Skirball Opens New Exhibitions
“Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968.” Over 170 photographs—documentary, artistic and journalistic—that document the struggle for equal rights, from the time of Rosa Parks’ famed bus protest to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On view November 19, 2009–March 7, 2010.
“Breach of Peace: Photographs of Freedom Riders” by Eric Etheridge. Companion exhibition featuring twenty pairs of photographs, contrasting the original mug shots of 1961’s Freedom Riders with contemporary portraits of the same individuals, accompanied by excerpts from interviews recalling their experiences. On view November 19, 2009–April 11, 2010.
Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. For more information, call (310) 440-4500 or visit www.Skirball.org.
Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks
Forest Lawn to Hold Annual Candle Lighting Memorial Services Forest Lawn® will again hold their annual Candle Lighting Memorial Services this holiday season. The fourteen services, presented in both English and Spanish, will be held between November 30th and December 17th at the Forest Lawn locations in Cathedral City, Cypress, Long Beach, Covina Hills, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, and Indio. Each of the services will be held from 7-8pm, and will feature holiday songs, inspirational messages, and candle lighting in memory of a family member or friend.
Refreshments will be served following the services. The services are open to all community members at no charge.
For more information, call (800) 204.3131 or log on to www.forestlawn.com.
Thanksgiving Pie Giveaway
It’s that time again——and we always love it when you help out. We’re looking for donations of money, gift cards and food for this year’s Thanksgiving Pie giveaway.
If you would like to attend and help hand out pie (three hours, 600 pieces or so) we will be at 19th avenue at the Venice Boardwalk at 10am Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, Nov. 26).
If you want to bring pies that morning, that’d be great! Those who have been there always note how wonderful it is to see people’s reactions when they get something for absolutely nothing!
And the homeless folks nearby get wind of it, and they join with police, tourists and locals all in celebration and thanks.
Gift card donations can be sent to us at our home, please have them be generic for Ralph’s, Von’s, Albertson’s or Smart and Final for any denomination!
You can send a check to the same address. All gift cards and checks will be used for pie, whipped cream, plates, forks, napkins, etc. No money will be kept by anyone for anything.
Come say hi! Help give out pie. Have a piece of pie.
Donations of money, gift cards, food and supplies can be sent to Pete Arbogast and Jennifer Swan, 225 Montana Ave. #304, Santa Monica, CA 90403.