Around Town | Dec. 30

COME FOR SUPPORT What Stroke-support meetings Who Sponsored by the Stroke Support Association When Meetings beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 10am Where California Heights United Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave. More Info Caregivers and support groups will meet every Tuesday. Groups are free and led by professional staff experienced in the medical field. Call (562)…

Around Town | Dec. 23

COME FOR SUPPORT What Stroke-support meetings Who Sponsored by the Stroke Support Association When Meetings beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 10am Where California Heights United Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave. More Info Caregivers and support groups will meet every Tuesday. Groups are free and led by professional staff experienced in the medical field. Call (562)…

Around Town | Dec. 16

BETTER TO BE SAFE What Self-defense seminars Who Hosted by the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach and Groundwork Fitness When Saturday, Dec. 17 Where Groundwork Fitness, 333 Pine Ave. More Info The Dec. 17 seminar for transgender and gender-nonconforming people will be at 11:30am, and the Dec. 17 seminar for people of color will be…

Sharing, celebrating and giving

A calendar of holiday-themed activities for fun and philanthropy

DONATION FOR THE BRAIN What Hospital donations Who Hosted by Community Hospital Long Beach When Donations accepted until Friday, Dec. 23 Where Community Hospital Long Beach, 2801 Atlantic Ave. More Info The MemorialCare Center for Mental Health & Wellness at the hospital is collecting donations, including games, journals, art supplies, hygiene products, toothbrushes and toothpaste,…

Sharing, celebrating and giving

A calendar of holiday-themed activities for fun and philanthropy

DONATION FOR THE BRAIN What Hospital donations Who Hosted by Community Hospital Long Beach When Donations accepted until Friday, Dec. 23 Where Community Hospital Long Beach, 2801 Atlantic Ave. More Info The MemorialCare Center for Mental Health & Wellness at the hospital is collecting donations, including games, journals, art supplies, hygiene products, toothbrushes and toothpaste,…

Around Town | Dec. 9

WALKING DOWN THE RIVER What Community kick-off event Who Presented by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and 8th District Councilmember Al Austin When Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9am to 11am Where Dominguez Gap Wetlands, southwest corner of Del Amo Boulevard and Oregon Avenue More Info City officials invite the community to…

Around Town | Dec. 2

IT’S AN HONOR What Dinner and awards presentation Who Presented by the Long Beach Branch NAACP When Friday, Dec. 2 at 6:30pm Where The Hilton Long Beach, 701 W. Ocean Blvd. More Info The event will honor NAACP affiliates and those closely involved with the Long Beach community. Non-member tickets are $125, and member tickets…

Around Town | Nov. 25

CLEARING THE AIR What Monthly meeting Who Hosted by the Friends of Belmont Shore When Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6pm Where St. Bartholomew Church Meeting Hall, 5100 Broadway More Info Charles Parkin, Long Beach City attorney, will discuss what the recent passage of ballot measures that approve the sale of marijuana means for Long Beach.…

Around Town | Nov. 18

IT’S AN HONOR What Charity event Who Hosted by Honoring Our Fallen, Inc. When Friday, Nov. 18 from 6pm to 11:45pm Where Petroleum Club of Long Beach, 3636 Linden Ave. More Info The Great Gatsby-themed event will benefit the families of military personnel. Guests can expect an evening of dinner, live entertainment and dancing. Individual…

Around Town | Nov. 11

A GOOD REASON TO SHOP What Annual Holiday Faire Who Hosted by Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach When Friday, Nov. 11 from 7:30am to 5pm Where Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach, Houssels Forum, 2801 Atlantic Ave. More Info The hospital is hosting its annual and free Holiday Faire to raise funds…

Around Town | Nov. 4

WALK ABOUT What Walking tour Who Led by Los Cerritos Wetlands When Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8am to 10am Where Meet at the intersection of PCH and 1st Street More Info Ecologist will lead a nature walk through the Marketplace Marsh. Attendees will see Great Blue Herons. The walk is appropriate for those ages 7…

Haunts and Happenings | Oct. 28

October 22-30 Celebrating the dead… and the living The Museum of Latin American Art’s (MOLAA) Dia de los Muertos celebration from 8pm to midnight will honor three Hispanic women with its second-annual Spirit Award. The honorees are: Maria Teresa Kumar, president and CEO of Voto Latino; Luz Maria Doria, vice president and executive producer of…