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The Long Beach Council of Boy Scouts of America, Developers Diversified Realty and BSA Motorsports are collaborating for a unique event for Grand Prix weekend. The plan is to transform Bay Avenue (between South Pine Avenue and Aquarium Way) into “Scout Alley.” The newly created location will host several evening activities on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17 beginning at 9am each day, including pushcart, pinewood derby and soapbox races. For complete schedule or more information, visit or call Albert Guerra at (562) 881-6412.

The Rocky Stone Hearing Device Exhibit will meet on Friday, April 16 at the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, in Lakewood, from 10:30am to noon. A variety of devices which help enhance the quality of life for the hearing-impaired will be on display for hands-on demonstration. The display does not include hearing aids or cochlear implants. Admission is free and reservations are not necessary. More info at (562) 425-5651.

The Questing Heirs Genealogical Society of the surrounding Long Beach area will have its regular meeting on Sunday, April 18 at 1:15pm.  Nancy Huebotter will discuss keeping timelines and researching cemetery and mortuary records. The meeting is free, open to the public and will take place at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1900 E. Carson St. After the presentations, a beginning genealogy class will start. Call (562) 598-3027 or visit

The 100 Black Men of Long Beach, Inc., will host its Second Annual Gala and Awards Banquet on Friday, April 23 at 6pm at The Grand, 4010 Willow St. The program will recognize individuals who have made significant contributions in various endeavors. Call (562) 235-6479 or visit

St. Cyprian Church, 4714 Clark Ave., will host its annual Community Fest Carnival Friday, April 23 through Sunday, April 25. The festival will feature carnival rides, live entertainment, food, games and a spring shopping boutique. Admission is free and all are welcome. Hours: Friday 6pm—10pm; Saturday noon—10pm; and Sunday noon—8pm. Free parking available next door at St. Anthony field. Visit or call (562) 421-9487.

The Signal Hill Honorary Police Officers Association will have its second annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament on Friday, April 23, at the El Dorado Golf Course, 2400 Studebaker Rd. Check-in starts at 5:30pm, and the tournament begins at 6:30pm. The $65 donation includes two drink tickets and appetizers. No host dinner available. The tournament benefits the Widows and Orphans of the Signal Hill Police Department. Contact George Lopez at (310) 629-0109.

Volunteers are needed as the Wrigley Garden, in conjunction with Southern California Edison, the City of Long Beach, Office of Sustainability and Councilmember Tonia Reyes-Uranga, plant 40 trees on Saturday, April 24 at 9am at 1315 Taper St. Students who volunteer can receive credit for community service hours. Volunteers should bring a shovel and gloves. More info by emailing [email protected]

St. Joseph Parish and Elementary School will host their annual fair Friday, April 23 through Sunday, April 25 at the school, which is located at 6200 Willow St. The hours are 4pm—11pm Friday, 11am—11pm Saturday and 11am—6pm Sunday. The fair will include carnival rides, games & prizes, a cantina and lots of food. There will be live music Friday night with The Elm Street Band and on Saturday with Big Box of Men, from 7pm to 10pm each night. Discounted presale tickets will be available at the school April 20—April 22 from 2:30pm to-3pm. Call (562) 596-6115.

Space is still available to participate in Signal Hill’s Community Yard Sale. Pre-registration is required. For $25 and a $50 refundable deposit, participants can sell wares on Saturday, May 1, from 8am to noon in Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave. The City of Signal Hill will provide marketing for the event. Vendor applications are available at the Signal Hill Library and City Hall until April 26. Call (562) 989-7330.

Soroptimist International of Long Beach is inviting the community at large to attend the Women Who Make a Difference awards presentation and luncheon on Saturday, May 1 at 11am at The Grand, 4101 E. Willow St. The program honors women in the community who use their influence to improve the lives of women and who have distinguished themselves in their profession and in the community. Call (562) 713-8981 or visit

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