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FOSTERING LITTLE BOOKWORMS
The Signal Hill Library, 1770 E. Hill St., is inviting kids to celebrate the arts through its summer reading program. During July, August and September, the library will explore music, theater, painting, literature and other fine arts. Children can win prizes for reading too. Call the library at (562) 989-7323.
GRILLIN’ AND CHILLIN’
Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews has announced a Sixth District Community BBQ on Saturday, July 25 from 10am to 4pm at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave. The Long Beach Firefighters Local 372 will cook the free meal, WSS Shoes will host live music and entertainment, and the Weed and Seed program will serve free refreshments. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, or a special summer side dish to share and enjoy a game of cards, checkers, dominos, or horseshoes, while watching kids enjoy sack races and other fun outdoor activities. Call Tonya Martin at (562) 570-6816.
THE UNHEARD-OF FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT OUT
The Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance will host a free “Saturday Night at the Movies on the Green” event on the Daisy Avenue median at 20th Street at 7:30pm on Saturday, July 25. The family movie Hotel for Dogs will be screened. Bring a blanket/chair, picnic supper or just snacks. Call Maria at (562) 427-5021 or send e-mail to: wrigleyalliance@msn.com.
BREAKFAST WITH THE B.P.O.E.
The Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge # 888, 16426 Bellflower Blvd. in Bellflower, invites the public to its monthly breakfast on Sunday, July 26 from 8am to noon. Admission is $5.50 per person for the buffet-style breakfast, which includes eggs as you like them, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, assorted fruit, Belgian waffles and coffee.
RIVER ADVENTURE, OF SORTS
The River Church, 345 E. Carson St., is hosting a Kids Adventure Vacation Bible School July 27–31 from 6pm to 9pm. Kids from preschool age to those entering sixth grade are welcome. For more information and to register, go to www.gototheriver.com or call (562) 981-9168.
CONCERNED CITIZENS
Seventh District Councilwoman Tonia Reyes Uranga will host a meeting with residents concerned about a recent shooting and other problems at Somerset Park, which is located at the corner of Walnut Avenue and Carson Street. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 27 from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Long Beach Police Department’s North Division Substation on the southwest corner of Atlantic Avenue and Del Amo Boulevard.
SO YOU WANNA RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE?
The Fifth District Council Office will host a breakfast and discussion on how to prepare to run for public office at 8am on Wednesday, July 29, at
El Dorado Golf Restaurant, 2400 Studebaker Rd. Guest speakers will include: Larry Herrera, city clerk; David Gould, Gould & Associates; and
Traci Kittinger, consultant. Cost is $10. RVSP to (562) 570-6932 or District5@longbeach.gov.
WRANGLING WRITE-INS
Vice Mayor Val Lerch and the Committee to Write-in Val Lerch for City Council 2010 are hosting a campaign kickoff and fundraiser 6pm to 8pm on Monday, August 3 at El Ranchito Restaurant, 5345 Long Beach Blvd.
THE NEXT SUPPER
The next Bixby Knolls Supper Club meeting will be at 6:30pm on Monday, Aug. 3 at Nino’s Italian Restaurant, 3853 Atlantic Ave. Complimentary appetizers served with entrée. Reservations required. RSVP to:
info@bixbyknollsinfo.com. The idea behind the Supper Club is to support local restaurants on Monday nights, which are typically slow for restaurants.

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