TOM LABONGE NEWS
Tour LaBonge Summer Bike Ride Series Kicks Off First Ride Downtown
Councilmember LaBonge kicked off his annual “Tour LaBonge,” a series of 5 summer evening bike rides on Wednesday in Downtown LA. Cyclist rode around historic sites, such as Olvera Street, which stretched 10 miles in total. All constituents, near or far, are invited to participate in the summer bike ride series. The Councilmember first launched the annual tours in 2008 to highlight the stunning landscape of Los Angeles while promoting the health and environmental benefits of bicycling. Police will provide traffic control. All riders must be at least 12 years of age, wear helmets, sign waivers, and leave pets at home. For more information, contact Sharon Shapiro: Sharon.Shapiro@lacity.org or call (213) 485.3337.
This week, Councilmember LaBonge attended the Valley Industry and Commerce Association’s (VICA) special meeting of the Entertainment Committee. One of the discussions on the Agenda, Los Angeles Convention Center & Farmer’s Field: A New Direction, featured the Los Angeles Department of Convention & Tourism Development Executive Director, Bud Ovrum. Above, Councilmember LaBonge updates members on CD4 news!
Pizza Chef to Share Secrets With Teens at Library
A representative of California Pizza Kitchen will share her secrets of making great pizza pies with teens and pre-teens at the Studio City Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library.
Thursday, July 24th
3pm — 4pm
Meeting room of the library
12511 Moorpark St.
at the corner of Whitsett Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604
You can be sure that there will be an eating opportunity. Please bring your teenaged friends and your appetite to the Studio City Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library.
McGroarty Arts Center Appoints 16-Year Non-Profit Leader Roy Mueller as Executive Director
McGroarty Arts Center recently publicly announced the appointment of Roy Mueller, a highly regarded non-profit arts administrator with roots in Southern California, as its new Executive Director. Mueller brings to the Center years of experience and success, including serving as Executive Director of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum.
Mueller was introduced to the community during the Center’s 11th Annual Ceramics Exhibit and Sale on Saturday, June 7th. The exhibit is open to the public June 7th through June 21st (10am to 6pm Monday through Saturday) gives the community an opportunity to enjoy the work of local artists, while engaging in a “meet-and-greet” with the Center’s new Executive Director.
McGroarty Arts Center is located at 7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga, California. For more information please call 818-352-5285 or visit www.mcgroartyartscenter.org.
Countdown: The Cold War Hit Parade
In conjunction with its series, “Critical Mass: The Culture of the Cold War,” on the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, Pasadena Public Library’s Allendale Branch will present a chart-topping, heart-stopping one-man show of songs with folk singer and red-diaper baby boomer Ross Altman.
Saturday, August 9th
Allendale Branch Library
1130 S. Marengo Ave.
Altman’s international set list will include songs by American dissidents Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Malvina Reynolds, Paul Robeson, and The Weavers; Russian dissident Alexander Galich; East German dissident Wolf Biermann; and poems by e.e. cummings and W.H. Auden. Join us for this lively and entertaining musical performance.
For more information, contact Jean Penn, (626) 744-7260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Camp Scholarships — July & August Sessions of Camp
Parents, PAW is now Gifting Scholarships for the July & August Sessions of Summer Camp.
Performing Arts Workshops, voted BEST SUMMER CAMP in LA Parent Magazine, is pleased to announce that through a generous donation, scholarships for the upcoming sessions of camp are now being gifted. This is an exciting opportunity for families who have not yet received a PAW scholarship! The children get to perform in the musical The Lion King, Snow Queen or The Professor & The Flower Girl.
It is PAW’s donor’s request that the scholarships have no conditions or prerequisites, and they are being gifted immediately. To receive one of these scholarships please call PAW at (310) 827-8827 and mention the “matching fund scholarships.” For more information about PAW visitwww.PerformingArtsWorkshops.com.
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