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What An art exhibit featuring photography by Nancy Weber
When From December 2010 through February 2011
Where The Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave.
More Info Call (562) 570-7500.

What “Free Help with Anxiety, Depression & Stress” program
Who Provided by Recovery International
When Every Sunday at 4pm
Where Serene Center, 1215 E. 4th St.
More Info Call (562) 433-4238 or visit

What Long Beach Plaza Little League registration
Who Welcome to all baseball players from the ages of 4 to 18. Challenged (special needs) players of all ages are also welcome.
When Saturday, Jan. 22 from 11am to 3pm
Where Cherry Park, at the corner of Cherry Avenue and E. 45th Street (between Carson Street and Del Amo Boulevard)
More Info Registration is also available online at

What A three-part training series at the El Dorado Nature Center
When Saturday, Jan. 22 and Feb. 12, 2011 from 9am to noon
Where El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St.
Why To “give back” as part of a dedicated group of volunteers who plant, restore, and care for the Nature Center grounds.
More Info Call (562) 570-1748 for an application or more information.

What Volunteer Opportunities Coffee
Who Hosted by Rancho Los Cerritos
When Saturday, Jan. 22 at 10am
Where Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, 4600 Virginia Rd., one block west of Long Beach Boulevard at San Antonio Drive
More Info Participants will see how a museum operates “behind-the-scenes,” learn about local history and antiques, and give back to your community in a meaningful way. A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided. The event is free but reservations are requested. Call (562) 570-1755.

What Community Bike Ride and Workshop
Who Hosted by the City of Long Beach
When Saturday, Jan. 22– Bike ride departs at 11:30am and returns by 1pm. Community workshop runs from 1pm to 2:30pm.
Where Lowell Elementary School, 5201 E. Broadway
More Info Call (562) 570-6667 or email

What Long Beach Heritage general meeting
When Sunday, Jan. 23 at 2pm
Where Long Beach Art Museum, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Why To discuss recent and upcoming activities, including updates on the Bembridge Heritage Homesite and annual awards benefit on Feb. 17
More Info Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Call (562) 493-7019 to make reservations.

What Open house and art fair
Who Bethany Lutheran School
When Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Where Bethany Lutheran School, 5100 E. Arbor Rd. (corner of Clark Avenue)
More Info Artwork from students in preschool (age 2-plus) and kindergarten through 8th grade will be on display. Contact (562) 420-7783 ext. 54 or

What Community meeting about the Del Mar Pedestrian Tunnel/Walkway
Who Councilmember Rae Gabelich and Councilmember James Johnson
When Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 6:30pm
Where Mirage Coffee House, 539 E. Bixby Rd.
More Info Call (562) 570-6685.

What Winter open mixer
Who Junior League of Long Beach
When Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 6:30pm
Where El Torito (Bixby Knolls/Cal Heights), 3301 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Call (310) 713-1595 or email

What Long Beach Republican Lincoln Club’s luncheon meeting
Who Hosted by Long Beach Republican Lincoln Club, with guest speaker Steve Kinney, prominent national pollster
When Thursday, Jan. 27 at noon
Where Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 E. Appian Way
More Info Steve Kinney will speak about the Nov. 2 election and what it will mean for 2012. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. RSVP is required. Call (562) 439-9390 or email

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