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What are Walgroovies?

Walgroovies are gatherings hosted by school families designed to bring together the Walgrove community while fundraising on behalf of the school.  Walgroovy events range from family movie night to kids’ craft parties to dinner parties for adults.

How do they make money?

Walgroovies are sponsored and paid for entirely by host families.  Each event has a requested per person or per family donation.  All of the money donated by event attendees goes straight to Friends of Walgrove.

100% of ALL donations goes to fund our enrichments and teachers’ aides.

2023 Fall & Winter Walgroovies

KIDS ‘ERAS’ FRIENDSHIP BRACELET MAKING (Oct 6)

Eras Friendship Bracelets

Missed the ‘Eras’ concert tour or want to keep the party going?

Bring your inner Swiftie and make some friendship bracelets for yourself and to swap before the Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour movie debuts in theaters on October 13.

Include refreshments, music and optional dance party.

Each child will come home with 3-5 bracelets.

Hosted by Walgrove alumnae: Emma Christman, Gemma Bronson, Julia Christman, Poppy Barton and Sam Pickett (with help from their parents)

Who: KIDS (Alumni kids welcome!)
When: Friday, Oct 6th from 3:30 – 5:00pm
Where: Airport Park (or Mar Vista home dep on weather)
Price: $30 per participant
Guests (Min/Max): 10/20 participants

DAY OF THE DEAD: HAPPY FRESH MARIGOLD GARLAND MAKING (Oct 11)

Dia de los Muertos

Get in the festive spirit of Dia de los Muertos by creating beautiful garlands with fresh marigolds to decorate your home or Day of the Dead Altar.

We’ll learn about this beautiful Mexican tradition, listen to Mexican music, enjoy small snacks and create!

Hosted by the Woodhams-Ramirez, Olfert, Guichard, and Kabisch families

Who: KIDS
When: Wednesday, Oct 11th from 2:30-4:30pm
Where: Home in Mar Vista
Price: $30 per participant
Guests (Min/Max): 10/30 Guests

PARENT DATE NIGHT (Oct 26)

Get a sitter now and enjoy a rockin’ parents night out with bites, booze and great opportunities to shop local businesses all while supporting Walgrove!
On location at Toolbox, an amazing new gender neutral nail studio (owned by Walgrove parent Alli Altschuler) known for their gorgeous space on Main Street in Santa Monica!
With great music, open bar, and lite bites you can drink from businesses like Heavenly Hill Distillery and Big Noise Beer and shop cool local businesses like Bonks, Terracoastal, Yumi and more! All owned by other Walgrove parents.

Hosted by the Altschuler-Davis, Choate and Wigart families

Who: ADULTS
When: Thursday, Oct 26th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: Toolbox – 2665 Main St, Santa Monica
Price: $40 per participant
Guests (Min/Max): 20/50 Guests

FULL: WINE & DINE EVENING (Nov 4)

We are sorry, but this event is at capacity! Email Emily (emily.barton@friendsofwalgrove.com) if you want to be added to the waitlist. 

A Walgrove Tradition of fine dining and wine tasting with our lovely community of friends.

An intimate and abundant dinner, with incredible wine pairings at the beautiful home of Wendi and Manuel Bronson – the ultimate hosts.

Hosted by the Ferreira-Bronson, Barton, Christman, Pickett families

Who: ADULTS
When: Saturday, Nov 4th from 7:00 – 10:00pm
Where: Home in Mar Vista
Price: $100 per guest ($200 per couple)
Guests (Max): 40 Guests

SWAP, SHOP & SIP (Nov 9)

Bring your best threads and accessories to this stylish adult night out where we can shop our friends’ closets while we eat light bites and drink wine!

Bring 5 to 10 items in great condition to swap with another parent, all for the price of $45.00— even if you don’t have anything to bring, sip, snack and shop!!

Good times will be had.

Hosted by the Studin, Mele & Young-Gray families

Who: ADULTS
When: Thursday, Nov 9th from 5:30 – 9:30pm
Where: Home in Mar Vista
Price: $45 per participant

WINTER WONDERLAND (Dec 2)

The North Pole will be temporarily moved to Venice at the Beam residence for one fabulous day.

Come for the snow, snacks and hot chocolate – then stay for ornament making and pictures with Santa!

No matter what holiday you celebrate this time of year, there will be fun to be had in our winter wonderland.

Hosted by the Beam-Leal, Schultz, Margeson, and Studin families

Who: ADULTS & KIDS
When: Saturday, Dec 2nd from 2:00 – 5:00pm
Where: Home in Mar Vista
Price: $40 per family
Guests (Min/Max): 30 families max