Health & Wellness Expo 2019

On Sunday, June 23rd from 12:00 to 5:00 pm, Helms Bakery District is pleased to partner with Leadership Culver City to host a FREE community Wellness Expo and lifestyle reboot.

Join us for a campus-wide day of education, information, participation, and healthy fun. Creating small changes toward a nourishing and beneficial lifestyle are paramount to good health. Stop by to learn about financial wellness, join a meditation session, learn CPR with the Culver City Fire Department, take a class led by the YMCA, discover the benefits of home composting and gardening, or get organized using the KonMari method.  

Being charitable is known to improve your health so we’re providing ways for you to give back as well: UCLA  will be on site to organize a blood drive in memory of Culver City Fire Department Chief Mike Nagy, who tragically passed away this past September; The Samburu Project will host a popup shop in support of their mission – providing access to clean, safe drinking water; and learn about the Leadership Culver City program and how you can get involved in your community.

Pick up the complete program of events at the Leadership Culver City Info Booth on Helms Avenue  and jumpstart your wellness transformation!

Take the Expo to see us!


All About Water

The Samburu Project
12:00 – 5:00 pm

The Samburu pop-up shop features a collection of handcrafted products in support of a great cause. Based in the Helms Bakery complex, The Samburu Project is a non-profit organization that has been providing easy access to clean, safe drinking water and more to communities in Samburu, Kenya since 2005. To date, The Samburu Project has drilled 100 wells and serves 100,000 people. Water Is Health, Education, Community, Empowerment, Dignity, Hope, Life.

UCLA Blood Van

12:00 – 5:00 pm
Helms Avenue Parking Lot

UCLA joins the Wellness Expo by hosting a Blood Drive in memory of Mike Nagy. The Bloodmobile will be parked in the lot behind Rejuvenation. To schedule your lifesaving blood donation appointment, please go online at Enter CC-FIRE in Zip Code or Account Code Box. Blood donors receive an AMC or Cinemark Movie Ticket. Please remember to eat well and increase your fluid intake the day of your donation. Please bring your photo ID.

Composting Made Easy

Green Team Composting
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Green Team Composting is comprised of a group of volunteers dedicated to educating the youth on regenerating soil through various compost methods to combat pollution and climate change. Green Team will reveal the power of compost with demo boxes and show how simple it is to compost in your own home.

We LOVE Culver City Parks & Rec!

Culver City Parks, Recreation & Community
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) is continually exploring new and creative ways to meet the recreation, leisure, and senior and social services needs of the community.  The numerous programs and services offered provide access to information and support, as well as opportunities for participation in activities that lead to personal growth, improved health, and enriching life experiences.  The Veterans Memorial Building, Teen Center, Senior Center, and Culver City Pool provide both recreational and rental opportunities to the public.


Emergency Prep with the CCFD

Culver City Fire Department
12:00 – 5:00 pm

The Culver City Fire Department supports health and wellness in the community and will be on site teaching hands-on sidewalk CPR. Hopefully you never have to use it, but in the event that something happens, they want you to be prepared.

There’s a Greener Way

Greener Way Los Angeles
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Greener Way Los Angeles trains and mentors youth and interested others in sustainable landscaping, rainwater and gray water reclamation, and garden-to-table healthy food preparation as micro-enterprises. Their mission is to help transform society through empowering their students, staff, visitors and volunteers to engage in environmentally, socially responsible business models to build and sustain caring, collaborative communities.

Doggie Health

The Doggie Rejuvenator
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Stop and visit The Doggie Rejuvenator who provides fresh and cold pressed mixtures of fruits and vegetables that are not only suitable for canines, but healthy for them too! All the ingredients are carefully blended to a beautiful balance between taste and health, creating a perfect rejuvenation for your pet.

Seed Saving with The Seed Library

The Seed Library
12:00 – 5:00 pm

The Seed Library is a non profit working to connect people to their food through the practice of seed saving. Much like a book library, members check OUT or check IN seeds carefully saved for the larger community. In this age of extinction, safeguarding our food sources has never been more important.

Join the conversation at and pick up your free seed packets!

Kohler Presents Music by 10 West

12:30 – 1:30  |  2:30 – 3:30 pm

Catch a set with 10 West, an LA-based group of international musicians from South Africa, Serbia, and Canada, with a little USA influence from Nebraska and Texas.

Alice Wilson – Lead singer
Dave Garlick – Lead Singer
BT Moore – Bass Player
Dragan Deltic –  Lead Guitarist
Tony Robinson – Keyboards
Andy Bill – Drummer


Walk With A Doc

12:45 – 2:00 pm

Let’s get moving! Walking is a great form of exercise for maintaining good health. Join the 1-hour Walk With A Doc led by Council Member Thomas Small and special guests from the Culver City Arts District & Neighborhood Association. The tour begins at Helms Bakery and travels through the Arts District, with discussions about future development plans, expected changes, and beautification along Washington Boulevard. Plus, you’ll pop into area businesses along the route. The group meets at the Info Booth on Helms Avenue at 12:45 pm. Walking shoes and water are recommended.



Join the Culver City Garden Club

12:00 – 5:00 pm

Culver City Garden Club is a non-profit organization established in 1953 by residents sharing a common interest in gardening and the life-lessons nature provides. Their founders included GIs returning from World War II who settled in the sunnier climes of Southern California with their families. Stop by their booth to learn more about starting your own garden. FREE starter plants for kids and beginning gardeners.

Motor on Over to the Market

12:00 – 5:00 pm

The Motor Avenue Farmers Market enhances the farm-to-table connection and availability of fresh, local produce to residents of the Palms, Cheviot Hills, Beverlywood, and surrounding communities. The market is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through its operation and educational programs. Grown in California, by local growers.


Healthy Tips from Kaiser Permanente

12:00 – 5:00 pm

Stop by the Kaiser Permanente booth to grab fun health related information, play with fat modules, and leave with great goodies. Kaiser will provide fun resources for you to learn more about healthy eating and ways to thrive!

Kids’ Creation Station

Walk ‘n Rollers
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Head over to the Walk ’n Rollers Creation Station where kids can stretch their imagination. They’ll have materials to make your own bicycle raceplate, a custom button, decorate your bike helmets and more!

What Makes Your Soul Play?

Soul Play Yoga | Helms Walk
12:00 – 5:00 pm

The Rug Warehouse
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Visit Soul Play Yoga, a light-hearted, friendly neighborhood yoga studio that can’t wait to meet you! Gather information about their wide range of non-heated classes including vinyasa flow, yoga for beginners, yin, restorative, pre and post-natal yoga, yoga for seniors, mat pilates, and full range of wellness services including Massage, Reiki, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Ayurveda and Skincare – right in the heart of downtown Culver City. Plus, bring your yoga mat and join a special class demo inside The Rug Warehouse between 2:00 – 3:00 pm!


The Achievable Foundation Info Booth

The Achievable Foundation
12:00 – 5:00 pm

The Achievable Foundation is a nonprofit whose mission is to provide high quality, integrated health care to individuals with developmental disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome, and other vulnerable populations. They provide a full range of health care services, from primary care for adults and children, to mental health services, and access to a vast specialty care referral network.

De-Stress and Enter-to-Win a Stressless Chair

Scandinavian Designs
12:00 – 5:00pm

Scandinavian Designs will set up shop on Helms Walk for the day. Enter-to-Win a Stressless Admiral Recliner and Ottoman. Made in Norway, the Stressless® Admiral recliner is the pinnacle of comfort and timeless design. Upholstered in luxurious top grain leather, the Admiral recliner is supported by the beautifully sculpted solid wood frame. Bonus features include ample padding on the headrest with a head-tilt mechanism which allows for ultimate relaxation. The matching ottoman is included.


#kindnessrocks with the Cub Scouts

12:00 – 5:00pm

The Cub Scouts will pop in to promote positivity, leadership, and kind words. Pick a word, paint it on a rock, and find a place to leave it in Culver City. Plus, purchase a raffle ticket in support of The Exchange Club. Spread the word: #CulverCityRocks!

Something for your Mind, Body & Soul

12:00 – 5:00pm

POP! by ROSIES will be selling GOODS with purpose. Ouli’s Ointment is an all-purpose beauty balm inspired by the island of Zante in Greece. Ouli’s Ointment shares it’s Opportunity and Purpose with ROSIES Foundation, contributing 10% of their sales to ROSIES Foundation. ROSIES is a Culver City foundation that creates opportunities to activate and employ diverse abilities click here to find out more.


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Music with Drew Stiles

Helms Design Center
12:00 – 3:30 pm

Drew Stiles will set up inside the Helms Design Center for a little feel good acoustic music about love, community, the environment, and Godzilla. Catch some of his tunes in between our speakers.

Lead with Your Heart

Studio B
12:30 – 1:30  pm  |  2:30 – 3:30 pm

Start and end your day with a Heartfulness meditation session with Prasad Singamsetty. Prasad has been a practitioner of Heartfulness meditation for over 30 years and has been helping individuals around the world to learn this simple and effective practice. Heartfulness is a simple and practical way to experience the heart’s unlimited resources.
For more information about Heartfulness Institute please visit

Alt Poetry, with a Sprinkle of Imagination

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Join us for a special presentation by “ZiggZaggerZ the Bastard”, the story of an alien imprisoned on this planet with hopes of steering humanity away from its harmful destiny, followed by a discussion about the importance of a healthy imagination. Shannon Theus is a transmedia artist, environmental activist, cosplayer, and poet.


Let’s Talk Money

Jackie Lam
1:15 – 1:45 pm

30-Minute Workshop with Jackie Lam, a financial wellness advocate, helping creative freelancers, gig economy workers, and artists build financial health.


It’s Never Too Soon to Plan

Cedric Joins
2:00 – 2:30 pm

As we age, our needs to live day-to-day often increase, and they may be costly for you and your family. Cedric Joins fills you in on planning for Long-Term Care, helping you to understand how to afford the kind of care you may need, in the manner in which you choose. Now is the time to start planning who will take care of you when you need it most.

Sugar Hack

Brooke Fleming
2:45 – 3:15 pm

Brooke Fleming is a local Holistic Nutritionist and Biohacker at Upgrade Labs in Santa Monica. As a certified yogi and producer of the detox recipe book Simply Rawnchy, Brooke specializes in sugar detoxes. Learn about how too much glucose can destroy your gut microbiome, plus strategies to help you combat sugar in a few easy steps!


Climate Reality Check

Jeff Drongowski
3:30 – 4:00 pm

Jeff Drongowski is a passionate advocate for a sustainable and equitable future for all and the co-chair of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Climate Reality Project (founded by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate, Al Gore). Jeff believes LA has an obligation to lead the nation on climate matters and is working hard to make that happen through educational presentations, local activism, and creative projects.


Helms Design Center  |  Patagonia Films
4:30 – 5:45 pm

A FREE film screening exploring the high cost
of hatcheries, fish farms and human arrogance

Artifishal is a film about wild rivers and wild fish that explores the high cost—ecological, financial and cultural—of our mistaken belief that engineered solutions can make up for habitat destruction. The film traces the impact of fish hatcheries, and the extraordinary amount of public money wasted on an industry that hinders wild fish recovery, pollutes our rivers, and contributes to the problem it claims to solve. Artifishal also dives beneath the surface of the open-water fish farm controversy, as citizens work to stop the damage done to public waters and our remaining wild salmon.


KonMari Organization Tips + Giveaways

Room & Board
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Join Room & Board for a special brunch event with Platinum Certified KonMari™ consultant Tricia Fidler, who served as a subject matter expert to the production of the Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Tricia will share her lifestyle tips for achieving joy at home and in life by creating organized spaces. Enjoy a complimentary mimosa and brunch bar. Enter to win one of two giveaways: an introductory in-home organizing session with Tricia or a $250 Room & Board gift card.


Rejuvenation Goes Global

12:00 – 5:00 pm

Visit The Global Trunk popup inside the Rejuvenation showroom. TGT creates opportunities for indigenous artisans from around the world by bringing handcrafted, repurposed and fair trade products into the global market. A percentage of all TGT sales is donated back to those communities in need.

Take a Class with the YMCA

HD Buttercup
12:00 – 5:00 pm

HD Buttercup opens their showroom to the YMCA for a day of information and classes. The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles has been making a positive impact in our communities for over 130 years. Membership is open to all, with financial assistance available to those who cannot afford it.

Class Schedule
12:30 – Yoga
1:30 – Strong by ZUMBA
2:30 – Yoga
3:30 – Cardio Dance


A “Sweet Florist” at Arcana Books

Arcana: Books on the Arts
12:00 – 5:00 pm

What’s a wellness event without the latest education and information about cannabis-based wellness products? Sweet Flower, LA’s fastest growing cannabis boutique, is excited to participate in our wellness event. Stop by Arcana Books to meet a “Sweet Florist” concierge who will share all kinds of tips, advice, and product knowledge on cannabis-based products designed to help you recover faster, sleep deeper, focus, and find balance throughout the day. Their cannabis concierge leads will be on-site to help educate you on what Sweet Flower offers and help you find the perfect products for your wellness needs.

Special Class:
Gnocchi-making with Chef Paola

Pasta Sisters
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Tickets: $80 (Limited to 10 guests)

While pasta is becoming more and more popular, the art of making gnocchi by hand is slowly disappearing. Chef Paola is proud to follow the same recipe that her grandmother and mother taught her when she was still a young girl and she is looking forward to sharing this special family recipe with the community! Chef Paola will show and teach how to make gnocchi from scratch starting with how to choose the perfect potatoes, creating an elastic and smooth dough, how to preserve them, and finally how to cook them. This class is limited to 10 people and will be the only event with a fee. Reserve your spot!

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