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June 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Around Town

COMMEMORATION AND CELEBRATION
What Sixth District Juneteenth celebration
Who Open to the public
When Saturday, June 18 from 11am to 2:30pm
Where Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave.
More Info This celebration, commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, will be an open-air festival that will showcase performances by local youth choirs and entertainers. Included at this year’s event is the annual 6th district domino tournament, an “old school” dance contest, and community BBQ, with free hamburgers and hot dogs prepared by the Long Beach Fire Fighters Local 372 and the Long Beach Police Officers Association. There will be live musical performances and a Health Pavilion, sponsored by St. Mary Medical Center, which will include various free health screenings. Call (562) 570-6816.

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
What Free “Writing For Children” lecture
Who California Writers Club of Long Beach
When Saturday, June 18, 3pm
Where Los Altos Library, 5614 Britton St
More Info Shirley Jordan, a retired elementary school teacher and principal, has 22 middle-grade children’s books in print including America’s Greatest Natural Disasters, The Civil War, Moments in History, and Pirates and Privateers. Meeting is open to the public. Visit calwriters.org or call Kathryn Atkins at (562) 400-1100.

CLIMB YOUR FAMILY TREE
What Meeting
Who Questing Heirs Genealogical Society
When Sunday, June 19 at 1:15pm
Where Resurrection Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 1900 E. Carson St.
More Info Topic will be “Genealogy Research Online.” Guest speaker will be Alice Volkert telling about the excellent places to do family research in Southern California.

WANA LEARN ABOUT LONG BEACH?
What Community meeting
Who Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance (WANA)
When Monday, June 20 from 7pm to 9pm
Where Veterans Park Social Hall, 101 E. 28th St.
More Info Guest speaker will be Larry Rich, sustainability coordinator for the City of Long Beach, who will present a multilayered visual journey around town as he discusses how land features influenced development and names of places and streets in the city. Meet & greet 6:45pm to 7pm. Enjoy coffee, deserts and other refreshments provided by WANA volunteers. Parking and on-site child care also provided at no charge. Call (562) 427-5021 or email wrigleyalliance@msn.com.

STRESSED OR DEPRESSED?
What Weekly meetings
Who Recovery International
When every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Where Burns Community Center, 5510 Clark St.
More Info Recovery International provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits so individuals can gain personal control over distressing emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger problems and improve general well-being. Call (562) 343-5195 or visit lowselfhelpsystems.org. Donations requested but not required. 

MIX ‘N’ MINGLE
What Monthly luncheon meeting
Who Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce
When  Thursday, June 23 from noon to 1:30pm
Where Signal Hill Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St.
More Info Guest speaker will be Signal Hill Police Chief Michael Langston. Attendees are asked to bring new or used children’s books for a charity book drive.

DINNER DATE WITH THE KIDS
What Family movie night
Who Hosted by Cal Heights Children’s Center
When Friday, June 24 at 6pm
Where 3759 Orange Ave.
More Info The movie Cars will be shown. Bring flashlights and blankets and wear pajamas. $5 per person gets pizza, drink and movie. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced purchase five tickets for $20. Contact April at (562) 595-0056 or chumcc4play@gmail.com.

POUND THE PAVEMENT FOR A GOOD CAUSE
What Orange County/Long Beach Liver Life Walk
Who American Liver Foundation
When Saturday, June 25; Registration 7am–9am, walk at 9am
Where Newport Dunes in Newport Beach at the intersection of Jamboree and PCH
More Info Register at liverfoundation.org/walk and click on the ‘Orange County’ Walk.  Sign up for the Long Beach/Signal Hill Walking Team “The Liver Spots.” All of the proceeds raised by the walkers go to the American Liver Foundation’s mission to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support, and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. 

IT TAKES A COMMUNITY
What Community discussion on site planning and design of the new North Library
Who Hosted by the Department of Library Services and Long Beach Development Services staff
When Saturday, June 25 from 10am to noon
Where Ramona Park, 3301 E. 65th St.
More Info Contact Tony Foster at (562) 570-6393 or email tony.foster@longbeach.gov

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