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February 15th, 2013 · No Comments · Around Town

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
Who ArtExchange
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.

CLEAN UP YOUR ALLEY
What
Alley cleanup
Who Cal Heights Clean Streets (CHCS) team
Where The alley between California and Myrtle avenues
When Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9:30am to 11:30am
More Info The public may join the CHCS team as they clean up alleys and free them from weeds and trash. Light snacks, bags and gloves will be provided. The CHCS team would appreciate participants bringing their own shovels, brooms, weed cutters and other tools. Call Stacey at (562) 981-3257 or email newsletter@calheights.org .

A DAY OF TRIBUTE
What
Black History Month tribute
Who Long Beach Branch of the NAACP
When Sunday, Feb. 17 at 3pm
Where McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr.
More Info In honor of Black History Month, the Long Beach Branch of the NAACP will recognize the contributions that African-Americans have made in the community and nation’s history. Call (562) 856-7586 or email mnaacp@gmail.com .

BIXBY KNOLLS BY THE NUMBERS
What
State of the District
Who Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
When Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 7pm to 9pm
Where Long Beach Petroleum Club, 3636 Linden Ave.
More Info The event will include food, entertainment, and news about the latest projects and progress in Bixby Knolls. $5 entry fee at the door. Call (562) 595-0081 or email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

GARNISHING YOUR GARMENTS
What
General meeting
Who Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America
Where California Heights United Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave.
When Friday, Feb. 22 beginning at 10:30am
More Info The Chapter meets the fourth Friday of every month. Call (714) 345-2338.

TOUR WILLOW SPRINGS PARK
What
Monthly tour
Who Friends of Willow Springs Park
Where 2745 Orange Ave.
When Saturday, Feb. 23 at 9am
More Info The tour, held on the fourth Saturday of each month, is led by volunteers and focuses on the history, wildlife, plants, and new developments of the property. Call (562) 570-7777 or visit facebook.com/willowspringslb.com .

A LOFTY EXPERIENCE
What
Loft Walk 2013
Who Long Beach Heritage
Where Insurance Exchange Building on East Broadway and other downtown buildings
When Saturday, March 2 at 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm
More Info Tours start with hosted appetizers at Congregation Ale House, then moves to the Big Red Bus for a tour of Downtown Long Beach with Art Deco Historian John Thomas and then the Loft Walk at the Insurance Exchange building before making it to the penthouse for wine tasting and appetizers. Tickets are $55 ($50 members, $35 students). Call (562) 493-7019 or visit lbheritage.org .

BOOKWORMS, UNITE
What
Monthly community book club
Who The Bixby Knolls Literary Society
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
When Wednesday, March 13 at 7pm
More Info Next month, the club will delve into The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. Parking is available along Atlantic Avenue. Refreshments will be provided. Call (562) 595-0081 or email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

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