Around Town | Aug. 31, 2018

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What Walking tour
Who Hosted by Los Cerritos Wetlands
When Saturday, Sept. 1 from 8am to 10am
Where Meet at the Los Cerritos Wetlands, 6720 Pacific Coast Hwy.
More Info Learn about the history of the wetlands, the reintroduction of tides and the future of bringing water back into the land. This walk is appropriate for ages 7 and up. Closed-toe shoes are required. Park on the inland side of the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and 1st Street, just at the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach. To RSVP, contact Elizabeth at [email protected]

What Rummage sale
Who Hosted by California Heights United Methodist Church
When Thursday, Sept. 6 and Friday, Sept. 7 from 8am to 6pm and Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8am to noon.
Where California Heights United Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave.
More Info Donations will be accepted until Sept. 1. For more information, go to or call (562) 595-1996.

What Walking tour
Who Hosted by Long Beach Heritage
When Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9:30am to 1pm
Where Meet at Ocean and Linden Avenue by Modica’s Deli
More Info Tour highlights include the Broadlind Hotel, Cooper Arms, Lafayette Complex and the Royal Hotel. Future tours of the historic district will be hosted the second Saturday of each month. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased in advance through Pay Pal at

What Writers meeting
Who Hosted by the California Writers Club
When Saturday, Sept. 8 from 3pm to 5pm
Where Meet at the Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library, 4055 Bellflower Blvd.
More Info The club’s September speaker, Tom Jordan, will talk about “Writing Out Loud: Turning Your Work into an Audiobook.” Jordan has narrated almost 20 books, which are available on Audible. He will inform those in attendance about the process and how to market audiobooks. The meeting is free. Visit or email [email protected]

What Outdoor concert
Who Hosted by the Downtown Long Beach Alliance
When Saturday, Sept. 8 from 5pm to 11pm
Where On 1st Street between Linden and Elm avenues and on Linden Avenue between 1st Street and Broadway.
More Info Summer and Music will close out its free concert series with the 10th annual Buskerfest. Local bands will compete for this year’s busker competition. Attendees can purchase food and drinks from local businesses, such as Taco Rog, Wa Wa, Modica’s and Beachwood Brewing. Happy hour will feature discounted food and drinks from 5pm to 6pm. Visit

What Film screening
Who Hosted by the Art Theatre of Long Beach
When Friday, Sept. 14 at 6pm
Where Meet at the Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 E 4th St.
More Info The Art Theatre will be present “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood,” a documentary on Scotty Bowers, a World War II veteran who spent decades as a procurer to gay and lesbian stars following the war. Following the 6pm screening will be a Q&A session with Bowers and director Matt Tyrnauer. Tickets can be purchased at

What Workshop
Who Hosted by Long Beach City College (LBCC)
When Every other Saturday, beginning on Sept. 15 through Dec. 15, from 10am to 2pm
Where Meet at LBCC’s Pacific Coast Campus, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
More Info The free coding-workshop series is geared toward young women in high school, grades 10 through 12. The boot camp aims to give young women exposure to different career opportunities available within the computer-science field while teaching them how to code. Participants can sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis at Space is limited. Participants must be attending a high school in Avalon, Lakewood, Long Beach or Signal Hill.