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Community News

Community News

From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 1

Aquarium Activities

Daily thru March 1, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. – Ocean Soul: National Geographic Photography Exhibit. Photographer Brian Skerry exhibits his images that capture once-in-a-lifetime moments with marine life, from a diver happening upon a gargantuan whale at the sea floor to a tiny fish looking out from inside a discarded soda can. Rich colors and luminous settings draw viewers in and transport them to the world found underwater. Info:

Friday evenings thru May 31, 6-9 p.m. (except Feb. 15 & 22 & April 19) – Shark Lagoon Nights. The public is invited to get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators for free and will have the opportunity to touch bamboo and epaulette sharks and see large sharks like the sand tiger shark at the Shark Lagoon exhibit. Info:

Saturday, Jan. 12, 9 a.m. -5 p.m., Underwater Parks Day. Learn more about Southern California’s network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that went into effect Jan. 1, 2012. Guests will be able to learn about the commercial and recreational activities permitted. Info:

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7-8:30 p.m. Economic Environment and Public Higher Education.
Andrew Policano will discuss and sign copies of his book, Public No More: A New Path to Excellence for America’s Public Universities. Policano is the dean of the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, and the faculty director for the university’s Center for Investment and Wealth Management. Info:

Peace March

As a part of the City of Long Beach Peace Week activities, Mayor Bob Foster, Councilman Dee Andrews and distinguished community members will be leading the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Peace March on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Avenue.

“This Peace March provides the community an opportunity to stand united. Walking together, we represent peace, love, and understanding, which is the true meaning of community,” said Councilman Dee Andrews. For more information call (562) 570-6816 or log on to

Travel Show

The Annual Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show takes place Jan. 12¬13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center and is the ultimate destination for those passionate about jet-set vacations, epic journeys and rejuvenating road trips. The weekend event features activities that are perfect for every member of the family, including a climbing wall, zip line, culinary demonstration stage, and the perennial crowd-favorite, bubble rollers as well as two great contests with huge prizes.

Tickets are available online for $9 with Promo Code “LAPR” or at the door for $12. Children under 16 years old are free. For tickets and event information, visit, email or call (203) 878-2577.

Free Writers Event

California Writers Club of Long Beach presents “Perseverance and the Literary Thriller” on Saturday, Jan. 12, 3-5 p.m. (Networking starts at 2:30) at the Long Beach Los Altos Branch Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr. The speaker is Diana Wagman, the author of four novels and numerous short stories and essays.
All writers and the public are welcome to hear the featured speaker. For information see or write to

For the Birds

Wildlife photographer Gary Meredith will present a slide show and lecture on Birds of Orange County on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m., at El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St. Parking is free. An avid birder and great story teller, Meredith says “that while birding in Orange County he is able to see most of the species of birds seen in Southern California.” Info: (562) 598-8400.

Bridal Show

SeaCliff Country Club announces free admission to their Bridal Show on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drinks, meet local vendors and get inspired. The SeaCliff Ballroom will showcase creative and one-of-a-kind ideas that can be used in a variety of special events and create memories to last a lifetime. For more information contact the Private Events Office at: (714) 536-5358 or