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What Author talk
Who Dana Branch Library
Where 3680 Atlantic Ave.
When Friday, Oct. 11 at 11:30am
More Info Claudine Burnett, local historian and author, will introduce her new book, Prohibition Madness: Life and Death In and Around Long Beach, California, 1920-1933. Call (562) 570-1042 or visit

What Free mobile animal clinic
Who Fix Long Beach
Where Martin Luther King Park, 1950 Lemon Ave.
When Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9:30am to 4pm
More Info Event will offer free spay and neuter procedures to those who have made appointments. Microchipping, deworming and flea-control products as well as nail trimming will be offered at discounted prices, and appointments are not necessary to get required shots for dogs and cats. Visit

What 50th annual dinner
Who The California Conference for Equality and Justice
Where The Grand, 4101 E. Willow St.
When Thursday, Oct. 17 at 5:30pm
More Info The CCEJ will introduce its officers and new board members at the meeting and report to the community. Tickets are $75 per person. Call (562) 435-8184 or visit

What Homecoming
Who American Legion Family of Lakewood Post #496
Where 5938 Parkcrest St.
When Friday, Oct. 18 at 4:30pm
More Info National Auxiliary President Nancy Brown-Park will speak at the event. Dinner will cost $15. Call (562) 425- 3879.

What Getting Back To Work 2013: Summit on Good Job Creation and Small Business in Long Beach
Who 9th District Councilmember Steven Neal
Where Long Beach Convention Center, 200 E. Seaside Way
When Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9am to 4pm
More Info The summit will feature a full day of activities to benefit job seekers, small-business owners and general observers. The summit will include a welcome by Mayor Bob Foster, a series of workshops for small businesses and job seekers, and a networking mixer. Call (562) 570-6137 or email [email protected]

What 3rd Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Who Alzheimer’s Association
Where Rainbow Lagoon Park, Shoreline Drive in downtown Long Beach
When Saturday, Oct. 19 at 9am
More Info In addition to the 5K walk, Walk to End Alzheimer’s will include entertainment, food, awards and a family festival. Onsite registration will open at 7:30am. Visit

What Networking brunch
Who Rossmoor/Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated
Where Marriott Courtyard, 5865 Katella Ave. in Cypress
When Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9:45am to noon
More Info Steve Moeller will be the speaker, and guests will have an opportunity to network and socialize. Cost will be $20. Call (562) 857-3962.

What Monthly meeting
Who Questing Heirs Genealogical Society
Where Resurrection Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 1900 E. Carson St.
When Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1pm
More Info The meeting will feature a talk by speaker Cele Moore, who will talk about DNA testing for genealogy. Visit or call (562) 598-3027.

What 2013 Excellence in Business Awards
Who Senator Ricardo Lara
Where Office of Keesal, Young & Logan, 400 Oceangate
When Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6pm to 9pm
More Info Senator Ricardo Lara will honor local small businesses that continually help the community. Lara will also provide an update on the current state of affairs in Sacramento. Parking is available in the parking structure behind the Union Bank Building at the corner of Golden Shore and Seaside Way. Call (562) 495-4766.


What Plant sale
Who Friends of El Dorado Nature Center and Partners of Parks
Where El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St.
When Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9:30am to 2pm
More Info A wide variety of drought-tolerant, native plants will be available: California buckwheat, coast sunflower, ceanothus species, sages and more. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. Call (562) 570-1745 or visit


What 5th annual “Luncheon Most Deadly”
Who American Association of University Women
Where Old Ranch Country Club, 3901 Lampson Ave.
When Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11am
More Info Author Lisa See will be the featured speaker. The fundraiser will benefit fellowships, research and project grants for women seeking education. Cost is $60 per person and includes the luncheon, program, silent auction, book sales and signing. Due to Old Ranch’s dress code, guests are discouraged from wearing jeans or strapless tops. Call (562) 493-4749.

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