CHOCOLATE, TEA AND CONVERSATION
What Culinary class
Who Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens
When Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10am to 1:30pm
Where Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 Bixby Hill Rd.
More Info The event will include a cooking demonstration by Chef Debbi Dubbs, as well as a Valentine tea. Jan Livingston Brady will present “Tied by the Apron Strings,” a discussion regarding the role of women in the American home during the 19th and 20th centuries. Call (562) 431-3541 or visit the Rancho’s website at rancholosalamitos.org .
What General meeting
Who National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
When Monday, Feb. 11 at 1pm
Where Veterans Park, 101 E. 28th St.
More Info The meeting will include speaker Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster. NARFE meetings recur the second Monday of each month.
MIXER AT THE MARKETPLACE
What Monthly meeting
Who The Success Network
When Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 7:30am to 9am
Where Corner Bakery, 6507 E. PCH in The Marketplace
More Info The meeting is open to small-business leaders seeking networking opportunities with other professionals. Breakfast is available at the restaurant. Contact Katja Jones by calling (562) 685-8532 or emailing email@example.com .
LIBRARY AFTER HOURS
What Night at the Library
Who The Signal Hill Public Library
When Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6pm to 8pm
Where 1770 E. Hill St.
More Info The library will present “The Music of Fifty Shades of Grey.” A book discussion, music, and a variety of activities related to the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy will comprise the evening. Refreshments will be provided. People ages 18 and older welcomed. Call (562) 989-7323.
ARTWORK AND NETWORK
What 2nd Thursdays Mixer
Who The Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce
When Thursday, Feb. 14 from 5pm to 8pm
Where Gina M. Woodruff Gallery, 5555 East Stearns St. #203 in Long Beach
More Info The mixer will feature live music, appetizers and desserts, a silent art auction and prizes. Call Gina Woodruff at (562) 519-1614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
AID HEARING LOSS
What Hearing device exhibit
Who The Hearing Loss Association of America Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter
When Friday, Feb. 15 from 10am to noon
Where Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave. in Lakewood
More Info Local residents can view 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.
ONCE UPON A TIME
What Marathon Reading of Grimm’s Fairy Tales
When Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9am to 9pm
Where ArtExchange, 356 E. 3rd St.
More Info ArtExchange will host a free family event to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first publication of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm with a marathon reading of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. The event will include readings by a local book illustrator, a librarian from the Long Beach Public Library, a professor from CSULB’s Theatre Department, and representatives from East Village businesses. Call (562) 999-1482.