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St Elmo Village Summer fun! | MINC

St Elmo Village Summer fun!

We are celebrating our 47th year of creative community enrichment with a Village Art Exhibit and Sale featuring artists who live at the Village as well as artists who create work at our

The show will encompass painting, ceramic, photography,
assemblage art and more by emerging and established artists from Los Angeles and beyond, coming together in the spirit of creativity and human experience. We invite you to join us for the reception!

Where: St. Elmo Village // 4830 St. Elmo Dr. in Mid-City, LA
When: Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 2 pm to 5 pm

The exhibit will run through August 5, 2016, followed by our annual Summer Children’s Art Exhibit on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

Our crowdfunding campaign has garnered $2,285 towards updating computers to teach youth tech-related skills and developing new art and educational programs. We still need your support in keeping the Arts accessible to all people so that they can, in turn, go out into the world as happier, more whole and creative individuals. If you have visited the Village or taken part in its workshops, you understand the importance of art-making as a creative and personal outlet for self-expression. We are asking those who have the means to support the Arts by making a contribution through Crowdrise or sending a check payable to St. Elmo Village. Thank you in advance for your support.

We hope to see you this summer.

In gratitude,
St. Elmo Village

Roderick Sykes, Director
Jacqueline Alexander Sykes, Administrative Director

Adult Art Workshop
Tuesdays @ 12 pm – 2 pm
Adult Clay Workshop
Tuesdays @ 2 pm – 4 pm
Wednesday Children’s Workshop
Wednesdays (Until 8/10) @ 11 am – 12:30 pm
Children’s Workshop
Saturdays @ 11 am-12:30 pm
Drum Circle
Sundays @ 12 pm
Gallery and Open House
Sundays @ 12 pm – 5 pm All free and open to the public.
stelmovillage with your name and the address where you would like to have it sent. Thank you for your support!

Double the Workshops, Double the Fun!

From June 15 – August 10, 2016, youth can participate in the Children’s Art Workshop every Wednesday from 11 am to 12:30 pm in addition to the Saturday workshops. All kids from age 4 to 17 are welcome!

Join us as we celebrate the creativity of our youth with art and refreshments. Art will be available for purchase – part of the proceeds will go back to funding art workshops for more children.

Meet Our 2016 Getty Muticultural Undergraduate Intern Tiana Chanaiwa

Tiana is new to the St. Elmo Village family of Interns. She currently
attends Pomona College in Claremont with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Spanish.

Tiana brings to the Village experience working with diverse communities through her work with Pomona College Academy for Youth Success in Claremont, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Community Arts Partnership Summer Academy, and several other wonderful organizations serving the youth, environment and community.

We know Tiana will fit right in with St. Elmo Village, and we are very excited to have her with us this summer.

Medi-Cal and CalFresh Enrollment Assistance | MINC

Medi-Cal and CalFresh Enrollment Assistance

The California Department of Social Services, DPSS is scheduled to be at the Wellington Square Farmer’s Market on Sunday, May 22nd from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Our Eligibility staff will provide on-site Medi-Cal and CalFresh enrollment assistance as well as educate the community about our DPSS programs.

Crenshaw HealthFest | MINC

Crenshaw HealthFest


I would like to announce the Second Annual Crenshaw HealthFest. We encourage you to stop by and help us raise the Health IQ in South Los Angeles.

Please share this flyer on social media using the hashtag #CrenshawHealthFest. If you would like printed copies of the flyer, please let me know!

Patrick MacFarlaneField Representative

Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

54th District

300 Corporate Pointe, Suite 380

Culver City, CA 90230

Office (310) 342-1070 | Fax (310) 342-1078

WAHA June Tour – Tickets now available! | MINC

WAHA June Tour – Tickets now available!

A Walk in the Park

A Tour of Historic Victoria Park
Saturday, June 4, 2016 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Victoria Park is home to grand Arts & Crafts, Tudor and Revival residences with an abundance of period touches. Tour five unique homes with massive hearths, carved woodwork, and fine stained and leaded glass windows.

Purchase Advance Tickets: $30 General Admission All tickets $35 after May 27

Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project: Halfway There Line Up Announced!

Join us as we celebrate the progress of the Crenshaw/LAX line on Saturday, May 7, from 10:00am to 4:00pm in Leimert Park Village. The day will feature various all-ages activities and include arts and cultural offerings by Metro Art!

Just Announced: First 250 to register at the event will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad!
Registration Opens At 9:30AM


Three workshops led by artists who are creating artworks for C/LAX stations. Meet the artists and learn about their work. All ages.COLLAGE MAKING WITH SHINIQUE SMITH (10:30am-12:30pm & 1:30-3:30pm)
Make a collage with Shinique Smith, artist for MLK Jr. Station. Participants will be able to take home their creations.INTERACTIVE ART WITH MARA LONNER & KIM SCHOENSTADT (10:30am-3:30pm)
Participate in a group art making activity, led by Mara Lonner and Kim Schoenstadt, artists for MLK Jr. Station and Fairview Heights Station, respectively.
TEXTURES AND DRAWINGS WITH INGRID CALAME (10:30am-12:00pm & 1:00-3:30pm)
Make a drawing using rubbing techniques withIngrid Calame, artist for Leimert Park Station. Participants will be able to take home their creations.

#halfwaythere performer will be selected Monday!
You can continue to submit entries over the weekend for consideration.

Artists Wakana Kimura and Sam Pace created posters for Inglewood and Leimert Park as part of Metro’s Through the Eyes of Artists poster series. created posters for Inglewood and Leimert Park as part of Metro’s Through the Eyes of Artists poster series. Both artists will be on hand to sign free copies of their posters. (11:00am – 1:00pm–Wakana Kimura & 1:00-3:00pm—Sam Pace).
Visit a table chock full of mosaic, glass and porcelain enamel steel—samples of the artwork materials that will be integrated within the C/LAX stations (All day)

Don’t miss the award-winning Inglewood High School Sentinels Marching Band as they kick-off the day’s festivities at 10am!


West Angeles Choir (10:10am)
Invocation by Bishop Blake, West Angeles Church of God in Christ (10:30am)
We are honored to have the world-renowned West Angeles Choir perform on stage followed by an invocation by Bishop Blake, who is recognized as one of the greatest preachers of this generation with a message that ministers to the whole person and brings together people of various racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Performance by Lula Washington Dance Theatre(12:00pm – 12:30pm)
The Lula Washington Contemporary Dance Foundation was founded in 1980 by Lula and Erwin Washington to provide a creative outlet for dance artists in south Los Angeles. The founding mission is to build a world class contemporary modern dance company that travels worldwide with contemporary modern dance works that reflect African-American history and culture. Music Performance by Buyepongo (1:00pm -1:45pm)
BUYEPONGO, meaning “to cause a ruckus,” is a high-energy creative musical group with an infectious sound that pushes crowds to dance. The group’s pulse and power is built around the drum and guacharaca (pronounced: wah cha rah ca) giving them an upbeat tropical flare deeply rooted in the Caribbean coast of South and Central America. This Pan-Latin fusion takes its cues from traditional “roots” music of Colombia, Haiti, Belize, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. Their arrangements are unique, full-of-life, and infused with jazz and funk creating a vibrant sound that seamlessly fuses styles to its own modern Afro-Latin groove, self-titled Buyangú. Music Performance by Dwight Trible Ensemble
+ Poetry Reading by Kamau Daáood (2:15pm – 3:00pm)
Director of the World Stage, Dwight Trible is a singer who combines the best of vocal virtuosity with musicianship and improvisational skills to the delight of audiences and musicians alike.
Kamau Daáood, a founder of the World Stage, has written two volumes of poetry and has a spoken word CD entitled “Leimert Park.” He performs spoken word poetry around the world. Interactive Drumming Workshop Led By Nikki Campbell and Kahlil Cummings (in front of stage) (3:00pm – 4:00pm)
Balandugu Kan’s own
, also members of Rhythm Arts Alliance, will lead an interactive drumming workshop. Some drums provided by Rhythm Arts Alliance, but everyone is welcome to bring their own.

*Soul Children DJs Sacred & Al Jackson will spin sounds in between sets throughout the day
Sacred and Al Jackson are both DJs/producers and are part of a collective known as Soul Children, which hosted a party called Juju at 5th St. Dick’s in Leimert Park for many years. Vision TheatreTrees to Drums (1:00-1:15pm)- Dwight Trible & Matthew Gibson of World Stage, among others, will discuss Metro’s project to save trees that would otherwise have been lost as part of construction of the C/LAX line. Instead of destruction, wood from the trees was used to create West African-style drums that were then given to local arts organizations.

Murals + Mentors (2:30-2:45pm) – Local youth who participated in workshops to design construction phase artworks will discuss their experiences working on the project. The fruits of their labor are already on view at three station sites along the C/LAX Corridor.

Short videos about Crenshaw/LAX station art-in-progress featuring interviews with the artists and a sneak peek at their designs (12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, and 2:45pm)

Crenshaw/LAX half way there celebration

Join us for the Halfway There Community Celebration!

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10A to 4P
Leimert Park Village, 4395 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

Metro is hosting a community celebration, as we approach the halfway mark on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. We thank the community for your patience and continued support as we achieve this significant milestone. Anticipated activities include:

> Performances by local musical artists

> Kids zone

> Marketplace

> Metro and Contractor employment opportunities

> Small business resources

> Sustainability resources

Special Bulky Item Drop Off Events on April 16, May 28, and June 18 | MINC

Special Bulky Item Drop Off Events on April 16, May 28, and June 18

LA Sanitation’s free bulky item drop offs to help keep Los Angeles clean.

The special events will be held on:

  • Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please share with your social media networks and consider posting the event flyer on your agency website.


Join Us Rain or Shine – WSIA Beautification Along Washington Blvd. – Sat. 4/9, 9a-12p

This is the final reminder… and we really could use some help!

We have a handful of volunteers who have offered to support our beautification efforts along Washington Blvd., but we need about 30 people to make this go quickly, and we are definitely short of that number.

Please come out and support the neighborhood and our Wellington Square Improvement Association.  We will be planting and mulching the parkway between Wellington Rd. and Victoria Ave.  We will also be doing a cleanup – picking up trash, etc. along the entire stretch of Washington Blvd. in Wellington Square.

All neighbors are encouraged to come out and help.  We will be joined by KYCC for the planting, as part of a project funded by MINC.  The plants have been generously supplied by Lore Hilburg from Buckingham Rd.

Any questions, please contact Michael Sonntag at (323) 951-1113 or via email at

Anyone who is able to start even earlier (8AM) – we need a few volunteers to go to Lore Hilburg’s house (1943 Buckingham Rd.) to prep the cardboard we will be using for weed abatement.

We certainly hope to see all of you out there – even in the rain!  We need to get the plants into the ground, and this is the last opportunity to get the support of KYCC until July.

WSIA Beautification Flyer 04-09-16


Community Police Academy – Starts 1/26/16

The LAPD has an upcoming Community Police Academy coming up on January 26th. It’s an 11 week course that will be held at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (6505 W. Wilshire Bl.). The class will meet each Tuesday evening between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM. The course will conclude with a graduation ceremony on April 5th.

If you have additional questions about the academy, you can contact the Community Relations Office (213) 473-0200 or contact me.

Hector Marquez (213) 793-0790 or email 34936