From a veterans remembrance event to casino night, we can't say there's a lack of variety in this week's offerings. Got something else you're headed to? Add it to our comments and upload your photos!
• Brentwood - The Old Veterans Guard is holding a Veterans Appreciation Day, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday outside the front gates of the National Veterans Home. Gather at the northeast corner of Wilshire and San Vicente boulevards and enjoy speakers, refreshments, music and camaraderie, the veterans group says.
• Venice - Motorcycle buffs can show off their bikes or view some of the best in town at the Festival of Thump, Saturday, at Deus Ex Machina, 1001 Venice Blvd. Single-engine bike owners are welcome to enter the thumper contest, with awards given in the categories of best factory original, best custom bike and unbridled enthusiasm. Sign-in starts at 10 a.m. and the show begins at noon. Take in live music, food and drink.
• Marina del Rey - Kids can take home a sea-inspired craft item from the Dockweiler Youth Center, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. The center, located at 12505 Vista Del Mar, hosts "Make It and Take It" classes where children can sit by the ocean, enjoy the view and create something memorable. For information, call 310-726-4128.
• Culver City - Culver City High School's Booster Club holds Casino Night at 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave. Tickets are $35 and available for purchase online. You can try your hand at blackjack and roulette or work the slots for prizes. The fundraiser supports the high school's sports and extra-curricular programs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
• Santa Monica - Major League coach and player Jerry Royster makes an appearance at the Santa Monica Little League Opening Day. Free clinics in fielding, catching and pitching, a home run derby, food and a raffle are all part of the celebration, 9 a.m. to noon, at Memorial Park, 1401 Olympic Blvd. For more information, email email@example.com.
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