Around Town | September 22

SEW WHAT?
What Meeting
Who Hosted by the Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America
When Friday, Sept. 22 at 11am
Where Long Beach City College, building QQ in room 122, 4901 E. Carson St.
More Info After the meeting, a lecture on Japanese embroidery will take place. Email barrychen99@gmail.com.

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE
What 5K run
Who Hosted by Team Spirit Long Beach
When Saturday, Sept. 23 from 7am to 8:30am
Where Granada Beach, 5000 E. Ocean Blvd.
More Info The run will honor those affected by cancer and help expand support programs for patients and families at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial. Pre-registration costs $55 and same-day registration costs $70. Visit memorialcare.org/teamspirit to pre-register.

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 and Long Beach Public Libraries. Email heartofida@gmail.com, call (562) 570-3548 or visit goo.gl/62CWru.

PUT YOUR WALKING SHOES ON
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.

NOW HEAR THIS
What Demonstration
Who Hosted by the Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America
When Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Where Weingart Center’s craft room, 5220 Olivia Ave.
More Info Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT) will be available for guests to test, and hearing instrument specialist Sam Moghadam will also answer questions about hearing aids. Visit hlalongbeachlakewood.org.

THE WRITE STUFF
What Fundraiser
Who Hosted by the Long Beach Literary Center
When Sunday, Sept. 24 from 2pm to 5pm
Where Address provided upon registration
More Info All funds will go towards establishing the center with a 501(c)3 status. The event will include group discussion, career training, goal-setting for writers and snacks. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased through writerslife.eventbrite.com. Email lifestories2day@gmail.com.

CONSTRUCTION INSTRUCTION
What Meeting
Who Hosted by the VA
When Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6pm to 8pm
Where 5901 E. 7th St. in room 165
More Info The meeting will consist of a question-and-answer forum, which will focus on VA modernization and a construction update. Visit facebook.com/events/196211.

A CLIFF-HANGING EVENT
What Luncheon
Who Hosted by Long Beach Lincoln Cub
When Thursday, Sept. 28 at noon
Where 6201 Appian Way
More Info John Ratzenberger, an American actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist who is known from his role as Cliff Clavin on the television show Cheers, will discuss the importance of trade, mechanics, shop and carpentry skills in the education system. The event costs $35, and email pc@lawbbc.com to RSVP.

MEET AND EAT
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.

HELPING HANDS
What Fundraiser
Who Hosted by the Cambodian community
When Thursday, Sept. 28 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where The Legend Restaurant, 1350 E. Anaheim St.
More Info All proceeds will go towards helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Email sereivuthprak@yahoo.com.

SENIOR TRIP
What Tour
Who Hosted by Lifetime Learning Center
When Friday, Sept. 29 from 8am to 5pm
Where The tour departs from the LBCC Foundation Building, 4901 Conant St. and will return to the Senior Studies Center, 1305 E. PCH
More Info The tour will visit the Gibbons Conservation Center, and guests will have lunch at Buca Di Beppo. The tour costs $89. Call (562) 938-3048.

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 get sponsorship information 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. Visit facebook.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 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 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.

THE NEXT SUPPER
What Dinner night
Who Hosted by Bixby Knolls Supper Club
When Monday, Oct. 2 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Where Rasselbock, 4020 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The Supper Club will have a featured menu including Oktoberfest food, beer and festive music. Visit supperclub@bixbyknollsinfo.com to RSVP.

FA-LA-LA-LA-LA
What Opening night
Who Hosted by the Long Beach Camerata Singers
When Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6pm
Where The Modern, 2801 E. Spring St.
More Info The Long Beach Camerata Singers will celebrate the upcoming 2017 to 2018 season. Email kathyberryoct@yahoo.com.

CALLING ALL BOOKWORMS
What Book sale
Who Hosted by Friends of Signal Hill Library
When Friday, Oct. 6 from 1pm to 4pm and Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10am to 3pm
Where Signal Hill Library and Youth Center, 1700 E. Hill St.
More Info Over 1,000 gently used books will be available for purchase. The books include topics of art, biographies, fiction, cookbooks, gardening and travel. Call (562) 494-1031.

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.

A TRIP TO TEMECULA
What Tour
Who Hosted by Lifetime Learning Center
When Thursday, Oct. 12 from 8:30am to 6pm
Where The tour departs from LBCC Foundation Building, 4901 Conant St. and will return to the Senior Studies Center, 1305 E. PCH
More Info The tour will visit the Temecula Valley Museum and Alpaca Hacienda. The tour costs $79. Call (562) 938-3048.

SAFETY FIRST
What Workshop
Who Hosted by Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital
When Thursday, Oct. 12 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Where 2801 Atlantic Ave. in conference room A1
More Info The Injury Prevention Program at the hospital will discuss how to properly install a car seat and other child passenger tips. Attendees will receive a free car seat. Call (562) 933-9151 to RSVP, which is required to attend.

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.

LET’S TALK
What Meeting
Who Hosted by Long Beach Republican Women Federated
When Saturday, Oct. 14 at 9am
Where Long Beach Airport Marriott Hotel, 4700 Airport Plaza Dr.
More Info California State Senator Janet Nguyen will be a speaker at the meeting. The meeting costs $27 for members and $32 for guests, and the tickets include breakfast. RSVP is required and can be by emailing longbeachRWF@gmail.com.

CRACK A BOOK
What Book club
Who Hosted by Bixby Knolls Literary Society
When Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7pm
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The book that will be discussed is Martin Eden by Jack London. Refreshments will be provided. Email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com.

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 at rancholoscerritos.org/upcoming-event/stardusk-dinner-dance/. Call (562) 206-2040.

ON THE ROAD
What Tour
Who Hosted by Lifetime Learning Center
When Thursday, Oct. 26 from 9:30am to 6pm
Where The tour will depart from LBCC Foundation Building, 4901 Conant St. and will return to the Senior Studies Center, 1305 E. PCH
More Info The tour will visit the Oak Glen Orchards. Lunch is included, and guests will be able to bring a whole pie home. The tour costs $79. Call (562) 938-3048.

FOR THE KIDS
What Festival
Who Hosted by Miller Children’s Hospital
When Saturday, Oct. 28 from 2pm to 5pm
Where Houssels Forum, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Pediatric endocrinologists will host a Halloween-themed event for patients with diabetes. Patients will dress up in costumes, listen to music, play games, have refreshments and win prizes. Call (562) 933-8654 to RSVP.

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 via showclix.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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