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A DIFFERENT KIND OF SCHOOL SHOPPING
What
6th Annual Holiday Marketplace
Who Newcomb Academy
Where 7020 E. Brittain St.
When Friday, Nov. 30 from 5pm to 8:30pm
More Info This year’s holiday marketplace, which supports the NA-PTSA student programs, will feature holiday tunes by the Millikan High School Jazz Band, warm drinks, desserts and caroling by Girl Scouts. Call (562) 544-2043 or visit newcombptsa.org .

DOWN TO ZERO
What World AIDS Day Community Forum
Who City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
Where Miller Family Health Education Center
When Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9:30am to 12:50pm
More Info Titled “Getting to Zero,” this community forum will feature various presentations from health officials about HIV and AIDS. Call (562) 570-4329 or email marina.ohlson-smorick@longbeach.gov .

GO A-WASSAILING
What
Holiday celebration
Who The American Association of University Women of Long Beach Branch
Where The home of Deloris Mayuga
When Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10am to noon
More Info Carry on the tradition of gathering and camaraderie over the wassail bowl. Refreshments and the hot, spiced wassail drink will be served. Call 562-799-8479, email margyarthur@ymail.com or visit aauw-longbeach.org

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HERE COMES SANTA
What
Breakfast with Santa
Who Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach
Where Parkers’ Lighthouse, 435 Shoreline Village
When Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8am to 11am
More Info Children of all ages are invited to bring cameras and take pictures of Santa and “Millie” making their way across the Long Beach Harbor. Parkers’ will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit pediatric patients with cancer and serious blood disorders. Call (562) 432-6500 or visit parkerslighthouse.com .

HOLIDAY HOEDOWN
Wha
t Holiday party celebration
Who Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce
Where Delius Restaurant, 2951 Cherry Ave.
When Monday, Dec. 3 from 6pm to 9pm
More Info The event is $35 per person with prepaid reservation and $45 at the door. The party will include a raffle, prizes, live music, hors d’ouevres, dinner, dessert, beverages and a no-host bar. Call (562) 426-8939.

POTLUCK PARTY
What
Holiday celebration
Who The Long Beach Central Project Area Council (CPAC)
Where Mental Health America, 456 Elm Ave.
When Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6pm to 8:30pm
More Info The public is invited. Call (562) 225-9462 or email shorti2448@gmail.com .

FELIZ NAVIDAD
What
Fiesta de Navidad holiday mixer and membership drive
Who Centro C.H.A. Inc.
Where 1900 Atlantic Ave., second floor
When Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5pm to 7pm
More Info Festivities include tamales, music, spirits and cultural holiday gifts available for purchase.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
What
Annual Breakfast with Santa
Who Signal Hill Community Services Department
Where Signal Hill Park Community Center, 2175 Cherry Ave.
When Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9am to 11am
More Info All guests may enjoy a craft activity, a sing-along, breakfast and a visit by Santa Claus and a royal princess. Tickets are $15 for both children and adults. Non-resident tickets are $20. Call (562) 989-7330.

WALKIN’ IN THE WETLANDS
What
El Dorado Audubon Society and the Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust
Who Signal Hill Community Services Department
Where 1st Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Seal Beach
When Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8am
More Info Enjoy a nature walk through the wetlands on this early-morning event and view a variety of plant and animal species. Pre-registration is required. Call (562) 570-1745 or email eldoradoaudobon@yahoo.com .

THE GIFT OF LANGUAGE
What
“Enchanted Holiday”
Who Friends of Languages, associate group of LBCC Foundation
Where Private home in Naples
When Sunday, Dec. 9 from 8pm to 6pm
More Info The fundraiser features entertainment, food and beverages Funds go to scholarships to students studying a foreign language or English as a second language. Call (562) 938-4767.

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