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April 12th, 2013 · No Comments · Around Town

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.

NEED ASSISTANCE?
What
Citizen workshop
Who Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition
Where St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6698 Orange Ave.
When Saturday, April 13 from 9am to 2pm
More Info First 100 attendees will receive free assistance with the naturalization application, step-by-step application review with an attorney, passport-style pictures, and application and document packaging. Call (888) 839- 8682.

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.

MEET MARTY
What
Author discussion and book-signing
Who Signal Hill Community Services Department will host local author Marty Steere for its inaugural “Signal Hill Reads Together” program
Where Signal Hill Library, 1770 E. Hill St.
When Wednesday, April 17 at 6pm
More Info Steere will present his fiction book Sea of Crises. His presentation will be followed by a discussion of the Mars Rover curiosity by a Downey Space Center specialist.

COMMUNITY RENDEZVOUS
What
Community happy hour
Who Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA)
Where About U, 4340 Atlantic Ave.
When Thursday, April 18 from 5:30pm to 7pm
More Info Monthly opportunity for BKBIA members and the local community to meet, greet, mix, mingle, and network. Call (562) 595-0081 or email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

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.

RACING IN THE SUN
What
4th Annual Long Beach Solar Grand Prix
Who Sponsored by 5th District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske
Where Soccer field 1 at El Dorado Park, 7550 E. Spring St.
When Saturday, April 20 from 9am to 3pm
More Info Teams of middle school and high school students will race solar-powered model vehicles they designed and constructed after being provided a small solar panel and electric motor. Call (562) 570-6932.

A HELPING HAND
What
Transitional young adult group
Who Disabled Resource Center, Inc.
Where 2750 E. Spring St., Suite #100
When Wednesday, May 8 from 5:30pm to 7pm
More Info Group will allow young adults with disabilities to have fun, make new friends, find valuable entertainment, learn and claim their rights, develop more independent living skills and increase their self-confidence. All are welcome. Call (562) 427-1000 ex. 23 or email to aswinton@drcinc.org .

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