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RED PLANET EXPLORATION
What Mars science event
Who Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
When Saturday, Nov. 16 from 1pm to 4pm
Where Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, 5870 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Talks by NASA scientists, virtual reality and strategy games will be featured at this Mars themed educational event.

LIBRARY BIRTHDAY
CELEBRATION
What 109th anniversary of Burnett Library
Who Burnett Neighborhood Library
When Saturday, Nov. 16 from 12pm to 3pm
Where Burnett Neighborhood Library, 560 E Hill St.
More Info Games, treats and an interactive history exhibit will be available at the library’s 109th anniversary party.

SHAKESPEARE ALOUD
What Group Shakespeare reading
Who Los Altos Neighborhood Library
When Saturday, Nov. 16 from 1pm to 3:30pm
Where Los Altos Neighborhood Library, 5614 E Britton Dr.
More Info Community members are welcome to participate in this live reading of the works of Shakespeare.

PATCHWORK SHOW
What Modern Makers Festival
Who Dear Handmade Life
When Sunday, Nov. 17 from 11am to 5pm
Where Marine Stadium, 5255 E Paoli Way
More Info This festival is meant to celebrate handmade and independent goods. The event will include arts and crafts vendors, DIY activities, food and music. Attendance is free.

YOUTH FISHING DERBY
What Children’s fishing competition
Who El Dorado Park
When Saturday, Nov. 23 from 8am to 1pm
Where El Dorado Regional Park, 7550 E. Spring St.
More Info A fishing competition for those 15 years of age and younger. Participation is free. Registration will be held from 8am to 9am. Prizes will be given to the winners. For more information call (562) 570-1771.

ORCHID TALK
What Horticulture talk by Steve Hampson
Who South Coast Orchid Society
When Nov. 25 from 7pm to 9pm
Where Whaley Park Community Center, 5620 E. Atherton St.
More Info Steve Hampson will be presenting a program entitled “Searching for Wild Orchids in China.” Hampson is the senior horticulturalist at Roger’s Gardens in Corona Del Mar. This event is free and open to the public.

RANCHO READING
What Children’s story time
Who Rancho Los Cerritos
When Tuesday, Nov 26 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.

TURKEY TROT
What 5K/10K walk/run
Who Long Beach Turkey Trot
When Thursday, Nov. 28 from 7am to 9:45am
Where Granada Boat Launch Ramp, 1 Granada Ave.
More Info A run/walk to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. Participants can choose between 5K and 10K courses. A half-mile course will also be available for children. For more information visit https://www.justinrudd.com/trot.html.

EASTERN EXERCISE AT THE LIBRARY
What Tai Chi class
Who Signal Hill Public Library
When Friday, Nov. 29 at 11:30am
Where Signal Hill Public Library, 1800 E Hill St.
More Info A class guided by Tai Chi instructors from the MAYE Center which is suitable for all levels. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat. Registration is required for this event. Registrations can be made by calling 562-989-7323 or at the library.

VEGAN FOOD COURT
What Plant-based food marketplace
Who Long Beach Vegan Festival
When Saturday, Dec. 7 from 12pm to 5pm
Where The Pike Outlets, 95 S Pine Ave.
More Info A variety of vegan food vendors will gather for this monthly event. Entry is free. For more information visit https://vegandistrictlb.com/.

CUENTOS Y CANTOS BILINGUAL STORY TIME
What Bilingual children’s program
Who Mark Twain Neighborhood Library
When Saturday, Dec. 12 at 2pm
Where Mark Twain Neighborhood Library, 1401 E Anaheim St
More Info This bilingual event is meant to foster a love of reading in both Spanish and English, and is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 5. Children and their families will also be able to play games and sing in a bilingual setting.

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