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CUENTOS Y CANTOS BILINGUAL STORY TIME
What Bilingual children’s program
Who Mark Twain Neighborhood Library
When Saturday, March 14 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Where Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
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.

LA OPERA SPECIALTY TALK
What LA Opera Community Educator Ronald Streicher presents “Puccini’s Turandot: The Quest for a Proper Ending.”
Who Ronald Streicher
When Saturday, March 14 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Where El Dorado Neighborhood Library, 2900 N Studebaker Rd.
More Info An opera multi-media presentation held by an expert who will answer audience questions afterwards. Some of the operas presented will have adult content. Light refreshments will be served.

TELLING YOUR STORY IN KHMER
What Khmer language class
Who Chan Hopson
When Saturday, March 14 from 3pm to 5pm
Where Mark Twain Neighborhood Library, 1401 E Anaheim St
More Info Learn conversational Khmer in this class centered around sharing personal narritives. All ages and language abilities are welcome. For more information call (562) 570-1046.

HISTORIC GARDEN TOUR
What A Curated Tour of Florence Bixby’s Gardens
Who Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation
When Saturday, March 14 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Where Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 E Bixby Hill Rd.
More Info The beginning of this year’s curated garden tours at this historical sight. The garden was designed by Florence Bixby in the early 1900s. Tickets are $15 per person.

LONG BEACH ART WALK
What local art fair
Who LB Art Walk
When Saturday, March 14 from 5pm to 10pm
Where East Village Arts District
More Info Galleries and businesses will be displaying artwork for the public to see. Artists will also get a chance to sell their artwork and musicians will be playing live music. For more information visit https://artslb.org/lb-artwalk/.

LOCAL VENDOR MARKETPLACE
What Arts and Crafts Fair
Who Arts and Crafts Fair
When Sunday, March 15 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.

RANCHO READING
What Children’s story time
Who Rancho Los Cerritos
When Tuesday, March 17 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.

DANCE FOR LIFE
What Exercise class
Who United Cambodian Community
When Tuesday, March 17 from 10am to 12pm
Where Mark Twain Neighborhood Library, 1401 E Anaheim St.
More Info This dance class provides light exercise that is ideal for seniors to the tune of pop music and Khmer songs. This event is open to the public and all ages.

ST.PATRICK’S DAY CRAFTS
What holiday crafting
Who Alamitos Neighborhood Library
When Tuesday, March 17 from 4pm to 5pm
Where Alamitos Neighborhood Library, 1836 E 3rd St.
More Info A crafting event suited for children from first grade to sixth grade. Kids will make an easy St. Patrick’s themed craft. All materials will be provided.

LITTER PATROL
What 30 minute beach clean up
Who Justin Rudd
When Saturday, March 21 from 10:30am to 11am
Where 1 Granada Ave.
More Info Volunteers of all ages are invited to help pick up trash from the beach, to improve safety and cleanliness. The event will continue in any weather. The parking kiosk code is 0215.

Serving Bixby Knolls, California Heights, Los Cerritos, Wrigley and Signal Hill
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