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Councilmember Dee Andrews will be hosting the 6th District Neighborhood Cleanup Saturday, July 24 at 10am at 323 E. Dayman St., and volunteers are needed. All clean-up materials will be supplied, and community-service hours are offered. Call (562) 570-6816 or visit

The Bellflower/ Long Beach Elks Lodge # 888, 16426 Bellflower Blvd. in Bellflower, invites the public to its monthly breakfast on Sunday, July 25 from 8am to noon. Admission is $6 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.

Rancho Los Cerritos is now offering free, docent-led tours of the historic gardens and grounds on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. The next tour is Sunday, July 25. Tours are free and are offered on the half-hour between 1pm and 4pm. Rancho Los Cerritos is located at 4600 Virginia Rd., northwest of the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and San Antonio Drive. Call (562) 570-1755 or visit

Offering a summer program to keep the community safe, the Office of Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews has announced the Long Beach Summer Night Lights, which is running now through September 3. From Monday through Friday, from 6pm to 9pm, there will be free activities at two locations: Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave.; and Westside Boys & Girls Club, 1835 W. Willard St. Call MLK Park at (562) 599-2916 or Westside at (562) 435-1621.

The Friends of the Signal Hill Library will host an Author Talk and Book Signing on Monday, July 26 from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St. The event will feature a panel of five authors discussing their mystery books. Autographed copies of the books will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge for admission, but donations are appreciated to help support our programs for the Signal Hill Library. Call (562) 989-7323.

Councilman Dee Andrews and the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine are offering free Senior Water Exercise Classes from 8am to 9am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Martin Luther King Jr., Park Swimming Pool, 1910 Lemon Ave. The classes are free to seniors 50 and over, with identification. Call (562) 570-1718 or visit

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Long Beach Young Republicans’ next monthly meeting will be Tuesday, July 27 from 7pm to 9pm at the Long Beach Republican Headquarters, 3939 Atlantic Ave. #107. Program will feature presentations on: Republican precinct operations at the local level, effective grassroots activism, and the duties of block captains and precinct captains within the overall precinct operations framework. RSVP to


Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts (FOSHCA), in partnership with the City of Signal Hill, is conducting its 2010 Summer Concerts in the Park series. The free concerts will be performed each Wednesday night through Aug. 11 at 6:30pm in Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave. Attendees are welcome to bring picnic baskets or purchase food at the event. Call (562) 989-7370.

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 370 Junipero Ave., will host a “Chow Down At Sundown” from 6pm to 8pm Friday, July 30, featuring food, games and music by Woven Image. Call (562) 434-7400.

The City of Signal Hill and Sultans Car Club of Long Beach will host a car show Sunday, Aug. 1 from 8am to 3pm at Signal Hill Park, at the corner of E. Hill Street and Cherry Avenue. The event will feature show-quality cars and trucks from 1975 and before, and an awards presentation will begin at 2pm. Music will be provided by Johnny Rocket and the V-Twins. Proceeds will benefit Signal Hill youth programs. Call (562) 869-4202.

The next dinner for the Bixby Knolls Supper Club will take place at The Factory Gastrobar, 4020 Atlantic Ave., on Monday, Aug. 2. First seating will be at 5:30pm, second seating at 7pm. Send an RSVP to The club’s goal is to support local restaurants on Monday nights, which are typically slow.

The City of Signal Hill will celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 5pm to 8pm at Reservoir Park, 3315 Gundry Ave. (at Wardlow Road). The free annual community event is organized by the Signal Hill Police Department, in partnership with Target and the sponsorship of many local businesses and organizations, to promote strong partnerships between local police, businesses and residents to prevent crime and make Signal Hill a safe place to live, visit, and do business. Included will be a bounce house for children, an art maker to create art projects, face painting, safari critters, a balloon artist, food, music, a chance to check out the Signal Hill Police Department’s Mobile Command Vehicle and the LA County Fire Truck, and opportunities to win prizes.

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