COME ON…GET “HAPPY”
The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association’s Community Happy Hour this month will take place at Orozco’s Auto Service, 3619 Atlantic Ave., Friday, Sept. 24, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. There will be a “meet & greet” with Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell, live music by The Rock Club, and food provided by Patricia’s Mexican Restaurant. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item to donate to the Long Beach Rescue Mission. Call (562) 595-0081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE FILM FRIDAY
The Signal Hill Public Library hosts its “Final Friday Film Night” on the last Friday of each month. This month’s selection is the 1995 film My Family, directed by Gregory Nava, which will be screened Sept. 24 at 6pm at the Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St. Concessions will be sold and, due to the film’s “R” rating, children under 18 will not be permitted without parent. Admission is free. Call (562) 989-7330.
REUNITE FOR A NIGHT… OR TWO
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 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 Cal Heights Clean Streets and The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association’s Clean Team are seeking 100 volunteers to help clean up Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach Boulevard, and everything in between, on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9am to noon. Meet at It’s A Grind Coffeehouse, 4245 Atlantic Ave. Students will earn community service hours. Bags and gloves provided. Email email@example.com.
The Signal Hill Historical Society will host a Historical Signal Hill Pancake Breakfast with the theme “Breakfast at the Foothill Club” at Discovery Well Park, 2200 Temple Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9am to 1pm. A donation of $6 per person provides a breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, as well as the opportunity to meet: The Foothill Club’s Bonnie Price; Jessie Nelson, the state’s first female mayor; aviation pioneer Earl Daugherty; and the infamous boxer Kid Mexico, all role-played by Society members. There will also be a re-enactment of the first oil gusher, presentations about the oil industry, photos and artifacts, old-fashioned games for kids, and more. Call (562) 544-6003.
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 the 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.
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, Sept. 26 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.
IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO MAKE A “VILLAGE”
Eighth District Councilmember Rae Gabelich, Ninth District Councilmember Steven Neal and Long Beach Development Services Staff will host a community workshop on the design of the North Village Center Project on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 10am to 12:30pm in Jordan High School’s cafeteria, 6500 Atlantic Ave. The North Village Center is the commercial corridor on Atlantic Avenue between 56th and 59th streets and includes plans for a new library and new residential and commercial development between South Street and 59th Street. Light refreshments will be served. Free parking in staff lot off of Atlantic Avenue. Contact Tony Foster at (562) 570-6393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.