Santa Monica offers countless ways to engage in your community. Not sure where to start? Take a look at these videos produced in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and get inspired to take action!
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Listen to good music. Check out a free summer twilight concert on the pier.
Read a book. Join one of Santa Monica Public Library's Book Clubs.
Adopt a pet at the Santa Monica Animal Shelter to reduce your stress and have a great companion.
Moderate alcohol consumption and cut out cigarettes.
Santa Monica is home to many renowned meditation centers: InsightLA, Naam Yoga, and Against the Stream Meditation.
Connect with people who can make you laugh and can help you. Join a MeetUp Group in Santa Monica.
Meet your neighbors and get involved with your neighborhood organization.
Join one of our community gardens or start your own.
Share an event, and show up. Check out SantaMonica.com for major community events.
Play at the park, beach, or other outdoor places.
Take a stroll through downtown and the promenade.
Take the new Expo Line or other various Big Blue Buses.
Take a hike in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Explore the many walking areas in Santa Monica, from Virginia Avenue Park to Santa Monica College and Santa Monica High School's running stadium, to the Ocean Avenue pedestrian walkway, the northern and southern Beach Paths, and Memorial Park.
Get a library card and check out Santa Monica Public Library’s events; they're free.
Learn to play a musical instrument at the Santa Monica Music Center.
Learn a new language at Santa Monica Language Institute.
Seniors, learn a new skill or meet new friends at Wise and Healthy Aging
Take some community education classes at Santa Monica College.
Go to Santa Monica's Farmer's Market.
Take a look at the City of Santa Monica's Sports, Fitness, and Recreation through Community and Cultural Services.
Santa Monica's ActiveNet lists various opportunities to maintain your physical, mental, and social health.
Get your daily workout at the Santa Monica Stairs.
Check out City of Santa Monica's Classes and Camps, for recreation and fitness for all ages.
Visit Santa Monica College Career Services Center, or enroll in Career Technical Education Programs.
Attend a free career workshop at Virginia Avenue Park.
There is a very high demand for allied health professionals in Santa Monica's Health Care Industry: check out Providence St. John's Health Center, Kaiser Permanente, or UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center for opportunities.
Shop at diverse Buy Local businesses.
Decrease computer time to get young people outdoors in the environment! Get involved with Santa Monica's CREST Programs (Child, Recreation, Enrichment, Sports, Together).
Santa Monica has a Cradle 2 Career collective impact initiative which helps organize and identify various learning opportunities and resources.
Take advantage of all the career and college resources at Santa Monica College to get hands-on experience.
Exercise, play interactive video games, join a sports team, draw, take art lessons, eat out to distress. Start by looking through the Youth programs at the Virginia Avenue Park.