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Around Town | August 3

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What Concerts
Who Performed by the Long Beach Municipal Band
When Aug. 4 at 6:30pm
Where El Dorado Park, Studebaker Road and Willow Street
More Info In the final week of its summer concert series, the Long Beach Municipal Band will perform shows following the theme “The Music of a Generation.” Iconic songs from the late ’50s through the early ’80s will be played, including classic rock, pop, R&B and blues.

What First Fridays
Who Hosted by the BKBIA
When Friday, Aug. 4 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where Atlantic Avenue from Bixby Road to San Antonio Drive
More Info The event will include music, art and food. The Expo Art Center will be filled with activities, including a screening of the film The Phoenix of Hiroshima at the Kid’s Theater and a poetry reading in the Back Room Theater. Visit

What Nature walk
Who For adults and children 7 and up, hosted by the Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust
When Saturday, Aug. 5 from 8am to 10am
Where Los Cerritos Wetlands, the inland side of the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and 1st Street
More Info Ecologists will lead a walk through the wetlands where raptors live and hunt. Attendees may see red-tailed hawks, osprey, kingfishers, egrets and other birds. Closed-toe shoes are required. RSVP to Elizabeth at [email protected] Visit

What Classical concert
Who Hosted by 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. Visit

What Middle-school summer camp
Who For children ages 11 to 13 hosted by Rancho Los Cerritos
When Monday, Aug. 7 to Friday, Aug. 11 from 10am to 3pm
Where 4600 Virginia Rd.
More Info Campers will be submerged in 19th Century style by experimenting with pinhole cameras, developing photos in a dark room and competing in a Morse Code challenge. The camp costs $160 for the week.

What Bixby Knolls Supper Club
Who Hosted by BKBIA
When Monday, Aug. 7 at 6:30pm
Where Bella Pizza/Aura Thai, 4085 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Email [email protected]

What Monthly breakfast meeting
Who Hosted by The Good Neighbors of North Long Beach
When Tuesday, Aug. 8 from 7am to 8:15am
Where Spires Restaurant, 1935 Del Amo Blvd. (at Cherry Avenue)
More Info Attendees will enjoy breakfast while listening to guest speaker, Captain Sergio Garcia from the Salvation Army. Garcia will discuss a new community center. Email [email protected]

What Book club
Who Hosted by BKBIA
When Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 7pm
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The book club will discuss We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates. Attendees are encouraged to read the book in advance. Parking will be along Atlantic Avenue and refreshments will be provided. Call (562) 595-0081.

What Cognitive-linguistic rehab presentation
Who Hosted by Long Beach Memorial
When Friday, Aug. 11 from 12:15pm to 12:50pm
Where Todd Cancer Pavilion, Treatment Planning Room, 3rd floor, 2810 Long Beach Blvd.
More Info Speech therapist Anita Robin will discuss cognition, aphasia, short-term memory strategies and brain training to help with memory loss. The educational presentation is free but to reserve a seat, RSVP by Friday, Aug. 4. Call(562) 933-7815.

What Walking tour
Who Hosted by Long Beach Heritage
When Saturday, Aug. 12 from 9:30am to 11:30am
Where Meet at Ocean Boulevard and Linden Avenue by Modica’s Deli, 455 E. Ocean Blvd.
More Info Walkers will explore the art and architecture of buildings such as the Broadlin Hotel, Cooper Arms, Lafayette Complex and Royal Hotel in the East Village. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance through PayPal on Call (562) 493-7019 to reschedule in case of rain.

What Walking tour
Who Hosted by Long Beach Heritage
When Saturday, Aug. 12 from 9:30am to noon
Where Meet at the WPA Mural on 3rd Street and the Promenade
More Info The Downtown Tour will include visits to the WPA Mural Recreation, Insurance Exchange Building, The Breakers, The Willmore Building, Farmers & Merchants Bank, First National Bank and the Security Bank Building. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance through PayPal on Free parking will be available at the 3rd Street and Promenade parking structure until noon. In case of rain, call (562) 493 7019.

What Fundraiser
Who Hosted by Meals on Wheels of Long Beach (MOWLB)
When Wednesday, Aug. 16, all day
Where Wahoo’s, 6449 E. PCH
More Info 20% of purchases will be donated to Soroptimist International of Long Beach (SILB) by presenting a flier. The flier can be downloaded via Call Wahoo’s at (562) 430-7034. Visit MOWLB online at Visit SILB online at

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Around Town | August 3