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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 .

ART AT THE PARK
What
Family art-making workshop
Who Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts
Where Discovery Well Park Community Center, 2200 Temple Ave.
When Sunday, March 10 from 2pm to 4pm
More Info Workshop is designed to give families, with children ages 4-15 years, an opportunity to spend time together while working on a variety of art projects. No reservations required but space is limited to 50 participants. Event is free and all materials will be provided by FOSCHA. Call (562) 989-7370.

REASSESSING THE POWER OF THE PRESS
What
Public forum
Who Los Cerritos Community News publisher Brian Hews and reporter Randy Economy
Where McKenna’s Restaurant, 190 N. Marina Dr.
When Monday, March 11 starting at 6pm
More Info A public forum featuring Brian Hews and reporter Randy Economy, who will retrace the investigation that revealed unprecedented corruption in LA County government, jailed County Assessor John F. Noguez and transformed the writers into candidates of a Pulitzer Prize. Seating is limited. RSVP to RSVP@GreaterLongBeach.com .

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 .

CALLING ALL HISTORY BUFFS
What
Monthly meeting
Who Signal Hill Historical Society
Where Signal Hill Library, 1770 E. Hill St.
When Thursday, March 14 at 6:30pm
More Info Attendees will learn about local history, as well as get information on how to become a member or volunteer. The Historical Society meets every 2nd Thursday of the month.

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, March. 15 from 10am to noon
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.

BALANCING SAFETY AND INDEPENDENCE
What
Long Beach Older Adult Taskforce workshop
Who Hosted by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal
Where Alpert Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Willow St.
When Thursday, March 21 starting at 6pm
More Info Attendees will learn about issues older drivers face and the options that are available to keep them mobile. Light dinner will be provided. Reservations required by March 14. Call (562) 506-2801.

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