MUSIC TO HIS EARS
Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave., will host a benefit concert for Wilson High School student Jon Luc Benavidez, who has qualified for the prestigious London College of Music exams in Austin, Texas. Benavidez is one of a select group of minors who qualify for the exams. The concert will take place Saturday, June 12 from 7pm to 9pm and feature operatic arias, classical piano pieces and a performance by Master James Spencer. Tickets are $20. Call (562) 424-6600.
THE FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER…..
Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts will conduct a free summer art workshop on Sunday, June 13 from 2pm to 4pm at Discovery Well Park Community Center, 2200 Temple Ave. This workshop’s project will emulate the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian’s style of painting with a focus on geometric patterns, symmetry and coordinated colors and may be an ideal item for kids to frame as a Father’s Day gift. The workshop is designed to give familes with children ages 4 to 15 years an opportunity to enjoy quality time together while working on an art project and develop an appreciation of creative arts. No reservations are required to participate, but space is limited to 50 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult family member. More info at FOSHCA@verizon.net, (562) 989-7370 or (562) 989-7330.
TRUNK YOU VERY MULCH FOR YOUR RELEAF EFFORTS
Cal Heights ReLeaf will host a Tree Care Day from 9am to noon on Tuesday, June 15 at 37th Street and Atlantic Avenue to water, weed and mulch in areas where trees were planted in January. All tools and gloves will be supplied. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and sunscreen.
DOG DAY MORNING
Volunteers are needed to help at a new uptown dog park at Scherer Park, 4600 Long Beach Blvd., on Wednesday, June 16 at 8am. The Nutro Company, in partnership with Parks, Recreation and Marine, will be expanding and refencing the large dog area, installing new benches and cleaning up the landscaping. Call (562) 570-1326.
COMPUTERS, CELL PHONES, PRINTERS, FAX MACHINES…..
Eighth District Councilwoman Rae Gabelich, Goodwill, and Su Casa Domestic Abuse Network will host an e-waste drive on Saturday, June 19 at the Long Beach Police Department North Division Station, 4891 Atlantic Ave., from 9am to noon. More info at (562) 570-1326.
CLIMB YOUR FAMILY TREE
The Questing Heirs Genealogical Society of Long Beach and surrounding communities will have their free public monthly meeting on Sunday, June 20 at 1:15pm at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1900 E. Carson St. Speaker will be Barbara Renick, an expert on computers, who will give presentations on “How You Get There Does Make a Difference” and “Ask & Ye Shall Receive Help Online.” Free parking available across the street. When the meeting ends at 4pm, there will be an additional beginner’s class. Call (562) 760-3027 or visit cagenweb.com/questing.
TAKE A TRIP
The City of Signal Hill is now conducting registration for its summer youth excursions for kids 5 to 14 years old. There will be 10 trips throughout the summer, beginning Tuesday, June 29, with the last excursion on Sept. 2. Price for each trip ranges from $10 to $36. Call (562) 989-7330.
FILM FEST FRIDAYS
As part of its adult summer reading program, the Los Altos Neighborhood Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr., will present a Friday Film Festival series on Fridays at 1pm from July 9 through Aug. 27, focusing on books made into films. Call (562) 570-1045.