Local events and happenings for the coming week.
VIEW FROM THE 13TH FLOOR
A Community Happy Hour will take place today from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at WG & Associates Real Estate, 3530 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge to attend. Pat West, Long Beach city manager, will be the special guest speaker. He’ll be presenting “The View from the 13th Floor.” For more info, call the BIA office at (562) 595-0081.
BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR
The Wrigley Association will have its monthly Neighborhood Advisory Group meeting tonight at 6:00 at 2023 Pacific Avenue. Items on the agenda are a discussion of public safety, as well as a brief planning and goal setting discussion. Those who have problems or ideas for the neighborhood should come and speak about them so that speakers and actions for the coming months can be planned. For more info, visit www.neighborhoodlink.com/longbch/wana.
IT’S IN THE AIR
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has a team of engineers and inspectors specially designated to help small businesses understand and comply with air quality rules and regulations. Come take advantage of this free service and learn how your business can contribute to improving the air quality in Long Beach tonight at 7 p.m., 2760 Studebaker Road.
NINE YEARS OF BEACH CLEAN UP
The 30-Minute Beach Cleanup in Long Beach is celebrating its 9th Anniversary of the monthly cleanup on Saturday, June 21. The cleanup will take place from 10-10:30 and door prizes and refreshments will be given immediately afterwards on the beach at the end of Granada Avenue in Belmont Shore. The event will end around 10:50. Bags, gloves, refreshments, volunteer credit forms, door prizes and free parking are provided. For more info, go to www.BeachCleanup.org. Volunteers may contact Rudd at Justin@JustinRudd.com or (562) 439-3316.
A KIMONO FASHION SHOW
Tea Art from a collection of S. Baba and J. Cummins Keck will be showcased through the Howard Collection of Asian Art at Assistance League of Long Beach Philanthropic Center, 6220 E. Spring Street, during an open house, Saturday, June 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Models wearing various types of kimonos will participate in a show. An extensive exhibition will be on view Monday through Friday from June 23 through July 20.
Pre-school and elementary-aged children are invited to attend “Beach Party! Surfin’ Through The Scriptures” Vacation Bible School at Cal Heights United Methodist Church. The fun begins on Monday, June 23 and continues through Friday, June 27 from 8:45 a.m.-noon. The church is located at 3759 Orange Avenue. For more info, go to www.calheightsumc.org or call (562) 595-1996.
GOT PERFORMANCE ANXIETY?
Toastmasters meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference room at Schaier Nissan, 1800 E. Spring Street. Each meeting gives every member the opportunity to practice tasks such as conducting meetings, giving impromptu speeches and presenting prepared speeches. Every prepared speaker is assigned an evaluator who points out speech strengths and offers suggestions for improvement. For more info, visit www.toastmasters.org.