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SAY WHAT?
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.

‘WANA’ KNOW WHAT’S UP AT THE PORT?
What
Monthly meeting
Who Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance (WANA)
Where Veterans Park Social Hall, 101 E. 28th St.
When Monday, March 18 from 7pm to 9pm
More Info The meeting will feature topics and speakers on the Southern California International Gateway Project (SCIG), a railyard project recently approved by the Los Angeles Harbor Commission and how the port project may impact air quality in the neighborhood. A meet-and-greet will be from 6:45pm to 7pm. The meeting includes coffee, desserts and other refreshments. Call (562) 427-5021 or email wrigleyalliance@gmail.com .

A TOME AND TUNE
What
12th Annual “Long Beach Reads One Book” presentation
Who Long Beach Public Library Foundation
Where Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts, 6200 Atherton St.
When Tuesday, March 19 starting at 5:30pm
More Info The event will feature Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, and the premiere of composer Sean O’Loughlin’s symphonic piece played by Polytechnic High School Symphony Orchestra. For tickets, call (562) 628-2441.

TRUE CRIME
What
North Long Beach Leaders Meeting
Who Long Beach Police Department
Where North Division Police Substation, 4891 Atlantic Ave.
When Friday, March 20 at 6pm
More Info Residents may join Long Beach North Commander Robert Luman for a community meeting. Topics of discussion will include crime trends in different neighborhoods and how to stay safe and not become a victim of crime. Arthur Cox of the City of Long Beach Graffiti Removal Program will be the special guest speaker. Call (562) 570-9827 or email lbpdnorth@longbeach.gov .

BALANCING SAFETY AND INDEPENDENCE
What
Long Beach Older Adult Taskforce workshop
Who 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.

TIME TO TAKE A STAND
What
Screening of the documentary Bully
Who Long Beach Public Library
Where Mark Twain Neighborhood Library, 1401 E. Anaheim St.
When Saturday, March 23 at 2pm
More Info As part of the campaign “A Season for Nonviolence,” residents may join the library at a screening of the award-winning documentary, which examines the issue of peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America. This event is free and open to the public. Call (562) 570-7500.

MEET YOUR CITY AUDITOR
What
Community meeting
Who North Long Beach Community Action Group
Where North Division Police Substation, 4891 Atlantic Ave.
When Sunday, April 7 from 2pm to 4pm
More Info During this event, Long Beach City Auditor Laura Doud will provide a presentation on her office and two audits, including one for business licenses and nonprofit Partners of Parks, which help secure corporate funding for parks in Long Beach. To RSVP, call (562) 428-7710.

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