From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 19
Saturday at 7 p.m., Gatsby Books at 5535 E. Spring St. will be hosting a fundraiser for the Long Beach Poetry Festival, which happens downtown on Oct. 12 and features esteemed poets such as Tony Hoagland. On Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m., Long Beach councilwoman and mayoral hopeful, Gerrie Schipske, will present an evening of Long Beach history and sign copies of her books: Early Long Beach and Rosie the Riveter in Long Beach. Details are at www.gatsbybooks.com.
Lawn Bowling Tourney
US OPEN of Lawn Bowling is coming to Southern California Sept. 22-28 with games held in Long Beach, Laguna Beach, Newport, Irvine and other Southern California locations. Visit www.longbeachlbc.wordpress.com or www.swlawnbowls.com for more information on this event. Spectators are welcome!
Mobül, the new home mobility store in Long Beach, will be celebrating Falls Prevention Awareness Day and Active Aging Week, starting on the first day of fall, Sept. 22. The theme for this nationwide event is Preventing Falls—One Step at a Time. Every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for those aged 65 and over.
On Thursday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m., Mobül launches Mobül University with its first class, “Fall Prevention: What You Should Know” taught by Ronna Kizner, R.P.T. The class is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. Call Mobül at (562) 343-7333 to reserve your spot.
C.A.R.E. to Dine on Sept. 26 is a way of having a meal out with friends, while benefiting the only comprehensive HIV care program in Long Beach and the South Bay. Participating restaurants will donate at least 20 percent of proceeds on Sept. 26, meaning that every patron who goes out to eat will help raise funds for St. Mary Medical Center’s C.A.R.E. Program. For a list of participating restaurants, go to http://careprogram.org/events/dine.
The St. Cornelius 57th Annual Fiesta will be held Sept. 27-29 at 3330 Bellflower Blvd. Fiesta hours are Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday 2:30-10 p.m. and Sunday 1-8 p.m.
Each evening will feature live entertainment from the “Ragdolls” and the “Jim Nichols Band.” The Fiesta, which benefits the school, begins Friday with the popular BBQ Tri-Tip Dinner at 5 p.m. and Divine Wine Tasting, which will begin at 7 p.m. On Saturday, a Silent Auction will be held from 2:30-9 p.m. Finally, on Sunday, beginning at 9 a.m.: NFL Sunday Brunch, Annual Fiesta Craft Fair and $2,000 Major Prize Drawing. For more information call the school office at (562) 425-7813.
OLR 60 Years
Our Lady of Refuge Catholic School (OLR) celebrates 60 years of excellence in education! OLR School, parish and alumni will host a dinner dance on Saturday, Sept. 28. The festivities, which are to be held in the parish auditorium, will take place at 6:30 p.m. following the 5:30 mass. Music will be provided by the Elm Street Band. The cost for adults is $10 and children are $5.
The evening promises to be one to be remembered as OLR welcomes back its very first principal, Mother Calista, who is 101 years old. Mother Calista, now known as Sr. Elizabeth, and others from the Sisters of St. Louis Order will be in attendance as honored guests. For more information, contact Janis Krantz, event chairperson, at email@example.com or call (714) 745-4380.
Lawn Bowling Class
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSULB is offering an introductory lawn bowling class this fall semester. The class begins Oct. 2 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. The class will be held at Long Beach Lawn Bowling Club at the corner of Park Ave. and Anaheim St. in Recreation Park. The club offers three greens, a clubhouse, patio dining area and a social environment enhanced by the California sun and sea breezes. Info: (970) 217-8647 or visit www.longbeachlbc.wordpress.com.
Teen Girl Bullying
The Junior League of Long Beach (JLLB), in partnership with the Long Beach Public Library, is presenting a film and discussion to bring awareness to the effects of meanness among teen and pre-teen girls. The no-cost event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Main Library, 211 East Ocean Boulevard. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Sept. 27.
The film, “Finding Kind,” is a girl-focused, anti-bullying documentary geared towards ages 12-16. It follows filmmakers Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson as they travel across America, interviewing women and girls about the “mean girl” phenomenon.
Walk Like MADD
Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell and City Prosecutor Doug Haubert are urging the public to “Walk Like MADD” on Oct. 5. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at Granada Beach in Long Beach.
On that date, over 1,000 walkers are expected to participate in a community-driven 5k walk/run organized by the Los Angeles County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), a nonprofit organization that provides service for crime victims at no charge.
You don’t need to join MADD to participate - anyone can walk in the 5K. MADD’s low participation price, just $20 per person, means the entire family can walk together. Please visit www.walklikemadd.org to register, donate or get more information.
The Immune Deficiency Foundation is hosting a Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency at El Dorado East Regional Park on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m. Registration is now open. The mile walk will serve as an opportunity to join the immunodeficiency community together and raise funds and awareness about primary immunodeficiency diseases. All proceeds benefit IDF.
Events of the day will include a mission moment where IDF patients and supporters will take part in a ceremonial “breaking of the bubble” along with an exhibition area, door prizes and more. Register at: http://idf.donordrive.com/