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April 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Around Town

SHOP FOR THE ANIMALS
What
Yard sale
Who Friends of Long Beach Animals
Where 2441 E. 3rd St.
When Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 from 8am to 2pm
More Info Donations welcomed. Call (562) 988-7647.

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.

FEDERAL WORKER?
What
General meeting
Who National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
When Monday, April 8 at 1pm
Where Community center at Veterans Park, 101 E. 28th St.
More Info The meeting will focus on genealogy. NARFE meetings recur the second Monday of each month.

FEELING BLUE?
What
Anxiety, depression and anger help
Who Recovery International
When Tuesday, April 9 at 1:30pm
Where The Burns Community Center, 5510 Clark St. in Lakewood
More Info The international nonprofit provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits so individuals can gain personal control over distressing emotions such as anxiety, depression and anger problems and improve life-coping skills. Call (562) 343-5195 or visit lowselfhelpsystems.org .

BOOKWORMS, UNITE
What
Monthly community book club
Who The Bixby Knolls Literary Society
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
When Wednesday, April 10 at 7pm
More Info Next month, the club will delve into To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Parking is available along Atlantic Avenue. Refreshments will be provided. Call (562) 595-0081 or email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

AN UNPROHIBITED DISCUSSION
What
Book talk
Who El Dorado Neighborhood Library
Where 2900 Studebaker Rd.
When Saturday, April 13 at 10:30am
More Info Claudine Burnett, local historian and author, will introduce her new book, Prohibition Madness: Life and Death In and Around Long Beach, California, 1920-1933. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (562) 570-3136 or visit lbpl.org .

FA-L.A.-L.A.
What
L.A. Opera Series
Who L.A. Opera and the El Dorado Neighborhood Library
Where El Dorado Neighborhood Library, 2900 Studebaker Rd.
When Saturday, April 13 at 2pm
More Info The L.A. Opera Lecture Series will provide talks that address history, literature, philosophy and fine arts within the context of opera. L.A. Opera’s Community Educators and a team of trained volunteer experts will present. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for an opera-related gift. Call (562) 570-3136.

CALLING ALL WRITERS
What
Free writers event
Who Hosted by the California Writers Club of Long Beach
Where Long Beach Los Altos Branch Library, 5614 East Britton Dr.
When Saturday, April 13 from 3pm to 5pm
More Info Wendy Hornsby, Edgar Award winner and author of the Maggie MacGowan and Kate Teague novel series, will speak at the event. Doors will open at 2:30pm for networking prior to the speaker. Visit calwriterslongbeach.org, call (562) 400-1100 or email info@calwriterslongbeach.org .

STATE OF YOUR HEALTH
What
Community forum
Who Sponsored by 5th District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske
Where Houssels Forum at Long Beach Memorial, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
When Monday, April 15 at 5pm
More Info Schipske, State of California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region 9 Director Herb K. Schultz will examine The Affordable Care Act and its effects on Long Beach. Call (562) 570-6932.

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, April 19 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.

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