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Community News

Community News

From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 6
3/21/2014




Stroke & Stress

Join Long Beach Memorial and the Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation for a seminar to learn how laughter can be a remedy to stressors associated with life changes due to stroke on Wednesday, March 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Long Beach Petroleum Club, 3636 Linden Ave. The seminar will include information about methods to cope with stress and tension positively. Free cholesterol and glucose screenings are available. Visit www.rthfoundation.org or call (888) 794-9466 to register.

Casino Night

The public is invited to “gamble on a good cause” when Hotline of Southern California holds its 25th annual casino night, “Rounding Up the Green,” on Friday, March 28 at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Ave., Cypress. More than 200 people are expected at the casino night that will feature Las Vegas-style gambling and bingo as well as a buffet dinner by Naples Rib Company. In exchange for a $45 donation, there will be silent and live auctions and an opportunity to win prizes that include restaurant gift certificates, gourmet baskets, electronics and event tickets. Purchase tickets at the door or call (562) 594-0960.

This annual fundraiser benefits Hotline of Southern California, a nonprofit agency marking its 41st year of providing free crisis counseling, information and referral to teens and adults who are struggling with financial, emotional, health and domestic problems. Hotline works behind the scenes in the Long Beach-Orange County area, assisting over 2,500 callers each month. For more information, go to www.hotlineofsocal.org.

Reflective Parenting

Join Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach for the 24th Annual Katherine White, M.D., Guest Lectureship Symposium on reflective parenting on Friday, March 28, 7 a.m.-noon. Keynote lecturer Regina Pally, M.D., will define reflective thinking, describe the steps involved in building a reflective relationship and identify three core features of a relationship that help children manage stress.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is complimentary, but space at the Houssels Forum is limited. For questions, or to register, call the Center for Health Education at (562) 933-0100.

Traffic Gridlock

KNX 1070 Newsradio will present a comprehensive and unprecedented examination of Southern California’s infamous traffic congestion that often turns the region’s freeways and streets into a continuum of parking lots. The day-long series entitled, “Driven to Gridlock: L.A.’s Never-Ending Sig Alert,” will air on Thursday, March 27 from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m. exclusively on KNX 1070 and www.cbsLA.com.

From Red Car Trolleys to cars that drive themselves, producers Charles Feldman and Laraine Herman, along with KNX 1070’s award-winning news staff, will explore the past, present and future of SoCal’s traffic situation with help from urban planners, civic leaders, technology experts, law enforcement and commuters. Podcasts and companion stories will be posted at www.cbsLA.com/gridlock and listeners can join the conversation on social media using #KNXTrafficLA.

Fashion Show

“Dames, Dolls & Flappers” is the theme for this year’s fashion show which includes a luncheon with complimentary wine, the always exciting fashion show, a live auction, silent auction and much more fun. The event is at the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday, March 29. Doors open at 10 a.m. for the silent auction and vignette display. Luncheon begins at noon and is followed by the fashion show and live auction. Price is $115 per person. Go to www.ALLB.org or call (562) 627-5650 for tickets. Net proceeds fund the mentoring programs of CAMEO Professional Auxiliary of Assistance League of Long Beach.

Millikan Fundraiser

Millikan High School Rams Baseball Boosters www.millikanrams.org is having their annual $5 car wash; free electronic waste drop-off; and document shredding (for a donation) fundraiser event on Saturday, March 29, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Millikan High School in the Palo Verde Avenue & Belen north parking lot of the campus. Personal and/or business vehicles, e-waste and documents are welcome.

Unable to participate? Please consider making a donation to “Rams Baseball Boosters” 6444 E. Spring St., #333, LB, CA 90815. Thank you for your support in the success of the baseball program. Event questions contact (562) 799-4009.

Run Seal Beach

With total registrations over 4,000 and three weeks out, Run Seal Beach on April 5 announces that the teams are in and the race is moving far ahead of schedule. Early registration for the race has expired, and there are dozens of teams which have signed up. If you haven’t, be sure to secure your runner’s bib at www.RunSealBeach.com and keep an eye out for registration and sponsorship information.

Raptor Ramble

A two-hour nature hike of the Hellman Ranch Wetlands takes place on Saturday, April 5 starting at 8 a.m. This is a great opportunity to spot some raptors such as a sea eagles and red-tailed hawks. Ecologists leading the hike will discuss the flora and fauna of the wetlands. An added bonus of the walk is the focus on the lives of the Tongva Native Americans and how they made use of the resources provided by the wetlands. Meet on the inland side of the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and 1st Street, at the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach. For more information or to RSVP, contact Elizabeth at ejlambe@verizon.net. Learn more about the wetlands at www.lcwlandtrust.org.