Around Town | August 3, 2018

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What Family-fun, pet-education event
Who Hosted by spcaLA
When Friday, Aug. 3 from 11am to 2pm
Where 7700 E Spring St.
More Info Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in craft-making, face painting and behind-the-scenes tours. Free snacks and beverages will be provided. Families will learn how spcaLA helps animals in need and make cat toys for the cat sanctuary on site. Attendees are encouraged to bring one of the following items as a donation benefitting shelter animals: canned kitten food, canned puppy food, dry dog or cat food, soft dog treats and new/gently used (clean) blankets or towels. (No pillows or comforters will be accepted.) RSVP required. Contact Angela at (631) 813-9145.

What North Pine walking tour
Who Hosted by Long Beach Heritage
When Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9:30am to 11:30am
Where Meet in front of Gold’s Gym, 345 Pine Ave.
More Info The tour will travel north to 8th Street and circle back to the old Press-Telegram building at 6th and Pine. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased in advance through Pay Pal at

What Fundraiser for Food Finders
Who Hosted by Chipotle restaurant in Signal Hill
When Friday, Aug. 10 from 4pm to 8pm
Where 959 E. Spring St.
More Info Those interested in contributing to the fundraiser should indicate it to the cashier at check-out, so that 33 percent of their payment benefits the food rescue organization. Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total. To ensure a purchase is counted in the fundraiser, customers must order and pay in the restaurant. Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count.

What East Village walking tour
Who Hosted by Long Beach Heritage
When Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9:30am to 11:30am
Where Meet at Ocean Boulevard and Linden Avenue by Modica’s restaurant
More Info Tour highlights will include the Broadlin Hotel, Cooper Arms, Lafayette Complex and the Royal Hotel. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased in advance through PayPal at

What Monthly writers meeting
Who Hosted by The California Writers Club of Long Beach
When Saturday, Aug. 11 from 2:30pm to 5pm
Where The Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library, 4055 Bellflower Blvd.
More Info Mary Vensel White will discuss “Getting Out and Staying In: Making Writing Connections and Editing Tips and Tricks.” The event is free. Visit

What Councilmember Austin’s 1980s Flashback Celebration
Who Hosted by 8th District Councilmember Al Austin
When Saturday, Aug. 11
Where Bixby Knolls Park, 1101 E. San Antonio Dr.
More Info The ‘80s flashback concert will start at 4pm, and kid-friendly activities will include a moon bounce, face painting and balloon animals. Attendees are welcome to dress up in ‘80s attire. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. Email [email protected]

What Children’s storytime
Who Hosted by The African-American Heritage Society of Long Beach
When Saturday, Aug. 18 at 1pm
Where Burnett Neighborhood Library, 560 E. Hill St.
More Info Additionally, free children’s eye evaluations will be offered by St. Mary’s Low Vision Center prior to storytime, from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Free glasses will be provided for children with deficient vision. Call John at (562) 436-4352.

What Fundraising event
Who Hosted by the Steel Magnolias
When Sunday, Aug. 26 from 5pm to 8pm
Where Friedmans Home Experience, 1827 East Spring St.
More Info Guests are invited to shake, stir, mix and mingle at the end of summer food and wine soirée presented by the Steel Magnolias. Cooking and cocktail demonstrations from chefs and mixologists from Gladstone’s, Thai District, Lasher’s Kitchen, Chianina and more. Proceeds will benefit the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach. Tickets cost $100 and can be purchased at