Around Town : January 17, 2008

Local events and happenings for the coming

Fundraising Dinner

The Long Beach Area Republican Party and the Long Beach Lincoln Club are hosting the “Back to Basics … Forward to Victory” fundraising dinner Thursday, Jan. 17 at Reef Restaurant, located at 880 Harbor Scenic Drive in Long Beach. Special guests scheduled to attend the dinner are former California governor George Deukmejian and Fourth District supervisor for Los Angeles County Don Knabe. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased through the Long Beach Area Republican Headquarters. For more information, call (562) 424-1246 or visit

Quilts of Valor Makes A Difference
The charitable organization Quilts of Valor is hosting Make a Difference Day to sew quilt tops Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lakewood American Legion, located at 5938 Parkcrest Avenue in Long Beach. The quilts will be given to wounded soldiers on their return from Iraq and Afganistan. Volunteers can help sew with their own machine and supplies. Quilts of Valor will have some fabric, but we welcome donations of cotton or flannel fabric. Students can also earn community service hours. For more information, contact Barbara Winkler at (562) 682-9873.

Ham Radio Classes
The Shoreline Yacht Club is offering no-code ham radio classes in 2008. On Jan. 19 and 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the club will be teaching the course for those interested in receiving their technician license. The cost for the class is $70 and it includes a continental breakfast, lunch and textbook. After the final class, students will have the opportunity to take the FCC license exam for an additional $14. To enroll in the ham radio class, call (562) 435-4093 or e-mail the club at

Volunteer Open House

The Dominguez Adobe Rancho Museum is looking for volunteers at its volunteer open house Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Open positions at the museum include public tour guide docent, school tour guide docent, conservation/curatorial, special event and administrative volunteers. The museum is located at 18127 South Alameda Street in Rancho Dominguez. For more information, contact Alison at (310) 603-0088.

Free Wheelchair Screening
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is hosting a free wheelchair and seating system screening on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended and screening will take place at the Rehabilitation Department Outpatient Clinic, located at the Memorial West Building, 2801 Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach. For reservations and more information, call (562) 933-3035.

Telecommunication Seminar
The Disabled Resources Center invites the public to view a presentation taking place Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Kathy Keller from the Jewish Community Center will give a presentation on how disabled and home-bound people can maintain contact with loved ones using the Internet and other forms of telecommunication. The Disabled Resources Center is located at 2750 East Spring Street, Suite 100 in Long Beach. For more information, call (562) 427-1000.

Health Lecture

Community Hospital of Long Beach invites the public to an herbal medicine health lecture presented by pharmacist Ron Jue Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn about the many herbal remedies as powerful as over-the-counter and prescription medications and their potential side effects and inherent risks. The lecture is free but reservations are required. Community Hospital of Long Beach is located at 1720 Termino Avenue in Long Beach. For reservations, call (562) 498-1000 or visit

Scam Stopper

Learn from a panel of experts what you can do to stop scam artists in their tracks. Come discuss legislation pertaining to identity theft and scams in such areas as insurance, telemarketing, consumer products and home improvements. Presented by California Assembly member Betty Karnette, the program will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25 inside the Signal Hill City Hall Council Chamber, located at 2175 Cherry Avenue.

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