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What Donation to local schools
Who Baja Sonora Mexican restaurant
When Every Monday
Where Both Baja Sonora locations: Atlantic Avenue and 35th Street in Bixby Knolls, and Clark Avenue and Spring Street in Los Altos
More Info Customers are asked to name a local school, and 10 percent of their purchase will be donated to that school. Over $17,000 has now been donated to local schools through PTA Mondays. This goes on all year long, whether school is in session or not. Call (562) 981-1950 or visit

What Garden docent training
Who Hosted by Rancho Los Cerritos
When Saturdays, Feb. 26 through March 19
Where 4600 Virginia Rd., located northwest of the intersection of San Antonio Drive and Long Beach Boulevard
More Info Training is free with membership to Friends of Rancho Los Cerritos. Advance reservations requested. Call (562) 570-1755.

What “About Boating Safety,” an in-depth safe-boating class
Who Hosted by the Coast Guard Auxiliary
When Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8:30am
Where Expo building, 4321 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Cost is $25 and includes all materials and refreshments. Each attendee will receive an illustrated book and copies of federal and state regulations. Bring a writing utensil for taking notes. Advance registration is not required but will be appreciated to ensure enough “goodies” for all. Email Everett Harper at [email protected]

What Annual fashion show
Who Hosted by the Long Beach Emblem Club
When Saturday, Feb. 26 at 11am with no-host cocktail, followed by lunch at noon and fashion show at 1pm
Where Golden Sails Hotel, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Highway
More Info Pre-paid reservations or information can be obtained by calling (562) 429-6170 or (562) 422-5030. The Long Beach Emblem Club is a charitable club dedicated to doing good works in the community. Membership is open to individuals over the age of sixteen.

What Fundraising dinner/dance event
Who Held by Millikan High School Community of Musicians, Artists and Social Scientists (COMPASS) Boosters
When Sunday, Feb. 27 from 6pm to 9pm
Where Gaslamp Restaurant, 6251 East Pacific Coast Highway
More Info Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by check made out to COMPASS Boosters. Checks should be mailed to Mary Massich, Millikan High School, 2800 Snowden Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815-1499. Call (562) 425-7441 ext. 4548 or email [email protected]

What Author talk and book-signing
Who Friends of the Signal Hill Library
When Monday, Feb. 28 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Where Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 East Hill St.
More Info Local author Yumi Weeks will discuss her book Yumi’s Yummies: Japanese- American Fusion then whip up a special dessert for all to enjoy, while her husband, Bill Weeks, discusses his novel Gaijin Teacher: Foreign Sensei. Books autographed by the authors will be available for purchase. Admission is free, but donations to help support programs will be appreciated. 

What Two five-day workshops which will explore Dominguez family history over two centuries
Who Hosted by the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum and CSU Dominguez Hills
When Applications are due Tuesday, March 1 and the workshops will be June 13—17 and June 20—24.
Where 18127 South Alameda St.
More Info Call (310) 243-2438 or visit

What Community Planting Day
Who Sponsored by Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal, North Alamitos Beach Association & 4th Street Business Association
When Saturday, March 5 at 9am
Where “Edsel Lot” parking lot at Cherry Avenue and 4th Street
More Info Twenty-five trees will be planted to further beautify the streets and improve quality of life for citizens. Volunteers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Shovels, snacks and drinks will be provided. Students can receive credit for community service hours. Food and drink will be donated by 4th Street merchants, Portfolio Coffee House, 4th Street Vine and Ashley’s Bar & Grill.

What Free talk on “Can We Rely on God for Health?”
Who Brian Talcott, member of Christian Science Board of Lectureship
When Saturday, March 5 at 3pm
Where Christian Science Church, 5871 Naples Plaza
More Info Call (562) 799-1588.

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