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Around Town | Aug. 11

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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. Call (562) 933-7815.

What Movie screenings
Who Hosted by The 100 Days of Summer
When Friday, Aug. 11 through Wednesday, Aug. 23 at dusk, around 8pm
Where A Dog’s Purpose at Stearns Champions Park, 4520 E. 23rd St. (Aug. 11); Moana at Heartwell Park, 5801 Parkcrest St. (Aug. 14), Coolidge Park, 352 E. Neece St. (Aug. 16) and Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St. (Aug. 18); Beauty and the Beast at Scherer Park, 430 E. 49th St. (Aug. 21) and Wardlow Park, 3457 Stanbridge Ave. (Aug. 23)
More Info Sponsored by Signal Hill Petroleum, the Movies in the Park program is free. Though the screenings will begin at around 8pm, movie-goers are encouraged to come early and have a picnic dinner. Contact Jane Grobaty via phone at (562) 570-3233 or email at [email protected]

What Chorale auditions
Who For Long Beach singers hosted by the Long Beach Chorale
When August 2017, by appointment
Where Belmont Shore area
More Info To schedule an audition, call (562) 427-1931 or email [email protected] The ability to read music will be required for an audition. Visit

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. Call (562) 493 7019 to reschedule in case of rain.

What Back-to-school event
Who Hosted by Long Beach 8th District Councilmember Al Austin and the Youth Scholars and Athletes Assistance League
When Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10am to 1pm
Where Scherer Park at 49th Street and Del Amo Boulevard
More Info Students who attend will receive free backpacks, school supplies, haircuts and health screenings. The student must be present to receive the supplies, which will only be given while they last. Visit [email protected] or call (562) 570-6685.

What Summer activities
Who Hosted by Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine
When Monday, Aug. 14 to Friday, Aug. 25, weekdays from 5pm to 8pm
Where Scherer Park Community Center, 4600 Long Beach Blvd.
More Info Free activities including sports, fitness, crafts and movies will be offered Monday through Friday each week and are open to the whole family. Call (562) 570-1674.

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 By presenting a flier, 20% of the purchase will be donated to Soroptimist International of Long Beach (SILB). The flier can be downloaded via Call Wahoo’s at (562) 430-7034. Visit MOWLB online at Visit SILB online at

What Celebration and awards ceremony
Who Hosted by The Children’s Clinic (TCC)
When Thursday, Aug. 17 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Where Century Villages at Cabrillo Social Hall, 2001 River Ave.
More Info As part of National Health Center Week, TCC will be hosting its first annual Health & Housing Heroes Awards, which will honor community partners who help support children and families experiencing chronic health conditions, housing insecurity and homelessness. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Penelope Leon at (562) 264-4647 or [email protected]

What Team competition and fundraiser
Who Hosted by Special Olympics Southern California
When Saturday, Aug. 19 at 9am
Where Long Beach Airport, 4100 Donald Douglas Dr.
More Info Groups will compete to see who can pull a 124,000-pound FedEx Boeing 757 airplane the fastest. To participate, the minimum individual commitment is $50 and the the minimum team commitment is $1,250. Sign up or donate at Visit

What Murder-mystery dinner
Who Hosted by Community Hospital Long Beach Employees Foundation Committee
When Saturday, Aug. 19 at 6pm
Where Grand Event Center, 4101 E. Willow St.
More Info The over-the-top talent show will showcase performers who hope to participate in the grand finale, but with a twist. The dinner will include a chance to solve the murder mystery and unveil the culprit. Tickets are $75 for the play, food and beverages. Visit

What Genealogy meeting
Who Hosted by Questing Heirs Genealogical Society, Inc.
When Sunday, Aug. 20 at 1pm
Where Heartwell Park Community Center, 5918 Parkcrest St.
More Info Attendees can learn from experts the tools required for genealogical research. The meeting will be free and open to the public. Visit

What Senior-classes registration
Who For adults 50+, hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSULB (OLLI)
When Saturday, Aug. 26 beginning at 8am online and from noon to 3pm in-person
Where CSULB Human Services & Design Building, Room 101, near corner of Palo Verde Avenue and East State University Drive
More Info OLLI is a program that provides classes for anyone 50 and older. Fall registration can be completed online or in person. For help registering online, come at 12:30pm on Aug. 26 with a credit card and email address. Parking will be available in Lot 9 for free with an OLLI permit or for $8. Classes will fill on a first come, first serve basis. OLLI’s class catalogue, called The SUN, can be obtained by visiting the OLLI office (address listed above) or by calling (562) 985-8237. Registration will be accepted in person at the OLLI office between 9am and 4:30pm or by mail. Email [email protected] or visit

What Walking tour
Who Hosted by Long Beach Heritage
When Saturday, Aug. 26 at 9:30am
Where Meet at the Bembridge House, 953 Park Circle (west end of 10th Street)
More Info Walkers will tour Willmore City, the first residential development in Long Beach, and explore styles from the 1920s that include Spanish Colonial, Dutch Colonial and Tudor. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance through PayPal or at the event. In case of rain, call (562) 493-7019.

What End-of-summer celebration
Who Hosted by the BKBIA
When Sunday, Aug. 27 from 3pm to 6pm
Where 4141 Long Beach Blvd.
More Info Sponsored by Bundts on Melrose, Handy’s Smoked Meats, JB Nails, Long Beach Creamery, The Merchant, Body and Soul Hair Care and Furniture Consignment & More, the party in the parking lot will include food, drinks and live music. Visit

What Concert
Who Hosted by the BKBIA
When Monday, Aug. 28 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where Steelcraft Parking Lot, 3737 Long Beach Blvd.
More Info Sponsored by Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, the concert will feature ska and reggae music by The Delirians. Food will be available for purchase from Lola’s. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Visit

What Monthly meeting
Who Hosted by Long Beach Republican Women Federated
When Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9am
Where Long Beach Airport Marriott Hotel, 4700 Airport Plaza Dr.
More Info Registration will begin at 9am and the meeting will begin at 9:30am. The guest speaker will be Marshall McClain, the president of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers’ Association. Breakfast will be served at the meeting. Cost is $27 for members and $32 for nonmembers. RSVP is required. To register, email [email protected], call (562) 938-9180 or visit

What Movie screening
Who Hosted by Long Beach Memorial
When Thursday, Sept. 14 at 3pm
Where Todd Cancer Pavilion, Treatment Planning Room, 3rd floor, 2810 Long Beach Blvd.
More Info No Evidence of Disease, a documentary following the journeys of six surgeons who use music when handling gynecologic cancer, will be screened. Afterward, two gynecologic cancer survivors will share their stories and Long Beach Memorial’s gynecologic oncologist, Teresa Longoria, M.D., will host a question-and-answer session. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Call (562) 933-7815 to RSVP by Sept. 7.

What Prediabetes education class
Who Hosted by Long Beach Memorial
When Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 5:30pm to 8pm
Where Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital, Conference Room A2, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Attendees will be taught by certified diabetes instructors and physical therapists. The class will discuss good eating habits, exercise and the relationship between obesity and insulin resistance. Beverages will be available. To RSVP, call (562) 933-5043.

What Diabetes program
Who Hosted by Long Beach Memorial
When Thursday, Sept. 21 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital, Conference Room A2, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The program is a quarterly class that shows diabetes presentations and provides viewers with a chance to gain support from people who are also living with diabetes. Kyaw Moe, M.D., nephrologist, Long Beach Memorial, will lead the class. Beverages will be available. Walk-ins are welcome. Call (562) 933-5043 to RSVP.

What Senior walk
Who Hosted by the Heart of Ida
When Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8am to 10pm
Where Rosie the Riveter Park, 4900 E. Conant St.
More Info Senior walkers and friends will walk a one-kilometer course and learn health and safety tips during the walk. Tai Chi demos, craft tables and snacks will be available. Booths at the event will include representatives from Meals on Wheels Long Beach and Long Beach Public Libraries. Email [email protected], call (562) 570-3548 or visit

What Gala and awards ceremony
Who Hosted by the Centro Community Hispanic Association
When Friday, Sept. 29 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Where Long Beach Convention Center Pacific Ballroom, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
More Info The 20th annual Nuestra Imagen Awards Ceremony will include traditional folklorico dancing, mariachi music and Latin food. Contact Susan Gonzalez to RSVP or ask about sponsorship and advertising opportunities at(562) 612-1424 or [email protected]

What Family health festival
Who Hosted by the Agape Children’s Museum
When Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10am to 4pm
Where Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave.
More Info The Family Health Festival, which aims to celebrate good health, wellness and fitness, will include activities, exhibits and live demonstrations. The festival is free to the public. Visit

What Golf tournament
Who Hosted by New Hope Grief Support Community
When Monday, Oct. 2 at 1pm
Where Recreation Park Golf Course 18, 5001 Deukmejian Dr.
More Info Golfers will grieve the memory of loved ones while playing a tournament of golf in their honor. The tournament will include 18 holes of golf, range balls, a putting contest and a longest drive drive contest. Food and refreshments will be served throughout the day followed by an awards dinner after the tournament. Individual tickets are $150 and a tournament sponsorship starts at $800 per foursome. There will also be a silent auction to raise more funds. Visit

What Casino-night fundraiser
Who Hosted by The Rock Club
When Friday, Oct. 13 from 6pm to 10pm
Where Ernest Borgnine Theatre at the Long Beach Scottish Rite Event Center, 855 Elm Ave.
More Info Tickets are $75 per person and guests will be expected to wear black and red attire. The tickets will include gourmet foods from local restaurants, two drinks, entertainment and starter casino chips. Visit or call (866) 597-1116 for tickets.

What Fundraiser
Who Hosted by Honoring Our Fallen
When Friday, Nov. 17 through Saturday, Nov. 18
Where Petroleum Club Long Beach, 3636 Linden Ave. (Nov. 17) and the Long Beach Marina and Joe’s Crab Shack, 6550 E. Marina Dr. (Nov. 18)
More Info The Golden Boot Awards will be held in the evening on Nov. 17 and will honor organizations that have gone above and beyond in helping the nonprofit Honoring Our Fallen. The ball’s theme will be “Disco Fever” and will feature food, live entertainment, dancing and an award presentation. All proceeds will benefit Honoring Our Fallen’s programs and services that help veterans and their families. The ball is open to anyone 21 and older and tickets range between $100 for an individual seat and $900 for a table of 10. Reserve tickets online via Saturday’s event will be Cruise Honoring Our Fallen, a free car show open to the public from 11am to 3pm featuring military vehicles, a beer garden, vendors and entertainment. Register cars via Visit

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Around Town | Aug. 11