Around Town

What An art exhibit featuring photography by Nancy Weber
When From Dec. 2010 through Feb. 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 At the Serene Center, 1215 E. 4th St.
More Info Call (562) 433-4238 or visit

What Town hall meeting, debate and discussion
When Saturday, Jan. 29 at 10am
Where Long Beach Water Treatment Plant on Spring St. and Redondo Ave.
More Info Discuss the ordinance that will ban plastic bags at local grocery stores. Call (562) 570-6932 or email

What Hellman Ranch Wetlands clean-up
Who Hosted by the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority
When Saturday, Jan. 29 from noon to 3pm
Where At the corner of 1st Street and Pacific Coast Highway
More Info Attendees are advised to wear sturdy shoes and bring some water. To RSVP, email or

What Los Altos Neighborhood Library Family Film Festival’s screening of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
When Saturday, Jan. 29 at 2pm
Where 5614 Britton Dr., behind Bristol Farms
More Info This program is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own snacks to enjoy during the movie.

What Monthly breakfast
Who Hosted by the Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge #888
When Sunday, Jan. 30 from 8am to noon
Where 16426 Bellflower Blvd.
More Info 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.

What An evening with the noted poet, novelist and professor Frank Gaspar at Author Talk & Book Signing
Who Hosted by the Friends of Signal Hill Library
When Monday, Jan. 31 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Where Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 East Hill St.
More Info The event is free and refreshments will be served. Autographed copies of the author’s latest novel, Stealing Fatima, will be available for purchase.

What “Quality of Life” cancer support group
Who Hosted by the St. Mary Medical Center
When Every Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Where Parr Health Enhancement Center at 1055 Linden Ave. on the St. Mary Medical Center campus
More Info To register, call 1-888-478-6279.

What Annual Black History Month “Body and Soul Wellness Forum”
Who Hosted by St. Mary Medical Center
When Thursday, Feb. 3 from 4pm to 8pm
Where Parr Health Enhancement Center, 1055 Linden Ave. on the St. Mary campus
More Info Free health screenings, exhibits, vendors, music and refreshments will be offered. Call 1-888-4-ST-Mary (1-888-478-6279).

What First Books at First Fridays, a monthly event held at Dana Library. This month’s theme: “Love and Animals”
Who Hosted by the 7th District Councilmember James Johnson and his guest, 8th District Councilmember Rae Gabelich
When Friday, Feb. 4 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Where Dana Library Community Room, 3680 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Animal Care Services will bring special guests of their own. The Big Red Bus will pick up participants in front of Dana Library at 6:30pm to take them to First Fridays at no charge. Call (562) 570-7777.

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