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Community News

Community News

From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 5

Story Time

“The Art of Racing in the Rain” is the selected book for Long Beach Reads One Book 2013, a city-wide event chaired by the Long Beach Public Library Foundation. Three, fun storytimes feature appearances by Clifford, the Big Red Dog and the children’s story Go Dog Go by P.D. Eastman. Special guest readers include Mayor Bob Foster at Burnett Library and Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal at the Main Library.

Story times will be held: March 14, Burnett Neighborhood Library, 560 E. Hill St. at 3 p.m.; March 15, Mark Twain Neighborhood Library, 1401 E. Anaheim St. at 3 p.m.; March 16, Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave. at 2 p.m.

This community-focused cultural project is designed to bring people together to raise the enjoyment of literacy by encouraging everyone in Long Beach to read the same book at the same time. For information on this or other Long Beach Public Library services and events, please call (562) 570-7500 or visit

Advance Directives

St. Mary Medical Center Long Beach will host Five Wishes – An Advance Directives for Healthcare Workshop on Thursday, March 14, 10-11 a.m. at its Health Enhancement Center, at 1050 Linden Ave. This important and informative workshop will be presented by Vitas Hospice. Reservations can be made by calling St. Mary Medical Center at (888) 478-6279.

Participants will learn about the similarity between the living will and a medical power of attorney. They will also be shown how the five wishes form incorporates both the living will and medical power of attorney in a concise document. Instruction on how to complete the five wishes form will also be given.

Spring Celebration

Join Christian Outreach in Action and Grace First Presbyterian Saturday, March 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for this year’s Family Spring Celebration. This event will take place at 515 E. 3rd St. on the corner of Linden Ave. Activities include: crafts and games, a photo booth, music presentations, and an egg hunt. There will also be a free lunch as well as personal hygiene products to take home for the family.

All are welcome to this fun, family day. For more information please contact Ana De La Torre at (562) 432-1440 or by email:

Notable Women

Rancho Los Cerritos continues a series of lectures that began in February and run through May; the lectures explore notable women in Western history. On Thursday, March 21: Filmmaker Martha Wheelock presents her documentary, “California Women Win the Vote.” The film illustrates the dramatic history of women’s suffrage in California, which took place nine years before the Federal Amendment.

Meet some of California history’s “dangerous” women and learn about the tribulations that they have encountered as they fought for the right to vote, the welfare of children, fair labor laws and more. All programs begin at 7 p.m. Ticket prices vary and pre-registration is required. Please call (562) 570-1755 for reservations.

Fashion Show

The Assistance League of Long Beach invites the public to a CAMEO Fashion Show at the Long Beach Convention Center, on Saturday, March 23. “An Afternoon in New York” is the theme. Included is a luncheon with complimentary wine, the always exciting fashion show, a live auction, silent auction and much more fun. Doors open at 10 a.m. for the silent auction and vignette display. Luncheon begins at noon, followed by the fashion show and live auction.

Price is $115 per person. Call (562) 627-5650 for tickets. Net proceeds fund the mentoring programs of CAMEO Professional Auxiliary of Assistance League of Long Beach.

Sleep Apnea

Long Beach Memorial and the Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation present a March 27 seminar, 1:30-3:30 p.m., to learn how sleep apnea can increase your risk factors of developing a stroke. Take home helpful information and tips on how to manage your sleep apnea. Ask questions and get answers to your health concerns. Free cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screenings are available to those who register early. This seminar is free – with limited space – at the Long Beach Petroleum Club, 3636 Linden Ave.

To register, call (888) 794-9466 or visit

Walk for Kids

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California will host Walk for Kids, a non-competitive 5k (3.1 miles) pledge event for individuals at all fitness levels. This event is designed to raise funds for six Ronald McDonald Houses, two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms and Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times.
The event is on Sunday, April 7, at 8 a.m. at Shoreline Park, 200 Aquarium Way. Visit for details.