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Community News

Community News

From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 3
2/7/2014




Walking Tour

Long Beach Heritage reopens the East Village Walking tours on Saturday, Feb. 8. Future tours of the historic district will be given the second Saturday of each month. The East Village is home to several of the earliest “own-your-own” residential high-rises catering to elegant resort living built after World War I and the discovery of oil in the region. Victorian cottages, from as early as 1905, nestle between stunning Art Deco and Italian Renaissance commercial buildings. Tour highlights include the Broadlind Hotel, Cooper Arms, Lafayette Complex, Artaban and the Royal Hotel.

The two-hour tour begins at 10 a.m. in front of Modica’s restaurant at Ocean Blvd. and Linden Ave. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased through Pay Pal at www.lbheritage.org. Info: (562) 493-7019.

Employment Training

The Disabled Resources Center, Inc. will be offering a Peer Counseling / Stepping Stones to Employment Training class starting Tuesday, February 11. The training is 1:30-3 p.m. every Tuesday for eight weeks and will be held at 2750 E. Spring St., Suite 100.

This training will focus on interpersonal communication skills, disability etiquette, conflict resolution and can be used in a variety of work, volunteer and personal applications. Certificate upon completion.

Questions should be directed to Andrew Swinton, independent living skills / peer support coordinator, at (562) 427-1000, ext. 23. Information about the organization’s wide variety of programs and services may be found online at www.drcinc.org.

Community Watch

A Community Watch meeting for the Lakewood Village area will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Mark Twain Elementary, Clark & Centralia (entrance at the pedestrian bridge.) East PD Commander Paul LeBaron will speak.

Heirs Research

Questing Heirs Genealogical Society is holding its monthly meeting on Sunday Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. on the topic of “Civil War Presentations, History & Research” at Resurrection Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 1900 E. Carson St.

For more information call Liz Myers at (562) 598-3027 or visit www.ghgs.info.

Heart/Stroke Seminar

Join Long Beach Memorial and the Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation for the 7th Annual Women’s Heart & Stroke Seminar tailored exclusively to women on Feb. 22 in the Houssels Forum.

Blood pressure, carotid ultrasound, cholesterol and blood glucose (non-fasting) screenings start at 7:30 a.m. and the lectures at 9 a.m. Learn your risks and get information on how to prevent heart disease and stroke.

Cost: $25 (breakfast and lunch provided). When two or more register together, each ticket becomes $20 per person. Call (562) 933-0100 to register.

Parenting Workshops

Two free positive parenting workshops are offered Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. They are designed to teach positive parenting skills and techniques that can be implemented at home. Topics will include communication, conflict resolution, modeling and discipline. Call (714) 745-1535 to reserve your space as seating is limited. No children, please.