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The Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross, Long Beach City College and the Long Beach Fire Department will host the14th Annual CPR Saturday at Long Beach City College, 4901 E Carson St., on Saturday, May 30. The event will run from 8am to 4pm. Learn crucial life-saving skills to protect friends and family. CPR courses run throughout the day and may last up to four hours. Select classes will also be taught in Spanish, and classes are available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Walk-up registration is available on Saturday, May 30 for open classes only. For class fees and times, visit
Recovery International provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits so individuals can gain personal control over distressing emotions and improve general well-being. This worldwide nonprofit organization, founded in 1937, holds weekly meetings every Saturday at 1pm at Kaiser Hospital Conference Center on Normandie (one block south of PCH). Park in structure. Call (310) 322-6411.
The Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge # 888, 16426 Bellflower Blvd. in Bellflower, invites the public to its monthly breakfast on Sunday, May 31 from 8am to noon. Admission is $5.50 per person for the buffet-style breakfast, which includes eggs as you like them, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, assorted fruit, Belgian waffles and coffee.
Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Rd., will host a spring festival entitled “A Victorian Affair” on Sunday, May 31 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Wear Victorian attire and step back 100 years to experience the dynamic era, complete with live music, dancing, unusual entertainment, and even a Maypole dance. The festival will also include Victorian fashion shows, humorous skits, and a conglomeration of colorful characters, including a magician, a fortuneteller and a phrenologist, who will predict someone’s character by the bumps on his head. Music will be performed by The Band of the California Batallion, an authentic 16-piece, Civil War-re-enacted brass band. Cost is $5 for adults, and $3 for full-time students and museum members. Call (562) 570-1755 or visit
The Greater Long Beach/San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the Autism Society of America will present Dr. Tina Arora, autism specialist from CSULB, at Emerson Parkside Academy Charter School, Parent/Teacher Bungalow #35, 2625 Josie Ave. on Tuesday, June 2 from 7pm to 9pm. Childcare will not be available for this meeting. Contact Joey Hayashi at (562) 982-9129.
There is still time to order a brick inscription to be placed in Phase 9 of the Hilltop Brick Project. The deadline for ordering is Friday, June 5. Pick up an order form at the Signal Hill Library, 1770 E. Hill Street in Signal Hill, or call (562) 989-7324 to request a form. A brick inscription can commemorate a birthday, graduation, or other momentous event. The price is $50 for one line, $75 for two lines, and $100 for three lines.
The Long Beach Neighboorhood Foundation will present the 2nd Annual
Wrigley River Run 5K/10K and Tadpole Trot on Saturday, June 6, offering a flat, fast course through Wrigley Village and on the L.A. River bike path. Registration opens at 6am. Information packet pick-up is located at Holy Innocents Church, 2500 Pacific Ave., at the following times: Friday, June 5 from 5pm to 8pm; and Saturday, June 6, beginning at 6am. Visit
Long Beach Heritage will celebrate “A Century of Style” with its annual Great Homes of Long Beach tour Sunday, June 7. From noon to 5pm, ticket holders will be welcomed inside six architecturally distinguished homes in the Belmont Heights, Bixby Knolls, Los Cerritos and Willmore City neighborhoods of the city. At each home, Long Beach Heritage docents will greet visitors and highlight the various interior and exterior features and any known history about the home. Tickets are $35, or $30 for Heritage members. Reservations are limited. To purchase tickets, order online at For more information, call (562) 493-7019 or visit
The June selection for the Bixby Knolls Literary Society will be A Mass for the Dead by William Gibson. The next Society meeting will be Wednesday, June 10 at 7pm at the Richard Goad Theatre, 4250 Atlantic Ave. Parking available along Atlantic and on Burlinghall. Refreshments provided. Call (562) 997-1494.

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