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.

JVS SoCal Webinar
Feb 15 @ 10:00 PM

Come learn about resources to help your business grow!

This FREE small business webinar will focus on two federally funded programs that assist small businesses with hiring and training costs.

  • The “On the Job” (OTJ) Training Program is a federally funded hiring program that reimburses 50% of the employee’s salary for their training/on-boarding period for up to 300 hours.
  • The “Earn to Learn” program supports and trains formerly incarcerated individuals to gain valuable work experience with sponsorship and full cost subsidy from JVS for up to six weeks.

How to Participate

Individuals interested in participating must register in advance for the free Culver City Employer Roundtable Webinar and can also learn more about the City’s Economic Recovery Task Force. For questions regarding this webinar, you may contact Economic Development Project Manager Elizabeth Garcia at (310) 253-5708 or

(The City of Culver City’s facilitation of this event should not be construed as a recommendation, certification or endorsement of a particular applicant or employer. The event is voluntary and is at the discretion of the participants.)

JVS SoCal Home – Jobs. Vision. Success.

Cayton Classes Return!
Feb 16 @ 10:00 AM – Mar 3 @ 11:00 AM

Art Crawl:

Ages 9-24 months | $35/class
Wed & Thu,  10-11am | Feb 16-Mar 3

The Art Studio is transformed into a big blank canvas for babies and toddlers to express their inner artist. Babies and toddlers strip-down to their diapers and crawl around in a free exploration of non-toxic paint, while creating a beautiful mess. Register today!


Budding Artists I

Ages 2-4 years | $35/class
Thu 3:30-4:30pm | Feb 17-Mar17

This class allows children to develop their artistic talents through an exploration of different creative mediums and processes. Each week participants will be proud to take home a new masterpiece, including 3D sculptures, texture collages, paintings, clay sculptures, and more. Register today!


We will be Open on President’s Day!
School’s out so join us for a day of play on Mon, Feb 21.
Members Hours: 9-10am

General Public: 10am-5pm


Camp Cayton Registration is Open!
Jun 13-Aug 12 |  Ages 4-8 

Camp Cayton is returning summer 2022! These one-week camps are the perfect balance between artmaking and discovery-based learning through play. Our innovative curriculum encourages campers to take risks, express themselves creatively, and work as a team to accomplish goals.  Register today for a summer of creativity and exploration.

FOSTER FAMILIES NEEDED FOR LOCAL CHILDREN Children’s Bureau Offering Virtual Orientations
Feb 17 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
FOSTER FAMILIES NEEDED FOR LOCAL CHILDREN Children’s Bureau Offering Virtual Orientations

(Los Angeles, CA)     Children’s Bureau is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and/or couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption. A live Zoom Orientation is scheduled on February 17th  from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM hosted by a Children’s Bureau team member and a foster parent.  For those who want to learn at their own pace about becoming a foster and/or fost-adopt parent, a PowerPoint orientation is available.  To R.S.V.P. for the live orientation or to request the PowerPoint orientation, please email or call 800-730-3933.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Children’s Bureau has canceled all in-person foster care-adoption resource parent orientations.

The current health crisis has accelerated the need for foster and foster-adoptive parents to help local at-risk youth stay in their communities. In Los Angeles County alone, the foster care population exceeds 33,000 children with 200 of those foster children waiting for an adoptive family. Many of these children are siblings in need of families who are willing and able to keep them together. In fact, Children’s Bureau turns away at least 10 sibling sets weekly due to lack of families.  Older children are also in need of families.

“Being a foster parent lets you help someone in their time of need. You’re the support system for a child and for their parents,” says Brittany, who with her husband Jeremy, foster-adopted two sibling children.  The couple has three biological children and knew that fostering was something they wanted to do.  “Children’s Bureau has been there to help get us through the challenging times and to celebrate the special moments, especially when the adoption of our two children was finalized,” Jeremy added. Watch Brittany and Jeremy’s story here.

Children’s Bureau welcomes every individual regardless of race, age, religion, disability, marital status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression to become a resource for children. Qualifying families receive training and support throughout their journey.  For questions and/or to get started, call 800-730-3933 or click here to complete a quick inquiry form.

Since 1904, Children’s Bureau has been a nonprofit leader in protecting vulnerable children through prevention, treatment and advocacy. The agency helps 50,000 at-risk children and parents each year throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties with services that include school readiness, parenting classes, family resource centers, support groups, mental health counseling, foster care and foster-adoption and more.  Foster Care and Adoption Programs are available in Kern, Orange, San Bernardino, and  Los Angeles counties.  To learn more about the agency and/or its foster care and adoption program, visit


Licenses:  197805422,  197800281,  197805428

Los Angeles County Sheriff Candidate Debate
Feb 23 @ 8:00 PM

The Santa Monica Democratic Club and the Culver City Democratic Club will host (via zoom) a Sheriff Candidate Debate. Alex Villanueva, Eric Strong, Cecil Rhambo, Eli Vera, and Robert Luna have confirmed attendance.

Link to RSVP:

Santa Monica Democratic Club February 23 Meeting (