Around Town | Sept. 8

POLITICS + BREAKFAST
What Monthly meeting
Who Hosted by Long Beach Republican Women Federated
When Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9am
Where Long Beach Airport Marriott Hotel, 4700 Airport Plaza Dr.
More Info Registration will begin at 9am and the meeting will begin at 9:30am. The guest speaker will be Marshall McClain, the president of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers’ Association. Breakfast will be served at the meeting. Cost is $27 for members and $32 for nonmembers. RSVP is required. To register, email longbeachrwf@gmail.com, call (562) 938-9180 or visitlongbeachrepublicanwomen.com.
 
PUT YOUR WALKING SHOES ON
What Walking tour
Who Hosted by Long Beach Heritage
When Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9:30am to 11:30am
Where Meet at Ocean Boulevard and Linden Avenue by Modica’s Deli, 455 Ocean Blvd.
More Info Walkers will view Victorian cottages, Italian Renaissance commercial buildings and art deco architecture in the East Village. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through PayPal at lbheritage.org. Call (562) 493-7019.
 
THE COLLEGE STRUGGLE
What Meeting
Who Hosted by the American Association of University Women
When Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9:30am to noon
Where The Grand, 4101 E. Willow St.
More Info Housing and food insecurity are growing problems on university campuses, and the meeting will highlight the growing needs of college students. Email lee.tsao@hotmail.com to RSVP.
 
CELEBRATING CALIFORNIA
What Cultural party
Who Hosted by Rancho Los Cerritos
When Saturday, Sept. 9 from 4pm to 7pm
Where 4600 Virginia Rd.
More Info Attendees can enjoy the cultural experience of California through dance lessons, live music and costumes. Set dances like the Spanish Waltz and El Coyote will be followed by a live performance from the band The Wayfaring Sisters. The band specializes in folk music of 19th-century America. Tickets are $25 and pre-registration is required through rancholoscerritos.org/upcoming-events/dances-old-california/. Call (562) 206-2040.  
 
LIKE GOOD NEIGHBORS
What Monthly meeting
Who Hosted by The Good Neighbors of North Long Beach
When Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 7am to 8:15am
Where  Spires Restaurant, 1935 Del Amo Blvd.
More Info Long Beach budget manager Lea Eriksen will discuss the new budget while guests have breakfast and coffee. Email vallerch@gmail.com.
 
CRANES OF HOPE
What Ceremony
Who Hosted by Long Beach Memorial
When Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 5pm
Where Todd Cancer Pavilion, 2810 Long Beach Blvd.
More Info The event will include an unveiling of 10,000 origami cranes designed for the Todd Cancer Pavilion to showcase hope and encouragement for patients and family members. Call (562) 933-2812.
 
KNEE(D) ANSWERS?
What Health seminar
Who Hosted by Long Beach Memorial
When Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Where Old Ranch Country Club, 3901 Lampson Ave.
More Info The Joint Replacement Center will discuss new advancements in technology for hip and knee surgery. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. To register, call 800-MEMORIAL.
 
CRACK A BOOK
What Book-club meeting
Who Hosted by the BKBIA Literary Society
When Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7pm
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The Bixby Knolls Literary Society will be meeting to discuss the Jane Austen novel Northanger Abbey. The meeting is open to the public, and all attendees are encouraged to read the book beforehand. Refreshments will be provided. Parking will be available along Atlantic Avenue and in the rear lot. Call (562) 595-0081, email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com or visitfacebook.com/bkliterarysociety.

HEALING THROUGH MUSIC
What Movie screening
Who Hosted by Long Beach Memorial
When Thursday, Sept. 14 at 3pm
Where Todd Cancer Pavilion, Treatment Planning Room, 3rd floor, 2810 Long Beach Blvd.
More Info No Evidence of Disease, a documentary following the journeys of six surgeons who use music when handling gynecologic cancer, will be screened. Afterwards, two gynecologic cancer survivors will share their stories and Long Beach Memorial’s gynecologic oncologist, Teresa Longoria, M.D., will host a question-and-answer session. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Call(562) 933-7815 to RSVP by Sept. 7.
 
COMING TOGETHER
What Meeting
Who Hosted by the Signal Hill Police Department North Sector
When Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7pm
Where 2745 Walnut Ave.
More Info The meeting’s agenda will focus on the following items: petty theft and crime in the area, police patrol presence including alleys, adherence to noise ordinances, possible implementation of permit parking on residential streets, neighborhood watch kits and activation. Email shneighborhood@gmail.com.
 
 
MEDICINE, MUNCHIES AND MOVIES
What Education lecture
Who Hosted by Long Beach Memorial
When Wednesday, Sept. 15 at noon
Where Conference room A1/A2, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Katy Hyman, program coordinator of Palliative Care, will host a 45-minute lecture on aging with positivity and a 15 minute question-and-answer forum. The lecture will end with a screening of Hidden Figures, and a free lunch will be provided. Call (562) 933-1650.

HELP FOR HOMELESS
What Homeless services
Who Hosted by the 14th annual Compton Homeless Veterans Stand Down
When Saturday, Sept 16 to Monday, Sept. 18 at 6:00am
Where 700 N. Bullis Rd. in Compton
More Info Services will include employment assistance, medical and vision exams, hot meals and social security benefits. Veterans can call Carolyn Smith from the VA Long Beach at (562) 826-800 for pre-registration. To volunteer, email jennifer.tsan@va.gov.
 
PUT YOUR WALKING SHOES BACK ON
What Walking tour
Who Hosted by Long Beach Heritage
When Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9:30am to noon
Where Meet at WPA Mural at 3rd Street at the Promenade
More Info Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through PayPal on lbheritage.org. Walkers will view Long Beach’s various styles of architecture from modern to art deco. Call (562) 493-7019.
 
HELPING HANDS
What Fundraiser
Who Hosted by Meals on Wheels
When Sunday, Sept. 17 from 11:30am to 3pm
Where Alberty Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Willow St.
More Info Tickets cost $20, which will include lunch and a paddle auction. Visit musicistheremedy.org/quartermania.html to purchase tickets.
 
NOW HEAR THIS
What Expo
Who Hosted by the Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter and Hearing Loss Association of America
When Sunday, Sept. 17 from 1pm to 4pm
Where Ken Miller Recreation Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr.
More Info Attendees will learn about the latest products and services for people suffering loss of hearing at the free event. Visit hlalongbeachlakewood.org.
 
OWN YOUR HEALTH
What Prediabetes education class
Who Hosted by Long Beach Memorial
When Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 5:30pm to 8pm
Where Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital, Conference Room A2, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Attendees will be taught by certified diabetes instructors and physical therapists. The class will discuss good eating habits, exercise and the relationship between obesity and insulin resistance. Beverages will be available. To RSVP, call (562) 933-5043.
 
REPUBLICANS AND REFRESHMENTS
What Meeting
Who Hosted by Long Beach Republican Women Federated
When Thursday, Sept. 21 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Where 4195 Viking Way, room 210
More Info Guests will learn how to be more involved in the community. Refreshments will be served at the free event. Call (562) 938-9180.
 
KEEP OWNING YOUR HEALTH
What Diabetes program
Who Hosted by Long Beach Memorial
When Thursday, Sept. 21 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital, Conference Room A2, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The program is a quarterly class that shows diabetes presentations and provides viewers with a chance to gain support from people who are also living with diabetes. Kyaw Moe, M.D., nephrologist, Long Beach Memorial, will lead the class. Beverages will be available. Walk-ins are welcome. Call (562) 933-5043 to RSVP.
 
STEP IT UP
What Senior walk
Who Hosted by the Heart of Ida
When Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8am to 10pm
Where Rosie the Riveter Park, 4900 E. Conant St.
More Info Senior walkers and friends will walk a one-kilometer course and learn health and safety tips during the walk. Tai Chi demos, craft tables and snacks will be available. Booths at the event will include representatives from Meals on Wheels Long Beach and Long Beach Public Libraries. Email heartofida@gmail.com, call (562) 570-3548 or visit goo.gl/62CWru.
 
PUT YOUR WALKING SHOES BACK ON AGAIN
What Walking tour
Who Hosted by Long Beach Heritage
When Saturday, Sept. 23 at 9:30am
Where Meet at Bembridge House, 953 Park Circle (the west end of 10th Street)
More Info Walkers will tour Willmore City, the first residential development in Long Beach. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the event. Call (562) 493-7019 to RSVP or reschedule in case of rain. Visit longbeachheritage.org.
 
A HAPPY MIX
What Mixer
Who Hosted by Long Beach Area Republican Party
When Thursday, Sept. 28 from 5:30pm to 8pm
Where The Boathouse, 190 N. Marina Dr.
More Info The mixer will cost $20 for members and $30 for non-members. At the event, attendees can enjoy happy-hour prices with complimentary appetizers. Visit info.longbeachrepublicans.org to RSVP.
 
PRESENTING…
What Gala and awards ceremony
Who Hosted by the Centro Community Hispanic Association
When Friday, Sept. 29 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Where Long Beach Convention Center Pacific Ballroom, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
More Info The 20th annual Nuestra Imagen Awards Ceremony will include traditional folklorico dancing, mariachi music and Latin food. Contact Susan Gonzalez to RSVP or ask about sponsorship and advertising opportunities at(562) 612-1424 or susan@centrocha.org.
 
HEALTHY, WHOLESOME FUN
What Family health festival
Who Hosted by the Agape Children’s Museum
When Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10am to 4pm
Where Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave.
More Info The Family Health Festival, which aims to celebrate good health, wellness and fitness, will include activities, exhibits and live demonstrations. The festival is free to the public. Visitfacebook.com/familyhealthfestivallongbeach.  
 
IN MEMORY OF…
What Golf tournament
Who Hosted by New Hope Grief Support Community
When Monday, Oct. 2 at 1pm
Where Recreation Park Golf Course 18, 5001 Deukmejian Dr.
More Info Golfers will grieve the memory of loved ones while playing a tournament of golf in their honor. The tournament will include 18 holes of golf, range balls, a putting contest and a longest drive drive contest. Food and refreshments will be served throughout the day followed by an awards dinner after the tournament. Individual tickets are $150 and a tournament sponsorship starts at $800 per foursome. There will also be a silent auction to raise more funds. Visit newhopegrief.org.  
 
MASTER CHEFS
What Food fundraiser
Who Hosted by Food Finders
When Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 6pm to 9pm
Where Alpert Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Willow St.
More Info All proceeds at the event will support Food Finders’ Food Rescue Program. Chefs from restaurants including The Federal Bar, Roe Seafood, Parkers’ Lighthouse and Tortilla Jo’s will provide food for guests. The event costs $45 per person and $80 per couple. Tickets can be purchased through www.foodfinders.org. Call (562) 283-1400.
 
LUCKY 13
What Casino-night fundraiser
Who Hosted by The Rock Club
When Friday, Oct. 13 from 6pm to 10pm
Where Ernest Borgnine Theatre at the Long Beach Scottish Rite Event Center, 855 Elm Ave.
More Info Tickets are $75 per person and guests will be expected to wear black and red attire. The tickets will include gourmet foods from local restaurants, two drinks, entertainment and starter casino chips. Visit musicistheremedy.org or call (866) 597-1116 for tickets.
 
UNDER THE STARS
What Dancing dinner
Who Hosted by Rancho Los Cerritos
When Sunday, Oct. 22 from 5pm to 9pm
Where 4600 Virginia Road
More Info The event will take place in the garden at the rancho and feature live music with dinner presented by Primal Alchemy. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased atrancholoscerritos.org/upcoming-event/stardusk-dinner-dance/. Call (562) 206-2040.
 
DISCO FEVER
What Fundraiser
Who Hosted by Honoring Our Fallen
When Friday, Nov. 17 through Saturday, Nov. 18
Where Petroleum Club Long Beach, 3636 Linden Ave. (Nov. 17) and the Long Beach Marina and Joe’s Crab Shack, 6550 E. Marina Dr. (Nov. 18)
More Info The Golden Boot Awards will be held in the evening on Nov. 17 and will honor organizations that have gone above and beyond in helping the nonprofit Honoring Our Fallen. The ball’s theme will be “Disco Fever” and will feature food, live entertainment, dancing and an award presentation. All proceeds will benefit Honoring Our Fallen’s programs and services that help veterans and their families. The ball is open to anyone 21 and older and tickets range between $100 for an individual seat and $900 for a table of 10. Reserve tickets online viashowclix.com/event/honoringourfallendiscofever. Saturday’s event will be Cruise Honoring Our Fallen, a free car show open to the public from 11am to 3pm featuring military vehicles, a beer garden, vendors and entertainment. Register cars via cruisehonoringourfallen.org. Visit honoringourfallen.org.

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