From Issue: Volume XX - Number 18
Help the Cheerleaders
Both the Varsity and JV squads are excited to represent Wilson High School and show off their skills at several upcoming cheerleading competitions this year. The varsity cheer squad is particularly thrilled to have the opportunity to travel to Orlando, Florida and compete against other top high school cheerleading teams around the nation at the ESPN National Cheerleading Championship on March 3, 2013.
In order for the entire squad to participate, an additional $18,000 must be raised by Dec. 31. The cheerleaders will be selling See’s Candy bars at various locations all month long. A car wash is also scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Gas Lamp Restaurant, 6251 E. PCH.
Please consider helping out by making a tax-deductible donation to the Wilson High School Cheerleading Squad. Please send your check or Money Order made out to: WHS Cheer Boosters, 4400 E. Tenth St. Long Beach, CA 90803. More info: www.wchscheer.weebly.com.
AACSC Trade Show
More than 120 vendors and 2,500 owners in the rental housing industry will descend upon the Long Beach Convention Center on Sept. 13 for the 44th Annual Rental Housing Expo, sponsored by the Apartment Association, California Southern Cities.
Known as the largest rental housing trade show in California, this expo will feature “one stop” shopping for property owners, managers, real estate agents and investors. Products, services and consultants will be available to help property owners with their needs.
The line up of seminars and exhibits this year is designed to provide opportunities for landlords to navigate the world of rental housing. More than six seminars and workshops will be presented.
Admission to the expo and all of the seminars is free to the public. All landlords, realtors, and property managers from Los Angeles and Orange counties are encouraged to attend. For more information, go to www.apt-assoc.com or call (562) 426-8341.
“Making Our City Walkable: An Action Workshop” is on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2-6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Medical Center, 1050 Linden Ave. This is free program that brings national experts to work one-on-one with citizens and community organizations to learn the fundamental steps towards creating a city that is safer and more accessible for pedestrians.
Open to any member of the community who would like to better understand how their neighborhood, school or organization can help the city become a safer, more comfortable place for adults and children to walk. RSVP http://www.lbymca.org/walklongbeach or call (562) 279-1700.
Quilters by the Sea Quilt Guild Meeting is being held on Thursday, Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Lakewood, 5336 E. Arbor Rd., Long Beach. No charge for members; $3 for guests. Business Meeting & Quilt Auction planned.
The workshop, “Quilt as You Go Technique” with Ruberta Peterson will be on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The American Gold Star Manor invites the public to its “First Annual Patriots Remembrance Day, A Celebration of Life & Health” that honors those who died on 9-11. Health lectures, free screenings, entertainment, kids activities and more at 3021 N. Gold Star Drive (west of Sante Fe Ave. at Spring St.), on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. Mary Medical Center is a co-sponsor. Info: (562) 426-7651.
Quarters for Quality
Bring your spare quarters to the 3rd annual Quarters for Quality to benefit the pediatric supportive and palliative care program at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 3:30-6 p.m. This program improves the “quality of life” for children with life-threatening illnesses and helps address the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of pediatric patients and families.
All proceeds from Quarters for Quality go directly towards the supportive and palliative Care Program at Miller Children’s. The event will be outside Miller Children’s Pavilion at 2801 Atlantic Ave. For more information, contact Rachel Llanos at Rllanos@memorialcare.org.
Retro Row Event
4th Street/Retro Row’s Summer Sidewalk Sale & Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit features bargains galore, live music and food trucks on Saturday, Sept. 22, noon to 6 p.m.
The 4th Street Sidewalk Sale is a fundraiser for Artful Thinking Organization, a Long Beach, California based 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides foundations with direct services program funding in tandem with community based events that will educate, enlighten and assist the community in making informed decisions about their health including Breast Cancer.
For more details, visit the 4th Street website at www.4thstreetlongbeach.com or www.artfulthinking.org/Special_Events.html
The California Women’s Conference is coming to Southern California! For nearly 30 years, women in California have enjoyed a conference that provided a forum for building successful businesses, strengthening careers, and positively influencing the world around them. A partial list of speakers includes: Gloria Allred, Marcia Cross, Dr. John Gray and more.
Sessions are Sunday, Sept. 23: 5-8 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 24: 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center. A limited number of tickets are available at www.CaliforniaWomensConference.com: $79 Sunday only or $199 for both days.
Recipe for Success
Golden West College (GWC) will hold the 7th annual Chefs for Scholarships, an event to raise money for student scholarships, on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. A popular annual family fun event, Chefs for Scholarships will feature over 30 local restaurants, wineries and breweries serving scrumptious signature food and beverage samples for the guests. In addition to the food, there will be entertainment for the whole family.
This year’s event will again honor our brave fighting men and women by supporting the educational needs of our returning veterans. Three former combat veterans training for a new career as police officers in GWC’s Police Academy appreciate the assistance they received through a GWC Patrons Scholarship. Info: (714) 895-8316 or www.chefs4scholarships.com.
Enjoy an afternoon of mini-golf, food and prizes to raise funds for POWER 4 Youth’s mentoring program at its 2nd Annual Mini-Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 24 at Boomers in Fountain Valley.
POWER 4 Youth is a site-based program that matches caring adults to mentor youth with the goal of helping them to do better in school. Volunteer mentors assist students in acquiring both the academic and social skills crucial to achieving success.
For golfers, the cost is $60 and includes golf, dinner, awards and prizes. Sponsorship levels begin at $150. To find out more, call (562) 435-2352 or visit www.power4youth.org.
Duke on Straight Talk
Former California Governor George Deukmejian will be the guest on this week’s edition of Straight Talk. He joins host Art Levine to discuss the current national and state political scenes and provides some suggestions for breaking the political logjams we see at both levels.
This edition of Straight Talk airs in Long Beach and 40 surrounding cities on Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9 at 9 am and 7 p.m. on LBTV Channel 3 and FiOS 21, and at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Charter Channel 101.
Straight Talk is Viewable on Demand at www.StraightTalkTV.com and on YouTube, Facebook and iTunes.
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