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Beverly-Fairfax a la Carte : Out and About

April 13, 1986| Mary Allen Daily

Activities and Recreation:

CBS Television City. Free tickets to taping of game shows. 7800 Beverly Blvd., (213) 852-2624.

Fairfax Community Adult School. Courses in exercise, Hebrew, French, psychology, drama, citizenship, the arts and crafts. Programs leading toward eighth-grade and high-school diplomas. Classes held at Fairfax High School, Fairfax and Melrose avenues, and at 20 branch locations in the community, (213) 653-4085.

Fairfax Senior Citizens Center. Classes in Hebrew, English, Spanish, health and exercise, dance and psychology. Bingo, ballroom dances and special entertainment events. 7929 Melrose Ave., (213) 653-1824.

Farmers Market. Third Street and Fairfax Avenue, (213) 933-9211.

Freda Mohr Multiservice Center. Counseling, housing and transportation assistance, health care, trips and tours, classes in the arts and exercise and training of in-home aides. Hot meals served at community sites and delivered to the home-bound. 330 N. Fairfax Ave., (213) 937-5900.

L.A. Dell'Arte. Theater troupe in the style of 16th- through 18th-Century Italian comedy. Performs in local parks and theaters, (213) 933-5648.

West Wilshire Multipurpose Center. Classes for seniors in the arts, crafts and exercise. Hot lunches, bingo, special entertainment and trips. Programs for children and teens. Swimming pool and play area. 141 South Gardner St., (213) 939-8874.

Libraries and Museums:

Craft and Folk Art Museum. Changing exhibits of historic and current folk art; also contemporary art and design. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., (213) 937-5544.

George C. Page Museum. Reconstructed skeletons of animals unearthed in nearby asphalt pits. Films, paintings, lectures and paleontologic demonstrations. 5801 Wilshire Blvd., (213) 936-2230.

Jewish Community Library. Books, films and periodicals about Jewish history and issues. 6505 Wilshire Blvd., (213) 852-1234, ext. 3201.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Permament collections, changing exhibits and rental gallery. Screenings, lectures, concerts and art classes. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., (213) 937-2590.

Los Angeles Public Library, Fairfax Branch. Lectures, films, concerts, summer reading programs and story hours for preschoolers. 161 South Gardner St., (213) 936-6191.

Martyrs Memorial and Museum of the Holocaust. Documents, artifacts, photographs and memorabilia of concentration-camp victims. Tours available in several languages. 6505 Wilshire Blvd., (213) 651-3175.

Parks:

Hancock Park. Many species of native trees and shrubs, some of which were used by Indians to make teas and medicines, six asphalt pits and statues of animals representing those unearthed from La Brea Pits since 1906. Between Wilshire Boulevard and 6th Street, and Curson Avenue and Ogden Drive, (213) 857-6311.

Pan Pacific Park. Par course, picnic area, baseball diamond and 3/4-mile jogging track. 7600 Beverly Blvd., (818) 798-1173.

Rosewood Park. Small landscaped area. Corner of Fairfax and Rosewood avenues, (213) 837-8116.

Annual Events:

May

Walk Festival. Walkathon and festival to celebrate Israel's statehood. International Jewish foods, folk dancing, camel and elephant rides and music. For information, call (213) 852-1234, ext. 2430.

July

Excavation of La Brea Pits. From viewing station, watch fossil dig taking place 16 feet underground, through August. Hancock Park, (213) 857-6311.

October

Festival of Masks. Two-day celebration of the cultural diversity of Los Angeles through the theme of the mask. Traditional and contemporary masked dances, ethnic foods, mask-making workshops, mask exhibits and sales and a parade. Hancock Park, (213) 937-5544.

December

Festival of Lights. One-day fair. Carnival acts, booths and music. Fairfax Avenue between Melrose Avenue and Beverly Boulevard, (213) 857-1255.

Beverly-Fairfax map inside back cover. Next in your hometown series: Van Nuys, May 11.

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