From Issue: Volume XX - Number 21
Foster Youth Alumni Co-Mentoring Project seeks adults to “co-mentor” young adults (18-24 yrs.) who are transitioning out of foster care and offer them guidance as they begin to live independently. Learn about our innovative “Co-Mentoring” program where you share your life experiences and support young adults when they need you most. Together we can help prepare former foster youth for the future.
Upcoming Orientations: Thursday, Nov. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. or Saturday Oct. 20, Oct. 27 or Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP (213) 365-2900 or visit www.scffaa.org, select “Youth in Transition.”
Cup for a Cause
On Saturday, Oct. 20, Yogurtland Belmont Shore will be hosting a fundraiser in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the cure for breast cancer. Simply stop by the store and choose between 16 flavors of yogurt and mix it with over 30 topping selections. 100% of net proceeds earned from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Each customer has the opportunity to spin a prize wheel and win a Yogurtland T-shirt, cooler bag or voucher for future purposes between the hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The store is located on 4816 E. 2nd St. Phone (562) 439-2500 with any questions.
The Long Beach State (LBSU) women’s basketball team is hosting its first-ever Hoopfest, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for all ages and skill levels, on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the university’s Walter Pyramid. All proceeds will benefit the Lady 49ers.
The cost for each team is $50, and teams must field three to four players. Games will be played in a half-court format. The first team to 20 points, or whichever team is winning after 15 minutes, will advance in its respective bracket. Teams can register at longbeachstate.com or call (562) 985-2210.
A group of cops, judges and other law enforcement officers are calling for an end to the war on drugs by holding a special sneak peek at “Legalize It,” a new documentary about Prop. 19, the 2010 California campaign to legalize and regulate marijuana like alcohol. On Oct. 24, 7-10 p.m. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), in conjunction with Willie Nelson’s Luck Films and award-winning filmmakers Dan Katzir and Ravit Markus, will host a special screening and discussion panel of the film at the Art Theatre, 2025 E. 4th St.
Libertarian VP Candidate Judge James Gray is expected to attend. Tickets are available online and start at $10. Please see the website or contact Diane Goldstein, email@example.com or (714) 232-3722 for more info.
Fundraiser for Kids
Surfing phenomenon Zoltan Torkos, credited for executing the first kick-flip on a surfboard in 2011, and renowned local artists Tiffany Baca and Derek M. Fox, will place items up for bid to benefit children in Indonesia during Within Arms Reach’s fundraiser on Oct. 25 in Long Beach.
The Imported Hearts & The Arts fundraiser and silent auction takes place from 7-11 p.m. at Sababa Restaurant & Lounge, located at 6527 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. Along with the auction, the event will include live bands, local artists, raffles and prizes, and an artistically-crafted bar menu. To offer support or receive more information about the Imported Hearts & The Arts fundraiser, please call (714) 866-9345, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ram Baseball Boosters
You are invited to join Millikan High School’s Ram Baseball Boosters as they have a free e-waste recycle drop-off and a used book collection along with a car wash & pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Millikan High School, 2800 Snowden Ave.
Drop-off e-waste (TVs, computers, monitors, loose electrical cords, etc.) and used books and then have your car washed for only $5. A delicious pancake breakfast is available too. Fundraising benefits the Ram Baseball Program and a local literary program. Contact (562) 799-4009 for info.
The Children’s Benefit League of Long Beach is hosting its annual harvest bazaar Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 4644 Clark Ave. Included are more than 20 booths with plants, jewelry, holiday & craft items, baked goods, linens, children’s toys & clothes, tenderly touched wares, collectables, retail vendors, silent auction & opportunity drawings.
Beverages and lunch will be available for purchase. The funds raised will benefit five different children’s health clinics in the greater Long Beach and surrounding areas. Contact Mary Ann Corlett at (562) 547-0153 for more details.
The American Heart Association (AHA) and Union Bank, N.A., are teaming up to host a series of Health and Wellness Expos, including one at Union Bank’s Long Beach Branch (1900 Atlantic Ave). on Saturday, Oct. 27. The event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is free and open to the public.
Participants will receive complimentary blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and BMI (Body Mass Index) screenings, one-on-one consultation with a cardiologist and heart health information. There will also be live cooking demonstrations and $25 gift card giveaways every 30 minutes. For more information about the Health and Wellness Expo, please call the American Heart Association – Los Angeles County Division at (213) 291-7000.
Fall Harvest Party
Join the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach Houssels Forum to honor the NICU graduates from 2005 to 2012 with a Fall Harvest party on Sunday, Oct. 28. The 1:30-3:30 p.m. event, limited to NICU graduates, parents and siblings, will feature fun activities, games, a gift raffle, snacks and refreshments.
Info: Quijada-Barrera, March of Dimes NICU Family Support Specialist, at (562) 933-8027 or email@example.com.
Wings Wheels, Rotors
WWRE 2012 is an annual open house and family event hosted by the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce and the California National Guard’s Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB). All the activities will take place at the flightline on Los Alamitos Army Airfield, 11200 Lexington Dr. on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On display will be military aircraft, helicopters, many cars, warbirds along with public safety, first responder and military equipment. Aircraft flyovers are planned including aircraft static displays and radio controlled airplanes. Free admission, free parking, donations accepted. Dogs, bikes or alcohol not permitted. Picture I.D. required to enter the base. www.WWRExpo.net.
Gates at Luncheon
Robert M. Gates, former secretary of defense will be the featured speaker at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach their 14th annual corporate luncheon held on Oct. 31. at the Law Offices Keesal, Young & Logan. Gates served as the 22nd secretary of defense (2006-2011) and is the only one in U.S. history to be asked to remain in that office by a newly-elected president.
The entire event is underwritten by Keesal, Young & Logan and 100% of the proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach, for much needed funding that supports the programs they provide to over 4,500 at-risk youth in the city. For more information about the event and to purchase advance tickets, call (562) 595-5945.
Soroptimist International Long Beach is seeking nominations from the community for women and businesses who are doing outstanding things to benefit women, and invites potential nominators to visit their website at www.si-longbeach.org for more information on the award categories and the nomination process. Nominations can be submitted online and are due by Nov. 1.
The winners of these awards will be honored at a luncheon on Saturday, March 9. For more information, call (562) 619-2312 or visit the Soroptimist website at: www.si-longbeach.org.
Meals for Vets
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach and Rock for Vets are sponsoring their first annual variety show and concert fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Scottish Rite Ernest Borgnine Theatre. Proceeds will help feed low-income homebound veterans in the Long Beach and Signal Hill area as well as provide funding for The Rock Club’s ‘Rock For Vets’ Music Therapy Program at the VA Hospital in Long Beach.
The Variety Show & Concert is 4-7 p.m. at 855 Elm Ave. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.mowlb.org or call (562) 439-5000.
Merit Badge Day
On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Long Beach Area Council of The Boy Scouts of America will sponsor a Merit Badge Fair Day. Check-in is from 7:30-8 a.m. The event will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4142 Cerritos Ave., Los Alamitos.
Eighteen Merit Badges are being offered ranging from Auto Maintenance including to Personal Management and includes 10 Required Merit Badges. A trail to First Class program is also being offered. Scouts should take full advantage of this opportunity. Early registration is recommended as these classes fill up quickly. Breakfast and lunch items will be available for purchase or you may bring a sack lunch. Registration and additional information listed at: www.MeritBadgeFair188.com.