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Around Town | Sept. 29

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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 get sponsorship information 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 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 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 Dinner night
Who Hosted by Bixby Knolls Supper Club
When Monday, Oct. 2 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Where Rasselbock, 4020 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The Supper Club will have a featured menu including Oktoberfest food, beer and festive music. Visit [email protected] to RSVP.

What Opening night
Who Hosted by the Long Beach Camerata Singers
When Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6pm
Where The Modern, 2801 E. Spring St.
More Info The Long Beach Camerata Singers will celebrate the upcoming 2017 to 2018 season. Email [email protected]

What Book sale
Who Hosted by Friends of Signal Hill Library
When Friday, Oct. 6 from 1pm to 4pm and Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10am to 3pm
Where Signal Hill Library and Youth Center, 1780 E. Hill St.
More Info Over 1,000 gently used books will be available for purchase. The books include the topics of art, biographies, fiction, cookbooks, gardening and travel. Call (562) 494-1013.

What Hike
Who Hosted by Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust
When Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8am to 10am
Where Los Cerritos Wetlands, 6720 Pacific Coast Highway
More Info Walkers will tour the wetlands while looking for tidal pools and wading birds. Email [email protected]

What Food fundraiser
Who Hosted by Food Finders
When Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 6pm to 9pm
Where Alpert Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Willow St.
More Info All proceeds at the event will support Food Finders’ food rescue program. Chefs from restaurants including The Federal Bar, Roe Seafood, Parkers’ Lighthouse and Tortilla Jo’s will provide food for guests. The event costs $45 per person and $80 per couple. Tickets can be purchased through Call (562) 283-1400.

What Tour
Who Hosted by Lifetime Learning Center
When Thursday, Oct. 12 from 8:30am to 6pm
Where The tour departs from LBCC Foundation Building, 4901 Conant St. and will return to the Senior Studies Center, 1305 E. PCH
More Info The tour will visit the Temecula Valley Museum and Alpaca Hacienda. The tour costs $79. Call (562) 938-3048.

What Workshop
Who Hosted by Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital
When Thursday, Oct. 12 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Where 2801 Atlantic Ave. in conference room A1
More Info Representatives from the Injury Prevention Program at the hospital will discuss how to properly install a car seat and other child passenger tips. Attendees will receive a free car seat. Call (562) 933-9151 to RSVP, which is required to attend.

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 Meeting
Who Hosted by Long Beach Republican Women Federated
When Saturday, Oct. 14 at 9am
Where Long Beach Airport Marriott Hotel, 4700 Airport Plaza Dr.
More Info California State Senator Janet Nguyen will be a speaker at the meeting. The meeting costs $27 for members and $32 for guests, and the tickets include breakfast. RSVP is required and can be by emailing [email protected]

What Meeting
Who Hosted by Questing Heirs Genealogical Society, Inc
When Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1pm
Where 5918 E. Parkcrest St.
More Info Experts will explain the process of genealogical research. Visit or call (562) 760-3027.

What Book club
Who Hosted by Bixby Knolls Literary Society
When Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7pm
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The book that will be discussed is Martin Eden by Jack London. Refreshments will be provided. Email [email protected]

What Dancing dinner
Who Hosted by Rancho Los Cerritos
When Sunday, Oct. 22 from 5pm to 9pm
Where 4600 Virginia Road
More Info The event will take place in the garden at the rancho and feature live music with dinner presented by Primal Alchemy. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at Call (562) 206-2040.

What Tour
Who Hosted by Lifetime Learning Center
When Thursday, oct. 26 from 9:30am to 6pm
Where The tour will depart from LBCC Foundation Building, 4901 Conant St. and will return to the Senior Studies Center, 1305 E. PCH
More Info The tour will visit the Oak Glen Orchards. Lunch is included, and guests will be able to bring a whole pie home. The tour costs $79. Call (562) 938-3048.

What Festival
Who Hosted by Miller Children’s Hospital
When Saturday, Oct. 28 from 2pm to 5pm
Where Houssels Forum, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Pediatric endocrinologists will host a Halloween-themed event for patients with diabetes. Patients will dress up in costumes, listen to music, play games, have refreshments and win prizes. Call (562) 933-8654 to RSVP.

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 | Sept. 29