Around Town | Oct. 6

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, 1780 E. Hill St.
More Info Over 1,000 gently used books will be available for purchase. The books include the topics of art, biographies, fiction, cookbooks, gardening and travel. Call (562) 494-1013.

A SAFE PLACE
What Domestic Violence Awareness Month event
Who Hosted by WomenShelter of Long Beach
When Friday, Oct. 6 from 5:30pm to 9pm
Where 4362 Atlantic Ave.
More Info October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the purpose of the event is to honor the lives of those who have been affected by domestic violence and to promote prevention education and awareness in hopes of preventing future violence. WomenShelter will share information to help individuals distinguish between unhealthy and healthy relationships and recognize the impact that domestic violence has on the community. Contact Tatiana S. Dorman at tdorman@womenshelterlb.org or (562) 437-7233, ext. 27.

ART-OBER
What First Fridays Art Walk
Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
When Friday, Oct. 6 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where Along Atlantic Avenue in Bixby Knolls
More Info This month’s art walk will celebrate October as Arts Month with the theme “Art-Ober.” Visit http://firstfridayslongbeach.com.

RAPTOR RAMBLE
What Hike
Who Hosted by Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust
When Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8am to 10am
Where Los Cerritos Wetlands, 6720 Pacific Coast Highway
More Info Walkers will tour the wetlands while looking for tidal pools and wading birds. Email elizabeth@lcwlandtrust.org.

FARM TO TABLE… LITERALLY
What Tour
Who Hosted by Farm Lot 59
When Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11am to 1pm
Where 2714 California Ave.
More Info Farmer Sasha Kanno will lead the tour around the farm lot, and afterwards, lunch will be provided. The tour costs $20 for adults and $10 for children. Visit https://farmlot59.networkforgood.com/events/3948-farm-tour-and-lunch to purchase tickets.

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 foodfinders.org. Call (562) 283-1400.

SENIOR TRIP
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.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
What Lecture
Who Hosted by the City of Signal Hill
When Thursday, Oct.12 from 10am to 11am
Where Signal Hill Library, 2175 Cherry Ave.
More Info Kaiser Permanente will present nutrition tips and discuss how to keep a balanced diet. Cal (562) 989-7330.

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 Representatives from 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.

FEELING LUCKY?
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.

FOR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS
What Pet vaccinations
Who Hosted by the City of Signal Hill
When Saturday, Oct. 14 from 11am to 2pm
Where Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave.
More Info A low-cost vaccination with microchip will be provided for attendees’ dogs and cats. Microchips will be available for $15, and the vaccinations will cost $10 for animals 4 months or older. Call (562) 989-7330 or visit cityofsignalhill.org.

WRITE RIGHT
What Meeting
Who Hosted by the California Writers Club
When Saturday, Oct. 14 from 3pm to 5pm
Where Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library, 4055 Bellflower Blvd.
More Info Attendees will learn how to outline their stories. Visit calwriterslongbeach.org.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
What Meeting
Who Hosted by Questing Heirs Genealogical Society, Inc
When Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1pm
Where 5918 E. Parkcrest St.
More Info Experts will explain the process of genealogical research. Visit qhgs.info or call (562) 760-3027.

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.

A CLEAN SWEEP
What City clean-up
Who Hosted by the City
When Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9am to 11am
Where Long Beach Islamic Center, 995 E. 27th St.
More Info Volunteers will participate in a clean up of the atlantic Avenue and Spring Street neighborhood. Contact community development at (562) 989-7340.

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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