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March 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Around Town

CLEAN UP YOUR COMMUNITY
What Monthly neighborhood clean-up and E-waste drive
Who Hosted by the West Eastside Community Association (WESCA)
When Saturday, March 26, neighborhood clean-up from 8am to noon, and Household Hazardous Waste and E-waste Roundup from 9am to 3pm
Where Clean-up will begin at MasterWorks Construction, 1376 Coronado Ave. E-Waste drive will be at Long Beach Veterans Stadium at Clark Avenue and Conant Street.
More Info Residents are encouraged to bring electronic waste such as computers, TVs, keyboards, printers and cell phones, as well as toxic materials such as brake fluid, paint, batteries, pool chemicals and other fluids that cannot be disposed of down the drain. WESCA will host a barbecue after the clean-up. Call (562) 570-6918.

GIVE BACK
What Call for volunteers at community tree planting
Who Hosted by 2nd District Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal and the Rose Park Neighborhood Association
When Saturday, March 26 from 9am to noon
Where Meet at Big Lots parking lot, 2300 East 7th St.
More Info Volunteers will gather for a short speech by Lowenthal and planting instructions between 9am and 9:30am. Comfortable shoes and clothes are recommended. Call (562) 570-6684.

NEED TAX HELP?
What Open house to provide free assistance to taxpayers who need help getting information required to file their tax returns
Who Hosted by the IRS
When Saturday, March 26 between the hours of 9am and 2pm
Where 501 W. Ocean Blvd.
More Info Taxpayers who may have difficulty scheduling a visit to an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center during normal weekday business hours can visit the Long Beach IRS office for help with account questions.

SATURDAY IN THE PARK
What Admiral Kidd Park expansion grand opening
Who The office of Councilmember James Johnson and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency
When Saturday, March 26 from 11am to 3pm
Where Santa Fe Avenue between 21st Street and W. Willard Street
More Info Entertainment, food and children’s area will be available. Call (562) 570-3150.

TOGETHER AGAIN
What Monthly meeting and discussion of Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Who Actors portraying Father Junipero Serra and Juan Jose Dominguez
When Saturday, March 26 from 1pm to 3pm
Where Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, 18127 S. Alameda St.
More Info Mingle with these two historical figures as they share their experiences and answer questions. Appropriate for all ages. $4 suggested donation. Free parking available on site. Contact (310) 318-2043 or ecastillo@dominguezrancho.org.

EGGS WITH THE ELKS
What Monthly breakfast
Who Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge #888
When Sunday, March 27 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.

STRESSED?
What Help with anxiety, depression and stress
Who Recovery International
When Every Sunday at 4pm
Where Serene Center, 1215 E. 4th St.
Why In order for individuals to gain personal control over distressing emotions and improve general well-being
More Info Call (562) 433-4238 or visit lowselfhelpsystems.org. Donation requested but not required.

BOOK SIGNING
What Author talk and book signing
Who Author Kathy Porter
When Monday, March 28 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Where Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 East Hill St.
More Info Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Autographed copies of the author’s book will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served. Call (562) 989-7324.

PULSE OF THE PORTS
What Annual industry forecast event
Who Hosted by the Port of Long Beach
When Wednesday, March 30 from 7am to 10am
Where Hyatt Regency Hotel, 200 South Pine Ave.
More Info This event will be webcast live at polb.com/webcasts. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, contact (562) 590-4110 or asanchez@polb.com.

BEER & POLITICS
What Discussion of the Long Beach Bike Master Plan
Who Long Beach City Manager, Pat West
When Friday, April 1 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Where Nino’s Italian Restaurant, 3853 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Beer & Politics returns to the First Fridays art walk on April 1. Partake in a discussion (and beer), enjoy music, entertainment, art, dining and shopping, with an after-party back at Nino’s. Beer & Politics is a monthly series offering an opportunity to engage in positive political dialog over a pint of beer. Visit beerandpolitics.org.

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY
What Taste of Downtown at the Waterfront postponement
When Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 from 6pm to 9pm
Where Pine Avenue Pier, 330 S. Pine Ave.
More Info Tickets purchased online are still valid and will be available for pick-up at the DLBA office, 100 West Broadway Ste. 120, or at the event. Contact (562) 436-4259 or estherm@dlba.org.

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