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Around town | Aug. 18

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What Movie screenings
Who Hosted by The 100 Days of Summer
When Friday, Aug. 18 through Wednesday, Aug. 23 at dusk, around 8pm
Where Moana at 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 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 Neighborhood bike ride
Who Hosted by the BKBIA
When Sunday, Aug. 20 at 1pm
Where Meet at Georgie’s Place, 3850 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Bikers under the age of 18 are required to bring and wear a helmet. A DJ will be spinning tunes and ice cream will be served. Visit

What Life-advice talk
Who Hosted by the Alpert Jewish Community Center
When Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 6pm
Where Weinberg Jewish Federation Campus, 3801 E. Willow St.
More Info Susan Covell Alpert, the author of Driving Solo: Dealing with Grief and the Business of Financial Survival and Later is too Late: Hard Conversations that Can’t Wait, will speak about the various forms of loss and about the importance of efficient preparation in reducing stress, saving money and preserving relationships. Following her talk, her books will be available for purchase. The event is free. RSVP to [email protected] or to Sharon Kenigsberg at (562) 426-7601 x1008. Visit

What Monthly meeting
Who Hosted by the Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America
When Friday, Aug. 25 at 11am
Where Long Beach City College, 4850-5040 Carson St./Clark St., Building T, Room T1313
More Info Social hour will at 11am and the program will begin at 11:30am with a lesson on a knitted and beaded amulet bag. Email [email protected]

What Senior-classes registration
Who 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

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Around town | Aug. 18