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What Volunteers needed for pet appreciation fair and walk
Who Friends of Long Beach Animals
Where El Dorado Park, 7550 E. Spring St., LB
When Now through Oct. 8
More Info Help is needed in the areas of registration, entertainment, exhibitors, food, logistics, sponsors, parking and many more. Contact

What Art exhibit
Who Long Beach Public Library
Where Main library, 101 Pacific Ave., LB
When July through August
More Info Artist Jay Stevens’s abstract paintings will be on display on both the lobby and lower level exhibit walls. Call (562) 570-7500.

What Book discussion of Brideshead Revisited
Who Bixby Knolls Literary Society
When Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7pm
Where Expo Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave., LB
More Info Refreshments will be provided. Parking available along Atlantic Avenue. Contact the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association at (562) 595-0081 or

What Celebrating 100 protected acres of the Los Cerritos Wetlands
Who 4th District Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell and the Los Cerritos Wetlands
When Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 11am
Where Corner of 1st Street and Pacific Coast Highway, LB
More Info The event is open to the public and will celebrate the protection of 100 acres of the Los Cerritos Wetlands through the acquisition of the former Hellman Ranch Property. Call (562) 570-6918.

What 79th Annual Long Beach Sand Sculpture Contest
Who City of Long Beach
When Saturday, Aug. 13 at 9am
Where Granada Beach, 1 Granada Ave., LB
More Info The free contest features teams of up to eight people competing for prizes and local recognition. There will be live music, food and refreshments, an arts and crafts show and a kid’s zone. Entries will be judged on creativity, design and adherence to the theme, “The Spirit of Long Beach.” Register a team and obtain information at

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