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CINEMA MANIA
What Long Beach Indie (LBI) International Film Festival
Who Perfect Works and Yelp
Where Long Beach Convention Center
When Through Sunday, Aug. 31
More Info This five-day film festival will feature screenings of more than 90 international and domestic films, bringing together established and aspiring filmmakers, scholars, creative professionals, and movie lovers from around the globe. The event will also feature a college and career fair. To register or find more information, visit longbeachindie.com .

BLUES IT UP
What First New Blues Festival
Who Various blues musicians
Where POA (Police Officers Association) Park at 7390 E. Carson St.
When Sunday, Aug. 31 from 10am to 10pm
More Info The debut blues festival will feature various blues musicians, including award-winning acoustic blues guitarist Bernie Pearl and singer/songwriter Jamie Bess Belushi. Food and craft vendors will be available. Tickets are $20. Children 12 years old or younger get in free. Call (562) 762-8317 or visit newbluesfestival.com .

EGGS WITH THE ELKS
What Monthly breakfast
Who Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge 888
Where 16426 Bellflower Blvd. in Bellflower
When Sunday August 31, 2014 from 8am to noon
More Info Breakfast will be open to the public at $6.50 per person. The meal includes eggs made to order, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits with gravy, orange juice, assorted fruit, Belgian waffles and coffee. Call 562-866-3027.

PEDAL FOR PEACE
What The Interfaith Unity Bike-a-Thon
Who South Coast Interfaith Council (SCIC) and supporting organizations
Where DeForest Park at 5801 DeForest Ave.
When Monday, Sept. 1–meet at 7:30am, ride starts at 8am
More Info This 25-mile bike ride brings together youth of different cultures and faiths for a day of social bicycling and food. Participants are asked to gather sponsorships from individuals willing to make a contribution to his or her organization/faith community and the SCIC. Email office@scinterfaith.org or call (562) 983-1665.

MEET AND GREET
What “Getting to Know AAUW” meeting
Who Long Beach branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Where Grace First Presbyterian Church, 3955 Studebaker Rd. in Long Beach
When Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9am to noon
More Info The event will showcase the AAUW’s various projects and interest groups. Co-Program Vice Presidents Jeane Caveness and Raquel Sanchez and committee members will welcome back members and guests with a series of mission-based programs centered around newly installed President Flo Pickett’s theme of “Unity.” To RSVP, call Judith Kaho at (562) 429-2790 by Aug. 30. Visit aauw-longbeach.org .

JOIN THE CLUB
What Literary society meeting
Who Bixby Knolls Literary Society
Where Elise’s Tea Room at 3924 Atlantic Ave.
When Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7pm
More Info The regular monthly meeting will feature discussions about P.G. Wodehouse’s The Code of the Woosters. Call (562) 595-0081 or email info@bixbyknollinfo.com .

HEAR FROM THE FORCE
What “Coffee with a Cop”
Who Signal Hill Police Department
Where The Signal Hill Police Department’s Emergency Operations Center located at 2745 Walnut Ave.
When Thursday, Sept. 18 from 7:30am to 9:30am
More Info This event is open to the public and it will give citizens an opportunity to meet and interact with the officers from the department. A member of Signal Hill’s detective bureau will provide a presentation on property crimes, which include vehicle and residential burglaries as well as mail thefts.

SALUTE THE VETS
What 2nd Annual Veterans Concert
Who Rock For Vets
Where Signal Hill Park at Cherry Avenue and Hill Street
When Saturday, Sept. 20 from 3pm to 5pm
More Info The second annual concert will feature performances by Rock for Vets and Boxcar 7. The event will be free and open to the public. Visit the rockclub.net .

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