Esther Kang

About Town in Manhattan Beach: Week of Feb. 13

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Citizenship Award

Manhattan Beach Middle School eighth grader Skylar Sload was recognized at the Feb. 3 City Council meeting with a citizenship award, presented jointly by the City of Manhattan Beach and the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. MBMS Principal John Jackson and MBPS Leadership Advisor Ro Schreiner lauded Sload for her dedication as the school board liaison and leadership in the school’s ASB. Additionally, she is an active member of the Friendship Circle, plays basketball for MBMS, Manhattan Beach Youth Basketball and South Bay Elite. She is also on the Southern California PGA Junior Tour. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Sload

Manhattan Beach Middle School eighth grader Skylar Sload was recognized at the Feb. 3 City Council meeting with a citizenship award, presented jointly by the City of Manhattan Beach and the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. MBMS Principal John Jackson and MBPS Leadership Advisor Ro Schreiner lauded Sload for her dedication as the school board liaison and leadership in the school’s ASB. Additionally, she is an active member of the Friendship Circle, plays basketball for MBMS, Manhattan Beach Youth Basketball and South Bay Elite. She is also on the Southern California PGA Junior Tour. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Sload

Ballroom dancing

On the evening of Valentine’s Day, the Older Adults Program will host a ballroom dancing event at the Joslyn Community Center from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Swing and Sway program provides a safe, non-smoking, non-alcoholic environment for adults to dance. Music is provided by professional DJs; there will be light refreshments. No RSVP required. Admission is $7 per person. For more information, contact the City of Manhattan Beach’s Older Adults Program at 310-802-5447.

Leadership MB info night

Leadership Manhattan Beach will hold its annual information night next Wednesday, Feb. 19, and Wednesday, March 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Manhattan Beach City Council Chambers. The workshop will cover the benefits of joining LMB’s Class of 2015, such as developing strong leadership skills, gaining valuable insights into the local government and becoming a more effective member of the community. For more information, contact recruitment director Kyle King at recruiting@leadershipmb.org or visit LeadershipMB.org.

“Senior Scam Stopper”

Senator Ted Lieu’s office is hosting a free seminar next Thursday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Joslyn Center for seniors, their families and caregivers. Experts will present information about various types of fraud relating to home repair, finances, insurance, mail, foreign lotteries, auto repair, identity theft, Medicare and more. For more information or to RSVP, contact Senator Lieu’s office at 310-318-6994.