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­TAKE A WALK
What Raptor Ramble Nature Walk
Who Los Cerritos Wetlands
Where The driveway/parking area at the corner of 1st St. and PCH in Seal Beach
When Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8am to 10am
More Info Parking lot gate will open at 7:45am and close at 8:10am. All participants must stay for the entire tour. Closed-toed shoes are required. Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Email ejlambe@verizon.net .

DIG UP THE NEIGHBORHOOD
What Community tree planting
Who Neighborhood Services Bureau
Where Long Beach Petroleum, 3636 Linden Ave.
When Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9am to noon
More Info Volunteers are needed to help plant 54 trees in Bixby Knolls. All equipment and refreshments will be supplied. Call (562) 570-7777.

IMPROVING THE CORRIDOR
What Broadway Visioning Study Meeting
Who Hosted by 2nd District Councilmember Suja Lowenthal and facilitated by urban-design architecture firm RSAUD/UTILE
Where Bixby Park Community Center, 130 Cherry Ave.
When Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10am to 11:30am
More Info In the meeting, Lowenthal and RSAUSD/UTILE will share their plans to enhance the Broadway corridor. Email District2@longbeach.gov .

SHARE YOUR HEART…SHARE YOUR HOME
What Foster-care informational event
Who District Councilmember Al Austin, 4th District LA County Supervisor Don Knabe and the LA County Department of Children and Family Services
Where Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave.
When Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
More Info Organizers will provide information on additional resources and support that are available to those interested in becoming foster parents or adoptive parents. Refreshments will be served, and on-site childcare will be provided for attendees. To RSVP for the event or acquire more information, call (562) 570-1326 or email district8@longbeach.gov .

HEAR THE MUSIC
What 1st annual “BAC Sound Investment” scholarship concert
Who The Pepperdine University Black Alumni Council
Where Hotel Maya, 700 Queensway Dr.
When Saturday, Oct. 5 from 4pm to 8pm
More Info The goal of the event is to raise scholarship funds for African-American students at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. The benefit concert will feature a live performance by music aficionado Derek Bordeaux, with a special performance by Princeton Parker.

STEPPING STONES TO EMPLOYMENT
What Training class
Who Disabled Resources Center, Inc.
Where 2750 E. Spring St., Suite #100
When Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 1pm to 2:30pm
More Info The classes will focus on interpersonal communication skills and disability etiquette. The classes will take place every Tuesday for the next eight weeks. Call Andrew at (562) 427-1000, Ext. 23.

NETWORK YOUR WAY TO THE TOP
What Networking group
Who The Success Network
Where Roots Gourmet Café, 6473 E. PCH
When Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 7:30am to 9am
More Info The Success Network is a professional networking group which meets on the second Wednesday of every month for breakfast and discussions or presentations. The group is open to small-business leaders who seek networking opportunities with other professionals who are also interested in growing their businesses through quality relationships and referrals. Contact Katja Jones at katjajns@aol.com or call (562) 685-8532.

IT’S IN A BOOK
What Monthly community book club
Who The Bixby Knolls Literary Society
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
When Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7pm
More Info This month, the club delves into Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry. Parking is available along Atlantic Avenue. Refreshments will be provided. Call (562) 595-0081 or email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

MIX IT UP
What Mixer
Who Long Beach Area Republican Party
Where Malarkey’s Grill, 168 North Marina Dr.
When Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6pm
More Info Attendees will have the opportunity to meet local candidates running in the 2014 election. Complimentary appetizers will be served. Call (562) 424-1246 or email michele@longbeachrepublicans.org .

HONORING SMALL BUSINESSES
What 2013 Excellence in Business Awards
Who Senator Ricardo Lara
Where Office of Keesal, Young and Logan, 400 Oceangate
When Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6pm to 9pm
More Info Senator Ricardo Lara will honor local small business that continually help their community. Lara will also provide an update on the current state of affairs in Sacramento. Parking is available in the parking structure immediately behind the Union Bank Building at the corner of Golden Shore and Seaside Way. Call (562) 495-4766.

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