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STACKS OF FUN Readers of all ages are invited to join the summer reading program at their local Long Beach Public Library, which offers activities, games, and prizes for everyone from babies to adults. The summer reading programs began June 17 and will continue through early August. Kids who sign up at their local library receive…

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SUMMER STROLL KICK-OFF The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association will host its Third Annual Summer Solstice Stroll Saturday, June 19. Meet at Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 N. Virginia Rd., at 6:15pm; the stroll begins promptly at 6:30pm. No dogs allowed for the 3.5-mile walk through the neighborhood. After the stroll, participants will be treated to…

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MUSIC TO HIS EARS Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave., will host a benefit concert for Wilson High School student Jon Luc Benavidez, who has qualified for the prestigious London College of Music exams in Austin, Texas. Benavidez is one of a select group of minors who qualify for the exams. The concert will take…

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CARS AND A CARNIVAL Tincher Preparatory School, 1701 Petaluma Ave., will have its annual Carnival and Car Show on Saturday, May 15, from 11am to 5pm. The event will take place on the school grounds, located near the corner of Atherton Street and Studebaker Road. There will be carnival attractions, food, games and activities for…

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…ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE Community Presbyterian Church, 6380 Orange Ave. will host a rummage sale Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 at 9am to 3pm each day. For more information, or to donate items that are clean and in usable, operating condition, contact the church office at (562) 423-0451. FREE FILM FRIDAYS, FOLKS On the…

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FAIR-MINDED FUN St. Joseph Parish and Elementary School will host their annual fair Friday, April 23 through Sunday, April 25 at the school, which is located at 6200 Willow St. The hours are 4pm–11pm Friday, 11am–11pm Saturday and 11am–6pm Sunday. The fair will include carnival rides, games & prizes, a cantina and lots of food.…

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SCOUTING SPEED RACERS The Long Beach Council of Boy Scouts of America, Developers Diversified Realty and BSA Motorsports are collaborating for a unique event for Grand Prix weekend. The plan is to transform Bay Avenue (between South Pine Avenue and Aquarium Way) into “Scout Alley.” The newly created location will host several evening activities on…

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YOM HASHOAH The Alpert Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Long Beach and West Orange County will host a community Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance) observance on Sunday, April 11 at 4pm at the Alpert JCC, 3801 E. Willow St. Community rabbis and cantors will lead the Yom HaShoah service along with Rabbi Abba…

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BECOME A PORT AUTHORITY The Port of Long Beach offers the popular 90-minute, free tours every year from May through September. It is an opportunity for the public to learn more about operations and environmental initiatives at one the busiest seaports in the world. Seating is limited and spaces go fast, so reserve early. Reservations…

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TWO-WHEEL PROTECTION Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, along with the Long Beach Fire Department and the Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach, will host a 6th District Bike Registration at the Boys & Girls Club, 1920 Lemon Ave., on Saturday, March 13, from 9am to 11am. Each year hundreds of bicycles are stolen throughout…