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December 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Around Town

FOLLOW THE STAR TO BETHLEHEM
What
Holiday Breakfast
Who California Heights United Methodist Church
Where California Heights United Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave.
When Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9am to 11am
More Info The event will include crafts, games, the nativity and activities for children of all ages. Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food item to be donated to the Long Beach Rescue Mission. Visit calheightsumc.org or call (562) 595-1996.

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO SERVED
What
Wreaths Across America Ceremony
Who 5th District Long Beach City Councilmember Gerrie Schipske
When Saturday, Dec. 15 at 9am
Where Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center’s Armed Services Memorial at the corner of Clark Avenue and Conant Street
More Info The ceremony includes a dedication of a hometown-hero banner for U.S. Army Ranger and Sergeant Thomas R. MacPherson, who was recently killed in action in Afghanistan, and an annual laying of the wreaths for branches of services. Pastor Chris Lankford of Long Beach Alliance Church will provide church service. Call (562) 570-6932.

MINGLE AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
What
Holiday Party and Membership Drive
Who Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club
When Saturday, Dec. 15 from 4pm to 7pm
Where Paradise, 1800 Broadway Ave.
More Info Join the club as they celebrate the past election season and catch up with old and new friends. General admission cost to join the club, which includes fees for membership and the holiday party, is $35.

TOURS OF CHRISTMAS PAST
What
Centennial Christmas at Rancho Los Cerritos
Who Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site
When Saturday, Dec. 15 and 16 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Rd.
More Info Guests have a chance to tour the decorated adobe home with a history docent and meet the Bixby family, friends and workers on this active sheep ranch, enjoying holiday traditions, music and theatrical vignettes. Cost is $15; RSVP required. Call (562) 570-1755 or visit rancholoscerritos.org .

LAUGH OUT LOUD WITH A LATTE
What
Laugh-A-Latte
Who Hot Java
When Saturday, Dec. 15 at 8pm
Where Hot Java, 2101 E. Broadway
More Info The free comedy show that takes place every third Saturday of every month is hosted by Jason Dudey. Call (562) 433-0688.

JUST KIDDING
What
Ugly Sweater Kidical Mass Neighborhood Bike Ride
Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
Where Georgie’s Place, 3850 Atlantic Ave.
When Sunday, Dec. 16 at 1pm
More Info After a ride and safety demo by U.S. Olympic cyclist Tony Cruz, kids and adults will bike for roughly two and a half miles, beginning at Los Cerritos Park and stopping at Georgie’s Place for complimentary ice cream. Participants are encouraged to wear an ugly sweater to celebrate the holidays. Email krista@bixbyknollsinfo.com, visit bixbyknollsinfo.com/kidicalmass.html or call (562) 595-0081.

I CAN HEAR MUSIC
What
Christmas concert
Who Friends of Music at California Heights United Methodist Church
Where California Heights United Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave.
When Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4pm
More Info The church will present an Advent Celebration with Fire Within Us and The Chancel Choir and Orchestra. The program will include the “Messe de Minuit pour Noel” by Charpentier and a selection of holiday favorites. Visit calheightsumc.org or call (562) 595-1996.

GOT CONTACTS?
What
Business networking breakfast
Who The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Where Holiday Inn, 2640 N. Lakewood Blvd.
When Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 7:30am
More Info The monthly “Good Morning Long Beach” luncheon will feature John Morris, head deputy of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who will talk about Worker’s Compensation fraud. Members pay $15 and non-members pay $30. Email JPerler@lbchamber.com.


PARTY LIKE IT’S THE HOLIDAYS
What
Annual Community Holiday Party
Who Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
Where Long Beach Petroleum Club, 3636 Linden Avenue
When Thursday, Dec. 20 from 7pm to 10pm
More Info The community celebration features live music from Hedgehog Swing, food, giveaways and an opportunity for association members and the community to meet, greet, mix, mingle and network. Call (562) 595-0081or email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com.

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