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Community News



From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 6
1/1/1900




Chili Cook-Off

A chili cook-off benefiting Long Beach Fire Department charities will take place at Rock Bottom Brewery on Wednesday, March 27 at 5 p.m. Proceeds from the chili cook-off and a silent auction will go to Fire Ambassadors, a senior program that teaches school kids about fire safety; LBFD Kids, which visits kids in hospitals; Junior Lifeguards; Spark of Love Toy Drive; LBFD Pipe & Drum Band; LBFD Museum and C.E.R.T.

Rock Bottom Brewery will also be donating 25 cents from every glass of Fire Chief Ale sold in the month of March. Anyone wishing to enter their chili in the contest will not have to pay an entry fee. Participants must bring at least one gallon of chili and have it at Rock Bottom either the day before or by noon the day of the contest. Info: (562) 537-2597 or (562) 570-2516.

Chapel Reopens

The Long Beach Rescue Mission will be holding a celebration to commemorate its newly remodeled chapel on Thursday, March 28, at 11:30 a.m. Guests can take part in rededicating the chapel, which provides daily church services to Long Beach Rescue Mission’s (LBRM) residents and the community.

A special thanks goes out to the Atterbury family and The TERMO Oil & Gas Exploration Company for their generous contributions. Thank you to Rolling Hills Covenant Church for providing the start of a new audio system. Generous donations like these helped to make this renovation possible.

For more information on the chapel dedication, please contact Robert Probst, the Long Beach Rescue Mission’s volunteer coordinator, at rprobst@lbrm.org and (562) 591-1292 x 111.

Social Media

The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Omnibeat present “A Better Business in 90 Minutes Seminar: Social Media Strategy for CEOs.” The event kicks off with breakfast and networking from 7:30 to 8 a.m. on April 4 at The Grand, 4101 E. Willow St. The 8-10 a.m. presentation follows.

Cost is $30 for chamber members and $40 for all others, breakfast included. Info at (562) 590-9234 or email kdesimas@lbchamber.com.

Quintessential Living

A tour of Rancho Los Alamitos is in store for members and guests of the Long Beach branch of American Association of University Women at their meeting on April 6. Rancho Los Alamitos is a microcosm of California history, past to present, for people to experience the living story of Southern California.

This exceptional site reveals the early Tongva presence, the Spanish and Mexican periods, the ranching and farming era and the imprint of 20th century development.

Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 Bixby Hill Road, Long Beach,
California has completed an $8.5 million project that includes restoration of the ranch’s barnyard area and construction of an education facility. Parking is free. As you enter Bixby Hills, just advise the guard that you are with AAUW, and you will be admitted. Social 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Meeting 10-10:30 a.m.; Tour: 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon; Lunch: 12-1 p.m. Cost of luncheon is $22. For reservations, please call Margy Arthur at (562) 799-8479 by March 30. AAUW membership is open to those with an AA degree or higher. To learn more about membership in AAUW, please go to www.aauw-longbeach.org.

Garden Open House

Prisk Native Garden in Long Beach is holding its annual open house on Sunday, April 7, 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. Come see the spectacular wildflower blooms this year.

The garden is on Los Arcos St. between San Vicente and Albury Streets. For further information, call Mike at (562) 481-5216.

Book Club

The Los Altos Neighborhood Library Book Club invites you to discuss The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald on Saturday, April 13, at the Los Altos Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr. The upcoming May 11 selection is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. The June 8 selection is The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury.
The club meets on the second Saturday of each month and is open to all adults. For more information, call (562) 570-1045 or visit www.lbpl.org.