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Volunteers Needed for The 2021 Ebell Holiday Boutique & Luncheon

from Karlene Taylor, Chair Ebell 2021 Holiday Boutique and Luncheon

November 4, 2021

We need your help! Please volunteer at the 2021 Ebell Holiday Boutique & Luncheon Our annual Holiday Boutique and Luncheon is returning to the Ebell on December 8 and we need your help to make it a success. There are multiple ways to support The Ebell during our largest annual fundraiser: December 8 Registration Table… Read more »

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Laura Cohen writes new NextDoor Satire for Zoom

November 4, 2021

Member Laura Cohen has written and co-produced a new play for NEO Ensemble Theatre – Neighborhood Newsy 2021 – “an edgy satire based on NextDoor and the kind of craziness neighbors share online about homelessness, property values, dog poop and vaxxing”. The show is a sequel to last year’s Neighborhood Newsy: Zoom Edition, which you… Read more »

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Trimming Our Crepe Myrtle

from Patricia Lombard, 64th President of The Ebell of Los Angeles

Posted by Patricia Lombard

November 4, 2021

Our stately Crepe Myrtle that anchors the courtyard garden got a trim last week when arborist Cy Carlberg dropped by The Ebell to help us shape the tree at the request of our special events staff. It seems our tree blocks the views for some guests and contributes a bit of extra plant materials to… Read more »

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Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

Being the Ricardos Trailer: Spot the Ebell Locations

from Anessa Birkemeier, Director of Special Events

November 4, 2021

“Being The Ricardos,” the Amazon movie about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, was shot at The Ebell over a four-week period. Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, it stars Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem.  There’s a great teaser video on YouTube, and The Ebell looks pretty good!  Spot how many locations you can recognize!

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New Members

Meet the New Members

from Aretha Green, Director of Membership

November 4, 2021

Meet the new members and please welcome them! Krista Kolegraff is one of seven kids, born and raised on a ranch in Iowa.  She studied Hospitality Management at Iowa State University.  She is the Founder and Creative Director of Buy Art Not Followers, an organization dedicated to encouraging people to buy art from emerging artists. … Read more »

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RCA Grantee: Union Rescue Mission’s Hope Gardens

from Cheryl Finley, Social Services Committee Ambassador

November 4, 2021

I am the Ebell Social Services Committee Ambassador to the Union Rescue Mission’s Hope Gardens. Hope Gardens is a program serving 215 single women and their 104 children, all of whom have experienced homelessness. Last year, during the holidays I had the pleasure of visiting Hope Gardens to drop off children’s books that Ebell member… Read more »

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Heart Health Report from Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center

from Cynthia Comsky

November 4, 2021

Heart health is more important now than ever.  Noel Bairey Merz, MD, Director of The Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center, Cedars Sinai, and Ebell member, has compiled the Center’s latest report. Indispensable reading which shows there is an established difference between women and men when it comes to heart health. Stay healthy, one and all!

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Book Chamber: November Book Choice

from Constance Hornig, Book Chamber Chair

November 4, 2021

Join us November 16 (the 3rd Tuesday) for our quick-read play – 84, Charing Cross Road – based on the book by Helene Hanff, including: *“for whom the bell tolls … “; *200 ml. each  flour, milk, and eggs; and *Jackie Robinson and the team at Ebbets field. Q: What do these have in common? A:  Real-life American… Read more »

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Field Trip: California African American Museum

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programs

November 4, 2021

On Thursday, October 14, a group of Ebell members visited the California African American Museum (CAAM) to see the show Codeswitch, an exhibition of quilts by Sanford Biggers, and April Bey’s installation of futuristic Afrotourism, and Rights and Rituals: The Making of African American Debutante Culture.

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