Around Town

What Mayoral debate
Who The “Yes We Can” Democratic Club
Where First Congregational Church, 241 Cedar Ave.
When Friday, Feb. 28 at 6:30pm
More Info The debate will provide the community with the opportunity to hear mayoral candidates express their positions. Visit .

What Free Eco-gardener classes
Who Water Replenishment District of Southern California
Where 4040 Paramount Blvd.
When Saturday, March 1 from 9:30am to noon
More Info The class will focus on eco-garden care. Call (562) 275-4235 or visit .

What Lecture
Who Historical Society of Long Beach
Where 4260 Atlantic Ave.
When Saturday, March 1 from 1pm to 2:30pm
More Info Dr. Kaye Briegel and The Center executive director Porter Gilberg will analyze and discuss what was learned in the creation of the exhibit Coming Out in Long Beach. Visit .

What “Creation Station” craft workshop
Who Rancho Los Cerritos
Where 4600 Virginia Rd.
When Saturday, March 1 between 1pm and 4pm
More Info Children will make sachets, paint landscapes and participate in other hands-on activities. Attendees will have the opportunity to take a free house or garden tour. Call (562) 570-1755 or visit

What Supper Club
Who Bixby Knolls Supper Club
Where Baba Ghanouj, 4276 Atlantic Ave.
When Monday, March 3 at 6pm and 7:30pm
More Info The dinner will be buffet-style and will cost $20 per person. The Bixby Knolls Supper Club supports local restaurants by dining at them on Monday nights, which are typically slow. RSVPs are necessary; email .

What A Call to Unity community meeting
Who 9th District Councilmember Steven Neal
Where Light and Life Christian Fellowship, 6465 Cherry Ave.
When Monday, March 3 from 6:30pm to 9pm
More Info Neal will partner with Long Beach Police Commander Robert Luman, the Long Beach Ministers Alliance, Light and Life Christian Fellowship, the Andy Street Community Association and the Men Making a Change program to discuss the deadly shootings that have occurred in the community and public-safety responses to these incidents. Call (562) 570-6137 or visit .

What 7th District candidate forum
Who The Wrigley Association
Where Social Hall at Vets Park, 101 E. 28th St.
When Monday, March 3 at 7pm
More Info Candidates will answer questions submitted by attendees. Call (562) 225-9462 or email .

What Monthly meeting
Who The Sierra Club
Where Environmental Services Bureau, 2929 E. Willow St.
When Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30pm
More Info During the monthly meeting, civil engineer Coby Skye will provide a comprehensive presentation about what happens to trash once it’s set on the curb. Visit .

What “Celebrate the Eight!” event
Who Eight District Councilmember Al Austin
Where Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave.
When Thursday, March 6 from 6pm to 8pm
More Info Attendees will learn about what has been happening in the community and what is planned for the year. Visit .

What L.A. Opera Series
Who L.A. Opera and the El Dorado Neighborhood Library
Where El Dorado Neighborhood Library, 2900 Studebaker Rd.
When Saturday, March 8 at 2pm
More Info The event will feature a talk by John Spear, an LA Opera community educator, who will present a multi-media program called Encore featuring famous opera singers and their favorite encores. This program is part of the LA Opera Lecture Series, presented by LA Opera’s Community Educators, a team of trained volunteer experts. The LA Opera Lecture Series presents insightful talks on opera’s history, literature, philosophy, and fine arts. Visit .

What Free writers event
Who California Writers Club of Long Beach
Where Long Beach Los Altos Branch Library, 5614 East Britton Dr.
When Saturday, March 8 from 3pm to 5pm
More Info The speaker will be Flora Brown, Ph.D, who will be giving tips on how to publish work. Call (562) 400-1100 or email .

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