Community happenings for the coming week
Friday Film Forum
The Long Beach School for Adults is starting their Friday Film Forum saluting “Rediscovered Gems” this Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. A classic movie will be screened every Friday and discussed, beginning with Friday’s 1951 film “Ace in the Hole,” starring Kirk Douglas. The cost to participate in the forum is $1. For more information, contact Ray Sharp at (562) 997-8000, ext. 7198.
Dr. Baxter Speaks to women’s group
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is having a luncheon meeting Saturday, Feb. 2 at 9:30 a.m. featuring Dr. Virginia Baxter of the LBCC Foundation. The topic of discussion will be wives of the presidents and the meeting will be held at Leisure World Seal Beach, located at 13531 Saint Andrews Drive in Seal Beach. For more information call (714) 894-9416 or visit www.aauw-longbeach.org.
The California Heights Neighborhood Association is having a community meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Petroleum Club, located at 3636 Linden Avenue. Guest speakers Richard Connelly and Gretchen Swanson of RichCo Construction will give a presentation on how homeowners can enhance the exterior of their properties. For more information, contact John Royce at (562) 997-9094.
MLK Median Celebration
Join 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency as they celebrate the completion of the Martin Luther King Medians Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to noon. The celebration will take place on the corner of PCH and Martin Luther King Avenue and includes a dedication ceremony for the new medians with entertainment provided by the music students at Poly High School. Free hot dogs and refreshments will also be provided by Long Beach Firefighters Local 372. For more information, call (562) 570-6472.
Valentine Food Drive
The agents at Keller Williams Realty are starting a new tradition this year with their Cans For Cupid food drive. From now until Saturday, Feb. 16, the agency will be taking food items and monetary donations in an effort to give back to the community. Realtors will even be available to pick up donation boxes at people’s homes. Keller Williams Realty is located at 10900 Los Alamitos Boulevard. For more information, call (562) 626-8600.
The Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is having a women’s health seminar Saturday, Feb. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Houssels Forum. The seminar, entitled “Women, Heart Disease and Stroke,” is designed specifically for women and will teach them to recognize and manage heart disease and stroke risk factors. Free on-site cardiovascular screenings will also be provided for all attendees and reservations are required. Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is located at 2801 Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach. To RSVP, call (800) 636-6742.
The Disabled Resources Center invites the public to come to a presentation by Christy Malonzo from Precision Rehabilitation Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Malonzo will discuss the rehabilitation and physical therapy options available to the disabled. The Disabled Resources Center is located at 2750 East Spring Street in Long Beach. For more information, call (562) 427-1000.
The public is invited to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s educational whale cruise, happening now through the end of May. The ocean adventure will include an educational multimedia presentation by a marine naturalist and various hands-on learning activities for all ages. The cost for the cruise is $39.95 for adults, $28.95 for children ages 3 to 11 and $36.95 for seniors 65 and up. The Aquarium of the Pacific is located at 100 Aquarium Way in Long Beach. For more information, visit www.aquariumofpacific.org.