The Women's History Project of Ventura County, a joint task force of the Ventura County Commission for Women and the Ventura County Women's Equity Coalition, is accepting nominations for two Erica Neville Memorial Alice Paul Awards, one honoring an educator, and the other a community activist for making "women in history come alive in the classroom." The awards are named for American suffragist Alice Paul and are being given in honor of Erica Neville, an initiator of the Women's History Project in Ventura County. The nomination deadline is Jan. 28. The awards will be presented March 7 at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks during the program "Creative Options: A Day for Women." Call 805-652-7611 for more information.
Johnny Grant, honorary mayor of Hollywood, will be honored by the San Fernando Valley Unit of the Arthritis Foundation at a "Tribute to Johnny" dinner Feb. 20 at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel in Universal City. Grant helped launch the foundation's first "Stop Arthritis Telethon" in 1956 and was producer and co-host of the event for 20 years. He has been master of ceremonies for more than 3,500 civic and charitable events and has volunteered for many other community activities. Proceeds from the fund-raising dinner will support the foundation's patient programs and research. For more information call 818-997-2839 or 213-938-6111.