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What Food and toy drive
Who McKenzie Mortuary
Where 3843 E. Anaheim St.
When Friday, Dec. 20 through the month of December
More Info McKenzie Mortuary will be collecting donations throughout the holiday season. The mortuary will match donations, based on the monetary value of the donated items. Unused gift cards can also be donated. Donations can be dropped off at the funeral home, or pick-ups can be arranged. Call (562) 961-9301.


What Library Fines Amnesty Month
Who Signal Hill Library
Where 1770 E. Hill St.
When Friday, Dec. 20 through the month of December
More Info The Signal Hill Library will waive all overdue fines during the month of December.

What 5th Annual Wrigley Snow Day
Who Wrigley Association
Where Veterans Park, 101 E. 28th St.
When Saturday, Dec. 28 at 11am
More Info The event will include snow, sled runs, bounce houses and more. Food trucks and vendors will be on-site.

What Raptor Ramble Nature Walk
Who Los Cerritos Wetlands
Where The driveway/parking area at the corner of 1st St. and PCH in Seal Beach
When Saturday, Jan. 4 from 8am to 9:45am
More Info Biologists and environmental educators Taylor Parker and Eric Zahn will lead the walk. Parking lot gate will open at 7:45am and close at 8:10am. All participants must stay for the entire tour. Closed-toed shoes are required. Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Email [email protected] .

What Monthly community book club
Who The Bixby Knolls Literary Society
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
When Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 7pm
More Info Next month, the club will delve into Rabbit is Rich by John Updike. Parking is available along Atlantic Avenue. Refreshments will be provided. Call (562) 595-0081 or email [email protected]

What 2nd Annual Cat Video Festival
Who Walker Arts Center
Where Federal Bar, 102 Pine Ave.
When Friday, Jan. 24 at 9pm
More Info Festival will include cat video screenings, appearances by special guests and “celebricats,” live music and cat-centric art. The Federal Bar’s full menu will be available during the showcase. Ticket cost is $20.

What Sunday Funday: Mini Long Beach Architecture Bike Tour
Who Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC)
Where downtown Long Beach meeting place
When Sunday, Jan. 5 from 1:30pm to 4pm
More Info This 10-mile ride tours the many architecturally unique buildings in Long Beach, such as those done by Killingsworth, Neutra, Lautner, Greene & Greene and many other world-famous architects. This two-wheeled mini tour is led by LACBC board member April Economides and is family-friendly. Participants may receive a special discount at a local cafe along the route. Riders may also get a 15-percent discount on the book Long Beach Architecture at Apostrophe Books for saying “Sunday Funday” on the day of the ride (or receive 10 percent off in-store or online before the ride). To RSVP, email Carol Feucht at [email protected] .

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