Thank you to the 201 volunteers who beat
the July heat to read to 509 kids at our "Independence" Reading Clubs
last month! A list of these community-minded folks is online
You can sign up for the August 13th Reading Clubs
And, SAVE THE DATE for
Reading to Kids' Comedy Night at the Improv on August 11th. Look
for an announcement later this week.
Read on for information about three awesome Reading to Kids events, one of which is a special fundraiser for R2K -- My Fair Lady (See a musical! Raise money for Reading to Kids!).
My Fair Lady with R2K
See an amazing show and help out Reading to Kids at the same time!
From July 14-23, 2005, the Santa Monica Civic Light Opera (www.smclo.org)
is putting on a production of My Fair Lady at the newly restored Barnum Hall Theater on the campus of Santa Monica High School. The production features a 34-piece pit orchestra, including R2K volunteer, Jason Axe, on trumpet.
For every ticket sold to a friend of Reading to Kids, the Santa
Monica Civic Light Opera will donate a percentage of the ticket price to
Reading to Kids (between 20-45% depending on the number of tickets sold).
7/14 (Thursday) 8:00 p.m. (Preview show - all tickets $15 each)
7/15 (Friday) 8:00 p.m. (Opening night - $25-30)
7/16 (Saturday) 8:00 p.m. ($25-30)
7/17 (Sunday) 2:00 p.m. ($20-25)
7/22 (Friday) 8:00 p.m. ($25-30)
7/23 (Saturday) 8:00 p.m. ($25-30)
7/23 (Saturday) 2:00 p.m. ($20-25)
Tickets can be purchased online here:
http://www.smclo.org/smclo/mfl_ticketing.php or by calling the box
office at (310) 458-5939. For Reading to Kids to receive credit, you must
purchase the tickets in advance, up to 5 hours prior to showtime. If you
buy within 5 hours of showtime (or at the door), then Reading to Kids won't
get credit for your tickets.
IMPORTANT --- FOR R2K TO GET CREDIT FOR YOUR TICKETS: If you call the box office, you must tell them
that you heard about the show from Reading to Kids.
If you buy tickets online, after you select "Add to Cart,"
at the bottom of the page, in response to the question "How did you hear
about us?" you must select "Reading to Kids."
JetSet Society Scavenger Hunt
Coming up this Saturday, July 17th is the "The Great Race" -- an awesome
city-wide Scavenger Hunt hosted by our friends at the
JetSet Society! Teams of participants will
race around Los Angeles using only public transportation to collect items,
answer trivia, and accomplish tasks to score points.
To register for The Great Race, please visit the
JetSet website here. If
you're interested in being on a Reading to Kids team for the event,
please also contact Social Committee Co-Chair Lisa Hochberg at
Come join Reading to Kids on July 30th at the
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
for the summertime movie screenings - the only place in the world where you
can watch a movie above and below the stars! You'll relax on the lawn and
see Point Blank
(1967) with Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson.
Location: 6000 Santa Monica
Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90038-1864 (Next to Paramount Studios)
When: Saturday, July 30th Gates Open @ 7:30pm, Film starts
at 9:00 p.m.
How Much: $10
Visit the Yahoo Map
here. You can
free inside the cemetery on the street.
Good things to
bring: blankets, warm clothes, picnic food and drink, goodies to share,
camera. No tall chairs or dogs allowed, but friends and family are always
welcome. This event is rain or shine.
If you have
any questions please contact Jeff Carter, the Social Committee Co-Chair at
(310) 497-1796 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy your week!
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)