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What A free exhibit of devices to help with hearing difficulties
When Friday, March 18 from 10am to noon
Where Craft Room of the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave.
More Info Hands-on examination of the devices, as well as information on how they work and where to purchase them, will be provided by the Hearing Loss Association of Long Beach/Lakewood. Call (562) 425-5651 or visit

What 10th annual head-shaving fundraiser
Who Hosted by Cubberly School for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation
When Friday, March 18 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Where 3200 Monogram Ave.
More Info More than 75 “shavees” will bare all when they have their heads shaved to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research. The children are participating in honor of classmate Kayleigh Scott, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment at Miller Children’s Hospital. Participants have gathered sponsorships from friends and family members in exchange for boldly shaving their heads bald as a sign of solidarity with pediatric cancer patients who often lose their hair as a result of treatment. Call (562) 933-2802.

What Spring equinox campfire
Who Hosted by El Dorado Nature Center
When Saturday, March 19 from 7pm to 9pm
More Info Cost is $5 per person. Call (562) 570-1745.

What Second District senior pancake breakfast
Who Hosted by Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal
When Saturday, March 19 from 8am to 9:30am
Where Long Beach Senior Center, 1150 E. 4th St.
More Info Limited parking available. Carpooling and RSVPs are encouraged. Call (562) 570-6684. All seniors are invited to enjoy free pancakes, sausage links, juice and coffee with Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal and Long Beach Firefighters. St. Mary’s Medical Clinic will be providing free blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) tests.

What “The Current and Future State of Publishing”
Who Presented by California Writers Club of Long Beach
When Saturday, March 19 from 3pm to 5pm
Where Los Altos Branch Public Library, 5614 Britton Dr.
More Info Paul Tayyar, publisher of World Parade Books and a published poet who is a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, will share his expertise. He will be joined by novelist Tyler Dilts, who teaches writing at CSULB. Published and aspiring writers of all genres are welcome to attend. Visit or Call (562) 595-2114.

What Community open house
Who Bethany Lutheran School
When Sunday, March 20 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Where 5100 E. Arbor Rd. (corner of Clark Ave.)
More Info All classrooms will be open with teachers and staff available to answer questions and give tours. Call (562) 420-7783 ext. 54, email, or visit

What Fundraiser
Who Cal Heights United Methodist Children’s Center
When Wednesday, March 23 from 4pm to 9pm
Where Johnny Rebs’ restaurant, 4663 Long Beach Blvd.
Why To raise funds for playground renovation
More Info All proceeds will go towards the updating of three play areas that have served Long Beach children since 1972. Call (562) 595-0056 or email

What Community Forum on the Clean Air Benefits of Zero Emission Technologies
Who Presented by the Air Quality Management District (AQMD)
When Thursday, March 24 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Where Silverado Park Community Room, 1545 W. 31st St.
More Info The presentation will cover the current air quality in West Long Beach, health effects of air pollution, and zero-emissions technologies. This free presentation is open to all concerned residents. Light refreshments will be served. Call (562) 570-7777 or email

What Spaghetti Scrabble fundraiser
When Friday, March 25 from 5pm to 9pm
Where Fellowship Hall of Covenant Presbyterian Church, 607 E. 3rd St.
More Info All proceeds from the Spaghetti Scrabble event will benefit Rising TIDE at the Marguerite Kieffer Education Center, Inc. All ages are welcome and child care is available. $10 donation suggested, which includes spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad, beverage and dessert. Doors will open at 5pm for viewing of silent auction items. Dinner begins at 5:30pm. Scrabble play begins at 7:45pm. The event also includes an opportunity drawing. The deadline to register is Wednesday, March 23. Contact (562) 424-3035, (562) 756-0849 or Visit

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