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L.A. DIGEST: Crenshaw High alumni mark anniversary

Wave Staff Report

MANHATTAN BEACH — Radio personality Adai Lamar hosted the sold-out Crenshaw High School Alumni Association’s 50th anniversary celebration Oct. 13 at the Manhattan Beach Westdrift Hotel.

More than 500 Crenshaw High School alumni and Hall of Fame inductees attended the event, including celebrities like Akbar Gbaja Biamila of “American Ninja Warrior;” Inglewood Mayor James Butts; George Johnson of the Brothers Johnson; former NBA player Marques Johnson; retired NFL running back Wendell Tyler; and former Crenshaw High School Principal and LAUSD Superintendent Sid Thompson.

It was a celebration that exceeded Gala Committee Chairman Craig Hart’s expectations, he said.

The event culminated with five 2018 Crenshaw graduates being presented with $1,000 scholarships.

“It was wonderful to see so many beautiful Crenshaw alumni come together is such a grand gesture of love and support,” said alumni President Carole Hart.

Events planned to

end homelessness

LOS ANGELES –– Angelenos can volunteer and learn about solving homelessness during Weekend to End Homelessness events Oct. 19-21 throughout Los Angeles.

Made possible by a partnership between city officials and the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority, the weekend will feature more than 50 events residents can sign up for.

Among the activities people can participate in include walking the streets of Skid Row, touring interim and permanent supportive housing in their area, donating new or gently used items, or helping prepare meals or with beautification projects.

Information about South L.A., Inglewood and other areas hosting events can be found here: www.homeful.la.

Questions: W2EH@innercitylaw.org, (213) 891-3209.

Scenic overlook

to host concert

BALDWIN HILLS––A free public concert featuring new work by three Los Angeles-based sound artists will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, 6300 Hetzler Rd.

Presented by The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS), the event will feature performances by Anna Homler, Odeya Nini and Laura Steenberge with the Los Angeles basin as the backdrop.

Information: www.sassas.org.

Library branch offers

basic computer class

HYDE PARK –– The next basic computer class is scheduled at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Hyde Park Branch Library, 2205 W. Florence Ave.

Spaces are limited but still available.

To sign up, call the Reference Desk at (323) 750-7241.

African dance

workshop planned

CYPRESS PARK –– A Halloween-themed African Dance workshop will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Live Arts L.A., 4210 Panimint St.

The event will begin with a performance by the VoltaDrum Dance group followed by the workshop, which will include dancing, singing and drumming.

Tickets are $10.

Information: https://www.naniagbeli.com/curren-nani-agbeli.

USC fraternity plans

leadership conference

UNIVERSITY PARK –– The Fatherhood Initiative and Youth Leadership Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at USC’s Taper Hall, 3501 Trousdale Parkway.

Presented by the Los Angeles chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the event means to provide fathers an opportunity to share and receive information about the responsibilities and obligations of being a parent.

The conference is free. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Registration: http://omegaeducationalfoundation.org/

Information: http://omegaeducationalfoundation.org/

Networking mixer

planned Oct. 24

KOREATOWN –– An afterwork social and networking mixer will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 at Mama Lion, 601 S. Western Ave.

Presented by BlackNLA, the mixer will bring together urban professionals to unwind, socialize and network.

All are welcome.

Information: http://www.blacknla.com/mixer.

Black chamber

plans monthly mixer

HOLLYWOOD –– The Hollywood’s Black Chamber of Commerce’s Monthly Business Mixer will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Hollywood United Methodist Church, , 6817 Franklin Ave.

Complimentary appetizers will be served. Seats are limited.

RSVP: hollywoodblackchamber@gmail.com or text name and email to (310) 686-3834.

Information: http://www.blackchamberofcommerce.org/.

Compiled by Dorany Pineda.

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