L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Black women’s group to hold brunch

Wave Staff Report

LONG BEACH — The third Black Women in Entertainment Brunch will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at The Reef Restaurant in Long Beach, 880 S. Harbor Scenic Drive, Long Beach.

This year’s brunch will feature several speakers including “Into the Badlands” Co-Executive Producer LaToya Morgan andchair of the PGA’s Power of Diversity Master Workshop Sasheen R. Artis. The event is an opportunity to build lasting bonds with other women of color making money moves in entertainment.

Tickets are $45. For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-women-in-entertainment-brunch-tickets-50362582841?fbclid=IwAR315itB-EYxPc4ZXiQzZsvj9DXDYgAXfmQJAS-VNFUJFd8qmp_j-5NZ_9A.

Holman hosts

Black College Summit

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd., will host its annual Black College Summit from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8.

The free summit will give attendees an opportunity to meet with admissions directors and recruiters from invited historically black colleges.

For more information, call (323) 731-7285 or visit the church’s website at www.holmanumc.com.

Inglewood Open Studios

seeks local artists

INGLEWOOD — Artists and galleries throughout Inglewood will kick off the 2018 Inglewood Open Studios community art crawl with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Residency Gallery in downtown Inglewood, 310 E. Queen St.

The goal of Inglewood Open Studios is to enrich the community through exposure to local artists and art professionals. On Nov. 10 and 11, visitors will be invited to personally tour private artist working spaces and enjoy art created in all media. Some spaces also will host events such as workshops and talks.

Admission to the galleries is free and free shuttle transportation will be provided by Inglewood Open Studios sponsor, the city of Inglewood.

To learn more about the participating galleries, visit the Inglewood Open Studios website at inglewoodopenstudios.com for information on routes.

Jenesse Center hosts

vocal competition

DOWNTOWN — Jenesse Center will host its first annual “Raise Your Voice 4 Peace” music competition for youth at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd. The event seeks to bring awareness on healthy relationships to youth through music. Tickets for the event are $35.

For more information, visit www.jenesse.org.

Kaiser offers

SAT prep workshop

LOS ANGELES — High school students are invited to a free SAT prep workshop from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Kaiser Permanente Conference Center, 3782 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Hosted by the Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center, the workshop will offer participants an opportunity to take a practice exam, review the math, reading, writing/language and essay sections and discuss the college admission and financial aid process. Free morning refreshments and lunch will be provided by Kaiser Permanente.

Register at: www.wootencenter.org/satprep or call (323) 756-7203.

Cash for college

convention planned

LOS ANGELES — The 17th annual Cash for College and Career Convention will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 10 at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, 4000 W. Washington Blvd. The free workshop features financial aid presentations, scholarship information, and help with college essays and applications.

More information: www.cashfor college.org.

Café to conduct

speed dating session

LEMEIRT PARK — What’s Your Type – Speed Dating session will be held from 4:20 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Hot and Cool Café, 4331 Degnan Blvd.

Hosted by Rap Sessions & Dear Uzuri, the free event offers a unique speed dating experience that will give you some dating insight and introduce you to some quality individuals.

Taco Tuesday

honors veterans

LOS ANGELES — A special Taco Tuesday event honoring veterans will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 13 at The Townhouse, 6835 La Tijera Blvd.

The event promises an evening of jazz and will include raffles for prizes and a dance contest. The dress code is casual.

For more information, contact Jacquelyn at (310) 714-1707 or by email at easy2learn2@gmail.com

Workshop offers help

with criminal records

LOS ANGELES — A workshop offering free help with clearing criminal records will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Los Angeles Law Library, 301 West First Street

For more information, call (213) 785-2529 or visit www.lalawlibrary.org.

Compiled by Angela Parker.

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