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100 DAYS OF SUMMER
What Free concert
Who Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine
Where Friday, Aug. 30 at 6pm
When Blair Field, 4700 Deukmejian Dr.
More Info DSB (Don’t Stop Believin’), a Journey cover band, will perform. The event will include bouncers and face painting. Visit lbparks.org or call (562) 570-3150.

IT’S GREEK TO ME!
What 64th Annual Greek Festival
Who Sponsored by Assumption Church
Where Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 5761 E. Colorado St.
When Friday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 2 from noon to 9pm daily
More Info Admission is $3 donation; children under 12 admitted free. Greek-themed attractions will include dance groups, free dance lessons, food, cooking lessons, bazaar and more. Free parking and shuttle service will be provided to and from event all three days from CSULB parking structure located at Atherton Street and Palos Verdes Avenue. Proceeds benefit Assumption Church Ministries and outreach programs. Visit lbgreekfest.org .

PEDALING FOR PEACE
What 7th Annual Interfaith Unity Bike-a-thon
Who South Coast Interfaith Council
Where DeForest Park, 5801 De Forest Ave.
When Monday, Sept. 2 at 9am
More Info The event aims to bring together people of different cultures and faiths for a day of social bicycling. Food will be available. To register, call (562) 983-1665 or email office@scinterfaith.org .

KICK IT
What Annual Karate Carnival in the Park
Who Hosted by Power of One Self-Defense Institute
Where Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Ave.
When Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 3pm to 6pm
More Info This free event will feature bounce houses, a water-balloon toss, sack races, obstacle jumpers, face painting, music and more. Email blair@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

CHAT WITH PAT
What Community meeting
Who Hosted by 4th District City Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell
Where Los Altos Public Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr.
When Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 4:30pm
More Info Long Beach Unified School District Superintendent Christopher Steinhauser will be the speaker. Each month, O’Donnell hosts the meetings to keep residents informed on issues facing the city and what is happening in the district.

DISSECTING THE BUDGET
What Monthly meeting
Who Central Project Area Council and The North Long Beach Community Action Group
Where Glenn Room at St Mary’s, 1050 Linden Ave.
When Thursday, Sept. 5 from 6pm to 8pm
More Info Meeting will focus on the 2014 Long Beach budget. Call (562) 225-9462.

IT’S A PARTY!
What Charity event
Who Steel Magnolias
Where The Grand, 4101 E Willow St.
When Friday, Sept. 6 at 6pm
More Info The Steel Magnolias’ R & R Lounge event will feature food, dancing, entertainment and more. Tickets are $125 per person. Steel Magnolias is an organization that supports the work done by the Stramski Children’s Development Center at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. Visit thesteelmagnolias.org .

SUNSET SIP
What Charity event
Who The Guidance Center
Where Offices of Keesal, Young & Logan, 400 Oceangate, 14th Floor
When Friday, Sept. 6 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
More Info Individual tickets are $100 each or $175 per couple. Sponsorship opportunities start at $500. The event will feature a wine-tasting and live music. All proceeds will benefit programs and services at The Guidance Center. Email Sara at sergen@tgclb.org .

MEET AND EAT
What Supper club
Who Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
Where Exhibition Room at the Long Beach Speakeasy, 1115 E. Wardlow Rd.
When Monday, Sept. 9 at 5:30pm and 7pm
More Info Attendees will have an opportunity to listen to live music and watch classic films. Bixby Knolls Supper Club supports local restaurants on Monday nights, which are typically slow. Residents are invited to meet, eat and support the local economy. Only 40 seats are available, so RSVP is required. Email supperclub@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

TALKING POLITICS
What Monthly meeting
Who Southern County Republican National Hispanic Assembly
Where George’s ‘50s Diner,
When Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
More Info The speaker will be Edgar Diaz, vice president at Chase Bank.

GET LOST IN A BOOK
What Monthly community book club
Who Bixby Knolls Literary Society Meeting
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
When Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7pm
More Info The Literary Society will focus on Light Years by James Salter. Call (562) 595-0081.

DEMENTIA OR HEARING LOSS?
What Meeting
Who Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America
Where Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Ave. in Lakewood
When Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6:30pm
More Info Dr. William Parker of the Parker Hearing Institute will give a talk on dementia and hearing loss. Admission is free. Call call (562) 438-0597 or visit hlalongbeachlakewood.org .

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