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Community News

Community News Briefs

From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 7
4/5/2013




Wetlands

Learn about the remaining wetlands in Long Beach on Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Ecologists will lead a nature walk in the wetlands. They will talk about how the wetlands are being acquired and restored and the cooperation with businesses and the City of Long Beach. See some of the many creatures that thrive in the wetlands. Participants in previous hikes have observed song birds, hawks, owls, rabbits and even coyotes. Park at the intersection of PCH and 1st St., just at the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach.

For more information or to RSVP for the nature walk, contact Elizabeth at ejlambe@verizon.net.

Native Garden

Prisk Native Garden’s annual Open House is being held Sunday, April 7, 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. The garden is on the grounds of Prisk Elementary School on Los Arcos St. between San Vicente and Albury Streets. Come see the spectacular wildflower blooms. Info: (562) 481-5216 or letteriello@charter.net

Watch Your Balance

Dr. Edward Abalos, audiologist of Long Beach Veterans Hospital will speak to the Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America on Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m. at the Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood, regarding the treatment of positional vertigo.

Dr. Abalos, originally from Orlando, Florida, has been working at the Long Beach Veteran’s Hospital for more than five years (with an additional two years at other VA hospitals in Georgia and Florida). His professional interests include hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings, evaluation of auditory processing disorder, assistive devices for Veterans with traumatic brain injury, vestibular evaluations, and treatment of positional vertigo.

No reservations are necessary and admission is free. For more information, call (562) 438-0597 or visit www.hlalongbeachlakewood.org. Light refreshments are served.

Krikorian Signs Book

Joe Jost’s will be hosting a book signing featuring Doug Krikorian and his novel “Between the Bylines: The Life, Love and Loss of Los Angeles’s Most Colorful Sports Journalist” on April 13 from 1-4 p.m. Copies of the book will be available at the restaurant, bar and billiard hall for $21.99.

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, 10 a.m. 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.

Free Writers Event

California Writers Club of Long Beach presents: “Making Story and The Writers Journey” on Saturday, April 13, 3-5 p.m. (Networking starts at 2:30) at the Los Altos Branch Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr. The featured speaker is Wendy Hornsby, winner of the Edgar award, and author of the Maggie MacGowan and Kate Teague novel series.

All writers and the public are welcome to hear the featured speaker. For information see www.calwriterslongbeach.org.

LA Opera Talk

LA Opera Community Educator John Spears will give a presentation and discussion of Puccini’s opera Tosca on Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at the El Dorado Library. The LA Opera Lecture Series presents insightful talks that address history, literature, philosophy and fine arts within the context of opera. The series is presented by LA Opera’s Community Educators, a team of trained volunteer experts.

The LA Opera offers a chance for attendees to be entered into a drawing for an opera-related gift to be given out at the end of this free presentation. El Dorado Neighborhood Library is located at 2900 Studebaker Road. For more information on this program or other El Dorado Library services, please call (562) 570-3136 or visit www.lbpl.org.

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, April 18: Authors Gloria Harris and Hannah Cohen share tales from “Women Trailblazers of California: Pioneers to the Present.” The book highlights the stories of 40 provocative women whose lives had an important impact on their society. The authors underscore the struggles and achievements that paved the way and set positive examples for future generations of women.

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.

Children’s Day

The 18th Annual Children’s Day & Earth Day will be held April 27 with all-day kids performances. El Dorado Park Duck Pond, 2400 Studebaker Road at Willow St. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: (562) 277-7174 or fx3events.com.

Rotary Golf

Recreation Park will be hosting the 3rd Annual Long Beach Rotary Golf Championship on April 29. Entry to the event includes golf, a golf cart, range balls, lunch and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds will be used to support the Rotary Foundation and their community efforts. Check in time is at 11 a.m. with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Admission is $20 a person. Mulligan packets and raffle tickets will be sold separately. For more information, call (562) 436-8181 or visit www.rotarylongbeach.org.

Quatro de Mayo

A 5K like no other; after a running through wilderness and a few hills get rewarded with a taco and beer. Then join in the festivities of a Cinco de Mayo celebration with popular cover bands, So Cal Top DJ, silly costume contest, as well as top comedians and mariachi on Saturday, May 4, at 9 a.m.
It will be held at the Long Beach Golf Learning Center, 3701 Pacific Pl. with registration closing on Friday, May 3. For more information visit www.tacosandbeer5k.com.