind City Hall, south of Santa Monica Boulevard on Sweetzer Avenue. There is also a loading area available for quick drop-offs.

January 13-20, 2020 at West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard. 

 

Be Well WeHo Series: UCLA Memory Training — Tuesdays, January 7 to January 28 at 11 a.m.

As part of the City of West Hollywood’s Be Well WeHo series, the City is offering the opportunity to join the four-week UCLA Memory Training course. This four-week class held each Tuesday in January will teach strategies and exercises to improve your long- term memory and ability to retain and recall information. Developed by UCLA, this memory class provides practical ways to help you: keep track of keys, phones, or other items; retain and recall dates, phone numbers, addresses; and put names with faces. Everyone over 18 is welcome, and classes are just $3. To register, visit www.weho.org/recreation.  New students may not join after the 2nd session.

Tuesdays, from January 7-28, 2020 at 11 a.m. the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. 

 

Journey of the Bearded Tarot Exhibit Closes Tuesday, January 14

The City of West Hollywood’s exhibition of artworks by Doug Hammett at the West Hollywood Library called Journey of the Bearded Tarot will close on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Images in the exhibit are the artist’s interpretation of the traditional tarot deck. They serve as momentary guides, giving the participant a new perspective on the past, present, and future, revealing hidden gems that might normally remain hidden from view. For more information about Journey of the Bearded Tarot, please visit www.weho.org/community/arts-and-culture/journey-of-the-bearded-tarot.

Available for viewing during regular library hours through Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

January 2020

Women and Books, First Tuesday of Each Month, Normal People by Sally Rooney Tuesday, January 7 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 Normal People by Sally Rooney. 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 at the event. For more information, please visit www.meetup.com/womenandbooksinweho.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 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: Organization — Wednesday, January 8 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 take part in this month’s class on the topic of Organization. Are you living in the middle of so much stuff you cannot find your way around? Do you keep things for a long time that you never use? Let’s cleanup for good and take control over our stuff! This class will give you steps to get organized and create a clear path for good to flow in your life. Everyone over 18 is welcome, and classes are just $3. There are two sessions: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To register, please contact the Recreation Services Division at (323) 848-6843 or visit www.weho.org/recreation.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 3 p.m. and at 6 p.m. the West Hollywood Community Center at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Junk in the Trunk Rummage Sale — Saturday, January 11, 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 mgasca@weho.org.

Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, in the north parking lot, located off Fountain Avenue.

 

Winter Sounds: Dhara World Music — Saturday, January 11 at 5 p.m.

Experience Winter weekend evenings filled with modern classical, jazz, and world music as the City of West Hollywood presents its 2019/2020 Winter Sounds Free Indoor Concert Series. The concerts take place on the second Saturday of the month at 5 p.m. through February 2020. The January concert features Dhara World Music, a multi-faceted group that features Vineet Vyas, Rajib Karmakar, James Waterman, Joseph Salcedo, and Amir Oosman. Each member has studied the traditions of Indian music, West African rhythms, Persian music, Latin percussion, and more. Dhara seamlessly fuses these backgrounds and idioms to bring audiences a concert unlike any they’ve ever experienced. City of West Hollywood Winter Sounds concerts are free to attend and while RSVPs are not required, they are requested at www.weho.org/wintersounds. Limited first-come, first-served seating will be available in the Council Chambers.

Saturday, January 11, 2020 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.

 

West Hollywood Green Building Program Orientation Tuesday, January 14 at 2 p.m.

Did you know the City of West Hollywood has updated its Green Building Program? Join City staff for a presentation on the recent changes and latest updates associated with the West Hollywood Green Building Program (effective January 1, 2020). More information can be found at www.weho.org/greenbuilding. There will be two opportunities to participate – the first meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at West Hollywood City Hall and the second meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Plummer Park. Please RSVP today at reason@weho.org (walk-ins welcome). For more information, please contact Robyn Eason at (323) 848-6558.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 2 p.m. at West Hollywood City Hall Community Conference Room, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service — Monday, January 20 at 9 a.m.

The 2020 City of West Hollywood Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event will take place on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Hollywood Elementary School, located at 970 N. Hammond Street. Volunteers are needed to help perform various landscaping, clean-up, painting, and other beautifying tasks at the school. All tasks involve physical labor and volunteers are expected to be available to work a six-hour shift. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age to take part and participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and lunch. Space is limited and advanced registration is required to volunteer.

As part of this year’s MLK, Jr. Day of Service, local volunteers will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Jewish Family Service’s SOVA Food and Community Resource Program, as well as collecting donations of new and used clothing and shoes for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center on Highland. Donations will be collected curbside at West Hollywood Elementary School. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day federal holiday as a National Day of Service. Each year, the City of West Hollywood participates in this call to action. Community partners for this year’s event include Friends of West Hollywood Elementary, West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Anawalt Lumber. For more information about the 2020 City of West Hollywood Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event, or to register as a volunteer, please call (323) 848-6885 or email lfooks@weho.org.

Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9 a.m. at West Hollywood Elementary School, located at 970 N. Hammond Street.

 

Women In Film Short Films Screenings — Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood, Women In Film hosts a special screening of member-directed short films. For details, please visit www.womeninfilm.org.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 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 Hall ‘Pop-Up’ Community Breakfast at West Hollywood Park, Near the Dog Parks Saturday, January 25 at 10 a.m.

Do you have questions about your local government? We have answers. The City of West Hollywood is bringing an abbreviated City Hall to West Hollywood Park. This is the first in a series of pop-ups all over West Hollywood. Do you have a question about free transportation in the city? Are you looking to secure a special event permit but don’t know where to start? Then, join City Hall staff and Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Station for coffee and a light breakfast and answers to your questions while meeting and mingling with your fellow neighbors (and dog companions!). For more information, please contact Jasmine Duckworth at (323) 848-6559 or jduckworth@weho.org.

Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10 a.m. at West Hollywood Park, near the dog parks, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

Winter Moonlight Senior Dance — Saturday, January 25 at 4 p.m.

The new year has arrived so join your friends and neighbors and dance in the moonlight at Plummer Park. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. This free event is for seniors community members ages 55 and older. For information, please call (323) 848-6530.

Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Seniors in Action: Community + Connection + Conversation — Tuesday, January 28 at 2 p.m.

Seniors in Action: Community + Connection + Conversation 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 or Valentina Aleksandrova at (323) 876-1717 or aleksandrova@jfsla.org.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

West Hollywood Green Building Program Orientation Tuesday, January 28 at 2 p.m.

Did you know the City of West Hollywood has updated its Green Building Program? Join City staff for a presentation on the recent changes and latest updates associated with the West Hollywood Green Building Program (effective January 1, 2020). More information can be found at www.weho.org/greenbuilding. There will be two opportunities to participate – the first meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at West Hollywood City Hall and the second meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Plummer Park. Please RSVP today at reason@weho.org (walk-ins welcome). For more information, please contact Robyn Eason at (323) 848-6558.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Community Center, Rooms 5 and 6, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Wellness Through Food and Nutrition Thursday, January 30 at 10 a.m.

Join the City of West Hollywood for a free community event featuring food and nutrition programs serving the community. The event will include food demonstrations, nutrition information, free fresh produce, Cal Fresh enrollment assistance, and much more. For more information, please contact Corey Roskin at (323) 848-6510 or croskin@weho.org.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Roe v. Wade 47th Anniversary Commemoration Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Join the City of West Hollywood, the City’s Women’s Advisory Board, and the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles for a free community event, Roe v. Wade at 47, to commemorate the landmark Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion in the United States. Through film and moving shared stories, as well as a myriad of interactive activities, Roe at 47 is an opportunity to take action to protect reproductive rights. Don’t miss this evening of creativity, movement-building, and activism to honor and uphold Roe v. Wade and reproductive justice. The event is co-sponsored by the Abortion Access Front, ACLU of Southern California, Hollywood NOW, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at NCJW/LA Council House, located at 543 N. Fairfax Avenue.
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