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Weekly News Update
July 12, 2005    

Thanks, Volunteers!

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 here.

You can sign up for the August 13th Reading Clubs by clicking here!

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).  

Showtimes are:

    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 LisaHochberg@readingtokids.org.


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.

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

Additional Information:
Visit the Yahoo Map here. You can park for 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 jeffcart1@hotmail.com.

Enjoy your week!


Maryanna Abdo
Program Director
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

In this issue...
- Save the Date: August 11th!
- My Fair Lady
- JetSet Society Scavenger Hunt
- Hollywood Forever Movie Night
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