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Community News

Community News

From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 17
8/23/2013




Journeys thru Grief

Join the spiritual care team at Long Beach Memorial for “Journeys through Grief,” a focused, short-term group that provides support for adults that are grieving the death of an adult loved one. Come to a safe space to share the stories of your loved ones, hear others’ stories and experience time with others who understand what you are going through.

The next 8-week session will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Call (562) 933-1450 for registration information.

Wetlands Walk

Two ecologists will lead a nature walk through the Long Beach wetlands on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 8 a.m. Many creatures reside in the wetlands: sea eagles hunt for fish, an owl makes his home in the ground, a group of sea turtles has taken up residence where the Haynes Power Plant discharges warm water into the San Gabriel River. Learn about and look for the creatures 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 Highway and 1st Street, at the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach. Please RSVP to Elizabeth at ejlambe@verizon.net.

Day Trippers

The Long Beach Latino Club has planned a day trip on (DATE) to Olvera Street, the birthplace of Los Angeles, then a picnic lunch and visit to the new Visitors Center and Gardens prior to taking a tour of Rancho Los Cerritos. Price is $28, until Sept. 4, including admissions, hot chocolate, picnic lunch, gratuities and bus transportation. Departs from the LB Senior Center and Houghton Park. Info: (562) 570-3514.

iWalk 4 Kids

Join Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach for its 2nd Annual iWalk …4 Kids to support the critical programs, services and research initiatives that support infants, kids, teens and expectant moms on Sunday, Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m. The three-mile walk will begin at the Harry Bridges Memorial Park, 1126 Queens Hwy. and circle over the Queensway Bridge and Shoreline Aquatic Park. Discounted event parking will be available in the Queen Mary Parking Lot.

A Family FunFest will conclude the walk and will feature live entertainment, kids’ activities and carnival booths for children of all ages. Registration is $25. You can register and support a walker or walking team at www.iWalk4Kids.org. Info: (562) 933-1670.

C.A.R.E. to Dine

The idea behind the single-day event is simple and effective: dine out; fight AIDS. Participating restaurants will donate 20 percent or more of food, beverage and alcohol sales on Sept. 26 to benefit clients of the Comprehensive AIDS Resource & Education Program (C.A.R.E.), at St. Mary Medical Center.

C.A.R.E. to Dine participants will fill participating restaurants on Sept. 26. Restaurants will benefit from increased sales and exposure to many new, first-time customers and donated funds will stay in the Long Beach community to be used for local medical & dental care, case management, food pantries and other essential AIDS services.

The C.A.R.E. to Dine Committee is looking for participating restaurateurs and people who would like to dine out the evening of Sept. 26. For more information, please contact Jay Villarreal at (562) 624-4987 or John Blasco at (562) 624-4915. Participating restaurants are listed at http://careprogram.org/events/dine.

Volunteers Needed

The MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute (TCI) at Long Beach Memorial is looking for volunteers. TCI volunteers support cancer patients, family and staff in providing assistance, comfort and way-finding. If you are interested in volunteering, applications are now being accepted. For information, call volunteer services at (562) 933-1617 or apply online at MemorialCare.org/LBVolunteers.