Around Town | Dec. 1

TURTLE TREK
What Nature walk
Who Hosted by Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust
When Saturday, Dec. 2 from 8am to 10am
Where Meet at the intersection of PCH and 1st Street
More Info Participants will look for wildlife, including the endangered Pacific Green Sea Turtle, and learn about the various ecosystems. The walk is for ages 7 and up, and closed-toed shoes are required. Email elizabeth@lcwlandtrust.org.

CLEANING OUT THE COBWEBS
What Cemetery clean-up
Who Hosted by The Friends of Sunnyside Cemetery
When Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9am to 2pm
Where 1095 E. Willow St.
More Info The clean up will include chores such as leveling the grounds, mulching select areas, clearing and uncovering headstones, weeding and trimming. Representatives encourage volunteers to bring rakes, shovels, brooms, dust pans, cordless weed trimmers and garbage bags. Email kent.lockart@gmail.com.

HOMES, SWEET HOMES
What Homebuyer fair
Who Hosted by VA Long Beach
When Saturday, Dec. 2 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.

PETAL POWER
What Flora and fauna presentation
Who Hosted by the Sierra Club
When Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Where 2929 E. Willow St.
More Info Ty Garrison, biologist and photographer, will share and present his work. A representative from Parks and Open Space deliver an update on the proposed Los Cerritos Wetland Swap. Email gabrielle@workwithwheels.com or visit sierraclub.org/angeles/long-beach.

REMEMBERING ‘INFAMY’
What World War II memorial
Who Hosted by the Historical Society of Long Beach
When Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6:30pm
Where 4260 Atlantic Ave.
More Info A memorial wall, with the names of past Long Beach residents who made significant contributions during World War II, was developed as a part of the Long Beach Remembers Pearl Harbor exhibit. Tickets cost $22 for guests and $20 for members if purchased the same day of the event. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased through hslb.org. Call (562) 424-2220.

RED ANALYZES BLUE
What Meeting
Who Long Beach Republican Women Federated
When Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9:30am
Where Long Beach Marriott Hotel, 4700 Airport Plaza Dr.
More Info Lydie M. Denier, actress and author of A Voice For Ambassador Christopher Stevens, will discuss and analyze Democratic politician Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Email longbeachrwf@gmail.com to RSVP. The meeting costs $27 for members and $32 for guests, and it will include breakfast. Visit longbeachrepublicanwomen.com.

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 author Mikhail Bulgakov is the next book that will be discussed at the meeting. The book is set during a time of Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin’s regime. The public is welcome, and all are encouraged to read the book in advance. Refreshments will be provided. Email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com.

PREACHING TO THE CHOIR
What Concert
Who Hosted by the Long Beach Youth Chorus
When Sunday, Dec. 17 at 6:30pm
Where Grace First Presbyterian Church, 3955 Studebaker Rd.
More Info The Long Beach Youth Chorus will debut for the first time and perform six pieces under the direction of Steven Clausen. The concert is free. Email Stan DeWitt, executive director of the choral group, at stan@gracefirst.org.

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