MOTOR ON OVER
The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association’s Community Happy Hour will take place today from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bixby Business Center, 4401 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor. Special guest speaker will be Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, speaking on “Toyota Grand Prix: Past, Present and Future.” Complimentary refreshments and door prizes. Contact: (562) 595-0081 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long Beach Plaza Little League invites all boys and girls ages 5 to 18 for the 2009 Spring Baseball, Fastpitch Softball, and Challenger season. Early-bird registration is currently underway. Registration forms and online signups are available at www.plazalittleleague.com. Contact Steve Turner 562-420-1881.
PARTY FOR BIKES
The North Long Beach Community Action Group is sponsoring a block party fundraiser to help buy two new bicycles for the North Division Bike Unit. The bikes cost almost $1800 each and are equipped with everything the officers need. The fundraiser is Saturday, Nov. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. at the 6700 block of Gardenia Avenue. (Parking available on Eleanor or 67th streets.) There will be a neighborhood cleanup afterwards. Volunteers and donations are still needed. Call (562) 422-1814.
LET THE SHOPPING BEGIN
Temple Israel will be having its 11th Annual Hanukkah Boutique Sunday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the temple, 3538 E. 3rd St. In addition to the boutique, which will have clothing, jewelry, artwork, and more, there will be a book fair and silent auction. Call (562) 434-0996.
Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church will host “The Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan,” a free event in honor of the Feast of St. Andrew and the Scots in America on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. at the church, located at 525 E. 7th Street and Atlantic Avenue. There will be an evensong service, toasting, refreshments and Scottish dancers from UC Riverside. Call David York at (562) 436-4047.
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, November 30, 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.
AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE MALL
St. Barnabas Religious Education, 3955 Orange Avenue, will host a holiday boutique from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30. Vendors will be selling different types of products, including crafts, accessories, gourmet foods, etc. There will also be refreshments, a bake sale and a raffle. Call Linda Hutchinson at (562) 988-6855.
A HARSH CONCEPTION?
Long Beach SDA Church, 1001 East Third Street, is hosting a Christmas musical theatre presentation with Harsh Moments!, a contemporary production of the biblical account of Mary’s and Joseph’s attempt to have a baby that is met with disappointments and obstacles. The production will take place Friday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., and admission is free.
HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS
Santa Claus will arrive by yacht to Parkers’ Lighthouse in Shoreline Village, 435 Shoreline Village Drive, on Saturday, Dec. 6. for a breakfast fundraising event from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. to benefit Miller Children’s Hospital. Children can visit and take pictures with Santa while enjoying breakfast with breathtaking views of the harbor and the Queen Mary. Breakfast is $8.95 for adults and $6.95 for children under 12. Call (562) 432-6500 for reservations or more info.
FUTURE SHOCK MEETS LIFE WITH FATHER
The Bixby Knolls Literary Society’s December Selection is Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow. The next society meeting will be Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Richard Goad Theatre, 4250 Atlantic Avenue. Call (562) 595-0081.
MOTOR ON OVER