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Community News

Community News

From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 18
9/5/2014




Get to Know AAUW

American Association of University Women begins a series of mission-based programs centered around a “Unity” theme on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Grace First Presbyterian Church, 3955 Studebaker Rd. “Getting to Know AAUW” will showcase the branch’s projects such as S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) an after-school seminar for middle-school girls featuring young women speaking about their careers; Tech Trek, a week-long, summer camp for middle-school girls at University of California, Irvine; and interest groups ranging from antiques and collectibles, book groups, bridge groups, cultural adventures to residential rentals.

A continental breakfast will be offered for $10 at 9 a.m., short business meeting at 10 a.m. followed by the program at 11 a.m. RSVP to Judith Kaho at (562) 429-2790.

25th Annual Car Show

People from all over California will come to enjoy the Belmont Shore Car show on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. What makes this car show unique is its location. Taking place on the usually busy Second Street (driven by an estimated 40,000 vehicles per day), attendees have the opportunity to intermix shopping and dining with viewing the gorgeous automobiles. Open to 1975 and earlier vehicles, you can expect to find some of the first automobiles ever made as well as classic roadsters, coupes, sedans, convertibles, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and low riders from the 1920s through the mid 1970s. Many cars are one-of-a-kind, limited editions or customized.

East Second Street from Livingstone to Bay Shore and intersecting side streets from Quincy Avenue to Claremont Avenue will be closed to traffic from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until 2nd St. is cleared to open.
Bayshore will be open to traffic. Park at the Ocean Ave. beach lots and the marine lot off Appian Way. For more information, visit www.BelmontShore.org.

Hearing Thru a Dog

Camille Jenkins and her hearing dog, Rico, will be speakers at the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter on Thursday, Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m., Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood. Jenkins received Rico from the Sam Simon Foundation, a rescue dog training program for people with hearing loss. Rico will show the audience how he helps Jenkins to “hear” the door bell ringing, phone ringing, tea kettle boiling and much more.

In addition, Chuck Owens, CEO of InnoCaption, will explain a new captioning capability using smartphones. InnoCaption is revolutionizing how the deaf and hard of hearing communicate by making it possible to use the smartphone as it was intended – accessible, convenient and mobile.

No reservations are necessary and admission is free. For more information, call (562) 438-0597 or visit www.hlalongbeachlakewood.org. Light refreshments are served.

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 Sept. 17 and 18, savoring food from around the globe, and listening to talented local musicians as you stroll with your family, friends, and dogs.

As you stroll 2nd Street, savor foods like: tacos, sushi, chicken tawook, falafel, and tri tip sandwiches and much more. Pasta dishes include: fettuccine au gratin, pasta Bolognese, scampi in lobster cream sauce and pizza. Desserts include: mini cupcakes, gelato, crepes, cookies, dessert bars, cheesecake and more. Feel free to stop by and cool down with some Thai iced tea, iced green tea, iced coffee, or event a delicious smoothie. For more information, visit www.BelmontShore.org or call (562) 434-3066

Stiletto Race

Out Flow America is sponsoring the 1st Annual Stiletto Fun Run & Women/Men’s Race of Southern California on Sept. 20 in Long Beach. Out Flow is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and helping children and their families who are affected with HIV/AIDS and other debilitating diseases. All OFI services are free to the children and their families. The .5K Race will begin at Long Beach Blvd. and 1st St. and end at Linden Ave. and 1st St. Entry fees: Fun Run Race is $50 and begins at 10:30 a.m., the Women’s Race is $75 and begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Men’s Race is $75 and begins at 12 noon.

Event check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. Winners of the Women/Men’s Races each receive a free vacation cruise for two. For more information, to register or volunteer log onto www.outflowamerica.org, www.stilettoraceofsocal.com or call (562) 494-4300.