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April 2
Welcome The National Pastime- Back and find out why “there’s no crying in baseball” with a screening of A League of Their Own. The film will screen at the North Hollywood Regional Library on Thursday at 2 p.m. Free popcorn. For more information, call (818) 766-7185.

Lectures And Conversations At The Getty Center Museum- Contemporary painter Kehinde Wiley speaks about his work on Thursday at 7 p.m. (free but reservations required) and classicist Dimitris Plantzos reveals subtle messages about what gemstones convey at 7:30 p.m. (free but reservations required). For more information or to make a reservation, call (310) 440-7300.

Youth Art Expo 2009: Riding A Wave Of Creativity- The City of Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery and the Fine Arts Federation will host the annual Youth Art Expo, themed “ART-rageous!” The exhibit will be on display from April 2-17 (opening reception and awards ceremony for middle and high school is Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m., and opening reception and awards ceremony for elementary school is Friday from 5:30-7 p.m.) For more information, call (818) 238-5397.

April 3
Health Freedom Expo- Will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center from April 3-5. Free admission on Friday with coupon found on Web site: healthfreedomexpo.com/attend/index.php. Admission thereafter is $15.

Vaishali- Author and talk radio host of “You Are What You Love” (On KTLK 1150 AM Greater Los Angeles) will be moderating a panel at The Health Freedom Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center on “Heath and Longevity” on April 3 from 1-3 p.m. For more information, visit www.purplev.com.

William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”- Santa Monica College will be putting on the production of The Tempest by William Shakespeare at 8 p.m. on April 3, 4, 10 and 11. Admission is as follows: $15 general, $12 students/seniors and $10 SMC students/staff. For more information, call (310) 434-4319.

April 4
MYhistoricLA- Share your favorite L.A. places at this kickoff day for SurveyLA, Los Angeles’s first-ever comprehensive survey of its historic resources, on Saturday from 11-4 p.m. At this event co-organized by the Getty Conservation Institute, you can give your tips about the city’s hidden gems to staff and volunteers. Free!

Sounds Of L.A.: Chango Spasiuk- The Getty Center annual world music series concludes with two concerts by Chango Spasiuk, master of the passionate Argentinean folk music known as chamamé. Admission is free but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call (310) 440-7300.

The Knight Who Was Afraid Of The Dark: The Musical- Live theatre for the whole family, for less than the price of a movie! Produced by Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company and playing at the Crown City Theatre, The Knight Who Was Afraid of the Dark: The Musical plays on the Saturdays of April 4 and April 11 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $6 for children 12 and under and $9 for adults. For reservations, call (310) 746-8846.

Art Center College Of Design: Saturday High Open House- Art Center welcomes high school students, parents and art educators to the Saturday High Open House in order to learn more about the courses offered at the school from 11-12 p.m. and again from 3-4 p.m. For more information, call (626) 396-2319.

6th Annual Native Plant Garden Tour- A two-day self-guided journey through 45 Los Angeles-area home gardens of all shapes, sizes and design styles, each containing at least 50% California native plants. April 4-5 from 10–4 p.m. Tour admission is $20/person. For tickets, call (818) 768-1802 or visit theodorepayne.org.

North Hollywood Library- The Friends of the North Hollywood Library continue their First Run Film Series with a free screening of Under the Bombs, a searing drama of the Middle East. The film will be shown on Saturday at 2 p.m. For more information, call (818) 766-7185.

The Los Angeles Garden Club, Inc.- Presents its annual Standard Flower Show “Traveling” on Saturday at the Griffith Park Visitor Center Auditorium. The show is open to the public from 9-4 p.m. For more information, call (323) 856-8617.

April 5
North Hollywood Regional Library- Celebrate Palm Sunday with a special screening of The Greatest Story Ever Told. The film will be shown on Sunday at 1:15 p.m. For more information, call (818) 766-7185.

William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”- Santa Monica College will be putting on the production of The Tempest by William Shakespeare at 2 p.m. on April 5, 11 and 12. Admission is as follows: $15 general, $12 students/seniors and $10 SMC students/staff. For more information, call (310) 434-4319.

April 6
East Valley Police Activity League Supporters And The Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood Area- Presents its 22nd annual golf tournament at the Lost Canyons Golf Club in Simi Valley. Registration is from 8–9:30 a.m. (shotgun tee is at 10 a.m.). For more information, visit www.evpals.org.

April 11
It‘s Children’s Movie Time- Come and watch Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa at the North Hollywood Public Library. The film will be shown at 2 p.m. For more information, call (818) 766-7185.

April 12
Lawrence Lebo In Concert At The Coffee Gallery Backstage- Bob Stane’s The Coffee Gallery Backstage presents Lawrence Lebo in concert on Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12.50. For reservations, call (626) 398-7917. For more information, visit www.coffeegallery.com.

ONGOING
Bagel Brigade Seeks Volunteers And Contributions- The Bagel Brigade of Encino B’nai B’rith provides food, blankets, glasses and much more to needy families and children (now seeking old cell phones). Call (818) 788-4230 or send donations to 14236 Chandler Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91401.

Títeres Rebeldes (Rebellious Puppets)- Join us in the Bold Caballeros y Noble Bandidas exhibition for monthly in-gallery puppet performances highlighting tales inspired by the Mexican Revolution. Then, get ready for a puppet-show-related Let’s Make History craft activity! Every second Saturday through May 2009. All shows begin at 12:45 p.m.

Art Adventure At The Getty Center-A one-hour tour for children (ages 5 and up) and adults to enjoy, featuring an activity-filled visit to the galleries. Sign-up at the information desk in the Museum Entrance Hall beginning at 1:30 p.m. Every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Offered in English and Spanish. For more information, call (310) 440-7300 or visit www.getty.edu.

Meditation Class- Everyone is welcome for weekly meditation class ($12 per class) at the Actors Group Theater at 4378 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood from 11-1 p.m. For more information, contact Kadampa Meditation Center California at WWW.meditateinla.org.

Lyrical Pianist Travers Huff- Is currently appearing at the Bistro Garden at Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon in Studio City on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. with a program of famous motion picture themes. At 8 p.m., Travers is joined by local Jazz saxophonist Benny Golbin for jazz, bop and some funk until 11 p.m. For more information, call (818) 501-0202.

Overeaters Anonymous- Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins and no diets; we are a fellowship. For more information, call (818) 342-2222 or (818) 881-4776, or visit www.sfvalleyoa.org.

Commercial Acting For Older Adults- Sponsored by Hollywood Community Adult School. Learn the skills necessary to pursue a second career acting in television commercials. Class meets Thursdays 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Hollywood Senior Multipurpose Center. Registration is free to adults 62 and over. For more information, call (323) 993-1800.

Pierce College Farm Market- In Woodland Hills spans over 25 acres as one of the last operating farms in the valley. The market is located on the southeast corner of Victory and De Soto at the Pierce Farm Center. The Pierce Farm Market is open every day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call (818) 999-6300, visit www.piercefarmcenter.com or email info@piercefarmcenter.com.

Media Pathfinders Fellowship- Meets the third Sunday of each month in the Chapel at Media City Church in Burbank from 6-8 p.m. Each meeting will feature a guest speaker from the film and television industry. If you work in the entertainment industry, please join us for prayer, praise and testimonies. For more information, call Ted at (818) 427-4155 or Justin at (310) 990-9343.

Mobile Pet Adoptions: The First And Third Sunday Each Month- Come early for the best selection. Sponsored by the L.A. Department of Animal Services. 11-4 p.m. at Moorpark Park (corner of Laurel Canyon and Moorpark) in Studio City. For more information, call (213) 485-8542 or visit www.laanimalservices.com.

Alzheimer’s And Other Dementia Support Group For Caregivers- Meets every fourth Friday of the month at the Joslyn Adult Center in Burbank. For more information, call (818) 238-5353.

Salient Saturdays At Café Amsterdam In The NoHo Arts District- Poetry reading and open mic nights welcomes all poets, writers, musicians, monologists and actors on the second and third Saturdays of each month at 8 p.m. Admission is $3.

Support Your Farmers Market Every Sunday- From 9:30-2:30 p.m. at Riverside Dr. and Sancola (at Wells Fargo Bank) in Toluca Lake. Shop for locally-grown, chemical-free fresh fruits and vegetables, bakery goods, flowers, handmade jewelry and more. New at the market is Cat Daddy Southern-style BBQ for mouth-watering lunch items straight off the grill. For more information, visit www.cnfmca.com.

GET INVOLVED
Play Bridge At Senior Citizen Center In Sherman Oaks- On Thursdays from 9:30–1:30 p.m. We are located at 5040 Van Nuys Blvd. For more information, call Maggie at (818) 906-7545 or Barbara at (818) 784-5037.

The Los Angeles Breakfast Club- Meets 7–9 a.m. every Wednesday morning for buffet breakfast, guest speakers and live entertainment. Complimentary breakfast for first-time attendees. We are located at the Friendship Hall, a quarter-mile south of Los Feliz Blvd. For more information, call (323) 662-1191.

The Los Angeles Cinema Club- Meets every fourth Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Little White Chapel Social Hall in Burbank. The entry is on Jeffries St. just east of Hollywood Way. For more information, call Walt Gilmore at (818) 842-3820.

Seniors And Others With Environmental Interests- Are needed to assist local, non-profit organization with enjoyable programs for conservation of energy and resources. Activities will include community outreach, recreational projects and administrative assistance. For more information, call (818) 762-5852.

GET SUPPORT
Helping People- Would you like to give back to your community but don’t think you have the time? If you can spare 2-3 hours a month, you can help a homebound senior stay independent and out of a nursing home by: giving a senior a ride to the doctor, shop for groceries or friendly visits. The Senior Outreach Department of Providence St. Joseph has opportunities in their Volunteers for Seniors Program. Bring some sunshine into someone’s life! For more information, call BJ Valencia at (818) 847-3846.

Senior Peer FREE Counseling Program- At Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. If you’re feeling out of sorts, can’t sleep at night, gaining or losing weight, feeling sad and don’t know why, feeling more pain than usual and feeling hopeless and helpless, perhaps you would like to talk to one of our experienced peer counselors. For more information, call Carolyn Young, LCSW, to make an appointment at (818) 847-3845.

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