FOR ART’S SAKE
Nino’s Italian Restaurant Art Bar, 3853 Atlantic Ave., will host a reception for Long Beach watercolor artist Don De Lew Friday, Nov. 6 from 6pm to 10pm. De Lew’s artwork will be on exhibit for the month of November.
A GARDEN OF EATIN’
The Wrigley Garden will have a plant sale on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9am to noon at its double-lot property at 1950 and 1960 Henderson Ave. Choose from vegetables, seeds, herbs and ornamental plants, or bake-sale items such as pumpkin bread and apple muffins. All proceeds benefit the Wrigley Garden. Contact Wrigley Garden Director Sasha Kanno at (562) 230-7207.
HAIRCUT AND HEALTH SCREENING
The organization 100 Black Men of Long Beach, in partnership with The Black Barbershop Outreach Program, will offer a free diabetes and high-blood-pressure screening on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10am to 3pm at select barbershops in Long Beach and surrounding areas. For location information, visit www.100blackmenlbc.org or www.blackbarbershop.org, or call (310) 412-8009.
POT SHOP TALK
Fifth District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske will host a townhall meeting on the topic “How Should Marijuana Collectives Be Regulated” Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 pm at El Dorado Community Center, 2800 Studebaker Rd.
Residents can give input to Deputy Police Chief Bill Blair and City Prosecutor Tom Reeves. Visit www.gerrieschipske.com.
A MODEL CITIZEN
The Friends of Signal Hill Library will present Bruce Hulse, author of Sex, Love, and Fashion: A Memoir of a Male Model, on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7pm at the Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 Hill St. Books will be available for purchase. Hulse reveals behind-the-scenes scoop of his globe-trotting career working with some of the industry’s biggest names, as well as details of the exhilarating successes and painful failures he experienced on his way to the top. Call (562) 989-7330.
Vice Mayor Val Lerch, 9th District, will host a townhall meeting with special guests from Claremont Graduate University discussing higher education, on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 6:30pm to 8pm at Community Grace Brethren, 5885 Downey Ave. (free parking in back)
FOR ART’S SAKE