Around Town: Sept. 11, 2008

Local events and happenings for the coming week.

The Signal Hill Historical Society will host a general meeting open to the public today at 6:30 pm, in the Signal Hill Library, 1770 East Hill St. Call Frank Virga at (562) 961-8735 for more info.

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

Join Councilwoman Rae Gabelich for coffee and conversation at Mirage Cafe, 539 E. Bixby Road from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 13.

Calling all Bookworms
The Dana Branch Library, located at 3680 Atlantic Avenue, will be celebrating its 50th birthday with crafts, activities, refreshments and a huge used book sale on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Vice Mayor Val Lerch, 9th District, in a free night at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Monday, September 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come face to face with sharks and hand feed birds on this educational journey. Parking is $7. Call Jonda Coman at (562) 570-6137.

Children’s Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will have its annual membership luncheon and tour for current and potential members at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center/Miller Children’s Hospital, Conference Room A, 2801 Atlantic Avenue at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16. Contact Jane Nielsen at (562) 933-2309.

St. Mary Medical Center’s Senior Health Center will host its monthly “Coffee Talk with the Doc” free lecture series on Tuesday, September 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Parr Health Enhancement Center on the St. Mary campus at 1050 Linden Ave. This month’s lecture is “Is it a Mole? Or is it Skin Cancer?” The lecture will be presented by St. Mary physician Dr. Perlmann Hicks. Call 1-888-4-STMARY.

The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association will host a Community Happy Hour Thursday, September 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Orozco’s Auto Service, 3619 Atlantic Avenue. Guest speaker will be Andreas Mitisek,
executive director of Long Beach Opera. Call (562) 595-0081 or email

The nonprofit Cambrian College will present a workshop entitled “Reducing the Risk of Falls in Alzheimer’s and Dementia” Friday, Sept. 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the college located at 5199 E. PCH, Suite 100C. Make reservations by calling (562) 989-7777. Event and parking are free.

The River Church, 345 E. Carson Street, will host a yard sale Saturday, September 20 starting at 8 a.m. All proceeds will help sponsor the mission team heading to Kenya in May 2009 who partner with to serve AIDS orphans. More info at

The City of Signal Hill Community Services Department is offering a Discovery Well Park Family Festival Saturday, September 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the park located at 2200 Temple Avenue. Games, crafts, airbrush face painting, musical entertainment, jumper, treasure hunt and more are all free, as well as food available for purchase. Call (562) 989-7330.

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