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What Urban ballroom dance
Who Hosted by Faith Presbyterian Church
When Friday, Feb. 15, from 7pm to 9pm
Where Faith Presbyterian Church, 500 E. San Antonio Dr.
More Info The purpose of the event is to bring the Bixby Knolls and surrounding community together for the art of urban-ballroom dance. Local residents Linda Jackson and James “Rocky” Hubert are also hosting the event. A $10 donation is suggested for each class. Contact Linda at (310) 895-0966.

What Family workshop
Who Hosted by Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
When Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9am to noon
Where Miller Children’s & Women’s Houssels Forum (Ground Floor), 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Learn how to incorporate balance into a daily routine at this workshop, which will include family activities such as infant-massage techniques, a self-care lecture and yoga. Mothers, partners and pre-crawling infants are welcome. RSVP is required. To register, call (562) 933-2744.

What Community-garden building
Who Hosted by Kristen Gritter Cox
When Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9am to 3pm
Where 1131 Pacific Ave.
More Info Event organizers are building gardens in the community to teach skills to volunteers and promote healthy eating. Organizers require assistance cleaning the area. Bring gloves and seedlings. Food will be provided. Visit

What Political brunch
Who Hosted at the Historic Long Beach Dairy and Creamery
When Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9:30am to 1pm
Where The Historic Long Beach Dairy and Creamery, 167 E. South St.
More Info The brunch is a free meet-and-greet that is open to the public and will introduce locals to candidates of the 33rd-District state Senate race. The event is not a forum. The community, media, advocates and activists are invited. Call (562) 572-1602.

What Beach cleanup
Who Hosted by the Justin Rudd Community Action Team
When Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10am
Where 1 Granada Ave.
More Info Free beachfront parking will be available using the code “JR0216.” Refreshments will be provided. Register at or in-person at the event.

What Cybersecurity competition
Who Hosted by Long Beach City College
When Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9am to 2:30pm
Where Long Beach City College, 4901 East Carson St.
More Info The event is free and open to the public. The California Mayors Cyber Cup is a wide-scale student competition with a goal to educate, inspire and empower a future workforce for California cybersecurity jobs. Visit

What Book sale
Who Hosted by The Friends of Signal Hill Library
When Friday, March 1, from noon to 4pm
Where Signal Hill Library Patio, 1780 E. Hill St.
More Info Fill a bag of books for only $5. Bags will be provided. Free raffle tickets will be available to all shoppers to enter a drawing for five autographed books. Call (562) 989-7323.

What Tour of the wetlands
Who Led by Los Cerritos Wetlands
When Saturday, March 2, at 8am
Where Meet at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and 1st Street
More Info Learn about the history of the wetlands and how the oil business co-exists with the wetlands. This walk is appropriate for ages 7 and up. Closed toes shoes are required. Park at the intersection of PCH and 1st St. RSVP to Elizabeth at [email protected]

What Immigration panel
Who Hosted by the American Association of University Women Long Beach
When Saturday, March 2, at 9:30am
Where Best Western Golden Sails Inn, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
More Info The panel speakers are Chanden Chance, Sandy Grigsby, Gaia Valentino and Bianca Vobecky. Cost is $28 for buffet lunch and $5 for only the program. RSVP by Feb. 21 to Ellen Mathis at (562) 433-6509 or at [email protected]

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