Around Town: September 4, 2008

The Kiwanis Club of Bixby Knolls/North Long Beach will be having “A Golf Tournament in Miniature” today at Boomers in Fountain Valley at 16800 Magnolia St., right off the San Diego Freeway. The event will start with a casual buffet dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. “shotgun” start. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners, plus additional prizes. The cost is $25 per person, $10 for children under 12. For more info, contact Susan Cooper via email at or call (562) 508-1707.
The Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance (WANA) will have a public meeting today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The meeting will take place at Pho America Restaurant, 1826 Pacific Ave. WANA is one year old and the State of the Neighborhood report will be presented. Contact Jill at (562) 599-1822.
Councilman Dee Andrews will be hosting a “Sixth District Evening” at the Long Beach Museum of Art from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, September 5 at the museum, which is located at 2300 E. Ocean Boulevard. Admission to the museum and parking are free, but RSVP is required. Call (562) 570-6816.
Long Beach Heritage will host European clothing designer Elayna Brown-Levine for a six-week embroidery class on making Victorian purses. Open to all ages; no experience necessary. Cost is $30 for all six classes. Class size will be limited. For reservations and info about needed supplies, call (562) 493-7019. Classes will take place 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays Sept. 6 through Oct. 11 at the Bembridge House, 953 Park Circle (at 10th Street in Drake Park).
WANA is having an Ice Cream Party Sunday, Sept.7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the Green at 20th Street and Daisy Avenue. Come enjoy some Dreyer’s ice cream with friends and neighbors. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Contact Jill at (562) 599-1822.
Classes in how to read lips are beginning at the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue in Lakewood. Beginners meet at 10 a.m. every Monday, intermediate meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Contact Gail Morrison at (562) 438-0597.
The Social Concerns Committee of the South Coast Interfaith Council will meet Monday, September 8 at 7 p.m. in the Community Center of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 7th Street and Atlantic Avenue. Learn about hunger, homelessness, at-risk children and youth, the environment, peacemaking, and Africa, and participate in the committee’s vital work in these areas. Guest speaker will be a leading environmentalist related to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Visit
The September selection for the Bixby Knolls Literary Society will be The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. Julie Rivett, one of four grandchildren of Dashiell Hammett, will be the special guest discussion leader. Working with Hammett scholar Richard Layman, she helped to edit both Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921-1960 and her mother’s memoir, Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter Remembers. The next Society meeting will be Wednesday, September 10 at 7 p.m. at the Richard Goad Theatre, 4250 Atlantic Avenue. For more info, call the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association at (562) 595-0081.
The Long Beach Bar Association is presenting the Annual Kenneth Zommick Charity Golf Classic to benefit Shortstop, which teaches at-risk youth and their families about legal rights and responsibilities and consequences to their actions by giving youth a taste of what it would be like to go into custody. The event takes place at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 12, 2008 at the El Dorado Park Gold Course. Visit

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