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A Spelling Bee For Cheaters

I’ve mentioned numerous times that my favorite non-profit in Los Angeles is 826LA. They do great work there, but as I’ve discussed it previously, I’ll let you research all the good stuff they do on your own. Suffice to say, I think you should support them and get involved with helping, too.

Toward that end, I’d like to tell you about your opportunity to support, get involved, and have a good deal of fun while you’re doing it. Get in on the action at A Spelling Bee For Cheaters.

For participants, A Spelling Bee For Cheaters is exactly what it purports to be. Teams raise money for 826LA. The more they raise, the more “cheats” they can earn for use in the bee. If you’re looking for a lower level of involvement, you can donate to a team that has already been established and purchase a spectator ticket to see the bee live. This year’s featured cheaters will include (among others): Dave Eggers, Spike Jonze, Jimmy Kimmel, Laraine Newman, and Dianna Agron.

What: 826LA’s A Spelling Bee For Cheaters.
When: Saturday, August 14, 2010. 2:00pm.
Where: Lincoln Middle School, 1501 California Ave., Santa Monica.
Why: It’s a ton of fun, and supports a great cause.

If you’re a word nerd (like me,) a good cheater (like me,) or just looking for a fun, unusual way to spend your Saturday afternoon (like me,) get your tickets now for 826LA’s A Spelling Bee For Cheaters.

$3 Pancake Breakfast This Weekend

(image courtesy of Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce)

The Kiwanis Club of Hollywood / Los Feliz is holding their 46th annual Kid’s Day Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser this Saturday, May 8. The Kiwanis Club of Hollywood / Los Feliz is a non-profit organization that supports a wide range of charitable needs in the community with the help of member dues, donations and annual fundraisers.  The annual Pancake Breakfast  provides up to 60 percent of their annual operating budget.  The middle and high school students that sell tickets to the event maintain 50 percent of the proceeds for their respective Builders and Key Clubs, which Kiwanis sponsors and mentors.  In addition to breakfast, there will also be a raffle, balloon animals and children’s fingerprinting.

$3 doesn’t go very far these days, so it’s great that you can get a decent breakfast while supporting your community. Stop by this Saturday and chow down for a good cause. Details below.

Who: The Kiwanis Club of Hollywood / Los Feliz, in conjunction with Hollywood and John Marshall High School Key Clubs, Virgil Middle School Builders Club and Boy Scout Troop 621

What: The 46th Annual Kid’s Day Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

When: Saturday, May 8th from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Where: Vons Grocery Store parking lot. 4520 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (on the corner of Sunset Blvd and Virgil, next to the Children’s Hospital)

Visit www.hollywoodlosfelizkiwanis.org for more information about the organization.


Second City Fundraiser: Laugh your way to good karma


The Second City, legendary comedy theatre company, will present “The Best of Second City,” an hour-long sketch comedy revue that will benefit Hollywood Media + Arts. The event is co-sponsored by Nike Sportswear.

Scheduled to perform in this show are Larry Joe Campbell (“According to Jim”), Frank Caeti (MADtv) and Nyima Funk Funk (MTV’s “Wild N’ Out” and “Thank God You’re Here”) and Rebecca Allen.

One Night Only!
The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre
1615 Vine Street
Monday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $40 and are available in advance at www.etix.com. All proceeds benefit Hollywood Media +Arts. For box office information, call 323/464-8542.

And yes this is a fundraiser, but if $40 is too steep, tickets are 1/2 off if purchased through goldstar.com. You have to be a goldstar member to purchase tickets through the site, but membership is free.

And if you’re all Facebooked up, check it out this way.

Community Pasta Dinner for Fallen Officer

pasta dinnerThis came across my desk:

“The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2188 and Ladies Auxialiary, are asking for the support of the community to help raise funds for the family of fallen Deputy Juan Escalante. This 27 year old Deputy was killed outside his home in Cypress Park.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles are hosting a PASTA DINNER on Thursday, August 14 from 4pm to 8pm. Donations for the dinner are $10 per plate. The Eagles Hall is located at 1596 Yosemite Drive at Townsend in Eagle Rock, 90041. 323-257-8869

Any type of donation or support for the fundraiser would be greatly appreciated.

All proceeds from this fundraising event will be given to the fund set up for his wife and children.”

Maila Nurmi (Vampira) fundraiser on April 5th

vampira-poster-web-size.jpgAs promised, here’s the latest on the efforts to raise funds for Maila Nurmi’s headstone at Hollywood Forever.

We’re promised “a hilarious and spook-themed evening,” and all proceeds will go to pay for Maila’s headstone. And of course you can still paypal a donation to:

[email protected]

April 5th, 8pm, at the ever-marvelous

Steve Allen Theater:
at the Center For Inquiry – West
4773 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-4268

Tickets are $10