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Community News

Community News

From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 14
7/11/2014




Heart Health Cycle
Heels for Hearts, part of the Center for Women’s Cardiac Health & Research at Long Beach Memorial, is partnering with the Beach Babe Classic for a cycling event that goes from Long Beach to Huntington with routes of 15 or 38 miles on Sunday, July 13 at 7 a.m. at Shoreline Aquatic Park.
Participants can donate directly to the Center or create a fundraising page. Register at CaliforniaGirlSeries.com and enter code LBBABE for 30% off.

Greatest Escape
The Pacific Meso Center presents the 2nd Annual “The Greatest Escape” motorcycle ride on Sunday, August 3, to benefit victims of mesothelioma.
The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. at Bartels’ Harley Davidson in Marina Del Rey, CA. with giveaways and breakfast. At 10 a.m.
Grand Marshal Perry King will escort the participants to the Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, CA. for a BBQ lunch, craft beer, a concert by The Walking Phoenixes and prizes. Registration is open at thegreatestescape.org.

Mobile Aquarium!
July’s Second Sunday event in Virginia Village features the Aquarium on Wheels from the Aquarium of the Pacific, as well as a mobile video gaming lounge and the Safe Moves Bike Rodeo for children. There will also be art and music up and down the street. As always, the event is open to the public and free of charge 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 13 on Long Beach Boulevard between 53rd and 56th Streets, a business corridor in North Long Beach.
July’s event is co-sponsored by Councilmember Austin, Long Beach Airport, the Aquarium of the Pacific, Cultural Alliance Long Beach and the Virginia Village Business Association. For more information, visit www.longbeach.gov/district8, or contact Councilmember Austin’s office at (562) 570-6685 or district8@longbeach.gov.

Stroll & Savor
Belmont Shore’s most popular event is a summer long “taste of Belmont Shore,” with over 40 restaurants offering the best of their menus. Enjoy an evening strolling 2nd Street, savoring food from around the globe and listening to talented local musicians as you stroll with your family, friends, and dogs on July 16 and 17.
You can purchase tickets at The Beach on 2nd, Blue Windows, Francesca’s, LaStrada, Polly’s Coffee, Salon Soma, Shore Business Center, Sweet Jill’s and in front of CHASE BANK the night of event. The cost is $10 for a book of 12 tickets. Live Entertainment from local bands. For more information, visit www.BelmontShore.org or call (562) 434-3066

Cuban Festival
After an absence of three years, the LA Cuban Festival returns to Long Beach Sunday July 13 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Rainbow Lagoon Park, across from Shoreline Village. A day of culture, food and music celebrating Cuban culture in what has become Southern California’s biggest Cuban festival.
This year the festival will be headlined by salsa superstar and Grammy winner Issac Delgado with hits such as “La Mujer Que Mas te Duele” and “No Vale la Pena.” The event will also feature Miami-based Timba sensation “Timbalive” with hits such as “Como Miami No Hay Na” and “Llego Mi Pasaporte”. The group is in the middle of a world-wide tour with stops all over the US, Europe, Russia and China.
Pre-sale tickets are $30 and VIP tickets are $45 available online at www.fiestalegre.net.

Association Meeting
The Stearns Park Neighborhood Association is hosting a neighborhood meeting on July 17 at the Stearns Championship Park Community Center in the social hall. Please arrive at 6:30 as the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Topics will be neighborhood issues as in street repair, mosquito season information, and more. Guest speakers will be in attendance to answer questions for the neighborhood regarding various issues and concerns. If you have any questions regarding the meeting please call Alexis Amador Marrero at (562) 716-6829.

Sand Sculpture
Rotaract Long Beach will be hosting a free, public sand sculpture building workshop at Granada Beach on Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The workshop will be part of the Love Long Beach Festival hosted by Alfredo’s Beach Shack. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the top sand sculpting techniques from professional sand sculptor Kent Trollen, who will be coordinating the sculpture centerpiece at the 82nd Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest, a two-day charity competition taking place in Long Beach on August 16-17, 2014.
To register as a team for the Great Sand Sculpture Contest, sign up at http://lbsandcastle.com or contact Rotaract Long Beach at gssc@rotaractlb.org.

Rock & Roll
If you like 50s and 60s rock & roll, come to Pikes Restaurant and Bar, 11272 Los Alamitos Blvd. on Sunday, July 20 at 3 p.m. to hear Steve Propes as he shares the music, stories about the artists and songs with Bill Gardner, host of KPFK’s Rhapsody in Black. Call (562) 431-8511 for more information.

Lincoln Club
John Goya, candidate for 70th Assembly District will be the guest speaker at the Long Beach Lincoln Club noon luncheon on Thursday, July 24th at 6201 Appian Way. Goya is COO of West Ocean MD and has 27 years of business experience and has goals to have the state become more business friendly and bring more quality jobs to California. Cost is $35 and RSVP is required to dkla1@verizon.net or call (562) 439 9390.

Miniature Golf
Warrior Hearted Special Children’s Foundation is hosting a buddy miniature golf tournament, a charitable event on Saturday, July 26 at Boomers in Fountain Valley. Check in is at 9:30 a.m. The organization addresses the special needs community together through activity that helps these children develop motor skills, cognitive abilities and enhance their social skills through play.
Sign up at www.stayclassy.org/buddygolf14 by July 12 to receive a 10 percent discount off the $20 admission price using code “buddygolf14.” Admission includes golf for one child and lunch of pizza and soft drinks for both child and buddy. For any questions contact info@warriorhearted.org.

Stroke & Sleep Apnea
Join Long Beach Memorial and the Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation for a seminar highlighting the relationship between stroke and sleep apnea on Wednesday, July 30, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Long Beach Petroleum Club. Free blood pressure and cholesterol/glucose screenings are available. Visit rthfoundation.org or call (888) 794-9466 to register.

Mayor-Elect Inaugural
A new website that shows all the activities for the 2014 Long Beach inaugural ceremonies and events has been announced by the Transition Team for Long Beach Mayor-elect Robert Garcia.
The website, www.celebratelongbeachinaugurations.com, provides information on inaugural events beginning on Saturday, July 12, with a day of service tree planting in North Long Beach. On Tuesday, July 15, at 8 a.m., there will be an interfaith prayer service at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church The ceremonial swearing-in of all newly elected Long Beach officials will be held at the Terrace Theater on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.; and an inaugural celebration and reception at the Pacific Ballroom in the Long Beach Arena will follow at 7 p.m.

Rummage Sale
Shop for great finds and delightful treasures at a large rummage sale on Friday and Saturday, July 25 & 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Covenant Presbyterian Church, 607 E. 3rd St. Proceeds benefit Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center. Individuals wanting to purchase their own sales space at the rummage sale may do so by pre-registering at (562) 437-0958, Ext. 25 and paying a fee of $20 by Thursday, July 24. Donations of clean and usable clothing, toys, household items, etc., are welcome and will be accepted through Wednesday, July 23. Please drop off articles at the Center.
Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center is a successful after school drop-in program and 501(c)(3) organization. Purchases and registration fees will help provide academic support, mentoring, cultural enrichment, arts, sports, recreation and nutrition for over 400 inner city children and youth in downtown Long Beach.