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CLEAN SWEEP
What Community clean-up of 7th Street Corridor
Who Hosted by 2nd District Councilmember Suja Lowenthal
Where Big Saver Parking Lot, 2300 E. 7th St.
When Sunday, March 22 at 9am
More Info Activities will include mulching 125 newly planted trees, litter pick-up, chalk stenciling with youth at transit stops, small business meet & greet teams and Go Long Beach reporting crews. Call Mark Magdaleno at (562) 570-6684 or visit longbeach.gov/District2 .

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT
What E-waste and shred drive
Who Hosted by 8th District Councilmember Al Austin and the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
Where Scherer Park, 4600 Long Beach Blvd.
When Saturday, March 22 from 9am to noon
More Info The first five boxes of shredding documents per car are free, and anything more will cost $5 per box. Recyclable items include old computers, monitors, televisions, plasma screens, DVD players and other electronics. Call (562) 570-6685 or email district8@longbeach.gov .

PLAY WITH THE PUPS
What Grand Opening of Coolidge Dog Park
Who Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, 9th District Long Beach City Councilmember Steven Neal and the Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine
Where Coolidge Park, 352 Neece Ave.
When Tuesday, March 25 at 10am
More Info The quarter-acre dog park features perimeter fencing, double-gate entry, separation between large and small dog areas, a drinking fountain, benches and waste-bag dispensers. The dog park is also ADA accessible. Call (562) 570-3150.

READ ALL ABOUT IT
What Historical newspaper collection workshop
Who Long Beach Historical Society
Where 4260 Atlantic Ave.
When Thursday, March 27 from 6pm to 7pm
More Info Attendees will get the opportunity to learn what’s included in the newspaper collection and how to access it.

GOT STUFF?
What Donation drive
Who Meals on Wheels and Rock for Vets
Where Long Beach Scottish Rite Parking Lot, 855 Elm St.
When Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30 from 8am to 3pm
More Info The donation drive aims to collect clean and gently used furniture, clothing, housewares, accessories, small appliances and toys. Call (562) 439-5000.

JAZZ IT UP
What 9th Annual Jazz Showcase
Who Millikan High School’s Orch-a-Band parent booster club
Where 2800 Snowden Ave.
When Wednesday, April 2 from 3pm to 9pm
More Info The event will showcase the musical talents of Long Beach students. Entrance fee is $4 per person, and children under 5 are free. Refreshments will be available. Call (562) 425-7441 ext. 4142 or email RBhatia@lbschools.net .

FROM SHEEP TO SHIPS
What Special presentation
Who The Sierra Club
Where Environmental Services Bureau, 2929 E. Willow St.
When Wednesday, April 2 at 7:30pm
More Info During the meeting, Larry Rich, the City’s sustainability coordinator, will show the city’s transformation walking the audience through Long Beach history, and its changing landscape and environment. The audience will get a better sense of place of Long Beach through a new understanding of the natural environment and waterways prior to urbanization.

MEET AND EAT
What Supper Club
Who Bixby Knolls Supper Club
Where Cafe Bixby, 3900 Atlantic Ave.
When Monday, April 7 at 6:30pm
More Info 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 .

BOOKWORMS, UNITE
What Monthly community book club
Who The Bixby Knolls Literary Society
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
When Wednesday, April 9 at 7pm
More Info This month, the club will delve into Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac. Parking is available along Atlantic Avenue. Refreshments will be provided. Call (562) 595-0081 or email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

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