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CELEBRATE YOUR LOVED ONES
What 19th Annual Tree of Love celebration
Who Community Hospital Long Beach Auxiliary
Where Community Hospital Long Beach Auditorium, 1720 Termino Ave.
WhenThursday, Dec. 5 from 3pm to 5pm
More Info For $20, residents will be able to place an ornament with the name of a loved one on the Tree of Love. The event will include a tree lighting. Parking is free, and refreshments will be available.

POTLUCK PARTY
What Holiday potluck party
Who Long Beach Central Project Area Council, Inc.
Where ArtExchange, 340 E. 3rd St.
When Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6pm
More Info The ArtExchange’s second annual Holiday Salon art exhibition will be on display. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Call (562) 225-9462.

EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY
What Christmas-dinner fundraiser
Who Signal Hill Honorary Police Officers Association
Where Skylinks Golf Course, 4800 E. Wardlow Rd.
When Friday, Dec. 6 from 6pm to 10:30pm
More Info The menu will include appetizers and a Champagne/sparkling cider reception. Sit-down dinner will be followed by dessert and coffee. Cost is $50 per person or $90 per couple. Checks should be made payable to SHHPOA Christmas Party and mailed to: SHHPOA, P.O. Box 92111, Long Beach CA 90809. Email RSVP to print14me@msn.com .

A BIT OF LONG BEACH HISTORY
What Book signing
Who Historical Society of Long Beach
Where 4260 Atlantic Ave.
When Friday, Dec. 6 from 7pm to 8pm
More Info Long Beach Press-Telegram columnist Tim Grobaty will be signing copies of his latest book Growing Up in Long Beach at the Historical Society of Long Beach during the Bixby Knolls First Fridays Art Walk. The book will be available for purchase for $20.

AN EVENING WITH THE GRINCH
What Holiday performance
Who The Act Out Community Theater
Where The Community Center at Light and Life Christian Fellowship, 5951 Downey Ave.
When Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7pm
More Info The Act Out Community Theater program will embark on its fourth holiday production of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Ticket cost is $3. The Act Out Community Theater offers tuition-free theater and arts workshops to under-resourced and at-risk individuals in north Long Beach.

SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE
What North Long Beach Christmas potluck
Who The North Long Beach Community Action Group
Where Long Beach Dairy and Creamery, 167 E. South St.
When Sunday, Dec. 7 from 3pm to 7pm
More Info Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite seasonal dish and an ornament. The North Long Beach Community Action Group hosts informational meetings the first Sunday of every month. Call (562) 428-7710.

PAGE-TURNERS
What Monthly community book club
Who The Bixby Knolls Literary Society
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
When Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7pm
More Info This month, the club delves into Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. Parking is available along Atlantic Avenue. Refreshments will be provided. Call (562) 595-0081 or email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

NOW HEAR THIS
What Hearing device exhibit
Who The Hearing Loss Association of America Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter
When Friday, Dec. 13 from 10am to noon
Where Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave. in Lakewood
More Info Local residents can view a free hands-on display of devices that help with hearing difficulties and receive information on how the devices work and where they can be purchased. The exhibit will introduce the bone-conduction earphones, which can be used during physical activity and cause no obstruction to the ear canal. Call (562) 630-6141.

GET IN THE SPIRIT

What Holiday concert
Who The Greener Good North Long Beach Farmers Market
Where 609 E. Artesia Blvd.
When Friday, Dec. 13 from 5pm to 7pm
More Info The concert will feature live performances by Dave Williams, Kesha Ealy, the Gospel Memorial Christmas Choir and the Jordan High School drum line. Food will be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets.

DO YOU KNOW THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS?

What Christmas Prince of Peace pageant
Who St. Cornelius Catholic Church, Neighborhood Church, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Long Beach Christian Reformed Church and University Baptist.
Where St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 5500 E Wardlow Rd
When Friday, Dec. 13, Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15 from 7:30pm to 9pm
More Info Attendees will hear about the story of Christmas with a candlelit outdoor walk. Attendees will walk past many scenes, complete with actors and animals. Refreshments will be provided.

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