Around Town : September 27, 2007

Local events and happenings for the coming week…

Quit Smoking Classes
Long Beach Memorial is conducting a seven-week stop smoking class entitled “No Ifs, Ands or Butts About it – Quit Smoking for Good This Time” beginning tonight from 5-7 p.m. in the Memorial Integrative Wellness Center, located at 2600 Redondo Avenue, Suite 502, in Long Beach. The course will be facilitated by Cindy Hinderberger, respiratory care practitioner and the fee is $70. For more information or to register, call (562) 933-0961.

Embroiders’ Guild Meeting
The Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiders’ Guild of America, Inc. is having a meeting Friday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gregory Episcopal Church, located at 6201 East Willow Street in Long Beach. Designer Nancy Cucci will be teaching attendees to make a “BOO” needlepoint pendant with Kreinik “glow in the dark” thread. Guests are welcome and are requested to pay a $2 donation. For more information, contact Vicki at (562) 421-6975.

Community Lecture on Cancer
The Vanguard Cancer Foundation invites the public to join them for a free community lecture presented by Dr. Robert Nagourney entitled “Beating the Odds: Winning the War on Cancer” Friday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will take place at California State University Long Beach Foundation, located at 6300 State University Drive Suite 204 in Long Beach. For reservations or additional information, call Shari Burt at (562) 989-6455 ext. 103.

Walk for the Animals
Friends of Long Beach Animals is having its eighth annual Walk for the Animals Saturday, Sept. 29 at Heartwell Park, located at 5100 East Carson Boulevard in Long Beach. The event starts at 9 a.m. and lasts all day. Guests and pets can play games, see various demonstrations and participate in an interfaith blessing of the animals. The theme for this year’s walk is country western. For more information, call (562) 988-7647 or visit

Peer Advisor Training
Classes for the Peer Advisor Center at the Disabled Resource Center, Inc. will start Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the center which is located at 2750 East Spring Street, Suite 100. Anyone interested in learning skills to better communicate with those with or without disabilities of any kind is encouraged to contact Cheryl Wilson at (562) 427-1000 ext. 23. For information about Disabled Resources Center, Inc. visit

Dialogue on Global Climate Change
Local residents will have the opportunity to share their opinions and ideas on reducing the impact of global climate change at a city-wide dialogue, taking place at The Aquarium of the Pacific Thursday, Oct. 4 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Members from the business, educational and environmental communities will also be present to address global climate change issues, sustainability and how citizens and city leaders can work together to explore how Long Beach can set an example for the rest of California and the nation. Admission to attend is free, but reservations are required by Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. The Aquarium of the Pacific is located at 100 Aquarium Way in Long Beach. For more information, call (562) 590-3100.

LB Republican Women Federated meeting

The Long Beach Republican Women Federated will meet for a breakfast buffet at Francelli’s Restaurant at 3404 East 4th Street Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. The meeting will feature planning for next spring and a jewelry display by Rachel Granneman showing Silpada designs. The public is welcome to attend and reservations can be made by calling Lois Ledger at (562) 432-5822.

American Assoc. of University Women
The American Association of University Women is presenting Dr. Beverly O’Neill, who will share her experiences as mayor of Long Beach on Saturday, Oct. 6 in the Los Altos Methodist Church conference room on Willow at Woodruff. Refreshments will be served at 10:30 a.m. and the presentation will follow at 11 a.m. For more information, call (562) 431-1232 or visit

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