OBSERVE THE SERRF
What Open Up Long Beach tour
Who 5th District Long Beach Councilmember Gerrie Schipske
When Friday, Jan. 11 from 10am to 1pm
Where The Southeast Resource Recovery Facility (SERRF) at 120 Pier S Ave.
More Info Residents have a chance to see the inside of where the city’s trash is converted into electricity. Contact (562) 570-6932 or visit openuplongbeach.com .
COFFEE WITH COMMANDER
What Community coffee
Who 8th District Long Beach Councilmember Al Austin
When Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10am to noon
Where Mirage Coffeehouse, 539 E. Bixby Rd.
More Info The first community coffee of the year for the 8th district will introduce new North Division Police Commander Robert Luman, who will talk about his vision for public safety in the North Division. Residents are encouraged to raise any questions or concerns.
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 provide insightful talks that address history, literature, philosophy and fine arts within the context of opera. LA Opera’s Community Educators and a team of trained volunteer experts will present. 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 Dr.
When Saturday, Jan. 12 from 3pm to 5pm
More Info All writers and the public are welcome to hear the featured speaker Diana Wagman, author of four novels and numerous short stories and essays. Visit calwriterslongbeach.org .
ANXIOUS? DEPRESSED? ANGRY?
What Anxiety, depression and anger help
Who Recovery International
When Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 1:30pm
Where The Burns Community Center, 5510 Clark St. in Lakewood
More Info The international nonprofit provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits so individuals can gain personal control over distressing emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger problems and improve life-coping skills. Call (562) 343-5195 or visit lowselfhelpsystems.org .
What Business networking
Who Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
When Wednesday, Jan. 16 starts at 7:15am
Where Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport Hotel, 2640 N. Lakewood Blvd.
More Info This month’s “Good Morning, Long Beach” breakfast features Nadine Lajoie, international motivational speaker, educator and champion motorcycle racer. Cost is $15 for members and $30 for non-members. Visit lbchamber.com/events .
HONORING THE HONORABLE
What Monthly membership meeting– now accepting new members
Who Signal Hill Honorary Police Officers Association
When Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6:30pm
Where Curley’s Cafe, 1999 E. Willow St. in in Signal Hill
More Info Call Jorge Lopez at (310) 629-0109 or Anne Edwards at
AID HEARING LOSS
What Hearing device exhibit
Who The Hearing Loss Association of America Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter
Where Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave. in Lakewood
When Friday, Jan. 18 from 10am to noon
More Info Local residents can get a free hands-on display of devices that help with hearing difficulties and receive information on how the devices work and where they can be purchased. Call (562) 630-6141.
CANDIDATES TO DEBATE
What Candidates forum
Who Concerned Citizens of Signal Hill and Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce
When Monday, Feb. 4 and Feb. 25 from 6pm to 9pm
Where EDCO Terminal Meeting Room, 950 27th St. in Signal Hill
More Info During this event, members running for offices of the Signal Hill City Council will debate one another.