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March 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · Around Town

COME RUMMAGE AROUND
What
Rummage sale
Who Covenant Presbyterian Church
Where 607 E. 3rd St.
When Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 from 8am to 4pm
More Info All proceeds will benefit Rising TIDE, a after-school drop-in program. Call (562) 437-0958, ext 25.

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, March 22 beginning at 10:30am
More Info This month’s meeting will focus on Ukrainian Border stitch. The Chapter meets the fourth Friday of every month. Call (714) 345-2338.

TOUR THE WETLANDS
What
Willow Springs Park Tour
Who 7th District Long Beach City Councilmember James Johnson’s office
Where 2745 Orange Ave.
When Saturday, March 23 from 9am to 10:30am
More Info The monthly tour is led by volunteers and focuses on the history, wildlife, plants and new developments of Willow Springs Park. Four acres, known as Longview Point, are located at the highest accessible point in Long Beach. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are on a leash at all times. Call (562) 570-7777, email district7@longbeach.gov or visit facebook.com/WillowSpringsLB .

FIX IT UP AROUND HERE
What
“Neighborhood Fix It”
Who 7th District Long Beach City Councilmember James Johnson’s office
Where Dana Branch Library, 3680 Atlantic Ave.
When Saturday, March 23 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
More Info Residents will be surveying neighborhoods in the Bixby Knolls area, including Cal Heights, Los Cerritos, Chateau Thierry, Bixby Terrace and Bixby Highlands, using the “Go Long Beach” app to report graffiti, potholes and sidewalks that need patches or ramps. Visit jamesjohnsonlb.com .

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.

GREEN THUMB?
What
41st Annual Plant Sale
Who LBCC Horticulture Club
Where LBCC Pacific Coast Campus, 1305 E. PCH St.
When Wednesday, March 27 through Saturday, March 30 from 9am to 6pm
More Info Thousands of plants from around the world, including drought-tolerant, roses, shrubs, cacti, succulents and bedding plants will be for sale. All proceeds will go toward the horticulture program, student scholarships, field trips as well as community projects and donations. Call (562) 938-4353.

MEET AND EAT
What
Bixby Knolls Supper Club
Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
Where Georgie’s Place, 3850 Atlantic Ave.
When Monday, April 1 at 6:30pm
More Info Bixby Knolls Supper Club promotes the concept of supporting local restaurants on a Monday night, which is typically a slow night. Residents are invited to meet, eat and support the local economy. RSVP required. Email supperclub@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
What
Small Business Seminar
Who Sponsored by The State Board of Equalization
Where LBCC’s Community Multi Purpose Room, 4901 E. Carson St.
When Thursday, April 4 from 8:30am to 4pm
More Info Seminar will cover topics from permit-holder training, audit and compliance issues, employment taxes to business marketing. Visit boe.ca.gov/sutax/sbf.htm .

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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