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Picnic in the Park 2019 - Sunday, September 15, 2019

Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, 2551 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064


All of us in and around Nicotine Anonymous. Come get involved!  We need our membership’s support. As part of our recovery, it is important for us to practice reaching out to others.  Intergroup events are an opportunity for that.


A Pot Luck Picnic Featuring

SCINA Intergroup meeting from 10:00 am to Noon

Election of Officers for 2019/2020

Food, Fun & Games (bring any game you might like to play including Scrabble, Cribbage and Backgammon tournaments)

For more information, contact John D. @ 818-618-1501 Click here for flyer.


Directions to the park:

From the south:  Take I-405 N to Sepulveda Blvd in Culver City. Take exit 52 toward Washington Blvd/Venice Blvd.  Turn right on Palms Blvd and then left (N) on Motor Ave to your destination. Turn left at “West Area Headquarters” and drive towards the headquarters, parking just before the roundabout and the tables are located near the handicap parking.

From the northwest:  Take I 405 S to exit 54 toward Olympic Blvd/Pico Blvd.  Take Pico Blvd. to Motor Ave and turn right (S) and then another right at “West Area Headquarters” and drive towards the headquarters, parking just before the roundabout and the tables are located near the handicap parking.

From the northeast: 

1.        Take I-10 to

2.        exit 93 for CA-60W toward Riverside.

3.        Take exit 1A toward Santa Monica. 

4.        Merge onto I-10 W (9.5 miles)

5.        take exit 6 for Robertson Blvd. and turn right (0.1 mi). 

6.        Turn left onto Cattaraugus Ave (0.6 mi).

7.        Turn right onto Beverwil Dr (0.2 mi).

8.        Turn left onto Beverlywood St (0.1 mi).

9.        Turn right onto McDonnell Dr (394 ft).

10.    Turn left onto Motor Pl (0.1 mi).

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Marathon Meeting

Traditionally held the Saturday before Thanksgiving. We are looking for a venue to hold this meeting at. If you have any ideas, please contact us at (800) 642-0666 and clearly give your name and phone number to be called back.

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Joshua Tree Retreat

The Southern California Intergroup of Nicotine Anonymous (SCINA) cordially invites you to attend The 20th Annual Joshua Tree Retreat

Friday July 12th [arrive any time after 12:00 pm*] until noon on Sunday, July 14th, 2019

This retreat is for Nicotine Anonymous members and guests who want to enhance their practice of prayer and meditation. Held in the heart of one of the most serene settings of the Mojave Desert, the Joshua Tree Retreat Center (JTRC) offers the perfect atmosphere to enhance your journey into the Twelve Steps of Nicotine Anonymous. Meetings & workshops will be held throughout the weekend along with periods of prayer, meditation, yoga, hiking, alone time, and fellowship by the pool. Writing materials will be provided. A full agenda will be released soon to include Early Bird Meeting Friday at 2 pm and our annual MEETING UNDER THE STARS Saturday night after the Sunset Hike

Cost:  $185 includes two nights lodging and five meals (Friday dinner, Sunday breakfast, and all meals on Saturday) (*Note: Lunch not provided on Friday)  $100 is the cost to attend if you are not staying at JTRC. This includes meals and use of the facilities/pool. No refunds.
[No exceptions; JTRC is charging us for every body.]

Space limited. RSVP to Jane H. at 323-852-1518 ASAP. Give cash payments to Jane. Please note: No refunds once paid.

A WEEKEND TO REMEMBER!!! Includes two nights lodging and five meals!

Make checks payable to: SCINA
Mail your payments of $185 for meals & lodging or $100 for meals only directly to Bill H., 10480 Sunland Blvd. #1, Sunland, CA 91040. No refunds.

Questions, call Bill at 818-800-3449. Payment must be received by June 30th

What to Bring:

  •   Toiletries (e.g., shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste; this is not a hotel with amenities; there is a gift shop and nearby stores)

  •   Sun Screen / Sun Glasses

  •   Casual Clothing (it may get cool at night)

  •   Comfortable Footwear (flip flops AND shoes for hiking); no shoes allowed in house

  •   Swim Suit and Beach Towel (for pool).

  •   Your NicA Big Book or Meditation Book


  • JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER. 59700 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.


    Directions From Los Angeles:

    Take 10 Freeway East for approximately 100 miles to Exit 117 onto CA 62 East (29 Palms Highway) for approximately 25 miles and the Center will be on your left after Yucca Mesa Rd. When you see the "Welcome to Joshua Tree" sign, you are seconds away. There is a large rust- colored metal sculpture and a blue sign at the entrance on your left. If you reach downtown Joshua Tree, you have gone too far. JRTC advises not to rely on your GPS as some have encountered issues with it. Please drive safely, especially if you are arriving at night. 

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