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What Free car wash for veterans and military personnel
Who Bixby Knolls Car Wash
Where 577 E. Wardlow Rd.
When Sunday, Nov. 10 and and Monday, Nov. 11
More Info Bixby Knolls Car Wash will be giving free car washes to veterans and military personnel. A military ID is required. Call (562)595-6666 or .


What Vets Fest 2013
Who Ninth District Councilmember Steven Neal
Where Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave.
When Saturday, Nov. 9 from 7:30am to 3pm
More Info This event is free and open to the public. The Veterans Festival follows the 17th Annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade and the Veterans Classic 1-Mile Run. The event will feature food trucks, service organizations for military veterans and their families, City departments and other vendors. Live music will be provided by the Jordan High Jazz Band & Drumline, an Elvis Presley impersonator Fernie Ramirez and the Rush Hour Band. Call (562) 570-6137.

What Free mobile animal clinic
Who Fix Long Beach
Where Martin Luther King Park, 1950 Lemon Ave.
When Saturday, Nov. 9 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. Appointments are not necessary to get required shots for dogs and cats. Visit .

What Bone-marrow donor recruitment drive
Who Fourth District Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell
Where 6351 East El Jardin St.
When Saturday, Nov. 9 from 12pm to 4pm
More Info The community is encouraged to attend the drive to help save the life of 3-year-old Sofia Flores, who has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that affects only 1 percent of children. Her illness has progressed into acute myeloid leukemia, and she has only two to three months to find a match. Because of her unique racial and ethnic make-up, her matches are limited. Her family has partnered with A3M, a local recruitment center for Be the Match, to host a donor recruitment drive. The process is quick, noninvasive and only requires testing a swab of saliva to find out if you are a match. Call (888) 236-4673 or .

What Casino Night
Who The Signal Hill Honorary Police Officers Association
Where Skylinks Golf Course, 4800 E. Wardlow Rd.
When Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6pm
More Info The buy-in for Casino Night is $85 per person or $150 per couple, which includes dinner, two drink tickets and $500 in playing chips per person. The grand prize for the event is a flat-screen TV. Also included in the festivities will be a raffle of items that have been donated. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Signal Hill Police Officers Association Widows and Orphans Fund.

What Command Performance of Avenue Q
Who The Historical Society of Long Beach (HSLB)
Where Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St.
When Sunday, Nov. 10 at 6pm
More Info The performance of the comedic play will serve as a fundraiser for the HSLB LGBT History Project. Tickets are $60 for preferred seating (reserved in first two rows) and $40 for regular first-come-first-served seating. Included in the ticket price is a hosted reception with hot appetizers, wine and soft drinks. A special guest, Lucy T. Slut, resident of Avenue Q, will mingle with guests. Purchase tickets at the HSLB located on 4260 Atlantic Ave.

What Monthly breakfast meeting
Who The Good Neighbors of North Long Beach
Where Spires Restaurant, 1935 Del Amo Blvd.
When Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7am
More Info The guest speaker will be Lynn Dymally, director of the Water Replenishment District Board.

What Monthly meeting
Who Long Beach Republican National Hispanic Assembly
Where Mamy’s Place, 1234 Long Beach Blvd.
When Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 6:30pm to 8pm
More Info Attendees will discuss voter registration and safety in the state.

What Senior and Veterans Healthcare Expo
Who Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin, Memorial HealthCare and Monarch HealthCare
Where Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave.
When Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 9am to noon
More Info The free event will feature health screenings in the areas of vision, dental health, diabetes and podiatry. There will also be presentations by physicians and information about health plans and Covered California health coverage. Lunch will be provided. Call (562) 570-6685 or email [email protected] .

What Monthly community book club
Who The Bixby Knolls Literary Society
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
When Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7pm
More Info This month, the club delves into Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. Parking is available along Atlantic Avenue. Refreshments will be provided. Call (562) 595-0081 or email [email protected] .

What Benefit performance of Boeing, Boeing
Who North Long Beach Kiwanis Club
Where Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St.
When Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6:30pm
More Info The performance will be proceeded by a reception and silent auction.The curtain call for Boeing, Boeing will be at 7:30pm. All proceeds will go to help the Kiwanis’ mission. Call (562) 426-2222.

What Hearing device exhibit
Who The Hearing Loss Association of America Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter
When Friday, Nov. 15 from 10am to noon
Where Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave. in Lakewood
More Info Local residents can view a free hands-on display of devices that help with hearing difficulties and receive information on how the devices work and where they can be purchased. Call (562) 630-6141.

What Monthly meeting
Who Questing Heirs Genealogical Society
Where Resurrection Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 1900 E. Carson St.
When Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1pm
More Info The meeting will feature a talk by speaker Linda Serna. Visit or call (562) 598-3027.

What Wrigley BBQ “Popup”
Who Appie van der Fluit
Where 19th Street and Daisy Avenue
When Saturday, Nov. 9 from noon to 3pm
More Info This temporary restaurant in the Wrigley district offers an array of barbecue dishes from pulled-pork sandwiches to quartered chicken. All food is free, however, donations are appreciated. Suggested donations range from $2 for mac n’ cheese to $15 for the “Holy Trinity” of beef, pork and ribs. Visit or call (562) 233-1884.

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  1. Appie van der Fluit on November 10th, 2013 5:46 pm

    Thanks so much for the publicity! We served over 70 people and had a wonderful time getting to know each other. That’s the main purpose of our aspiring restaurant – “A good place to meet good people and eat good BBQ”.


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