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March 1st, 2013 · No Comments · Around Town

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 move 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 concluding at the penthouse for wine tasting and appetizers. Tickets are $55 ($50 members, $35 students). Call (562) 493-7019 or visit lbheritage.org .

WORKOUT WITH WATER POLO
What
Water Polo Clinic
Who Long Beach Aquatics Foundation
Where Long Beach Poly High School, 1600 Atlantic Ave.
When Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 starting at 2pm
More Info U.S. National Team representatives will work with youth players on developing basic and advanced skills in passing, shooting and defense. All ages are welcome. Call Sean Forsha at (562) 533-8865 or Nicholas Graffis at (562) 879-2558.

WINE NOT?
What
Wine-tasting fundraiser
Who The Long Beach City College Latino Faculty Association
Where The Willmore Wine Bar, 3848 Atlantic Ave.
When Thursday, March 7 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
More Info Event will include appetizers and drinks. $35 entry fee. Funds will benefit scholarships for LBCC AB540 students. Call (562) 938-4569.

MENTOR A YOUTH
What
Academic mentoring program
Who POWER 4 Youth
Where Antioch Church, 1535 Gundry in Long Beach
When Thursday, March 7 at 6:30pm
More Info This academic mentoring program for middle-school students is looking for adult volunteers who can give an hour and an half a week to help a youth. The program is hosting a no-obligation information meeting for prospective volunteers. Call (562) 435-2352 or email info@power4youth.

GET READY FOR THE BIG ONE
What
Earthquake preparedness forum
Who Office of 5th District City Councilmember Gerrie Schipske
Where El Dorado Community Center, 2800 Studebaker Rd.
When Saturday, March 9 at 9am
More Info Federal, state and local emergency officials will provide presentations on how to prepare for a large earthquake or emergency. The event is being facilitated by KCET anchor Val Zavala. Call 562 570-6932 or email district5@longbeach.gov.

THE WRITE STUFF
What
Free writers event
Who California Writers Club of Long Beach
Where Long Beach Los Altos Branch Library, 5614 East Britton Dr.
When Saturday, March 9 from 3pm to 5pm
More Info The open-mic event offers a chance for members and the community to read their work related to The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. All writers and the public are welcome to read. Visit calwriterslongbeach.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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