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This Weekend in the 818: Sweet Treats, Music, Cars, Art, Clothes, Giving Back and more

Posted By Karen Young On June 3, 2010 @ 11:47 pm In Featured,Features,My Daily Find,My Weekly Deal Finds | 1 Comment


Free doughnuts,  hot rods, LAPD, flyovers, document shredding, an art reception, jazz in the park , giving back, eating sweet treats and a thrift shop sale — it’s a full weekend in the 818!

NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY Celebrate 60 years of the doughnut TODAY, June 4. Krispy Kreme is offering customers one FREE doughnut of any variety at participating store locations. No purchase is necessary to receive a free doughnut. Dunkin’ Donuts is offering a free doughnut with purchase of any beverage.

REV IT UP: Bring the family to The 7th Annual Still Saving Lives Car Show on Saturday, June 5 from 9 am-3:30pm at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills. Presented by the LAPD, Valley Traffic Division and Valley Traffic Advisory Committee, this is a fundraiser to help buy supplies, equipment and educational materials for the Valley Traffic Division. Check out over 400 cars, SWAT, K-9 and Mounted Units, Bomb Squad and LAPD helicopter. There will be a special performance by Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries from noon-2 pm, plus a barbecue, celebrity guests, raffles and giveaways. Admission is free. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills.

SHRED AND GO GREEN: Wells Fargo will help San Fernando Valley residents go green and fight fraud by offering free shredding services on Saturday, June 5 from 9 am-1pm in Studio City. Bring up to 50 pounds of paper documents to be securely shredded on site and recycled. The free event, organized by Wells Fargo’s Coldwater Canyon banking store team, will be held in the parking lot of the newest green Coldwater Canyon banking store. Wells Fargo Coldwater Canyon Bank Store 12900 Ventura Blvd., Studio City 818.509.3480

By Emma Rosoff, 20. "Eveready Diner, Hyde Park, New York" Oil on Canvas Board Study from the Photograph by Joseph Sohm

ART LOVERS UNITE:Carter Sexton Artists Materials invites the public to an artists’ reception for Pastimes for a Lifetime, Inc. Fine Art Academy on Saturday, June 5. The free reception, featuring wine and appetizers, is from 6 to 8 p.m. The featured artists are students of Linda Wehrli, owner and teacher of Pastimes for a Lifetime, and includes 40 works by art students of all ages. The drawings and paintings are done in a variety of media and mixed media ranging from graphite pencil to water-soluble oil paints. Certificates of Merit will be awarded to the 40 participating students. Carter Sexton Gallery, 5308 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood. Parking and admission are free. The gallery showing will continue through July 9, with viewing from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. (The store and gallery are closed Sundays.)  For information on the reception or showing, call 818-763-5050, or visit cartersexton.com . For information on Pastimes for a Lifetime, visit www.pastimesinc.com, or e-mail pastimes@earthlink.net.

Donate books and volunteer to help at Sweet Harts on Saturday, June 6 with 4GOOD! Receive 10 % of sweet purchases!

A DO GOOD DAY AT SWEET HARTS: Are you looking for a way to volunteer with your kids? Join 4GOOD, a local nonprofit organization, to raise awareness about the literacy gap between low & middle income children. Come to Sweet Harts in Sherman Oaks on Sunday, June 6 from 10-3 pm and donate your gently used books. Or join in and volunteer to collect and sort the books too! Sweet Harts will give 10% off your purchase with a book donation and will donate 20% of the days proceeds back to 4GOOD. All ages are welcome to volunteer as well. RSVP and sign up to volunteer at this event http://eepurl.com/v64P

4GOOD was created in the summer of 2009 when two San Fernando Valley families (with four children under 10 among them) were looking for a meaningful way to show their kids how important it is to give back. After much searching, they realized it was not easy to find volunteer activities that would be appropriate and interesting for their young kids. Plus, they discovered that most organizations don’t accommodate kids joining along in the volunteer process. It was then that Erika and  Peter Athanas and Katie and Jeff Goldman decided to start their own organization with the mission to “help families actively participate in volunteer activities to foster the values of kindness, compassion, tolerance, community responsibility and good citizenship.”    For more info about how to get involved: www.4goodcommunity.org Sweet Harts 13704 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA (South/West corner of Woodman & Ventura-if parking lot is full please use neighborhood side streets).

CONCERTS IN THE PARK: The Playboy Jazz Festival kicks off the Valley Cultural Summer Series at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills on Sunday, June 6 from 4:30 – 8 pm. It’s a concert to be enjoyed by all ages. The concert will feature renown jazz performers, Oleta Adams, Tizer Sal Marquez, as well as local artists including the Calabasas high school jazz band.http://valleycultural.org/playboy-jazz-festival-community-jazz-concert-june-6/ Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills

SUPER THRIFT SHOP SALE: It’s the BEST OF THE BEST (and a featured My Daily Find) — a special event June 5 and 6 at the new National Council of Jewish Women Thrift Shop in Studio City.  Come early to shop for fine antiques, designer clothing, and house wares. Hours: 8am-6pm Sat. and 9am-6pm Sunday. 12203 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604 818.505.1924, www.ncjwla.org.

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