L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Dance company showcases new work

CULVER CITY — The Heidi Duckler Dance Company will showcase its new work at the Wende Museum, 10808 Culver Blvd., Dec. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m.

The work is titled “What Remains,” which focuses on the dual stories of Orpheus and Eurydice as imagined by poet Ranier Maria Rilke. The piece was choreographed and directed by Heidi Duckler and features company dancers.

The experimental work has been created by three composers. General admission tickets are $50. Senior and student tickets are $35. Tickets can be purchased on eventbrite.

Coalition to host

end-of-year mixer

CRENSHAWThe Crenshaw Subway Coalition will host an end-of-the-year mixer and fundraiser on Dec. 12 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Umoja Center, 3347 W. 43rd St.

The grassroots group will be celebrating its accomplishments of the year as well as make some announcements for the upcoming year. Tickets are required for the event and cost $40 each. Tickets can be purchased on their website www.crenshawsubway.org. Donations for the Umoja Center are also welcomed.

Political committee

to give awards

LONG BEACH — The Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee will hold its inaugural awards gala Dec. 12 at The Grand in Long Beach, 4101 E. Willow St. A VIP reception will be held at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and program at 7 p.m.  

The theme this year is “Honoring Black Excellence.” Special guests include U.S. Rep. Karen Bass who will be honored with the Sojourner Truth Legacy Award. For information on sponsorship, ads, and tickets visit www.LAAAWPAC.org.

Songwriter

headlines festival

BALDWIN HILLS — Grammy-nominated soul singer and songwriter Marsha Ambrosius will headline the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza’s annual holiday festival on Dec. 14 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the upper deck of the plaza on Crenshaw Blvd, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The toy giveaway will begin at 3 p.m., while supplies last, opening performances will be at 4:30 p.m., and the headline performance at 6 p.m. Opening performances include retro holiday carolers, The Noelles. Festival goers will be able to enjoy snow-filled activities consisting of, sledding and snowman building with real snow, a visit from Santa Claus and more. All activities are free and open to the public.  

Organizations

hold joint mixer

CRENSHAW — The Crenshaw/ LAX Transit Project Community Leadership Council and the Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce will hold a joint holiday mixer on Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, at the Macy’s bridge, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The hosts ask that you bring a $10 gift card or a toy for a local youth organization. To register for the event you can visit www.crenshawchamber.com under the calendar section.

Democratic Club

hosts celebration

LEIMERT PARK — The New Frontier Democratic Club hosts its holiday reception on Dec. 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Regency West, 3339 W. 43rd St.

The night will consist of entertainment, food, and networking opportunities. Tickets are $20 each. You are asked to please bring an unwrapped toy for a young child. To RSVP and for more information, call (323) 871-5801.

Plaza organizes

holiday celebration

INGLEWOOD — Crenshaw Imperial Plaza, 2900 W. Imperial Hwy., will host a free holiday celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 14.

Highlights of the event include free photos with Santa, artist ice carving demonstration and an opportunity to play in real snow with characters from the movie “Frozen.”

Metro plans

meet-up

CRENSHAW — The Metro Crenshaw LAX Transit Project plans a community lunch meet-up on Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Jordan’s Hot Dogs, 5960 Crenshaw Blvd. The event will be celebrating Jordan’s Hot Dogs 55 years of business in Hyde Park.

Chamber hosts

holiday mixer

LOS ANGELES — The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce will host a holiday mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at City Club Los Angeles, 555 S. Flower St, 51st floor. Admission to the event is $20 or one unwrapped gift valued at $20. One must RSVP by Dec. 16 by calling (323) 292-1297.

The event is intended as a way to make connections and support great causes. Complimentary appetizers will be provided. Valet parking will be available for $8.

Foundation plans

awards show

INGLEWOOD — The Joy Fanatic Foundation will host an award show at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at Glady’s Waddingham Lecture Hall in the Inglewood Main Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd.

The foundation conducts four events a year to provide a platform for local artists to showcase their creative gifts. The Joy Fanatic Awards will be the final event of the year. The event is meant to honor outstanding artists, vendors, designers, poets, musicians, dancers, photographers, and local community leaders.

 Information: (310) 846-7629.

Organization holds

foster care meeting

CARSON — The Children’s Bureau will hold an informational meeting for families interested in foster care and foster-adoption from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 14 at Children’s Bureau’s Carson office, 460 E. Carson Plaza Drive, Suite 102.

The agency is in need of resource families for children in foster care while reunifying them with their birth families or providing legal residency by adoption. Qualifying families receive training and support throughout their journey. Information: (213) 342-0162.

Library hosts

various activities

SOUTH LOS ANGELES —The Hyde Park Library, 2205 W. Florence Ave., will host a quilting circle on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The circle is an opportunity for quilters to socialize and not quilt alone. For adults over 18 years only. No signups required.

The library also will host a quilting class for beginners on Dec. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2205 W. Florence Ave. You will learn tips and techniques from quilting expert Sylvia Q. Davis. To sign up and information on what to bring: (323) 750-7241.  

The library also will host a parenting techniques and strategies seminar on Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. The seminar will be free and is one hour long.

The purpose is to deepen parents knowledge of children’s behaviors and to learn effective methods to deal with the behaviors. For more information contact Mrs. Crystal M. at (323) 891-6232 or parent_education@yahoo.com.

Compiled by Ashley Orona.

L.A. Digest is designed to help promote events, activities and initiatives that are serving the interests of residents in L.A. To submit an item, send emails to newsroom@wavepublication.com.