BRIGHT AND EARLY
What Sunrise Meditation
Who Everyday Zen
Where Everyday Zen Relaxation Studio, 3740 Atlantic Ave. Studio 201
When Friday, Dec. 21 from 6am to 7am
More Info Sunrise meditation to celebrate the Winter Solstice. This is a donation-based meditation, attendees are encouraged to pay as much as they would like. Call (562) 424-2444.
What Candlelight Vigil
Who Cal Heights Neighborhood Association
Where Corner of Bixby Rd. and Atlantic Ave. in Long Beach.
When Friday, Dec. 21 from 6pm to 6:30pm
More Info Event seeks to offer gentle camaraderie and neighborly support as attendees contemplate the tragic events in Connecticut. Local pastors, Amy Aitken and Danny Bradfield, will offer an interfaith message. Candles will be available for purchase at Bella Cosa (bring your own foil or cup to catch the wax) or bring your own LED candles.
What Neighborhood walking club
Who Bixby Knolls Strollers
Where Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 4105 Atlantic Ave.
When Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7:30am
More Info Weekly walking club. LaunderPet will provide bags to attendees with dogs. The walks last for about an hour. Route changes each week. Visit bixbyknollsinfo.com .
IT’S IN A BOOK
What Monthly community book club
Who The Bixby Knolls Literary Society
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
When Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7pm
More Info Next month, the club delves into Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara. Parking is available along Atlantic Avenue. Refreshments will be provided. Call (562) 595-0081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
OPERA AT THE LIBRARY
What LA Opera Series
Who LA Opera and the El Dorado Neighborhood Library
Where El Dorado Neighborhood Library, 2900 Studebaker Rd.
When Saturday, Jan 12 at 2pm
More Info The LA Opera Lecture Series will present insightful talks that address history, literature, philosophy and fine arts within the context of opera. The series is presented by LA Opera’s Community Educators, a team of trained volunteer experts. The LA Opera offers a chance for attendees to be entered into a drawing for an opera-related gift to be given out at the end of the presentation. Call (562) 570-3136.
HEART OF THE MATTER
What Women’s Heart and Stroke Seminar
Who Long Beach Memorial
Where Long Beach Memorial, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
When Saturday, Feb. 23 from 7:30am to 2:30pm
More Info Full day of women’s heart and stroke lectures. Blood pressure, carotid ultrasound, cholesterol and blood glucose (non-fasting) screenings will be provided throughout the day. Cost is $25. Call (888)794-9466.