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It’s Monday again and what better time to start planning the week ahead. This week, city officials want your input on Santa Monica’s second universally accessible playground; the Twilight Concert Series continues; and, you can soak your boss for charity on the Promenade.

City Plans for 2nd universally-accessible playground

City officials want your input on plans for Santa Monica’s second universally accessible playground.

“Located on the beach at Montana Avenue, the north beach playground will be Santa Monica’s second universally accessible playground. Public input is needed to ensure that the design will meet community needs,” according to the city’s website. A short survey is available online here.

Santa Monica’s first universally accessible playground opened near the 2900-block of Ocean Front Walk in July 2013 and has been a tremendous success, according to city officials. The playground is designed to address “the needs of children with physical, cognitive, seeing and hearing disabilities, as well as children with complex developmental behavioral conditions, such as autism,” according to the city’s website.

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When: Now through August 16
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Soak Your Boss for Charity on the Promenade

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.’s Picnic on the Promenade returns this Friday to give you a chance to soak your boss, for a good cause. This week’s theme is “Soak Your Boss for Charity” and will benefit Heal the Bay. So, head down to the Third Street Promenade from 12 to 3 p.m. with your boss.

When: Friday, July 31 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Third Street Promenade between Arizona and Santa Monica

Americana at the Santa Monica Pier

This Thursday, the Twilight Concert Series continues with JD McPherson and Sarah Gayle Meech.

“You could mistake JD McPherson for a revivalist, given how few other contemporary artists are likely to assert, as he boldly does, that ‘”Keep a Knockin” by Little Richard is the best record ever made,'” according to the Pier’s website. Here’s a taste of McPherson’s musical stylings.

Sharing the stage Thursday is Meech, who will bring more of a country sound to the Pier. Take a listen below.

When: Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Santa Monica Pier