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What 3rd Annual Breakfast at the Foothill Club
Who Signal Hill Historical Society
Where Discovery Well Park, 2200 Temple Ave.
When Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9am to 1pm
More Info For a small donation, participants will be served a pancake breakfast as they spend time viewing a variety of presentations and displays about the history of the city of Signal Hill and the oil industry, including a collection of photographs and artifacts. Families are encouraged to attend. Kids activities will be available. For more information, call (310) 529-8362 or email [email protected] .

We Harte B.A.R.K.
Who Hosted by 7th District Councilmember James Johnson
Where Bret Harte Library, 1595 W. Willow St.
When Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11am to 12:30pm
More Info We Harte B.A.R.K. is held every fourth Saturday of the month at Bret Harte Library. Children of all ages are welcome. For this date only, children who participate in the program will receive a free ticket to the Aquarium of the Pacific, while supplies last. Attendees should not take their own dogs to the event; B.A.R.K. will have their own trained, certified dogs. For more information, contact the 7th District Council Office at (562) 570-7777 or email [email protected] .

Author talk and book signing
Who Friends of the Signal Hill Library
Where Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 East Hill St.
When Monday, Sept. 24 from 7pm to 8:30pm
More Info The talk will feature Sonia Marsh, who is the author of From Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island, her story about chucking it all and uprooting her family to reconnect on an island in Belize. Jill Fales, author of the soon-to-be-released My Laundry Museum and Other Messy Gifts of Motherhood, will also talk about driving across America and road-schooling her four children on her “great American field trip.” Call (562) 597-0650.

Proposition workshop
Who Long Beach Republicans
Where The Grand, 4101 East Willow St.
When Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
More Info Workshop will include a presentation and recommendations on the November ballot propositions. Guests are requested to donate $5. Light appetizers and refreshments will be available. RSVP to [email protected] or call (562) 424-1246.

General meeting
Who Hosted by the Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America
Where California Heights United Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave.
When Friday, Sept. 28 beginning at 10:30am
More Info The Chapter meets the fourth Friday of every month. Guests are welcome and requested to donate $2.

Diamonds & Hearts Casino Night and Silent Auction
Who Operation Jump Start
Where Long Beach Marketplace, 6475 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
When Friday, Sept. 28, 7pm to 11pm
More Info Operation Jump Start invites the Long Beach community to place their bets on the success of local students at the first-ever Diamond & Hearts casino night. The Vegas-style festivities will include classic Sin City table games like blackjack, poker, craps and roulette, as well as a silent auction featuring exclusive prizes such as a VIP package to the Long Beach Grand Prix and tickets to see the USC Trojans live. Tickets are $75 per person and are on sale now at .

Car-seat safety check at the 5th District Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic
Who Miller’s Children’s Hospital
Where El Dorado Branch Library parking lot, 2900 N. Studebaker Rd.
When Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10am to 2pm
More Info Attendees may have their child’s car seat inspected by certified technicians. Technicians will provide consultations and help ensure children are safe before every trip. Spaces are limited. Call (562) 933-9151 or email [email protected] to schedule a free consultation.

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