Local events and happenings for the coming week.
HISTORY ON THE HILL
The Signal Hill Historical Society will have a general meeting open to the public tonight at 6:30 p.m, in the Signal Hill Library, 1770 East Hill St. For more info call Frank Virga at (562) 961-8735.
TEENS, HAVE A SUNDAE THIS FRIDAY
California Heights United Methodist Church will be hosting a School’s Out party for middle school students Friday, June 13, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Activities include a rock climbing wall, a huge inflatable slide, karaoke, live music, a snack shack with pizza and sundaes and booths with games and other activities. A $5 fee will be charged at the door which covers all the activities. The church is located at 3759 Orange Ave. For more info, go to www.calheightsumc.org or call (562) 595-1996.
DISHING ABOUT DAD FOR FATHER’S DAY
Comedy Central star Jackie Kashian will perform her hit one-woman show about growing up in Milwaukee under the questionable moral influence of her aluminum-siding salesman father at The Found Theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd., Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more info, go to www.foundtheatre.org or call (562) 433-3363.
TORCH-PASSING WITH THE STARS
More than 50 celebrities from kids’ T.V. shows and movies will join 250 children with cancer, sickle cell disease and other serious blood disorders from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, as they run, walk, wheel or are carried in a relay- passing an Olympic-style torch to raise funds for the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center at Miller Children’s Hospital. Carnival games will be available from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at at the Long Beach Rainbow Harbor Esplanade (adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific). For more info, go to www.jjccc.com.
SEE HOW THEY RUN
Long Beach’s own Beach Runners’ professionally coached marathon and half-marathon training program meets every Saturday at 7 a.m. at Marine Stadium, 5839 E. Appian Way to go on their weekly training runs. The Beach Runners are the official training program for the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, October 12. Those who join now have about 17 weeks left to prepare. For more info, visit www.beachrunners.org or call Steve Mackel at (818) 414 9181.
GET HOOKED ON HELPING
Hooks ‘n’ Needles of So Cal will be meeting on Sunday, June 15 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. in the patio area of the Marketplace Shopping Center (corner of PCH and Westminster). The group will be making baby items for the charity Stitches from the Heart. Some yarn and patterns provided, but guests should bring a chair, assorted knitting and crochet supplies and any yarn they wish to donate. For more info call Peggy Baxter at (562) 494-9798.
FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
A presentation about Americorps and its services will be given at the Disabled Resources Center, 2750 E. Spring St., Ste. 100 on Wednesday, June 18 at 1:30 p.m. For more info, call Cheryl Wilson at (562) 427-1000 ext. 23.
HOW’S YOUR BEDSIDE MANNER?
The Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center will host a free community lecture entitled “Learning from the Bedside’s Best.” This panel discussion will be led by the institute’s medical director, Dr. Robert Nagourney, who will be joined by other leading experts in the work of oncology and general practice. The lecture will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 26 in the hospital’s Van Dyke Theater, 2801 Atlantic Avenue. Seating is limited, so call (562) 933-0961 for reservations.