L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Playwright raises funds for cancer awareness

Wave Staff Report

HOLLYWOOD –– In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, playwright Cheray O’Neal is partnering with Lyrical Hair and the American Cancer Society for a fundraiser starting at 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd.

O’Neal’s one-woman play titled “Journey This” will run every weekend until Nov. 11 to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research and patient services nationwide.

Celebrity hosts to be featured at each show include Angela Lewis from “Snowfall,” Jeryl Prescott from “The Walking Dead” and Erica Gimpel from “Fame,” among others.

Tickets and information: https://www.cherayoneal.com/.

Wristbands available

for free health clinic

LOS ANGELES — Care Harbor, a nonprofit, volunteer-based charity, has announced the return of its free, massive health clinic at The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway Oct. 13-15. For the past eight years, Care Harbor clinics have provided free medical, dental, vision and preventive care to thousands of the L.A. community’s most vulnerable individuals with nowhere to turn for the health care they need.

Admission to the three-day clinic is free but those planning to attend must have a wristband. Wristbands will be distributed Oct. 6 at Ted Watkins Park Fieldhouse, 1335 E. 103rd St., Watts; and Oct. 7 at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, 2115 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles). Wristband distribution at both locations starts at 10 a.m.

Care Harbor is offering new services this year including expanded dental care, type 2 diabetes management and prevention, and a program providing coordinated medical care from a wide range of specialties.

For more information, visit www.careharbor.org

Business supplier

training to be offered

UNIVERSITY PARK –– Free certified business supplier training will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 6 at the University of Southern California, 3501 Trousdale P. Taper Hall-Room 202.

Participants of the the CBEST hands-on training will learn how to acquire contracts, build relationships with procurement, and how to pitch for capital and business contracts.

Certified minority, women and veteran-owned business enterprises are encouraged to attend.

RSVP: (888) 778-0978.

Cancer awareness

symposium planned

INGLEWOOD –– A free breakfast and cancer awareness symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 6 at the Center for Hope, 9550 Crenshaw Blvd.

Specialists will present information on common cancers like prostate, breast, colon, ovarian, cervical and liver.

Actress Kimberly Herbert from HBO’s “Vice Principals” will guest speak.

The event is made possible by the Center for Hope and the California Oncology Research Institute for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Information: www.corigroup.org.

Registration: (310) 883-0096, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cancer-awareness-symposium-with-free-breakfast-tickets-49779095615).


to celebrate women

HOLLYWOOD –– Theatrical performances celebrating women will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday starting Oct. 6 and ending Oct. 28 at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting, 6773 Hollywood Blvd.

Towne Street Theater’s “IN RESPONSE: Year of the Woman” reflects on the current State of the Union by exploring women’s past and present issues through a series of dramatic and comedic scenes, dance, poetry and monologues. All material is written by women.

Tickets are $15-$25.

Information: http://www.townestreetla.org.

Nigerian benefit

set in West Hollywood

WEST HOLLYWOOD –– A fundraiser to support Nigerian female victims of terrorism and gender inequality will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Spectra Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave.

The event will feature actors David Oyelowo, Chiwetel Ejiofor and others to fundraise for Oyelowo’s Leadership Scholarship for Girls, which provides tuition, room and board, medical care and social and psychological support to Nigerian girls.

A reception will include a bar, Nigerian music, Africa-influenced hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction featuring jewelry, tickets and signed items from the Lakers, Warriors, Rams and more.

Tickets and information: (708) 439-1462, https://www.flipcause.com/secure/event_step2/Mzg5MTY=/29363.

Conversation planned

on sustainable art

LEIMERT PARK –– A conversation on sustainable art practices related to Destination Crenshaw will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Hot and Cool Cafe, 4331 Degnan Blvd.

Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles will gather artists, architects, curators, developers and city officials involved with Destination Crenshaw to discuss sustainable art practices.

Destination Crenshaw will be a mile-long, open-air art museum that will debut with the new Crenshaw/LAX Line.

The event is free and open to the public.

Information: (323) 903-6446, https://www.facebook.com/events/269122463934067/.

Work readiness

event to be held

HARVARD PARK –– A work readiness event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Jackie Tatum Harvard Park Gymnasium, 1535 W. 62nd St.

Presented by Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, event participants will get the chance to do mock interviews with career professionals and receive a work readiness certificate from the L.A. Chamber of Commerce.

Registration: www.tinyurl.com/workreadyday2.

Compiled by Dorany Pineda.

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