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Community News

Community News

From Issue: Volume XX - Number 23
11/16/2012




Youth Fishing Derby

Join Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation for a free Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, Nov. 17, beginning with registration at 8 a.m. El Dorado Park is located at 7550 E. Spring Street. There is a $7 gate entry fee for vehicles. Free fishing poles and tackle to catch fish will be provided to youth ages 15 years old and under. Participants over 16 years old are required to have a California State Fishing License. For more information call (562) 570-1765.

Talks Like a Duck

Webster Webfoot and Uncle Jimmy Weldon will be the keynote speakers at the Rossmoor/Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated monthly meeting Saturday, Nov. 17. Many can remember Jimmy Weldon with his 3-year-old Webster Webfoot on Channel 13 during the 1950s. He was also the voice for that poor little guy, Yakky Doodle, who was always asking, “Are you my mama?” Today at 89 years young Jimmy is a noted motivational speaker who has sold 30,000 copies of his book “Go Get ‘em Tiger.”

“He was our guest speaker two years ago and was a sensation,” commented President Wendy Grose. “After all of the hard work, victories and disappointments of this last election Jimmy Weldon is just the right tonic to get us on track again.” The meeting will be held at Farmers & Merchants Bank on Seal Beach Blvd. at 10:15 a.m. Please park and enter from the back of the building. For more information contact Wendy Grose at (562) 493-2080.

Family Tree Search

Questing Heirs Genealogical Society is holding its monthly meeting on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1:15 p.m.

Presenting is Barbara Renick on “Hidden Treasures in Family Search” at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 1900 E. Carson ST. There’s a beginning research class 4-5 p.m. For more info call Liz Myers at (562) 598-3027 or visit www.qhgs.info

Sea Turtle Search

At 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, two ecologists will lead a nature walk through wetlands to search for sea turtles. A group of endangered Pacific Green Sea Turtles has taken up residence where the Haynes Power Plant discharges warm water into the San Gabriel River. Learn about these turtles and the other flora and fauna of our wetlands. This two-hour hike is appropriate for ages 7 and above. Park on the inland side of the intersection of Pacific Coast Hwy. and 1st St., at the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach. Please RSVP to Elizabeth at ejlambe@verizon.net.

Peace & Unity Parade

The 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Parade and Celebration is set for Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. and Anaheim St. The celebration follows from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave.

Currently, applications are being accepted for sponsorship, parade participants, vendors, performers, and volunteers. Community groups and organizations are encouraged to participate. Parade application fee is $85 and vendor fees range from $350 to $150. For more information call (562) 570-6816 or log on to the Martin Luther King Jr. web page at http://www.longbeach.gov/district6.

Have a Used Car?

Donate your used vehicle to the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California’s Kidney Cars program and you can join the fight against kidney disease. Your vehicle donation will support the many prevention programs and direct patient services offered throughout Southern California that are enhancing the lives of people with, and at risk for, kidney disease. In addition, your contribution can earn you a tax deduction.

The National Kidney Foundation will pick up any used vehicle from any roadside or parking lot free of charge. Call (800) 488-CARS or visit www.kidneycars.org.