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What 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace & Unity Parade and Celebration
Who City Council member Dee Andrews
When Saturday, Jan. 18 from 10am to 5pm
Where King Park, 1950 Lemon Ave.
More Info The parade honoring the life and work of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior will end at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Long where a celebration will begin. All ages are welcome at this free event that will include food, music and more.

What Trash collection and Long Beach Polar Bear Splash
Who Justin Rudd
When Saturday, Jan. 18 at 10am
Where Rosie’s Dog Beach, 1 Granada Avenue
More Info For every person that helps clean the beach for 30 minutes and then dives into the cold ocean water, $5 will be donated to various local charities. To register visit

What 6th annual Climate Change Symposium
Who The League of Women Voters of the Long Beach Area
When Sunday, Jan. 19 from 3pm to 6pm
Where Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
More Info Distinguished scientists will present their findings on climate change at this annual symposium. The event is free but registration is required. To register call (562) 548-4010 or email [email protected]

What Children’s story time
Who Rancho Los Cerritos
When Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 9:30am to 10am
Where Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Road
More Info An out-loud reading of a children’s book in Rancho Los Cerritos’ library. Attendance is free and no registration is required.

What Arts and Crafts Fair
Who Arts and Crafts Fair
When Sunday, Jan. 26 from 9am to 3pm
Where Marketplace Long Beach, 6475 Pacific Coast Hwy.
More Info Over 50 local vendors will be present at this weekly fair, including bakers, artisans and more.

What History lecture on orchids
Who South Coast Orchid Society
When Monday, Jan. 27, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where Whaley Park Community Center, 5620 E. Atherton St.
More Info Brandon Tam, curator of the orchid collections at The Huntington Botanic Gardens, will be giving a talk entitled “Orchids at The Huntington: Past, Present, and Future,” about how orchids became popularized. Orchids will also be on display. The event is free and open to the public.

What Candidate forum for the 6th District City Council Office and the Long Beach Unified School District 2 Office
Who The Wrigley Association
When Monday, Feb. 3 at 5:30pm
Where Veteran’s Park Community Center in the Social Hall, 101 E. 28th St.
More Info Doors will open for the event at 5:30, and light refreshments will be provided. The LBUSD forum will be held at 6pm, with the LBC Council forum starting at approximately 7pm, after a brief intermission. After questions from the audience have been screened by the association, the moderator will ask the candidates to each take a few minutes to respond.

What Mexican and American musical concert
Who Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
When Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8pm
Where Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
More Info This concert is $10 for students and $30 for general admission. It will showcase a variety of compositions from Mexico and the United States.

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