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Community News

Community News

From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 25
12/13/2013




Republican Women

Long Beach Republican Women Federated celebrates 60 years on Saturday, Dec. 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at The Grand. A number of previous club presidents, local candidates, area elected officials and staff will join club members and associate members to celebrate the group’s history in Long Beach and to look ahead.

Men and not-yet members are encouraged to attend. Brunch cost is $25. RSVP tinamthompson@hotmail.com or call (562) 260-5601.
Long Beach Republican Women Federated develops trained activists and community leaders through a series of educational and involvement activities. The club has 150 members and 20 associate members. Informative and engaging meetings are held monthly. Visit www.LongBeachRepublicanWomen.com for more information.

Fundraiser

The Committee of 300 will hold its annual Charity Fundraising /Christmas Holiday Party on Monday, Dec. 16, at Gladstone’s Restaurant, 330 S. Pine Ave., 6-9 p.m. The public is invited to share in the festivities, with proceeds supporting the Long Beach Police Foundation. There will be a silent auction and an opportunity drawing for items donated by local businesses and organizations. Special guests will be Mayor Bob Foster and Police Chief Jim McDonnell.

For additional information, please contact the Committee of 300 at (562) 981-9200 or e-mail office@redcoat.com. The Committee of 300 is an all-volunteer, non-profit community service organization dedicated to promoting and serving the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and the city of Long Beach.

MLK Celebration

The 26th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Parade Celebration will take place on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s theme is “50 Years Strong and the Dream Lives On.” On Saturday morning the parade will begin on Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue intersecting Anaheim Street, and is followed by a multi-cultural celebration at King Park located at 1950 Lemon Ave. The celebration will be filled with music and dance performances, a children and teen area filled with carnival rides and give-a-ways. There will be lots of food, general merchandise vending booths, and community services information, as well as a Health Pavilion that will provide a number of free health tests.

Last year, the celebration attracted over 25,000 people that participated in the parade and visited the park. This year, the week long celebration will attract cultures from all over Long Beach to continue the legacy and teachings of a great leader, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more info call (562) 570-6816.

Solar Grand Prix

The deadline for Long Beach student teams to register for the Fifth Annual Solar Grand Prix has been extended to Wednesday, Dec. 18. Students grades 6-12 will race solar-powered model cars they have designed, powered only by the sun. The event is expected to attract over 1,000 family members, friends, and fans who will gather to watch the cars race on a 20 meter (65 foot) track in a series of head to head elimination rounds on March 8 at El Dorado Park.

For more information about the Solar Grand Prix, or to volunteer on the event day, contact Haley Mizushima, project coordinator, in the office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, (562) 570-6932 or haley.mizushima@longbeach.gov. Further information concerning the Solar Grand Prix, including materials for teachers, can be obtained at: http://www.longbeach.gov/district5/solargrandprix/default.asp.