TAKE A WALK
What Heron hike
Who Los Cerritos Wetlands
Where The driveway/parking area at the corner of 1st St. and PCH in Seal Beach
When Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8am to 9:45am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
A UNIQUE FRIENDSHIP
Who Mukta Cholette
Where Farm Lot 59, 2714 California Ave,
When Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10am to 2pm
More Info Mukta Cholette will have a book-signing for her book A Pig For Friendship. The picture book for children ages 3 to 10 focuses on a young girl named Violette and her relationship with her family, environment, and forthcoming barn-animal friends.
A PIPE ORGAN CELEBRATION
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 calheightsumc.org .
EARLY HOLIDAY SHOPPING
What Holiday fair
Who Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach Auxiliary
Where Monday, Nov. 4 and Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 8am to 5pm
When Long Beach Memorial Hospital, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Items such as gifts, household items, clothes, jewelry and medical-related clothing will be available for purchase.
MEET AND EAT
What Supper club
Who Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
When Monday, Nov. 4 at 6:30pm
Where George’s ‘50s Diner, 4390 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Bixby Knolls Supper Club patronizes local restaurants on Monday nights, which are typically slow. Residents are invited to meet, eat and support the local economy. Visit email@example.com .
Who The Sierra Club
Where Environmental Services Bureau, 2929 E. Willow St.
When Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7:30pm
More Info During the monthly meeting, author and Ph.D. Gil Thibault will provide a free presentation on the Bristlecone pine trees, the world’s oldest living trees. The presentation will highlight how the trees have come to be found in this particular region of California.
HONORING OUR VETS
What Vets Fest 2013
Who Ninth District Councilmember Steven Neal
Where Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave.
When Saturday, Nov. 9 from 7:30am to 3pm
More Info This event is free and open to the public. The Veterans Festival follows the 17th Annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade and the Veterans Classic 1-Mile Run. The event will feature gourmet food trucks, service organizations for military veterans and families, City departments and other vendors. Live music will be provided by the Jordan High Jazz Band & Drumline, Elvis Presley impersonator Fernie Ramirez and the Rush Hour Band. Call (562) 570-6137.
YOU’RE A PEACH
What El Dorado Sugar Peach Festival
Who El Dorado Park West
Where 2800 N. Studebaker Rd.
When Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9am to 4pm
More Info The event will feature gourmet food trucks and different craft and plant vendors. Call (562) 570-3227.
What Alternative Christmas Market
Who California Heights United Methodist Church
Where 3759 Orange Ave.
When Sunday, Nov. 10 from 11am to 1pm
More Info This market provides an opportunity to buy handcrafted items such as clothing, home decor, ornaments, cards, handbags, toys, jewelry and more from nonprofit cooperatives. Organizations will include Red Bird Mission, Church World Service, Empowering Lives International, Africa Team Ministries, Guatemala Project, Habitat for Humanity, For the Child, and Wings of Hope in Haiti. Pigs in a blanket, brown-cow ice cream floats and homemade pies will also be available for purchase to benefit Heifer Project. Call (562) 595-1996 or visit calheightsumc.org .