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Community News

Community News

From Issue: Volume XX - Number 22
11/2/2012




Children’s Program

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site announces an afternoon of good and old-fashioned fun for children on Saturday, Nov. 3. This is an opportunity for children to create unique seasonal crafts and participate in a historically themed program called “Creation Station.” This free program is intended for children between the ages of 6-11. Families can drop by to participate between 1-4 p.m. No reservations required.

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is a public museum open for tours, programs, and events. The Rancho is located at 4600 Virginia Road in Long Beach, northwest of the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and San Antonio Drive. Free public tours are offered Wednesday-Sunday from 1-5 p.m. For more information please call (562) 570-1755, or visit the website at www.rancholoscerritos.org and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.con/rancholosc.

Fun, Free Nature Walk

Two ecologists will lead a free nature walk of the Los Cerritos Wetlands on Saturday, Nov. 3, 8-10 a.m. Song birds, hawks, owls, rabbits and even coyotes can be seen in the wetlands.

Participants will learn how the Tongva Native Americans relied on the resources of these wetlands. This walk is appropriate for all ages and is stroller-friendly. Park on the inland side of the intersection of PCH and 1st Street, just at the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach. For more information or to RSVP, contact Elizabeth at ejlambe@verizon.net.

Open House

On Sunday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m., St. Anthony High School will host an Open House for students and families interested in a small values-based high school where students receive a UC/CSU-track college preparatory education. Guests are invited to enter the school’s main entrance at 620 Olive Ave. Tours will be led by students who are President’s Ambassadors and visitors will have the opportunity to speak directly with faculty and staff in classrooms throughout the high school. Application packets will be available. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend the Open House or contact the Registrar Lori Tribble at (562) 435-4456 for more information.

Holiday Faire

The Nightingales of the Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach Auxiliary, a volunteer fund-raising organization for Miller Children’s, invites the community, family and friends to the annual Holiday Faire on Nov. 5 and 6. The Holiday Faire will feature more than 60 vendors selling a variety of items including clothing, toys, jewelry, purses, crafts, ceramics, beauty products, accessories and more. Attendees can participate in the silent auction, purchase goodies from the bake sale and enter a free cash drawing. Admission is free.

For more information, call Kimberly McMahon at (562) 429-1889 or email k.mcmahon4@yahoo.com

Christmas Tree Presale

Operation Jump Start, a charity serving Long Beach youth striving toward a college education, has launched its annual Christmas Tree pre-sales. All proceeds will fund OJS’ unique community-based mentoring programs, serving over 120 students each year. A variety of trees, wreaths and garland are on sale now and will be available for reservation through Nov. 9. The lot-quality trees range in price and size from $40 for a 5 foot Douglas Fir to $150 for a 9 foot Noble Fir. Orders can be placed online at www.operationjumpstart.org/christmas-order.htm or by phone at (562) 988-2131.

Casino Night

On Saturday Nov. 10, Haven’s Heart is hosting its annual Casino Night fundraiser at Skylinks Golf Course in Long Beach from 8 p.m. to midnight. The night will include many casino style games, blackjack, poker, craps and roulette for the chance to win many raffle prizes along with music, fun and appetizer buffet. In addition there will be a live and silent auction items for your bidding enjoyment.

Haven’s Heart is a nonprofit organization that provides psychosocial services, spiritual guidance and donations of needed item to over 120 families in the Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange County areas. For more information, tickets, or donations visit the event website www.havensheart.myevent.com.

Heart Walk

The American Heart Association invites the community to the Long Beach Heart Walk at the Shoreline Village in the heart of Long Beach on Nov. 10. The event, sponsored by Subway, Jenny Craig and Union Bank, aims to raise $300,000 for the fight against heart disease and stroke – the nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. The Heart Walk was created to build healthier lives by promoting healthy habits, such as walking, as a regular part of life. Event attractions include a 5K walk/run, 1-mile survivor route, kid’s fun zone, live entertainment, health expo, free blood pressure screening and CPR demonstration and giveaways.

There is no fee to participate. Walkers are eligible to receive a free Heart Walk T-shirt when they raise $100 or more. For more information or to register, visit www.LongBeachHeartWalk.org or call (949) 856-3555.

Library Book Club

Join the Los Altos Neighborhood Library Book Club on Saturday, Nov. 10, as they discuss the book Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende is the December 8 pick. The club meets on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at Long Beach Public Library’s Los Altos Neighborhood Library at 5614 E. Britton Dr. (behind Bristol Farms).

For more information on this program, call (562) 570-1045. For information on other Long Beach Public Library services and events, call (562) 570-7500 or visit www.lbpl.org.

Annual Fun’Raiser

Dramatic Allied Arts Guild, has announced the date for their annual Fun’Raiser, Holiday Glitz, Fashion Show, Auction and Boutique, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Old Ranch Country Club, 3901 Lampson, Seal Beach. For information, please contact Guild President Leslee Martin at (562) 760-3812.

One of the principle activities of this group each year is granting scholarships to students judged on academic achievement and outstanding talent in the Fine Arts at California State University Long Beach and Long Beach City College. Proceeds from this event help fund these scholarships. The Guild was founded in 1964 for the specific purpose of promoting and supporting the Fine Arts and Allied Arts in the community.

Free Shred Event

Shred-4-Good, a social enterprise of Goodwill Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (SOLAC) is holding a free shred event on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 8-10 a.m. at 800 W. Pacific Coast Hwy. The first box is free; each additional box is $5. Documents will be shred on the spot and certificates of destruction will be issued.

Shred-4-Good is AAA certified by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). Shred-4-Good meets the needs and satisfies government requirements for information security for the health care, financial, banking, real estate and legal sectors, as well as many other government and business entities. For more information call Marcos Colome at (562) 843-0042 or (562) 216-5256.

HHS Explored

The next Open Up Long Beach meeting on November 14th and will provide a behind the scenes look at how the Health and Human Services Department operates and manages to cover so many areas of need.

It takes place at 2525 Grand Ave. 6-8 p.m. Seating is limited, and calling to reserve your space is recommended. More information on the effort to make Long Beach more open, transparent and accountable can be found at www.openuplongbeach.com. Call (562) 570-6932 to reserve your space for this event.

Winter Class Guide

Looking for ways to grow and enhance your life this winter? Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine offers more than three hundred unique classes to explore new hobbies and interests. Courses are offered for youth, teens, adults and our 50+ citizens in a variety of subjects, including art & cultural, dance, music, enrichment, fitness, sports and more. Our new classes and returning favorites are listed in the Winter Class Guide, which was released Thursday. Look for the Guide in the mail or find one in all public libraries, community centers and City Hall after November 5.

For information on this or other Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine programs, call (562) 570-3100 or visit www.LBParks.org, sign up for E-notify and we’ll e-mail you the latest information.

A Bit of Vegas

St. Anthony High School invites the parents, alumni and the community to join in the excitement and fun of Vegas at its 4th Annual Casino Night, Saturday, Nov. 17, 6:30- 10:30 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Jack Errion Memorial Gymnasium located at 6th St. and Alamitos Ave. Parking is free in parking lot behind the gym.

This year’s theme, “Aces and Bases,” brings a new element of fun to the event, as everyone is asked to dress casually in their favorite “sport team” attire and walk-the-talk of their team. Tickets are now on sale at $40 ($45 at door). For more information on ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.longbeachsaints.org.