L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Mitchell hosts holiday open house

LOS ANGELES — State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell will host the 30th Senate District Office Holiday Open House from 4 to 6 p.m., Dec. 10, at the Wallis Annenberg Building, 700 State Drive.

Constituents may meet district office staff, discuss legislative and community issues and learn about constituent services.

RSVP to armine.sargsyan@sen.ca.gov. 

Hero Awards Show

honors state senators

EXPOSITION PARK — The third annual DangerMan Hero Awards Show will feature a VIP reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and show from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Dec. 8, at the California African American Museum, 600 State Drive.

In addition to honoring eight men, women and children from the community, this year the show also will honor California State Sens. Holly J. Mitchell and Steven Bradford, as well as Emmy-nominated actor Melvin Jackson Jr.

For information: visit www.dangermanheroawards.com

‘Three Times a Lady’

comes to Inglewood

INGLEWOOD – “Three Times a Lady” is returning at 7 p.m., Dec. 8, and 4 p.m. Dec. 9, at The Miracle Theater, 226 S. Market St., Inglewood.

The story centers around the life and marriage of Dr. Viola Stafford (Denise Dowse), as she comes to grips with her husband Bill’s (Alex Morris) sudden and staggering revelation — news that will change their lives forever. Viola and Bill, along with Viola’s best friends, the flower child Wanda (Karen Bankhead) and the Diva Rose (Rhonda Morman) will take you on an emotional roller coaster throughout the play.

Tickets are available at: http://ttalencore.eventbrite.com or call (909) 261-5232.

Library hosts

gardening class

HYDE PARK — The Social Justice Learning Institute for community gardening will host a master gardening class at 1 p.m. Dec. 8, at Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch Library, 2205 W Florence Ave. 

Careers in construction

workshop offered

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Council District 8 and PLC Construction will host Careers in Construction workshop from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11, at the Community Coalition, 8101 Vermont Ave.

The workshop will discuss various pathways and skills necessary to start a career in the trades. Participants will learn about construction skills required, sustaining wages and benefits and available resources.

Queen Mary offers

Christmas Beer Festival

LONG BEACH – “The Nightmare Before Christmas Beer Festival” will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 14, on the Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway.

The Grand Salon will be transformed into Halloween Town complete with characters and plenty of photo ops. The event features unlimited samples of 20 different winter, pumpkin and holiday ales from local breweries.

There will be two areas of entertainment including live music from the Skeleton Sisters, a photo op with Captain Jack Skeleton and Karaoke with the Oogie Boogie. Food will be available.

Tickets start at $42.

Dominguez Hills

to screen film

CARSON“Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” RaMell Ross’ debut feature film that received the U.S Documentary Special Jury for Creative Vision award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, will be screened at 4 p.m., Dec. 15, at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Marvin Laser Recital Hall, 1000 E. Victoria St.,

An award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times and on book covers, Ross captures in “Hale County” the prevalence of stereotypical imagery to explore the differences between individual African-American male archetypes. Ross will field questions from the audience after the screening.

For more information, contact Virginia Eames at vteames@csudh.edu.

Holiday Gala includes

Masquerade Ball

DOWNTOWN — CLIMB will host its annual holiday gala benefiting CLIMB Stem Zone and FAMU Alumni Association SoCal Chapter Scholarship Program from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Dec. 22 at The Majestic, 650 S. Spring St.

This year’s festivities will be themed Masquerade Ball, with guests expected to be adorned in their best black tie attire. Also, new this year, will becomplimentary cocktails sponsored by Patron.

Information: contact kbillups@climbinc.org.

Dockweiler Youth

Center offers snow

PLAYA DEL REY – “Beach Winter Wonderland” will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 16 at Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar.

The free event includes real snow at the beach. A completed and signed liability waiver form is required for each person (regardless of age) who wishes to participate in any activity.

For more information: call (310) 726-4128.

People of Change

plan Awards Gala

LOS ANGELES — The “2018 People of Change Awards Gala” will be held from 6 to 11p.m., Dec. 14, at The Foundation Center, 11633 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles.

The event will highlight achievements made by notable change makers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, business and economic development and civic engagement.

The night will include both a silent and live auction, live music, DJ after-party, and a great array of food. The goal of this event is to raise funds for the work that is being done in Southern California.

Compiled by Angela Parker.

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