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What Tour of Long Beach 2013
Who Downtown Long Beach Associates
Where Starting in downtown Long Beach at Marina Green Park
When Saturday, May 11 from 6am to 4:30pm
More Info The 31-mile bike tour route offers scenic views of Long Beach. The event also includes a bike festival from 9:30am to 4:30pm at The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, where cyclists are greeted with a craft beer garden, vintage bike exhibit & fashion show, a free bike valet, children’s activities, food, live entertainment and a vendor village.

What General meeting
Who National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
When Monday, May 11 at 1pm
Where Veterans Park, 101 E. 28th St.
More Info Dr. Jack Hewitt will discuss the most common causes of fatigue and the health consequences related to this widespread condition. NARFE meetings recur the second Monday of each month.

What Free writers event
Who California Writers Club of Long Beach
Where Long Beach Los Altos Branch Library, 5614 East Britton Dr.
When Saturday, May 11 from 3pm to 5pm
More Info The event offers tips on how to avoid the “pitfalls of do-it-yourself publishing.” The speaker will be Tom Underhill, a veteran printer, custom publisher and founder of Creative Continuum, who will answer questions. Call (562) 400-1100 or email .

What Taste of Belmont Shore
Who Sponsored by Glenn E. Thomas Fiat
Where 2nd Street at Belmont Shore
When Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16 from 5:30pm to 9pm
More Info Event will give family and friends a chance to stroll down 2nd Street while they savor the cuisine from different Belmont Shore restaurants. Tickets will be sold one week before the event at Beach on 2nd, La Strada, Olives Gourmet, Salon Soma, Shore Business Center and We Olive. Tickets will be sold in front of Chase Bank on the night of the event. Cost is $10 for a book of 12 tickets. Call (562) 434- 3066.

What Community “yappy” hour
Who Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA)
Where Go Fetch, 3434 Atlantic Ave.
When Thursday, May 16 from 5:30pm to 7pm
More Info Monthly opportunity for BKBIA members and the local community to meet, greet, mix, mingle, and network. Ted Stevens, manager of the Long Beach Animal Care Services, will be the guest speaker. Call (562) 595-0081 or email .

What North Long Beach Leaders meeting
Who Long Beach Police Department
Where North Division Police Substation, 4891 Atlantic Ave.
When Thursday, May 16 at 6pm
More Info Residents may join Long Beach North Commander Robert Luman for a community meeting. Meeting will feature a talk by a member of the Youth Services Division. Call (562) 570-9827 or email .

What 5th Annual Long Beach Basket Brigade Fundraiser
Who The Long Beach Basket Brigade
Where The Grand, 4101 E. Willow St.
When Saturday, May 18 starting at 5:30pm
More Info Money raised will be used to assist families in need. Email Kym at or visit .

What Great Homes of Long Beach Tour
Who Long Beach Heritage
Where Various addresses in Long Beach
When Sunday, June 2 from noon to 5pm
More Info The tour will feature a look at five distinguished homes that represent the architectural history of Long Beach. Proceeds from the event are dedicated to the restoration and support of the historic Bembridge House, a landmark owned by Long Beach Heritage, a nonprofit organization. The event is expected to sell out with more than 600 visitors and volunteers participating. Visit or call (562) 493-7019.

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