Around Town | Feb. 17

What Hearing-assistive technology demo
Who Hosted by the Hearing Loss Association of America
When Friday, Feb. 17 from 10am to noon
Where Weingart Center, 5220 Olivia Ave.
More Info Information about captioned telephones and hearing aids will be provided. Call (562) 630-6141 or visit

What Health-education lecture
Who Hosted by Long Beach Memorial
When Friday, Feb. 17 from noon to 4pm
Where Long Beach Memorial, Houssels Forum, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The free lecture entitled “Aging Ably” will educate on exercise and dieting. Sheri Shefie, pharmacist and health educator at Monarch HealthCare, will host the lecture. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and a screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 2. Free lunch provided. Call (562) 933-1650 to register.

What Walking tours
Who Led by Long Beach Heritage
When Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9:30am to noon (downtown); Saturday, Feb. 25 at 9:30am (Wilmore City)
Where Meet at the WPA Mural, 3rd and Promenade (Feb. 18); Meet at the Bembridge House, 953 Park Circle (Feb. 25)
More Info The events will explore downtown Long Beach and the historic Wilmore City. Tickets for the downtown tour are $10, and the Wilmore City tickets are $15. They may be purchased at The tours will be rescheduled in the event of rain. Call (562) 493-7019 or visit

What Medicare workshop
Who Hosted by Long Beach Memorial
When Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10am to noon
Where Long Beach Memorial, Houssels Fourm, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The workshop will inform those over the age of 65 about Medicare, Medicare Advantage, prescription drug plans and Medigap plans. The event is for informational purposes only. Registration is required. Call (888) 848-9355.

What 3rd Annual Sustainable Sunday Cinema event
Who Hosted by the Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust
When Sunday, Feb. 19; doors open at 10am, and film begins at 11am
Where Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 E. 4th St.
More Info The event will feature a screening of the film DamNation, which documents the movement to restore rivers by removing low-value, high-cost dams. After the screening, Candice Meneghin, conservation manager of Cal Trout, will discuss the population of wild fish in healthy rivers. Advance tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door. Visit and search “Sustainable Sunday Cinema Screening.”

What Monthly meeting
Who Hosted by the Questing Heirs Genealogy Society
When Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1pm
Where 5918 E. Parkcrest St.
More Info The meeting is free and open to the general public. Experts will teach attendees of the tools for genealogical research. Email

What Kidical Mass bike ride
Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA)
When Sunday, Feb. 19; ride leaves at 1pm
Where Meet at Georgie’s Place, 3850 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The theme for Sunday’s ride is “bike messenger.” Riders are encouraged to wear a helmet, and the event will feature music and ice cream for all riders. Visit

What Annual Black History Month program
Who Hosted by the Long Beach Branch NAACP
When Sunday, Feb. 19; exhibit from 1pm to 5pm; program from 3pm to 4:30pm; reception from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Where Ernest McBride, Sr. Park, 1550 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.
More Info The event will feature African-American memorabilia and a reception with soul food hors d’oeuvres, such as fried chicken, ribs, catfish and cornbread. The cost is $10. Visit or email

What Art show
Who Presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
When Monday, Feb. 20 to Sunday, Feb. 26 (not Saturday) from 10am to 2pm
Where CSULB Design Building, Duncan Anderson Gallery, 6241 E. University Dr.
More Info The artwork displayed at the 12th Annual Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Art Show will feature oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, photography and craft works. A ukulele class will be Monday from noon to 1:30pm. An artists reception will be Feb. 26 from 2pm to 4pm and will include refreshments. Visit

What Fundraiser dinner
Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls/North Long Beach Kiwanis Club and EJ Malloys
When Monday, Feb. 20 all day; social gathering at 6pm
Where EJ Malloys, 4306 Atlantic Ave.
More Info On Feb. 20, 15 percent of the proceeds at EJ Malloys will go toward the Kiwanis Club and Key Clubs. Present a flyer or mention the Kiwanis Club for the 15-percent fund to apply. The fundraiser does not apply to alcohol. An official social gathering will also take place at 6pm. Search “Long Beach Kiwanis Club” on Facebook to visit the group’s page.

What State of the District
Who Presented by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Assosciation (BKBIA)
When Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7pm
Where Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The BKBIA will provide an update of its accomplishments in 2016 and forecast plans for 2017. Cost is $10 is for non-members, and $5 for members. The price of admission includes pizza and desserts from local eateries. No RSVP is required. Visit

What Casino night
Who Hosted by the Long Beach Petroleum Club and the Signal Hill Historical Society
When Friday, Feb. 24 from 7pm to 10:30pm
Where Long Beach Petroleum Club, 3636 Linden Ave.
More Info The event will include $200 in chips, raffle prizes and beverages. Tickets are $40 for members, $50 for non-members and $60 for walk-in patrons. Call (562) 208-0040 or (562) 597-4220 for advance-ticket reservations.

What Screening of Citizen Twain
Who Presented by Long Beach City College
When Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7:30pm
Where Long Beach City College Auditorium, Liberal Arts Campus, Building J, 4901 E. Carson St.
More Info Actor Val Kilmer, who wrote, directed, produced and performed the film about Mark Twain, will be present and answer questions after the screening. The event will raise funds for the performing arts program at Long Beach City College. Tickets available at and

What Lecture classes
Who Hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute CSULB (OLLI)
When Registration begins Saturday, Feb. 25 from 12:30pm to 3pm
Where CSULB Human Services and Design Building, the corner of Palo Verde Avenue and East University Drive
More Info The in-person registration for classes will be in the design building’s OLLI classroom inside room 101. Classes fill on a first-come basis. Parking for the day will be available in Lot 11 with a OLLI permit. Email or visit

What The 9th Annual Dancing for Our Stars
Who Hosted by Long Beach Memorial
When Saturday, Feb. 25; reception at 5pm; dinner and dance competition at 6:30pm
Where Hyatt Regency Long Beach, 200 S. Pine Ave.
More Info The gala will raise funds to support the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute (MHVI) at Long Beach Memorial. The event will feature five community members who are each paired with professional dancers or significant others. Funds will be raised through votes collected from the crowd. Tickets are available at

What Monthly meeting
Who Hosted by the Long Beach Sierra Club
When Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30pm
Where Environmental Services Bureau, 2929 E. Willow St.
More Info Nancy Pfeffer, one of the seven members of the Long Beach Transit board of directors, will talk about transportation and sustainability trends in the area. Visit

What Literary discussion
Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA)
When Wednesday, March 8 at 7pm
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The Literary Society will discuss Go Down, Moses, a collection of seven related pieces of short fiction by author William Faulkner. The public is welcome, and all are encouraged to read the book in advance. Refreshments will be provided. Email

What Monthly meeting
Who Hosted by the Long Beach Republican Women Federated
When Saturday, March 11 at 9am
Where Long Beach Airport Marriott Hotel, 4700 Airport Plaza Dr.
More Info Marshall McClain, president of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association, will be the guest speaker. Email to RSVP.

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