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MY BIG FAT GREEK FESTIVAL
What
63rd annual Greek festival and cultural event
Who Sea and Cultural Event
Where Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 5761 E. Colorado St.
When Saturday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 3 from noon to 9pm
More Info There will be Greek food and desserts, wine and beer, dance lessons and performances, games for kids, shops, church tours and Greek cooking classes. Free parking will be at Cal State Long Beach. Admission will be free all day on Sept. 3. For more information, call (562) 494-8929 or visit lbgreekfest.org .

CALLING HISTORY BUFFS
What
Volunteer opportunities coffee
Who Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site
Where 4600 Virginia Rd.
When Saturday, Sept. 8 at 10am
More Info Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is currently recruiting volunteers for its school and living-history programs in mid-September. History enthusiasts are welcome to join a “Q and A” session about programs while enjoying a cup of coffee. RSVP at (562) 570-1755.

SPEAKING OF SUCCESS
What
American Association of University Womens (AAUW) speakers
Who Val Parker, executive director of Power 4 Youth, will be the first of AAUW speakers
Where Holiday Inn at the Airport, 2640 N. Lakewood Blvd.
When Saturday, Sept. 8 at 11am
More Info Power 4 Youth provides academic mentoring for struggling students by connecting youth with adult mentors. The social gathering is from 9:30am to 10am; meeting is from 10am to 11am; program is from 11am to noon; luncheon is from noon to 1pm. The luncheon costs $24. For more information and reservations, call Margy Arthur at (562) 799-8479 by Sept. 1.

WRITE ON THE MONEY
What
Discussion on “Getting Started in Technical Writing”
Who Barbara Giammona, global manager of Technical Publications for Invensys Operations Management, will talk about paid writing opportunities available in the technical writing field.
Where Long Beach Los Altos Branch Library, 5614 East Britton Dr.
When Saturday, Sept. 8 from 2:30pm to 5pm
More Info All writers and the public are welcomed. For information, visit calwriterslongbeach.org or email info@calwriterslongbeach.org .

MEET AND EAT
What
Bixby Knolls Supper Club
Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
Where The Factory Gastrobar, 4020 Atlantic Ave.
When Monday, Sept. 10. Reservations will be taken for every half hour from 5:30pm to 7pm.
More Info There will be complimentary chef’s choice tapas for every table, new lunch menu items and 25 percent off bottles of wine. RSVP to info@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

SAFE WALKIN’
What
“Making Our City Walkable: An Action Workshop for Long Beach”
Who Hosted by the YMCA of Greater Long Beach
Where St. Mary’s Medical Center, 1050 Linden Ave.
When Thursday, Sept. 13, from 2pm to 6pm
More Info The Walking Action Workshop is a free four-hour program that brings national experts to work one-on-one with citizens and community organizations to learn the fundamental steps towards creating a city that is safer and more accessible for pedestrians. For more information visit lbymca.org/walklongbeach or call (562) 279-1700.

HAVE YOU HEARD?
What
Speaker discusses “The Real Truth: How to Have a Successful Hearing Aid Experience”
Who Arineh Khachatoorians, audiologist
Where Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of Hearing Loss Association at the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave. in Lakewood
When Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7pm
More Info Khachatoorians is an active member of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. No reservations are necessary, and admission is free. For more information, call (562) 438-0597 or visit hlalongbeachlakewood.org .

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
What
Monthly meeting
Who Hosted by Questing Heirs Genealogical Society
Where Resurrection Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 1900 E. Carson St.
When Sunday, Sept. 16 at 1:15pm
More Info The meeting will feature a talk by speaker Dr. David Karber– “Researching My Russian Ancestors.” A beginning research class commences at 4pm and ends at 5pm. Visit qhgs.info or call (562) 598-3027.

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