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What Sea-level rising hearing
Who Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, chair of the Select Committee on Ports and Assemblymember Rich Gordon, chair of Select Committee on Sea Level Rise
Where Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
When Friday, Oct. 25 from 1pm to 5pm
More Info The hearing will focus on the state’s diverse and complex infrastructure for transportation and trade, including ports, airports, roads, and bridges. In addition, the Committees will discuss the impact of sea-level rise on water and power infrastructure, which includes stormwater facilities, wastewater treatment and power plants.

What Annual beach walk
Who The Children’s Clinic
Where Marina Green, 386 E. Shoreline Dr.
When Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8am
More Info The morning will begin with a 1K Healthy Kids Race/Walk, followed by an all ages 5K Walk down the Shoreline bike path and conclude with a fair and barbecue lunch provided by Long Beach Firefighters, Local 372 with musical entertainment throughout the morning. Congressmember Alan Lowenthal will serve as the grand marshal. Call (562) 264-4646 or visit .

What Free mobile animal clinic
Who Fix Long Beach
Where Martin Luther King Park, 1950 Lemon Ave.
When Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9:30am to 4pm
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. Appointments are not necessary to get required shots for dogs and cats. Visit .

What National Take Back Initiative
Who Signal Hill Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration
Where 2745 Walnut Ave.
When Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10am to 2pm
More Info The Signal Hill Police Department and DEA will be collecting unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs. The service will be free and anonymous. Call (562) 989-7209. The Long Beach Police Department will be providing the same service at Memorial Hospital, 2801 Atlantic Ave.

What Monthly breakfast
Who Bellflower/ Long Beach Elks Lodge 888
Where 16426 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower
When Sunday, Oct. 27 from 8am to noon
More Info Breakfast costs $6.50 per person and includes eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits with gravy, orange juice, assorted fruit, Belgian waffles and coffee. Call (562) 866-3027 or visit .

What Fifth District Community Meeting and Police Briefing
Who Office of 5th District City Councilmember Gerrie Schipske
Where El Dorado Community Center Bridge Room, 2800 Studebaker Rd.
When Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7pm
More Info Schipske will discuss the rash of property crimes recently committed on the east side of Long Beach. Attendees will learn more about the crimes, what the police are doing and how residents can help.

What All-in-one fundraiser and community-service event
Who Rams Baseball Boosters
Where Millikan High School’s north campus, 2800 Snowden Ave.
When Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8am to 1pm
More Info The Baseball Boosters club will hold a pancake breakfast, car wash, “e-waste” drop-off, document shredding and canned-food drive. The pancake breakfast and car wash will cost $5. Document shredding will be provided for a small donation. Canned food will benefit a local food bank. Funds will benefit Millikan’s baseball programs. Call (562) 799-4009 .

What Concert
Who Friends of Music at California Heights United Methodist Church
Where 3759 Orange Ave.
When Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3pm
More Info The event will feature a performance by organist James Petri. Musical selections will include works by Bach, Barber, Mendelssohn and others. Call (562) 595-1996 or visit .

What Benefit
Who Long Beach Playhouse and The Historical Society of Long Beach (HSLB)
Where Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 Anaheim St.
When Sunday, Nov. 10 at 6pm
More Info The Playhouse will hold a special performance of Avenue Q to raise funds for the HSLB. Preferred-seating tickets cost $60 and general-admission tickets cost $40. Ticket prices include food, drink, reception and performance. Tickets can be purchased at the HSLB, which is located at 4260 Atlantic Ave. Call (562) 424-2220.

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