Hawthorne Happenings January 25, 2018

News for the City of Good Neighbors from Norb Huber

The Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce and City Council are hosting a Business Expo today, Wednesday, January 24th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Memorial Center. 

Entertaining or informative?
Okay, people think my column is “hogwash” or I’m just “full of it”.  What do you want?  Do you want me to be informative and boring? Or do you wish to be entertained a little?  I can go back to writing boring stories of upcoming events here in the City of Good Neighbors if you want me to.  I would rather have fun.  I guess that’s the choice we make every day. We can live life bored or we can make it fun. I think the key to having fun starts with not taking ourselves too seriously.  If we can laugh at ourselves, then we have fully accepted who we really are and we are not trying to impress anyone.  So, if you think I’m a crazy, illiterate, half deranged, drunken old geezer, who got elected city clerk before anyone figured me out, then good.  I agree. 

February or March? What Difference Does It Make?
Yes, I made a mistake.  I said that Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday are both coming up on the same day, March 14th.  Okay, half of my readers, three out of six, were concerned for my ol’ lady not getting her chocolates and flowers until a month after sweetheart’s day. I don’t need a holiday to show my affection for the love of my life who has hung with me for going on 39 years.  Why do we need a holiday to remind us to tell our dear ones that we love them?  Thank you readers for pointing out one of my many mistakes, you may have saved my marriage.

Historical Society Meeting
The Hawthorne Historical Society will meet on Monday, February 5th at 6:30 p.m. at the new Hawthorne Museum located at Jim Thorpe Park.  The HHS will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, February 24 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Museum.  The breakfast is $5.  I look forward to seeing all of my loyal readers there.

Trains – Real and Model
Did you know that Hawthorne has one of the largest model railroad clubs in the South Bay?  Yes these hobbyists have been having fun over at their warehouse for over 40 years. They have over 2100 square feet of HO standard and narrow gauge on their layout.  The Los Angeles Model Railroad Society invites you to an open house at their facility on Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The address is 14009 S. Crenshaw Blvd.  Go check out their work.  Take the kids.   Now for the bad news.  The real trains that transverse our city are tooting their horns in the middle of the night. Some residents who live by the tracks are having difficulty sleeping when the trains come through after 10 p.m. or wake them up before 4 a.m.  The city council is trying to see if schedules can be adjusted so that this nuisance goes away.

March 21: The State of the City Luncheon, April 21: Service Provider Fair/Earth Day-Memorial Park   April 22: Volunteer Appreciation Day,   April 28-29:  Relay 4 Life,   May 12:  Hawthorne 5K Run and Health Fair,  May 24: Community BBQ Dinner in support of HPD K9 Units.