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This Month's Meeting:

Imbibing LA

Boozing It Up in the City of Angels

Monday, February 20th 7:00pm
La Crescenta Center for Spiritual Living
At the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta

From the wine-loving Spaniards who first settled Los Angeles to the cocktail quaffers of the jet age, Los Angeles tastes have shifted when it comes to enjoying alcoholic beverages. The city has been a center of winemaking and brewing, a region where cocktails were celebrated by movie stars and hunted down by prohibitionists, and a place where finely balanced drinks and abysmal concoctions were crafted by bartenders and celebrities. This talk explores that lively history from the first settlement to the end of Prohibition.

Richard Foss is a journalist, author, culinary historian, and lecturer who has written for newspapers and magazines around California for almost thirty years. He's written two books, "Rum: A Global History" and the recently released "Food In The Air and Space: The Surprising History of Food and Drink in the Skies."

This Month's Events:

Tour The Sunset Strip!

Saturday, March 4th, 3:00 p.m.

The Sunset Strip is a part of Hollywood history, and Rock and Roll History.

The nightclubs like Ciro's and Dino's are where the Hollywood elite went to play, and rock venues like the Roxy, Whiskey-a-go-go and Gazarri's are where top bands such as Van Halen, The Doors, and the Byrds got their start. Roy Oldenkamp, president of West Hollywood Preservation Alliance, will lead us on a walking tour down Sunset Boulevard.

What: About a mile and a half, so wear comfortable walking shoes, hat, bring water. We'll end the tour at Pink Taco for drinks.

When: Saturday March 4th at 3PM

Where: Meet at the iconic Tower Records store, located at the intersection of Sunset and Horn. There are several parking options, but the best is a very large parking lot on the south side of Sunset at the intersection of Sunset and Sunset Plaza. Tower Records is about a block west of there.

Cost: $10 donation to West Hollywood Preservation, and $5 to $10 for parking.

This is a limited attendance tour - only 20 people! You must RSVP. If we get enough responses, we can add a tour the next Saturday.

To RSVP - Call 818-441-4223, or email Lawlerdad@yahoo.com

Regular meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the the Center for Spiritual Living, formerly known as the La Crescenta Church of Religious Science located at the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta.

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