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April 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Around Town

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- 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.

RIDING AROUND THE NINTH
What
“Know Your Neighborhood by Bike” tour
Who Councilmember Steven Neal
Where Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave.
When Saturday, April 20 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
More Info Residents are invited to participate in an informative bike tour across the 9th District. Cyclists will stop at key locations to receive updates on latest projects and initiatives. Bikes will be available for residents who do not own bikes. There is space for 25 residents on the tour. RSVP required. Call (562) 570-6137.

GOURMET-FOOD TRUCK NIGHT
What
Monthly fundraising event
Who Hosted by Meals on Wheels and Belmont Heights United Methodist Church
Where 317 Termino Ave.
When Saturday, April 20 from 5pm to 9pm
More Info Monthly event takes place every third Saturday of the month and features five food trucks and live music.

DO YOUR PART
What
Community day of service
Who Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance
Where 900 block of W. 19th Street, between Los Angeles River Trail and San Francisco Avenue
When Thursday, April 25 from 8:30am to 4pm
More Info Day of weeding and mulching at Wrigley’s Cressa Park. Call (562) 426-5266 or email wrigleyalliance@gmail.com .

WHAT’S IN A GROUP?
What
Luncheon
Who Long Beach Lincoln Club
Where 6201 E. Appian Way
When Thursday, April 25 at noon
More Info Club will have a talk by Srdja Popovic, international freedom fighter and executive director of the Centre for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies. Cost is $35 for non-members. RSVP required. Email dkla1@verizon.net or call (562) 439-9390.

SHOP AROUND
What
Yard/plant sale
Who National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Long Beach Chapter 21
Where 6010 Stearns Ave.
When Saturday, April 27 from 7am to 1pm
More Info Proceeds from sale will be donated to Alzheimer’s research and help cover NARFE’s Long Beach Chapter expenses.

TOUR THE WETLANDS
What
6th Annual Dominguez Gap Wetlands Guided Tour
Who Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance
Where Southern entrance across from 4062 Del Mar Ave.
When Sunday, April 28 from 3:45pm to 6pm
More Info Refreshments will be served at the shaded pavilion located at the south end of the wetlands. Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash at all times. Suggested donation is $5 per person or $7.50 per family or couple. Call Joan at (562) 355-8679 or send email wrigleyalliance@gmail.com .

GET MOTIVATED
What
Business seminar
Who Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
When Tuesday, April 30 starting at 7:30am
Where The Grand, 401 E. Willow St.
More Info Chamber will host “A Better Business in 90 Minutes Seminar: Social Media Strategy for CEO’s.” Seminar will be presented by Omnibeat, a group that encourages CEO’s and business leaders to intergrate technology and social media into their business. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Call (562) 590-9234.

SPRING GARDEN PARTY OPEN HOUSE
What
Open house
Who Bixby Knolls Towers Senior Retirement Community
Where 3737 Atlantic Ave.
When Tuesday, April 30 from 2pm from 4pm
More Info Tours, refreshments and free parking will be available. Call Pamela at (562) 426-6123.

MEET AND EAT
What
Supper club
Who Bixby Knolls Supper Club
Where Blackbird Cafe, 3405 Orange Ave.
When Monday, May 6 at 6pm or 7:30pm
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 .

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