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Saturday, May 10

Metro Sponsors “Old Roots, New Routes Ride,” led by C.I.C.L.E. and the Eastside Bike Club!

Rosemead Boulevard

Rosemead Boulevard, south of Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, 91780

10:30am to 12:00pm

Explore new routes in Temple City by returning to the city’s roots!

On Saturday, May 10, through a sponsorship by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange), along with the Eastside Bike Club, will lead a community bicycle ride, “Old Roots, New Routes Ride!” As part of the Rosemead Boulevard Grand Opening (GO) celebration, participants will explore Temple City’s past, present and future by riding through Los Angeles County’s newest cycle tracks to explore it’s unique history. This ride will make one stop at Temple City Park for an open-air museum exhibit curated by the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum.

As with all C.I.C.L.E. rides, this ride is family-friendly, leisurely paced and will return to the starting point after the event. C.I.C.L.E. rides are fully supported, led by trained Ride Leaders, an EMT, and volunteers. Prior to the ride we will address safe street riding and group ride etiquette to ensure smooth sailing. This ride is under 4 miles and will return to the festival in time for participants to enjoy the remaining festivities.

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time: Meet at 10:30 a.m., the ride will leave promptly at 11 a.m. and will return by 12 p.m.

Where: Rosemead Boulevard, south of Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, CA 91780

Accessible by: Metro buses 78, 79, 266, 378, 487 and 489

What to bring: Bring water, a snack, and a bicycle in good working order. This ride is FREE and open to anyone, but all participants should be able to ride a bike safely with the ability to brake, change gears, and balance while stopping and starting. All participants under 18 MUST wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride.

About C.I.C.L.E.: Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.) is a nonprofit organization working to promote the bicycle as a viable, healthy, and sustainable transportation choice.

About Metro: Metro is the planner, operator and builder of LA County’s expanding public transportation system. The agency plays an important role in bicycle planning across LA County, funding more than $155.5 million for bicycle projects since 1993, facilitating first mile/last mile connections to transit and supporting bicycle transportation through various policies and programs. Metro’s sponsorship of C.I.C.L.E. events helps fulfill the agency’s goals of encouraging bicycle trips and promoting safe cycling skills.

About Eastside Bike Club: ESBC is a Family Friendly community Bike Club in Northeast Los Angeles founded by Carlos Morales in June 2008 with eight members. Morales weighed 400 lbs. at the time, and credits cycling for saving his life. The group has evolved to over 400 members & supporters of all ages and abilities. ESBC holds weekly rides and offers a bike safety education program. Morales has followed his passion for cycling, and is now the owner of STANS BIKE SHOP in Monrovia, CA located in the San Gabriel Valley, with an emphasis on changing peoples lives by creating a chain reaction one mile at a time.

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West Coast BBQ Classic at The Queen Mary

QUEEN MARY OF LONG BEACH

1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802

11:00am to 6:00pm

The Queen Mary welcomes back the West Coast BBQ Classic for an afternoon of finger lickin’ food for the whole family on Saturday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The West Coast BBQ Classic is where barbeque experts and amateurs convene for a showdown full of flavor featuring the best in smoking, grilling and all around BBQ.

General admission tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door for adults, and $5 for children ages 4-11. Children 3 & under are free. Event parking is $12.

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Awaken the Healer Within Stage 1 Healing Workshop

Naam Yoga LA

1231 4th Street, Santa Monica, 90401

12:00pm to 7:00pm

LEARN HOW TO AWAKEN THE HEALER WITHIN
A 2 DAY WORKSHOP WITH TWO MAORI WOMEN FROM NEW ZEALAND

Do you have natural healing abilities but don’t know how to apply them? Would you like to learn how to trust your intuition without your head getting in the way? Do you want to connect with your inner spirit in order to heal others and also yourself?

Atua now offers people from all walks of life the chance to discover their spiritual gifts and learn how to amplify them under the guidance of two experienced matakite (seers), Carmel Cochrane and Renae Pocklington. As descendants from a long line of healers, they will give you an in-depth understanding of how to heal others, by sharing their life experiences and journey of inner discovery with you.

You will learn simple techniques and tools that will help you connect to your own ‘Infinite Wise Self’. You will experience the power of the Atua (Maori Gods & Goddesses) and learn how to engage with them and use that power in positive ways. You will learn about your ‘Sacred Doorways’ and how to keep them clear. You will learn about your healing and cheering teams and how to bring all the tools and knowledge together and after the two day workshop, will be able to heal yourself and others.

Last but not least, you will learn that healing is not about fixing someone but providing a safe place in which they can transform and grow. This workshop will teach you to connect with your own clarity and give you tools you can use on a daily basis to help yourself and others.

The cost is US$350 for the 2 day workshop. The Santa Monica workshop will be held on the 10th & 11th of May 2014 (12:00 (midday) – 7:00pm) at Naam Yoga LA, Upstairs Studio, 1231 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
Payment can be made directly with the Santa Monica co-ordinator: Cindy Aikman [email protected]. Or pay via credit card online www.atuawahine.com – Book now as space is limited!

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Awaken the Healer Within Stage 1 Healing Workshop

Naam Yoga LA

1231 4th Street, Santa Monica, 90401

12:00pm to 7:00pm

LEARN HOW TO AWAKEN THE HEALER WITHIN
A 2 DAY WORKSHOP WITH TWO MAORI WOMEN FROM NEW ZEALAND

Do you have natural healing abilities but don’t know how to apply them? Would you like to learn how to trust your intuition without your head getting in the way? Do you want to connect with your inner spirit in order to heal others and also yourself?

Atua now offers people from all walks of life the chance to discover their spiritual gifts and learn how to amplify them under the guidance of two experienced matakite (seers), Carmel Cochrane and Renae Pocklington. As descendants from a long line of healers, they will give you an in-depth understanding of how to heal others, by sharing their life experiences and journey of inner discovery with you.

You will learn simple techniques and tools that will help you connect to your own ‘Infinite Wise Self’. You will experience the power of the Atua (Maori Gods & Goddesses) and learn how to engage with them and use that power in positive ways. You will learn about your ‘Sacred Doorways’ and how to keep them clear. You will learn about your healing and cheering teams and how to bring all the tools and knowledge together and after the two day workshop, will be able to heal yourself and others.

Last but not least, you will learn that healing is not about fixing someone but providing a safe place in which they can transform and grow. This workshop will teach you to connect with your own clarity and give you tools you can use on a daily basis to help yourself and others.

The cost is US$350 for the 2 day workshop. The Santa Monica workshop will be held on the 10th & 11th of May 2014 (12:00 (midday) – 7:00pm) at Naam Yoga LA, Upstairs Studio, 1231 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
Payment can be made directly with the Santa Monica co-ordinator: Cindy Aikman [email protected]. Or pay via credit card online www.atuawahine.com – Book now as space is limited!

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John Lithgow in Stories by Heart

Carpenter Performing Arts Center

6200 E. Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815

8:00pm

Lithgow delivers a commanding, funny and poignant tour de force performance, as he portrays a complete cast of distinct, outrageous characters while weaving personal stories with those by the likes of P.G. Wodehouse and Ring Lardner. A theatrical masterpiece that demonstrates the power of storytelling, The Orange County Register raves, “This is theater in its purest form. And it’s got more thrills and satisfactions than anything Broadway’s blockbuster makers could ever devise!”

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Tuesday, May 13

Red Hen Press Reading at Annenberg Community Beach House

Annenberg Community Beach House

415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA CA

6:30pm

Please join Red Hen Press at the Annenberg Community Beach House on May 13th for an event featuring Kim Dower, Kate Gale, Jim Tilley, and Brendan Constantine as moderator.

ABOUT THE ANNENBERG COMMUNITY BEACH HOUSE:
The Beach House is a gold coast gem that overlooks the ocean and once housed the stars of Hollywood’s golden era. Past readers include Camille T. Dungy, winner of a 2011 American Book Award for Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010), Ilya Kaminsky, recipient of the Whiting Writer’s Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Susan Straight, National Book Award finalist, and Ron Carlson, recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a National Society of Arts and Letters Literature Award. For more information, please see Red Hen Press’ website, or email [email protected].

This event will feature:

Kim (Freilich) Dower grew up in New York City and received a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, where she also taught creative writing. Her first collection, Air Kissing on Mars was published by Red Hen Press in 2010 and appeared on the Poetry Foundation’s Contemporary Best-Sellers list. The book was described by the Los Angeles Times as, “sensual and evocative . . . seamlessly combining humor and heartache.” Kim teaches in the BA Program at Antioch University Los Angeles, and is the owner of a literary publicity company called Kim-from-L.A. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Seneca Review, Rattle, Barrow Street, Eclipse, and Two Hawks Quarterly. Two of the poems in Slice of Moon were finalists for the Rattle Poetry Prize. She lives with her family in West Hollywood, California.

Dr. Kate Gale is the Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of The Los Angeles Review and President of the American Composers Forum, Los Angeles. She teaches in Low Residency MFA programs around the country and serves on the boards of A Room of Her Own Foundation and Poetry Society of America.
Kate is the author six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis which premiered in October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee. She also wrote Paradises Lost with Ursula K. LeGuin and composer Stephen Taylor, and a libretto with composer Daniel Felsenfeld, based on T.C. Boyle’s The Inner Circle. Her sixth poetry collection, The Goldilocks Zone, will be available from University of New Mexico Press in spring 2014. She is also the editor of several anthologies and blogs for Huffington Post.

Jim Tilley earned a doctorate in physics from Harvard and worked on Wall Street for twenty years. His first collection of poetry, In Confidence, was published by Red Hen Press in 2011. His poems have been published in literary journals such as Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, Southwest Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review. He has won the Sycamore Review’s Wabash Prize for Poetry, the New England Poetry Club’s Firman Houghton Award, and an International Publication Award from Atlanta Review. He lives in Bedford Corners, New York.

Moderator: Brendan Constantine was born in 1967, the second child of two working actors. An ardent supporter of Southern California’s poetry communities and one of its most recognized poets, he has served as a teacher of poetry in local schools and colleges for the last seventeen years. His work has appeared in numerous journals, most notably Ploughshares, Ninth Letter, The Los Angeles Review, The Cortland Review, RUNES, and LA Times Bestseller The Underground Guide to Los Angeles. His first collection, Letters To Guns, was released in February 2009 from Red Hen Press. His third collection, Calamity Joe, is due out from Red Hen in March 2012. Mr. Constantine is currently poet in residence at the Windward School in West Los Angeles and Loyola Marymount University Extension. He is also currently working with The Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, bringing poetry workshops to Alzheimer's patients throughout the southland. Mr. Constantine holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in Hollywood at Bela Lugosi’s last address.

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Wednesday, May 14

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