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LOS ANGELES

Relay For Life

Join the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life as they host a 3 mile run, 15-obstacle fitness challenge in LA Historic State Park. The event raises funds for research, education, and free patient service programs in LA including transportation to treatment-related appointments, wigs, lodging, summer day camp, college scholarships, information, and support programs.

Los AngelesStateHistoric Park
1245 N. Spring St.

Sunday, Sept. 9, Registration is at 7 a.m., Event begins at 8 a.m.

For more information, visit Facebook.com/FightBackFitnessChallenge.

“Grand Park” to Have Civic Dedication

TheCountyofLos Angelesand The Music Center announced a series of special events that will officially open the first two blocks ofLos AngelesCounty’sGrandPark, located in downtownLos Angeles, later in July. Festivities will begin with a civic dedication on Thursday, July 26, followed by a public inaugural event on Saturday, July 28, in conjunction with National Dance Day.

The dedication of the first two blocks ofGrandParkwill include music and dance artists along with a procession of young people representing the cultural quilt ofLos Angeles. The event will culminate with a distinctive ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring key dignitaries at the restored Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain.

Blocks one and two (from Grand Avenueto Hill Street) of GrandParkwill open to the public on July 28, with the West Coast’s flagship National Dance Day Celebration presented by The Music Center and The Dizzy Feet Foundation. The event invites all park visitors, young and old, to participate in the arts with a free, interactive dance experience. Conceived originally by executive producer and co-creator of So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD), Nigel Lythgoe, and acknowledged by Congress in 2010, National Dance Day is a nationwide grassroots initiative that promotes the joy and benefits of dance for everyone.

Each year, in honor of National Dance Day, The Dizzy Feet Foundation, of which Lythgoe is a founder and co-president, produces one or more official dance routines and makes them available for everyone to learn in preparation for National Dance Day. This year’s videos can be found at www.dizzyfeetfoundation.org. On July 28, Lauren Gottlieb, SYTYCD Season 3 finalist and Season 7 All-Star, and Gina Grant from Zumba will lead the public at Grand Park in the two dance routines in celebration of National Dance Day. Park visitors will also enjoy free community dance classes and performances, a special performance by IRIS from Cirque du Soleil, other family-friendly activities and a number of food trucks on-site. The weekend’s public celebration will continue on Sunday, July 29, with inaugural musical events, featuring regional musical performers presented by Grand Performances in partnership with The Music Center.

Grand Park Opening Event Schedule

Civic Dedication
GrandPark (adjacent to Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain)
Thursday, July 26, 12 p.m.

Public Inaugural Events National Dance Day Celebration
GrandPark(Main Stage, Performance Lawn,Olive Court)
Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

InauguralMusicEvents
GrandPark(Main Stage)
Sunday, July 29, 11:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.GrandParkLA.org.

STUDIOCITY

Library to Have Famous Psychic Use Tarot Cards

Teens, preteens and other interested folks are invited to attend a free program at the Studio City Branch Library. It will feature the psychic, Forest Nui Cobalt, who is a staff member of the Psychic Eye Book Store onVentura Boulevard.

Forestis an accomplished astrologer from a family of like souls. She has been telling fortunes for many years and received tarot cards as a gift early in her life. She has worked professionally throughout majorU.S.cities.

This program is part of a series of presentations for teens – which relate to the Teen Summer Reading Theme of “Own the Night.” The program will feature tarot cards, which have been in use as early as 1227 inEgypt, then spreading toItaly,Germany,France, and now worldwide. At the time of 1492, they were used throughout The Middle East and European countries. One’s fortune is supposedly evidenced in the cards, which differ for each person’s presentation.

If you have always wanted to have your fortune revealed, this experience will allow you to learn more about this popular, psychic art. One need not believe in tarot to enjoy this educational experience.

StudioCityLibrary
12511 Moorpark St.
Thursday, July 26, 3–4 p.m.

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