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October 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Around Town

REFUEL AND RECYCLE
What Free E- waste recycling and fundraiser
Who Millikan Rams Baseball Boosters
Where Millikan High’s northeast parking lot, corner of Palo Verde and Belen
When Saturday, Oct. 27 from 8am to 3pm
More Info Free E-waste recycling, as well as a $5 car wash and $5 pancake breakfast. Used book collection to take place as well. Proceeds will benefit Rams Baseball Boosters.

BUY A PLANT
What
Annual California native plant sale
Who Friends of El Dorado Nature Center and Partners of Parks
Where El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St.
When Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9am to 2pm
More Info A wide variety of drought-tolerant natives will be available, including California buckwheat, coast sunflower, ceanothus species, sages and more. Call (562) 570-1745.

A DAY WITH THE LIVING DEAD
What
17th Annual Historical Cemetery Tour
Who Presented by the Historical Society of Long Beach
Where Long Beach Municipal & Sunnyside Cemeteries, 1095 Willow Ave.
When Saturday, Oct. 27 from from 9am until 2:30pm
More Info The event will feature graveside presentations by professional and volunteer actors who relate the life and death of the person lying in rest. The tour is appropriate for families. Tickets are sold the day of the tour only, from 8:30am until noon at the entrance. Call (562) 424-2220.

NO WEALTH WITHOUT YOUR HEALTH
What
Health fair
Who 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews
Where Union Bank Renaissance Branch, 1900 Atlantic Ave.
When Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10am to 1pm
More Info Community event will include free health screenings such as blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol, and more. People of all ages are encouraged to attend. There will be a $25 gift card giveaways every 30 minutes and free American Heart Associate Soul Food cookbooks. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to AARP’S Drive to End Hunger program. Call (562) 570-6816.

READ ALOUD
What
We Harte B.A.R.K.
Who Hosted by 7th District Councilmember James Johnson
Where Bret Harte Library, 1595 W. Willow St.
When Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11am to 12:30pm
More Info We Harte B.A.R.K. is held every fourth Saturday of the month at Bret Harte Library. Children of all ages are welcome. Attendees should not take their own dogs to the event; B.A.R.K. will have their own trained, certified dogs. Contact the 7th District Council Office at (562) 570-7777 or email district7@longbeach.gov .

EGGS WITH THE ELKS
What
Monthly breakfast
Who Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge 888
Where 16426 Bellflower Blvd.
When Sunday, Oct. 28 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.

MUSIC TO MY EARS
What
Pipe organ concert
Who Friends of Music at California Heights United Methodist Church
Where California Heights United Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave.
When Sunday, Oct. 28 at 4pm
More Info “A Pipe Organ Celebration” with organist James Petri will include works by Bach, Langlais, and others. Child care provided. Visit calheightsumc.org or call (562) 595-1996.

SAFETY FIRST
What
East Patrol Division community meeting
Who Long Beach Police Department
Where Long Beach Groundwater Treatment Plant, 2950 Redondo Ave.
When Monday, Oct. 29 at 7pm
More Info East Division Patrol Commander Michael Beckman and his staff invite residents to attend a quarterly community meeting where crime prevention and safety information will be provided. Parking will be available at the facility’s parking lot. Call (562) 570-5882.

COMMUNICATION IS KEY
What
General meeting
Who Shoreline Speakers Toastmasters Club #1391
Where Ruby’s Diner, 6405 E. PCH.
When Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 7am to 8am
More Info The focus of the meeting is to help attendees develop their communication and leadership skills. Visit shorelinespeakers.com .

COME RUMMAGE AROUND
What
Rummage sale
Who Community Presbyterian Church
Where 6380 Orange Ave.
When Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8am to 3pm
More Info Proceeds benefit the church’s general fund. Call (562) 658-7480.

A WORD ON PUBLIC SAFETY
What
North Long Beach Community Action Group Public Safety Police Panel
Who North Long Beach Community Action Group
Where The North Police Substation, 4891 Atlantic Ave.
When Sunday, Nov. 4 from 2pm to 4pm
More Info Panel will feature Police Chief Jim McDonnell, Deputy Chief Robert Luna and Commander Galen Carroll. Discussion will consist of the current police budgeting process, public safety, new creation of the “West Super-Division,” and more. Call (562) 428-7710.

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