What Author talk
Who Dana Branch Library
Where 3680 Atlantic Ave.
When Friday, Sept. 13 at 11:30am
More Info David Joseph will discuss his book Exodus from the River Town, a story of growing up isolated and alone because of racial tension and prejudices. Call (562) 570-1042 or visit lbpl.org .
FOR THE ANIMALS
Who Fix Long Beach and C&B Real Estate Investments
What Free animal mobile-clinic
When Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9:30am to 4pm
Where Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St.
More Info Event will offer free spay and neuter procedures to those who have made appointments. Microchipping, deworming and flea-control products as well as nail trimming will be offered at discounted prices, and appointments are not necessary to get required shots for dogs and cats. Visit fixlongbeach.com .
What Annual Frida Kahlo Artists Exhibit
Who Picture This Gallery
Where 4130 Norse Way
When Saturday, Sept. 14 from 5pm to 9pm
More Info Picture This Gallery celebrates National Latino Heritage Month with their annual Frida Kahlo exhibit. Attendees are encouraged to wear Frida attire. Call (562) 233-3726.
A BIT OF LOCAL HISTORY
What Author talk
Who Gatsby Books
Where 5535 E. Spring St.
When Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3pm
More Info Russell Bradford will be talking about his book Historical Police Department; Long Beach, California, which was written with the help of the Long Beach Police Historical Society and gives a history of the LBPD. Visit gatsbybooks.com .
DOING BUSINESS IN LONG BEACH
What Business workshop
Who 4th District Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell
Where WE Labs, 235 E. Broadway
When Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 8am to 9:30am
More Info The workshop will focus on tech startup companies, however all businesses and entrepreneurs are welcome to attend. The forums are intended to be one-stop shops for information and will include open access to city services and mentoring for local community business leaders. Representatives from City departments will be on hand to answer questions for all who attend. Call (562) 570-6918.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
What 31st Annual Leadership Prayer Breakfast
Who Long Beach Rescue Mission Hosts
Where Hyatt Regency, 200 South Pine Ave.
When Thursday, Sept. 19 from 7:15am to 9am
More Info The event aims to unite community leaders throughout the City of Long Beach as they serve to strengthen the community. Individual tickets are $40, and a table of 10 is $400. Call (562) 591-1292.
What Diagonal Toastmasters Open House
Who Diagonal Toastmasters #1307
Where A&W Financial, 545 E. Bixby Rd.
When Thursday, Sept. 19 from 6:30pm to 8pm
More Info The meeting will focus on tackling high-stakes conversations. Corrina Lewis, founder and owner of Professional Sales Advantage, will be the guest speaker. Call (562) 997-9009 or email email@example.com .
GOT YOUR LETTERS?
What 5th Annual Scrabble Scramble Tournament
Who Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center
Where Covenant Presbyterian Church, 607 E. 3rd St.
When Friday, Sept. 20 at 5:30pm
More Info Event will feature a silent auction, live music and a dessert bar. The Scrabble games begin at 7:30pm. Prizes will be awarded to the winning individual and the winning team. Free child care will be provided. Registration donation is $25 per person. Proceeds will benefit Rising TIDE, a year-round, after school, drop-in program. Call (562) 424-3035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
IN HONOR OF OUR VETERANS
What Free concert
Who Rock for Vets
Where Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave.
When Saturday, Sept. 28 from 3pm to 5pm
More Info Event will feature a live performance from a local band. Visit rockforvets.net .
PETS PETS PETS
What 8th Annual Pet Fair
Who SoCal Animal Response Team
Where Marine Stadium Park, 5255 Paoli Way
When Sunday, Sept. 29 from 9am to 3pm
More Info The event will provide disaster-preparedness information for families and their pets, pet microchipping, dog talent contest, opportunity drawings, food trucks, agility dog demos and more. Visit scart.us .