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GET ON THE FIELD
What DeForest Park Futsal Courts opening
Who the City of Long Beach and Partners of Parks
Where DeForest Park, 6255 DeForest Ave.
When Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9am
More Info Mayor Bob Foster, Councilmember Steven Neal, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, and Partners of Parks invite the public to attend an opening event for the DeForest Park Futsal Courts. Two tennis courts at DeForest Park have been converted to two new futsal courts. After the opening ceremony, the second annual Long Beach Futsal District Cup Tournament for boys age 8 to 17 and girls age 12 to 17 will begin at 10am. Call (562) 570-3150.

MEALS AND MELODIES
What 3rd Saturdays Gourmet Food Truck Night in Belmont Heights
Who Meals on Wheels of Long Beach and The Belmont Heights United Methodist Church
Where Belmont Heights United Methodist Church, 317 Termino Ave.
When Saturday, Aug. 17 from 5pm to 9pm
More Info This month, The Jazz Angels, a youth musical group that focuses on “preserving jazz for tomorrow” will perform. Admission is free, and donations are welcome. The fundraiser supports meal programs for low-income, homebound seniors, veterans and the disabled in Long Beach and Signal Hill. Visit mowlb.org or call (562) 439-5000.

JAMMIN’ MUSICAL
What Musical comedy
Who Jammin’ Music
Where Bixby Knolls Christian Church, 1240 E. Carson St.
When Saturday, Aug. 17 at 7:30pm and Sunday, Aug. 18 at 6:30pm
More Info Jammin’ Music will host a production of Aladdin. Call (562) 490-0220.

SPEND THE DAY AT BIXBY PARK
What 4th Annual Free Children’s Public Theater
Who Friends of Bixby Park
Where Bixby Park, 130 Cherry Ave.
When Sunday, Aug. 18 starting at 11am
More Info Performance by Bob Baker Marionettes will begin at 11am. At 4pm, there will be a fundraiser, in which attendees may purchase food from local gourmet food trucks. Then, Long Beach Cinematique will present an outdoor screening of Mary Poppins. Visit friendsofbixbypark.org .

YOU’RE INVITED
What Housing Element Workshop
Who City of Signal Hill
Where Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St.
When Monday, Aug. 19 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
More Info The City will conduct a workshop about the Housing Element Update for 2013-2021 to receive public input and share information about the legal requirements and purpose of the Housing Element. Call Colleen at (562) 989-7344 or email cdoan@cityofsignalhill.org .

LOTS OF MUSIC
What Concert in the Park(ing Lot)
Who Office of 8th District Long Beach Councilmember Al Austin and the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
Where In the parking lot of It’s a Grind Coffeehouse/Domino’s Pizza at The Bixby Center, 4245 Atlantic Ave.
When Monday Aug. 19 at 6:30pm
More Info The event features a musical performance by Jungle Fire, an Afro/Latin funk music band. Attendees are encouraged to bike and walk to the event, bring their out chairs and enjoy local dining options. Visit bixbyknollsinfo.com .

WEIGH IN ON THE BUDGET
What 8th District community budget meeting
Who Office of 8th District Long Beach Councilmember Al Austin
Where Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave.
When Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 6:30pm
More Info Attendees will be able to hear from city management about the proposed Fiscal-Year 2014 budget and how it will affect city services. Residents will be able to ask questions and provide input on how the City should prioritize city resources. The presentation will also include a discussion on how to invest $45 million in “one-time” revenues in the next fiscal year. Call (562) 570-6685 or visit district8@longbeach.gov .

GET WISE ON GROUNDWATER
What Historic signing ceremony
Who Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) and Sanitation District of Los Angeles County
Where San Jose Reclamation Plant Wet Control Room, 1965 Workman Mill Rd. in Whittier
When Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 10am
More Info This historic signing ceremony will mark the continuation of a 50-plus-year recycled-water partnership between the sanitation districts and WRD, with hopes of ensuring a plentiful water supply through such programs as the WRD’s Groundwater Reliability Improvement Program. Tours of the reclamation plant will be offered after the ceremony. Call (562) 275-4215 or email grip@wrd.org .

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