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Around Town | Jan. 12, 2018

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What Holiday-tree recycling
Who Hosted by the City of Signal Hill
When Tuesday, Dec. 26 to Friday, Jan. 12
Where To find a location, visit
More Info Monday through Friday, City representatives will be collecting Christmas trees from 9am to 5pm. Saturday and Sunday, city representatives will be collecting Christmas trees from 9am to 2pm. Visit

What Storytelling event
Who Hosted by MADE by Millworks
When Friday, Jan. 12 at 7pm
Where 240 Pine Ave.
More Info Speakers will include poets RD Armstrong and Nancy Woo, musician Lili De La Mora and author Steven Deeble. Email [email protected]

What Walk
Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls Strollers
When Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7:15am
Where Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 4105 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Walkers will celebrate the group’s 10th anniversary with free coffee and breakfast. Visit

What Meeting
Who Long Beach Republican Women Federated
When Saturday, Jan. 13 at 9am
Where Long Beach Airport Marriott, 4700 Airport Plaza Dr.
More Info Lt. Colonel Robert Patterson, the senior military aide to President Bill Clinton from 1996 to 1998, will be the speaker. The meeting costs $27 for members and $32 for guests. Breakfast will be provided. Email [email protected] to RSVP.

What Gallery
Who Hosted by Downtown Long Beach Alliance
When Saturday, Jan. 13 from 7pm to 9pm
Where MADE by Millworks, 240 Pine Ave.
More Info The gallery will feature the photographs of 25 finalists who took part in the Downtown Long Beach Alliance Unfiltered contest. Call Christina Mancebo at (562) 355-0034.

What Workshop
Who Hosted by the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Long Beach
When Sunday, Jan. 14 at 2:30pm
Where Alpert Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Willow St.
More Info The workshop will focus on the importance of intensive care for elders. Representatives from various Long Beach-based senior services will be available to answer questions. Call (562) 427-7916 to RSVP.

What Meeting
Who Hosted by the Rotary Club of Signal Hill
When Thursday, Jan. 18 from 7:30am to 8:30am
Where Curley’s Cafe, 1999 E. Willow St.
More Info Chris Lowe, professor and director of the shark lab of California State University at Long Beach, will be the guest speaker at the meeting. Breakfast will be $15 for guests. Call (562) 292-2513.

What Meet the press
Who The Deforest Park Association
When Thursday, Jan. 18 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Where The Deforest Clubhouse, 2255 Deforest Ave.
More Info Guests will have the opportunity to meet representatives from local media sources including The Press-Telegram, Signal Tribune and Gazette Newspapers to learn how news is reported. Call (562) 428-7710.

What Adult excursion
Who Hosted by the City of Signal Hill
When Friday, Jan. 19
Where Meet at Signal Hill City Hall, 2175 Cherry Ave.
More Info The tour will depart at 5:30pm and return that same day at 11:30pm. Attendees will travel to the Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo. Tickets for Signal Hill residents cost $45 and $50 for non-residents. Dinner and transportation will be provided. The last day to register is Jan. 5. Contact the Community Services Department at (562) 989-7330.

What Meeting
Who Hosted by the California Writers Club of Long Beach
When Saturday, Jan. 20 from 3pm to 5pm
Where Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library, 4055 Bellflower Blvd.
More Info Author Cherie Kephart will discuss her work and educate guests in the art of writing and publishing. Visit

What Free e-waste collection
Who Hosted by Hughes Middle School
When Saturday, Jan. 27 from 9am to noon or until trucks are full
Where 3846 California Ave.
More Info The waste brought will be collected and recycled. Call Nancy Lopez at (562) 595-0831.

What Performance
Who Hosted by Portfolio Coffeehouse
When Saturday, Jan. 27 from 7pm to 9pm
Where 2300 E. 4th St.
More Info Mainland style and slack-key musicians including Jim Earp and and Bill Benzel will perform. Visit

What Long Beach Festival of Authors
Who Hosted by Literary Women
When Saturday, March 10
Where Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
More Info Although the event is in March, ticket reservations opened Jan. 1 and will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $100 and can be accessed through Seven women authors are scheduled to speak and discuss their journey through the literary world. Visit

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Around Town | Jan. 12, 2018