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DANCE AND SING, GET UP AND DO YOUR THING
The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association will host its summer community party Friday, Aug. 27 at 8pm at the Long Beach Petroleum Club. All are welcome (all ages too).  Eighties attire is encouraged but not mandatory. Donation of $5 at the door will go to the First Fridays fund. DJ Neon Hunter will play the best (and cheesiest) dance tracks of the era. Call (562) 595-0081 or email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com.

EGGS FOR EVERYONE!
Ninth District Councilmember Steve Neal and We Love Long Beach will host a free community breakfast at Houghton Park, 6301 N. Myrtle Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 8:30pm. Visit welovelb.org.

EGGS WITH THE ELKS
The Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge # 888, 16426 Bellflower Blvd. in Bellflower, invites the public to its monthly breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 29 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.

HELP FOR DEPRESSION
Recovery International provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits so individuals can gain personal control over distressing emotions and improve general well-being. This worldwide nonprofit organization, founded in 1937, offers weekly meetings every Sunday at 4pm at the Serene Center, 1215 E. 4th St. Call Phyllis (562) 433-4238 or visit lowselfhelpsystems.org.

PEDAL FOR PEACE
South Coast Interfaith Council will conduct a “Pedaling for Peace” Unity Bike-a-Thon on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6. Meet at 8:30am in the grassy area under the trees north of the Belmont Plaza Swimming Pool at Bennett and Ocean Blvd. Ride begins at 9am. Contact Richard Brehove at (310) 325-7289.

LIFELONG LEARNING
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSULB (OLLI) will conduct a Fall Registration & General Membership Meeting on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 9am in the CSULB Human Services and Design building, Room 101, near the corner of Palo Verde Avenue and E. University Drive. Classes will be offered from Oct. 4 through Dec. 4. Call (562) 985-8237 or visit csulb.edu/centers/olli.

CALLING ALL BOOKWORMS
Dana Neighborhood Library Book Club’s next meeting will be Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10am to 11am in the library, 3680 Atlantic Ave. The book that will be discussed is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Call (562) 570-1042.

THE NEXT SUPPER
The next restaurant for the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association’s Supper Club will be Baja Sonora, 3502 Atlantic Ave. The group will meet on Monday, Sept. 13 at 6:30pm. RSVP to info@bixbyknollsinfo.com. The concept of the Bixby Knolls Supper Club is to support local restaurants on Monday nights, which are typically slow.

PAGE-TURNERS
The September book selection for the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association Literary Society will be The End of the Affair by Graham Greene. The next Society meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7pm at The Expo building, 4321 Atlantic Ave. Parking available along Atlantic and on Burlinghall. Refreshments will be provided. Visit bixbyknollsinfo.com.

SCRABBLE SCRAMBLE
The Covenant Presbyterian Church will host a Scrabble Scramble Tournament on Friday, Sept. 17, beginning at 6pm. All proceeds benefit the local nonprofit Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center, a program serving over 300 inner-city children and youth. Contact Sandra Lawler at (562) 432-4293 or sallas21@aol.com. 

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