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THE MAYOR RACE
What Mayoral debate
Who Long Beach Commercial Real Estate Council
Where The Grand, 4101 E. Willow St.
When Friday, Jan. 10 from 8am to 10am
More Info The event will provide the community with the opportunity to hear mayoral candidates express their opinions and positions on issues concerning the city. The debate will be moderated with a question-and-answer period at the end. Price is $35 and includes breakfast.

TALKING POLITICS
What Monthly breakfast meeting
Who Long Beach Republican Women Federated
Where Lakewood Country Club, 3101 Carson St.
When Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9:30am to 11:30am
More Info Newport Beach Councilmember Keith Curry will be the guest speaker. For $15, the meeting will include a buffet breakfast. RSVP is required. Call (562) 260-5601 or email tinamthompson@hotmail.com .

CALLING ALL WRITERS
What Free writers event
Who California Writers Club of Long Beach
Where Long Beach Los Altos Branch Library, 5614 East Britton Dr.
When Saturday, Jan. 11 from 3pm to 5pm
More Info The speaker will be Marcia Lee Harris, author of Fanny Bixby Spencer: Long Beach’s Inspirational Firebrand. Call (562) 400-1100 or email info@calwriterslongbeach.org .

FEDERAL WORKER?
What General meeting
Who National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
When Monday, Jan. 13 at 1pm
Where Veterans Community Center at Veterans Park, 101 E. 28th St.
More Info Bowers Museum docent James Cortese will discuss the early rancho period in California’s history. NARFE meetings recur the second Monday of each month.

MEET AND EAT
What Supper Club
Who Bixby Knolls Supper Club
Where Atun, 4262 Atlantic Ave.
When Monday, Jan. 13 at 6:30pm
More Info The menu will be primarily sushi and yakitori (skewered and grilled meats). The Bixby Knolls Supper Club supports local restaurants by dining at them on Monday nights, which are typically slow. RSVPs are necessary; email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

EARLY-BIRD MEETING
What Monthly breakfast meeting
Who The Good Neighbors of North Long Beach
Where Spires Restaurant, 1935 Del Amo Blvd.
When Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7am
More Info The guest speaker will be Michael Conway, director of property development for the City of Long Beach.

MIX IT UP
What Mixer
Who Long Beach Area Republican Party
Where Petroleum Club, 3636 Linden Ave.
When Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 6pm to 8pm
More Info Attendees will have the opportunity to meet local candidates running in the 2014 election. Light refreshments will be served. Call (562) 424-1246 or email michele@longbeachrepublicans.org .

DIG UP THE PARK
What Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Tree Planting
Who Hosted by 8th District Councilmember Al Austin
Where Scherer Park, 4600 Long Beach Blvd.
When Monday, Jan. 20 from 9am to 12pm
More Info Volunteers will plant up to 40 new trees in the park. The trees being planted will diversify the park’s ecosystem and add colored leaves in the fall. Call (562) 570-6685 or by email district8@longbeach.gov .

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