Regal Africa Cultural Fest @ Downtown Culver City
Nov 6 @ 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Regal Africa is hosting a two-day outdoor festival celebrating the diversity and richness of African culture in Culver City on Saturday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. The event is free, and those interested can register to attend on

Earthquake Preparedness Webinar with Dr. Lucy Jones
Dec 7 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic made it clear that we need to proactively prepare, now, for the next major natural disaster or emergency. The next life-altering event could be “the Big One,” an earthquake so large that it disrupts our way of living in the LA area for weeks, months, or even years.

I’m joining Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian and renowned seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones to host an Earthquake Preparedness Webinar Dec 7th at 7:00 p.m., where we’ll discuss the next big Southern California earthquake and what we can do as renters, homeowners, and community leaders to prepare ourselves and our neighbors.

Join us by registering here.

Venice Chamber Holiday Mixer @ Private Residence, Venice, CA
Dec 8 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Continue the festive fun after the Venice Holiday Sign Lighting by mixing and mingling in-person** with members and friends at a private home* in the heart of Venice during the Venice Chamber Holiday Mixer. The Venice Chamber is providing delicious drinks for all plus tasty tacos and Mexican pizzas from Chicas Tacos. Entertainment and art by local and global artists will be featured. Raffle prizes include a $25 gift card from Chicas Tacos and other special surprises. VCC Members: Free | Guests: $15.00. Capacity limited! Learn more + register: Note: The VCC Holiday Mixer is being celebrated in place of the monthly VCC Happy Hour. * Address shared upon registration. **In-person event protocols: guests must provide either proof of vaccination OR negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of the event. MUST wear a mask if you have neither.

Disabled American Veterans Annual Holiday Christmas Fundraising Party @ Veterans Memorial Building
Dec 11 @ 11:00 AM

Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 123 of Culver City invites everyone to their annual holiday Christmas fundraising party this Saturday, Dec 11th in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Building. A full lunch will be provided including a performance by a live band. There will be raffles to raise money for the wounded vets at West L.A Military Hospital. Come and join us in celebrating our vets!

Planning and pruning for an abundant harvest | Join us for our fall pruning demonstration at Greener Way Associates @ Greener Way Garden
Dec 12 @ 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Landscape Architect and Consulting Arborist Pieter Severynen, in two fact-packed demonstrations, will share his 50+ years of experience in orchard planning and planting, followed by actual pruning of fruit trees.

Sunday, December 12th, 2021 ~ 1:30 – 4PM:  With dozens of illustrated details, Pieter will explain how we select trees for our chaotic climate, how to improve the soil,  create desirable tree shapes, and design pruning and maintenance specifically for our area and our needs.

Sunday, January 9th, 2022 ~ 1:30 – 4PM: Pieter will prune the Greener Way orchard demonstrating the principles discussed in the first session,  explaining why he is cutting as he does, with the tools he is using, and addressing your questions.

Greener Way Garden, 10708 Northgate Street, Culver City, CA 90230
We will be standing or sitting 6’apart & wearing masks throughout the workshop.

More information on upcoming classes at
Space is limited. RSVP asap!  Suggested donation: $25 per workshop

VCC Virtual Coffee Connection with Alfred Coffee Abbot Kinney | Pick up breakfast items at Alfred @ Virtual Zoom
Dec 14 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Connect from the comfort of your home with Venice Chamber members and friends during our monthly Virtual Coffee Connection. Pick up your favorite morning beverages and bites from Alfred Coffee Abbot Kinney – offering a discount to participants! Ordering instructions, including special discount code, and Zoom link provided upon registration. This event is offered at no charge. Donations (suggested – $10) are welcome to support Chamber programs. Donate online: or through Zelle: Learn more + register:

Information on all events can be found at

Ben Allen Book Club #2: Philanthropy Revolution
Dec 14 @ 12:00 PM
We’ll be discussing an insightful new book by our 2020 Senate District 26 Woman of the Year, Lisa Zola GreerPhilanthropy Revolution. Weathering the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly two years, non-profits were vital lifelines providing resources to our communities. However, non-profits were hit hard too and need help rebuilding.
Join us as we discuss what resources are available to our community’s organizations that our residents depend on, the ever evolving role of philanthropy, its opportunities and pitfalls, and what role the state might play in providing support to these non-profits and the constituents they serve.

You can register to attend the discussion here. And, if you missed our last book club meeting, you can watch it here.

Learn to square dance @ Veterans Memorial Building
Feb 16 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Tired of sitting home? Want to get out and meet people again? Square dancing is a wonderful opportunity to move aerobically to music, while having a lot of fun and making new friends. A new square dance class with a live caller/instructor will begin on Wednesday, Feb 16th, 2022 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City Square. Dancing does not require any special musical or athletic talent. If you can walk and shake hands, you can square dance. Dress casually and wear comfortable shoes. Come as a single person or as a couple. We have experienced partners for you if you don’t have one. The class will meet every Wednesday from 7p.m. to 8.45 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at the Veterans Memorial Building (SW corner of Culver Blvd. and Overland Ave.). The first class is free; thereafter classes are $10 per person. The class is open to new students on Wednesday, Feb 16th, and Wednesday, Feb 23rd. After that the class will be closed to new students until the next session begins on April 6th. Masks and proof of vaccination are required at all class meetings.

The class, which is sponsored by the Ribbons & Souls Square Dance Club, will teach Social Square Dancing (SSD). The SSD Program was developed in recent years in an effort to focus more on danceability and accessibility for a new dancer. In this program, a specific set of calls has been selected that will allow a new dancer to go from “never danced before” to “Saturday Night Dances, Here I Come!” within about 13 weeks of instruction.

For more information please call 424-286-0680.