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Summer Things To Do
By Staff Report
Published July 13, 2017

It’s Summer and sometimes you’re wondering what to do with the family, your spouse, your significant other or just by yourself. Here is a list of different things going on in the community and around this summer.

Crenshaw Family YMCA’s “Excel with STEM”
Now- August 11

The Crenshaw Family YMCA’s “Excel with STEM” program will provide students ages 5 – 11-year-olds with a hands-on learning experience in the areas of land, sea and sky in a theme of “Discovery.” All participants will receive instruction in an experiential learning environment addressing: paleontology, ocean exploration, aeronautics, telescopes, ocean animals and satellites to name few. The Crenshaw Family YMCA is located at 3820 Santa Rosalia Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90008. For more info, call (323) 292-9195

California Science Center

The California Science Center offers a variety of interactive and visual exhibits. The science center combines exhibits with an on-site Science Center School and Amgen Center for Science Learning. The Science Center is open to the public seven days a week, 362 days per year, with free general admission to its permanent exhibit galleries. The facility, which opened in February 1998, spans more than 400,000 sq. feet and includes four major exhibit areas. For more information, please visit www.californiasciencecenter.org or call (323) SCIENCE (323-724-3623)

Soul Music Festival
July 14 – 16, 2017 (5pm to 11pm)

Los Angeles Soul Music Festival features 15 “Grammy-awarded & Grammy nominated national and internationally known artists” plus food vendors and both beer and wine gardens at Exposition Park. The festival will be located at 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037. For more info, please visit https://lasoulmusic.com

Summer Nights in The Garden
Fridays, July 14 and 28 & August 11 and 25
5 – 9pm
Get outside this summer and enjoy the evening breeze, late sunset, and starry skies. The Summer Nights in the Gardens series is a celebration of all things summer in the enchanting Nature Gardens at Natural History Museum Los Angeles (NHMLA). Spend your Friday night sipping a garden-infused cocktail, checking out various science and nature experiences, and brightening your life with nature-inspired take-home activities. Have a picnic or get a little lost in the gardens – all while the beats from live music performances set the mood. Get your summer on at NHMLA! Free admission and advance reservations are available. RSVP at NHM.org/summernights or (213) 763-DINO
“Summer” Jazz Concert Series

Now-July 30
Dwight Trible Presents: “Summer” Jazz Concert Series

@ The ‘new’ World STAGE now until July 30 Come out and hear live jazz performances and concert series this summer. Coming performances include: Fri. 14th – BILLY CHILDS’n Prophecy w/ PAUL CALDERON’s spoken-word; Sat. 15th – Ladies Love Laughter; Fri. 21st – Shana Tucker; Sat. 22st – Clayton Cameron; Fri. 28th – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson; Sat. 29th – Al Williams; 9pm until 12-midnight or (2) sets 9pm & 10:30pm $20. For more info, please visit www.theworldstage.org or call (323) 293-2451. The World Stage is located at 4321 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008.

Culver City fair
August 25 – 27, 2017

Fiesta la Ballona has live performances, carnival rides and games, 80 artisan and commercial vendors, pony rides, a petting zoo, a food court, food trucks, and a beer & wine garden at Veterans Memorial Park. Free.

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Photo by Brian W. Carter

Summer Fitness

Eastern Ridgeline Trail & Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
It’s Summer yes but never to late to get in shape. The Eastern Ridgeline Trail at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area is a great place to get in shape with fitness zones and plenty of trails for walking, running or riding complete with beautiful views from the ocean to downtown L.A. the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, AKA Culver City stairs, is a 58-acre park with multiple paths, semi-steep inclines featuring a new walk path. The stair climb is a challenge for anyone and get the heart pumping. For more information, http://www.parks.ca.gov or call (213) 738-2961

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