As the old year draws to a close and the New Year dawns, our thoughts naturally turn to what was and what will be. I’m not one for New Year resolutions. I’ve tried it over the years and, like most folks, can’t keep the resolutions going. So this year, I’m resolving to do things I know I will definitely be able to handle.
Experience Inglewood Food
Food is a good place to start. Here are some eateries to try: Rusty Pot Cafe on Market, Orleans & York Deli on Florence, Mad Men Deli on N. La Brea, Little Belize on Nutwood, and Bayou Grill and Fiesta Martin, both on No La Brea. All are new or relatively new and all have been highly recommended to me.
If you have a sweet tooth, try JoJo’s Dozen on Nutwood. Some mighty wonderful smells come out of this hole-in-the-wall bakery – don’t let the size fool you.
Did you know we have a micro-brewery in Inglewood? Three Weavers Brewing Company is on West Manchester in the Manchester Business Park.
Sometimes a girl just needs to feel like a girl. Spa 313 on No La Brea is a one-stop for pampering – salon, mani-pedis, facials, and make-up.
Keep the feeling going and shop, shop, shop: Boutique 1323 on N. La Brea carries regular and plus sizes; Shoe Fanatix on Nutwood has shoes and clothing. There are lots of other shops in town, so get out there and explore!
Put a little ‘cultcha’ in your life, as they say. On Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 1-5pm at the main Inglewood Public Library, there will be a Mural Art & Poetry Celebration. This event is the culmination of two Inglewood Arts Commission IGAP grants.
On Sunday, January 18, from 10am-7pm, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will host another free admissions day for Inglewood and surrounding communities. Use code ‘LACMA9’ at the ticket booth.
“A Vaudeville ‘Lip-Syncing’ Musical Revue” will take place Saturday, February, 21 at 3pm in the Morningside High School auditorium. This is a fundraiser for Giving Back Corporation, a non-profit that funds school supplies and scholarships for students.
Take in the free monthly Tuesday Morning Movie every 3rd Tuesday in the Waddingham Lecture Hall at the Main Library. Call the library to learn the name of the movie.
Mark your calendar now for the 9th annual Open Studios on the second weekend in November. This artist studio event grows every year. Check it out.
Make 2015 the year to get involved in the community: join Friends of Inglewood Library, the Historical Society of the Centinela Valley, or your block club. If you don’t have a block club or neighborhood watch, start one. Take the next available CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) class.
Learn Something New
The Main Inglewood Library has monthly computer classes: introduction to computers; Internet for beginners; using E-mail; Word for beginners; Excel parts 1 and 2; finding books and information; PowerPoint; and social networking. Like all library programs, these classes are free.
Also, check out Callie Rose Literary Café on Nutwood. They have lots of programs for adults and kids.
Have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. See you around town!