Around Town

The Long Beach Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave., is hosting mixed-media artist and painter Jaye Whitworth and her series entitled Read This Painting. Her work will be displayed in the upper and lower exhibit galleries, as well as on the display wall in the children’s department through October. Call (562) 570-7500.

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 

The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, 18127 S. Alameda St., will host a “Stained Glass Art” activity class on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 1pm to 3pm, as part of its Weekend Activity Series. This is an interactive and educational workshop in which participants will learn how to make their own stained-glass art piece, as well as learn about air balloons by creating their own 1910 hot air balloon. This free activity is open to all ages. Call (310) 603-0088. Visit

The next meeting for the Questing Heirs Genealogical Society of the greater Long Beach area will be Sunday, Sept. 19 from 1:15pm to 5pm in the Parish Hall of Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1900 E. Carson St.  The subjects will be cemetery research and DNA. This meeting is free and open to the public. Call Liz Myers at (562) 760-3027 or visit

The Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce’s September membership luncheon will take place Thursday, Sept. 23 from noon to 1:30pm in the Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St. Featured speaker will be Janis Kent, architect and founding president of the Certified Access Specialist Institute, with a presentation on Navigating Today’s Accessibility Concerns and Issues. Learn how to make a business compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the recently passed California Senate Bill 1608 while socializing with Chamber members, local officials, and legislative representatives. Lunch prepared by Triple R Catering. Cost is $25 per person but will be discounted to $15 for members with advance non-refundable reservations made before noon on the day before the luncheon. Non-members are welcome at a cost of $25 per person. Make reservations by leaving a voice-mail message at (562) 424-6489.

The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ), formerly known as The National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ), will introduce its officers and new board members at its 47th Annual Dinner meeting and report to the community on Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Hyatt Regency– Long Beach, 200 South Pine Ave. There will be a reception at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets are $75 per person. Contact CCEJ at (562) 435-8184.

Millikan High’s graduating classes of 1959 and 1960 (the first graduating class to spend all three high-school years at Millikan) will reunite to celebrate a 50th class reunion at 6pm on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Hyatt Regency– Long Beach, 200 South Pine Ave. A pre-reunion mixer will be Friday, Sept. 24, at 6pm. Cost is $100. Discounted hotel rooms are available by mentioning Millikan Class Reunion. For more info, call Gary Blodgett at (562) 943-1936.

The Long Beach Area League of Women Voters will present a nonpartisan review of all the propositions on the November ballot on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10am to noon at the Los Altos Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr. The pros and cons of each proposition will be presented to help the audience understand the purpose of each proposition, what a “yes” versus a “no” vote means, the fiscal impact, and who supports and opposes the proposition. The event is free and open to the public, and ample street parking is available. Call Renee Simon at (562) 431-8558 or the League office at (562) 277-0842.

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