Around Town | Nov. 17

THE PLAY’S THE THING
What Play
Who Hosted by Renaissance High School for the Arts
When Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov 18 at 2pm
Where Beverly O’Neill Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
More Info Students will present the musical Beauty and the Beast. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for students and children. Visit bit.ly/2hnLLrH to purchase tickets. Email MMDowell@lbschools.net.

PUT YOUR WALKING SHOES ON
What Walking tour
Who Hosted by Long Beach Heritage
When Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9:30am to noon
Where Meet at the WPA Mural at 3rd Street and the Promenade
More Info The walkers on the downtown tour will view and learn about a variety of buildings including Insurance Exchange Building, The Breakers, The Willmore Building, and Farmers & Merchants Bank. The event costs $10, and the tickets can be purchased through PayPal on lbheritage.org. Call (562) 493-7019.

BUILD YOUR OWN
What Workshop
Who Hosted by Rancho Los Cerritos
When Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10am to noon
Where 4600 Virginia Road
More Info Attendees will participate in a build-your-own-planter workshop. The process of making the plant pots is hypertufa, which will include the mixing of cement and organic materials. The event costs $35, and pre-registration is required. Visit rancholoscerritos.org to register.

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
What Meeting
Who Hosted by the League of Women Voters
When Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10am to noon
Where Los Altos Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr.
More Info A panel of speakers that represent various city officials will discuss how to actively engage in local politics. Email iyokoi@msn.com.

LEND THEM YOUR EARS
What Storytelling event
Who Hosted by Long Beach Storytellers
When Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30pm
Where El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St.
More Info Multiple speakers will share their stories at the event. A $5 donation will be requested before guests enter, and refreshments will be provided. Call (562) 570-1745 to RSVP.

AN EARLY START
What Alternative Christmas market
Who Hosted by California Heights United Methodist Church
When Sunday, Nov. 19 from 11am to 12:30pm
Where 3759 Orange Ave.
More Info The market will feature handcrafted items including clothes, ornaments, cards, handbags, toys and jewelry. Visit calheightsumc.org.

SPOKES-PEOPLE
What Kidical Mass bike ride
Who Hosted by the BKBIA
When Sunday, Nov. 19 at 1pm
Where Georgie’s Place, 3850 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Bikers are encouraged to bring canned-food donations, which will be given to the Long Beach Rescue Mission. Donations will be accepted before and after the bike ride. Visit bixbyknollsinfo.com.

PUT YOUR WALKING SHOES BACK ON
What Walking tour
Who Hosted by Long Beach Heritage
When Saturday, Nov. 25 at 9:30am
Where Meet at the Bembridge House, 953 Park Circle
More Info The tour will include viewing Victorian-styled homes, along with ‘20s revival styles including Spanish Colonial, Dutch Colonial and Tudor. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through PayPal on lbheritage.org. Call (562) 493-7019.
HOMES, SWEET HOMES
What Homebuyer fair
Who Hosted by VA Long Beach
When Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10am to 1pm
Where Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center, 5901 E. 7th St.
More Info Homeownership professionals will answer questions on services, which include VA loans, CalVet loans, down-payment assistance programs and homebuyer resources. Visit affordable-housing.org or email jabarca@affordable-housing.org.

PAGE-TURNERS
What Book club
Who Hosted by Bixby Knolls Literary Society
When Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7pm
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov is the next book that will be discussed. Email info.@bixbyknollsinfo.com.

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