Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SAVE THE DATE! Mar Vista Fall Community Festival October 21st, 2017

SAVE THE DATE!  OCTOBER 21st, 2017

     

      MAR VISTA TURNS 90!

 Let’s Celebrate!

Greetings Mar Vista Community Supporter,

The Planning Committee for the 2017 Mar Vista Community Fall Festival and Silent Auction is pleased to announce the Festival will take place on
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
at the Mar Vista Recreation Center

Sponsored by the Mar Vista Community Council, Councilmember Mike Bonin, and community members, we invite you to help us CELEBRATE!.  This year’s Festival will be commemorating the 90th anniversary of Mar Vista, with the theme of the Festival being MAR VISTA TURNS 90!  We again encourage you to be a part of the event by actively participating in the Festival, either as a Festival Partner, a Sponsor, a Booth Vendor, or a Silent Auction donor. 

The Festival has become an annual tradition in the Mar Vista community, and attracts thousands of people to the Park on the day of the event, so don't miss this chance to connect.

Funds raised by the Festival are used to defray costs of the event, and all funds remaining after expenses are paid go to benefit the Mar Vista Park and Recreation Center.    

Attached is the paperwork that describes in more detail how such participation will work, and contains the agreement to be filled out by participants.  Please keep in mind that last year we had to turn away booth requests because of the number of participants, so please get in your applications early to assure your spot.  The paperwork can also be downloaded at the links below.

For additional information:

Mar Vista Community Council website:  www.marvista.org,
(310) 301-1551.

Thank You,


The Mar Vista Community Fall Festival Planning Committee





Call For Volunteers!

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS 
FOR THE MAR VISTA COMMUNITY FALL FESTIVAL


As always, we need everyone to pitch in to make the Festival great again this year!  Here's what we need...

 Friday Evening, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
            Set up Auditorium and Gym, and Sign Painting
Saturday, October 22
8:00 AM - ?
            Basic set up of chairs, tables, booth numbers, etc
            Assist vendors in loading and unloading 
            Silent Auction set-up and assistance through day
9:00 AM - ?
            Assist at Info & T-shirt Booth
            Parking lot supervision
            Stage hands for Entertainment Stage
4:00 PM  Tear down:  We need all hands on deck!

Please let us know when you can help by sending us an email to  Marvistafestival@marvista.org  with your phone number and availability.

To volunteer for the Family Fun Zone either as a Face Painter or to supervise bouncers and jumpers, please email Pat Peterson at papeterson7@gmail.com


To volunteer for the Westside Repair Cafe, please email Jim Tate at tatejft1@aol.com

Thursday, September 29, 2016

2016 Silent Auction



Want to support the festival and reach more community members?
Donate to this years silent auction!

To arrange pickup of your donation please contact Patricia Peterson at papeterson7@gmail.com or by phone at 310-435-1477

We are seeking item donations from local artisans, businesses and organizations for the Silent Auction. The Festival is the perfect place to showcase your quality goods and services to the greater Mar Vista community. We welcome contributions of gift baskets, gift items, gift cards or experiences (valued at $25 or more). We also accept gently used items like Bikes, Snowboards, etc, or collectibles and antiques, which were greatly appreciated last year. 


For donations to the silent auction please click here and complete the information on this form. 

Your contribution is tax deductible through the Mar Vista Landkeepers' Preservation (FEIN 45- 0516194), and the proceeds from the Silent Auction will support the Festival and the Mar Vista Recreation Center. 


Thank you to the awesome businesses and community members who donated to the Auction! Check out some of the items below. 

Apothecary Pharmacy - $50 Gift Certificate 


Aquarium of the Pacific -  2 passes  Value $54

Avatar Nail Spa - Mani/Pedi with a Sea Salt Scrub and 20 Minute Massage - Value $50

Baja Buds - 3 gift certificates - two for lunch or dinner for 4 value $40; one lunch or dinner for 2 value $20

B Beauty - Signature 60 minute Facial Treatment - Value $65


Bowlero  - Free Game of Bowling on the House for 4 or

Make it a Party - Free Game of Bowling on the House for Eight 

Bryan Hawkins Kenpo Karate - 2 gift certificates, each for 3 lessons (value $165 each)


Budget Blinds - $100 Gift certificate for blinds


Burke Williams Simply Massage Marina del Rey  60-minute introductory massage - value $79

Cafe Gratitude - $50 gift card 

Centinela Cleaners - $20 gift certificate for laundry and dry cleaning

Cherry On Top -  Two Gift cards for yogurt - Value $25 


Coffee Connection - $57 Gift certificate

Collectible Dolls donated by Adrienne Omansky of Stop Senior Scams


Cork tote bag from Portugal -  Value $200





Curves-Marina del Rey The Gift of Fitness For Two - 5 Classes in 14 Days, Fitness Consultation and $100 Membership discount PLUS - one of these giant teddy bears! Stop by their booth to enter a raffle for the other teddy bear.





District Skate on Venice Blvd - Two t-shirts and skate socks

Dogromat - Three grooming certificates - value $60 each 

Dream World Comics - $50 gift card

Gardenerd - One-hour Organic Vegetable Gardening Consultation 
with Christy Wilhelmi and signed copy of Gardening for Geeks – value $176



Gerber Kawasaki  -   Wealth Management two 4 hour Financial planning consultation - Value $500

HalffullLA - three faceted gold bead bracelets - value $45 each

Healing Body, Soul and Mind - 1 healing session with master healer Freyda Campbell - Value $200

Hamburger Habit$50 Gift certificate


HERE Design & Architecture   - Home design consultation from Kate Spanbock - Value $250

Hollywood Wax Museum - Two admission passes

Home Grown GardensRedwood Planter Box filled with soil and plants - 4' x 4' x 11" - $300 value and 3' x 1" x 11" - $150 value

Lakshmi Lambert - 2-hour comprehensive acupuncture/homeopathy/bodywork session - Value, $180

Life Moves Through - One hypnotherapy sessions - one hour and twenty minutes each - value $150 

Los Angeles Zoo - Two admission passes

NutriFit - Family Fare Intro Package and Cookbook - Value $115

Pause Float Studio - 2 one hour float sessions - Value $85  


Phyllis Miller pottery  - Big is Beautiful  fish platter - value $75, 



Coral Abstract bowl - value $300


Plant Spirit Medicine - Courtney Shelbourne   - Plant Spirit Medicine relaxation/healing session.  Includes a hand treatment and food scrub.  Value $185

Pop Physique - Package of five classes - value $122


Rediscover Center - Three Entries worth $60 each- 2 Hours Each to Tinkering Club, explore and learn construction skills.

Robinson's Beautilities - $50 Gift Certificate

Rotem Studio - Free audit of your website - value $180

Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar - 4 $25 gift certificates - take out or dine in

School of Rock - One month of lessons, minimum value $150 - $299


Venice Flake - $20 and $25 gift certificates for breakfast or lunch




Teaching Wellness - Private 1 hour gentle, non-invasive Reiki coaching;

Wellness coaching - 1 hour session - discover positive solutions to life's little stumbling blocks. Value on each - $70




The Dog Bakery - Gift certificate for a cake

Westside Music Studio - 2 Gift Certificate for piano lessons - each for 30 minutes (value $80 each) 


Westside Tavern - $100 Gift Card 

Yoga Works on MainStreet – one month unlimited pass plus yoga mat – Value $165


Zaniac - gift certificate for a 2 hour birthday party for up to 20 children




Wednesday, September 28, 2016

2016 Festival Honoree - Sherland Chensam


Sherland Chensam is Named Festival Honoree of the 2016 Mar Vista Community Fall Festival

The Planning Committee for the Mar Vista Community Fall Festival is very pleased to announce that Sherland Chensam has been selected as the 2016 Festival Honoree.   

Ms. Chensam, better known to multitudes of Mar Vista residents as "Coach", has acted as a volunteer head coach of both girls and boys basketball teams at Mar Vista for over twenty years.  Coaching pee wee, juniors, minors, and majors teams, she has had an indelible influence on thousands of our children over the years, instilling in them the values of hard work, of believing in yourself, trusting your teammates, committing oneself to goals and finding the strength to achieve those goals, and teaching them life skills both on and off the basketball court. 

Coach Chensam was born  in Belize, Central America. Raised in Belize as the youngest of 11 children, she finally migrated to California, where she started her family. She married George Chensam and has three beautiful girls, Sherilee, Sherisse, and Sherilynne Chensam, all of whom have played on the basketball courts of Mar Vista.

Coach Chensam's success has been highlighted by the many Mar Vista All-star teams that she has taken to regional and City Championship tournaments.  One of  her most memorable moments  came in 2014, when she led the Mar Vista Co-ed Boys Juniors to win the Valley Region championship, and the same year she took  a team of  Mar Vista girls to the Staples Center to play on the L.A. Sparks court for the  inaugural tournament sponsored by the L.A. Sparks, called "Get Spark", and remarkably, the Mar Vista team won that championship as well!

In 2015 Coach Chensam achieved additional recognition outside our community by being named the Head Coach of the Girls Basketball team at Hamilton High School in West Los Angeles. 


The Mar Vista community is truly blessed to have Coach Chensam as a leader and mentor of our children.  Her achievements are remarkable, but her selection as Honoree also serves to highlight the many other coaches in our Mar Vista community who dedicate so much of their lives to training our kids in the many sports we pursue, and most importantly training our kids in learning how to be strong and good people.

Entertainment

Mar Vista Is Music And Motion: Arts In Our Schools

              Mar Vista boasts 13 public district schools alongside oodles of charters and private pre-through K-12 schools. Parents, staff and kids from many of these will gladly be sharing what makes their school special; come meet them at the local-schools information booth near the kids' crafts and inflatables run by MVCC's Education, Arts and Culture Committee (EACC).


              Our schools host really talented kids, many of whom will perform all day long on the Main Festival Stage. We'll showcase choral, band and jazz ensembles from elementary, middle and high schools, including Mar Vista ES, Daniel Webster MS, Palms MS, Windward and Venice HS. And we'll spotlight local businesses where yoga and dance groups are available for you and your children to join. But the hottest ticket of the day may just well be Daniel Webster's 11am preview of their upcoming November performance with the LA Opera! Plan your day around this full schedule:

2016 Mar Vista Community Fall Festival & Silent Auction

ENTERTAINMENT STAGE SCHEDULE

Tony Solomon, Master of Ceremonies

10:15 - Family Yoga with Laura Fuller of Life Moves Through & The Moving Joint


11:00 - Daniel  Webster Middle School Chorus, Directed by Kimberly Daniel


11:30 - Daniel Webster Middle School Band, Directed by Bill Barrett


12:00 - On The Edge Youth Dance Ensemble


12:30 - Mar Vista Elementary School Chorus, Directed by Katherine Williamson



1:00 - Festival Welcome with Councilmember Mike Bonin, Congresswoman
          Karen Bass, and various local dignitaries




1:30 - Windward School  Jazz Ensemble,  Directed by Dr. Bruce Eskovitz


2:00 - Palms Middle School Vivoce Singers, Directed by Monica Che


2:30 - TBD

3:00 - Venice High Mighty Gondolier Marching Band, Directed by David Lee


Pacific California Properties - Gold Sponsor



Pacific California Properties is the prominent source of quality new home construction in Coastal Southern California. We use our unsurpassed market knowledge, industry resources and local expertise to help home buyers find the new Pacific California home of their dreams.




Curves Marina del Rey - Gold Sponsor





At Curves, being strong is about so much more than building muscles.  
Strength training at Curves can help you build strength, balance and a healthier future.  All in a community of other women who share your goals.  
Curves is a facility specially designed for women featuring a complete 30 minute workout that is fun, fast, and safe.  


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Vista Del Mar - Early Head Start





We provide child care services to eligible families with children from newborn to 4yrs old in the zip codes 90066 and 90034 in partnership with Connections For Children. For more information please call (323)934-7979


Proveemos servicios de cuidado de niños a familias elegibles que tienen recién nacidos a 4años que viven en los códigos postales 90066 y 90034 en asociación con Connections For Children. Para más información llame a(323)934-7979

On The Edge Dance Studio




On The Edge Dance Studio - OTE Dance Studio is a creative, welcoming and non-competitive dance studio founded in 2014 by professional dancers and choreographers Kim Borgaro and Robert Gilliam.

We are committed to offering high-quality dance classes and training for all levels and experience. We believe a full dance education is developed by the practice of a variety of dance styles providing dancers all the proper tools and empowering them with versatility. Our kids program (ages 2.5-17) is founded on a student-centered approach which encourages dancers to embrace their individuality and reaching their full potential. We also offer an adult program focusing on dance training and technique building. 


We offer over 40 classes a week including; Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip- Hop, Jazz Funk, Modern, Krump, Musical Theater, Acro, X-treme Stretch and X-treme Training. 


The studio is also home of two performance dance companies On The Edge Youth Dance Ensemble and The Crew.

On The Edge Youth Dance Ensemble, is a pre- professional contemporary dance company and training program for ages 8-18. The company’s goal is to nurture young dancers in a more 
 serious and artistic environment.


The Crew, is the only kids street dance crew on the westside. The Crew is open to ages 7-17 and trains in a variety of street dance styles.


For more about the studio and dance companies please visit: www.otedance.com