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Around Town | July 14

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What Historical home tour
Who Hosted by the Historical Society of Long Beach
When Friday, July 14 from 6pm to 9pm
Where Under the umbrella on the 1100 block of East La Dera Drive
More Info Guests will see homes in Bixby Knolls, drink wine and snack on hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Presale tickets are $50 for members and $60 for nonmembers. Tickets available online at Call (562) 424-2220.

What Walking tour
Who Hosted by Long Beach Heritage
When Saturday, July 15 from 9:30am to noon
Where Meet at WPA Mural at 3rd Street and the Promenade
More Info The Walking Tour will emphasize the preservation and education of a few of Long Beach’s historic buildings. These buildings include: The Breakers, the Insurance Exchange Building, the Willmore Building and Farmers & Merchants Bank. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through PayPal at and will be distributed at the event. The 3rd Street and Promenade parking structure will provide free parking until noon. Call (562) 493-7019 to reschedule in case of rain.

What Theater performance
Who Hosted by Rancho Los Cerritos
When Saturday, July 15 at 7pm
Where 4600 Virginia Rd.
More Info Tickets for the original play John and Jessie are $25 for general admission and $55 for VIP. VIP tickets include dinner and priority seating. Tickets available for purchase at

What Neighborhood bike ride
Who For families, hosted by the BKBIA
When Sunday, July 16 at 1pm
Where Meet at Georgie’s Place, 3850 Atlantic Ave.
More Info During the bike ride, helmets are required for children under 18. After the neighborhood bike ride, a pool party will take place at a location that will be given at the event. Music and ice cream will be provided for all riders. Email [email protected] or call (562) 595-0081.

What Walking tour
Who Hosted by Long Beach Heritage
When Sunday, July 16 from 3pm to 5pm
Where East Village Saint Anthony neighborhood
More Info Walkers will visit the St. Anthony Catholic Church and view the houses of the village from the 1900s. The owner of the 4th and Olive restaurant will be serving light appetizers for the event. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through

What Classical concert
Who Hosted by the VA Long Beach Healthcare System
When Every Saturday and Sunday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Where VA Long Beach Healthcare System, 5901 E. 7th St. in Building 165, Room D101, “Egg” Auditorium
More Info Attendees will listen to classical music presented by “Commodore’s Classics.” The concert is free and casual dress is preferred. Listeners are encouraged to bring family and friends.

What Summer camp
Who For children ages 7 to 10 hosted by Rancho Los Cerritos
When Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21 from 10am to 2pm
Where 4600 Virginia Rd.
More Info “Vaquero Adventures” is the theme of the summer camp. Campers will design leather tools, make tortillas and pan for gold. The camp costs $130 for the week.

What AARP Smart Driver course
Who For adults 55 and older hosted by AARP
When Tuesday, July 18 (session one) and Thursday, July 20 (session two) from 9am to 1pm
Where Long Beach Memorial, Classroom One, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Older adult drivers can learn new traffic laws, the importance of being a healthy driver and tips for adapting to driving in the modern world. $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Call (562) 933-1650 to register and visit

What Community education series
Who Hosted by the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute
When Wednesday, July 19 from 4pm to 5pm
Where Long Beach Memorial, Treatment Planning Room, 3rd Floor, Todd Cancer Pavilion, 2810 Long Beach Blvd.
More Info Participants can engage in a seminar by Nilesh Vora, M.D., palliative care, to understand regulations regarding the End of Life Act from a physician’s perspective. Call (562) 933-1867.

What Health education lecture
Who For seniors, hosted by MemorialCare Senior Plus
When Friday, July 21 from noon to 3pm
Where Long Beach Memorial, Houssels Forum, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Mariusz Wirga, M.D., psychosocial oncology, will give a 45-minute lecture entitled “Aging with Positivity,” followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session and a screening of The Meddler. Lunch will be provided. Call (562) 933-1650 to register and visit

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Around Town | July 14