Local events and happenings for the coming week.
Volunteers are sought to help clean up Bixby Knolls on Saturday, September 27. Meet at 9 a.m. at It’s a Grind coffee house, 4245 Atlantic Avenue, to help pick up trash, sweep, and recover shopping carts. Bags and gloves provided. The 8th District Council Office will be providing refreshments. Students can receive community service hours for the event.
STITCH AND ENRICH
Long Beach City College Foundation’s Library/Learning Resource Associates will present “Ginny Baxter, First Ladies & Quilts: Stitching History Together” on Saturday, September 27 from 1 p.m.to 3 p.m. on the Liberal Arts Campus (LAC), 4901 E. Carson St., Building H. Dr. Virginia Baxter, professor of Women’s History and the Foundation’s executive director, will examine the first ladies of the United States as she stitches together her love of history and quilting. There will be quilts on display, an opportunity drawing, silent auction and refreshments. Admission is $15 and all proceeds assist the Library/Learning Resource Centers at the college. Call (562) 938-4490.
EGGS WITH THE ELKS
The Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge # 888, 16426 Bellflower Blvd. in Bellflower, invites the public to its monthly breakfast on Sunday, September 28, from 8 a.m. to noon. Admission is $5.50 per person for the buffet-style breakfast, which includes eggs as you like them, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, assorted fruit, Belgian waffles and coffee.
The public is invited to an informal neighborhood get-together to discuss the Port and Port-related issues such as jobs and the environment at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30 at Ernest McBride Community Center, 1550 Martin Luther King Avenue. Refreshments and giveaways will be available. Call (562) 590-4121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Signal Hill Library Book Club is conducting a Women of Mystery series, which will meet every first Friday through December 5 in the library meeting room at 1770 E. Hill Street. Based on the film Women of Mystery: Three Writers Who Forever Changed Detective Fiction, this program is for adults over the age of 18. Call (562) 989-7323.
The October selection for the Bixby Knolls Literary Society is Native Son by Richard Wright. The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. at the Richard Goad Theatre, 4250 Atlantic Avenue. The discussion will be led by Dr. Richard Yarborough, who has lectured and published widely on African American literature and U. S. popular culture, with essays on writers such as Frederick Douglass, Charles W. Chesnutt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Wright. Call (562) 595-0081.
WALK THE WALK
Support Miller Children’s Hospital in “Walk Across America,” a nationwide three-mile walk. Proceeds will help Miller and other children’s hospitals across the nation tackle the toughest health issues facing kids. “Walk Across America” takes place Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at 8 a.m. at California State University, Long Beach. To register to walk on behalf of Miller Children’s Hospital, visit www.togetherforkids.org.