LA MIRADA – “A Muscular Machar: The Story of a Jewish Strongman in 1920s Europe,” an upcoming lecture at Temple Beth Ohr, will be led by Sharon Gillerman, professor of Jewish History at Hebrew Union College. Gillerman is currently working on a book called “German into Jews: Remaking the Jewish Social Body in the Weimar Republic.” The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at Temple Beth Ohr, 15721 Rosecrans Ave. For more information, call (714) 521-6765 or (562) 691-2551. Christmas boutique set at Cypress Gardens WHITTIER A Christmas in October Boutique will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at Cypress Gardens of Whittier, 8101 Painter Ave. Crafts, baskets, novelties, baked goods and jewelry will be on sale. There will also be a raffle. For more information, call (562) 698-0596. Home-sale seminar for seniors set WHITTIER Merrill Gardens will have a local real estate agent present a free seminar to seniors who are thinking about selling their homes from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at 13250 E. Philadelphia St. Seniors can learn ways to avoid losing cash when selling their homes, ways to maximize their property value and receive a tour of Merrill Gardens Retirement Home. Lunch is included. To register or for more information, call (800) 955-6443, Ext. 345. Rescued dogs to fly home to Louisiana WHITTIER Thanks to community donations, Pee Wee and Fat, two Rhodesian Ridgebacks rescued from hurricane-ravaged Louisiana, will be flying home Sunday to Lafayette, La. In all, the Washington Boulevard Animal Hospital, where the animals have stayed since they were rescued by a Whittier resident, raised $710 to get the animals home. The dogs will be taken on board the flight by an employee of Delta Airlines. The employee is the wife of a Whittier police dog-handling officer who helped make the arrangements. “We know there are hundreds of animals still out there. I’m glad we could do our little part to help,” said Lauralea Thompson, administrator of the hospital. Halloween Capers coming to Uptown WHITTIER – A Halloween Capers event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 in Uptown Whittier. This year’s Capers will consist of a sidewalk sale by Uptown merchants offering special shopping prices. There will be candy treats for youngsters. For more information, call (562) 696-2662. Living with disabilities session to be offered WHITTIER –The Whittier Public Library will offer a free workshop on living with disabilities at 5 p.m. Wednesday at its main branch, 7344 S. Washington Ave. The workshop, “What’s It Really Like?” will consist of four persons with disabilities who bring humor and hope to their personal stories of living fully with disabilities. A sign language interpreter can be provided with 72 hours’ advance notice to library. For more information, call the library at (562) 464-3450. Golden State Theatre LA MIRADA –The Golden State Theatre is currently performing “Goldirocks,” a musical set in mythical Fairytale Forest. The show takes place 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. Tickets are $10 with group rates available. For more information, call the La Mirada Theatre box office at (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310. Volunteers in Action Awards to be given LA MIRADA –The City of La Mirada will host its annual Volunteers in Action Awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Award categories include Leadership, Innovation, Spirit of Service and Initiative, Lifetime Achievement, Corporate Responsibility, the Judge’s Award and the Medal of Valor. For more information, contact the Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277. — From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Art gallery to hold annual tea Oct. 29 WHITTIER — The Whittier Art Gallery will hold its annual tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the gallery, 8035 Painter Ave. There will be a silent auction featuring works by local artist Cecelia Lowry. Some proceeds from the event will fund art education programs. Reservations for the tea are required, and tickets cost $15. To make a reservation, call (562) 698-8710.