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Around Town | Feb. 9, 2018

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What Fundraiser for Agape Family Health Festival
Who Hosted by Agape Children’s Museum of Long Beach
When Saturday, Feb. 10 from 8am to 10am
Where Applebee’s, 899 Spring St., in Signal Hill
More Info Agape Children’s Museum is a 501(c)(3) family-based health and educational organization that provides intellectual, emotional, social and physical development to children in the gateway cities of Southern California. It operates as a traveling “museum without walls.” The breakfast will benefit the organization’s upcoming family health festival and costs $10 for all-you-can-eat flapjacks. The festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10am to 4pm at Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave. Contact Sue at (480) 241-4681 or visit

What Screening
Who Hosted by the Michelle Obama Public Library
When Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10am to noon
Where 5870 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Guests will view the screening of Ida B. Wells: Crusade for Justice to begin celebrating African-American History Month. Call Janeice McConnell at (562) 423-1208.

What Meeting
Who Hosted by the California’s Writer Club of Long Beach
When Saturday, Feb. 10 from 3pm to 5pm
Where Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library, 4055 Bellflower Blvd.
More Info Janet Williams, the author of You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get and regular presenter at the Southern California Writers Conference, will be the guest speaker. Visit

What Dedication
Who Hosted by Heroes’ Hearts©
When Saturday, Feb. 10 from 5pm to 6pm
Where Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum(PIEAM), 695 Alamitos Ave.
More Info Gordon Richiusa, director and president of Heroes’ Hearts©, donated a piece of the downed Japanese plane to PIEAM that Richiusa’s father, Sam Richiusa, toured with for the World War II war effort. The donation inspired artists to create a bracelet to honor Sam and the Richiusa family. Visit

What Candlelight tours
Who Hosted by Rancho Los Cerritos
When Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6pm to 8pm
Where 4600 Virginia Rd.
More Info Guests will meet couples who met and married at Rancho Los Cerritos. Costumed interpreters will play former rancho residents. The tours happen every 15 minutes, and dessert and champagne will be served to conclude the evening. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at

What Community meeting
Who Hosted by the Long Beach branch of the NAACP
When Sunday, Feb. 11 from 3pm to 4:45pm
Where Ernest McBride Sr. Park, 1550 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.
More Info Dr. Timothy P. White, chancellor of the CSU system, will be available to answer questions. Call (562) 856-7586 to RSVP.

What Meeting
Who Hosted by the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
When Monday, Feb. 12 at 1pm
Where Veterans Community Center at Veterans Park, 101 E. 28th St.
More Info The meeting will feature a speaker from the Museum of Latin American Art. Email [email protected]

What Meeting
Who Hosted by the Good Neighbors of North Long Beach
When Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 7am to 8:15am
Where Spires Restaurant, 1935 Del Amo Blvd.
More Info Tasha Hunter, director of the Uptown Business Improvement District, will discuss the Atlantic business corridor. Email [email protected]

What Breakfast meeting with Long Beach Transit President Kenneth McDonald
Who Hosted by Rotary Club of Signal Hill
When Thursday, Feb 15 from 7:30am to 8:30am
Where Curley’s Cafe, 1999 E Willow St. in Signal Hill
More Info McDonald will be the guest speaker during the Rotary Club’s meeting. Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, McDonald moved to Marietta, Georgia to attend Southern Polytechnic State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s in technology management. Prior to joining Long Beach Transit, he was vice president for Transit and Rail Systems with the engineering consultant firm Parsons Brinckerhoff in Atlanta. He was responsible for pursuing and managing engineering programs/projects for major transit agencies throughout the United States and Canada, and he also worked at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency as the chief operating officer. Breakfast is $15 for non-members and guests. RSVP to [email protected] or call (562) 292-2513.

What Candidate brunch
Who Hosted by the Deforest Neighborhood Association
When Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9:30am to 1pm
Where The Historic Long Beach Dairy and Creamery, 167 E. South St.
More Info Candidates from the odd-numbered districts of Long Beach will be outlining their future campaigns. Call (562) 428-7710.

What Fashion show and silent auction
Who Hosted by the Miller Children’s Hospital
When Saturday, Feb. 17 at 10am
Where Hyatt Regency, 200 S. Pine Ave.
More Info Money raised will go toward constructing a pediatric playroom at MemorialCare Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital. Tickets cost $95. Call Margie Penny at (562) 431-9650.

What Mardi Gras parade and festival
Who Hosted by YMCA of Greater Long Beach
When Saturday, Feb. 17 from noon to 5pm
Where Shoreline Village, 401-435 Shoreline Village Dr.
More Info The free event will feature live music, art, festivities and food. The parade will begin at 2pm. Visit

What Dinner
Who Hosted by Long Beach Medical Center
When Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 6pm
Where Houssels Forum, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute at Long Beach Medical Center will present its 21st annual Health Heart Dinner featuring Mediterranean cuisine and a cooking presentation. Tickets cost $20 per person and $30 per couple. Call (562) 933-9326 to RSVP.

What Book club
Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls Literary Society
When Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7pm
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig will be the next book discussed. Visit

What Forum
Who Hosted by Long Beach Medical Center
When Saturday, Feb. 24 from 7:30am to 2pm
Where Houssels Forum, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center presents its 11th Annual Women’s Heart and Stroke Seminar. Blood pressure, carotid ultrasound, cholesterol and blood glucose screenings will be provided. Tickets cost $25 per person, which includes breakfast and lunch. However, when two or more individuals register together, tickets cost $20 per person. Call 1-800-memorial to register.

What Pre-pregnancy planning class
Who Hosted by Millers Children’s and Women’s Hospital
When Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 3pm to 5pm
Where 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The class will provide information for attendees looking to have a healthy pregnancy. Call 1-800-memorial to register.

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Around Town | Feb. 9, 2018