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Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 370 Junipero Ave., will host a “Chow Down at Sundown” from 6pm to 8pm Friday, July 30, featuring food, games and music by Woven Image. Call (562) 434-7400.

The City of Signal Hill and Sultans Car Club of Long Beach will host a car show Sunday, Aug. 1 from 8am to 3pm at Signal Hill Park, at the corner of E. Hill Street and Cherry Avenue. The event will feature show-quality cars and trucks from 1975 and before, and an awards presentation will begin at 2pm. Music will be provided by Johnny Rocket and the V-Twins. Proceeds will benefit Signal Hill youth programs. Call (562) 869-4202.

The North Long Beach Community Action Group will present 9th District Councilmember Steven Neal on Sunday, Aug. 1 from 2pm to 4pm, at North Police Substation, 4891 Atlantic Ave. He will be presenting an overall view of his plans for North Long Beach and the city.

The Office of Fourth District Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell is conducting a Summer Fun Day & Concert in the Park on Sunday, Aug. 1 at 4pm at Whaley Park, 5620 Atherton St. The Elm Street Band will perform. Bring picnic dinner, blanket, and chairs.

The next dinner for the Bixby Knolls Supper Club will take place at The Factory Gastrobar, 4020 Atlantic Ave., on Monday, Aug. 2. First seating will be at 5:30pm, second seating at 7pm. Send an RSVP to [email protected] The club’s goal is to support local restaurants on Monday nights, which are typically slow. Call (562) 989-7323.

The City of Signal Hill will celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 5pm to 8pm at Reservoir Park, 3315 Gundry Ave. (at Wardlow Road). The free annual community event is organized by the Signal Hill Police Department, in partnership with Target and the sponsorship of many local businesses and organizations, to promote strong partnerships between our local police, businesses and residents to prevent crime and make Signal Hill a safe place to live, visit, and do business. Included will be a bounce house for children, an art maker to create art projects, face painting, safari critters, a balloon artist, food, music, a chance to check out the Signal Hill Police Department’s Mobile Command Vehicle and the LA County Fire Truck, and opportunities to win prizes.

The California Writers Club of Long Beach will present H. Jose Sanchez, author of My Mother’s Bolivian Kitchen: Recipes and Recollections, on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 6pm to 8pm at the Los Altos Branch of the Long Beach Public Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr. Sanchez will speak about writing the cookbook memoir. Published and aspiring writers of all genres are welcome to attend. Visit or, or call (562) 595-2114.

Under a canopy of 2,500 origami peace cranes, the First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave., will host an interfaith service on Thursday, August 5 at 7pm, in remembrance and recognition of the 65th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Special music, the lighting of candles, meditations and prayers will be offered. Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Unitarian, Christian and Jewish leaders will speak about why remembering those bombings is important in their respective religious traditions. Call (562) 754-5334.

Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts (FOSHCA), in partnership with the City of Signal Hill, is conducting its 2010 Summer Concerts in the Park series. The free concerts will be performed each Wednesday night through Aug. 11 at 6:30pm in Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave. Attendees are welcome to bring picnic baskets or purchase food at the event. Next week will include a Neil Diamond tribute. Call (562) 989-7370.

The Los Altos Neighborhood Library Book Group will discuss The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr on Saturday, Aug. 14 at 10am. The book is a true story of a long-lost painting by the Italian master Michelangelo Caravaggio. New members are always welcome. The library is located at 5614 E. Britton Dr. Contact the librarian at [email protected] or (562) 570-1045.

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