Around Town

Century 21 Success and the Signal Hill Police Department will conduct a blood drive for the City of Hope Hospital Friday, Sept. 25 from 10am to 4pm. Donors will receive a free six-ounce frozen yogurt from Tutti Frutti of Signal Hill. To make an appointment or for more information, contact
Tanya at (562) 818-7334 or email
The board of directors for the California Aquatic Therapy & Wellness Center, Inc. will present the 2009 Annual Evelyn duPont Awards with the theme “Celebrating A New Day!” on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 5pm to 8pm at
Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria, 250 W. Ocean Blvd. The event will include live entertainment, a wine tasting, international buffet dinner and auction. The master of ceremonies will be Rich Archbold, executive press editor of the Press-Telegram. Award recipients include: Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster; Virginia Country Club; Long Beach Firefighters, Local 372; Uptown Long Beach Lions Club; and volunteer Eddie Benford. Requested donation is $75 per person. Contact Patricia Dixon at (310) 293-7335
The Long Beach League of Women Voters will sponsor a panel discussion on Saturday, Sept. 26 presenting the arguments for and against the LBUSD parcel tax measure on the November 3 ballot. Panelists will provide a balanced look at the measure, which calls for a temporary education parcel tax of $92 per year for five years to support a variety of education programs for the Long Beach Unified School District. The meeting will be at Los Altos Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr., from 10am to noon. This event is open to the public and free of charge. Contact Bea Antenore at (562) 431-2206.
The Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge # 888, 16426 Bellflower Blvd. in Bellflower, invites the public to its monthly breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 27 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.
Vice Mayor Lerch and the Committee to Write-in Val Lerch for City Council 2010 will have their second campaign fundraiser Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6pm at the INCO Company, 6621 PCH, Suite 280. The INCO Company has announced that former Mayor Beverly O’Neil will introduce Lerch.
The Greater Long Beach Leadership Prayer Breakfast will present two leadership awards at its October 1 event at the Hyatt Regency, 200 S. Pine Ave. The inaugural award recipient for Emerging Youth Leader is Amanda Hoskinson, for her outstanding service and leadership to her school, church and community. The inaugural Community Leadership Award will be presented to LBPD Officers Joseph Seminara and Merle Megee in recognition of their inspiration, personal involvement, outstanding efforts and selfless service to the homeless of Long Beach. Individual tickets are $35, a table of 10 is $350. Doors open at 7am, breakfast at 7:25am. Visit or call (562) 591-1292.
Long Beach Heritage is offering an affordable embroidery class for anyone who wants an introduction to embroidery or to refresh and improve their current skills. Each participant will create an embroidered Victorian bell pull with stitches used based on ability. Elena Levine, the author of two textbooks on embroidery and clothing embellishment, will teach the course. There will be six Saturday classes from 1pm to 3pm, Oct. 3–Nov. 7 at the historic Bembridge House, 953 Park Circle (at 10th Street in Drake Park). Cost is $30 for all six sessions. Class size will be limited. For reservations or information about needed supplies, call Marion Nickle at (562) 700-2405.
Los Altos United Methodist Church, 5950 E. Willow Street, will host its third vintage car show on Sunday, Oct. 4. Viewing time for the public will be from 9:30am to 2pm. The public can view a range of cars in the large church parking lot at the corner of Woodruff Avenue and Willow Street. Admission is free. Gates to the parking lot will open at 8am for cars entered into the show. Vintage car owners are welcome to enter their cars. Download a registration form at or call (562) 598-2451. All proceeds benefit the church’s homeless task force.
Community Hospital of Long Beach, 1720 Termino Ave., will host a free health lecture entitled “Coping with Depression and Anxiety in our Current Economy” on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 6:30pm. Free parking in structure. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Call (562) 494-0532.
Job’s Daughters # 161, Long Beach, a Masonic youth organization for girls aged nine to 19, will host their annual spaghetti dinner & silent auction on Saturday, Oct. 10. Dinner will be served at the Long Beach Masonic Center, 3610 Locust Ave. from 3pm to 7pm. Donation is $5. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to Orangewood Children’s Home. Donated items for the children at the home will also be collected. Call Sherry Pawneshing at (562) 804-2465.
The October selection for the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association’s Literary Society will be Light in August by William Faulkner.
The next meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7pm at the Richard Goad Theatre, 4250 Atlantic Ave. Parking available along Atlantic and on Burlinghall. Refreshments provided. Call (562) 997-1494.
Capital Investment Advisers will host its first Economic Town Hall Meeting featuring John Leonard of JP Morgan Asset Management on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6pm at Long Beach Airport Marriott, 4700 Airport Plaza Dr. Panel discussion will also include representatives from the commercial/multi-family real estate industry and an expert who will be available to answer questions on the proposed healthcare reform.

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