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St. Mary Medical Center is currently providing free to low-cost medical services to seniors at the Long Beach Senior Center. Their care team is dedicated to treating illnesses and promoting healthy lifestyles, education, and preventive care for older adults, and these services are available to men and women over the age of 50, encompassing specialty care in the fields of dentistry, ophthalmology, geriatrics, endocrinology, pulmonary, rheumatology, and podiatry. The clinic also provides free screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, body mass index, fall and balance evaluations, and diet. For more information on the services call (562) 570-3500 or visit them at 1150 E 4th St.

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (LBPRM) will kick off its “100 Days of Summer” with a screening of the blockbuster film Avatar at El Dorado Regional Park Archery Range, 7550 E. Spring St. Friday, May 28 at 7pm. Admission is $5 per carload to park and includes the movie and popcorn. Movie-goers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners and relax on the lawn for a great evening. More info at

To celebrate what would have been its founder Marvin Marker’s 75th birthday, as well as its 58th anniversary, the Long Beach Junior Concert Band will present a memorial concert on Saturday, June 5 at noon, at Cottonwood Christian Center, 4505 Katella Ave., in Los Alamitos. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5 to 12 years old, free for children under 5. Call (562) 498-4300 for ticket information, or pick up at the door.

Long Beach Heritage will present its annual Great Homes of Long Beach tour on Sunday, June 6, from noon to 5pm. Ticket holders will be welcomed inside seven architecturally distinguished homes in Belmont Heights, Bluff Park and the Cliff May Ranchos. At each home, Long Beach Heritage docents will greet visitors and highlight the various interior and exterior features and the history of the homes. Cost is $35 general public, $30 for Long Beach Heritage members. Tickets and more info at

The North Long Beach Community Action Group, along with Vice Mayor Val Lerch, will have a community meeting on Sunday, June 6 from 2pm to 4pm at the North Long Beach Police Substation, 4891 Atlantic Ave. Call (562) 423-1563.

The Long Beach Chorale will present “Creature Feature,” a musical tribute to beloved animals, at Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 Bixby Hill Rd., on Sunday, June 6 at 3pm. Shuttle service from Lot 11 on the CSULB campus
will run from 1:30pm to 6pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, available at the gate, in advance at or by calling (562) 427-1931.

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