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The County of Los Angeles, the Department of Public Works and area sanitation districts will present a Hazardous Waste and e-Waste Roundup on Saturday, March 27 from 9am to 3pm at Long Beach Veterans Stadium, corner of Clark Avenue and Conant Street. A complete listing of what may or may not be brought can be found at or by calling 1-888-CLEANLA.

The Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge # 888, 16426 Bellflower Blvd. in Bellflower, invites the public to its monthly breakfast on Sunday, March 28 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.

Best-selling author Denise Hamilton will be the next guest for the Friends of the Signal Hill Library’s Author Talk on Monday, March 29 at 7pm at the Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St. She will discuss her latest book– L.A. Times bestseller The Last Embrace. With this book, the critically acclaimed author of the Eve Diamond mystery series is delivering her first stand-alone novel– a sexy, atmospheric and seductive thriller that transports readers to a fascinating, transitional time and place– 1949 Los Angeles. This is a free event. Call (562) 989-7330.

The City of Signal Hill will sponsor Spring Fest 2010 on Saturday, April 3 from 9am to noon at Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave. Free events will include: egg hunts for children; SHPD will issue child identification cards; L.A. Fire Department Station 60 will have their fire truck on display; and the Signal Hill Library will conduct activities. A wristband for $1 will allow children access to additional activities, including airbrush artist, balloon artist, crafts, games, and jumper. The egg hunt schedule will be as follows: 9:30am– ages 3 and 4; 10am– ages 5 and 6; 10:30am– ages 7 and 8; and 11am– ages 9 and 10. Each child must bring his or her own basket or bag to gather eggs. Families may bring their own cameras for a picture with the bunny. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled. Call (562) 989-7330.

Children through 5th grade are invited to an Easter egg hunt with crafts, games, face painting, a visit with the Easter Bunny and more on Saturday, April 3 from 10am to noon at California Heights United Methodist Church and Children’s Center, 3759 Orange Ave. Admission and activities are free. Jamba Juice fundraiser for youth summer work trip also available. Kids, bring your parents. Parents, bring your cameras. Visit or call (562) 595-1996.

The Bixby Knolls Supper Club’s next meal will be at the Long Beach Petroleum Club, 3636 Linden Ave. on Monday, April 5 at 6:30pm. Reservations required by emailing The purpose of the Supper Club is to support local restaurants on Monday nights, which are typically slow. More at

The Questing Heirs Genealogical Society of the surrounding Long Beach area will have its regular meeting on Sunday, April 18 at 1:15pm.  Nancy Huebotter will discuss keeping timelines and researching cemetery and mortuary records. The meeting is free, open to the public and will take place at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1900 E. Carson St. After the presentations, a beginning genealogy class will start. Call (562) 598-3027 or visit

Soroptimist International of Long Beach is inviting the community at large to attend the Women Who Make a Difference awards presentation and luncheon on Saturday, May 1 at 11am at The Grand, 4101 E. Willow St. The program honors women in the community who use their influence to improve the lives of women and who have distinguished themselves in their profession and in the community. Call (562) 713-8981 or visit

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