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Around Town | Sept. 8, 2018

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WHAT’S UP IN UPTOWN?
What Neighborhood meeting
Who Hosted by The Good Neighbors of North Long Beach
When Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 7am to 8:30am
Where Spires Restaurant, 1935 Del Amo Blvd.
More Info The guest speaker this month will be 9th District Long Beach Councilmember Rex Richardson. Richardson will provide updates on the City budget and the 9th council district. The Long Beach Police Department and the 8th- and 9th-district council offices will also be in attendance to answer questions.

WHO’S HIRING?
What Job fair
Who Hosted by Long Beach City College (LBCC)
When Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 10am to 2pm
Where Veterans Stadium, 4901 E. Conant St.
More Info According to the LBCC hosts, Job seekers should bring résumés, dress professionally and be ready to be interviewed. Free parking will be provided at the stadium. The event is free and open to the public, with pre-registration required. More than 65 employers are scheduled to participate, offering full-time, part-time and seasonal positions. Visit pacific-gateway.org/LBCJobFair to see a list of participating employers and register.

PROTECTING OUR YOUTH
What Resource fair
Who Hosted by California Families in Focus
When Saturday, Sept. 15, from 2pm to 6pm
Where The Long Beach First Church of the Nazarene, 2280 Clark Ave.
More Info California Families in Focus, a local youth and family nonprofit organization, is offering an anti-bullying and suicide awareness mini-conference and resource fair. Panelists will speak on topics about anti-bullying, suicide prevention, victim advocacy, mental health, school laws and policy issues. The conference is designed for students, teachers, parents and school personnel. Tickets cost $10 and includes a taco lunch. Visit eventbrite.com and search “California Families in Focus.”

EVENING ‘FUN’DS
What Sunset Sip fundraiser event
Who Hosted by The Guidance Center
When Saturday, Sept. 15, from 6:30pm to 10pm
Where Meet at the Hotel Maya, 700 Queensway Dr.
More Info The evening will consist of unlimited wine tastings, dinner, a silent and live auction, a photo booth and more to raise funds for mental-health services provided by The Guidance Center. Tickets cost $125. Visit 501auctions.com/sunsetsip2018.

BEACH WALK
What Fundraiser
Who Hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach
When Saturday, Sept. 15, from 7am to 10am
Where Meetup at the Granada Launch Ramp, 5000 E. Ocean Blvd.
More Info The walk will raise money for the Health and Life Skills programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach. Check-in will be at 7am. The three-mile Belmont Shore walking path begins at 8am, and raffle and refreshments will be given out at 9:30am. A minimum $30 donation is required to participate in the walk. Contact Kari at [email protected] or (562) 595-5945.

IT’S NOT WRESTLEMANIA, IT’S…
What Quartermania fundraiser event
Who Hosted by Meals on Wheels and The Rock Club
When Sunday, Sept. 16, from 11:30am to 3pm
Where Albert Jewish Community Center, 2801 E. Willow St.
More Info The fundraiser event, dubbed as a cross between an auction and a raffle, will feature participants bidding with quarters to win prizes. Quartermania benefits both Meals on Wheels of Long Beach and The Rock Club– both of which aim to support the needs of older persons and veterans of Long Beach and surrounding communities. Cost is $20 for entry. To pre-register call (562) 439-5000.

WHAT’S COOKIN’?
What “Chefs to the Rescue” fundraiser
Who Hosted by Food Finders
When Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 6pm to 9pm
Where The Long Beach Masonic Lodge, 3610 Locust Ave.
More Info Food Finders is challenging local chefs to create “edible extras,” which would involve tasting samples and small plates made from re-purposed food that otherwise would end up being tossed away, all in an effort to reduce food waste. Tickets cost $45. Visit foodfinders.org.

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Around Town | Sept. 8, 2018