Hawthorne Happenings March 16, 2017

News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber

Stuck With Me
I’m sorry to report that you will have me for another year to kick around as City Clerk.  At last night’s city council meeting, the council voted to extend everyone’s term by one year.  So, instead of bowing out of my position this November, I will be sharing my Hawthorne Happenings with you until November of 2018.  My plans are to retire from teaching in June of next year. I’m looking forward to spending a little more time out on the golf course, watching my grandkids grow up, and of course relaxing with a cold one beginning next summer.  I’m too busy to have cold ones now.  To be honest, I just write a lot about cold ones, I really don’t partake that much.  At the conclusion of my City Clerk term, I will have sat up there and read the agenda for nine years, or over 250 city council meetings.  It will also mean that I have tried to amuse you with over 450 Hawthorne Happenings. Just thinking about it all makes me thirsty.  Hang with me my friends; I think we can make it through this together. 

Lion’s Club “Citizen of the Year” Event TONIGHT
The Hawthorne Lion’s Club will be honoring Arnie Shadbehr, our outstanding City Manger with the presentation of “Citizen of the Year” award tonight, March 15 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Moose Lodge located 13212 S. Inglewood Avenue.                                                                                         

Historical Society Meeting
The next open meeting of the Hawthorne Historical Society will be held on Tuesday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the community room of the Hawthorne Library.  The public is encouraged to attend. 

Business Expo
The City of Hawthorne’s Business Expo 2017 is for you. It will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd from 3-7 p.m. at the Memorial Center.  If you are a business owner, starting a new business, customer or just want to check out what is happening in our City, here you can connect with area businesses, community members, and service providers. Events include two dynamic keynote speakers and a wide variety of exhibitions and seminars throughout the day. There will be food and beverage samples and plenty of chances to win prizes! For more information, please call (310) 676-1163. 

Golf Tournament
The Hawthorne Parks and Recreation Foundation Gold Tournament is on Monday, April 10th at 12 noon at Coyote Hills Golf Club. For more information, please contact Mr. Dick Huhn at 310-643-9157.

Instruction and fun are to be had at the Holly Park tennis courts every Saturday from 7 to 8:30 a.m.  (Beginners are welcomed.)  You may even see the City Clerk there.

State of the City Luncheon
The Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual “State of the City” Luncheon on Wednesday, March 29th beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Call the chamber’s office for more details and ticket information.

Dana Middle School will be performing Hairspray, Jr. on Weds 3/29 (3:15 matinee), Thurs 3/30 (6:00 evening show) and Fri 3/31 (both a 3:15 matinee and a 6:00 evening show).  The 1950s are out, and change is in the air!  Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, social commentary and tuneful songs.  Tickets are $5 at the door. Dana Middle School, 5504 W 135th St, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

Service Provider Fair
Councilmember Angie Reyes English and the City of Hawthorne presents the annual Service Provider Fair at Memorial Park this year on April 22nd.  There will be many vendors giving out great information.  Lunch and prizes are always a big hit with the attendees each year.

Volunteer Appreciation Day
The volunteers of Hawthorne will be honored once again with a special event hosted by the Hawthorne Presidents Council on Sunday, April 23rd at the Memorial Center. 

National Day of Prayer
The Hawthorne/Lawndale Ministerial Association will be hosting a National Day of Prayer event at Trinity Lutheran Church on Thursday, May 4 starting at 7 p.m.      

Contact email:  norbhuber@gmail.com