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Diamonds & Hearts Casino Night and Silent Auction
Who Operation Jump Start
Where Long Beach Marketplace, 6475 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
When Friday, Sept. 28, 7pm to 11pm
More Info Operation Jump Start invites the Long Beach community to place their bets on the success of local students at the first-ever Diamond & Hearts casino night. The Vegas-style festivities will include classic Sin City table games like blackjack, poker, craps and roulette, as well as a silent auction featuring exclusive prizes such as a VIP package to the Long Beach Grand Prix and tickets to see the USC Trojans live. Tickets are $75 per person and are on sale at .

Community Health Day
Who City of Signal Hill
Where Discovery Well Park, 2200 Temple Ave.
When Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8am to 11am
More Info Free registration will be available on the day of the event starting at 7:15am. All ages are welcome. The event will include a communtity walk and fun run, fitness booths, demonstrations, snacks, opportunity drawings and a kids’ fun zone. Call (562) 989-7330 or visit .

Car-seat safety check at the 5th District Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic
Who Miller’s Children’s Hospital
Where El Dorado Branch Library parking lot, 2900 N. Studebaker Rd.
When Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10am to 2pm
More Info Attendees may have their child’s car seat inspected by certified technicians. Technicians will provide consultations and help ensure children are safe before every trip. Spaces are limited. Call (562) 933-9151 or email to schedule a free consultation.

Benefit game
Who LBPD Women’s Flag Football
Where Eddie West Field, 602 N. Flower St. in Santa Ana
When Saturday, Sept. 29 at 1:30pm
More Info Jimmy Pequeno’s senior year at El Toro High School was abruptly halted when he was involved in a serious car accident on July 1, 2011. He suffered a severe traumatic brain injury with multiple skull fractures, a collapsed lung and multiple broken bones. A medically induced coma was followed by multiple surgeries and procedures. He is the son of an Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputy. All proceeds will benefit his continued long-term recovery. Visit .

Planting the Seeds for Growth
Partners of Parks fundraiser
Who Hosted by El Dorado Nature Center
Where El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St.
When Saturday, Sept. 29 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
More Info El Dorado Nature Center will host “Planting the Seeds for Growth,” celebrating Partners of Parks. Guests will enjoy organic wine and hors d’oeuvres provided by Primal Academy while watching the sun set over the Nature Center lake. Tickets are available for $50. Call (562) 570-3209 to purchase tickets.

Monthly breakfast
Who Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge 888
Where 16426 Bellflower Blvd.
When Sunday, Sept. 30 from 8am to noon.
More Info Breakfast will be open to the public for $6.50 per person. The meal includes eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits with gravy, orange juice, assorted fruit, coffee and Belgian waffles with toppings.

t Free e-waste recycling
Who Newcomb K-8 Academy
Where 7020 East Brittain St.
When Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9am to 2pm
More Info Collecting residential and business e-waste: Computer monitors, televisions, printers and keyboards, cellphones, VCRs, electrical cords, etc. Proceeds to benefit student programs at Newcomb Academy. Call (562) 431-2842.

Free writers event
Who Hosted by the California Writers Club of Long Beach
Where Long Beach Los Altos Branch Library, 614 East Britton Dr.
When Saturday, Oct. 13 from 3pm to 5pm
More Info Lisa Napoli, a radio host and columnist for the New York Times and MSNBC, will speak at the event. Doors open at 2:30pm for networking prior to the speaker. Visit, call (562) 400-1100 or email .

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