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A NOTABLE ENSEMBLE
What
Musical ensemble auditions
Who Hosted by Women of Note
Where Auditioner’s choice
When Auditioner’s choice
More Info Long Beach treble vocal ensemble Women of Note is now auditioning choral singers for its fall season, beginning Aug. 21. Contact director Carla Strandberg at (562) 598-5852 or womenofnotelb@gmail.com to arrange an audition. Visit womenofnotelbca.com .

TO BE IS TO BBQ
What
Annual community BBQ
Who Hosted by the North Long Beach Community Action Group (NLBCAG)
Where Long Beach Dairy and Creamery, 167 E. South St.
When Sunday, July 1 from 2pm to 4pm
More Info The NLBCAG is celebrating Independence Day at its open house. Burgers and hot dogs will be provided; a $3 tax-deductible donation to fund future neighborhood projects is requested from attendees. Call (562) 428-7710.

FOUR-HOUR FOURTH FESTIVITIES
What
Festival and concert
Who Hosted by 5th District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske and the Long Beach Hometown Heroes Project
Where Rosie the Riveter Park, corner of Clark Avenue and Conant Street
When Wednesday, July 4 from 5pm to 9pm
More Info The event will begin with a military ceremony to honor Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, followed by a free concert at 6:30pm by local band The Emperors. Three food trucks will be on-site as well: Red Robin YUMMMMobile, Don Chow Tacos and Tango Mango Ice. Call (562) 570-6932.

KEEP IT CLEAN
What
Corridor cleanup
Who Hosted by the North Long Beach Business Alliance (NLBBA)
Where Corner of Atlantic Avenue and Artesia Boulevard
When Saturday, July 7 from 10am to noon
More Info Waste-management company Republic Services has donated trash cans to more than 20 businesses for them to make their places clean and presentable.

‘SUP?
What
Community supper
Who Hosted by Bixby Knolls Supper Club
Where Hof’s Hut, 4251 Long Beach Blvd.
When Monday, July 9 at 6:30pm
More Info The Bixby Knolls Supper Club supports local restaurants by dining at them on Monday nights, which are typically slow, and this time will dine at Hof’s Hut. The dinner includes a free individual pie for dessert and no corkage fee. RSVPs are necessary; email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

BONDING TOGETHER FOR SCHOOLS
What
Meeting on Jordan High School renovation project
Who Hosted by the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD)
Where Long Beach Unified Board Building Community Room, 1515 Hughes Way
When Tuesday, July 10 from 5pm to 6pm
More Info This meeting will update the community and District staff on plans for the rebuilding and renovation of Jordan High School. This is part of the Measure K school bond initiative approved by voters in 2008. Contact the Measure K Bond Program Office at (562) 997-7553.

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
What
Book club meeting
Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls Literary Society
Where EXPO Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave.
When Tuesday, July 10 at 7pm
More Info The Society will discuss Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. Parking will be available on Atlantic Avenue, and refreshments will be provided. Call (562) 595-0081 or email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

MEET TED
What
TEDx event
Who Hosted by TEDxSoCal
Where The Center Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
When Saturday, July 14 from 9am to 4pm
More Info TEDx events are the local spinoffs of TED, a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas through lectures and demonstrations. This TEDx will feature more than 13 speakers discussing how to improve lives and the community in an event entitled “The Alchemy of Transformation: Our Selves, Our Work Places, Our Living Spaces.” Tickets cost $60 for general admission and $25 for students, excluding processing fees. Visit tedxsocal.org .

EN PLEIN AIR
What
The First Annual “Art Under Umbrellas” exhibition
Who Hosted by Friends of Bixby Park
Where Bixby Park, 130 Cherry Ave.
When Saturday, July 14 from 10:30am to 3:30pm
More Info The exhibition will feature purchasable artworks by some 20 local artists. Indie rock band Sympathetic Frequencies will provide musical entertainment, and local businesses will sponsor snacks and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public, and its proceeds will fund the Parcel 1 Renovation Project. Visit friendsofbixbypark.org .

IT IS A MEETING UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED
What
Free writers meeting
Who Hosted by the California Writers Club of Long Beach
Where Los Altos Neighborhood Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr.
When Saturday, July 14 from 3pm to 5pm
More Info Young-adult novelist Crickett Rumley, author of Never Sit Down in a Hoopskirt and Other Things I Learned in Southern Belle Hell, will speak at the meeting. Doors open at 2:30pm for networking prior to the speaker. Visit calwriterslongbeach.org, call (562) 400-1100, or email info@calwriterslongbeach.org .

CAN’T PUT THE GENEALOGICAL BACK IN THE BOTTLE
What
Monthly meeting
Who Hosted by Questing Heirs Genealogical Society
Where Resurrection Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 1900 East Carson St.
When Sunday, July 15 beginning at 1:15pm
More Info The meeting will feature two talks by speaker Gena Ortega entitled “Finding Images for Your Stories” and “Google Research.” A beginning research class commences at 4pm and ends at 5pm. Visit qhgs.info or call (562) 598-3027.

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