Around Town

GO TO MO’S PLACE
What
Grand opening celebration
Who Mo’s Place II
Where 4204 Atlantic Ave. in Bixby Knolls
When Friday, Jan. 4 from 6:30pm to 10pm
More Info The local pet-services shop will provide attendees with training and bodywork demonstrations. The event will also offer a chance to win prices, including free grooming, baths, training sessions and nutrition help for pets. Free pet-nail trimming is also offered. Call (424) 221-2320 or visit pingg.com/rsvp/ie6dd2xqkhpyy8jtb .

MEET AND EAT
What
Supper club
Who Bixby Knolls Supper Club
Where Baba Ghanouj, 4276 Atlantic Ave.
When Monday, Jan. 7 at 6:30pm
More Info The Bixby Knolls Supper Club supports local restaurants by dining at them on Monday nights, which are typically slow, and this time will dine at Baba Ghanouj. The dinner includes a $10 corkage fee. RSVPs are necessary; email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

GOT CONTACTS?
What
Business networking lunch
Who The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Where Forbidden City Restaurant, 6380 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
When Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 11:30am to 1pm
More Info The monthly “Good Afternoon, Long Beach” luncheon will feature Mario Rodriguez, Airport director at Long Beach Airport. Members pay $15 and non-members pay $30. Email jperler@lbchamber.com .

BREAKFAST AND BUSINESS
What
Small-Business networking meeting
Who The Success Network
Where Corner Bakery, 6507 E. PCH, Long Beach, in The Marketplace
When Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 7:30am to 9am
More Info The professional networking group meets on the second Wednesday of every month for breakfast and discussions or presentations. The group is open to small-business leaders seeking networking opportunities with other professionals. Breakfast is available at the restaurant. No membership required and no charge for the meeting. Email katja@yourspaciousness.com or call (562) 685-8532.

BOOKWORMS, UNITE
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 will delve into Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara. Parking is available along Atlantic Avenue. Refreshments will be provided. Call (562) 595-0081 or email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

MIX IT UP WITH MEDIA
What
Grand opening
Who Asset Media Group, Inc.
Where 2225 E. 28th St. Suite #511 in Signal Hill
When Thursday, Jan. 10 from 5pm to 8pm
More Info Visitors will have a chance to network, view the company’s new media-production studio and win free services. The event, sponsored by the Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce, will include refreshments, free photo and video, and a raffle. Visit assetmediagroup.com or call (562) 424-0824.

HOW’S IT MADE?
What
Informative lecture
Who Hosted by the Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
Where Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Olivia Ave.
When Thursday, Jan. 10 at 6:30pm
More Info David DeKriek, Au.D. will talk about the process of making a hearing aid from the first visit to the audiologist to the manufacturing and programming of each hearing aid. He will also answer questions on any hearing-related topic. All meetings are captioned. Visit hlalongbeachlakewood.org or call (562) 438-0597.

CALLING ALL BOOKWORMS
What
Book club
Who Los Altos Neighborhood Library Book Club
When Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10am
Where 5614 E. Britton Dr.
More Info Group will discuss Plainsong by Kent Haruf. New members are always welcome. Call (562)570-7500 or visit lbpl.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.

THE WRITE STUFF
What
“Perseverance and the Literary Thriller”
Who California Writers Club of Long Beach
Where Long Beach Los Altos Branch Library, 5614 East Britton Drive
When Saturday, Jan. 12 from 3pm to 5pm
More Info All writers and the public are welcome to hear featured speaker, who this week is Diana Wagman, the author of four novels and numerous short stories and essays. Visit calwriterslongbeach.org .

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