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Community News

Community News

From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 21
10/18/2013




Job Creation

“Getting Back To Work 2013: Summit on Good Job Creation and Small Business in Long Beach” is being held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The public is invited to join a day of networking, workshops, panel discussions, and resources to help small businesses and job seekers in Long Beach.

The summit also features a policy luncheon, themed “Strategies for Local Economic Empowerment: A discussion on policies, partnerships, and best practices to strengthen and sustain our local economy.” RSVP (562) 570-6137.

MOMS Club

The MOMS Club of Long Beach is hosting an open house on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Wardlow Park, located at 3457 Stanbridge Ave. from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Bring your families, get to know us and maybe join our club. There will be plenty to eat and drink. We are also having a costume parade, craft table and piñata for the kids. Make sure your kids wear a costume.

Health Care Reform

On Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to noon, the League of Women Voters Long Beach will co-host an informational meeting on the Affordable Healthcare Act. The meeting will feature a panel including Diane Stanton, deputy director of external affairs for Covered California, which is charged with implementing “Obamacare” for the state, and Anthony Ly and Cheryl Barrit of the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.

DHHS is playing a critical role in the outreach efforts, and will provide practical information on eligibility and enrollment, while Covered California will provide an update on implementation efforts. The meeting will be at the City of Long Beach Miller Family Health Education Center, located at 3820 Cherry Ave.

Fearful Weekend

The Youth Center dares you to come and face your very worst fears at the 4th annual Haunted House today through this Sunday 6-9 p.m. at 10909 Oak St. in Los Alamitos. Pictures will be taken for all willing to come out, if they dare. Tickets are on sale for $5 for one maze or $6 for two. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Community Relations Director Lisa Lee at (562) 493-4043 or online at lisa@theyouthcenter.org.

Duke at Future Focus

Former California Governor George Deukmejian will speak at the forum Future Focus on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel. “We are very excited and honored to have Former Governor Deukmejian as our speaker. We look forward to his reflections on his career of public service,” said Rabbi Steven Moskowitz.

Members of the community are invited to attend at no cost. However, seating is limited and reservations are required. To make your reservation, email FutureFocus@tilb.org.

Candidate for Gov

The Lincoln Club of Long Beach will hold its Thursday, Oct. 24, noon luncheon meeting at 6201 E. Appian Way. Speaker is Gubernatorial Candidate, Neel Kashkari. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for guests. RSVP is required to dkla1@verizon.net or call (562) 439 9390.

Community Support

Community Hospital Long Beach Foundation has launched a campaign to purchase a new UltraSound System. The total cost is $175,000 and gifts totaling $34,000 have been given or pledged to date. Thursday, Oct. 31 is the funding deadline. The UltraSound System performs echocardiograms and stress echoes. It also detects alterations in pulmonary circulation, detects enlarged hearts and more.

Supporters can donate at www.chlbfoundation.org or call (562) 494-0576 for more details.

Cemetery Tour

The Historical Society of Long Beach (HSLB) presents its 18th annual historical tour of the two oldest cemeteries in the city on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Cemetery Tour is a unique daytime family event. Visitors are taken back in time to learn about Long Beach and its history through the voices of those “residing” in the cemeteries. Tickets ($20 and under) can only be purchased on the day of the event at Sunnyside Cemetery (1095 Willow Ave.) from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon using cash, check or credit cards.

The Cemetery Tour is the signature fundraising event of the HSLB, a non-profit organization. Those who would like to volunteer for or learn more about this event should visit www.hslb.org or call the HSLB at (562) 424-2220.

League Bazaar

The Children’s Benefit League, an organization that has been aiding medically needy children since 1946 in Long Beach, will host its bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Christ Lutheran Church, 6500 Stearns St. Items available include garden items and plants, jewelry, holiday items, baked goods, a variety of vendors, rummage items, an opportunity drawing and a silent auction. A $5 lunch will also be available. For information, call (562) 429-3093.

Gardening Expo

The 4th Annual Maximum Yield Long Beach Indoor Gardening Expo will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center on Sunday, October 27, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 (children under 12 free). It features over 120 international exhibitors showcasing the latest gardening products, technologies and trends. Expert advice, free samples, door prizes and more are all in store for you at Hall B & C. Info: (250) 729-2677 or visit www.indoorgardeningexpo.com.

Gift Boutique

Assistance League of Long Beach will repeat its popular Holiday Gift Boutique. The boutique showcases fabulous merchandise from a collection of select vendors. You can shop for decorative home accessories, gourmet foods, jewelry, purses, stationery, tabletop items, charming gifts, holiday décor and more. Thursday, Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 6220 E. Spring St. Info: (562) 627-5650 or visit www.ALLB.org.

Millikan Fundraiser

Millikan High School “Rams Baseball Boosters” annual car wash, pancake breakfast, e-waste drop-off; document shredding and can food collection – an all in one fundraiser and community service event – takes place on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Millikan’s north campus parking lot. The fundraising is to cover the baseball programs’ expenses for the 2014 spring season. For those unable to attend, checks can be made payable to “RAM Baseball Boosters” P.O. Box 333, 6444 E. Spring Street, LB 90808. Event questions please call (562) 799-4009.